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Mendel University in Brno, Czech Republic

Department of Applied and Landscape Ecology

Prof. Milada Šťastná, Ph.D.


Mendelova univerzita v Brně (Mendel University in Brno) is a public higher education institution with a long tradition and an important educational, scientific and research potential financed by Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports in the Czech Republic. It was established in 1919. There are 1200 academic and scientific workers and 9500 students at the University. MENDELU consists of five faculties and its aim is to interconnect educational activities with new scientific knowledge and practice, to ensure the effectiveness of the research outputs and development activities through publication activity, technology transfer and to increase the interconnectedness of research activities with the needs of the practice. At the end of 2012, the University received the prestigious certificates ETCS Label and Diploma Supplement Label from the European Commission, which serves as a confirmation that its study programmes and the examination system are in accordance with the principles of the Bologna Declaration and the other prestigious certificates HP AWARD was obtained in 2018. The research team is formed by Department of Applied and Landscape Ecology members ( which belongs to Faculty of AgriSciences and has many experiences in research fields such as landscape heritage, cultural tourism issues and sustainability, applied landscape ecology.


Scientific team


Prof. Milada Šťastná, Ph.D. (F) Project coordinator, Head of the Department of Applied and Landscape Ecology; academic / lecturer

Education: graduated in Phytotechnics, Landscape and Applied Ecology at MZLU in Brno

Expertise: applied landscape ecology (cultural tourism, landscape as cultural heritage, environmental protection, rural and urban landscape, environmental ethics, sustainable development)

Assoc. prof. Antonín Vaishar, Ph.D. (M) academic / lecturer (UAKE)

Education: graduated in economic and regional geography at Komenský University in Bratislava

Expertise: rural geography, cultural tourism


Veronika Stodolová, MSc. (F) lecturer (UAKE)

Education: graduated in natural sciences at University of Hradec Králové

Expertise: landuse, small towns, environmental ethics


Other staff:

  • Michaela Tichá (F) (technician)

  • Dr. Alexander Chvorostov (M) Consultant on project management and administrative issues

  • Jan Zloch, MSc., (M) Project Assistant

  • Kristýna Tuzová, MSc. (F) PhD. student

  • Jiří Brychta, MSc. (M) PhD. student

Participation in European/FP and other related projects


EU project No. EVK2-2002-00540 (FP5); ATLAS (FP6); DERREG (FP7); INTERREG; EU project ICID/ERWG/EWTSIM; ReSOURCE (FP7); CENTRAL EUROPE, Priority 4.2: “Traditional and Wild”, CROSS-BORDERS (Visegrad fund), (H2020) PLAID. ID: 727388 (subcontract), (EBRD) South Kazakhstan – feasibility study, (H2020) Super – G. ID: 774124.

Main tasks and interest in this project

  • Project co-ordination and associated actions (WP5)


  • In charge for the Czech case study


  • Participation in development of the new interpretative tool (WP3) and contributing to WP1 and WP2


  • Contributions to dissemination (WP4)


  • Hosting of minimum two workshops

Case Study 1: Southern Moravia (Czech Republic). This area includes the development of de-industrialised zone around the historic coal mining and present oil and natural gas mining, but also gastronomy, viticulture, folklore and distinctive landscape.

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