doc. Mgr. Daniel Nývlt, Ph.D.

docent – Geografický ústav

kancelář: pav. 05/02021
Kotlářská 267/2
611 37 Brno

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telefon: 549 49 5846
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Curriculum Vitae

Person-Related Identification Information
  • Assoc Prof. Daniel Nývlt, PhD. (*1976)
  • Department of Geography, Faculty of Science
Employment - Position
  • Associate Professor working at the Department of Geography, Masaryk University in Brno, where he is the Principal Investigator of the Czech Polar Research Infrastructure and Head of the Polar-Geo-Lab.
Education and Academic Qualifications
  • He graduated from the Charles University in Prague in 1999 and completed Ph.D. in 2008 at the Department of Physical Geography and Geoecology, Charles University in Prague. He has completed the Associate Professorship at the Faculty of Science, Charles University in Prague in 2015.
  • Associate Professor working at the Department of Geography, Masaryk University in Brno, where he is the Principal Investigator of the Czech Polar Research Infrastructure and Head of the Polar-Geo-Lab. He has worked for the Czech Geological Survey since 1998 as a Quaternary specialist (since 2001), Head of Section (2005–2007) and Deputy Director (2008–2013) of Brno branch. As an external teacher, he also worked for the Department of Physical Geography and Geoecology (2008–2017) and the Department of Ecology (since 2013), Faculty of Science, Charles University in Prague and the Centre for Polar Ecology, Faculty of Science, University of South Bohemia (2011–2015).
Teaching Activities
  • He gives advance courses on Quaternary Geology and Palaeogeography; Geomorphology; Geology; Glaciers of the Earth and Geoscience and Ecology of Polar Regions at the Faculty of Science, Masaryk University in Brno; the Faculty of Science, Charles University in Prague and the Faculty of Science, University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice.
Scientific and Research Activities
  • Daniel Nývlt has experience with physical geographical, geomorphological and geological research at five continents (Europe, Asia, Northern and Southern America, the Arctic and Antarctica), frequently publishes results in international journals and books and is a co-author of numerous geological and geomorphological maps and provides reviews for a wide variety of international scientific journals. His research is focused on a wide range of scientific disciplines of Quaternary Geology and Physical Geography from sedimentology, palaeoclimatology, glacial geology, geomorphology, through stratigraphy and glaciology towards geochronology, ecology, natural hazards and remote sensing. D. Nývlt cooperates with researchers from Argentina, France, Germany, Italy, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Spain, the UK and the USA. He is Associate editor of Frontiers in Earth Science, Co-editor of Bulletin of Geosciences and served as deputy editor of this journal in the period 2003–2006 and is a member of editorial boards of the Journal of Geological Sciences – Anthropozoic and Czech Polar Reports, has organised various international conferences and edited special volumes of international journals and conference proceeding. He is an author or co-author of >120 reviewed scientific articles, maps or book chapters. 40 WoS-listed and 49 Scopus-listed papers; times cited: 548 (WoS); 619 (Scopus); h-index: 15 (WOS & Scopus). See and
  • Ten key publications:
  • Evans, M. E., Rutter, N. W., Catto, N., Chlachula, J., Nyvlt, D., 2003. Magnetoclimatology: Teleconnection between the Siberian loess record and North Atlantic Heinrich events. Geology 31, 537–540.
  • Engel, Z., Nývlt, D., Křížek, M., Treml, V., Jankovská, V., Lisá, L., 2010. Sedimentary evidence of landscape and climate history since the end of MIS 3 in the Krkonoše Mountains, Czech Republic. Quat. Sci. Rev. 29, 913–927.
  • Nývlt, D., Engel, Z., Tyráček, J., 2011. Pleistocene Glaciations of Czechia. In: Ehlers, J., Gibbard, P. L., Hughes, P. D. (eds): Quaternary Glaciations – Extent and Chronology, A closer look. Developments in Quaternary Science, 15, 37–46, Elsevier.
  • Nývlt, D., Košler, J., Mlčoch, B., Mixa, P., Lisá, L., Bubík, M., Hendriks, B.W.H., 2011. The Mendel Formation: Evidence for Late Miocene climatic cyclicity at the northern tip of the Antarctic Peninsula. Palaeogeogr. Palaeoclimatol. Palaeoecol. 299, 363–384.
  • Engel, Z., Nývlt, D., Láska, K., 2012. Ice thickness, areal and volumetric changes of Davies Dome and Whisky Glacier (James Ross Island, Antarctic Peninsula) in 1979–2006. J. Glaciol. 58, 904–914.
  • Nedbalová, L., Nývlt, D., Kopáček, J., Šobr, M., Elster, J., 2013. Freshwater lakes of Ulu Peninsula, James Ross Island, north-east Antarctic Peninsula: origin, geomorphology and physical and chemical limnology. Antar. Sci. 25, 358–372.
  • Nývlt, D., Braucher, R., Engel, Z., Mlčoch, B., ASTER Team, 2014. Timing of the Northern Prince Gustav Ice Stream retreat and the deglaciation of northern James Ross Island, Antarctic Peninsula during the last glacial–interglacial transition. Quat. Res. 82, 441–449.
  • Nývlt, D., Nývltová Fišáková, M., Barták, M., Stachoň, Z., Pavel, V., Mlčoch, B., Láska, K., 2016. Death age, seasonality, taphonomy and colonization of seal carcasses from Ulu Peninsula, James Ross Island, Antarctic Peninsula. Antar. Sci. 28, 3–16.
  • Hrbáček, F., Nývlt, D., Láska, K., 2017. Active layer thermal dynamics at two lithologically different sites on James Ross Island, Eastern Antarctic Peninsula. Catena 149, 592–602.
  • Oliva, M., Navarro, F., Hrbáček, F., Hernández, A., Nývlt, D., Pereira, P., Ruiz-Fernández, J., Trigo, R., 2017. Recent regional climate cooling on the Antarctic Peninsula and associated impacts on the cryosphere. Sci. Total Environ. 580, 201-223.
Awards Related to Science and Research
  • Dean's Prize for the best Ph.D. thesis, 2008, Faculty of Science, Charles University, Prague.


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