Přírodovědecká fakulta JU
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ivan.jaric [at] hbu.cas.cz
ecology and conservation science

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)

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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)


Přírodovědecká fakulta JU
svitok [at] tuzvo.sk
ecology, hydrobiology, conservation biology

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

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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)



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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.

Přírodovědecká fakulta JU
hana.santruckova [at] prf.jcu.cz
2361, 6200
Soil biology and biochemistry, nutrient transformation, stable isotopes in ecological studies

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.

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

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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


Přírodovědecká fakulta JU
Hydrobiologický ústav BC AVČR
hejzlar [at] hbu.cas.cz

Přírodovědecká fakulta JU
edwards [at] prf.jcu.cz
wetland ecology

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


Přírodovědecká fakulta JU
Hydrobiologický ústav BC AVČR
jborovec [at] hbu.cas.cz

Přírodovědecká fakulta JU
martin.hais [at] seznam.cz
++420 38 777 2310
Landscape ecology, GIS, Remote sensing

Disturbance of forest ecosystems, their delineation, development and dynamic. Research is focused mainly on spruce forest decay in the Šumava Mts. due to bark beetle outbreak.

Modeling of vegetation cover using climatic predictors.

Potential of climatic anomalies for vegetation communities.

Brief CV: 

Since 2008: Reaserch assistant, Department of Ecosystem Biology, Faculty of Science
University of South Bohemia

2011: Fulbright fellow: Oregon State University, Corvallis, USA (6 months)

2003 – 2008: Reaserch assistant, Applied ecology laboratory, Faculty of Agriculture,
University of South Bohemia

2001: Erasmus scholarship; Johannes Gutenberg Universität Mainz, Germany (6 months)

2000 –2008: PhD study, Department of Physical Geography and Geoecology, Faculty of Science, Charles University in Prague. PhD thesis: The development and spectral response of deforestation in central part of Šumava Mountains assessed using remote sensing and GIS (RNDr., PhD.)

1996 - 2000: Msc. Study: biology, hydrobiology Faculty of Science, Charles University in Prague (Mgr.)

1993 - 2000: Msc. Study: biology – geography: Faculty of Science, Charles University in Prague (Mgr.)

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2011 – 2015 GAČR (P504/11/0454): Biodiversity change during the Pleistocene-Holocene transition: modern analogues in relict ecosystems of Siberia

2010 – 2014 GAČR (526/09/1749): The role of disturbances in dynamics of temperate mountain spruce-dominated forests – a landscape simulation model of the Šumava Mts.

2007 – 2009 GAAV (B600870701): Mountain spruce forests after bark beetle outbreak: dynamics of vegetation and natural regeneration