doc. Ing. Petr Máca, Ph.D.


Czech University of Life Sciences Prague
Faculty of Environmental Sciences
Department of Water Resources and Environmental Modelling (MCEV II D437)
Kamýcká 129, 165 00 Prague - Suchdol, Czech Republic

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Research projects

Main project coordinator, CULS coordinator

Compensation of negative climate change impacts on water supply and ecosystems using the localities for potential accumulation of surface water. Coordinator for FES CULS Prague, TA04020501, Technology Agency of the Czech Republic, 2014- 2017.

Monitoring and evaluation of extreme runoff conditions in catchments of small streams, focused on prevention and mitigation of flood damages. Ministry of Agriculture of the Czech Republic (NAZV), 1G46040, 2004-2008.

Member of research team

Soil moisture and runoff droughts in a changing climate, 16-16549S Czech Science foundation , 2016 -2018.

New technologies of bathymetry of rivers and reservoirs to determine their storage capacity and monitor the amount and dynamics of sediments, TA04020042 Technology Agency of the Czech Republic, 2014–2017.

Proposal of a system for managing emergency situations associated with drought and water scarcity in the Czech Republic, VG20102014038, Ministry of Interior of the Czech Republic, 2010–2014.

Creation of information system for evaluation of avalanche hazard in mountain regions in the Czech Republic, Ministry of Interior of the Czech republic VG20132015115, 2013 -2015.

The possibilities of the mitigation of climate change impact by increasing of accumulations in river basin of Rakovnicky stream (pilot project), QH91247 Ministry of Agriculture of the Czech Republic, 2009-2011.

Geographic information systems to support crisis management and interconnection systems for automatic notification, Ministry of Interior of the Czech Republic, VG20132015127, 2013-2015.

Sustainable Utilization of the Ground Water in Czech Republic, Technology Agency of the Czech Republic TA02021249, 2012-2015.

The use of hydrological measurements at schematization of watercourses for the purposes of hydrodynamic models, Technology Agency of the Czech Republic TA02020139, 2012 -2015.


Markonis, Y., Kumar, R., Hanel, M., Rakovec, O., Maca, P., & AghaKouchak, A. (2021). The rise of compound warm-season droughts in Europe. Science Advances, 7(6), eabb9668.

Bures, L., Sychova, P., Maca, P., Roub, R.; Marval, S., 2019: River Bathymetry Model Based on Floodplain Topography. Water , 11, 1287.

Markonis Y., Hanel M., Maca P., Kysely J., Cook E. R. 2018: Persistent multi-scale fluctuations shift European hydroclimate to its millennial boundaries. Nature Communications, 9, 1, s 1767.

Markonis, Y., Moustakis, Y., Nasika, C., Sychova, P.., Dimitriadis,  P., Hanel, M., Máca, P., Papalexiou, S. M., 2018: Global estimation of long-term persistence in annual river runoff, Advances in Water Resources, 113, s 1-12,

Svoboda, V., Hanel, M., Maca, P., Kysely, J. 2017: Characteristics of rainfall events in regional climate model simulations for the Czech Republic. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 21, 2, s 963 -980.

Hanel, M., Maca, P., Basta, P., vlnas, r., Pech, P., 2016: The rainfall erosivity factor in the Czech Republic and its uncertainty. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 20, 10, s 4307 - 4322.

Svoboda, V., Hanel, M., Maca, P., Kysely, J. 2016: Projected changes of rainfall event characteristics for the Czech Republic. Journal of Hydrology and Hydromechanics, 64, 4, s 415 -425.

Maca, P., Pech, P. 2016: Forecasting SPEI and SPI Drought Indices Using the Integrated Artificial Neural Networks. Computational Inteligence and Neuroscience, Art. Nu 3868519.

Svoboda, V., Maca, P., M. Hanel, M., Pech, P. 2015: Spatial correlation structure of monthly rainfall at a mesoscale region of north-eastern Bohemia," Theoretical and Applied Climatology., 1-2, s 359 -375.

Maca, P., Pech, P. 2015 The inertia weight updating strategies in Particle Swarm Optimisation based on the Beta distribution," Mathematical Problems in Engineering, Art. Nu. 790465.

Jakubcova, M., Maca, P., Pech, P., 2015: Parameter Estimation in Rainfall-Runoff Modelling Using Distributed Versions of Particle Swarm Optimization Algorithm. Mathematical Problems in Engineering, Art. Nu. 968067, pg. 1-13. ISSN: 1024-123X.

Maca, P. , Pech, P., Pavlasek, P., 2014: Comparing the Selected Transfer Functions and Local Optimization Methods for Neural Network Flood Runoff  Forecast," Mathematical Problems in Engineering,  Art. Nu. 782351.

Hanel, M., Maca, P., 2014: Spatial variability and interdependence of rain event characteristics in the Czech Republic," Hydrological Processes, vol. 28, pp. 2929-2944.

Jakubcova, M., Maca, P., Pech, P., 2014: A Comparison of Selected Modifications of the Particle Swarm Optimization Algorithm," Journal of Applied Mathematics.

Hanel, M., Mrkvickova, M., Maca, P., Vizina, A., Pech, P., 2013: Evaluation of Simple Statistical Downscaling Methods for Monthly Regional Climate Model Simulations with Respect to the Estimated Changes in Runo in the Czech Republic," Water Resources Management, vol. 27, pp. 5261-5279.

Havlícek, V., Hanel, M., Maca, P., Kuráž, M., Pech, P., 2013: Incorporating basic hydrological concepts into genetic programming for rainfall-runoff forecasting, Computing, Volume 95, Issue 1 Pages 363–380

Juras, R., Pavlasek, J., Ded, P., Tomasek, V., Maca, P., 2013: A portable simulator for investigating rain-on-snow events," Zeitschrift fur Geomorphologie, vol. 57, pp. 73-89.

Hanel, M., Vizina, A., Maca, P., Pavlasek, J., 2012: A multi-model assesment of climate change impact on hydrological regime in the Czech Republic.," Journal of Hydrology and Hydromechanics, vol. 60, no. 3, pp. 152-161, 2012.

Maca P., Torfs P. 2009: The influence of temporal rainfall distribution in the flood runoff modelling. Soil and water Research, 4, 2, S102 – S110.

Maca P. 2003: Movement of rainfall events in Prague area. Journal of Hydrology and Hydromechanics, 51 (1).