Education

09/2009 – 10/2015 Ph.D. in Archaeology
  Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic, Ph.D. thesis: Territoriality and regional aspects in the Final Eneolithic in Moravia
07/2006 – 09/2008 Master’s degree (Mgr.) in Archaeology
  Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
07/2003 – 06/2006 Bachelors (Bc.) in Archaeology
  Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic

Current position

from 01/2021 Researcher
  Institute of Botany, Czech Academy of Sciences, Brno, Czech Republic
from 01/2017 Research assistant
  Institute of Archaeology and Museology, Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech republic

Previous positions

02/2016 – 12/2020 Post-doc
  Institute of Botany, Czech Academy of Sciences, Brno, Czech Republic
03/2013 – 12/2016 Research assistant
  Institute of Archaeology and Museology, Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech republic
02/2012 – 01/2016 Research assistant
  Institute of Botany, Czech Academy of Sciences, Brno, Czech Republic

International fellowships

09/2020 – 10/2020 Institut für archäologische Wissenschaften, Universität Bern, Switzerland (financed by IBOAT project)
09/2017 – 03/2018 Fulbright Fellowship, Department of Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA
03/2013 – 06/2013 Institut für Ur- und Frühgeschichte, Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, Germany (financed by Freemover)
03/2007 – 06/2007 Institut für Ur- und Frühgeschichte, Universität Wien, Austria (financed by the Erasmus Programme)

Projects

Principal investigator  
2019 – 2021 Land use, social transformations and woodland in Central European Prehistory. Modelling approaches to human-environment interactions (Czech Science Foundation, 3.976.000 CZK) link
Researcher  
2019 – 2021 Application of the long-term forest history to forestry practices (Technology Agency of the Czech Republic, PI Ondřej Vild) link
2012 – 2016 Long-term woodland dynamics in Central Europe: from estimations to a realistic model (European Research Council, PI Péter Szabó) link
2013 – 2016 Historical land use of Bohemian-Moravian Highlands in prehistory and medieval period (Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic, PI Zdeněk Měřínský) link

Awards

2019 Czech Academy of Sciences Award for young researchers for outstanding results in research, experiments and innovations
2018 President of the Masaryk University Award for outstanding young researchers under 35 – 201
2017 Jan Rulf Award of the Institute of Archaeology of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague – 2017, 4th place
2016 Best doctoral thesis award of the Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University – 2015/2016, 3rd place

Invited lectures

International conferences
2019 Modelling approaches to large-scale archaeological datasets as a way to reveal past socioenvironmental dynamics“, international colloquium Digital Archaeology: Quantitative approaches, spatial statistics and socioecological modelling, University of Bern, Switzerland (4–6 February)
2018 Landscape technologies through the prehistory. How did they transform the societies and their interactions with the environment?”, International workshop Habitus, the social dimension of technology and transformation, Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, Kiel, Germany (18–19 June)
Colloqia at university departments
2020 Migrations or local interactions? What to study in the archaeology of the 3rd millennium BC in Europe”, University of Bern, Switzerland (26th October)
2018 Archaeology of local interactions. Social and spatial aspects of the Final Eneolithic Societies in Central Europe”, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic (9th May)

Teaching experience

2016 – present Seminar on Prehistory (Masaryk university, Brno, Czech Republic)
2014 – present Seminar thesis (Masaryk university, Brno, Czech Republic)
2012 – present Europe in the Neolithic and Copper Age (Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic; 2012 University of West Bohemia, Pilsen, Czech Republic)
2012 – 2016 Archaeological Surveys – Practice – workshop I (Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
2012 – present Bachelor thesis (Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic)
2012 – present Bachelor thesis – seminar (Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic)
2011 Archaeological excavation – Practice – workshop II (Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic)
2010, 2012 Neolithic and Eneolithic of Central Europe – seminar (Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic)

Organizational activities

2020 Co-organizer of session “Now you can’t see me! Searching for resilience as an archaeologically observable phenomenon” at the annual meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists / Hungary – online
2019 Co-organizer of session “Why we think we know what they did: Data, experiments and models of Neolithic land use” at the annual meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists / Switzerland
2012 Co-organizer of the international conference “Theory and Method in the Prehistoric Archaeology of Central Europe”/ Czech Republic
2010 Co-organizer of the international conference “Theory and Method in the Archaeology of Neolithic in Central Europe” / Czech Republic

Reviewing activities

2013 Guest Editor, Anthropologie. International Journal of Human Diversity and Evolution/ Czech Republic
Ad hoc reviews for Quaternary International, Journal of Neolithic Archaeology, Documenta Praehistorica, Vegetation History and Archaeobotany, Archaeologia Polona, Sprawozdania Archaeologiczne, Archeologické rozhledy

Memberships of scientific societies

2020 – present Member, Early Career Researchers Task Force of the European Association of Archaeologists (from 2021 listed as a community of the EAA)
2015 – present Member, Research group “LandCover6K” of the PAGES initiative
2012 – present Member, European Association of Archaeologists (EAA)

Major collaborations

Luka Papac, Wolfgang Haak (Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, Jena, Germany)
  – aDNA of prehistoric human populations in Central Europe
Michal Erneé (Institute of Archaeology of the CAS, Prague, CZ)
  – aDNA of prehistoric human populations in Central Europe
David Novák, Martin Kuna, Dagmar Dreslerová, Peter Demján (Institute of Archaeology of the CAS, Prague, CZ)
  – Archaeological Map of Czech Republic
Kathleen Morrison (Department of Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA)
  – Global land use and land cover reconstructions during the Holocene

Qualifications and other skills

IT ArcGIS 10.3, QGIS, Statistica, R, Inkscape, Gimp
Languages Czech (mother tongue), English (Upper Intermediate), German (Intermediate), Serbian (Beginner)
Other Driving licence B

Specialized training courses

01/2010 – 02/2011 Prefekt – education in organization and management in research (one-year course at the Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic)
10/2012 – 05/2014 Critical thinking and Global topics (course for teachers, certified by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic)