Radim Hédl


Born 8 August 1976 in Jeseník, Czech Republic

Resident: Brno, Czech Republic



1991–1995: secondary school in Jeseník

1995–1998 (Bc.): Faculty of Sciences, Charles University, Prague; thesis

1996–2003 (MgA.): Academy of Fine Arts, Prague, Studio of Painting

1998–2001 (Mgr.): Department of Botany, Faculty of Sciences, Charles University, Prague; thesis

2001–2005 (PhD.): Department of Geology and Pedology, Mendel University, Brno; thesis


Stays abroad

2000: Institute of Botany, Innsbruck University, Austria, Aktion-scholarship; six months

2001: Institute of Botany, Aarhus University, Denmark, Erasmus-scholarship; six months

2011: Kuala Belalong Field Studies Centre, Brunei Darussalam, Research Fellowship; nine months

2012: Marshall University (F.S. Gillam), USA, Fulbright Research Fellowship; six months



May 2004–present: Institute of Botany of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic

Head of the Department of Vegetation Ecology, 2006–present.



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Supervisor of 7 undergraduate students (bachelor and/or master) and 4 postgraduate students, universities in Prague and Brno, Czech Republic. Consultations for other than supervised students.

Ecology of tropics, Faculty of Forestry and Wood Technology, Mendel University, Brno.


Membership (more or less regular)

Czech Botanical Society

British Ecological Society

International Association for Vegetation Science

European Society for Environmental History

Czech Society for Ecology


Community services

Associate Editor of Folia Geobotanica (since 2006), journal of the Institute of Botany of the Czech Academy of Sciences, indexed at WOS

Long-Term Ecological Research – member of the Czech National Committee; www.lter.cz

National Forestry Program in the Czech Republic (since 2009); www.uhul.cz/nlp/

    member of the Coordination Board

    member of the working group for the key action “Biodiversity”

Organization of conferences:

    Diversity, dynamics and management of forest vegetation; Czech Botanical Society, Prague, 2008.

    Trends in Research and Teaching of Historical Ecology in Central Europe; Central European University, Budapest, 2007.


Experience abroad


    2003: Ecuador, one month

    2005: Chile, cooperation on project of the study of vegetation and soils of alluvial deposits, one month

    2007: Brunei Darussalam, inventory of a 1-ha permanent Mixed Dipeterocarp forest plot in the Kuala Belalong Field Studies Centre, half-month

    2007: Ukraine, Transcarpathian region, sampling of alpine vegetation of Pop Ivan in Marmarosh, one month

    2009: Brunei Darussalam, Kuala Belalong

    2011: Brunei Darussalam, nine months

    2012: USA, six months

    2013: Brunei Darussalam, Kuala Belalong


    2000: SW China (Yunnan, Sichuan), Thailand, Laos

    2002: Tibet and Nepal

    2004: Malaysia (Peninsula, Borneo), Thailand

    2007: Malaysia (Borneo) and Indonesia (Java)

    2008: SW China (Guangxi, Yunnan)

    2009: Malaysia (Sarawak)

    2010: Turkey (Kackar)

    2010: Indonesia (Sulawesi)





last updated 22 March 2013