Mendel University in Brno

Contact email: stastna@mendelu.cz
Geographic scope: National
Type of Institution: University / higher education
Name in original language: Mendelova univerzita v Brně
Legal status: Public
Name of the Department: Department of Applied and Landscape Ecology
Climate-relevant agricultural research
Climate change research in my institution / department is linked to agricultural research areas: Yes
Description of climate-relevant ag research: In the research field of landscape engineering and land reclamation, the Department focuses on the detailed problems/solutions of the climate change impact on the soil water balance, water quality and the crop yields (growth simulating models), drought and desertification, water and wind erosion (...
Main / core research areas: Risks of present and future weather-driven disasters, Adaptation to climate change, Impacts of climate change, CC in agricultural systems - arable land, cropping systems, CC in agricultural systems - land, soils and territoryRelatively important areas: Monitoring of climate and climate change, Monitoring - Meteorological observations, Monitoring - Hydrological observations, Monitoring - Climatological services, CC in agricultural systems - forests, CC in agricultural systems - water managementResearch level in your institution / department in the climate-related areas: Master or equivalent / ISCED 7, Doctoral or equivalent / ISCED 8, Post-doc
Number of researchers in climate-related areas: Below 10
Average yearly expenditure in your institution / department on climate change research in recent years (EUR): Below 20,000
Type of funding sources for your climate-related research: GovernmentResearch focus: European applied researchCollaborations with other organizations: Farmers, cooperatives and agricultural workers, Government, Regional Fora / regional bodies, University / higher educationCollaborations with other countries: Czech Republic
Successful projects: 1) Impact of a change of climatic factors on the development of wind erosion processes, conceptual solution through the land adjustment measures 2) New methods for adjustment of altered crop water requirements in irrigation systems across Czechia as affected by soil and climate changes 3)...
Major needs of your institution / department to increase the impact of climate research: Faster information/news transfer is needed about priorities regarding climate change research requirement at EU/global levels.
What is the current trend of interest in climate-related research in your institution?: Increasing: especially researchers are increasingly interested
What are your institution's plans regarding climate-related research?: Increasing it