Projects & Grants
|Specificity of fluvial landscape in the context of historical and future changes
|Mgr. Stanislav Ruman, Ph.D.
|1/2021 - 12/2021
|Specifický VŠ výzkum
|Contemporary fluvial landscape is a result of activity of natural and anthropogenic processes. It is crucial to know and understand the current processes and links among them as well as its history, as this landscape was significantly changed and economized by man. By increasing the knowledge, we have alto the opportunity to explore potential hazards such as floods, erosion and soil compaction and evaluate impact of climate change and minimize the impact of artificial intervention. Based on this, the main aim of this one - year project is: to increase the knowledge of contemporary state of fluvial landscape. Partial aims are: (i) to investigate the river continuum with respect to its morphology and abundance of organic matter, (ii) to explore the possibilities of water retention in soils and mathematical modelling of soil spatial distribution, (iii) to explore the historical changes of fluvial landscape and evaluation of ecosystem services in urban area and (iv) to assess a present and future state of fluvial landscape with connection to the selected hazards. Interdisciplinary methods will be applied to fulfil the goals, such as the methods of geomorphological mapping, sediment analyses, environmental modelling, assessment of ecosystem services and research in archives. Project outcomes will bring more knowledge to the functioning of particular processes and their interaction as a strong base for our ability to face the negative consequences of climate change in fluvial landscape.