Ing. Matěj Orság, PhD

Position: Postdoctoral researcher
Branch: Department of Climate Change Impacts on Agroecosystems
Zemědělská 1665/1
613 00


Research Focus

Area of micrometeorology and agricultural science. Main focus on measurement of water fluxes from agricultural landscape (sap flow, eddy covariance, Bowen ratio energy balance method). Management, analysis, interpretation and publication of data outputs. Technical support for a network of meteorological weather stations and other infrastructure at the experimental measurement sites accross the Czech Republic and Austria.


2017 - PhD degree in the field of General Plant Production, PhD thesis topic: Agrometeorological aspects of growth and developmnet of short rotation coppice. PhD thesis supervisor prof. Mgr. Ing. Miroslav Trnka, PhD.

2009 - MSc. in Agroecology, Mendel University in Brno

2006 - Bc. in Agroecology, Mendel University in Brno


2011 - 1. place at conference MendelNet, category: Plant biology

2012 - 2. place at conference MendelNet, category: Plant biology

2013 - Director's award at Global Change and Resilience conference (best poster)

Important research visits and fellowships

2015 - two weeks internship at the Centre of Excellence Plant & Vegetation Ecology (PLECO), at Universiteit Antverpen, Antverp, Belgium. A lecture about my world was given to fellows from PLECO.

2012 - scholarship within the project AKTION - 3 months study project at BOKU university, Vienna, Austira

2012 - 2014 - US, North Carolina State University, 5 study trips or measuring campaigns, 3 months in total.

2007 - 2008 - 10 months of Erasmus fellowship, UPV Valencia, Spain

Brief scientometrics

January 2018

h-index according to WOS/GoogleScholar: 2 / 3

number of publications in WOS: 18

number of citations in WOS/GoogleScholar: 30 / 46

best papers:

Orság, M., Fischer, M., Tripathi, A., M., Žalud, Z., Trnka, M. (2018). "Sensitivity of short rotation poplar coppice biomass productivity to the throughfall reduction – Estimating future drought impacts." Biomass and Bioenergy 109: 182-189.

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Fischer, M., Zenone, T., Trnka, M., Orság, M., Montagnani, L., Ward, E. J., Tripathi, A., M., Hlavinka, P., Seufert, G., Žalud, Z., King, J., S., Ceulemans, R. (2017). "Water requirements of short rotation poplar coppice: Experimental and modelling analyses across Europe." Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, in print.

Trnka, M., Fischer, M., Bartošová, L., Orság, M., Kyncl, T., Ceulemans, R., King, J., S., Büntgen, U. (2016). "Potential and limitations of local tree ring records in estimating a priori the growth performance of short-rotation coppice plantations." Biomass and Bioenergy 92: 12-19.

Orság, M., Fischer, M., Trnka, M., Tripathi, A., M., Žalud, Z. (2013). "Transpiration of poplar based short rotation coppice under drought stress." Acta Horticulturae 991: 231-237.

Hlavinka, P., Trnka, M., Kersebaum, K. C., Čermák, P., Pohanková, E., Orság, M., Pokorný, E., Fischer, M., Brtnický, M., Žalud, Z. (2013). "Modelling of yields and soil nitrogen dynamics for crop rotations by HERMES under different climate and soil conditions in the Czech Republic." Journal of Agricultural Science 152(02): 188-204.