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Mr. Petr Petrík

Petr Petrík

Institute of Botany, Czech Academy of Sciences
Research Interests

phytosociology, vegetation mapping, nature conservation, phytoremediation, invasion biology

Personal Details

Date of Birth 19 February 1976
Nationality Czech
Languages Czech, English, German (Zentrale Mittelstufenprüfung), Slovak, Russian – passive

Higher Education

2000 – 2006 Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic. PhD in Geobotany under Dr. Lubomír Tichý. Grid mapping of flora and its employment at various spatial scales.
1996 – 2000 Faculty of Natural Sciences, Charles University in Prague, Biology. MSc in Botany.


2015 – present Lead Author for the IPBES Regional assessment of biodiversity and ecosystem services and functions for Europe and Central Asia
2016 – 2018 Knowledge Coordination Body of the EKLIPSE
2014 – 2017 Czech National Committee for the Long-term Ecological Research (ILTER)
2013 – present Committee for the Environment of the Czech Academy of Sciences
2000 – present Institute of Botany, The Czech Academy of Sciences, Průhonice
2010 – 2014 Chair of the Committee for the Environment of the town of Čelákovice
2009 Member of the European Platform for Biodiversity Research Strategy Steering committee
2008 – 2010 Deputy in the Coordination Council of the National Forest Program II
2006 – present Coordinator of the Czech Bioplatform, Platform for Sustainable Landscape Management (
2003 – 2004 Regional designer of potential Sites of Community Interest (pSCI) for the Natura 2000 network in the Liberec district

Longer Study and Research Stays

2017 Japan (funded by GACR)
2012 Seminar “Play Your Part – Active Participation in Civil Society”, Weimar & Brussels (funded by the EC Programme Youth in Action)
2007, 2009, 2011 Andong National University, Jeju UNESCO-MAB Reserve, Nakdong River, Republic of Korea (Prof J.-S. Song, funded by the KRF)
2007 METIER Graduate Training Course in Geo-Visualization, Wageningen (Dr van Lammeren, funded by the EC Programme Marie Curie Action)
2005 PhD course of landscape ecology, Faro (Prof B. Bunce, under the auspices of the IALE)
2004 Institut für Geobotanik und Botanischer Garten, Martin-Luther-Universität, Halle (Prof H. Bruelheide, funded by Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt)
1999 Albrecht-von-Haller Institut für Pflanzenwissenschaften, Georg August Universität, Göttingen (Prof. H. Dierschke, funded by Erasmus)


2010 – present Floristic-ecological excursions, Charles University, Prague (with F. Kolář)
2013 – 2016 Course of Geobotany, Jan Evangelista Purkyně University, Ústí nad Labem (with H. Härtel)
2009 – 2012 Field course in Phytosociology and Population Ecology, Charles University, Prague (with J. Vojta)
2009 – present participation in The Open Science Project for student of secondary schools
2000 teaching qualification for Biology

Publication Activity

Author or co-author of 31 publications cited 498times in the Web of Science (465 without autocitations, H-index=12), over 30 scientific papers in other non-impact peer-review journals, 24 chapters in three books and tens of popularisation articles.
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Europe and Central Asia-Lead author
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