Pan-European study reveals rapid changes in local biodiversity

July issue of Nature Communications published results of a unique compilation of 161 multidecadal biodiversity time series covering 6,200 marine, terrestrial, and freshwater species, in which we participated together with more than 60 researchers from 21 European countries. This international research, led by a team from the Senckenberg Research Institute, shows that local trends in biodiversity often deviate significantly from the global patterns. Particularly striking is the common pattern of... more


The conference award for student of the Department of Ecosystem Biology

At the conference Zoologické dny 2020 (https://www.ivb.cz/vyzkum/zoologicke-dny/) was held 6th-7th of February at Palacký University in Olomouc, our Ph.D. student Vojtěch Kolář has been awarded for his presentation (3rd position). His talk was about preliminary results of the GAČR project about the invertebrates diversity at ash lagoons (https://kbe.prf.jcu.cz/en/projekt/overlooked-man-made-habitats-understan...).... more


Postdoc candidate in Quantitative Freshwater Biology for a Junior Group Leader position

Faculty of Science, University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice will be hiring two postdocs as Junior Group Leaders. We are looking for a strong candidate to study consequences of human impacts such as warming, eutrophication and pollution on freshwater ecosystems from individual to community level.

We use laboratory and field experiments (including newly established heated outdoor mesocosms at the campus), field studies and modelling to understand how environmental drivers shape... more


Evaluation of presentations quality of PhD conference (27th - 28th of January, Vodnňany) participants

This year, the traditional PhD conference of the department of Ecosystem Biology was held in 27th and 28th of January in Vodňany. Six PhD students' presentations were awarded: Jirka Tůma and Paula Layouna (1. position), Veronika Kreidlová a Míša Bryndová (2. position), Sophie Mennicken a Vojta Kolář (3. position). Congratulation! 

The biggest freshwater fish got extinct

The analysis of Chinese paddlefish (Psephurus gladius) occurence suggested that this endemic species got unfortunately extinct. The fish inhabited the longest chinese river Jang-c’-ťiang (Chan-ťiang) since Mesozoic. One of the co-authors of the study is our colleague Ivan Jarić.


Our alumnus Petr Blabolil awarded a 2019 Otto Wichterle Prize

On 19 June 2019, our staff member and former PhD student Petr Blabolil was awarded one of the prestigious 2019 Otto Wichterle Prizes of the Czech Academy of Sciences. This prize honours promising early career scientists with top results in their respective fields. Petr was awarded the prize for his research focused on fish communities and ecological quality of Czech freshwater reservoirs. Well done and best wishes for more success ahead, Petr!