Projects & Grants

Geomorphological aspects of landslides, subsidence basins, and caves
Project IdSGS02/PřF/2023
Main solverMgr. Michal Břežný, Ph.D.
Period1/2023 - 12/2023
ProviderSpecifický VŠ výzkum
AnotationKnowledge of the dynamics of the geomorphological processes that shape the landscape is important for understanding current and future trends in landscape development, but also for identifying potential risks that may arise from these processes. Equally important is the use of correct and sufficiently accurate methods used in geomorphological research. This project can be divided into 3 main parts: landslides, caves and subsidence basins. Within landslide research, the project focuses on both general geomorphological research and research on landslides as geohazards. The project will also include refinement of dendrogeomorphological methods. The second part of the project focuses on subsidence basins, i.e. subsidence caused by undermining. These areas are often affected by quite large landslides. The research on subsidence basins will thus be partly connected with the previous part of the project. The third part of the project will deal with research on fluvial sediments in caves, which have an influence on their hydrological and geomorphological conditions. Fluvial-geomorphological investigations in flow-through caves are still rather scarce worldwide. The results will help to better understand the interactions between hydrological systems and subsurface geomorphological forms.