Jakub Černý

Department of Silviculture, Faculty of Forestry and Wood Technology

Mendel University i Brno

Jakub Černý
Assoc. prof.

Radek Pokorny is an Associate Professor in the Department of Silviculture, Faculty of Forestry and Wood Technology, Mendel University in Brno since 2011. He received his undergraduate with honors degree as well as a Ph.D. from the Mendel University in Brno. During his Ph.D. studies and thenceforward he focuses on leaf area index, bud and growth phenology, leaf mass and area distribution. As an employer under the Global Change Research Institute, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic he participated with the company Photon System Instruments on a development of the new instrument for leaf area index estimation by an indirect method - LaiPen_LP100. For more than twenty years he has been investigated an effect of air elevated CO2 concentration on growth of forest trees, biomass allocation, carbon sequestration and water balance of forests stands. Currently, he focuses on adaptation strategies to global climate change and their application in forestry. His acquired knowledge from tree eco-physiology and global change research he has been used also for students’ education in branches of environmental studies and forestry at University of J. E. Purkyně in Usti n. L., Mendel University in Brno and University of Zegreb in Croatia. There, in 2015, he was awarded for notable contribution in development and promotion of forestry science and university education in Republic of Croatia.