Jozef Minár

prof. RNDr. Jozef Minár, CSc.

e-mail jozef.minar (at) uniba.sk

telefón +421 2 9014 9518 
kancelária B1-450
www fns.uniba.sk/minar

adresa
Univerzita Komenského v Bratislave, Prírodovedecká fakulta
Katedra fyzickej geografie a geoinformatiky
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

2006 to 2015 − professor of physical geography and geoecology, University of Ostrava (Czech Republic)

2015 to 2018 − head of the Department of Physical Geography and Geoecology, Comenius University in Bratislava


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
  • Invited lectures:
    - Brno (Czech Republic), 2008: Morphostructures of the Western Carpathians in the light of new geological and geophysical knowledge. Conference of CzAG: State of geomorphological research in 2008
    - Szeged (Hungary), 2009: New perspectives of geomorphological mapping. Workshop: Geomorphological mapping in the 21st century, University Szeged
    - 2009 EUGEO Congress Bratislava (Slovakia): Geographical fields and spatial organisation of landscape
    - Branná v Hrubém Jesenníku (Czech Republic), 2010: Geomorphic history of the Western Carpathians morphostructure. Conference of CzAG: State of geomorphological research in 2010
    - Gyöngyös (Hungary) 2011: Geomorphology of the Western Carpatian – Pannonian junction area. Summer school – ECOCYCLES
    - Mikulov (Czech Republic), 2013: Third-order geomorphometric variables and their utilization in geomorphology. Conference of CzAG: State of geomorphological research in 2013
    - Plzeň Czech Republic), 2015: Morphotectonic history of the Western Carpathians (Story of recognition). Conference of CzAG: Role of fieldwork in geomorphology
    - Szeged (Hungary), 2019: Interpretation of results of physically based morphostructural segmentation of the Western Carpathians. Carpatho-Balkan-Dinaric Conference on Geomorphology

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) Development of physically based land surface segmentation procedures. Research is realized in international collaboration with Lucian Dragut (Timisoara Western University, Romania), I. S. Evans (Durham University, UK) and J. Pacina (J. E. Purkyně University in Ústí nad Labem, Czech Republic) and was covered by APVV project

(2) Reflection of the deep lithosphere and geodynamic evolution in the modern topography of the Western Carpathians. The research started in the framework TOPO-EUROPE initiative Source & Sink Project and continues in framework of 'top scientific team Geodynamics' (Team of investigation of geodynamic development of the Western Carpathians) identified by Accreditation Commission of the Government of Slovak Republic, since 2015 (more info).

(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)

2023 – 2027: Physical geomorphometry for physical geographical research (principal investigator of project supported by the Slovak Research and Development Agency contract No APVV-22-0024)

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

Geomorphological methods and digital geomorphological mapping

Natural hazards and risks

Geomorphometry

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] 

Adam Rusinko

Význam charakteristík georeliéfu pri modelovaní zmien krajinnej pokrývky [Importance of geomorphometric characteristics in land cover change modelling]


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
Libor Burian
Michal Druga
Peter Bandura
Ladislav Vitovič