Jan Daněk is a PhD student at the Charles University Environment Center in Prague and his research is focused on implementing ecosystem services into policy and decision-making. He received his master’s degrees in European Studies Focusing on European Law from Palacky University in Olomouc in 2010 and in 2015 in Social and Cultural Ecology from Charles University in Prague. In 2014 – 2016 he has been working at the Department of International Relations of the Ministry of the Environment and gained valuable experience in international relations in the environmental field.
Since September 2016, he started working at the Department of the Human Dimensions of Global Change at the Global Change Research Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences. Jan participated in various national and international projects - e.g. ESMERALDA, Participative modelling of ecosystem services values in protected areas, INTERREG Beskydy, LIFE LOCAL ADAPT, Adaptační opatření ve městech. Since 2019, he is a principal investigator in the CultES project which is focused on assessment and mapping of cultural ecosystem services in landscape. His main research themes are: a) implementation of the ecosystem services concept in various contexts (esp. protected areas, landscape) of nature and ecosystem governance; b) non-material nature contributions to people (cultural ecosystem services). Since 2016, he took part in 4 short-term research stays in France, Hungary, Greece and Brazil. He is a member of Young Ecosystem Services Specialists a Ecosystem Services Partnership.
List of publication on the ResearchGate profile.