Urban Josef, born 22 March, 1981 in the town of Nové Město na Moravě, Vysočina Region, Czechoslovakia (since 01 January 1993 – Czech Republic). Graduated from Mendel University in Brno, Faculty of Forestry and Wood Technology, with a specialty in Forestry, qualification Engineer of Forestry (equivalent of MSc), in the city of Brno, South Moravian Region, Czech Republic (2005). MSc thesis: «Vybrané půdní fyzikální vlastnosti a jejich ovlivnitelnost náhradními porosty různé dřevinné skladby v Podkrkonoší» (Effect of tree species composition on the soil physical properties), Brno, Mendel University in Brno, 2005 (in Czech). PhD (2009), and Habilitation (DSc, 2013) in Tree Phytology at Mendel University in Brno. PhD thesis: «Architektura stromu na makroskopické úrovni a možnosti kvantifikace jeho operačních parametrů ovlivňujících transpiraci» (Tree architecture on its macroscopic level and ways of quantification of its characteristics affecting transpiration), Brno, Mendel University in Brno, 2009 (in Czech). DSc thesis: «Vliv stresu a parametrů prostředí na vodní status a související morfologii a anatomii stromu» (Effect of stress and environmental conditions on tree water status, its anatomy and morphology), Brno, Mendel University in Brno, 2013 (in Czech). Associate Professor for the Department of Forest Botany, Dendrology and Geobiocoenology, Faculty of Forestry and Wood Technology, Mendel University in Brno, in the city of Brno, South Moravian Region, Czech Republic (since 2013 to present). Docent for the Department of Ecology and Nature Management, Senior Research Scientist for the Laboratory of Biogeochemistry of Ecosystems, School of Ecology and Geography, Siberian Federal University, in the city of Krasnoyarsk, Krasnoyarsk Krai, Russia (since 2016 to present). Expert in forestry, forest physiological ecology, tree structure and function. PI and Co-PI for a numerous national and international research projects focusing on tree physiological ecology and tree response to the stress. Review Editor in Forest Ecophysiology for an international scientific journal «Frontiers in Forests and Global Change». Author and co-author of more than 40 papers and 2 books.
Papers in Scopus – 41
Total Scopus citations – 239; Scopus Hirsh index – 10.
Total Web of Science Core Collection citations – 209;
Web of Science Core Collection Hirsh index – 9.