prof. Vilém PECHANEC

prof. Vilém PECHANEC


+420 585 63-4579
office no. 2.20
office hours: by appointment

orcid rg scholar


Environmental geoinformatics, Geonformatics & Landscape ecology, Landuse/landcover analyses, Spatial Decision Support System


1999 Bc.  – Palacky University Olomouc, Department of Ecology
(Thesis: Evaluate natural elements in Cihelna area (cadastre Slavičín))
2001 M.Sc.  –  Palacky University Olomouc, Department of Ecology
(Thesis: Applying G.I.S to study the influence of grazing on flower-rich meadows in the White Carpathians Protected Landscape Area)
2005 Ph.D.  – Mendel University of Agriculture and Forestry in Brno, Department of Geoinformation Technologies
(Thesis: Decision support in GIS and its application in landscape management)
2007 RNDr.  –  Palacky University Olomouc, Department of Ecology
2013 Associate professor  – Mendel University in Brno, Faculty of Forestry and Wood Technology
habilitation in the field: Landscape Protection; thesis: Landscape analysis by SDSS

Certified courses
2000 Programming in v Avenue; ARCDATA Prague
2002 Remote Sensing: A Focus on Forest Ecosystems by Prof. Barett N. Rock; Mendel University Brno
2003 Advanced methods of data analysis; Mendel University Brno
2005 GRASS GIS; Mendel University Brno
2006 Working with LMS Unifor, Centre for Distance Education UP Olomouc
2008 ArcGIS Server – initial training; ARCDATA Prague
2010 ArcGIS Server – Advanced administration; ARCDATA Prague
2011 XML; GOPAS Prague
2012 HTML 5, CSS3 and frond end programming; Academia Praha Root
2012 Practical course of sampling (soil, sediment, water); Ekotechnika
2013 PostgreSQL efficiently, Academia Praha Root
2013 Geoprocessing tools in Python; ARCDATA Prague
2015 Models and tools for manipulating of spatial data; VARS Brno
2015 Python scripting in ArcGIS; VARS Brno
2017 Do-It-Yourself Geo Apps; Esri Inc.
2018 Migration from ArcMap to ArcGIS Pro; Arcdata Praha

Professional internships
2008 – Polsko – Uniwersytet Jagielloński, Krakow (2008)
2010 – Keňa – Kenya Wildlife Service (2010)
2010 – Francie – Aerofilm Photo services, Paříž (2010)
2011 – Čína – IALE China, Peking (2011)
2011 – Island – Háskóli Íslands(Univerzita Island), Reykjavík (2011)
2012 – Peru – Universidad Nacional Agraria de la Selva, Tingo María (2012)
2012 – Rakousko – Administration of NP Donau Auen a NP Neusiedler See – Seewinke (2012)


2001 – 2005 Administration of PLA The White Carpathians, Department of GIS
2005 -2013 Department of Geoinformatics, Palacky University Olomouc – Senior Lecture
2013 – … Department of Geoinformatics, Palacky University Olomouc – Assoc. Professor

Membership in professional organisations

The Czech Association for Geoinformation (CAGI) – from 10/2009 member of the bureau
European umbrella organization for Geographic Information (EUROGI)
Czech Association for Landscape Ecology (IALE-CZ) – 2016 – 2017 member of the bureau
International Association for Landscape Ecology (IALE)
Section of botany – Administration of PLA The White Carpathians
Corinium Geospatial Intelligence



member  of the Scholarly Board – Faculty of Science Palacký University

member of the Science and Pedagogical Council of the Earth Sciences  – Faculty of Science Palacký University

2014-2022 chairman of the Science and Pedagogical Council



KGI/ENVIG – Environmental geoinformatics

KGI/DYWE – Dynamic website


Leading of qualification work

 Dissertation leading to successful defense: 6
[Vendula HEJLOVA, Ph.D., Chukwudi NWAOGU Ph.D., Pavel SAMEC,Ph.D., Tomas POHANKA, Ph.D., Tomas BURIAN, Ph.D., Elvis TANGWA, Ph.D.]
 Rigorous theses leading to a successful defense: 1
 Master’s thesis defense: 31 (incl. 1 at MFF UK Praha)
 Bachelor theses: 28 (incl. 1 at OPF SU Opava)