Oldrich Vylupek received his first Master’s Degree in Forestry, Water and Landscape Management at the Czech University of Life Sciences Prague (CULS) in 2006. He also graduated in the Land Management Program at Cranfield University in the United Kingdom, gaining his second Master’s. Subsequently, he was awarded a Ph.D. degree at the Czech University of Life Sciences Prague in 2011. His doctoral research dealt with mountain forest ecosystem restoration.
Oldrich’s background includes a one-year educational stay at Bailey Nurseries Inc., Oregon, USA, as an intern. This was followed by his involvement in various assignments related to silviculture, functions, and services provided by the ecosystems, and agroforestry systems. Two of his major tasks included a visit to Herefordshire (UK) where he carried out research into Biophysical Modelling of Cider Orchard Intercropping, and a stay in Central Vietnam to introduce a program of Contribution to Agroforestry and Restoration of Mixed Forests.
He is a member of a European project team involved in Tertiary Education Development for Enhancing Competencies of Central Asian Universities (Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan) related to the Agricultural Policy in the area of Environmental Protection and Land Management. He gained first-hand experience in Central Asia when visiting Kyrgyzstan in 2013. Additionally, he is a member of the Scientific Board of the Acta Scientiarum Polonorum.
Oldrich has been teaching the following subjects: Humans and the Environment, Natural Resource Management, Natural Resource and Energy Economics, Principles of Ecology.