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Researcher ID: http://www.researcherid.com/rid/J-3943-2013

Research interest

  • insect-plant relationships
  • biological diversity of herbivores
  • evolution of asexual organisms
  • numerical methods and biostatistics


  • Ph.D., Ecology, Mendel University of Agriculture and Forestry in Brno, Faculty of Forestry and Wood Technology, Czech Republic – postgraduate student of Ecology at the Institute of Forest Ecology.  Sept. 1994 – May 1998
  • M. Sc., University of Ostrava, Faculty of Science, Czech Republic – study of pedagogy, biology and mathematics for grammar school teaching. Sept. 1989- June 1994

Professional appointments

  • University of Ostrava, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Czech Republic, Senior lecturer (1997 – 2012), Associated Professor, 2012– present
  • Institute of Environmental Technologies project, Faculty of Science, Czech Republic, Senior lecturer (1997 – 2012), Associated Professor, 2012– present
  • Insect Ecology Project, Institute of Entomology, Czech Academy of Sciences (České Budějovice) and Bishop Museum (Honolulu), Post-Doctoral Researcher. 1998 – 1999

Membership in scientific societies and other activities

  • Czech society for ecology (member of EEF)
  • Czech statistical society
  • Czech entomological society

Teaching experience

  • Associate professor: University of Ostrava, Ostrava – Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, Biostatistics
  • Visiting professor: Palacky University Olomouc – Modern analysis of biological data, Statistics, Ecology

 Participation in important research projects

  • Monitoring of environmental changes of the Nové Mlýny reservoirs (Czech Ministry of Environment, AOPK CR 93-29). junior researcher, 1995 – 1996
  • Terrestrial Invertebrates of the Pálava Biosphere Reserve of UNESCO (GA CR), junior researcher. 1994 – 1996
  • State and developmental trends of floodplain forests in the region of Pálava, Southern Moravia, with regard to their bio­diversity and stability (GEF – Biodiversity Protection in the Czech Republic), junior researcher. 1995-1997
  • Host Specificity and Species Richness of Tropical Insect Herbivores in New Guinea: An Outcome of Ecological Factors or Evolutionary History? (NSF: DEB-9707928), postdoc. 1998 – 2000
  • Host specificity and species richness of sapsucking insects feeding on lowland rainforest: an outcome of ecological factors or evolutionary history? (GA CR 206/99/1112), C.I., 1999 – 2001
  • Species richness and host specificity of leaf-chewing insects: a comparison between temperate and tropical communities. (GA AV B6187001), P.I., 2000 – 2002
  • Host specificity and species diversity of bryophagous insect communities – key factors analysis. GA ČR 206/07/0811 P.I., 2007-2009
  • Hybrid zones and the dynamics of evolution of asexuality among European loaches (Cobitis) GAČR 206/09/1298. C.I., 2009–2013


Other activities

R-software programming, Minecraft, comic books