RNDr. Bohumil Frantál, Ph.D.

    Senior Research Scientist, Deputy Head of the Department
    Vice Chairman of the Institution Board


ORCID: 0000-0003-3999-4447

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    Fields of Specialty
  • Energy geographies: renewable energy development and land-use conflicts
  • Urban renewal and brownfields regeneration processes
  • Time geographies: spatial models of behavior


    2014 Ph.D. (Philosophiae doctor) in Regional Geography and Regional Development, Masaryk University in Brno, Faculty of Science

    2009 RNDr. (Dr. of natural sciences) in Regional Geography and Regional Development, Masaryk University in Brno, Faculty of Science

    2007 Mgr. (MA) in Sociology/Andragogy, Palacký University Olomouc, Philosophical Faculty

    1999 Bc. (BA) in Sociology/Social Policy, Masaryk University in Brno, Faculty of Social Studies

Professional career

    Since 2002 Institute of Geonics, The Czech Academy of Sciences, Department of Environmental Geography, Brno (researcher, research scientist /since 2014/, senior research scientist /since 2017/)

    Since 2009 Palacký University Olomouc, Faculty of Science (researcher /2009-2012/, lecturer /2012-2014/, senior researcher /since 2015/)

Selected research projects

Selected publications (since 2015)

Papers in peer-reviewed journals (ISI/WOS)

  • Klapka, P., Ellegård, K., Frantál, B. (2020): What about Time-Geography in the post-Covid-19 era? Moravian Geographical Reports, 28(4): 238–247. Doi: 10.2478/mgr-2020-0017 (IF 2019 = 2.479)
  • Trojan, J., Schade, S., Lemmens, R., Frantál, B. (2019): Citizen science as a new approach in Geography and beyond: Review and reflections. Moravian Geographical Reports, 27(4): 254–264. Doi: 10.2478/mgr-2019-0020 (IF 2019 = 2.479)
  • Frantál, B., Nováková, E. (2019): On the spatial differentiation of energy transitions: Exploring determinants of uneven wind energy developments in the Czech Republic. Moravian Geographical Reports, 27(2): 79–91. Doi: 10.2478/mgr-2019-0007 (IF 2019 = 2.479)
  • Frantál B., Van der Horst, D., Martinát, S., Schmitz, S., Teschner, N., Silva, L., Golobic, M., Roth, M. (2018): Spatial targeting, synergies and scale: Exploring the criteria of smart practices for siting renewable energy projects. Energy Policy, 120: 85–93. Doi: 10.1016/j.enpol.2018.05.031 (IF 2018 = 4.88)
  • Klusáček, P., Alexandrescu, F., Osman, R., Malý, J., Kunc, J., Dvořák, P., Frantál, B., Havlíček, M., Krejčí, T., Martinát, S., Skokanová, H., Trojan, J. (2018): Good governance as a strategic choice in brownfield regeneration: Regional dynamics from the Czech Republic. Land Use Policy, 73: 29–39. Doi: 10.1016/j.landusepol.2018.01.007 (IF 2018 = 3.573)
  • Frantál, B., Bevk, T., van Veelen, B., Hărmănescu, M., Benediktsson, K. (2017): The importance of on–site evaluation for placing renewable energy in the landscape: A case study of the Búrfell wind farm (Iceland). Moravian Geographical Reports, 25(4): 234–247. Doi: 10.1515/Mgr–2017–0020 (IF 2017 = 1.435)
  • Frantál, B., Urbánková, R. (2017): Energy tourism: An emerging field of study. Current Issues in Tourism, 20(13): 1395–1412. Doi: 10.1080/13683500.2014.987734 (IF 2017 = 3.462)
  • Duží, B., Frantál, B., Simon Rojo, M. (2017): The geography of urban agriculture. New trends and challenges. Moravian Geographical Reports, 25(3): 130–138. Doi: 10.1515/mgr-2017-0012 (IF 2017 = 1.435)
  • Alexandrescu, F., Klusáček, P., Bartke, S., Osman, R., Frantál, B., Martinát, S., Kunc, J., Pizzol, L., Zabeo, A., Giubilato, E., Critto, A., Bleicher, A. (2017): Actor networks and the construction of applicable knowledge: the case of the Timbre Brownfield Prioritization Tool. Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy, 19(5): 1323–1334. Doi: 10.1007/s10098–016–1331–8 (IF 2017 = 2.337)
  • Frantál, B., Malý, J. (2017): Close or renew? Factors affecting local community support for rebuilding nuclear power plants in the Czech Republic. Energy Policy, 104: 134–143. Doi: 10.1016/j.enpol.2017.01.048 (IF 2017 = 4.039)
  • Frantál, B., Malý, J., Ouředníček, M., Nemeškal, J. (2016): Distance matters. Assessing socioeconomic impacts of the Dukovany nuclear power plant in the Czech Republic: Local perceptions and statistical evidence. Moravian Geographical Reports, 24(1): 2–13. Sciendo (IF 2016 = 2.149)
  • Bartke, S., Martinát, S., Klusáček, P., Pizzol, L., Alexandrescu, F., Frantál, B., Critto, A., Zabeo, A. (2016): Targeted selection of brownfields from portfolios for sustainable regeneration: User experiences from five cases testing the Timbre Brownfield Prioritization Tool. Journal of Environmental Management, 184: 94–107. Doi: 10.1016/j.jenvman.2016.07.037 (IF 2016 = 4.010)
  • Martinát, S., Navrátil, J., Dvořák, P., Van der Horst, D., Klusáček, P., Kunc, J., Frantál, B. (2016): Where AD plants wildly grow: the spatio-temporal diffusion of agricultural biogas production in the Czech Republic. Renewable Energy, 95: 85–97. Doi: 10.1016/j.renene.2016.03.077 (IF 2016 = 4.357)
  • Pizzol, L., Zabeo, A., Klusáček, P., Giubilato, E., Critto, A., Frantál, B., Martinát, S., Kunc, J., Osman, R., Bartke, S. (2016): Timbre Brownfield Prioritization Tool to support effective brownfield regeneration. Journal of Environmental Management, 116: 178–192. Doi: 10.1016/j.jenvman.2015.09.030 (IF 2016 = 4.010)
  • Frantál, B., Greer–Wootten, B., Klusáček, P., Krejčí, T., Kunc, J., Martinát, S. (2015): Exploring Spatial Patterns of Urban Brownfields Regeneration: The Case of Brno, Czech Republic. Cities, 44: 9–18. Doi: 10.1016/j.cities.2014.12.007 (IF 2015 = 2.051)

Books and chapters in books

  • Roth, M., Eiter, S., Röhner, S., Kruse, A., Schmitz, S., Frantál, B., Centeri, C., Frolova, M., Buchecker, M., Stober, D., Karan, I., & Van der Horst, D. (Eds.) (2018). Renewable Energy and Landscape Quality. 296 pp. Jovis.  https://www.jovis.de/en/books/product/renewable-energy-and-landscape-quality.html
  • Frantál, B. (2017). Under the curse of coal. In S. Bouzarovski, M. J. Pasqualetti, & V. C. Broto (Eds.), The Routledge Research Companion to Energy Geographies (pp. 200–216). Routledge. Doi: 10.4324/9781315612928-13
  • Frantál, B. (2014). Energy, tourism. In J. Jafari & H. Xiao (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Tourism (pp. 1–2). Springer International Publishing. Doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-01669-6_441-1

Memberships, Honorable Positions and External activities

  • Executive Editor of Moravian Geographical Reports (WOS indexed journal) (since 2009)
  • Member of the International Landscape Research Group (since 2013)
  • Member of the Working Group 2 on Smart Consumption of the project “Energy Social sciences & Humanities Innovation Forum Targeting the SET-Plan” (Energy-SHIFTS) (H2020, 826025, 2020–2021)
  • Member of the panel of external experts for the project “eXtremOS: Value of flexibility in the context of the European energy market coupling under extreme technological, regulatory and societal developments“ (funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi), 2018–2020)
  • Organizer of thematic Paper Sessions at the Annual Meetings of the American Association of Geographers (AAG) in Los Angeles 2013 and New Orleans 2018
  • Peer-reviewer for leading WOS journals, e.g., Nature Energy, Energy Policy, Land Use Policy, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Journal of Cleaner Production, Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, Cities, Energy Research & Social Science, Rural Sociology, Resources Policy, etc.