Mgr. František Kuda, Ph.D.

    Research Scientist

ResearcherID: I-5430-2014

ORCID: 0000-0001-9878-6192

    Fields of Specialty
  • Terrestrial laser scanning (applied in speleological and geomorphological research)
  • Geoinformatics and Cartography
  • Popularization of Science


    2016 Ph.D. in Physical Geography, Masaryk University in Brno, Faculty of Science

    2008 Mgr. (MA) in Geography and Applied Geoinformatics in Physical Geography, Palacky University Olomouc, Faculty of Science

Professional career

    Since 2012 Institute of Geonics, The Czech Academy of Sciences, Department of Environmental Geography, Brno (researcher scientist, popularization of science coordinator since 2021)

    2009—2021 KOLEJCONSULT, s.r.o., Brno (Geophysicist)

Selected research projects

Selected publications

Papers in peer-reviewed journals (ISI/WOS)

  • Hruška, J., Kuda, F., Holík, L., Vranová, V. (2023): Assessment of slope stability on logged forest-hill slopes using ground-penetrating radar and electrical resistivity tomography. Geological Journal, 58, 247-263. Doi: 10.1002/gj.4589 (IF 2021 = 2.128)
  • Kubalíková, L., Drápela, E., Kirchner, K., Bajer A., Balková, M., Kuda, F. (2021): Urban geotourism development and geoconservation: Is it possible to find a balance? Environmental Science & Policy, 121: 1-10. Doi: 10.1016/j.envsci.2021.03.016 (IF 2021 = 6.424)
  • Kubalíková, L., Kirchner, K., Kuda, F., Bajer A. (2020): Assessment of Urban Geotourist resources: An Example of Two Geocultural Sites in Brno (Czech Republic). Geoheritage, 12: 7. Doi: 10.1007/s12371-020-00434-x (IF 2019 = 3.062)
  • Kubalíková, L., Kirchner, K., Kuda, F., Machar, I. (2019): The Role of Anthropogenic Landforms in Sustainable Landscape Management. Sustainability, 11(16): 4331. Doi: 10.3390/su11164331 (IF 2019 = 2.576)
  • Moník, M., Lenďáková, Z., Ibáñez, J.J., Muñiz, J., Borell, F., Iriarte, L.T., Kuda. F. (2018): Revealing early villages – Pseudo‐3D ERT geophysical survey at the pre‐pottery Neolithic site of Kharaysin, Jordan. Archaeological Prospection, 25(4): 339–346. Doi: 10.1002/arp.1713 (IF 2018 = 1.5)
  • Bertalan, L, Tóth, C. A., Szabó, G., Nagy, G., Kuda, F., Szabó, S. (2016): Confirmation of a theory: reconstruction of an alluvial plain development in a flume experiment. Erdkunde, 70(3): 271–285. Doi: 10.3112/erdkunde.2016.03.05 (IF 2016 = 0.923)

Other activities

  • Cooperation with the Czech Hydrometeorological Institute (CHMI), Department of Hydrology in Brno, on 3D mapping of the Amatérská Cave for modeling the hydrological balance of the cave system and determination of the source of the underground river Punkva (main field and analytical operator of terrestrial laser scanning)
  • Cooperation with the Podyjí National Park (NPP) on a comprehensive geoscience knowledge of the Ledové sluje locality, one of the most valuable natural areas of the NPP with a unique microclimate and extensive pseudo-karst system (main field and analytical operator of terrestrial laser scanning)