RNDr. Bohumil Frantál, Ph.D., Born on July 8, 1975, in Písek

    Fields of Speciality:
  • Energy geography, renewable energy development, land-use conflicts;
  • Brownfields regeneration;
  • Behavioral geography, spatial models of behavior


    photo of Frantal

    1999: Bc. (BA) in Sociology/Social Policy and Social Work, (Masaryk University in Brno, Faculty of Social Studies);

    2007: Mgr. (MA) in Sociology/Andragogy, (Palacky University in Olomouc, Philosophical Faculty);

    2009: RNDr. (Dr. of natural sciences) in Regional Geography and Regional Development (Masaryk University in Brno, Faculty of Sciences)

    2014: Ph.D. (Philosophiae doctor) in Regional Geography and Regional Development (Masaryk University in Brno, Faculty of Sciences)

professional career

    Since 2002: Institute of Geonics, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Department of Environmental Geography, Brno (scientific worker)

    Since 2010: Masaryk University, Faculty of Science, Geographical Institute, Brno (external lecturer)

    Since 2011: Palacky University, Faculty of Science, Olomouc (external lecturer)

recent teaching profile

  • Energy, landscape, sustainability: an introduction to energy geography
  • Current issues in geographical research
  • Environmental sociology

research projects

    2015 - 2018: INSPIRATION (INtegrated Spatial PlannIng, land use and soil management Research AcTION (Horizon 2020, grant agreement 642372)

    2014 - 2016: Renewable Energy and Landscape Quality (RELY) (Transport and Urban Development COST Action TU1401) - member of research team

    2014 - 2015: New Methods for Improving Brownfields Regeneration to Optimize Decision-Making Processes (TA CR, No. TD020259) - member of research team

    2011 – 2014: Energy landscapes: innovation, development and internationalization of research (ENGELA) (CZ.1.07/2.3.00/20.0025) – project leader (Homepage: www.engela.eu)

    2010 – 2013: Tailored Improvement of Brownfield Regeneration in Europe (TIMBRE) (EU´s 7th Framework Program, No. ENV.2010.3.1.5-2) – member of research team (Homepage: www.timbre-project.eu )

    2009 – 2012: Spatio-temporal organization of daily urban systems: analysis and assessment of selected regions (GAAV IAA301670901) - member of research team (Homepage: http://geography-projects.econ.muni.cz/cz/ )

    2009 – 2011: Spatial models of behavior in the changing urban space from the point of view of time geography (GACR 403/09/0885) - co-head researcher (Homepage: http://geography-projects.econ.muni.cz/cz/ )

    2009 – 2011: Working out an experimental model for complex monitoring of protected karst territories aiming at their sustainable management and development (Bulgarian National Science Fund, No. ДО 260.02/18.12.2008) - member of research team

    2009 – 2010: Farming in mountain conditions, it’s spatio-temporal changes and importance for development of mountain areas (GAAV KJB300860902) - member of research team

    2008 – 2010: The use of wind energy: evaluation of spatial relations, environmental aspects and social context by the means of GIS (GAAV KJB700860801) - member of research team

    2007: Surveys of public opinion concerning the problems of wind energy exploitation in the municipalities of South-Moravian region (Expert studies for Ventureal AG) – research leader

    2003 – 2006: Geography of Small Towns (GAAV IAA3086301) - member of research team

selected publications

Papers in peer-reviewed journals

  • Navratil, J., Krejci, T., Martinat, S., Pasqualetti, M. J., Klusacek, P., Frantal, B., & Tochackova, K. (2017). Brownfields do not “only live twice”: The possibilities for heritage preservation and the enlargement of leisure time activities in Brno, the Czech Republic. Cities. doi.org/10.1016/j.cities.2017.11.003 (IF 2016 2,449, Q1 in Urban Studies)
  • Frantál, B., Urbánková, R. (2017). Energy tourism: An emerging field of study. Current Issues in Tourism, 20 (13), 1395-1412, doi: 10.1080/13683500.2014.987734 (IF: 2.451; Q2 in Hospitality, Leisure, Sport & Tourism)
  • Martinát, S., Navrátil, J., Trojan, J., Frantál, B., Klusáček, P., & Pasqualetti, M. J. (2017). Interpreting regional and local diversities of the social acceptance of agricultural AD plants in the rural space of the Moravian-Silesian Region (Czech Republic). Rendiconti Lincei, 1-14. doi:10.1007/s12210-017-0628-9 https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12210-017-0628-9 (IF 0,683, Q3 in Multidisciplinary Sciences)
  • Frantál, B., Malý, J. (2017): Close or renew? Factors affecting local community support for rebuilding nuclear power plants in the Czech Republic. Energy Policy, 104 (May), 134–143. doi: 10.1016/j.enpol.2017.01.048 (IF: 3.045; Q2 in Energy & Fuels)
  • Alexandrescu, F., Klusáček, P., Bartke, S., Osman, R., Frantál, B., Martinát, S.,… & Critto, A. (2017). Actor networks and the construction of applicable knowledge: the case of the Timbre Brownfield Prioritization Tool. Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy. doi: 10.1007/s10098-016-1331-8. (IF: 1.934; Q2 in Environmental Sciences)
  • Dvořák, P., Martinát, S., Van der Horst, D., Frantál, B., Turečková, K. (2017). Renewable energy investment and job creation; a cross-sectoral assessment for the Czech Republic with reference to EU benchmarks. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 69 (March), 360–368. doi: 10.1016/j.rser.2016.11.158 (IF: 6.798; Q1 in Energy & Fuels)
  • Bartke, S., Martinát, S., Klusáček, P., Pizzol, L:, Alexandrescu, F., Frantál, B., Critto, A., Zabeo, A. (2016). Targeted selection of brownfields from portfolios for sustainable regeneration: User experiences from five cases testing the Timbre Brownfield Prioritization Tool. Journal of Environmental Management, 184, 94-107. doi: 10.1016/j.jenvman.2016.07.037. (IF: 3.131; Q1 in Environmental Sciences)
  • Martinát, S., Navrátil, J., Dvořák, P. Van der Horst, D., Klusáček, P., Kunc, J., Frantál, B. (2016). Where AD plants wildly grow: The spatio-temporal diffusion of agricultural biogas production in the Czech Republic. Renewable Energy, 95, 85-97. doi:10.1016/j.renene.2016.03.077 (IF: 3.404; Q2 in Energy & Fuels)
  • Frantál, B., Malý, J., Ouředníček, M., Nemeškal, J. (2016). Distance matters. Assessing socioeconomic impacts of the Dukovany nuclear power plant in the Czech Republic: Local perceptions and statistical evidence. Moravian Geographical Reports, 24(1): 2–13. doi: 10.1515/mgr-2016-0001. (IF: 1.093; Q3 in Geography)
  • Pizzol, L., Zabeo, A., Klusáček, P., Giubilato, E., Critto, A., Frantál, B., ... & Bartke, S. (2016). Timbre Brownfield Prioritization Tool to support effective brownfield regeneration. Journal of Environmental Management, 166, 178-192. doi:10.1016/j.jenvman.2015.09.030. (IF: 3.131; Q1 in Environmental Sciences)
  • Frantál, B., Kunc, J., Klusáček, P., Martinát, S. (2015). Assessing Success Factors of Brownfields Regeneration: Inter-national and Inter-stakeholder Perspective. Transylvanian Review of Administrative Sciences, 44E, 91-107. IF: 0,333
  • Frantál, B., Greer-Wootten, B., Klusáček, P., Krejčí, T., Kunc, J., Martinát, S. (2015). Exploring Spatial Patterns of Urban Brownfields Regeneration: The Case of Brno, Czech Republic. Cities, 44, 9-18. DOI: 10.1016/j.cities.2014.12.007. IF: 1,863
  • Osman, R., Frantál, B., Klusáček, P., Kunc, J., Martinát, S. (2015): Factors affecting brownfield regeneration in post-socialist space: The case of the Czech Republic. Land Use Policy, vol. 48, November 2015, 309–316. DOI: 10.1016/j.landusepol.2015.06.003.
  • Frantál, B. (2014): Have local government and public expectations of wind energy project benefits been met? Implications for repowering schemes. Journal of Environmental Policy & Planning. DOI:10.1080/1523908X.2014.936583.
  • Frantál, B., Nováková, E. (2014): A Curse of Coal? Exploring Unintended Regional Consequences of Coal Energy in the Czech Republic. Moravian Geographical Report, 22(2): 55-65.
  • Frantál, B., Pasqualeti, M., Van der Horst, D. (2014): New trends and challenges for energy geographies. Moravian Geographical Reports, 22(2): 2–6.
  • Kunc, J., Martinát, S., Tonev, P., Frantál, B. (2014): Destiny of urban brownfields: Spatial patterns and perceived consequences of post-socialistic deindustrialization. Transylvanian Review of Administrative Sciences, 41E: 109-128.
  • Kunc, J., Navrátil, J., Tonev, P., Frantál, B., Klusáček, P., Martinát, S., Havlíček, M., Černík, J. (2014): Perception of urban renewal: reflexions and coherences of socio-spatial patterns (Brno, Czech Republic). Geographia Technica, 9 (1): 66-77.
  • Frantál, B., Kunc, J., Nováková, E., Klusáček, P., Martinát, S., Osman, R. (2013): Location Matters! Expploring Brownfields regeneration in a Spatial Context (Case Study of the South Moravian Region, Czech Republic). Moravian Geographical Report, 21 (2): 5-19.
  • Martinát, S., Dvořák, P., Frantál, B., Klusáček, P., Kunc, J., Kulla, M., Mintálová, T., Navrátil, J., Van der Horst, D. (2013): Spatial consequences of biogas production and agricultural changes in the Czech Republic after EU accession: mutual symbiosis, coexistence or parasitism? Acta Universitatis Palackianae Olomucensis Facultas Rerum Naturalium, Geographica, 44 (2): 75-92.
  • Frantál, B., Klapka, P., Siwek, T. (2012): Lidské chování v prostoru a čase: teoreticko-metodologická východiska (Human Behaviour in Space and Time: Theoretical-Methodological Foundations). Czech Sociological Review, 48 (5): 833-857.
  • Kunc, J., Frantál, B., Tonev, P., Szczyrba, Z. (2012): Spatial patterns of daily and non-daily commuting for retail shopping: case of the Brno city, Czech Republic. Moravian Geographical Reports, 20 (4): 39-54.
  • Kunc, J., Tonev, P., Szczyrba, Z., Frantál, B. (2012): Commuting for Retail Shopping as a Part of the Daily Urban System (Brno, the Czech Republic). Geographia Technica, 7 (1): 36-45. ISSN 2065-4421.
  • Kunc, J., Tonev, P., Szczyrba, Z., Frantál, B. (2012): Shopping Centres and Selected Aspects of Shopping Behaviour (Brno, the Czech Republic). Geographia Technica, 7 (2): 39-51.
  • Frantál, B., Kunc, J. (2011): Wind turbines in tourism landscapes: Czech experience. Annals of Tourism Research, 38 (2): 499-519.
  • Baštová, M., Hubáčková, V., Frantál, B. (2011): Interregional differences in the Czech Republic, 2000-2008. Moravian Geographical Reports, 19 (1): 2-16.
  • Frantál, B., Kunc, J. (2010): Factors of the uneven regional development of wind energy projects (a case of the Czech Republic). Geographical Journal, 62 (3): 183-201.
  • Klapka, P., Frantál, B., Halás, M., Kunc, J. (2010): Spatial organisation: development, structure and approximation of geographical systems. Moravian Geographical Reports, 18 (3): 53-65.
  • Frantál, B., Kučera, P. (2009): Impacts of the operation of wind turbines as perceived by residents in concerned areas. In: Moravian Geographical Reports, 17 (2): 34-45.

Books and chapters in books

  • Frantál, B. (2017). Under the curse of coal: Mined-out identity, environmental injustice and alternative futures for coal energy landscapes. In S. Bouzarovski, M. J. Pasqualetti & V. Castán Broto (eds.), The Routledge Research Companion to Energy Geographies, (pp. 200-216). New York: Routledge.
  • Frantál, B. (2015). Energy, tourism. In J. Jafari & H. Xiao (eds.), Encyclopedia of Tourism. Springer (forthcoming).
  • Šauer, M. & Frantál, B. (2015). Czech Republic, tourism. In J. Jafari & H. Xiao (eds.), Encyclopedia of Tourism. Springer (forthcoming).
  • Frantál, B., Martinát, S., Halfacree, K., Walker, G., Wolsink, M., Van der Horst, D., Maye, D., Dax, T., Hall, C. M., Clark, G., Kunc, J., Petr, O., Šauer, M., Tonev, P., Vystoupil, J. (2013): New Rural Spaces: Towards Renewable Energies, Multifunctional Farming, and Sustainable Tourism. Brno: Institute of Geonics. ISBN 978-80-86407-38-8.
  • Kunc, J., Maryáš, J., Tonev, P., Frantál, B., Siwek, T., Halás, M., Klapka, P., Szczyrba, Z., Zuskáčová, V. (2013): Časoprostorové modely nákupního chování české populace (Time-space models of shopping behaviour of Czech population). Brno: Masarykova univerzita.
  • Frantál, B., Maryáš, J., Jaňura, J., Klapka, P., Kunc, J., Nováková, E., Osman, R., Siwek, T., Szczyrba, Z., Tonev, P., Toušek, V. (2012): (2012): Prostorové chování: vzorce aktivit, mobilita a každodenní život ve městě. Brno: Masarykova univerzita. ISBN 978-80-210-5756-2.
  • Cetkovský, S, Frantál, B., Štekl, J. (eds.) et al. (2010): Větrná energie v České republice: hodnocení prostorových vztahů, environmentálních aspektů a socioekonomických souvislostí (Wind energy in the Czech Republic: assessment of spatial relations, environmental aspects and socio-economic context). Studia Geographica, 101. Brno: Ústav geoniky.
  • Frantál, B. (2009): Wind energy development: global demands – local controversies (social-geographical analysis of public perception and attitudes to wind energy in respect of some specifics from the Czech Republic. In: Zlatunova, D., Slaveikov, P. (eds.): Global Changes: Vulnerability, Mitigation and Adaptation. Sofia: St. Kliment Ohridski University Press, pp. 82-88.
  • Frantál, B., Kallabová, E., Kunc, J. (2009): The „Wind Tourism“ in the Czech Republic: situation and prospects. In: Zelenska, L.I., et al. (eds.): Geography, Geoecology, Geology: The Experience in the scientific research, No. 6. Dnepropetrovsk: DNVP Kartografija, pp. 392-396.