The research activities of the Department of Water Resources and Environmental Modeling (KVHEM) are focused on studying and modelling of selected environmental water-related processes. We provide instruction in subjects focused on water management, surface and subsurface hydrology and hydraulics, air pollution and contaminant transport in soil, water and atmosphere. We are involved in assessing the potential climate change impacts on catchment water balance, extreme hydrological events and hydrological processes in landscape and evaluation of the effect of climate change adaptation measures. Attention is paid also to the urban hydrology. The department manages three experimental river basins in the upper part of the Šumava National Park and one in CHKO Šumava, where we continuously monitor selected environmental processes. Department guarantees bachelors programmes Landscaping (in Czech) and Water Management (in Czech), master programmes Environmental Modelling (in English and Czech) and Land and Water Management (in English) and a doctoral programme Environmental Modelling (in English and Czech).
Please get in touch, if you are interested into joining our group as a PhD student. Sample topics are bellow.
Hanel, M., Rakovec, O., Markonis, Y., Máca, P., Kyselý, J., Samaniego, L., Kumar, R. (2018) Revisiting recent European droughts in a long-term perspective. Scientific Reports, 8(9499).
Markonis, Y., Hanel, M., Máca, P., Kyselý, J., Cook, E. R. (2018) Persisting multi-scale fluctuations shift European hydroclimate to its millennial extremes. Nature Communications, 9(1767).
Samaniego, L., Thober, S., Kumar, R., Wanders, N., Rakovec, O., Pan, M., ... & Marx, A. (2018). Anthropogenic warming exacerbates European soil moisture droughts. Nature Climate Change, 8, 421-426.
Markonis, Y., Moustakis, Y., Nasika, C., Sychova, P., Dimitriadis, P., Hanel, M., Máca, P., Papalexiou, S.M., (2018) Global estimation of long-term persistence in annual river runoff. Advances in Water Resources, 113, 1-12.
Hanel, M., Kožín, R., Heřmanovský, M., Roub, R. (2017) An R package for assessment of statistical downscaling methods for hydrological climate change impact studies. Environmental Modelling and Software, 95, 22-28.
Svoboda, V., Hanel, M., Máca, P., Kyselý, J. (2017) Characteristics of rainfall events in RCM simulations for the Czech Republic. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 21, 963-980.
Hnilica, J., Hanel, M., Puš, V. (2017) Multisite bias correction of precipitation data from regional climate models. International Journal of Climatology, 37(6), 2934–2946, DOI: 10.1002/joc.4890.
Heřmanovský, M., Havlíček, V., Hanel, M., Pech, P. (2017) Regionalization of runoff models derived by genetic programming. Journal of Hydrology, 547, 544-556.
Jačka, L., Pavlásek, J., Pech, P., Kuráž, V. (2016) Assessment of evaluation methods using infiltration data measured in heterogeneous mountain soils. Geoderma, 276, 74–83.
Juras, R., Pavlásek, J., Vitvar, T., Šanda, M., Holub, J., Jankovec, J., Linda, M. (2016) Isotopic tracing of the outflow during artificial rain-on-snow event. Journal of Hydrology, 541, 1145–1154.
Hanel, M., Pavlásková, A., Kyselý, J. (2016) Trends in characteristics of sub-daily heavy precipitation and rainfall erosivity in the Czech Republic. International Journal of Climatology, 36(4), 1833–1845.
Hanel, M., Máca, P., Bašta, P., Vlnas, R., Pech, P. (2016) Rainfall erosivity factor in the Czech Republic and its uncertainty. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 20, 1-16.
Kyselý J., Rulfová Z., Farda A., Hanel M. (2016) Convective and stratiform precipitation characteristics in an ensemble of regional climate model simulations. Climate Dynamics, 46(1), 227–243.
Vach, M., Vachová, P. (2016) Stochastic Identification of Stability of Competitive Interactions in Ecosystems. PLoS ONE, 11(5), e0155023.
Hanel, M., Buishand, T. A. (2015) Assessment of the Sources of Variation in Changes of Precipitation Characteristics over the Rhine Basin Using a Linear Mixed-Effects Model. Journal of Climate, 28(17), 6903–6919.
Máca, P., Pech, P. (2015) The inertia weight updating strategies in Particle Swarm Optimisation based on the Beta distribution. Mathematical Problems in Engineering, 90465, 1–10.
Kuráž M., Mayer P., Pech P. (2015) Solving the nonlinear and nonstationary Richards equation with two-level adaptive domain decomposition (dd-adaptivity). Applied Mathematics and Computation, 267, 207–222.
Hanel, M., Máca, P. (2014) Spatial variability and interdependence of rain event characteristics in the Czech Republic, Hydrological Processes, 28(6), 2929–2944.
Kuráž, M., Mayer, P., Pech, P. (2014) Solving the nonlinear Richards equation model with adaptive domain decomposition. Journal of Computational and Applied Mathematics, 270, 2–11.
Máca, P., Pávlásek, J., Pech, P. (2014) Comparing the Selected Transfer Functions and Local Optimization Methods for Neural Network Flood Runoff Forecast. Mathematical Problems in Engineering, 78235, s. 1–10.
Jačka, L., Pavlásek, J., Kuráž, V., Pech, P. (2014) A comparison of three measuring methods for estimating the saturated hydraulic conductivity in the shallow subsurface layer of mountain podzols. Geoderma, 219–220, 82–88.
Hanel, M., Mrkvičková, M., Máca, P., Vizina, A., Pech, P. (2013) Evaluation of simple statistical downscaling methods for monthly regional climate model simulations with respect to the estimated changes in runoff in the Czech Republic. Water Resources Management, 27(15), 5261–5279.
Hanel, M., Buishand, T. A. (2012), Multi-model analysis of RCM simulated 1-day to 30-day seasonal precipitation extremes in the Czech Republic. Journal of Hydrology, 412-413(1-2), 141-150.
Solin, P., & Kuráž, M. (2011) Solving the nonstationary Richards equation with adaptive hp-FEM. Advances in Water Resources, 34(9), 1062–1081.]
Hanel, M., Buishand, T.A. (2010), On the value of hourly precipitation extremes in regional climate model simulations. Journal of Hydrology, 393(3-4), 265-273.