Date/place of birth: August 29, 1964, Praha (Prague)
Work address: Institute of Geophysics, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Boční II/1401, 141 31 Praha 4, Czech Republic
1982-1987 Faculty of Science, Charles University, RNDr. (MSc-level degree) in geology
1988-1992 Faculty of Science, Charles University; PhD equivalent - CSc degree awarded July 6,
1993; part of the PhD study (1991-1992) at the Univ. of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL, USA.
Aug. 1991-May 1992: graduate teaching assistant, June-July 1992 research assistant, Department of Geology, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign;
Sept. 1992-February 2003: lecturer, Dept. of Geology, Charles University, Prague (from March 2001 part-time)
March 2001 – present: researcher, Institute of Geophysics, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague; Head of the Sedimentary Basins Group
Other relevant experience:
March 2004-June 2005 research fellowship, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada
March 1997-February 1998 Royal Society Postdoctoral Fellowship, "Stratigraphic and sedimentological modelling of tidal sandstone reservoirs", Dept. of Geology, Royal Holloway (University of London).
May 1995 Tempus short-term placement, Imperial College, London
October 1993 Tempus short-term placement, Université P.&M. Curie, Paris
I have 20 years of research experience in sedimentology and sequence stratigraphy of clastic shallow-marine, lacustrine, fluvial, and aeolian systems in transtensional, foreland, and rift basins. In most of the 1990s, my research dealt with a wide range of aspects of sequence stratigraphy, based on field work in the Bohemian Cretaceous Basin (Czech Republic) and, partly, the Western Interior foreland basin. The studies focused on relationships between relative sea (base)-level changes, lithofacies, stable isotope stratigraphy, early diagenesis, and palaeoecology of marine and terrestrial ecosystems (in collaboration with specialists in geochemistry and palaeontology).
More recently, my research interests have included also the relationships of tectonics and basin-fill style, and a major line of current research involves a study of basin-scale depositional geometries of fluvial and coarse-grained deltaic systems in strike-slip and extensional basins; the field areas include the Eger Graben and the Bohemian Cretaceous Basin (Bohemian Massif, Central Europe), which provide ideal combinations of extensive outcrop and subsurface (well-log, core, seismic) data bases.
In collaboration with numerical modellers, I have been involved in modelling studies, initially on the roles of sediment supply and basin-margin geometry on clastic sequence architecture (in collaboration with D. Waltham and G.Nichols, Royal Holloway, UK), and most recently on tidal circulation patterns in shallow seaways, based on data from the Bohemian Cretaceous Basin (A. Mitchell, P. Allison, G. Hampson and others, Imperial College). Collaborative work with A.G. Plint (University of Western Ontario, Canada) has been under way for a number of years on a long-term research goal, to identify patterns of high-frequency sea-level changes in Cretaceous strata based on trans-Atlantic correlation. Other current research topics on which I collaborate include, for instance, the tectonics of the Eger Graben, North Bohemia. Funding for my current research comes mostly from grants of governmental organizations in the Czech Republic.
IAS (International Association of Sedimentologists). Vice-President (1998-2004); National Correspondent 1994-2006
SEPM (Society for Sedimentary Geology); member from 1992
AAPG (American Association of Petroleum Geologists); member from 1999.
CGS - Czech Geological Society (1998-2000)
Professional awards and prizes:
2007 AAPG Award of Excellence for a “Top Ten Poster Presentation”: Uličný D., Špičáková L., Laurin J., Grygar R., Čech S., 2007: Clues to Evolution of an Intracontinental, Transtensional Basin System: Clastic Sequence Geometries in the Bohemian Cretaceous Basin, Central Europe. In: Abstracts, 2007 AAPG Annual Meeting and Exhibition, April 1-4, 2007, Long Beach.
2002 The “Otto Wichterle Award” of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
1997 Award of the Czech Tectonic Studies Group, “Best Czech geoscience paper by a young author in 1997” for the paper by Uličný, D. and Špičáková, L. 1996. Response to high-frequency sea-level change in a fluvial to estuarine succession: Cenomanian paleovalley fill, Bohemian Cretaceous Basin. In: J. A. Howell and J. F. Aitken.(eds.): High-resolution Sequence Stratigraphy: Innovations and Applications. Geological Society Special Publication 104, 247-268. The Geological Society, London.
Imperial College, London, UK; Department of Geosciences, University of Texas at Austin, Texas; Hungarian Academy of Sciences & Eötvös University, Budapest; OEGG (Österreichische geologische Gesellschaft) & Geology Department, University of Vienna; Department of Geology, University of Liverpool; Elf GRC, London , UK.
G.Plint (University of Western Ontario, Canada)& D.Uličný : Current Developments in Clastic Sequence Stratigraphy. MND-International E&P, Prague, May 16-19, 2007.
D. Uličný & L. Špičáková : Sequence stratigraphy: a field exercise in basics. 2-day field course, MND-International E&P.
D. Waltham, D. Bosence, G. Nichols (Royal Holloway, University of London, UK), & D.Uličný: Computer modelling of stratigraphy and sedimentary processes. IAS Short Course, October 24-27, 2000, Prague.
G.Plint (University of Western Ontario, Canada)& D.Uličný : Clastic Sequence Stratigraphy: A Tool in Basin Analysis. IAS Short Course, May 22-27, 1999, Prague.
G.Plint & D.Uličný: Siliciclastic Sequence Stratigraphy. Short course during the 18th International Association of Sedimentologists Regional Meeting, August 29-September 1, 1997, Heidelberg.
D. Uličný & G. Nichols (Royal Holloway, University of London, UK): Shallow-marine and coastal sandstone bodies: processes, facies, and sequence stratigraphy. AMOCO Field Course, Czech Republic, September 6-9, 1997.
Peer reviews for journals and book series:
Sedimentology; Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology; Sedimentary Geology; Journal of the Geological Society (London); Acta Geologica Polonica; Geologica Carpathica; IAS Special Publications; SEPM Special Publications.
TEACHING & GRADUATE RESEARCH SUPERVISION
2007-8 Teaching part of “Geotectonics II” course, Institute of Petrology and Structural Geology, Charles University, Prague.
2004, University of Western Ontario, Adjunct Professor, 4th year field course, Nova Scotia
1992-2002, while employed at Charles University: leading and participation in a number of courses at undergraduate and MSc levels: Sedimentary Geology (Uličný), Plate tectonics (Jakeš et al.), Geotectonics and evolution of orogenic belts (Schulmann/Uličný); Petrology (Holub et al.) Current Issues in Sedimentary Geology (postgrad seminar, Uličný), labs for General Geology (Čepek et al.); Geological Mapping Field Course, Introduction to Geology and others.
1991-92, University of Illinois, as a graduate teaching assistant (1991-92), - labs in Sedimentology and Stratigraphy, Geology for Engineers, and Historical Geology.
Supervision of MSc and PhD projects:
2007- MSc research projects, Institute of Geology and Palaeontology, Charles University, Prague:
M. Skopcová – Architecture and depositional regime of sandstone bodies of the Lower-Middle Turonian in the northwestern part of the Bohemian Cretaceous Basin.
L. Vacková – Architecture and depositional regime of sandstone bodies of the Upper Turonian in the northwestern part of the Bohemian Cretaceous Basin.
2007- collaboration on PhD project: Andrew Mitchell (Imperial College, London, UK; principal supervisors P. Allison, G. Hampson).
Past MSc projects:
J. Laurin: Phosphate-bearing omission surfaces as a record of relative sea-level change, Bohemian Cretaceous Basin; defended 1996
M. Rajchl: Facies and architecture of the “Bílina Delta”, Neogene of the North Bohemian Basin – defended 1998
R. Tomanová: Architecture and evolution of Turonian sandstone bodies, Police sub-basin of the Bohemian Cretaceous Basin – defended 1998
J. Kanta: Sequence stratigraphy of estuarine valley fill deposits, Cenomanian, Bohemian Cretaceous Basin – defended 2000
L. Šplíchal: Proximal to distal correlation of deltaic depositional systems, upper part of the Jizera Formation (Turonian), Bohemian Cretaceous Basin – defended 2001
L. Caracciolo: Composizione, Provenienza e Diagenesi delle Areniti della Formazione di Peruc-Korycany (Cenomaniano), bacino Cretaceo Boemo, Repubblica Ceca. Tesi di laurea, Universita degli studi della Calabria. (Co-supervision; principal supervisor S. Critelli).
Past PhD projects:
L. Špičáková: Architectures and sedimentary environments of fluvial deposits of the Bohemian Cretaceous Basin: (co-supervisor), defended 1998.
J. Laurin: Effects of relative sea-level fluctiations and their controls in proximal versus distal shallow-marine successions; examples from the Bohemian Cretaceous Basin, Czech Republic, and the U.S. Western Interior (defended 2003)
K. Martínek: Evolution of the Krkonose Piedmont and Intra-Sudetic basins: clues to the early post-orogenic evolution of the Bohemian Massif (not finalized, DU ended supervision)
M. Rajchl: Extensional tectonics and clastic depositional systems of the Eger Graben, Neogene, N Czech Republic (part-time PhD program, defended 2006)
RESEARCH GRANTS AWARDED, SINCE 2000:
1999-2001 GAČR - 205/99/0739: Record of tectonic evolution and climate changes in Permian-Triassic continental deposits of the Krkonoše Piedmont and Intra-Sudetic basins: clues to the early post-orogenic evolution of the Bohemian Massif. Principal Investigator: D. Uličný, co-investigator: K. Martínek.
2000 MŽP (Czech Ministry of the Environment) - OH - 27/00: Correlation of geophysical and sedimentological data in outrops and well-logs: stratigraphic analysis of Cenomanian and Turonian sandstone bodies in the Mělník-Česká Lípa area, as a supplementary methodology for the study of reservoir rock characteristics. Principal Investigator: D. Uličný, co-investigator: J. Laurin.
2001-2003 GAČR - 205/01/0629 Controls on basin-fill architecture of intracontinental extensional and strike-slip basins: examples from the Cretaceous and Neogene of the Bohemian Massif. Principal Investigator: D. Uličný, co-investigator: M. Rajchl
2002-2003 GAČR – 205/02/0171 Processes and environments of rhythmic sedimentation in a coal-bearing foreland basin: a sedimentological study of upper Petřkovice Member, Upper Silesian Basin. Principal Investigator: P. Bezuško, co-investigators D. Uličný, S. Opluštil (DU ended collaboration in 2002)
2002 MŽP (Czech Ministry of the Environment) - OG – 13/02: Reintepretation of reflection-seismic data from the Most Basin, Czech Republic: a new look at the infill and deformation of a coal-bearing rift basin. Principal Investigator: D. Uličný
2002-2004 MŽP (Czech Ministry of the Environment) - OG – 9/02: Stratigraphic architecture of Cenomanian depositional systems, Bohemian Cretaceous Basin: relationships to reactivation of basement structures. Principal Investigator: D. Uličný
2006-2008 GAAV IAA300120609: Interactions between water-mass circulation, hydrodynamic conditions of sedimentation, and relative sea-level changes in an epeiric seaway: the Bohemian Cretaceous Basin, Central Europe. Principal Investigator: D. Uličný
2006-2008 GAČR GA205/06/1823: Record of tectonic processes and sea-level change during inception of an intracontinental basin: Cenomanian of the Bohemian Cretaceous Basin. Principal Investigator: L. Špičáková (GFU)
(Note: GAČR and GA AVČR are government-financed science foundations of the Czech Republic, the Charles University, and the Czech Academy of Sciences, respectively.)
RESPONSIBILITIES / COMMITTEES / EDITORIAL BOARDS:
Institute of Geophysics, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic: Scientific Council member, 2006-7
Geology Section, Charles University: Postgraduate study committee, 1999-2003
Faculty of Science, Charles University: Academic Senate, 1990-1991, in charge of organizing students’assessment of teaching quality, 1994-1995
Editorial Boards: Acta Univ. Carol.-Geologica 1994-1998; Geolines 1998-2003
Host of 2005 Fulbright Fellow, Prof. Gary Kocurek. Main organizer, 8th meeting of the Czech Tectonic Studies Group and the 1st meeting of the Central European Tectonics Group, 24.-27.4. 2003, Hrubá Skála, Czech Republic. From 1998 (as IAS Vice-President), organization and co-ordination of activities in sedimentary geology in countries of eastern and central Europe. Main organizer, conference "Sedimentární geologie v České republice" (Faculty of Science, Charles University, Prague, 23. and 24.1. 1996). Co-organizer of a conference session: "Clastic sequence stratigraphy and basin history", 18th Regional European Meeting of Sedimentology, Heidelberg, Sept. 2-4, 1997. Organization of teaching by overseas instructors at the Faculty of Science, Charles University; coordinator of selected Tempus Scheme shourt courses and other activities in sedimentary geology in the Czech Republic.