Masaryk University

The Department of Environmental Studies, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic.

Situated in Brno, with its large and vibrant student community, MU is the second largest Czech university and has an internationally respected research program and state-of-the-art infrastructure. FSS is continuously receiving top ratings among social sciences faculties. The Department of Environmental Studies, with its background in environmental sociology and environmental evaluation, takes as its starting point the historic and cultural causes of the environmental crisis and looks for possible solutions in the areas of social, economic, legal and political studies while interacting with the natural sciences. Moreover our department has a track record of international

Persons Involved:

Doc. PhDr. Jan Činčera, Ph.D. is Associate Professor at the Department of Environmental Studies, Faculty of Social Studies at Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic. He focuses on environmental education theory, research, and instructional strategies. His main interest lies in analyzing instructional strategies that help achieve the goals of environmental education. He is the author of a set of nationally certified guidelines for program evaluation.

Bohuslav Binka studied philosophy and aesthetics at the Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic. He is the Head of the Department of Environmental Studies (Faculty of Social Studies, Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic) where he also lectures. He deals with environmental ethics, criticism of deep ecology and philosophy and methodology of science.

 

Jan Skalík – member of the experimental research team, Department of Environmental Studies (Faculty of Social Studies, Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic). His focus is on the environmental policy and politics, environmental campaign evaluation, and social dilemma related to wilderness protection. He has cooperated on public opinion surveys and has experience in environmental advocacy.

Filip Havlíček – Phd Student at Department of Environmental Studies at Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic. His research focus is on Environmental History and waste management.

 

Mgr. Mikuláš Černík is a PhD. student at the Department of environmental studies on Faculty of Social Studies, Masaryk University (Brno, Czech Republic). The topic of his research is a political ecology of coal mining in the Czech Republic. He is currently working on the VEENEX project, which studies the vulnerabilities of the economy in the case of transition towards low carbon economy.

Mgr. Veronika Chvátalová is a PhD student at the Department of environmental studies on Faculty of Social Studies, Masaryk University (Brno, Czech Republic). In her thesis she focuses on genetically modified crops from the farmers experience and post-normal science perspectives. She teaches Introduction into biology in a bachelor’s course at the department.

 

  Mgr. Tomáš Chabada is pursuing doctoral degree in Environmental Humanities at the Department of Environmental Studies at the Masaryk University, where he also teaches courses “Case studies of local environmental risks” and “Global environmental problems”.  His research interest includes perception of environmental problems and motivation for pro-environmental behaviour.

 

Mgr. Tereza Modráková works at the Department of Environmental Studies, Faculty of Social Studies, Masaryk University Brno as the project manager of European and Norwegian grants. In the past she participated mainly in the projects concerned with education (methodological education in social science, innovation of education on FSS MU etc.). She is an absolvent of Sociology (FSS MU in Brno) and Faculty of Business and Economics (Mendel University in Brno).