Jozef Minár

prof. RNDr. Jozef Minár, CSc.

vedúci katedry

e-mail jozef.minar (at) uniba.sk
telefón +421 2 60296518 
kancelária B1-450
www fns.uniba.sk/minar

adresa
Univerzita Komenského v Bratislave, Prírodovedecká fakulta
Katedra fyzickej geografie a geoekológie
Mlynská dolina, Ilkovičova 6
842 15 Bratislava 4

Academic Profile

1962 − born in Považská Bystrica, Slovakia

1981 to 1986 − graduate training Geography and Cartography (physical geography, cartography and GIS), Comenius University in Bratislava

1988 to 1993 − post-graduate training, Comenius University in Bratislava

1994 − PhD degree, Comenius University in Bratislava

1998 to 2001 − head of the Department of Physical Geography and Geoecology, Comenius University in Bratislava

1999 − habilitation (Assoc. Professor), Comenius University in Bratislava

since 2006 − professor of physical geography and geoecology, Comenius University in Bratislava

since 2006 − professor of physical geography and geoecology, University of Ostrava (Czech Republic)

International Acknowledgements
  • Study stay in the St. John’s College – University Oxford (United Kingdom) − 2004
  • Scientific member of the Atomium Culture − International Non-Profit Organisation – since 2008
  • Member of pool of scientific peer reviewers of the European Science Foundation – since 2009

Research: Interests and Streams

Research Interests
  • Theoretical geomorphology
  • Geomorphometry
  • Geomorphological and geoecological mapping
  • Morphotectonics
  • The Western Carpathians
Research Streams

Three main streams of recent research activity are characteristic for Jozef Minár:

(1) Building of Geomorphological Information System (GmIS) as a specific tool for detailed geomorphological research and mapping. Development of original land surface segmentation procedure is a core of the now solved problem. Research is realized in collaboration with P. Mentlík and K. Jedlička (Western Bohemian University in Plzeň, Czech Republic), I. S. Evans (Durham University, UK) and J. Pacina (J. E. Purkyně University in Ústí nad Labem, Czech Republic).

(2) Reflection of the deep lithosphere and geodynamic evolution in the modern relief and formation of comprehensive hazardous regions in the Western Carpathians is main contents of his research in the framework TOPO-EUROPE initiative. Special attention is paid to methods of morphostructural analyse (targeted morphometric analyse, morpholineaments analyse) and geomorphic history of the Western Carpathians. Research is realized in collaboration of geographical, geological and geophysical departments of the Comenius University in Bratislava as well as international partners in the Source & Sink Project.

(3) Research of geomorphological and paleoecological aspects of landslides in the Outer Western Carpathians in collaboration with T. Pánek and J. Hradecký (University of Ostrava, Czech Republic).

Research: Projects

Selected research projects (since 2001)

2016 – 2020: Physically based land surface segmentation and its applications in geosciences (principal investigator of project supported by the Slovak Research and Development Agency contract No APVV-15-0054)

2016 – 2019: Dating of main stages of the Western Carpathians land surface evolution (funded by the Grant Agency of the Ministry of Education of the Slovak Republic and Slovak Academy of Science (VEGA) No 1/0602/16)

2012 – 2015: A new synthesis of the Western Carpathian landform evolution – preparation of the database for testing of key hypotheses (principal investigator of project supported by the Slovak Research and Development Agency contract No APVV-0625-11)

2008 − 2012: From source to sink: integrated natural hazard assessment through the quantification of mass transfer from mountain ranges to active sedimentary basins. Programme of the ESF, EUROCORES 2007, TOPO-EUROPE (in Slovakia funded by the Slovak Research and Development Agency, contract No ESF-EC-0006-07)

2007 − 2009: Geographical fields and research of natural hazards and risks  (funded by the Grant Agency of the Ministry of Education of the Slovak Republic and Slovak Academy of Science (VEGA) No 1/4042/07)

2004 − 2006: Improvement of geoinformationally oriented methods of basic geomorphological and geoecological research and mapping for environmental evaluation (funded by the Scientific Grant Agency of the Ministry of Education of the Slovak Republic and Slovak Academy of Science VEGA No 1/1037/04)

2001 − 2003: Complex monitory research and information system of natural disasters in the Slovak Republic (preparing of methods for ecological decision making and landscape optimalization) (funded by the Scientific Grant Agency of the Ministry of Education of the Slovak Republic and Slovak Academy of Science (VEGA) No 1/8246/01)

Teaching

Geomorphology

Methods of geomorphological research

Natural hazards and risks

PhD students

Current PhD students and their theses

Anton Borisovich Popov

Fyzikálne založená segmentácia georeliéfu pomocou objektovo orientovanej analýzy obrazu (OBIA) s využitím morfometrických charakteristík tretieho rádu., [Physically based land surface segmentation using Object-Based Image Analysis (OBIA) and third order geomorphometric variables]

Ladislav Vitovič

Odraz morfotektonického vývoja Podtatranskej kotliny v charaktere jej fluviálnych systémov., [Morphotectonic evolution of the Podtatranská kotlina Basin inferred from the character of fluvial sediments]

PhD students successfully completing

Ivan Ružek
Radoslav Bonk
Pavel Mentlík
Martina Nováková
Dušan Senko
Igor Matečný
Alžbeta Medveďová
Martin Saksa
Ján Sládek
Marián Šabo
Miroslav Žiak
Peter Orvoš
Juraj Holec
Veronika Staškovanová
Michal Druga
Peter Bandura