Marketa Podebradska

Marketa Podebradska

  • Contact Information
  • My Story
  • Publications
  • Background
  • Interests
  • Grants

Contact Information

DegreeDoctorate of Philosophy in Natural Resource Sciences with a specialization in Climate Assessment and Impacts
Address249 North Hardin Hall
3310 Holdrege Street
Lincoln NE
68583–0962
Phone
  • office: 402-450-8903 Ext:
E-mailpodebradska.marketa@huskers.unl.edu
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Advisor(s)Mike Hayes

 

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podebradska.marketa@gmail.com

Office Hours

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My Story

I am currently a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, School of Natural Resources. My specialization is in climate impacts and assessment and I mostly focus on impacts of drought on grassland ecosystems. Specifically, I develop statistical models that estimate the amount of grass at a particular location under certain climate conditions. Within these models I use information about greenness of the grass obtained by satellites, which is a technology that I am very interested in. I have always been fascinated by weather and climate and my current work combines my passion for it with remote sensing technology and rangeland ecology.

I got my bachelor’s degree from the Czech University of Life Sciences in Prague, Faculty of Environmental Sciences, majoring in Applied Ecology. I received the deans award for an exceptional bachelor’s thesis. During my undergraduate studies I was awarded with a Robitschek Scholarship, a competitive program that allowed me to study abroad for one year at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where I also worked as a student intern for the National Drought Mitigation Center. After finishing my undergraduate studies, I got a graduate research assistantship with the UNL School of Natural Resources and the National Drought Mitigation Center. I am currently finishing my Ph.D. and am looking for the next opportunities in my life.

In my professional life I like to promote drought and climate education and do outreach activities and am very interested in science communication. I am a social chair in our department’s Graduate Student Association, and I lead a writing group of other doctoral and postdoctoral students. In my personal I enjoy riding a bike, walking my dog, and cooking.

Selected Publications

Noel, M., D. Bathke, B. Fuchs, D. Gutzmer, T. Haigh, M. Hayes, M. Poděbradská, C. Shield, K. Smith, M. Svoboda. (2020) Linking Drought Impacts to Drought Severity at the State Level. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 101:E1312–E1321.Online
Poděbradská, M., Wylie, B., Hayes, M. J., Wardlow, B., Bathke, D., Dahal, D., Bliss, N. 2019. Monitoring Drought Impacts on Annual Forage Production in Semi-arid Grasslands: Nebraska Sandhills Case Study. Remote Sensing. 11(18), 2106.Online
Podebradska, M., Wylie, B., Hayes, M.J., Wardlow, B., Bathke, D. 2019. Developing a Tool to Monitor Drought Impacts on Semi-Arid U.S. Grasslands: Nebraska Sandhills Case Study. Littleton, Co: Society for Range Management. Pp. 74.Online
Podebradska, M., Wylie, B., Hayes, M.J., Wardlow, B., Bathke, D. 2019. Developing a Tool to Monitor Drought Impacts on Semi-Arid U.S. Grasslands: Nebraska Sandhills Case Study. Washington, D.C.: ESA.Online
Podebradska, M., Wylie, B., Hayes, M.J., Wardlow, B., Bathke, D. 2019. Drought Impacts on Annual Forage Production in Semi-arid Grasslands. AGU.Online
Podebradska, M., Wylie, B., Hayes, M.J., Wardlow, B.D., Bathke, D.J., Bliss, N.B., Dahal, D. (2019) Monitoring Drought Impact on Annual Forage Production in Semi-Arid Grasslands: A Case Study of Nebraska Sandhills. Remoste Sens. 11(18), 2106Online
McEvoy, J., Bathke, D., Burkardt, N., Cravens, A., Haigh, T., Hall, K., Hayes, M. J., Jedd, T., Podebradska, M., Wickham, E. (2018). Ecological Drought: Accounting for the Non-Human Impacts of Water Shortage in the Upper Missouri Headwaters Basin, MontanOnline

Background

Education

DegreeMajorInstitutionYear Awarded
Bachelor of ScienceEnvironmental Studies, Applied EcologyCzech University of Life Sciences, Prague2016

 

Affiliations

 

Awards

TitleAwarded byYear Awarded
SNRMeritorious Graduate Student SNR Graduate Committee2021
Dean’s Award for an Outstanding Bachelor’s ThesisCzech University of Life Sciences in Prague2016
Robitschek ScholarshipUniversity of Nebraska - Lincoln2014

 

Websites

Areas of Interest/Expertise

  • Climate
  • Remote sensing
  • NDVI
  • Rangeland ecology
  • GIS
  • Large data analysis
  • Machine learning
  • Regression tree models
  • Spatial modeling
  • Python
  • Drought
  • Grassland

Grants

Currently this page only displays grants that were awarded on 1/1/ 2009 to the present. If a grant was awarded prior to 1/1/ 2009 and is still active, it will not be displayed on this page.

Grant TitleA Multi-Spatial Approach to Monitoring Forage Characteristics of Western US Grasslands
Starting Date10/01/2020

Investigator(s)

Ending Date08/16/2021
Funding Level$84,999.00
Funding AgencyUS Department of Interior - Geological Survey

 

Grant TitleDrought Impacts on Grasslands
Starting Date03/15/2019

Investigator(s)

Ending Date09/14/2019
Funding Level$84,995.00
Funding AgencyUS Department of Interior - GS