RNDr. Jan Klimeš, Ph.D.

Department of Engineering Geology
(Researcher)
 
E-mail - work: klimesirsm.cas.cz
E-mail - personal: jklimescentrum.cz
Phone - work: +420 266 009 330
 
Institute of Rock Structure and Mechanics of the Czech Academy of Sciences
V Holesovickach 41
182 09, Prague 8
Czech Republic
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Main Research Interests

  • Landslide monitoring and mapping
  • Geomorphic hazard and risk assessment
  • High mountain hazard assessment

Education

2000 – 2007 PhD. in Physical Geography

  • Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Science, Department of Physical Geography and Geoecology, Prague, Czech Republic
  • Dissertation thesis: Analysis of factors contributing to the slope failures evolution in the Vsetínské vrchy highlands
  • Supervisors: Doc. RNDr. Vít Vilímek, CSc., Doc. Ing. Jan Rybář, CSc.

1994 - 2000  MSc. in Teaching of Geography, Geology and Biology

  • Palacky University in Olomouc, Faculty of Science, Department of Physical Geography, Olomouc, Czech Republic
  • Master thesis: Analysis of landslide causing factors in the district of Vsetín
  • Supervisor: Doc. RNDr. Irena Smolová, Ph.D.

Teaching

  • Natural Hazards and Risks, University of Ostrava, Faculty of Sciences, Department of Physical Geography and Geoecology, Ostrava, Czech Republic

Membership

Personal webpage

Ph.D. Thesis

Publications

Publications and contributions in ResearchGate, ASEP and RIV database

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Current Projects

There are currently no projects handled.

Recent Projects

  • The Czech Republic representation in the ICL management via Centre of Excellence (2016 - 2017)
  • (2016 - 2016)
  • Low frequency, high damaging potential landslide events in "low risk" regions – challenges for hazard and risk management (2015 - 2017)
  • Creation of information system for evaluation of avalanche hazard in mountain regions in the Czech Republic (2013 - 2015)
  • Mega-landslides: imminent hazard or sleeping giants? Monitoring the landslide hazard related to ongoing volcanic activity around El Hierro, Canary Islands, Spain (2012 - 2013)
  • Hazard assessment of dangerous landslides and glacial lake outburst floods, Cordillera Blanca, Peru (2011 - 2014)
  • Landslide risk assessment in the urban areas of the Outer Western Carpathians, Czech Republic (2009-2011, GA0/GP) (2009 - 2011)
  • Endogenous aspects of slope deformations origin and evolution (2005 - 2007)
  • Expressions of risky geomorphological processes in deformations of rock structures at Machu Picchu (2005 - 2007)
  • Geomorphological research of large-scale slope instability at Machu Picchu, Peru (2005 - 2007)
  • Geomorphological research of causative factors leading to the slope movements evolution in the Vsetínská Bečva river basin (2001 - 2003)
  • Popularization

  • 3.4. 2018 Czech scientists assist in research of risks in high mountains (journal / book)
  • 4.5. 2014 Scientist Spotlight Jan Klimes (journal / book)
  • 23.4. 2014 State of geomorphological research in 2014 (seminar / workshop)
  • 7.8. 2013 Study of climate risks seen lacking in Peru (journal / book)
  • 3.5. 2013 Czech scientists studying the largest landslides on Earth, with support from the National Geographic Society (journal / book)
  • 21.2. 2013 Czech scientists studying giant landslides in the Canary Islands (press release)
  • 4.4. 2012 State of geomorphological research in 2012 (seminar / workshop)
  • 5.5. 2011 Landslides in myths and legends (journal / book)
  • 10.6. 2010 Evaluation of Natural Hazards in Urubamba Valley (journal / book)