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Mgr. Ivo Baroň, PhD.

Oddělení inženýrské geologie
Ústav struktury a mechaniky hornin AVČR, v.v.i.
V Holešovičkách 41
182 09, Praha 8
Česká republika
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I am a geoscientist with an interdisciplinary background in structural geology, geomorphology, applied geophysics and engineering geology, preferably focused on active tectonics and deep-seated landslides. I achieved my PhD degree in 2005 at Masaryk University Brno, Czech Republic, being focused on structure, dynamics and history of deep-seated slope failures in the Outer Western Carpathians. In 2013-2017, I held a postoc position at the Natural History Museum Vienna in the framework of the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) Project “Active tectonics and recent dynamics of micro-displacements along major fault systems of the Eastern Alps registered in caves (SPELEOTECT)”.

My major current research interests include present-day kinematic behavior of active faults in the Eastern Alps with respect to a seismic cycle, near-surface crustal stress variations associated with fault creep, and electromagnetic emissions due to rock deformation. I maintain the “Speleotect Network” consisting of high-resolution three-dimensional extensometers at active faults in the Eastern Alps. During my research career, I have achieved a broad experience with a variety of near-surface geophysical methods, such as ERT, GPR, airborne geophysics etc., mostly for surveying and monitoring large landslides and active faults. Besides of that, I have cooperated on several natural hazard projects, governmental programs and expeditions of the Czech Geological Survey and the Austrian Geological Survey. Scientific outcomes have been published in 33 articles in respected Scopus-indexed journals. My dissemination experience also comprises organizing international conferences, editing special issues and lecturing for the public.

I have also collaborated on development of innovative geophysical methods and devices. I published a new method of infrared thermal detection of open fractures in deep-seated rockslides and unstable cliffs. I coordinate an interdisciplinary team with the Technical University in Brno, in order to develop a geophysical sensor ADBER for registering electromagnetic emissions in caves to study the emissions with respect to tectonic strain. I also contributed to development of a novel magnetoresistive system for contactless three-dimensional fracture monitoring. A novel numerical method for present-day stress inversion from a single near-surface fault was developed in a co-supervised PhD research based on my monitoring data and demands.