This page is here to provide some info about my research activities and other interests, at least those partly related to my work.
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I am trained as plant ecologist. I finished my MS thesis under supervision of Marcel Rejmanek at Charles University, Prague, in 1977 (Spatial pattern of vegetation during secondary succession) and PhD thesis on mathematical modelling in ecology in 1982. From 1983 I was with Department of Biomathematics, Institute of Entomology, Czechoslovak (later on Czech) Academy of Sciences. From 2001, I have been a member of the research team of the Department of Ecology and Nature Conservation. In 1991 I was engaged in foundation of Faculty of Biological Sciences, University of South Bohemia (changed to Faculty of Science in 2009). By now, I have two joint appointments, the major one at the Department of Botany, Faculty of Science, where I teach both graduate and undergraduate courses, and minor one in Department of Ecology and Nature Conservation, Institute of Entomology, Czech Academy of Sciences. My scientific interests could be seen from my publications.
Recently, I am engaged in the following major "projects" (as a matter of fact, each of them is a complex of various projects):
In all the projects, I am interested also in application of statistical methods.
I got permission to publish an extremely valuable classified bibliography on
OLD-FIELD SUCCESSION 1901-1991, compiled by Marcel Rejmánek and Kristina P. Van Katwyk
I organize the one semester module Quantitative ecology for Erasmus students.The next module run will be in autumn 2013.
I am a member of Suspa's cacophonic orchestra (SUKAS).
Materials and links in Czech:Studijní materiály - moje stránky pro studenty mých kursů na PřF JU. Prezentace pracovní skupiny v ppt (pozor, hodně velké) je zde.. Botanický víkend pro středoškolské učitele.
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