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Travis
Meador
Workplace: 
Přírodovědecká fakulta JU
Hydrobiologický ústav BC AV ČR
Ústav půdní biologie BC AV ČR
Email: 
tmeador [at] prf.jcu.cz
Phone: 
+420 387 775 637
Room: 
Na Sadkach 206NB

Ivan
Ph.D.
Jarić
Email: 
ivan.jaric [at] hbu.cas.cz
Phone: 
387775855
Specialization: 
ecology and conservation science
Specialization: 

Main research areas: aquatic ecology and conservation, fish ecology and fisheries management, population dynamics, extinction risks, biological invasions, conservation culturomics, iEcology

Methods: mathematical models, population modelling, culturomics, digital data, field experiments, statistical analyses.

Brief CV: 

2019(Jan)-present: Researcher, University of South Bohemia, Faculty of Science, České Budějovice, Czech Republic

2017(Nov)-present: Researcher, Biology Centre of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Institute of Hydrobiology, České Budějovice, Czech Republic

2014(Nov)-2017(Oct): Researcher, Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries, Berlin, Germany

2015(Nov-Dec): Guest Investigator, Laboratory of Ecology, Systematics and Evolution, CNRS, University of Paris-Sud, Paris, France

2014(Sep): Visiting Scholar, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA, USA

2013-2017: Research Associate Professor, Institute for Multidisciplinary Research, University of Belgrade, Serbia

2011-2013: Research Assistant Professor, Institute for Multidisciplinary Research, University of Belgrade, Serbia

2011(Jan)-2012(Jan): Postdoc Fellow, Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries, Berlin, Germany

2010: PhD, Environmental Management, University of Belgrade, Serbia

2003-2011: Research Assistant, Institute for Multidisciplinary Research, University of Belgrade, Serbia

2009: MSc studies, Management of Biological Diversity, Swedish University of Agricultural Studies, Uppsala, Sweden

2002: Graduate studies, Ecology and Environmental Protection, Faculty of Biology, University of Belgrade, Serbia (Diploma = MSc equivalent)

More information: 

Current projects

2018-2021: Multi-Lake Research of Fish Ecology and Management using High-Resolution 3D Telemetry Systems (ALTER-Net).

Previous projects

2014-2017: Assessing conservation and management strategies for the European and Baltic sturgeon in Europe (Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Postdoc fellowship grant), Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries, Berlin, Germany.

2012-2014: Development of the National Metaregister for Environmental Information (Environmental Protection Agency, Ministry of Agriculture and Environmental Protection of the Republic of Serbia, and OSCE Mission to Serbia), Institute for Multidisciplinary Research, University of Belgrade, Serbia.

2011-2012: Population viability analysis of the European and Atlantic sturgeon, as a tool for the evaluation of their restoration activities in Germany (International IGB Fellowship Programme in Freshwater Science, Pr.No. MB15204), Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries, Berlin, Germany.

 

Invited lectures, awards and fellowships

2020: keynote lecture: Potential use of passive crowdsourcing methods in malacology, 9th European Congress of Malacological Societies (EUROMAL), 6-10 September 2020, Prague, Czech Republic.

2018-2022: The J. E. Purkyně Fellowship, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic

2015: Danubius Young Scientist Award, Austrian Federal Ministry for Science, Research and Economy, and the Institute for the Danube Region and Central Europe

2014-2017: Georg Forster Research Fellowship (HERMES), Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

2011(Jan)-2012(Jan): IGB Fellowship in Freshwater Science, Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries, Berlin, Germany

2007-2009: Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), Masters Programme in Management of Biological Diversity, Swedish Biodiversity Centre (CBM), Uppsala, Sweden

 

Editorial board and other memberships

Turkish Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences - Section Editor (http://www.trjfas.org)

Invasion Dynamics Network (InDyNet) - Steering Committee member (https://indynet.de)

Alliance for Freshwater Life (AFL) - Data & Synthesis Steering Group member (https://allianceforfreshwaterlife.org/)

Conservation Culturomics Working Group (SCB) - Board member (https://www.conservationculturomics.com)

Society for Conservation Biology (SCB) (https://conbio.org)

World Sturgeon Conservation Society (WSCS) (http://www.wscs.info)

Room: 
326NB

Ing.
Marek
Ph.D.
Svitok
Workplace: 
Přírodovědecká fakulta JU
Email: 
svitok [at] tuzvo.sk
Specialization: 
ecology, hydrobiology, conservation biology
Specialization: 

Freshwater ecology, taxonomy of aquatic insects, human activity and global change impacts on freshwater and terrestrial ecosystems, data analysis.

Brief CV: 

2018–2019: post doctoral fellowship, University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice (12 months)

2017–present: vice-dean for science, reserach and PhD programs, Faculty of Ecology and Environmental Sciences, Technical University in Zvolen

2014–2015: post doctoral fellowship, Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (EAWAG), Switzerland (14 months)

2010: Travel and Research funding program – Venezuela, Národný štipendijný program SAIA (3 months)

2008–present: Teacher, Matej Bel University

2007: Travel and Research funding program –Venezuela, Nadácia ekológia pri FEE (2 months)

2005–present: Reseracher, Faculty of Ecology and Environmental Sciences, Technical University in Zvolen

2002–2010: PhD study - Ecology, Technical University in Zvolen

1997–2002: Msc study - Ecology, Technical University in Zvolen

More information: 

Running projects

od 2020: Phosphorus leaching from undeveloped alpine soils: Biotic or abiotic control? (GAČR 20-19284S)

od 2020: Understanding the combined effects of multiple stressors on freshwater biota: Will climate change alter the impact of chemical pollution? (GAČR 20-16111S)

od 2017: Functional and taxonomic diversity of wetlands and their relationship to ecosystem processes (APVV-12-0236, PI)

od 2017: Diversity and dispersal in metapopulations and metacommunities of small aquatic biotopes (VEGA 2/0030/17, co-PI)

Publications

2020

Hrivnák R., Svitok M., Kochjarová J., Jarolímek I., Machava J., Senko D. & Slezák M. 2020. Drivers of plant species composition in alder-dominated forests with contrasting connectivity. Wetlands Ecology and Management 28: 137-150.

Kattge J., Bönisch G., Díaz S., ... Svitok M. ... & Wirth C. 2020. TRY plant trait database – enhanced coverage and open access. Global Change Biology 26: 119-188.

Kluge N. J., Godunko R. J. & Svitok M. 2020. Nomenclatural changes in Centroptella Braasch & Soldán, 1980 (Ephemeroptera, Baetidae). ZooKeys 914: 81-125. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.914.46652

Lindtner P., Svitok M., Ujházy K. & Kubovčík V. 2020. Disturbances by the European ground squirrel enhance diversity and spatial heterogeneity of plant communities in temperate grassland. Biodiversity and Conservation 29: 853-867.

2019

Hrivnák R., Medvecká J., Baláži P., Bubíková K., Oťaheľová H. & Svitok M. 2019. Alien aquatic plants in Slovakia over 130 years: historical overview, current distribution and future perspectives. NeoBiota 49: 37-56.

Korňan M., Svitok M. & Krištín A. 2019. Null model analyses of temporal patterns of bird assemblages and their foraging guilds revealed the predominance of positive and random associations. Ecology & Evolution 9: 8541-8554.

Lürig M. D., Best R. J., Svitok M., Jokela J. & Matthews B. 2019. The role of plasticity in the evolution of cryptic pigmentation in a freshwater isopod. Journal of Animal Ecology 88: 612-623.

Magalhães O. M., Reduciendo-Klementová B., Svitok M. & Moreira F. F. F. 2019. New species, new record, and key to the species of Rhagovelia in the robusta group (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Veliidae) from Venezuela. Zootaxa 4603: 389-396.

Mikoláš M., Svitok M., Teodosiu M., Nagel T. A. & Svoboda M. 2019. Land use planning based on the connectivity of tree species does not ensure the conservation of forest biodiversity. Land Use Policy 83: 63–65.

Svitková I., Svitok M., Petrík A., Bernátová D., Senko D. & Šibík J. 2019. The fate of endangered rock sedge (Carex rupestris) in the Western Carpathians — The future perspective of an arctic-alpine species under climate change. Diversity 11, 172.

2018

Bútora Ľ., Lešo P., Kociková K., Kropil R. & Svitok M. 2018. Sexual dimorphism of craniological characters in the European badger Meles meles (Carnivora, Mustelidae) from the Western Carpathians. Folia Zoologica 67: 220-230.

Korňan M. & Svitok M. 2018. Pairwise null model analysis of temporal patterns of bird assemblages contradict the assumptions of competition theory. Basic and Applied Ecology 31: 72-81.

Kozák D., Mikoláš M., Svitok M., Bače R., Paillet Y., Larrieu L, Nagel T. A., Begovič K., Čada V., Diku A., Frankovič M., Janda P., Kameniar O., Keren S., Kjučukov P., Lábusová J., Langbehn T., Málek J., Mikac S., Morrissey R. C., Nováková M., Schurrman J. S., Svobodová K., Synek M., Teodosiu M., Toromani E., Trotsiuk V., Vítková L. & Svoboda M. 2018. Profile of tree-related microhabitats in European primary beech-dominated forests. Forest Ecology and Management 429: 363-374.

Lindtner P., Ujházy K., Svitok M. & Kubovčík V. 2018 The European ground squirrel increases diversity and structural complexity of grasslands in the Western Carpathians. Mammal Research 63: 223-229.

Litavský J., Stašiov S., Svitok M., Michalková E., Majzlan O., Žarnovičan H. & Fedor P. 2018. Epigean communities of harvestmen (Opiliones) in Pannonian Basin floodplain forests: an interaction with environmental parameters. Biologia 73:753-763.

Polášek M., Godunko R. J., Rutschmann S., Svitok M., Novikmec M. & Zahrádková S. 2018. Integrative taxonomy of genus Electrogena (Ephemeroptera: Heptageniidae): the role of innovative morphological analyses for species delimitation. Arthropod Systematics & Phylogeny 76: 449-462.

Sochuliaková L., Sienkiewicz E., Hamerlík L., Svitok M., Fidlerová D. & Bitušík P. 2018. Reconstructing the trophic history of an alpine lake (High Tatra Mts.) using subfossil diatoms: disentangling the effects of climate and human influence. Water, Air and Soil Pollution 229: 289

Spíšek Z., Uherková A., Svitok M. & Vašut R. J. 2018. Sorbus domestica L. at its northern Pannonian distribution limits: distribution of individuals, fruit shapes and dendrometric characteristics. Dendrobiology 80: 37-47.

Svitok M., Novikmec M., Hamerlík L., Kochjarová J., Oťaheľová H., Paľove-Balang P., Senko D., Matúšová Z., Bubíková K. & Hrivnák R. 2018. Test of the efficiency of environmental surrogates for the conservation prioritization of ponds based on macrophytes. Ecological Indicators 95: 606-614

Vician V., Svitok M., Michalková E., Lukáčik I. & Stašiov S. 2018. Influence of tree species and soil properties on ground beetle (Coleoptera: Carabidae) communities. Acta Oecologica 91: 120-126.

2017

Bitušík P., Svitok M., Novikmec M., Trnková K. & Hamerlik L. 2017. Biological recovery of acidified alpine lakes may be delayed by dispersal limitation of aquatic insect adults. Hydrobiologia 790: 287-298.

Bitušík P., Svitok M., Novikmec M., Trnková K. & Hamerlík L. 2017. A unique way of passive dispersal of aquatic invertebrates by wind: chironomid larvae are traveling in fragments of aquatic mosses. Limnologica 63: 119-121.

Fačkovcová Z., Senko D., Svitok M., Guttová A. 2017. Niche conservatism across lichens' distribution range: geographical segregation at the range margin does not reflect ecological differentiation. Preslia 89: 63-85.

Hamerlík L., Svitok M., Novikmec M., Veselská M. & Bitušík P. 2017. Weak altitudinal pattern of overall chironomid richness is a result of contrasting trends of subfamilies in high-altitude ponds. Hydrobiologia 793: 67-81.

Kochjarová J. Novikmec M., Oťaheľová H., Hamerlík L., Svitok M., Hrivnák M., Senko D., Bubíková K, Matúšová Z., Paľove-Balang P. & Hrivnák R. 2017. Vegetation-environmental variable relationships in ponds with various origins along an altitudinal gradient (Tatra Mountains, Slovakia). Pol. J. Environ. Stud. 26: 1575-1583.

Mikoláš M., Svitok M., Bollmann K., Reif J., Bače R., Janda P., Trotsiuk V., Čada V., Vítková V., Teodosiu M., Coppes J., Shurman J. S., Morrissey R. C., Mrhalová H. & Svoboda M. 2017. Mixed-severity natural disturbances promote the occurrence of an endangered umbrella species in primary forests. Forest Ecology and Management 405: 210-218.

Stašiov S., Diviaková A., Svitok M. & Novikmec M. 2017. Hedgerows are important habitats of myriapods (Chilopoda, Diplopoda) in upland agricultural landscape. Biologia 72: 1320-1326.

Štubňová E., Hodálová I., Kučera K, Mártonfiová L., Svitok M. & Slovák M. 2017. Karyological pattern in the European endemic genus Soldanella (Primulaceae): absolute genome size variation uncorrelated with cytotype chromosome numbers. American Journal of Botany 104: 1241-1253.

2016

Derka T., Svitok M. & Fedor P. 2016. Hydrolutos piaroa sp.n. (Orthoptera: Anostostomatidae), a new semiaquatic Lutosini species from south-western Venezuelan lowland streams. Zootaxa 4066 (4): 485-492.

Kolář F., Lučanová M., Záveská E., Fuxová G., Mandáková T., Španiel S., Senko D., Svitok M., Kolník M., Gudžinskas Z. & Marhold K. 2016. Ecological segregation does not drive the intricate parapatric distribution of diploid and tetraploid cytotypes of the Arabidopsis arenosa group (Brassicaceae). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 119: 673-688.

Kulfan J., Dvořáčková K., Zach P., Parák M. & Svitok M. 2016. Distribution of lepidopteran larvae on Norway spruce: Effects of slope and crown aspect. Environmental Entomology 45: 436-445.

Mereďa P. Jr., Kučera J., Marhold K, Senko D., Slovák M., Svitok M., Šingliarová B. & Hodálová I. 2016. Ecological niche differentiation between tetra- and octoploids of Jacobaea vulgaris (Asteraceae). Preslia 88: 113-136.

Moreira F. F. F., Rodrigues H. D. D., Barbosa J. F., Reduciendo Klementová B. & Svitok M. 2016. New records of Gerromorpha and Nepomorpha (Insecta: Hemiptera: Heteroptera) from South America. Biodiversity Data Journal 4: e7975.

Novikmec M., Hamerlík L., Kočický D., Hrivnák R., Kochjarová J., Oťaheľová H., Paľove-Balang P. & Svitok M. 2016 Ponds and their catchments: size relationships and influence of land use across multiple spatial scales. Hydrobiologia 774: 155-166.

Svitok M., Hrivnák R., Kochjarová J., Oťaheľová H. & Paľove-Balang P. 2016. Environmental thresholds and predictors of macrophyte species richness in aquatic habitats in Central Europe. Folia Geobotanica 51: 227-238.

2015

Derka T., Nieto C. & Svitok M. 2015. A new species of Parakari (Ephemeroptera: Baetidae) from Guiana Highlands. Zootaxa 4028 (2): 296–300.

Mikoláš M., Svitok M., Tejkal M., Leitão P., Morrissey R. C., Svoboda M., Seedre M., Fontaine J. B. 2015. Evaluating forest management intensity on an umbrella species: Capercaillie persistence in central Europe. Forest Ecology and Management 354: 26-34.

Reduciendo Klementová B., Kment P. & Svitok M. 2015. Checklist of water bugs (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Nepomorpha, Gerromorpha) of Slovakia. Zootaxa 4058 (2): 227-243.

Vician V., Stašiov S., Kočík K. & Svitok M. 2015. The influence of agricultural management on the structure of ground beetle (Coleoptera: Carabidae) assemblages. Biologia 70: 240-251.

Wiezik M., Svitok M., Wieziková A. & Dovčiak M. 2015. Identifying shifts in leaf-litter ant assemblages (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) across ecosystem boundaries using multiple sampling methods. PloS One 10(7), e0134502.

Zozomová-Lihová J., Malánová-Krásná I., Vít P., Urfus T., Senko D., Svitok M., Kempa M. & Marhold K. 2015. Cytotype distribution patterns, ecological differentiation and genetic structure in a diploid-tetraploid contact zone of Cardamine amara (Brassicaceae). American Journal of Botany 102: 1380-1395.

2014

Čiliak M., Novikmec M. & Svitok M. 2014. Biological zonation of the last unbound big river in the West Carpathians: reference scheme based on caddisfly communities. Knowledge and Management of Aquatic Ecosystems 415 (04): 1-17.

Hamerlík L., Svitok M., Novikmec M., Očadlík M. & Bitušík P. 2014. Local, among-site, and regional diversity patterns of benthic macroinvertebrates in high altitude waterbodies: do ponds differ from lakes? Hydrobiologia 723: 41-52.

Hrivnák R., Hrivnák M., Slezák M., Vlčko J., Baltiarová J. & Svitok M. 2014. Distribution and eco-coenotic patterns of the forest orchid Epipactis pontica in Slovakia. Ann. For. Res. 57: 55-69.

Kissová R., Svitok M., Klement C. & Maďarová L. 2014. Factors affecting the success of influenza laboratory diagnosis. Central European Journal of Public Health 22: 164-169.

Medvecká J., Jarolímek I., Senko D. & Svitok M. 2014 Fifty years of plant invasion dynamics in Slovakia along a 2500 m altitudinal gradient. Biological Invasions 16: 1627-1638.

Reduciendo Klementová B. & Svitok M. 2014. Anisops sardeus (Heteroptera): a new expansive species in the Central Europe. Biologia 69: 678-680.

Stašiov S., Hazuchová L., Vician V., Kočík K & Svitok M. 2014. Millipede (Diplopoda) communities in agricultural landscape: Influence of management form. Polish Journal of Ecology 62: 587-598

Svitok M., Novikmec M., Bitušík P., Máša B., Oboňa J., Očadlík M. & Michalková E. 2014. Benthic communities of low-order streams affected by acid mine drainages: a case study from Central Europe. Water 6: 1312-1338.

2013

Wiezik M., Svitok M., Wieziková A. & Dovčiak M. 2013. Shrub encroachment alters composition and diversity of ant communities in abandoned grasslands of western Carpathians. Biodiversity & Conservation 22: 2305-2320.

Bottová K., Derka T., Svitok M. 2013. Population dynamics of mayflies in a constant temperature spring stream in West Carpathians. Limnologica 43: 469-474.

Derka T., Fedor P., Svitok M. & Trizna M. 2013. Hydrolutos gransabanensis sp. n. (Orthoptera: Anostostomatidae), a new semi-aquatic Lutosini species from Gran Sabana (Venezuela). Zootaxa 3682: 432-440.

Novikmec M., Svitok M., Kočický D., Šporka F. & Bitušík P. 2013. Surface water temperature and ice cover of Tatra Mountain lakes depends on altitude, topographic shading and bathymetry. Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research 45(1): 77-87.

2012

Bottová K., Derka T. & Svitok M. 2012. Life history and secondary production of mayflies (Ephemeroptera) indicate disturbance in two small Carpathian streams. Internat. Rev. Hydrobiol. 97: 100-116.

Stašiov S., Stašiová A., Svitok M., Michalková E., Slobodník B. & Lukáčik I. 2012. Millipede (Diplopoda) communities in an arboretum: Influence of tree species and soil properties. Biologia 67: 945-952.

2011

Stašiov S., Uhorskaiová L., Svitok M., Hazuchová L., Vician V. & Kočík K. 2011. Influence of agricultural management form on the species structure of harvestman communities (Opiliones). Biologia 66: 149-155.

Svitok M., Hrivnák R., Oťaheľová H., Dúbravková D., Paľove-Balang P. & Slobodník V. 2011. The importance of local and regional factors on the vegetation of created wetlands in central Europe. Wetlands 31: 663-674.

Wiezik M., Wieziková A. & Svitok M. 2011. Vegetation structure, ecological stability, and low-disturbance regime of abandoned dry grasslands support specific ant assemblages in Central Slovakia. Tuexenia 31: 301-315.

2006–2009

Bitušík P., Kubovčík V., Štefková E., Appleby P. G. & Svitok M. 2009. Subfossil diatoms and chironomids along an altitudinal gradient in the High Tatra Mountain lakes: a multi-proxy record of past environmental trends. Hydrobiologia 631: 65-85.

Derka T., Svitok M. & Schlögl J. 2009. Massartella hirsuta sp. nov. (Ephemeroptera: Leptophlebiidae: Atalophlebiinae) and new data on mayflies of Guyana Highlands. Aquatic Insects 31, Supplement 1: 83-94.

Wiezik M, Svitok M. & Dovčiak M. 2007. Conifer introductions decrease richness and alter composition of litter-dwelling beetles (Coleoptera) in Carpathian oak forests. Forest Ecology and Management 247: 61-71

Bitušík P. & Svitok M. 2006. Structure of chironomid assemblages along environmental and geographical gradients in the Bohemian Forest lakes (Central Europe): An exploratory analysis. Biologia, Bratislava, 61/Suppl. 20: S467-S476.

Bitušík P., Svitok M., Kološta P. & Hubková M. 2006. Classification of the Tatra Mountains lakes (Slovakia) using chironomids (Diptera, Chironomidae). Biologia, Bratislava 61/Suppl. 18: S191-S201.

Svitok M. 2006. Structure and spatial variability of mayfly (Ephemeroptera) communities in the upper Hron River basin. Biologia, Bratislava, 61: 547-554.

prof.
Ing.
Hana
CSc.
Šantrůčková
Workplace: 
Přírodovědecká fakulta JU
Email: 
hana.santruckova [at] prf.jcu.cz
Phone: 
2361, 6200
Specialization: 
Soil biology and biochemistry, nutrient transformation, stable isotopes in ecological studies
Specialization: 

Microbial transformation of carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus in soil, microbial carbon use efficiency, ecological stoichiometry, use of natural abundance of stable isotopes to study microbial processes in soil.

Brief CV: 

I am professor of Ecology at the Faculty of Science USB in České Budějovice. I completed M.Sc. degree at Czech University of Life Sciences in Prague and PhD degree at the Institute of Microbiology in Prague. I continued my research of microbial transformations of carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus in soil at the Institute of Soil Biology in České Budějovice and my research of soil organic carbon transformations using natural abundance of stable isotopes at Australian National University in Canberra.

Education:
2005 Professor – Ecology, Faculty of Biological Sciences, USB in České Budějovice
2000 Associated Professor - Ecology, Faculty of Biological Sciences, USB in České Budějovice
1988 PhD. - Ecology, specialization Microbiology (Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, Professor V. Vančura and Professor M. Tesařová)
1979 Ing. (MSc.) – Czech University of Life Sciences in Prague (plant production)

Scientific Career:
2007 - Faculty of Science USB (till 2013 head of Dept. Ecosystem Biology, from 2019 dean of the Faculty)
2016 - 2018 Soil & Water Research Infrastructure (SoWa), Biology Centre CAS
2000 - 2007 Faculty of Biological Sciences, USB - head of Department of Ecology & Hydrobiology
1997 - 2000 Faculty of Biological Sciences, USB - lecturer
                     Institute of Soil Biology AS CR – scientist
1994 – 1997 Australian National University, Canberra, Australia, visiting fellow
1989 - 1994 Institute of Soil Biology CAS – scientist
1981 – 1989 postdoctoral study, Institute of Soil Biology CAS, České Budějovice, (including parental leave from 1982 to 1986)
1980 - 1981 Laboratory of Soil Biology, Institute of Landscape Ecology CAS, České Budějovice
1979 – 1980 Dept. Ecol. Microorg., Institute of Microbiology CAS, Prague

More information: 

Professional Activities & Responsibilities:
• Principal investigator (PI) in the project of the Commission of EC (CROPCHANGE, EV5V CT92-0169) (1993- 1995)
• visiting fellow in the Group of Environmental Biology RSBS ANU, Canberra, Australia (1995-1996)
• visiting fellow in the Group of Organic Geochemistry RSES ANU, Canberra, Australia (1996-1997)
• visiting professor at SLU, Uppsala (August 2013 – December 2013)
• BOBCAT (“Boat on a Boreal Carbon Tour”) campaign to Central Siberia jointly undertaken by the Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry (Jena, Germany) and the Institute of Forest (Krasnoyarsk, Russia, 1998)
• subcontractor in the EU project EMERGE (EVK1-CT-1999-00032) - data specialist for soil chemistry and biology
• PI of EU project TCOS-Siberia (EVK2-2002-00555) – in the frame of NAS call (2002 - 2005)
• bilateral collaboration with University of Davis, California supported by NSF and Czech Ministry of Education (2007-2009)
• PI of CryoCarb project awarded by ESF in the frame of Polar Climate Call (2011-2013)
• National projects awarded from 2006: Coordinator of 1 project (Ministry of Youth, Sport and Education, 2006-2012), co-PI of five projects (Grant Agency of the Czech Republic)
• president of Czech Society for Ecology (2007-2012)
• program director of MSc. and Ph.D. specializations of Ecosystem Biology/Ecology
• member of the senate of the Faculty of Science USB (from 2016-2018 chairman)
• president of Ethical Committee of the USB
• reviewer of ISI-listed scientific journals

Areas of Competence:
Current research and interests include: (i) carbon sequestration and mineralization in arctic and boreal forest soils (ii) carbon (C), nitrogen (N) and phosphorus (P) transformations in forest soils (iii) link between C, N and P cycling in soil – decomposer biomass stoichiometry, extracellular enzymes production (iv) effect of acidification, eutrophication and forest management on soil biochemistry (v) link between soil processes and vegetation cover in various ecosystems.

 

Teaching Activities (some courses are not opened each year):
• Stable Isotopes in Environmental Sciences, Ecology and Physiology (http://www.wzw.tum.de/isotopeschool/index.htm, from 2003-)
• Stable isotopes in Biology (University of Vienna, 2007-2008)
• Carbon in agricultural and forest soils (University of Helsinki, 2011)
• Biogeochemical cycles (USB in České Budějovice, in Czech from 2006)
• Biogeochemistry (USB in České Budějovice, in Czech from 2017-)
• Soil Ecology (USB in České Budějovice, in Czech from 1998-, in English from 2016-)
• Soil microbiology (USB in České Budějovice, in Czech, from 2002-2016)
• Global biogeochemical cycles (Charles Univ. in Prague, in Czech 2011-2016)
• supervisor of Bc, M.Sc. and Ph.D. theses

Publication record (ORCID):
WOS - 2913 citations without self-citations, 126 publications in impacted journals, 4 chapters in books
h-index = 31

List of 10 most important publications 2015-2019:
1. Šantrůčková, H., Cienciala, E., Kaňa, J., & Kopáček, J. 2019. The chemical composition of forest soils and their degree of acidity in Central Europe. Science of The Total Environment, 687, 96-103. IF 5.58

2. Šantrůčková H., Kotas P., Bárta J., Urich T., Čapek P., Palmtag J. et al. (2018) Significance of dark CO2 fixation in arctic soils. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 119, 11- 21. IF 4.93
 

3. Čapek, P.T. Manzoni, S., Kaštovská, E., Wild, B., Diákova, K., Bárta, J., Schnecker, J., Blasi, C., Martikainen, P.J., Alves, R.J.E., Guggenberger, G., Gentsch, N., Hugelius, G., Palmtag J., Mikutta, R., Shibistova, O., Urich, T., Schleper, C., Richter, A., Šantrůčková H. (2018) A plant–microbe interaction framework explaining nutrient effects on primary production. Nature Ecology & Evolution, 1588. IF 10.97
 

4. Manzoni S., Čapek P., Mooshammer M., Lindahl B.D., Richter A. and Šantrůčková H. (2017) Optimal metabolic regulation along resource stoichiometry gradients. Ecology Letters 20, 1182-1191. IF 9.14
 

5. Kaštovská, E., Edwards, K., Šantrůčková, H. (2017) Rhizodeposition flux of competitive versus conservative graminoid: contribution of exudates and root lysates as affected by N loading. Plant and Soil, 412, 331-344. IF 3.31

6. Čapek P., Kotas P., Manzoni S., Šantrůčková H. (2016) Drivers of phosphorus limitation across soil microbial communities. Funct Ecol 30, 1705–1713. IF 5.49
 

7. Schädel, C., Bader, M. K. F., Schuur, E. A., Biasi, C., Bracho, R., Čapek, P., De Baets, S., Diáková K., Ernakovich, J., Estop-Aragones, C., Graham, D.E., Hartley, I.P., Iversen, C.M., Kane, E., Knoblauch, C. Lupascu, M., Martikainen,P.J., Natali, S.M., Norby, R.J., O’Donnell, J.A., Chowdhury, T.R., Šantrůčková, H., Shaver, G., Sloan, V.L., Treat, C.C., Turetsky, M.R., Waldrop, M.P., Wickland K.P., (2016). Potential carbon emissions dominated by carbon dioxide from thawed permafrost soils. Nature Climate Change. 6, 950-953. IF 19.18
 

8. Čapek P., Diáková K., Dickopp J.-E., Bárta J., Wild B., Schnecker J., Alves R.J.E., Aiglsdorfer S., Guggenberger G., Gentsch N., Hugelius G., Lashchinsky N., Gittel A., Schleper C., Mikutta R., Palmtag J., Shibistova O., Urich T., Richter A., Šantrůčková H. (2015) The effect of warming on the vulnerability of subducted organic carbon in arctic soils. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 90, 19-29. IF 4.41
 

9. Kaňa J., Tahovská K., Kopáček J., Šantrůčková H. (2015) Excess of organic carbon in mountain spruce forest soils after bark beetle outbreak altered microbial N
transformations and mitigated N-saturation. PLoS ONE 10: e0134165. IF 3.23

10. Kaštovská E., Edwards K., Picek T., Šantrůčková H. (2015) A larger investment into exudation by competitive versus conservative plants is connected to more coupled plant-microbe N cycling. Biogeochemistry 122, 47-59. IF 3.73

Room: 
BP-361

doc.
Josef
CSc.
Hejzlar
Workplace: 
Přírodovědecká fakulta JU
Hydrobiologický ústav BC AV ČR
Email: 
hejzlar [at] hbu.cas.cz
Phone: 
5876
Room: 
SÁD-227

Vojtěch
Kolář
Workplace: 
Přírodovědecká fakulta JU
Entomologický ústav BC AV ČR
Email: 
kolarvojta [at] seznam.cz
Phone: 
2282
+387 772 282
Specialization: 
ecology and conservation of aquatic insects
Specialization: 

Mapping of communities of predatory insects across environmental gradients in selected types of standing waters e.g., fishponds, pools at spoil heaps, sand pits. Trophic interactions in small pools without fish and finally conservation biology.

Brief CV: 

2016 – present day   Ph.D. in Hydrobiology; University of South Bohemia, Faculty of Science; (RNDr. in 2020); topic: Aquatic insect assemblages in littoral zones of ponds and other man-made habitats (supervisor: D. Boukal)

                              2020 RNDr. topic: Predation risk and habitat complexity modify intermediate predator feeding rates and energetic efficiencies in a tri‐trophic system (supervisor: D. Boukal)

2014 – 2016              M.Sc in Entomology; University of South Bohemia, Faculty of Science; topic: The impact of predation risk and habitat complexity on trophic interactions in aquatic habitats (supervisor: A. Sentis)

2013 – 2015              M.Sc in Biology and protection of hobby organisms; University of South Bohemia, Faculty of Agriculture; topic: The influence of habitat structure on aquatic beetles in southern Bohemia (supervisor: D. Boukal)

2010 – 2013              B.Sc in Biology and protection of hobby organisms; University of South Bohemia, Faculty of Agriculture; topic: The influence of biotic and abiotic factors on the communities of predatory diving beetles (supervisor: D. Boukal)

More information: 

List of publications:

2020

Kolar, V., Boukal, D. S. (2020): Habitat preferences of the endangered diving beetle Graphoderus bilineatus: implications for conservation management. Insect Conservation and Diversity 13: 480–494. DOI: 10.1111/icad.12433

Blabolil P., Bartoň D., Kaštovský J., Kolář V., Kreidlová V., Kučerová A., Vebrová L, Vrba J. (2020): Výchova mladých hydrobiologů na Jihočeské univerzitě v Českých Budějovicích. Vodní hospodářství 12: 24–26.

Kolář V. (2020): Vodní brouci (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae, Haliplidae, Heteroceridae, Hydrophilidae, Noteridae) v chráněných územích Louňov a Částrovické rybníky ve středních Čechách. Bulletin Lampetra 9: 23–33.

Kolář V. & Boukal D. (2020): Dobré a další zprávy o ochraně ohroženého vodního hmyzu: potápník dvojčárý v ČR. Fórum ochrany přírody 4: 41–45.

Waldhauser M. & Kolář V. (2020): Dvě nové lokality potápníka dvojčárého (Graphoderus bilneatus) na Českolipsku. in press.

Hanel L. & Kolář V. (2020): Náměty na pokusy a pozorování vodních živočichů ve školním akváriu VIII (chov vodomila černého a příbuzných druhů). Biologie, Chemie a Zeměpis 29: 2–12.

Kolář V., Boukal D. S., Sychra J., Straka M. (2020): Nálezy vodomila Anacaena bipustulata (Marsham, 1802) na postindustriálních lokalitách a jeho aktuální rozšíření v České republice. Sborník mosteckého muzea. in press.

Hanel L. & Kolář V. (2020): Největší vodní brouk světa žije i v CHKO Blaník. Pod Blaníkem 24: 9–10.

Kolář V. & Boukal D. (2020) Komentář: Každý den jeden rybník – další hřebík do rakve vodním broukům. Ekolist. 

Znachor P., Nedoma J., Hejzlar J., Seďa J., Komárková J., Kolář V., Mrkvička T., Boukal D. S. (2020) Changing environmental conditions underpin long-term patterns of phytoplankton in a freshwater reservoir. Science of The Total Environment 710: 1-10. DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.135626

 

2019

Kolář V., Hadačová V., Kolář J., Hesoun P. (2019) Vodní brouci a ploštice vybraných maloplošných zvláště chráněných území jižních Čech III. Sborník Jihočeského muzea v Českých Budějovicích, Přírodní vědy 59: 58-69.

Kolář V., Boukal D., Sentis A. (2019) Predation risk and habitat complexity modify intermediate predator feeding rates and energetic efficiencies in a tri‐trophic system. Freshwater Biology 64: 1480–12491. DOI: 10.1111/fwb.13320

 

2018

Kolář V., Straka M., Sychra J., Boukal D. S. (2018) Vodní brouci jako zrcadlo našeho hospodaření s vodou. Vodní hospodářství 6: 6–11.

Vebrová L, van Nieuwenhuijzen A., Kolář V., Boukal D. S. (2018) Seasonality and weather conditions jointly drive flight activity patterns of aquatic and terrestrial chironomids. BMS Ecology 18: 1–13. DOI: 10.1186/s12898-018-0175-y

 

2017

Kolář V., Tichanek F., Tropek R. (2017) Effect of different restoration approaches on two species of newts (Amphibia: Caudata) in Central European lignite spoil heaps. Ecological engineering 99: 310–315. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecoleng.2016.11.042

olář V. & Hadačová V. (2017) Vážky a vodní brouci vybraných šumavských rašelinišť. Silva Gabreta 23: 19–32.

Kolář V. (2017) Výskyt potápníka Bidessus grossepunctatus (Vorbringer, 1907) v jižních Čechách. Elateridarium 11: 114–116.

Bartoňová A., Kolář V., Marešová J., Šašić M., Šlancarová J., Sucháček P., Konvička M. (2017) Isolated Asian steppe element in the Balkans: habitats of Proterebia afra (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae: Satyrinae) and associated butterfly communities. Journal of Insect Conservation 21: 559–571. DOI: 10.1007/s10841-017-9995-x

 

2016

Patoka J., Kolář V., Buřič M., Bláha M., Kalous L., Petrtýl M., Franta P., Tropek R., Petrusek A., Kouba A. (2016) Predictions of marbled crayfish establishment in conurbations realised: first report of its occurrence in the Czech Republic. Biologia 71: 1380–1385. DOI: 10.1515/biolog-2016-0164Vlašánek P., Kolář V., Tájková P. (2016) New records of Gomphus pulchellus on the eastern edge of its range in the Czech Republic (Odonata: Gomphidae). Libellula 35: 93–98.

Kolář V., Ondáš T., Boukal D. (2016) Proč mizí vodní brouci (a jiný velký hmyz) z našich rybníků?. Fórum ochrany přírody 3: 30–32.

Kolář V., Boukal D. S. (2016) Faunistické zprávy ze západních Čech – 8 Coleoptera: Dytiscidae. Západočeské entomologické listy 7: 11–13.

 

2015

Kolář V., Boukal D. (2015) Potápníci – nenápadní predátoři našich vod. Živa 6: 300–303.

KolářV., Hesoun P., van Nieuwenhuijzen A., Rozkopal M., Boukal D. S. (2016) Velcí vodní brouci a ploštice vybraných zvláště chráněných území jižních Čech. Sborník Jihočeského muzea v Českých Budějovicích, Přírodní vědy 56: 88–93.

Kolář V., Tichánek F., Tropek R. (2015) Početná populace potápníka Cybister lateralimarginalis (De Geer, 1774) (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae) na mosteckých hnědouhelných výsypkách. Elateridarium 9: 160–162.

Kolář V., Hesoun P., Křivan V., van Nieuwenhuijzen A., Ondáš T., Rokzopal M., Boulkal D. S. (2015) Jaké typy rybníků preferují velcí potápníci a vodní ploštice?. Rybníky - naše dědictví i bohatství pro budoucnost, Příspěvěk ve sborníku z konference 18.-19.6.2015. David V. & Davidová T. (eds.)

 

2014

Kolář V. (2014) Vodní brouci okolí Kačležského rybníka (Jindřichohradecko). Sborník Jihočeského muzea v Českých Budějovicích, Přírodní vědy 157–163.

 


Lecturer:

Hydrobiology - field excursion KBE/451
Zoology chapters on reared and negotiable invertebrates KBI/KZCHO

Room: 
Kolej K3-103

doc.
Keith
Ph.D.
Edwards
Workplace: 
Přírodovědecká fakulta JU
Email: 
edwards [at] prf.jcu.cz
Phone: 
2259
Specialization: 
wetland ecology
Specialization: 

wetland plant ecology, wet grasslands, plant eco-physiology, ecosystem management

Room: 
BP-259

Jakub
Ph.D.
Borovec
Workplace: 
Přírodovědecká fakulta JU
Hydrobiologický ústav BC AV ČR
Email: 
jborovec [at] hbu.cas.cz
Phone: 
5877
Room: 
SÁD-226