Adam Emmer obtained his PhD in Physical Geography and Geoecology at Faculty of Science, Charles University, Prague, in 9/2017. His PhD thesis ‘Dynamics of evolution and hazardousness of lakes in the Cordillera Blanca, Peru‘ was supervised by Prof. Vít Vilímek. Adam has been working for Department of Human Dimensions of Global Change (Global Change Research Institute, the Czech Academy of Sciences), since 2/2015.
Adam specializes in research on selected aspects of natural hazards in the broader context of ongoing geoenvironmental change, especially in high mountain areas. More specifically, Adam focuses his research on causes, mechanisms and consequences of lake outburst floods and identification of potentially hazardous lakes for enhanced hazard mitigation and management. Currently, he is (co‑)researching projects focusing on risky consequences of processes induced by glacier retreat, he also participates in the projects dealing with adaptation to climate change in the Central European context and contributed to the development of adaptation strategies of Czech cities.
Since 2012, he conducted 6 month-long field campaigns in Peru, semestral stay at BOKU, Wien, semestral stay at UNU FLORES, Dresden, and short-term intense summer schools in France, Kyrgyzstan and Taiwan. Adam has published 19 papers in IF journals since 2013 (e.g., Geomorphology, Landslides, NHESS, HESS), 10 of them as the first author, several book chapters and popularization papers. His current WOS h index is 8. He was awarded by Outstanding Young Researcher Award (International Consortium on geo-Disaster Reduction) and Award of the Dean of Faculty of Science, Charles University, in 2017. Adam is a member of Czech Association of Geomorphologists (ČAG) and European Geosciences Union (EGU). He serves as a reviewer for various journals such as NHESS, HESS, Landslides, ESPL, PPG or STOTEN.