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doc. RNDr. Marián HALÁS, Ph.D.

Marián Halás

associate professor, head of human geography section

tel.: (+420) 585 634 593, (+420) 775 772 337
e-mail: marian.halas@upol.cz
consultation hours: Wednesday 8:00 to 10:00 a.m.

Česky

Teaching competence

In Czech

Fundamentals of Human Geography 1 (KGE/ZH1)
Municipal Economy and Municipal Policy (KGG/MEMP)
Population and Settlement Geography (KGG/GEOB)
Regions and Regional Taxonomy (KGG/RGREG)
Spatial Analysis (KGG/PRAN)
Spatial Interactions and Deformations (KGG/PID)

Qualifications

2008

doc. (Assoc. Prof.)
Comenius University in Bratislava, Faculty of Natural Sciences (Study programme: Regional geography)
(Habilitation thesis: Possibilities of geography in identification, approximation and planning of organisation of spatial elements)

2003

Ph. D.
Comenius University in Bratislava, Faculty of Natural Sciences (Study programme: Human geography)
(Dissertation thesis: Cross-border relations, cross-border co-operation – application in Slovak-Czech borderland)

1992–1997

Mgr. (M.Sc.)
Comenius University in Bratislava, Faculty of Natural Sciences (Study programme: Mathematics and Geography)
(Diploma thesis: Cross-border relations and co-operation of the Skalica district with the Czech Republic)

Career

From 2006

Palacký University Olomouc, Faculty of Science, Department of Geography (lecturer, associate professor)

1997–2006

Comenius University in Bratislava, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Department of Human Geography and Demogeography (doctoral candidate, lecturer)

Publications

Journals in Web of Science database

Halás, M., Klapka, P. 2017. Functionality versus gerrymandering and nationalism in administrative geography: lessons from Slovakia. Regional Studies 51(10), 1568–1579. ISSN 0034-3404, DOI: 10.1080/00343404.2016.1215602. pdf

Halás, M., Klapka, P., Tonev, P. 2016. The use of migration data to define functional regions: the case of the Czech Republic. Applied Geography 76, 98–105. ISSN 0143-6228, DOI: 10.1016/j.apgeog.2016.09.010. pdf

Klapka, P., Halás, M. 2016. Conceptualising patterns of spatial flows: five decades of advances in the definition and use of functional regions. Moravian Geographical Reports 24(2), 2–11. ISSN 1210-8812, DOI: 10.1515/mgr-2016-0006. pdf

Klapka, P., Halás, M., Netrdová, P., Nosek, V. 2016. The efficiency of areal units in spatial analysis: assessing the performance of functional and administrative regions. Moravian Geographical Reports 24(2), 47–59. ISSN 1210-8812, DOI: 10.1515/mgr-2016-0010. pdf

Halás, M., Kraft, S. 2016. Modeling and prediction of long-distance traffic flows through the example of road transport in the Czech Republic. Scottish Geographical Journal 132 (1), 103–117. ISSN 1470-2541, DOI: 10.1080/14702541.2015.1084029. pdf

Halás, M., Klapka, P., Tonev, P., Bednář, M. 2015. An alternative definition and use for the constraint function for rule-based methods of functional regionalisation. Environment and Planning A 47 (5), 1175–1191. ISSN 0308-518X, DOI: 10.1177/0308518X15592306. pdf

Halás, M., Klapka, P. 2015. Spatial influence of regional centres of Slovakia: analysis based on the distance-decay function. Rendiconti Lincei, Scienze Fisiche e Naturali 26 (2), 169–185. ISSN 2037-4631, DOI: 10.1007/s12210-015-0387-4. pdf

Roubínek, P., Kladivo, P., Halás, M., Koutský, J., Opravil, Z. 2015. Changes in the financing of municipalities and local governments of selected cities: possible effects on disintegration processes and municipal policy. E+M Ekonomie a Management 18 (1), 134–150. ISSN 1212-3609, DOI: 10.15240/tul/001/2015-1-011. pdf

Halás, M., Klapka, P., Kladivo, P. 2014. Distance-decay functions for daily travel-to-work flows. Journal of Transport Geography 35, 107–119. ISSN 0966-6923, DOI: 10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2014.02.001. pdf

Klapka, P., Halás, M., Erlebach, M., Tonev, P., Bednář, M. 2014. A multistage agglomerative approach for defining functional regions of the Czech Republic: the use of 2001 commuting data. Moravian Geographical Reports 22 (4), 2–13. ISSN 1210-8812, DOI: 10.1515/mgr-2014-0019. pdf

Halás, M. 2014. Modelovanie priestorového usporiadania a dichotómie centrum – periféria. Geografie 119 (4), 384–405. ISSN 1212-0014. pdf

Halás, M. 2014. The development of selected mutual relations between the Czech Republic and Slovakia. European Review 22 (3), 414–431. ISSN 1062-7987, DOI: 10.1017/S1062798714000258. pdf

Kraft, S., Halás, M., Vančura, M. 2014. The delimitation of urban hinterlands based on transport flows: a case study of regional capitals in the Czech Republic. Moravian Geographical Reports 22 (1), 24–32. ISSN 1210-8812, DOI: 10.2478/mgr-2014-0003. pdf

Halás, M., Klapka, P. 2010. Regionalizace Česka z hlediska modelování prostorových interakcí. Geografie 115 (2), 144–160. ISSN 1212-0014. pdf

Halás, M. 2008. Priestorová polarizácia spoločnosti s detailným pohľadom na periférne regióny Slovenska. Sociologický časopis / Czech Sociological Review 44 (2), 349–369. ISSN 0038-0288. pdf

Journals in Scopus database

Pálóczi, G., Pénzes, J., Hurbánek, P., Halás, M., Klapka, P. 2016. Attempts to delineate functional regions in Hungary based on commuting data. Regional Statistics 6 (1), 23–41. ISSN 2063-9538, DOI: 10.15196/RS06102. pdf

Halás, M., Klapka, P., Bleha, B., Bednář, M. 2014. Funkčné regióny na Slovensku podľa denných tokov do zamestnania. Geografický časopis / Geographical Journal 66 (2), 89–114. ISSN 0016-7193. pdf

Halás, M., Zuskáčová, V. 2013. Travelling to services in the daily urban system of Olomouc. Bulletin of Geography, Socio-economic Series, No. 20, 23–41. ISSN 1732-4254, DOI: 102478/bog-2013-0009. pdf

Halás, M., Roubínek, P., Kladivo, P. 2012. Urbánní a suburbánní prostor Olomouce: teoretické přístupy, vymezení, typologie. Geografický časopis / Geographical Journal 64 (4), 289–310. ISSN 0016-7193. pdf

Halás, M., Klapka, P. 2012. Contribution to regional division of Slovakia based on the application of the Reilly’s model. Hungarian Geographical Bulletin 61 (3), 237–255. ISSN 0015-5403. pdf

Kladivo, P., Halás, M. 2012. Quality of life in an urban environment: a typology of urban units of Olomouc. Quaestiones Geographicae 31 (2), 49–60. ISSN 0137-477X. pdf

Klapka, P., Frantál, B., Halás, M., Kunc, J. 2010. Spatial organisation: development, structure and approximation of geographical systems. Moravian Geographical Reports 18 (3), 53–65. ISSN 1210-8812. pdf

Halás, M., Kladivo, P., Šimáček, P., Mintálová, T. 2010. Delimitation of micro-regions in the Czech Republic by nodal relations. Moravian Geographical Reports 18 (2), 16–22. ISSN 1210-8812. pdf

Halás, M., Řehák, S. 2008. Příspěvek k anatomii společného pohraničí České republiky a Slovenské republiky. Geografický časopis 60 (3), 279–298. ISSN 0016-7193. pdf

Halás, M. 2007. Development of cross-border cooperation and creating of Euroregions in the Slovak Republic. Moravian Geographical Reports 15 (1), 21–31. ISSN 1210-8812. pdf

Halás, M. 2005. Dopravný potenciál regiónov Slovenska. Geografie – Sborník České geografické společnosti 110 (4), 257–270. ISSN 1212-0014. pdf

Halás, M. 2005. Possibilities for the application of geography to land use planning. Acta Universitatis Carolinae, Geographica 38 (1), 67–77. ISSN 0300-5402. pdf

Journals in Czech R&D council database

Klapka, P., Halás, M., Tonev, P., Bednář, M. 2013. Functional regions of the Czech Republic: simpler and more advanced methods of regional taxonomy. Acta Universitatis Palackianae Olomucensis – Geographica 44 (1), 45–57. ISSN 1212-2157.

Halás, M., Klapka, P. 2012. Distance decay function and its application in the territory of the Czech Republic. Acta Universitatis Palackianae Olomucensis – Geographica 43 (1), 57–60. ISSN 1212-2157.

Halás, M., Formanová, L. 2010. Sociological, demographic and spatial aspects of the singles phenomenon in the Czech Republic. Acta Universitatis Palackianae Olomucensis – Geographica 41 (2), 37–52. ISSN 1212-2157.

Kladivo, P., Roubínek, P., Halás, M. 2010. Modelové příklady regionalizací a jejich aplikační přínos na území Olomouckého kraje. Regionální studia 3 (2), 19–28. ISSN 1803-1471.

Halás, M., Kladivo, P. 2008. Ekonomický vývoj, väzby a spolupráca medzi Slovenskou a Českou republikou. Regionální studia 2 (1), 9–15. ISSN 1803-1471.

Halás, M., Džupinová, E. 2007. Vývoj a priestorové rozloženie bytového fondu Bratislavy. Urbanismus a územní rozvoj 10 (2), 27–35. ISSN 1212-0855.

Halás, M. 2000. Vybrané aspekty hodnotenia vplyvu štátnej hranice na prihraničné územie (na príklade časti slovensko-českého pohraničia). Geografie – Sborník České geografické společnosti 105 (1), 109–113. ISSN 1212-0014.

Other scientific and expert journals

Halás, M., Klapka, P. 2009. Grafické modely regiónov. Acta Geographica Universitatis Comenianae 53, 49–57. ISSN 0231-715X.

Halás, M., Toušek, V. 2007. Cizinci a jejich pozice na trhu práce v regionu Jižní Morava. Geografická revue 3 (1), 54–66. ISSN 1336-7072.

Halás, M. 2006. Theoretical preconditions versus the real existence of cross-border relations in the Slovak-Czech borderland. Europa XXI 15, 63–75. ISSN 1429–7132.

Halás, M., Spišiak, P., Horňák, M. 2006. Trans-border population migrations (a case study). Természettudományi Közlemények 6, 205–215. ISSN 1587-7922.

Halás, M. 2006. Potenciál a perspektívy rozvoja prihraničnej obce Kúty (porovnanie s mestami Šaštín-Stráže a Gbely). Folia Geographica 45 (10), 156–163. ISSN 1336-6157.

Halás, M. 2005. Spoločná poľnohospodárska politika a obchod s agropotravinárskymi produktmi v rozšírenej EÚ. GEO informations 1 (1), 210–216. ISSN 1336-7234.

Halás, M. 2004. Migrácia obyvateľstva cez štátnu hranicu (na príklade pracovnej migrácie medzi SR a ČR). Acta Facultatis rerum naturalium Universitatis Comenianae, Geographica 45, 13–25. ISSN 0231-715X.

Halás, M. 2002. Hranica a prihraničný región v geografickom priestore (teoretické aspekty). Geographia Slovaca 18, 49–55. ISSN 1210-3519.

Monographs

Kunc, J., Maryáš, J., Tonev, P., Frantál, B., Siwek, T., Halás, M., Klapka, P., Szczyrba, Z., Zuskáčová, V. 2013. Časoprostorové modely nákupního chování české populace. Brno, MuniPress. ISBN 978-80-210-6020-3.

Džupinová, E., Halás, M., Horňák, M., Hurbánek, P., Káčerová, M., Michniak, D., Ondoš, S., Rochovská, A. 2008. Periférnosť a priestorová polarizácia na území Slovenska. Bratislava, Geo-grafika. ISBN 978-80-89317-06-06.

Halás, M. 2005. Cezhraničné väzby, cezhraničná spolupráca: na príklade slovensko-českého pohraničia s dôrazom na jeho slovenskú časť. Bratislava, Comenius University. ISBN 80-223-2054-4.

Chapters in monographs

Halás, M. 2006. Cezhraničné väzby a cezhraničná spolupráca Slovenska s Českou republikou. In: Národnostné a etnické menšiny na Slovensku 2005. Šamorín, Fórum inštitút pre výskum menšín, 9–64. ISBN 80-89249-06-X.

Halás, M. 2005. Slovensko a spoločná poľnohospodárska politika Európskej únie [1]; Vidiek v prihraničných regiónoch [2]; Percepcia slovensko-českej hranice obyvateľstvom vidieckych obcí v prihraničných regiónoch [3]. In: Agrorurálne štruktúry Slovenska po roku 1989. Ed. P. Spišiak. Bratislava, Geo-grafika, 9–19 [1]; 114–122 [2]; 160–165 [3]. ISBN 80-969338-4-1.

Textbooks and scripta

Halás, M., Brychtová, Š., Fňukal, M. 2013. Základy humánní geografie 1: geografie obyvatelstva a sídel. Olomouc, Palacký University Olomouc. ISBN 978-80-244-3847-4.

Halás, M., Horňák, M. 2012. Územné plánovanie pre geografov. Bratislava, Geo-grafika. ISBN 978-80-89317-22-6.

Halás, M. 2006. Územné plánovanie. Bratislava, Geo-grafika. ISBN 80-969338-6-8.

Other book publications

Halás, M., Jurek, M., Smolová, I. et al. 2008. Studuj geografii v Olomouci: stručný přehled a typové otázky k přijímacím zkouškám z geografie na přírodovědecké fakultě UP v Olomouci. Olomouc, Palacký University Olomouc. ISBN 80-86297-35-7.

Halás, M., Nováková, G. 2005. Riešme geografickú olympiádu: otázky a úlohy pre základné školy a osemročné gymnáziá. Bratislava, Iuventa. ISBN 80-8072-041-X.

Conference proceedings

Halás, M., Erlebach, M., Klapka, P., Tomáš, M. 2016. Efficiency of delineation of administrative regions: a functional region approach. In: 19th International Colloquium on Regional Sciences, Conference Proceedings. Brno, Masaryk University, 565–572. ISBN 978-80-210-8273-1, DOI: 10.5817/CZ.MUNI.P210-8273-2016-72. pdf

Tomáš, M., Klapka, P., Halás, M., Erlebach, M. 2016. Inner structure of functional regions: relationships between proto-centres. In: 19th International Colloquium on Regional Sciences, Conference Proceedings. Brno, Masaryk University, 573–579. ISBN 978-80-210-8273-1, DOI: 10.5817/CZ.MUNI.P210-8273-2016-73. pdf

Halás, M., Klapka, P., Tonev, P. 2014. A contribution to human geographical regionalisation of the Czech Republic at the mezzo level. In: 17th International Colloquium on Regional Sciences, Conference Proceedings. Brno, Masaryk University, 715–721. ISBN 978-80-210-6840-7, DOI: 10.5817/CZ.MUNI.P210-6840-2014-92. pdf

Erlebach, M., Klapka, P., Halás, M., Tonev, P. 2014. Inner structure of functional region: theoretical aspects. In: 17th International Colloquium on Regional Sciences, Conference Proceedings. Brno, Masaryk University, 722–727. ISBN 978-80-210-6840-7, DOI: 10.5817/CZ.MUNI.P210-6840-2014-93. pdf

Klapka, P., Halás, M., Tonev, P. 2013. Functional regions: concept and types. In: 16th International Colloquium on Regional Sciences, Conference Proceedings. Brno, Masaryk University, 94–101. ISBN 978-80-210-6257-3, DOI: 10.5817/CZ.MUNI.P210-6257-2013-11. pdf

Halás, M., Kladivo, P., Roubínek, P. 2013. Koncept kompaktního města: příspěvek k výzkumu a správě. In: XVI. mezinárodní kolokvium o regionálních vědách, sborník příspěvků. Brno, Masarykova univerzita, 140–146. ISBN 978-80-210-6257-3, DOI: 10.5817/CZ.MUNI.P210-6257-2013-16. pdf

Řehák, S., Halás, M., Klapka, P. 2009. Několik poznámek k možnostem aplikace Reillyho modelu. In: Geographia Moravica 1. Olomouc, Univerzita Palackého v Olomouci, 47–58. ISBN 978-80-244-2464-4.

Halás, M. 2007. Vývoj pracovnej migrácie medzi SR a ČR. In: Česká geografie v evropském prostoru. České Budějovice, Jihočeská univerzita, 60–66. ISBN 978-80-7040-986-2.

Halás, M., Spišiak, P. 2006. Diverzifikácia aktivít vidieckych obcí Slovenska na základe prírodného a sociálneho potenciálu. In: Venkovská krajina. Brno, ZO ČSOP Veronica, 48–51. ISBN 80-239-7166-2.

Slavík, V., Halás, M. 2005. Time-space aspects of cross-border relations in the Slovak-Czech borderland. In: Region and Regionalism, No. 7, vol. 1. Łódź-Opole, University of Łódź, Silesian Institute in Opole; Silesian Institute Society, 137–150. ISBN 83-7126-199-3.

Halás, M. 2005. Marginalita a prihraničné regióny. In: Geografie XVI. Brno, Masarykova univerzita, 202–210. ISBN 80-210-3759-8.

Halás, M. 2005. Aktuálne otázky a komercializácia cestovného ruchu, nové predpoklady jeho rozvoja a rozmiestnenia, In: Geografie, cestovní ruch a rekreace. Olomouc, Univerzita Palackého v Olomouci; ČGS, 37–44. ISBN 80-2441-221-7.

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Full text of selected publications

Functional regions of the Czech Republic: simpler and more advanced methods
Theoretical vs. the real cross-border relations in the Slovak-Czech borderland
Sociological, demographic and spatial aspects of the singles phenomenon in the Czech Republic

Scientific projects

2016–2018

Spatial uncertainty and fuzzy regional systems: identification, analysis and implications of pulsating
functional regions

Czech Science Foundation, Chief solver

2015–2016

Geographical structures and interactions: analysis and modelling of the organisation of space
Internal Grant Agency of Palacký University Olomouc, Chief solver

2014–2015 

Influence of cross-border cooperation on regional development of the Czech borderland
Technology Agency of the Czech Republic, Solver

2011–2014

Urban and suburban quality of life: a geographical perspective
Czech Science Foundation, Member of research team (Chief solver: V. Ira)

2009–2012

Spatio-temporal organization of daily urban systems: analysis and assessment of selected regions
Grant Agency of AS CR, Member of research team (Chief solver: J. Kunc)

2009–2011

Spatial models of behaviour in transforming urban environment: time geographical approach
Czech Science Foundation, Member of research team (Chief solver: J. Maryáš)

2009–2011

Quantitative methods and synthesizing graphic methods in approximation, projection and modelling of geographical phenomena
Grant Agency of AS CR, Member of research team (Chief solver: P. Klapka)

2005–2008

Marginality as a result of spatially differentiated socio-economic development and regional development in Slovakia in the context of integration into the EU
Slovak Research and Development Agency, Chief solver

2003–2005

Changes of agro-rural structures in Slovakia in European context
Slovak Scientific Grant Agency, Member of research team (Chief solver: P. Spišiak)

2003–2005

Urban plans and planning of cities of the Slovak Republic in transition period
Slovak Scientific Grant Agency, Member of research team (Chief solver: V. Slavík)

2002–2004

Time-space development and consequences of reform processes in Slovakia after 1989
Slovak Scientific Grant Agency, Member of research team (Chief solver: J. Buček)

Professional interests

Settlement and regional systems
  - Regional taxonomy
  - Spatial models and interactions
  - Organisation of settlement and regional systems

Management and space planning
  - Urbanism and territorial planning
  - Municipal economics and municipal policy
  - Regional economics, regional development and policy

Membership in professional associations

Czech geographical society
Slovak geographical society
Regional science and policy association
Mensa Slovakia


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