Pyszko P., Šigutová H., Kolařík M., Kostovčík M., Ševčík J., Šigut M., Višňovská D. & Drozd P., 2023: Mycobiomes of two distinct clades of ambrosia gall midges (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae) are species-specific in larvae but similar in nutritive mycelia. Microbiology Spectrum, e02830-23. Available from: 10.1128/spectrum.02830-23.

Šigutová H., Pyszko P., Šigut M., Czajová K., Kostovčík M., Kolařík M., Hařovská D. & Drozd P., 2023: Concentration-dependent effect of plant secondary metabolites on bacterial and fungal microbiomes in caterpillar guts. Microbiology Spectrum, e02994-23. Available from: 10.1128/spectrum.02994-23.

Šigutová H., Šigut M., Pyszko P., Kostovčík M., Kolařík M. & Drozd P., 2023: Seasonal Shifts in Bacterial and Fungal Microbiomes of Leaves and Associated Leaf-Mining Larvae Reveal Persistence of Core Taxa Regardless of Diet. Microbiology Spectrum, 11(1): e03160-22. Available from: 10.1128/spectrum.03160-22.


Šigutová H., Šigut M., Dolný A. & Harabiš F., 2022: Individual variability in habitat selection by aquatic insects is driven by taxonomy rather than specialisation. Scientific Reports, 12(1): 1–12. Available from: 10.1038/s41598-022-25363-3.

Šigut M., Pyszko P., Šigutová H., Višňovská D., Kostovčík M., Kotásková N., Dorňák O., Kolařík M. & Drozd P., 2022: Fungi are more transient than bacteria in caterpillar gut microbiomes. Scientific Reports, 12(1): 1–12. Available from: 10.1038/s41598-022-19855-5.

Šigutová H., Pyszko P., Valušák J. & Dolný A., 2022: Highway stormwater ponds as islands of Odonata diversity in an agricultural landscape. Science of The Total Environment, 837: 155774. Available from: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2022.155774.

Doležálková-Kaštánková M., Pyszko P. & Choleva L., 2022: Early Development Survival of Pelophylax Water Frog Progeny is Primarily Affected by Paternal Genomic Input. Frontiers in Bioscience-Landmark, 27(8): 233. Available from: 10.31083/j.fbl2708233.


Pyszko P., Drgová M., Ožana S., Dorňák O., Rožek D., Lee Číp D., Plášek V. & Drozd P., 2021: Could Bryophagous Beetles (Coleoptera: Byrrhidae) Help Us Understand Bryophyte Taxonomy? Preferences within the Hypnum cupressiforme Hedw. Species Complex. Plants, 10: 469. Available from: 10.3390/plants10030469.

Pyszko P., Plášek V. & Drozd P., 2021: Don’t eat where you sleep: Unexpected diversity of food web for beetles feeding on mosses. Insect Conservation and Diversity, 14: 325–334. Available from: 10.1111/icad.12453.

Kik A., Adamec M., Aikhenvald A.Y., Bajzekova J., Baro N., Bowern C., Colwell R.K., Drozd P., Duda P., Ibalim S. & Jorge L.R., 2021: Language and ethnobiological skills decline precipitously in Papua New Guinea, the world’s most linguistically diverse nation. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 118(22): e2100096118. Available from: 10.1073/pnas.2100096118.

Dolný A., Pyszko P. & Šigutová H. 2021: Community changes in odonate monitoring: why are long-term studies so relevant? Insect Conservation and Diversity. Available from: 10.1111/icad.12491.

Šigutová H., Harabiš F., Šigut M., Vojar J., Choleva L., & Dolný A., 2021: Specialization directs habitat selection responses to a top predator in semiaquatic but not aquatic taxa. Scientific Reports, 11(1): 1–10. Available from: 10.1038/s41598-021-98632-2.

Kovářová M., Pyszko P. & Plášek V., 2021: How Does the pH of Tree Bark Change with the Presence of the Epiphytic Bryophytes from the Family Orthotrichaceae in the Interaction with Trunk Inclination? Plants, 11 (1): 63. Available from: 10.3390/plants11010063.


Ožana, S., Pyszko, P., & Dolný, A., 2020: Determination of suitable insect part for non‐lethal DNA sampling: case study of DNA quality and regeneration capability of dragonflies. Insect Conservation and Diversity 13(4): 319–327. Available from: 10.1111/icad.12400.

Platková, H., Pyszko, P., Coeur d´ Acier, A., Jousselin, E., & Drozd, P., 2020: Spatial distribution of aphids in the canopy of a temperate forest: where can they be found? Agricultural and Forest Entomology 49(4): 902–911. Available from: 10.1111/afe.12393.

Pyszko P., Višňovská D., Drgová M., Šigut M. & Drozd P., 2020: Effect of Bacterial and Fungal Microbiota Removal on the Survival and Development of Bryophagous Beetles. Environmental Entomology 49(4): 902–911. Oxford Academic. Available from: 10.1093/ee/nvaa060.

Višňovská D., Pyszko P., Šigut M., Kostovčík M., Kolařík M., Kotásková N. & Drozd P., 2020: Caterpillar gut and host plant phylloplane mycobiomes differ: a new perspective on fungal involvement in insect guts. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 96(9). Oxford Academic. Available from: 10.1093/femsec/fiaa116.

Šigutová H., Šigut M., Kovalev A. & Gorb S.N., 2020: Wing wettability gradient in a damselfly Lestes sponsa (Odonata: Lestidae) reflects the submergence behaviour during underwater oviposition. Royal Society Open Science, 7(12): 201258. Available from: 10.1098/rsos.201258.


Brawlen-Helebrandová, J., Pyszko, P., & Dolný, A., 2019: Behavioural Phenotypic Plasticity of Submerged Oviposition in Damselflies (Insecta: Odonata). Insects, 10(5): 124. Available from: 10.3390/insects10050124.

Kirstová, M., Pyszko, P., & Kočárek, P., 2019: Factors influencing microhabitat selection and food preference of tree-dwelling earwigs (Dermaptera) in a temperate floodplain forest. Bulletin of Entomological Research, 109(1), 54. Available from: 10.1017/S0007485318000147.

Pyszko P., Šigut M., Kostovčík M., Drozd P. & Hulcr J., 2019: High-diversity microbiomes in the guts of bryophagous beetles (Coleoptera: Byrrhidae). European Journal of Entomology 116(1): 432–441EJE. Available from: 10.14411/eje.2019.044.

Volf M., Klimeš P., Lamarre G.P.A., Redmond C.M., Seifert C.L., Abe T., Auga J., Anderson-Teixeira K., Basset Y., Beckett S., Butterill P.T., Drozd P., Gonzalez-Akre E., Kaman O., Kamata N., Laird-Hopkins B., Libra M., Manumbor M., Miller S.E. & Molem K., 2019: Quantitative assessment of plant-arthropod interactions in forest canopies: A plot-based approach. PLoS ONE 14(10): 1–20Public Library of Science. Available from: 10.1371/journal.pone.0222119.

Šigutová H., Šipoš J. & Dolný A., 2019: A novel approach involving the use of Odonata as indicators of tropical forest degradation: When family matters. Ecological Indicators, 104: 229–236. Available from: 10.1016/j.ecolind.2019.05.001.


Helebrandová, J., Pyszko, P., & Dolný, A., 2018: Large net cage for captive breeding and behavioural studies of damselfly Lestes sponsa (Hansemann, 1823)(Odonata: Lestidae): Submerged oviposition as a model behaviour. Aquatic Insects, 39(1), 43-53. Available from: 10.1080/01650424.2018.1432059.

Šigut M., Šigutová H., Šipoš J., Pyszko P., Kotásková N. & Drozd P., 2018: Vertical canopy gradient shaping the stratification of leaf-chewer–parasitoid interactions in a temperate forest. Ecology and Evolution 8(15): 7297–7311. Available from: 10.1002/ece3.4194.

Dolný A., Šigutová H., Ožana S. & Choleva L., 2018: How difficult is it to reintroduce a dragonfly? Fifteen years monitoring Leucorrhinia dubia at the receiving site. Biological Conservation218: 110–117. Available from: 10.1016/j.biocon.2017.12.011.


Kirstová M., Pyszko P., Šipoš J., Drozd P. & Kočárek P., 2017: Vertical distribution of earwigs (Dermaptera: Forficulidae) in a temperate lowland forest, based on sampling with a mobile aerial lift platform. Entomological Science 20(1): 57–64. Available from: 10.1111/ens.12229.

Kuřavová K., Grucmanová Š., Filipcová Z., Plášek V., Drozd P. & Kočárek P., 2017: Is feeding on mosses by groundhoppers in the genus Tetrix (Insecta: Orthoptera) opportunistic or selective? Arthropod-Plant Interactions 11(1): 35–43. Available from: 10.1007/s11829-016-9461-9.

Roslin T., Hardwick B., Novotny V., Petry W.K., Andrew N.R., Asmus A., Barrio I.C., Basset Y., Boesing A.L., Bonebrake T.C., Cameron E.K., Dattilo W., Donoso D.A., Drozd P., Gray C.L., Hik D.S., Hill S.J., Hopkins T., Huang S., Koane B., Laird-Hopkins B., Laukkanen L., Lewis O.T., Milne S., Mwesige I., Nakamura A., Nell C.S., Nichols E., Prokurat A., Sam K., Schmidt N.M., Slade A., Slade V., Suchankova A., Teder T., van Nouhuys S., Vandvik V., Weissflog A., Zhukovich V. & Slade E.M., 2017: Higher predation risk for insect prey at low latitudes and elevations. Science 356(6339): 742–744. Available from: 10.1126/science.aaj1631.

Šigut M., Kostovčík M., Šigutová H., Hulcr J., Drozd P. & Hrček J., 2017: Performance of DNA metabarcoding, standard barcoding, and morphological approach in the identification of host–parasitoid interactions. PLoS ONE 12(12): e0187803. Available from: 10.1371/journal.pone.0187803.

Šigut M., Šigutová H., Pyszko P., Dolný A., Drozdová M. & Drozd P., 2017: Avoiding erroneous citations in ecological research: read before you apply. Oikos 126(11): 1523–1532. Available from: 10.1111/oik.04400.

Volf M., Pyszko P., Abe T., Libra M., Kotásková N., Šigut M., Kumar R., Kaman O., Butterill P.T., Šipoš J., Abe H., Fukushima H., Drozd P., Kamata N., Murakami M. & Novotný V., 2017: Phylogenetic composition of host plant communities drives plant-herbivore food web structure. Journal of Animal Ecology 86(3): 556–565. Available from: 10.1111/1365-2656.12646.


Bateman C., Šigut M., Skelton J., Smith K. E. & Hulcr, J., 2016: Fungal associates of the Xylosandrus compactus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae, Scolytinae) are spatially segregated on the insect body. Environmental Entomology, 45(4): 883890. Available from: 10.1093/ee/nvw070.

Forister M.L., Novotny V., Panorska A.K., Baje L., Basset Y., Butterill P.T., Cizek L., Coley P.D., Dem F., Diniz I.R., Drozd P., Fox M., Glassmire A.E., Hazen R., Hrcek J., Jahner J.P., Kaman O., Kozubowski T.J., Kursar T.A., Lewis O.T., Lill J., Marquis R.J., Miller S.E., Morais H.C., Murakami M., Nickel H., Pardikes N.A., Ricklefs R.E., Singer M.S., Smilanich A.M., Stireman J.O., Villamarín-Cortez S., Vodka S., Volf M., Wagner D.L., Walla T., Weiblen G.D. & Dyer L.A., 2015: The global distribution of diet breadth in insect herbivores. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 112(2): 442–447. Available from: 10.1073/pnas.1423042112.

Dolný A., Bárta D., Rustidianto & Drozd P., 2011: Dragonflies (Odonata) in the Bornean rain forest as indicators of changes in biodiversity resulting from forest modification and destruction. Tropical Zoology 24(1).

Dolný A., Harabiš F., Bárta D., Lhota S. & Drozd P., 2012: Aquatic insects indicate terrestrial habitat degradation: changes in taxonomical structure and functional diversity of dragonflies in tropical rainforest of East Kalimantan. Tropical Zoology 25(3): 141–157. Available from: 10.1080/03946975.2012.717480.

Drozdova M., Sipos J. & Drozd P., 2013: Key factors affecting the predation risk on insects on leaves in temperate floodplain forest. European Journal of Entomology 110(3): 469–476.

Kotusz J., Popiołek M., Drozd P., De Gelas K., Šlechtová V. & Janko K., 2014: Role of parasite load and differential habitat preferences in maintaining the coexistence of sexual and asexual competitors in fish of the Cobitis taenia hybrid complex. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 113(1): 220–235. Available from: 10.1111/bij.12329.

Roháčová M. & Drozd P., 2009: How many heteropteran species can live on alien goldenrods Solidago canadensis and S. gigantea in Europe? Biologia 64(5): 981–993. Available from: 10.2478/s11756-009-0151-2.

Rola K., Osyczka P., Nobis M. & Drozd P., 2015: How do soil factors determine vegetation structure and species richness in post-smelting dumps? Ecological Engineering 75: 332–342. Available from: 10.1016/j.ecoleng.2014.11.026.

Steininger M. S., Hulcr J., Šigut M. & Lucky, A., 2015: Simple and efficient trap for bark and ambrosia beetles (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) to facilitate invasive species monitoring and citizen involvement. Journal of Economic Entomology, 108(3): 11151123. Available from: 10.1093/jee/tov014.

Šipoš J., Drozdová M. & Drozd P., 2013: Assessment of trends in predation pressure on insects across temperate forest microhabitats. Agricultural and Forest Entomology 15(3): 255–261. Available from: 10.1111/afe.12012.

Šipoš J., Drozdová M. & Drozd P., 2012: Effect of canopy openness on the pressure of predatory arthropods and birds on epigeic insects. Central European Journal of Biology 7(6): 1021–1029. Available from: 10.2478/s11535-012-0093-5.

Novotny V. & Drozd P., 2000: The size distribution of conspecific populations: the peoples of New Guinea. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 267(1446): 947–952.

Novotny V. & Drozd P., 2001: Sampling error can cause false rejection of the core-satellite species hypothesis. Oecologia 126(3): 360–362.

Novotny V., Basset Y., Auga J., Boen W., Dal C., Drozd P., Kasbal M., Isua B., Kutil R., Manumbor M. & Molem K., 1999: Predation risk for herbivorous insects on tropical vegetation: A search for enemy-free space and time. Australian Journal of Ecology 24(5): 477–483.

Novotny V., Basset Y., Miller S., Drozd P. & Cizek L., 2002a: Host specialization of leaf-chewing insects in a New Guinea rainforest. Journal of Animal Ecology 71(3): 400–412.

Novotny V., Basset Y., Miller S., Kitching R., Laidlaw M., Drozd P. & Cizek L., 2004: Local species richness of leaf-chewing insects feeding on woody plants from one hectare of a lowland rainforest. Conservation Biology 18(1): 227–237.

Novotny V., Basset Y., Miller S., Weiblen G., Bremer B., Cizek L. & Drozd P., 2002b: Low host specificity of herbivorous insects in a tropical forest. Nature 416(6883): 841–844.

Novotny V., Drozd P., Miller S., Kulfan M., Janda M., Basset Y. & Weiblen G., 2006: Why are there so many species of herbivorous insects in tropical rainforests? Science 313(5790): 1115–1118. Available from: 10.1126/science.1129237.

Novotny V., Miller S., Basset Y., Cizek L., Drozd P., Darrow K. & Leps J., 2002c: Predictably simple: assemblages of caterpillars (Lepidoptera) feeding on rainforest trees in Papua New Guinea. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 269(1507): 2337–2344. Available from: 10.1098/rspb.2002.2166.