Dr Stanislav Martinat
I am a human geographer whose focal points of research interests are in rural geography with an emphasis on implications of new spatial phenomena (like brownfields and renewable energies) affecting various types of contemporary rural space. I am particularly interested in social and environmental dynamics that have been recently occurring in the East-Central Europe. Recently I am also keen on energy transition in rural Wales.
I joined the School of Geography and Planning in February 2018 to work with Professor Richard Cowell on the research project on topic of socio-spatial implications of location of anaerobic digestion plants in Wales. This project is kindly co-funded by the Welsh Goverment, Cardiff University and the European Commission (COFUND Fellowpship).
I come from the Czech Republic where I have been working as a member of the Brownfields Research Group and the Czech Energy Geography Research Group of the Department of Environmental Geography of the Institute of Geonics (Czech Academy of Sciences) since 2001. In 2016 I was awarded by the Fulbright Scholar Fellowship and was priveleged to spend great 8 months by making research at the School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning of Arizona State University.
My research interests are twofold. The first lies in the issues around brownfields regeneration, its public perception and alternative brownfields re-use options and regional brownfield prioritization. My second research direction is in problems connected to diffusion and uptake of renewable energy technology, socio-spatial consequences of occurrence of anaerobic digestion plants in rural space and agricultural change.
- since February 2018: Cardiff University, School of Geography and Planning, COFUND Research Fellow
- since November 2001: Institute of Geonics of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Department of Environmental Geography (research assistant, researcher, post-doctoral researcher, junior research, senior researcher)
- August 2016 - March 2017: Arizona State University, School of Geography and Planning (Fulbright Visiting Fellow)
- since 2011: Palacky University, Faculty of Science, Department of Geography (external lecturer)
- 2008-2018: Silesian Univeristy, School of Business Administration, Department of Public Economics and Administration (assistant professor)
- PhD in Human Geography, Comenius University, Slovakia (2015)
- MSc in Geography, Masaryk University, Czech Republic (2002)
Honours and awards
- COFUND Fellowship, Cardiff Univeristy, School of Geography and Planning, Co-funded by the Welsh Government, Cardiff University and the European Commission (31 months)
- Fulbright Scholarship, Awarded by the Fulbright Commission in the Czech Republic, Arizona State University, School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning (8 months)
Committees and reviewing
- Editorial Board: Moravian Geographical Reports
- Journals reviewer: Habitat International, Sustainability, Energy Policy, Energy Research and Social Sciences, Journal of Cleaner Production, Tijdschrift vor economische en social geografie, The Science of the Total Environment, Cities, Bulletin of Geography, Geographia Technica, Moravian Geographical Reports
In my previous appointments in the Czech Republic, I have been teaching Rural Geography, Agricultural Geography (Palacky University, Olomouc, since 2012) and Regional Economics, Regional Policy, Spatial Economy (Silesian University, 2009-2017).
My research interests are twofold. The first lies in issues around brownfields and their public perception, their alternative re-use options, brownfield regeneration and regional brownfield prioritization. I was a member of research team of the Horizon2020 project INSPIRATION (2015-2018) and the 7FP project TIMBRE (Taylored Improvement of Brownfield Regneration in Europe, 2011-2014). The most recent research results are here:
Martinat, S., Navratil, J., Hollander, J. B., Trojan, J., Klapka, P., Klusacek, P., & Kalok, D. (2018). Re-reuse of regenerated brownfields: Lessons from an Eastern European post-industrial city. Journal of Cleaner Production, 188, 536-545.
- Limasset, E., Pizzol, L., Merly, C., Gatchett, A. M., Le Guern, C., Martinát, S., Klusacek, P. & Bartke, S. (2018). Points of attention in designing tools for regional brownfield prioritization. Science of The Total Environment, 622, 997-1008.
- Klusacek, P., Alexandrescu, F., Osman, R., Maly, J., Kunc, J., Dvořák, P., Frantal, B., Havlicek, M., Krejci, T., Martinat, S., Skokanova, H. & Trojan, J. (2018). Good governance as a strategic choice in brownfield regeneration: Regional dynamics from the Czech Republic. Land Use Policy, 73, 29-39.
- Alexandrescu, F., Klusacek, P., Bartke, S., Osman, R., Frantal, B., Martinat, S., Kunc, J., Pizzol, L., Zabeo, A., Guibilato, E., Critto, A., & Bleicher, A. (2017). Actor networks and the construction of applicable knowledge: the case of the Timbre Brownfield Prioritization Tool. Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy, 19(5), 1323-1334.
My second research direction is in diffusion and uptake of renewable energy technology, socio-spatial consequences of occurrence of anaerobic digestion plants in rural space and agricultural change. I am the member of research team of the Horizon2020 (COST Action) project Renewable Energy and Landscape Quality (2015-2018) and used to be project manager and researcher of the European Social Fund project Energy landscapes: Innovation, Development and Internationalization of Research (2011-2014). The most recent publications are here:
Frantál, B., Van der Horst, D., Martinát, S., Schmitz, S., Silva, L., Golobic, M., & Roth, M. (2018). Spatial targeting, synergies and scale: Exploring the criteria of smart practices for siting renewable energy projects. Energy Policy, 120, 85-93.
- Martinat, S., Navratil, J., Trojan, J., Frantal, B., Klusacek, P., & Pasqualetti, M. J. (2017). Interpreting regional and local diversities of the social acceptance of agricultural AD plants in the rural space of the Moravian-Silesian Region (Czech Republic). Rendiconti Lincei, 28(3), 535-548.
- Dvorak, P., Martinat, S., Van der Horst, D., Frantal, B., & Tureckova, K. (2017). Renewable energy investment and job creation; a cross-sectoral assessment for the Czech Republic with reference to EU benchmarks. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 69, 360-368.
- Martinat, S., Navratil, J., Dvorak, P., Van der Horst, D., Klusacek, P., Kunc, J., & Frantal, B. (2016). Where AD plants wildly grow: The spatio-temporal diffusion of agricultural biogas production in the Czech Republic. Renewable Energy, 95, 85-97.
- Anaerobic digestion plants in rural Wales: Social,-spatial diffusion of technology, social acceptance and energy transition (COFUND Fellowship, Co-funded by the Welsh Government, Cardiff University and the European Commission, from 2018, £ 161,821).
- The Re-use of Energy-industry Brownfields: Analyses, Best Practices and a Research Agenda (the Fulbright Commission, 2016-2017, £ 21,000).
- Brownfields in Urban and Rural Space: Geographic, Economic, Historic and Legal Consequences and its Importance for Regional Development (Silesian University, SGS/2016/13, 2016-2017, £ 39,000).
- Energy Landscapes: Innovation, dynamics and internalisation of research, Operational Programme: Education for Competitiveness, European Social Fund (2011-2014), co-ordinator: Dr. Bohumil Frantal, project manager: Dr. Standa Martinat (CZ.1.07/2.3.00/20.0025, £ 430,000), www.engela.eu
- Agriculture in mountain conditions, its spatio-temporal changes and importance for the development of mountain areas (Grant Agency of AS CR, KJB300860902, 2009-2010, £ 43,000).
- Development of professional skills of geographers of the Institute of Geonics, Czech Academy of Science (Operational Programme, Education for Competitiveness, European Social Fund, CZ.1.07/2.3.00/09.0234, 2009-2011, £ 75,000).
Member of research team
- Integrated Spatial Planning, Land Use and Soil Management Research Action (INSPIRATION), Horizon2020 (2014-2018, no. 681256), co-ordinators: Dr. Detlef Grimski, Dr. Stephan Bartke (German Ministry for Environment, Berlin, Germany), www.inspiration-h2020.eu
- Renewable Energy and Landscape Quality (RELY) (Horizon2020, Transport and Urban Development COST Action TU1401, 2014-2018), Project co-ordinator: Professor Michael Roth (HochSchule für Wirtschaft und Umwelt, Nürtinger-Gieslingen), www.cost-rely.eu
- Tailored Improvement of Brownfield Regeneration in Europe (TIMBRE), FP7 EU programme (2011-2014, no. 265364), co-ordinator: Dr.Stephan Bartke (Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, UFZ, Leipzig, Germany), www.timbre-project.eu
- Socio-spatial consequences of demographic changes in the cities of South-Eastern Europe, Volkswagen Stiftung, (2006-2009), co-ordinator: Dr. Annegret Haase (Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, UFZ, Leipzig, Germany)
- Revitalisation of urban brownfields: comparative analyses in the areas of the Eastern Germany and the Czech Republic (AVČR–DAAD-D 10–CZ12/08-09, 2009-2010).
Socio-spatial diffusion of renewable energy projects in the Czech Republic (16-04483S,Grant Agency of the Czech Republic,2016-2018, coordinators: Dr. Dan Van der Horst,Dr. Bohumil Frantal), www.energygeographies.eu
New Methods for Improving Brownfields Regeneration to Optimize Decision-Making Processes (Technology Agency of the Czech Republic, TD020259, 2014-2015, co-ordinator: Dr Petr Klusacek), www.brownfields.eu
I am interested in supervising students in the areas of:
- socio-spatial consequences of occurrence of brownfields, perception of brownfields, brownfields regeneration
- renewable energy in rural space, biogas energy and local development