Faculty of Natural
Comenius University Bratislava

About the Department

Scientific orientation

Research activities of the Department specialise in problems of all individual analytical disciplines of physical geography, physical-geographical synthesis, geoecology and theoretical-methodological problems of geography.

Recent research activity of the Department is focused on: 
  • Morphotectonic development of the Western Carpathians
  • Paleoecological analyses of Holocene landscape evolution
  • Geomorphometric analyses – first of all development of methods of land surface segmentation
  • Selected aspects of recent climate change
  • Runoff geomorphic processes
  • Geoecological analyses for precision farming
  • Land Cover structure and changes analyses

For more information see below on   > "Projects"


Start End Scheme Number Principal Investigator Title
01.07.2024 30.06.202 APVV APVV-23-0087
doc. RNDr. Igor Matečný, PhD.
Monitoring of insect pests using methods of precision agriculture
01.07.2023 30.06.2027 APVV APVV-22-0024
prof. RNDr. Jozef Minár, CSc.
Physical geomorphometry for physical geographical research
01.01.2023 31.12.2026 VEGA 1/0217/23
doc. RNDr. Vladimír Falťan, PhD.
01.01.2023 31.12.2025 VEGA 1/0245/23
doc. Ing. Peter Pišút, PhD.
01.01.2021 31.12.2023 KEGA 065UK-4/2021
RNDr. Ivan Ružek, PhD.
Geoscience education support through educational trails
01.01.2020 31.12.2022 VEGA 1/0555/20
RNDr. Igor Matečný, PhD.
IS Monitoring of Biota...
01.01.2019 31.12.2022 VEGA 1/0247/19
doc. RNDr. Vladimír Falťan, PhD.
Assessment of land use dynamics and land cover changes
01.01.2017 31.12.2019 VEGA 1/0781/17
doc. Ing. Peter Pišút, PhD.
River alluvia as archives of nature and human civilization
01.01.2017 31.12.2019 KEGA 003UK-4/2017
RNDr. Ivan Ružek, PhD.
Landscape teaching of geosciences on selected educational trails
01.07.2016 31.10.2020 APVV APVV-15-0054
prof. RNDr. Jozef Minár, CSc.
Physically based land surface segmentation and its applications in geosciences
01.07.2016 31.12.2019 APVV APVV-15-0597
RNDr. Igor Matečný, PhD.
Use of geoecological data in the implementation of precision agriculture
01.01.2016 31.12.2019 VEGA 1/0602/16
prof. RNDr. Jozef Minár, CSc.
Dating of main stages of the Western Carpathians land surface evolution
01.01.2016 31.12.2018 VEGA 1/0421/16
doc. RNDr. Vladimír Falťan, PhD.
Analysis of land cover changes in the context of environmental drivers
01.01.2016 31.12.2017 KEGA 080UK-4/2016
doc. RNDr. Vladimír Falťan, PhD.
Creation of academic textbook "Methods of land cover research"
2015 2016 Štipendijný program EHP Slovensko EEA/EHP-SK06-IV-V-02
Mgr. Juraj Holec, PhD. (riešiteľ z katedry)
PARtnership Against GEOhazards
01.07.2012 31.12.2015 KEGA 088UK-4/2013
RNDr. Ivan Ružek, PhD.
New trends in geosciences – geoscience education of teachers
01.07.2012 31.12.2015 APVV APVV-0625-11
prof. RNDr. Jozef Minár, CSc.
A new synthesis of the Western Carpathian landform evolution – preparation of the database for testing of key hypotheses
01.01.2013 31.12.2015 IVF Strategic Grant 31210058
Mgr. Monika Šulc Michalková, PhD. et PhD.
Detailed aerial mapping and flood impact monitoring in the V4 region
01.06.2012 30.11.2012 IVF Small Grants 11210039
Mgr. Monika Šulc Michalková, PhD. et PhD.
Evaluation of a new remote sensing methodology for detailed international mapping in the V4 region
01.01.2011 31.12.2013 VEGA 1/0937/11
RNDr. Marián Jenčo, PhD.
Geomorphometric analysis and its application for study of the landscape processes and changes
01.01.2011 31.12.2013 VEGA 2/0037/11
Ing. Peter Pišút, PhD.
Ostrovy vegetácie ako zdroje biodiverzity vo veľkomeste
01.09.2009 31.08.2012 (31.12.2012) APVV LPP-0130-09
RNDr. Mária Bizubová / RNDr. Ivan Ružek, PhD.
Geosciences for everybody
01.01.2009 31.12.2011 VEGA 1/0362/09
Ing. Peter Pišút, PhD.
Using of archive sources in reconstructing river channel development and palaeoenvironment of floodplains
01.01.2009 31.12.2011 VEGA 1/0434/09
doc. RNDr. Miloš Stankoviansky, CSc.
Recent landform evolution and geomorphic effect of extreme events
03.06.2008 31.12.2011 (30.06.2012) APVV ESF-EC-0006-07
prof. RNDr. Jozef Minár, CSc.
From Source to Sink: integrated natural hazard assessment through the quantification of mass transfer from mountain ranges to active sedimentary basins
26.05.2008 30.04.2009 APVV APVV-51-040805
Ing. Peter Pišút, PhD.
Vplyv zmien kvality ovzdušia mestskej aglomerácie Bratislava na lišajníky
01.01.2007 31.12.2009 VEGA 1/4042/07
prof. RNDr. Jozef Minár, CSc.
Geographical fields and research of natural hazards and risks
2006 2013 IAG/AIG CarBalDinRWG
doc. RNDr. Miloš Stankoviansky, CSc.
Recent Landform Evolution in the Carpatho-Balkan-Dinaric Area
01.01.2006 31.12.2008 KEGA 3/4270/06
RNDr. Mária Bizubová
Ako učiť o dejinách – slovenské stredné školstvo v európskej dimenzii dejepisného vzdelávania
01.01.2006 31.12.2008 VEGA 1/3052/06
doc. RNDr. Milan Trizna, PhD. / RNDr. Vladimír Falťan, PhD.
The analysis of changes of chosen parameters in landscape system in the Tatra National Park area impacted by the wind disasters
01.01.2006 31.12.2008 VEGA 1/3051/06
doc. RNDr. Miloš Stankoviansky, CSc.
Assessment of geomorphic effect and environmental impact of runoff and tillage processes
13.11.2006 30.11.2009 (31.03.2008) APVV LPP-0232-06
doc. RNDr. Miloš Stankoviansky, CSc.
Application of high resolution digital elevation model to modelling of natural hazards and potentials (case study Bratislava)
2006 2007 MVTP SK-CZ-05106
prof. RNDr. Jozef Minár, CSc.
Geomorfologický a environmentálny informačný systém ako nástroj výskumu a manažmentu krajiny
2005 2007 KEGA 3/3023/05
RNDr. Mária Bizubová
Katalóg náučných chodníkov – učebná pomôcka pre základné a stredné školy
2004 2006 VEGA 1/1037/04
prof. RNDr. Jozef Minár, CSc.
Improvement of geoinformationally oriented methods of basic geomorphological and geoecological research and mapping for environmental evaluation
2004 2005 MVTP CZE 116
prof. RNDr. Jozef Minár, CSc.
Geomorfologický informačný systém ako báza environmentálnych aplikácií
2004 2005 MVTP CZE 071
prof. RNDr. Jozef Minár, CSc.
Geomorfologický výskum a prírodné hazardy v južnej časti česko-slovenského pomedzia
2004 2007 COST COST Action 634
doc. RNDr. Miloš Stankoviansky, CSc.
On- and off-site environmental impacts of runoff and erosion
2003 2005 VEGA 1/0038/03
doc. RNDr. Miloš Stankoviansky, CSc.
Transformation of landforms and soil due to environmental changes
2003 2005 VEGA 1/0042/03
doc. RNDr. Milan Trizna, PhD.
Evaluation of some landscape elements influence on rainfall-runoff processes
2001 2003 VEGA 1/8246/01
prof. RNDr. Jozef Minár, CSc.
Complex monitory research and information system of natural disasters in the Slovak Republic (Preparing of methods for ecological decision making and landscape optimalization)
2001 2003 VEGA 1/8203/01
RNDr. Peter Tremboš, PhD.
Analysis of utilization of geographical information in environmental documents elaboration
2000 2003 COST COST action 623
doc. RNDr. Miloš Stankoviansky, CSc.
Soil erosion and global change
2000 2002 VEGA 1/7333/20
doc. RNDr. Milan Trizna, PhD.
Flood hazard evaluation of an area as a topical natural hazard and connected natural risks


The Department guarantees study in three study programmes: 

Academic year study programmes (subjects overview)

(from the website of the Faculty)

Only chosen study programmes of the Faculty are offered completely in English   >>>

There is possibility to pass chosen study subject/-s of other programmes (teached in Slovak) after personal arrangement  >> overview of subjects of all programmes of the Faculty, in Slovak   >>  for Bachelor and Master degrees | for PhD. degree

Some views on our student field practices

Conferences and workshops

International Conferences and Workshops (co)organized by the Department

24. – 28. 6. 2013 Stará Lesná | "Carpatho-Balkan-Dinaric Conference on Geomorphology" | international scientific conference held on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of foundation of the Carpatho-Balkan Geomorphological Commission

28. – 30. 4. 2012 Bratislava | "First TOPO-EUROPE Young Researcher Workshop" (FTYRW)

9. – 12. 4. 2011 Smolenice | EUROCORES – TOPO-EUROPE – Source & Sink Workshop "Late Miocene Trans-Paratethys Regional Scale Evolution of the Danube River Basin – Western Black Sea System & Danube Catchment Area Paleogeography and Geodynamics"

8. – 12. 9. 2003 Bratislava | "Carpatho-Balkan Conference on Geomorphology" | international scientific conference held on the ocassion of 40th anniversary of foundation of the Carpatho-Balkan Geomorphological Commission

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