doc. Mgr. Vojtěch Janoušek, Ph.D.
Czech Geological Survey
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152 00 Praha 5
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Institute of Petrology and Structural Geology of the Faculty of Science, Charles University in Prague

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Mgr. (M.Sc.) in Geochemistry (1991), Charles University, Prague
PhD. in Geochemistry (1994), University of Glasgow, Scotland
Certified irish whisky taster (1999), Bushmills, Northern Ireland
PostDoctoral Research Felon,  Institut für Mineralogie, Universität Salzburg (2002-2005)
Permit for using crusher BB-3 in room H-1 (2007)

Research interests

  • peetrology, geochemistry and petrogenesis of granitoid rocks
  • geochemistry and genesis of Variscan granulites
  • Rb–Sr and Sm–Nd geochronology (magmatic as well as metamorphic rocks)
  • Sr and Nd isotopes in petrogenetic studies
  • strontium chemostratigraphy
  • numerical modelling in igneous geochemistry, computing in geosciences (Rlanguage, programme GCDkit:

References to peer-reviewed papers

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Lexa O., Schulmann K., Janoušek V., Štípská P., Guy A., Racek M. (2010): Heat sources and trigger mechanisms of exhumation of HP granulites in Variscan orogenic root. Journal of Metamorphic Geology 29, 79–102.

Žák J., Kratinová Z., Trubač J., Janoušek V., Sláma J., Mrlina J. (2010): Structure, emplacement, and tectonic setting of Late Devonian granitoid plutons in the Teplá-Barrandian unit, Bohemian Massif. International Journal of Earth Sciences in print. doi 10.1007/s00531-010-0565-7


Janoušek V., Wiegand B., Žák J. (2010): Dating the onset of Variscan crustal exhumation in the core of the Bohemian Massif: new U-Pb single zircon ages from the high-K calc-alkaline granodiorites of the Blatná suite, Central Bohemian Plutonic Complex. Journal of the Geological Society, London 167, 347-360.

Janoušek V., Erban V., Holub F.V., Magna T., Bellon H., Mlčoch B., Wiechert U., Rapprich V. (2010): Geochemistry and genesis of behind-arc basaltic lavas from eastern Nicaragua. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research 192, 232-256.

Janoušek V., Konopásek J., Ulrich S., Erban V., Tajčmanová L., Jeřábek P. (2010): Geochemical character and petrogenesis of Pan-African Amspoort suite of the Boundary Igneous Complex in the Kaoko Belt (NW Namibia). Gondwana Research 18, 688-707

Magna T., Janoušek V., Kohút M., Oberli F., Wiechert U. (2010): Fingerprinting sources of orogenic plutonic rocks from Variscan belt with lithium isotopes and possible link to subduction-related origin of some A-type granites. Chemical Geology 274, 94-107.

Soejono I., Žáčková E., Janoušek V., Machek M., Košler J. (2010): Vestige of an Early Cambrian incipient oceanic crust incorporated in the Variscan Orogen: Letovice Complex, Bohemian Massif. Journal of Geological Society, London 167, 1113-1130.


Machek M., Ulrich S., Janoušek V. (2009): Strain coupling between upper mantle and lower crust: natural example from the Běstvina granulite body, Bohemian Massif. Journal of Metamorphic Geology 27, 721-737.

Schulmann K., Konopásek J., Janoušek V., Lexa O., Lardeaux J.-M., Edel J.-B., Štípská P., Ulrich S. (2009): An Andean type Palaeozoic convergence in the Bohemian Massif. Comptes Rendus Geosciences 341, 261-281.

Trubač J., Žák J., Chlupáčová M., Janoušek V. (2009): Magnetic fabric of the Říčany granite, Bohemian Massif: a record of helical magma flow? Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research 181, 25-34.

Žák J., Paterson S.R., Janoušek V., Kabele P. (2009): The Mammoth Peak sheeted complex, Tuolumne batholith, Sierra Nevada, California: a record of initial growth or late thermal contraction in a magma chamber? Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology 158, 447-470.


Hasalová P., Štípská P., Powell R., Schulmann K., Janoušek V.,Lexa O. (2008): Transforming mylonitic metagranite by open-system interactions during melt flow. Journal of Metamorphic Geology 26, 55-80.

Hasalová P., Janoušek V., Schulmann K., Štípská P., Erban V. (2008): From orthogneiss to migmatite: geochemical assessment of the melt infiltration model in the Gföhl Unit (Moldanubian Zone, Bohemian Massif). Lithos 102, 508-537.

Hrdličková K., Khasbazaar B.,  Buriánek D., Hanžl P., Gerdes A., Janoušek V. (2008): Petrology and age of metamorphosed rock in tectonic slices insidethe Palaeozoic sediments of the eastern Mongolian Altay, SW Mongolia. Journal of Geosciences 53, 139-165.

Janoušek V., Vrána S., Erban V., Vokurka K., Drábek M. (2008): Amphibolites and metagabbros in the Varied Group of the Moldanubian Zone, southern Bohemia - their petrology, geochemical character and possible petrogenesis. Journal of Geosciences 53, 31-64.

Paterson S.R., Žák J., Janoušek V. (2008): Growth of complex sheeted zones during recycling of older magmatic units into younger: Sawmill Canyon area, Tuolumne batholith, Sierra Nevada, California. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research 177, 457-484.


Finger F., Gerdes A., Janoušek V., René M., Riegler G. (2007): Resolving the Variscan evolution of the Moldanubian sector of the Bohemian Massif: the significance of the Bavarian and the Moravo–Moldanubian tectonometamorphic phases. Journal of Geosciences 52, 9-28.

Hanžl P., Janoušek V., Žáček V., Wilimský D., Aichler J., Erban V., Pudilová M., Chlupáčová M., Buriánková K., Mixa P. & Pecina V. (2007): Magmatic history of granite-derived mylonites from the southern Desná Unit (Silesicum, Czech Republic). Mineralogy and Petrology 89, 45-75.

Janoušek V. & Holub F.V. (2007): The causal link between HP-HT metamorphism and ultrapotassic magmatismin collisional orogens: case study from the Moldanubian Zone of the Bohemian Massif. Proceedings of the Geologists' Association 118, 75-86.

Janoušek V., Krenn E., Finger F., Míková J., Frýda J. (2007): Hyperpotassic granulites from the Blanský les Massif (Moldanubian Zone, Bohemian Massif) revisited. Journal of Geosciences 52, 73-112.


Janoušek V.(2006): Saturnin, R language script forapplication of accessory-mineral saturation models in igneous geochemistry. Geologica Carpathica 57, 131-142.

Janoušek V. & Košler J. (2006): Preface - Special issue: International workshop on petrogenesis of granulites and related rocks, Náměšť nad Oslavou, Czech Republic, October 1-3, 2004. Mineralogy and Petrology 86, 157-160.

Janoušek V., Farrow C.M. & Erban V. (2006):Interpretation of whole-rock geochemical data in igneous geochemistry: introducing Geochemical Data Toolkit (GCDkit). Journal of Petrology 47, 1255-1259.

Janoušek V., Gerdes A., Vrána S., Finger F., Erban V., Friedl G., Braithwaite,C.J.R. (2006):Low-pressure granulites of the Lišov massif,southern Bohemia: Viséan metamorphism of Late Devonian plutonic arc rocks. Journal of Petrology 47, 705-744.

Vrána, S. & Janoušek V. (2006): Late-orogenic Variscan  magmatism: the case of quartz monzodiorite dykes from Blanice Graben, southern  Bohemia. Journal of the Czech Geological Society 51, 231-248.


Janoušek V., Braithwaite C.J.R., Bowes D.R., Gerdes A. (2004): Magma-mixing in the genesis of Hercynian calc-alkaline granitoids: an integrated petrographic and geochemical study of the Sazava intrusion, Central Bohemian Pluton, Czech Republic. Lithos 78, 67–99.

Janoušek V., Finger F., Roberts M.P. , Frýda J., Pin C., Dolejš D. (2004): Deciphering petrogenesis of deeply buried granites: whole-rock geochemical constraints on the origin of largely undepleted felsic granulites from the Moldanubian Zone of the Bohemian Massif. Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh: Earth Sciences 95, 141-159.


Pašava J., Vavřín I., Frýda J., Janoušek V., Jelínek E. (2003): Geochemistry and mineralogy of platinum-group elements in the Ransko gabbro–peridotite massif, Bohemian Massif (Czech Republic). Mineralium Deposita 38, 298–311.


Janoušek V., Vrána S., Erban V. (2002): Petrology, geochemical character and petrogenesis of a Variscan post-orogenic granite:c ase study from the Ševětín Massif, Moldanubian Batholith, Southern Bohemia. Journal of the Czech Geological Society 47, 1–22.


Janoušek V., Bowes D.R., Braithwaite C., Rogers G.(2000): Microstructural and mineralogical evidence for limited involvement ofmagma mixing in the petrogenesis of a Hercynian high-K calc-alkaline intrusion: the Kozárovice granodiorite, Central Bohemian Pluton, Czech Republic. Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh: Earth Sciences 91, 15–26.

Janoušek V., Bowes D.R., Rogers G., Farrow C.M., Jelínek E. (2000): Modelling diverse processes in the petrogenesis of a compositebatholith: the Central Bohemian Pluton, Central European Hercynides. Journal of Petrology 41, 511–543.

Janoušek V. (2000): Norman, a QuickBasic programme for petrochemical re-calculation of whole-rock major-element analyses on IBM PC. Journal of the Czech Geological Society 46, 9–13.

prior to 2000

Matějka D. & Janoušek V. (1998): Whole-rock geochemistry and petrogenesis of granites from the northern part of the MoldanubianBatholith (Czech Republic). Acta Universitatis Carolinae, Geologica 42, 73–79.

Janoušek V., Rogers G., Bowes D.R., Vaňková V. (1997): Cryptic trace-element variation as an indicator of reverse zoning in a granitic pluton:the Říčany granite, Czech Republic. Journal of the Geological Society, London 154, 807–815.

Janoušek V., Rogers G., Bowes D.R. (1995): Sr–Nd isotopic constraints on the petrogenesis of the Central Bohemian Pluton, Czech Republic. Geologische Rundschau 84, 520–534.

Selected abstracts(external link)

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In case you are intererested in geochemical software, Geochemical Data Toolkit, or in short GCDkit, a freeware system for recalculation of whole-rock geochemical data is available to download from the server of the Computing Service of the University in Glasgow.

Please note that the version 2.3 has been released in May 2008.

Below are some Picassa webalbums of mine, the first having resulted from my six-week trip to Japan (central Honshu and Kyushu).


The second is about charming Salzburg and its pretty surroundings, where I was living for three years.

Salzburger Land

The third photo set concerns the central part of the Azores archipelago, one of the most beautiful and interesting places I have ever visited. This is a presentation I had in June 2010 for the Volcanic Studies Group of the Czech Geological Society.

Azory OSV 24.6.2010

Service to Scientific Community

Reviewer for: Journal of Petrology, Chemical Geology, Transactions of Royal Society Edinburgh: Earth Sciences, Journal of Geological Society London, Lithos, International Journal of Earth Sciences, Geochemical Journal, Mineralogy and Petrology, Geologica Carpathica, Geological Quarterly,...

Membership in Editorial Boards:
Member of the Editorial Board of Acta Universitatis Carolinae, Geologica (1999–)
Member of the Editorial Board of Journal of the Czech Geological Society (2006)
Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Geosciences (formerly Journal of the Czech Geological Society) (2007-)

Membership in Professional Societies: Czech Geological Society (secretary:2001–2003)

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