Projects & Grants

Internal Grant Competition DGC
START-UP grant

Quaternary geomorphic research of mountains and forelands, geohazard activity, and influence of anthropogenic interventions to the landscape
Project IdSGS12/PřF/2021
Main solverMgr. Radek Tichavský, Ph.D.
Period1/2021 - 12/2021
ProviderSpecifický VŠ výzkum
AnotationGeomorphic research is an integral part regarding the knowledge of landscape including the origin and development of landforms, frequency and intensity of geomorphic processes and subsequent anthropogenic influence. Identification of predispositions, activity and response of geomorphic processes in landscape belongs to comprehensive geoscience research dealing also with the ongoing climate change. The relief is also considered as natural archive of geomorphic processes and landforms which can be dated thereby providing unique data about the frequency and magnitude of such processes from past to recent. In addition, anthropogenic transformation is another factor influencing the recent state of geomorphic processes and landforms. Anthropogenic effect may accelerate and/or decelerate the relief dynamics. The aim of the project is to deepen the knowledge about the relief development since Quaternary until the recent anthropogenic transformations with focus on mountains, mountain forelands, and sites with increased anthropopressure. Therefore, the sub-aims consist of: (i) structural-tectonic controls of complex slope deformations, (ii) dating of geomorphic activity in hillslope-channel systems including dendroecological aspects of trees and the development of river floodplain and terraces in mountain catchments, and (iii) recent state and development of anthropogenic landscape with the focus on abandoned mines. Using modern methodological approaches (e.g., structural measurement, geomorphic mapping, geophysical measurement, sedimentary analyses, radiocarbon, cosmogenic, and dendrogeomorphic dating) we are able to capture the relief development from past to present.