Leoš Jeleček

Leoš Jeleček
Charles University in Prague | CUNI · Department of Social Geography and Regional Development

CSc. = PhD

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June 1994 - December 2016
Charles University in Prague
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  • Assoc.Prof., RNDr., CSc.,

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Publications (34)
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Changes in the cultural landscape provide essential evidence about the manner and intensity of the interactions between humans and nature. Czechia has a specific location in Central Europe. It is positioned at the crossroads of European landscape changes. These changes can be documented based on a unique database that shows the development of land...
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Agroforestry in the Czech Republic has vanished both from the landscape and public conscience. That raises questions about its history and fate; there are examples of this land use type from all neighbouring countries. The article looks at the record of such systems in a historical land tax survey, the Franciscan cadastre made in the Czech Republic...
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This chapter deals with the influence of natural conditions on land use patterns. It also examines the human impacts on land use. Basic overview of natural conditions in Czechia is outlined with special regard to geology, climate and soils. Geological conditions are seen as the key factors that form landscapes and influence the diversity of soils....
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Historical and current data sources and research methods in land use studies are described in this chapter. Regarding historical data sources, the Land Registry is mentioned as a primary source. Its long tradition spans almost 1000 years; from the second half of the eighteenth century Land Registry includes maps also. The so-called Stable Cadastre...
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Land use changes between mid-nineteenth century and present in four selected model areas are outlined. The analyses are based on research by individual plots and bring detailed results that cannot be obtained using conventional statistical methods. The model areas were chosen so that they would represent different landscape types in different parts...
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The history of land use changes on the Czech territory since the very beginning is outlined; each subchapter deals with one important historical period. The emergence of organized agriculture (Neolithic revolution) is seen as the first period when humans began to influence nature on a certain scale. For thousands of years, however, land use changes...
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The main focus of this chapter is put on driving forces of land use changes. Authors distinguish among political, economic, social, technological, and cultural driving forces; the importance of different types much depends on how developed the society is. The greatest attention is devoted to social driving forces as these were behind the land use c...
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Basic terms, including “land use” and “land cover” are defined. Land use patterns are seen as a result of long-term interaction between humans and natural environment. Practical applications of land use research are discussed, namely with regard to land management and policy and land use planning. Later, the history of land use in the world is outl...
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The objective of this book is to analyze changes in the landscape of Czechoslovakia / the Czech Republic since the first half of the 19th century. The text focuses not only on describing these considerable changes by means of statistical and spatial data, but also on explaining the processes, societal, economic, political and institutional forces t...
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This article assesses and compares Land Use changes in eastern regions of Europe: East Central Europe (ECE ) and South East Europe (SEE ). This part of the continent has to a certain extent common historical experience: multinational empires, ethic nationalism, peripheral position to markets and the communist experiment within 1940s–1980s. All thes...
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I. Bicik, L. Jeleck : Land use and landscape changes in Czechia During the period of transition 1990-2007 - Geografie - Sbornik CGS, 114, 4, pp. 263-281 (2009). - The article analyzes land use changes and their influence on landscape development in Czechia during the complex period of transition after 1990 to a democratic system with a capitalist e...
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JELEČEK, L., CHROMÝ, P., MARTÍNEK, J. (2006): Vývoj geografie na Univerzitě Karlově v kontextu české geografie od poloviny 19. století. Geografie, 111, 4, s. 343–367. ISSN 1212-0014 – The article informs readers of the monothematic issue of Geografie journal devoted to the 150th anniversary of geography at Charles University in Prague about histori...
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This review presents European scholarship in environmental history by highlighting a limited number of works which have proved significant in their respective countries. The decade from 1994-2004 saw the development of a new scholarly network for environmental history in Europe. Members of this network have contributed to an overview about importan...
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BIČÍK, I., JELEČEK, L., CHROMÝ, P., KUPKOVÁ, L., ŠEFRNA, L. (2002): Comparison of land use changes in and outside biosphere reserves in Czechia. In: Himiyama, Y., Hwang, M., Ichinose, T. (eds.): Land Use Changes in Comparative Perspective. Chapter 19. Oxford & IBH Publishing, New Delhi, s. 249–258. ISBN-10: 1-57808-213-7, ISBN-13: 978-1-57808-213-1
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BIČÍK, I., CHROMÝ, P., JANČÁK, V., JELEČEK, L., KUPKOVÁ, L., ŠTĚPÁNEK, V., WINKLEROVÁ, J. (2001): Land Use/Land Cover Changes in Czechia over the past 150 Years – An Overview. In: Himiyama, Y., Mather, A., Bičík, I., Milanova, E.V. (eds): Land Use/Cover Change in Selected Regions in the World. Vol. I, Part IV, Issued by IGU SG LUCC. IGU-LUCC Resear...
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This paper is an overview of the major land-use changes in Czechia over the past 150 years, with a focus on the social forces driving these changes. Sources of land-use data are also discussed. Though economic development is seen as the key impact on land use before 1945, under communism (1948–89), the importance of political decisions was crucial....
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Geografie-Sborník CGS, 101, 2, pp. 92-109 (1996). - The article presents basic information on the long-time research programme dealing with long-termed land-use changes. This research programme is based on the land-use data of 1845, 1948, 1990, and 1995. It deals with issues marked by the International Geographic Union in 1995 as important part of...
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This paper outlines the recent state of environment in former Czechoslovakia on the background of some historico-geographical features. Special attention is devoted to the period 1948-1989. Main trends in unfavourable environmental changes, their political, social and economic causes, connections and consequences are discussed. Some possible soluti...

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