Mgr. Barbora Duží, Ph.D.

    Research Scientist
ResearcherID: AAL-5297-2021

ORCID: 0000-0003-4250-0196

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    Fields of Specialty
  • Societal and geographical aspects of food systems
  • Societal adaptation to climate change
  • Environmental education and raising of public awareness


    2014 Ph.D. in Applied and landscape ecology, Mendel University Brno, Faculty of Agriculture

    2011 Environmental educating, Pedagogical Specialization, Palacky University Olomouc

    2002 Mgr. (MA) in Environmental Studies, Masaryk University in Brno, Faculty of Social Studies

    1998 Bc. in Librarianship and Information Science, Silesian University Opava, Faculty of Philosophy and Nature

Professional career

    since 2015 Institute of Geonics, The Czech Academy of Sciences, Department of Environmental Geography, Brno (research scientist)

    2012—2014 Global Change Research Centre, The Czech Academy of Sciences, Department of Adaptation Strategies (researcher)

    2002—2012 Education and Information Centre of the White Carpathian Mountains, Veselí nad Moravou (Environmental counsellor and lecturer, tourist guide)

Selected research projects

    2022—2026 European Citizen Science (Horizon Europe Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, 101058509)

    2022—2025 COST Action CA20138: Network on water-energy-food nexus for a low-carbon economy in Europe and beyond – NEXUSNET, member of Management Comitee,

    2020—2024 Foods for the Future (The Czech Academy of Sciences), principal investigator and coordinator,              

    2020—2023 Strengthening rural resilience via empowerement of local stakeholders and land owners (Technology Agency of the Czech Republic, TL03000007), member of research team,

    2020—2022 The nature and dynamics of local land use conflicts in a polyrational arena (Czech Science Foundation, 20-11782S), member of research team,

    2018—2020 Geographical aspects of Citizen Science: identification of the trends, scientific potential and social impacts in the Czech Republic (INTER-EXCELLENCE, INTER-COST, LTC18067), member of research team,

    2016—2020 Citizen Science to promote creativity, scientific literacy, and innovation throughout Europe (COST Association COST Action CA15212), member of research team,

Selected publications (since 2015)

Papers in peer-reviewed journals (ISI/WOS)

  • Smutná, Z., Vávra, J., Duží, B. (2024): An insight into market and non-market alternative food networks in Czechia during Covid-19 and beyond. Frontiers in Nutrition, 11, 1327308. Doi: 10.3389/fnut.2024.1327308 (IF 2022 = 5)
  • Duží, B., Fanfani, D., Martinát, S. (2023): Evolving local agrifood initiatives within a territorial agrifood system: the case of Prato Province, Italy. Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems, 47:2, 239–272. Doi: 10.1080/21683565.2022.2138673 (IF 2022 = 2.6)
  • Millard, J., Sturla, A., Smutná, Z., Duží, B., Janssen, M., Vávra, J. (2022): European Food Systems in a Regional Perspective: A Comparative Study of the Effect of COVID-19 on Households and City-Region Food Systems. Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems, 6: 844170. Doi: 10.3389/fsufs.2022.844170 (IF 2022 = 4.7)
  • Fanfani, D., Duží, B., Mancino, M., Rovai M. (2022): Multiple evaluation of urban and peri-urban agriculture and its relation to spatial planning: The case of Prato territory (Italy) Sustainable Cities and Society, 79: 103636. Doi: 10.1016/j.scs.2021.103636 (IF 2022 = 11.7)
  • Hruška, V., Konečný, O., Smutná, Z., Duží, B. (2020): Evolution of alternative food networks in an old industrial region of Czechia. Erdkunde, 74(2): 143–159. Doi: 10.3112/erdkunde.2020.02.04 (IF 2019 = 1.639)
  • Duží, B., Osman, R., Lehejček, J., Nováková, E., Taraba, P., Trojan, J. (2019): Exploring citizen science in post-socialist space: Uncovering its hidden character in the Czech Republic. Moravian Geographical Reports, 27(4): 241–253. Doi: 10.2478/mgr-2019-0019 (IF 2019 = 2.479)
  • Vávra, J., Megyesi, B., Duží, B., Craig, T., Klufová, R., Lapka, M., Cudlínová, E. (2018): Food Self-provisioning in Europe: An Exploration of Sociodemographic Factores in Five Regions. Rural Sociology, 83(2): 431–461. Doi: 10.1111/ruso.12180 (IF 2018 = 1.87)
  • Tóth, A., Duží, B., Vávra, J., Supuka, J., Bihuňová, M., Halajová, D., Martinát, S., Nováková, E. (2018): Changing patterns of allotment gardening in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Nature and Culture, 13(1): 162–188. Doi: 10.3167/nc.2018.130108 (IF 2018 = 0.724)
  • 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)
  • Stojanov, R., Bureš, O., Duží, B. (2017): Migration and development policies: The state of affairs before the 2015 European migration crises in the Czech Republic and its current implications. Communist and Post-Communist Studies, 50(3): 169–181. Doi: 10.1016/j.postcomstud.2017.06.002 (IF 2017 = 0.722)
  • Stojanov, R., Boas, I., Kelman, I., Duží, B. (2017): Local expert experiences and perceptions of environmentally induced migration from Bangladesh to India. Asia Pacific Viewpoint, 58(3): 347–361. Doi: 10.1111/apv.12156 (IF 2017 = 1.377)
  • Stojanov, R., Duží, B., Kelman, I., Němec, D., Procházka. D. (2017): Local perceptions of climate change impacts and migration patterns in Male, Maldives. The Geographical Journal, 183(4): 370–385. Doi: 10.1111/geoj.12177 (IF 2016 = 3.132)
  • Stojanov, R., Duží, B., Daněk, T., Němec, D., Procházka, D. (2015): Adaptation to the Impacts of Climate Extremes in Central Europe: A Case Study in a Rural Area in the Czech Republic. Sustainability, 7(9): 12758–12786. Doi: 10.3390/su70912758 (IF 2015 = 1.343)

Books and chapters in books

  • Duží, B., Johanisová, N., Vávra, J. (Eds.) (2021). Allotment gardens: Losing ground? Ostrava: Institute of Geonics
  • Vohland, K., Göbel, C., Balázs, B., Butkevičienė, E., Daskolia, M., Duží, B., Hecker, S., Manzoni, M., & Schade, S. (2021). Citizen Science in Europe. In K. Vohland, A. Land-Zandstra, L. Ceccaroni, R. Lemmens, J. Perelló, M. Ponti, R. Samson, & K. Wagenknecht (Eds.), The Science of Citizen Science (pp. 35–53). Springer International Publishing. Doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-58278-4_3
  • Butkevičienė, E., Skarlatidou, A., Balázs, B., Duží, B., Massetti, L., Tsampoulatidis, I., & Tauginienė, L. (2021). Citizen Science Case Studies and Their Impacts on Social Innovation. In K. Vohland, A. Land-Zandstra, L. Ceccaroni, R. Lemmens, J. Perelló, M. Ponti, R. Samson, & K. Wagenknecht (Eds.), The Science of Citizen Science (pp. 309–329). Springer International Publishing. Doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-58278-4_16
  • Fanfani, D., Duží, B., Mancino, M. (2019): Pratiche agrourbane di prossimità per la costruzione del sistema agro-alimentare locale nel contesto di territorio di Prato: una nuova domanda di innovazione delle. In: E. Dansero, D. Marino, G. Mazzocchi, & Y. Nicolarea (Eds.), Lo spazio delle politiche locali del cibo: temi, esperienze e prospettive politiche (pp. 201–219). CELID.
  • Simon-Rojo, M., & Duží, B. (2017). Connecting Local Food and Organic Waste Management Systems: Closing Nutrient Loops in the City of Madrid. In E. Fraňková, W. Haas, & S. J. Singh (Eds.), Socio-Metabolic Perspectives on the Sustainability of Local Food Systems (pp. 319–343). Springer International Publishing. Doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-69236-4_11
  • Stojanov, R., Duží, B., Kelman, I., Němec, D., & Procházka, D. (2016). Household Adaptation Strategies to Climate Extremes Impacts and Population Dynamics: Case Study from the Czech Republic. In A. Milan, B. Schraven, K. Warner, & N. Cascone (Eds.), Migration, Risk Management and Climate Change: Evidence and Policy Responses (pp. 87–103). Springer International Publishing. Doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-42922-9_5
  • Simon-Rojo, M., Recasens, X., Callau, C., Duží, B., Eiter, S., Hernandez-Jimenez., V., Laviscio, R., Lohrberg, F., Pickard, D., Scazzosi, L. & Vejre, H. (2015): From Urban Food Gardening to Urban Farming. In F. Lohrberg, L. Scazzosi, L. Lička & A. Timpe (Eds.), Urban Agriculture Europe (pp. 24–31). Jovis.
  • Lohrberg, F., Pickard, D., Arapis, G., Branduini, P., Duží, B., Hernandez, V., Koleva, G., Laviscio, R., Marta, A.D., Orlandini, S., Petralli, M., & Scazzosi, L. (2015): Urban Agriculture Goes Brussels - UA as a Tool for the Europe 2020 Strategy. In F. Lohrberg, L. Scazzosi, L. Lička & A. Timpe (Eds.), Urban Agriculture Europe (pp. 208–213). Jovis.

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