doc. Ing. Petr Porcal, Ph.D.

Job Position: Head of department - Department of Hydrochemistry and Ecosystem Modelling (HEM) , Senior scientist - Department of Hydrochemistry and Ecosystem Modelling (HEM) , Statutory representative

Contact details

Phone: 420387775878
Room: 229 Sádky


Current research aims: photochemical degradation of DOM, influence of solar radiation on metals speciation, characterization of DOM.

Curriculum vitae

Ph.D. - 2002, Institute of Chemical Technology in Prague;

Employment - Currently employed at the Biology Centre of the ASCR, v.v.i., Institute of Hydrobiology;

2007-2010 Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada as a postdoctoral researcher;

2005-2006 University of Maine, Orono, U.S.A.  - Fulbright-Masaryk Scholarship.

Recent and current activities: Participation in the NSERC (Canada) projects (“Dissolved organic matter in aquatic systems: factors affecting its role in greenhouse gas formation”; “The effects of multiple stressors on the biogeochemistry of lakes and catchments”). Principal investigator of the GACR projects “Effects of solar radiation on biogeochemical cycling of nutrients and metals in surface waters” (P503/12/0781), "The effect of solar light on key members of freshwater Betaproteobacteria" (15-09721S), "Life on the edge: Biogeochemical factors driving transition from lotic to lentic microbial community in headwaters" (19-00113S). Principal investigator of international project of the TACR "Drinking water for the future" (2020TTO01000202).

Teaching KBE460
University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice

UCH903 - Environmental chemistry
University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice

Total found: 66 records
Porcal P. (2022) Radon v jezeře - odhad množství podzemní vody. [Radon in a lake – an estimation of ground water input.] Sborník konference: Radionuklidy a ionizující záření ve vodním hospodářství 26 : 107-109.
Schmidt S., Hejzlar J., Kopáček J., Mercado M., Porcal P., Vystavna Y., Lanta V. (2022) Forest damage and subsequent recovery alter the water composition in mountain lake catchments. Science of the Total Environment 827 : 154293.
DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2022.154293 0048-9697
Kopáček J., Hejzlar J., Porcal P., Znachor P. (2021) Biogeochemical causes of sixty-year trends and seasonal variations of river water properties in a large European basin. Biogeochemistry 154 : 81–98.
DOI: 10.1007/s10533-021-00800-z
Kopáček J., Kaňa J., Porcal P., Stuchlík E. (2021) Diverse effects of accelerating climate change on chemical recovery of alpine lakes from acidic deposition in soil-rich versus scree-rich catchments. Environmental Pollution 284 : 117522.
DOI: 10.1016/j.envpol.2021.117522
Schmidt S., Hejzlar J., Kopáček J., Paule-Mercado M., Porcal P., Vystavna Y. (2021) Relationships between a catchment-scale forest disturbance index, time delays, and chemical properties of surface water. Ecological Indicators 125 : 107558.
DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolind.2021.107558
Shabarova T., Salcher M., Porcal P., Znachor P., Nedoma J., Grossart H., Seďa J., Hejzlar J., Šimek K. (2021) Recovery of freshwater microbial communities after extreme rain events is mediated by cyclic succession. Nature Microbiology 6 : 479–488.
DOI: 10.1038/s41564-020-00852-1
Abdolahpur Monikh F., Arenas-Lago D., Porcal P., Grillo R., Zhang P., Guo Z., Vijver M.G., Peijnenburg W.J.G.M. (2020) Do the joint effects of size, shape and ecocorona influence the attachment and physical eco(cyto)toxicity of nanoparticles to algae? Nanotoxicology 14 : 310-325.
DOI: 10.1080/17435390.2019.1692381
Kaňa J., Porcal P., Choma M. (2020) Plešné jezero a kůrovec. [Plešné lake and bark beetle.] Book 40.
Kopáček J., Bače R., Hejzlar J., Kaňa J., Kučera T., Matějka K., Porcal P., Turek J. (2020) Changes in microclimate and hydrology in an unmanaged mountain forest catchment after insect-induced tree dieback Science of the Total Environment 720 : 137518.
DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.137518
Kopáček J., Hejzlar J., Oulehle F., Porcal P., Weyhenmeyer G., Norton S. (2020) Disruptions and re-establishment of the calcium-bicarbonate equilibrium in freshwaters Science of the Total Environment 743 : 140626.
Piwosz K., Shabarova T., Pernthaler J., Posch T., Šimek K., Porcal P., Salcher M. (2020) Bacterial and eukaryotic small-subunit amplicon data do not provide a quantitative picture of microbial communities, but they are reliable in the context of ecological interpretations mSphere 5 : e00052-20.
DOI: 10.1128/mSphere.00052-20
Porcal P., Amirbahman A., Kopáček J., Norton S. (2020) Solar Radiation as the Likely Cause of Acid-Soluble Rare-EarthElements in Sediments of Fresh Water Humic Lakes Environmental Science & Technology 54 : 1545-1553.
DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.9b05146
Kopáček J., Kaňa J., Bičárová S., Brahney J. , Navrátil T., Norton S., Porcal P., Stuchlík E. (2019) Climate change accelerates recovery of the Tatra Mountain lakes from acidification and increases their nutrient and chlorophyll a concentrations Aquatic Sciences 81 : 70.
DOI: 10.1007/s00027-019-0667-7
Kopáček J., Kaňa J., Porcal P., Vrba J., Norton S. (2019) Effects of tree dieback on lake water acidity in the unmanaged catchment of Plešné Lake, Czech Republic Limnology and Oceanography 64 : 1614-1626.
DOI: 10.1002/lno.11139
Kopáček J., Evans C., Hejzlar J., Kaňa J., Porcal P., Šantrůčková H. (2018) Factors Affecting the Leaching of Dissolved Organic Carbon after Tree Dieback in an Unmanaged European Mountain Forest Environmental Science & Technology 52 : 6291-6299.
DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.8b00478
Kopáček J., Hejzlar J., Kaňa J., Porcal P., Turek J. (2018) Fluxes of ecologically important solutes in the Čertovo catchment–lake system from 1998–2017 Silva Gabreta 24 : 85-114.
Kopáček J., Hejzlar J., Kaňa J., Porcal P., Turek J. (2018) Fluxes of ecologically important solutes in the Plešné catchment–lake system from 2000–2017 Silva Gabreta 24 : 115-147.
Porcal P., Kopáček J. (2018) Photochemical degradation of dissolved organic matter reduces the availability of phosphorus for aquatic primary producers Chemosphere 193 : 1018-1026 .
DOI: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2017.11.140
Kopáček J., Fluksová H., Hejzlar J., Kaňa J., Porcal P., Turek J. (2017) Changes in surface water chemistry caused by natural forest dieback in an unmanaged mountain catchment. Science of the Total Environment 584–585 : 971–981 .
DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.01.148
Kopáček J., Hejzlar J., Porcal P., Posch M. (2017) Trends in riverine element fluxes: A chronicle of regional socio-economic changes Water Research 125 : 374–383.
DOI: 10.1016/j.watres.2017.08.067

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