Insect Communities

Research papers


Barták M., Tropek R. (2023). When the day ends: Shedding light on the role of nocturnal moths as pollinators in tropical ecosystemsEcoEvoRxiv.

In press

Čuda J., Pyšková K., Hejda M., Foxcroft L.C., MacFadyen S., Storch D., Tropek R., Zambatis G., Pyšek P. (in press) Habitat modifies the relationship between grass and herbivore species richness in a South African savanna. Ecology and Evolution.


Uceda-Gómez G., Chmel K., Janečková P., Mlíkovský J., Klomberg Y., Ewome F.L., Molua L.L., Njie M.M., Tropek R., Janeček Š. (2024) Drivers of sunbird-plant interactions on Mount Cameroon: between neutrality and niche-based processes. Biotropica 56: 138-146.

Ustjuzhanin P., Kovtunovich V., Delabye S., Maicher V., Sáfián Sz., Streltzov A., Tropek R. (2024) Magnifying the hotspot: Description of nine new species of many-plumed moths (Lepidoptera, Alucitidae), with an identification key to all species known from CameroonZookeys 1193: 25-48.


Carreira B.M., Kolář V., Chmelová E., Jan J., Adašević J., Landeira-Dabarca A., Vebrová L., Poláková M., Horká P., Otáhalová Š., Musilová Z., Borovec J., Tropek R., Boukal D.S. (2023): Bioaccumulation of heavy metals at post-industrial freshwater sites varies predictably between habitats, elements and taxa: a power law approach. Science of the Total Environment 901: 165794.

Espeland M., Chazot N., Condamine F.L., Lemmon A.R., Lemmon E.M., Pringle E., Heath A., Collins S., Tiren W., Mutiso M., Lees D.C., Fisher S., Murphy R., Woodhall S., Tropek R., Ahlborn S.S., Cockburn K., Dobson J., Bouyer T., Kaliszewska Z.A., Baker C.C.M., Talavera G., Vila R., Gardiner A.J., Williams M., Martins D.J., Sáfián Sz., Edge D.A., Pierce N.E. (2023) Rapid radiation of ant parasitic butterflies during the Miocene aridification of Africa. Ecology and Evolution 13: e10046.

Kolar V., Chmelová E., Bílková M., Borovec J., Carreira B.M., Černý M., Ditrich T., Horká P., Hrivniak L., Hrubý F., Jan J., Landeira-Dabarca A., Lepšová-Skácelová O., Musilová Z., Otáhalová Š., Poláková M., Polášková V., Sacherová V., Špaček J., Sroka P., Vebrová L., Boukal D.S., Tropek R. (2023) Muddying the unexplored post-industrial waters: Biodiversity and conservation potential of freshwater habitats in fly ash sedimentation lagoons. Science of the Total Environment 900: 165803.

Papandreou F., Hodeček J., Maicher V., Delabye S., Pyrcz T., Tropek R. (2023) Larger insects in a colder environment? Elevational and seasonal intraspecific differences in tropical moth sizes on Mount Cameroon. Journal of Tropical Ecology 39: e4.

Sakhalkar S.P., Janeček Š., Klomberg Y., Mertens J.E.J., Hodeček J., Tropek R. (2023) Cheaters among pollinators: Nectar robbing and thieving vary spatiotemporally with floral traits in Afrotropical forests. Ecosphere 14: e4696.


Delabye S., Gaona F.P., Potocký P., Foxcroft L.C., Halamová P., Hejda M., MacFadyen S., Pyšková K., Sedláček O., Staňková M., Storch D., Pyšek P., Tropek R. (2022) Thirteen moth species (Lepidoptera: Erebidae, Noctuidae) newly recorded in South Africa, with comments on their distribution. Biodiversity Data Journal 10: e89729.

Delabye S., Storch D., Sedláček O., Albrecht T., Hořák D., Maicher V., Tószögyová A., Tropek R. (2022) Moth diversity increases along a continent-wide gradient of environmental productivity in South African savannahs. Insects 13: 778.

Hejda M., Čuda J., Pyšková K., Zambatis G., Foxcroft L.C., MacFadyen S., Storch D., Tropek R., Pyšek P. (2022) Water availability, bedrock, disturbance by herbivores, and climate determine plant diversity in South‑African savannaScientific Reports 12: 338.

Janeček Š., Chmel K., Mlíkovský J., Uceda-Gómez G., Janečková P., Fominka N.T., Njie M.M., Ewome F.L. (2022) Spatiotemporal pattern of specialization of sunbird-plant networks on Mt. CameroonOecologia 199: 885-896.

Klomberg Y., Tropek R., Mertens J.E.J., Kobe I.N., Hodeček J., Raška J., Fominka N.T., Souto-Vilarós D., Janečková P., Janeček Š. (2022) Spatiotemporal variation in the role of floral traits in shaping tropical plant-pollinator interactions. Ecology Letters 25: 839-850.

Liang J. et al. (incl. Delabye S., Janeček Š., Klomberg Y., Maicher V., Tropek R.) (2022) Co-limitation toward lower latitudes shapes global forest diversity gradients. Nature Ecology & Evolution 6: 1423-1437.

Mundi O., Awa II T., Chmel K., Ewome F.L., Uceda-Gómez G., Janečková P., Janeček Š. (2022) The ornithophily of Impatiens sakeriana does not guarantee a preference by sunbirds. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 137: 240-249.


Delabye S., Maicher V., Sáfián Sz., Doležal J., Altman J., Janeček Š., Kobe I.N., Murkwe M., Šebek P., Tropek R. (2021) Butterfly and moth communities differ in their response to habitat structure in rainforests of Mount Cameroon. Biotropica 53: 567-580.

Chmel K., Ewome F.L., Gómez G.U., Klomberg Y., Mertens J.E.J., Tropek R., Janeček Š. (2021) Bird pollination syndrome is the plant’s adaptation to ornithophily, but nectarivorous birds are not so selective. Oikos 130: 1411-1424.

Chmelová E., Kolář V., Jan J., Carreira B.M., Landeira Dabarca A., Otáhalová Š., Poláková M., Vebrová L., Borovec J., Boukal D.S., Tropek R. (2021) Valuable secondary habitats or hazardous ecological traps? Environmental risk assessment of minor and trace elements in fly ash deposits across the Czech Republic. Sustainability 13: 10385.

Janeček Š., Chmel K., Ewome F.L., Hrubá K., Klomberg Y., Kobe I.N., Kouede R.D., Mertens J.E.J., Njie M.M., Tropek R. (2021) Differences in nectar traits between ornithophilous and entomophilous plants on Mount CameroonPlants 10: 1161.

Kolar V., Tichanek F., Tropek R. (2021) Evidence-based restoration of freshwater biodiversity after mining: Experience from Central European spoil heaps. Journal of Applied Ecology 58: 1921-1932.

Mertens J.E.J., Brisson L., Janeček Š., Klomberg Y., Maicher V., Sáfián Sz., Delabye S., Potocký P., Kobe I.N., Pyrcz T., Tropek R. (2021) Elevational and seasonal patterns of butterflies and hawkmoths in plant-pollinator networks in tropical rainforests of Mount Cameroon. Scientific Reports 11: 9710.

Sejfová Z., Mlíkovský J.,Ewome F.L., Janečková P., Klomberg Y., Njie M.M., Janeček Š. (2021) Sunbirds’ tendency to hover: the roles of energetic rewards, inflorescence architecture and rainJournal of Avian Biology 52: e02818.


Bartoš M., Janeček Š., Janečková P., Chmelová E., Tropek R., Götzenberger L., Klomberg Y., Jersáková J. (2020) Are reproductive traits related to pollen limitation in plants? A case study from a Central European meadow. Plants 9: 640.

Bartoš M., Janeček Š, Janečková P., Padyšáková E., Tropek R., Götzenberger L., Klomberg Y., Jersáková J. (2020) Self-compatibility and autonomous selfing of plants in meadow communitiesPlant Biology 22: 120-128.

Delabye S., Maicher V., Sáfián Sz., Potocký P., Mertens J.E.J., Przybyłowicz Ł., Murkwe M., Kobe I.N., Fokam E.B., Janeček Š., Tropek R. (2020) First records of 31 species of butterflies and moths (Lepidoptera) in Cameroon, with remarks on their elevational ranges. Biodiversity Data Journal 8: e50543.

Delabye S., Sedláček O., Maicher V., Tropek R. (2020) New records of six moth (Lepidoptera: Erebidae, Lasiocampidae) species in south African countries, with comments on their distribution. Biodiversity Data Journal 8: e59339.

Duplouy A., Pranter R., Warren-Gash H., Tropek R., Wahlberg N. (2020) Towards unravelling Wolbachia global exchange: a contribution from the Bicyclus and Mylothris butterflies in the Afrotropics. BMC Microbiology 20: 319.

Fikáček M., Zhao Q., Kobe I.N., Grebennikov V. (2020). Kruia rediscovered: phylogenetic implications, larval morphology, and biology of an enigmatic hydrophilid beetle from western Africa (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae). Arthropod Systematics and Phylogeny 73: 427-444.

Janeček Š., Chmel K., Uceda Gómez G., Janečková P., Chmelová E., Sejfová Z., Ewome F.L. (2020) Ecological fitting is a sufficient driver of tight interactions between sunbirds and ornithophilous plantsEcology and Evolution 10: 1784-1793.

Janečková P., Sejfová Z., Janeček Š., Chmel K., Chmelová E., Ewome F.L. (2020) Behavioural correlates of drinking speed in two West African sunbird speciesBird Study 67: 540-542.

Lamarre G.P.A., Fayle T.M., Segar S.T., Laird-Hopkins B.C., Nakamura A., Souto-Vilarós D., Watanabe S., Basset Y. (2020) Monitoring tropical insects in the 21st century. In: A.J. Dumbrell, E.C. Turner, T.M. Fayle (eds.) Tropical Ecosystems in the 21st Century, Advances in Ecological Research Vol. 62, Elsevier, pp. 295-330.

Maicher V., Delabye S., Murkwe M., Doležal J., Altman J., Kobe I.N., Desmist J., Fokam E.B., Pyrcz T., Tropek R. (2020) Effects of disturbances by forest elephants on diversity of trees and insects in tropical rainforests on Mount Cameroon. Scientific Reports 10: 21618.

Maicher V., Sáfián Sz., Murkwe M., Delabye S., Przybyłowicz Ł., Potocký P., Kobe I.N., Janeček Š., Mertens J.E.J., Fokam E.B., Pyrcz T., Doležal J., Altman J., Hořák D., Fiedler K., Tropek R. (2020) Seasonal shifts of biodiversity patterns and species’ elevation ranges of butterflies and moths along a complete rainforest elevational gradient on Mount Cameroon. Journal of Biogeography 47: 342-354.

Melichar T., Řezáč M., Hodeček J. 2020. Notes on the taxonomy of the genus Praedora Rotschild & Jordan, 1903 (Lepidoptera, Sphingidae, Sphinginane, Sphingini), with descriptions of five new subspecies. European Entomologist 11: 45-97.

Mertens J.E.J., Janeček Š., Dzekashu F.F., Chmelová E., Fokam E.B., Tropek R. (2020) Changes in pollinator community of Scadoxus cinnabarinus (Amaryllidaceae) along its elevational range on Mount Cameroon. Arthropod-Plant Interactions 14: 215-226.

Mottl O., Fibich P., Klimes P., Volf M., Tropek R. (…) Novotny V. (2020) Spatial covariance of herbivorous and predatory guilds of forest canopy arthropods along a latitudinal gradient. Ecology Letters 23: 1499-1510.

Pyšek P., Hejda M., Čuda J., Zambatis G., Pyšková K., MacFadyen S., Storch D., Tropek R., Foxcroft L.C. (2020) Into the great wide open: do alien plants spread from rivers to dry savanna in the Kruger National Park? NeoBiota 60: 61-77.

Souto-Vilarós D., Houadria M., Michalek J., Sisol M., Isua B., Kuyaiva T., Weiblen G.D., Novotny V., Segar S.T. (2020) Contrasting patterns of fig wasp communities along Mt. Wilhelm, Papua New Guinea. Biotropica 52: 323–334.

Ustjuzhanin P., Kovtunovich V., Maicher V., Sáfián Sz., Delabye S., Streltzov A., Tropek R. (2020) Even hotter hotspot: Description of seven new species of many-plumed moths (Lepidoptera, Alucitidae) from Mount Cameroon. Zookeys 935: 103-119.


Biella P., Akter A., Ollerton J., Tarrant S., Janeček Š., Jersáková J., Klecka J. (2019) Experimental loss of generalist plants reveals alterations in plant-pollinator interactions and a constrained flexibility of foragingScientific Reports 9: 7376.

Camargo N.F., Oliveira H.F.M., Ribeiro J.F.., Camargo A.J.A, Vieira E.M. (2019) Availability of food resources and habitat structure shape the individual‐resource network of a Neotropical marsupial. Ecology and Evolution 9: 3946-3957.

Delabye S. et al. (2019) Characterization and comparison of poorly known moth communities through DNA barcoding in two Afrotropical environments in GabonGenome 62: 96-107.

Fric Z.F., Maresova J., Kadlec T., Tropek R., Pyrcz T.W., Wiemers M. (2019) World travellers – Phylogeny and biogeography of the butterfly genus Leptotes (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae). Systematic Entomology 44: 652-665.

Klomberg Y., Kouede R.D., Bartos M., Mertens J.E.J., Tropek R., Fokam E.B., Janeček Š. (2019) The role of ultraviolet reflectance and pattern in the pollination system of Hypoxis camerooniana (Hypoxidaceae). AoB Plants 11: plz057.

Oliveira H.F.M., Camargo N.F., Gager Y., Muylaert R.L., Ramon E., Martins R.C.C. (2019) Protecting the Cerrado: where should we direct efforts for the conservation of bat-plant interactions? Biodiversity and Conservation 28: 2765-2779.

Przybylowicz L., Maicher V., László G.M., Sáfián Sz., Tropek R. (2019) Amerila (Lepidoptera: Erebidae: Arctiinae) of Cameroon with morphological remarks on male and female genitalia. Zootaxa 4674: 283-295.

Sáfián Sz., Belcastro C., Tropek R. (2019) Two new species in the genus Andronymus Holland, 1896 (Lepidoptera, Hesperiidae). Zootaxa 4624: 108-120.

Sáfián Sz., Collins S. C., Belcastro C., Brattström O., Tropek R. (2019) Description of previously unknown females of three Euriphene Boisduval, 1847 species and the unknown male of Bebearia inepta Hecq, 2001 from Western Africa, with notes on their taxonomy, bionomy and distribution (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae, Limenitidinae). SHILAP – Revista de Lepidopterología 47: 581-591.

Volf M. et al. (incl. Tropek R.) (2019) Quantitative assessment of plant-arthropod interactions in forest canopies: a plot-based approach. PLoS ONE 14: e0222119.


Ferenc M., Sedláček O., Tropek R., Albrecht T., Altman J., Dančák M., Doležal J., Janeček Š., Maicher V., Majeský Ľ., Motombi F.N., Murkwe M., Sáfián Sz., Svoboda M., Hořák D. (2018) Something is missing at the bottom: Importance of coastal rainforests for conservation of trees, birds and butterflies in the Mount Cameroon areaAfrican Journal of Ecology 56: 679-683.

Maicher V., Sáfián Sz., Murkwe M., Przybylowicz L., Janeček Š., Fokam E.B., Pyrcz T., Tropek R. (2018) Flying between raindrops: Strong seasonal turnover of several Lepidoptera groups in lowland rainforests of Mount CameroonEcology and Evolution 8: 12761-12772.

Mertens J.E.J., Tropek R., Dzekashu F.F., Maicher V., Fokam E.B., Janeček Š. (2018) Communities of flower visitors of Uvariopsis dioica (Annonaceae) in lowland forests of Mt. Cameroon, with notes on its potential pollinators. African Journal of Ecology 56: 146-152.

Moradi J., Potocký P., Kočárek P., Bartuška M., Tajovský K., Tichánek F., Frouz J., Tropek R. (2018) Influence of surface flattening on biodiversity of terrestrial arthropods during early stages of brown coal spoil heap restoration. Journal of Environmental Management 220: 1-7.

Potocký P., Bartoňová A., Beneš J., Zapletal M., Konvička M. (2018) Life-history traits of Central European moths: gradients of variation and their association with rarity and threatsInsect Conservation and Diversity 11: 493-505.

Tropek R., Padyšáková E., Janeček Š. (2018) Floral resources partitioning by two co-occurring eusocial bees in an Afromontane landscapeSociobiology 65: 527-530.

Ustjuzhanin P., Kovtunovich V., Sáfián Sz., Maicher V., Tropek R. (2018) A newly discovered biodiversity hotspot of many-plumed moths (Lepidoptera, Alucitidae) in the Mount Cameroon area: first report on species diversity, with description of nine new species. Zookeys 777: 119-139.


Kolář V., Tichanek F., Tropek R. (2017) Effect of different restoration approaches on two species of newts (Amphibia: Caudata) in Central European lignite spoil heaps. Ecological Engineering 99: 310–315.

Mertens J.E.J., Van Roie M., Merckx J., Dekoninck W. (2017) The use of low cost compact cameras with focus stacking functionality in entomological digitization projects. Zookeys 712: 141-154.

Padyšáková E., Okrouhlík J., Brown M., Bartoš M., Janeček Š. (2017) Asymmetric competition for nectar between a large nectar thief and a small pollinator: an energetic point of viewOecologia 183: 1111-1120.

Sosef M.S.M. et al. (incl. Klomberg Y.) (2017) Exploring the floristic diversity of tropical Africa. BMC Biology 15: 15.

Tropek R., Cizek O., Kadlec T., Klecka J. (2017) Habitat use of Hipparchia semele (Lepidoptera) in its artificial stronghold: Necessity of the resource-based habitat view in restoration of disturbed sitesPolish Journal of Ecology 65: 385-399.

Vlašánková A., Padyšáková E., Bartoš M., Mengual X., Janečková P., Janeček Š. (2017) The nectar spur is not only a simple specialization for long-proboscid pollinators. New Phytologist 215: 1574-1581.


Dauby G. et al. (incl. Klomberg Y.) (2016) RAINBIO: a mega-database of tropical African vascular plants distributionsPhytokeys 74: 1-18.

Maicher V. , Sáfián Sz., Ishmeal K.N., Murkwe M., Kimbeng T.J., Janeček Š., Tropek R. (2016) Two genera and nineteen species of fruit-feeding erebid moths (Lepidoptera: Erebidae) recorded in Cameroon for the first time. Entomological News 126: 64-70.

Padyšáková E., Janeček Š. (2016) Sunbird hovering behavior is determined by both the forager and resource plantBiotropica 48: 687-693.

Patoka J., Buřič M., Kolář V., Bláha M., Petrtýl M., Franta P., Tropek R., Kalous L., Petrusek A., Kouba A. (2016) Predictions of marbled crayfish establishment in conurbations fulfilled: evidences from the Czech Republic. Biologia 71: 1380-1385.

Řehounková K., Čížek L., Řehounek J., Šebelíková L., Tropek R., Lencová K., Bogusch P., Marhoul P., Máca J. (2016) Additional disturbances as a beneficial tool for restoration of post-mining sites: a multi-taxa approach. Environmental Science and Pollution Research 23: 13745–13753.

Sáfián Sz., Tropek R. (2016) Two new butterfly species (Lepidoptera: Rhopalocera) from Mount Cameroon, Gulf of Guinea Highlands, Cameroon. Zootaxa 4150: 123-132.

Sebek P., Vodka S., Bogusch P., Pech P., Tropek R., Weiss M., Zimova K., Cizek L. (2016) Open-grown trees as key habitats for arthropods in temperate woodlands: the diversity, composition, and conservation value of associated communities. Forest Ecology and Management 380: 172-181.

Tichanek F., Tropek R. (2016) Sex-specific spatial patterns in the threatened damselfly Coenagrion ornatum: implications for the species’ conservation and monitoringJournal of Insect Conservation 20: 1107-1112.

Tichanek F., Tropek R. (2016) The endangered damselfly Coenagrion ornatum in post-mining streams: population size, habitat requirements and restoration. Journal of Insect Conservation 20: 701-710.

Tropek R., Cerna I., Straka J., Kocarek P., Malenovsky I., Tichanek F., Sebek P. (2016) In search for a compromise between biodiversity conservation and human health protection in restoration of fly ash deposits: Effect of anti-dust treatments on five groups of arthropods Environmental Science and Pollution Research 23: 13653–13660.


Bartoš M., Tropek R., Spitzer L., Padyšáková E., Janšta P., Straka J., Tkoč M., Janeček Š. (2015) Specialization of pollination systems of two co-flowering phenotypically generalized Hypericum species (Hypericaceae) in Cameroon. Arthropod-Plant Interactions 9: 241-252.

Kolář V., Tichánek F., Tropek R. (2015) Početná populace potápníka Cybister lateralimarginalis (De Geer, 1774) (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae) na mosteckých hnědouhelných výsypkách. Elateridarium 9: 160-162.

Straka J., Bogusch P., Tyrner P., Říha M., Benda D., Čížek O., Halada M., Macháčková L., Marhoul P., Tropek R. (2015) Faunistic records from the Czech Republic – 380. Hymenoptera: Aculeata. Klapalekiana 51: 77-91. pdf

Tichanek F., Tropek R. (2015) Conservation value of post-mining headwaters: drainage channels at a lignite spoil heap harbour threatened stream dragonflies. Journal of Insect Conservation 19: 975-985.

Tropek R., Leština P., Janšta P., Brattström O., Espeland M., Sáfián Sz. (2015) First records of Hypolycaena anara Larsen, 1986 from Cameroon (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae)SHILAP – Revista de Lepidopterología 43: 235-239.


Musilová Z., Indermaur A., Bitja Nyom A. R., Tropek R., Martin C., Schliewen U.K. (2014) Persistence of Stomatepia mongo, an endemic cichlid fish of the Barombi Mbo crater lake, SW Cameroon, with notes on its ecology and behaviour. Copeia 15: 556-560.

Tropek R., Cerna I., Straka J., Kadlec T., Pech P., Tichanek F., Sebek P. (2014) Restoration management of fly ash deposits crucially influence their conservation potential for terrestrial arthropods. Ecological Engineering 73: 45-52.

Tropek R., Plátek M., Čížek O., Černá I. (2014) Occurence of Pogonus luridipennis (Germar, 1823) (Coleoptera: Carabidae) in Bohemia after 143 years. Elateridarium 8: 118-119.

Tropek R., Sedláček O., Beck J., Keil P., Musilová Z., Šímová I., Storch D. (2014) Comment on “High-resolution global maps of 21st-century forest cover change”Science 344: 981.

Zima J. Jr., Lestina  D., Jansta P., Petru V., Tropek R. (2014) Isolation and characterisation of microsatellite markers for Mylothris jacksoni knutsoni (Lepidoptera: Pieridae), an endemic butterfly of the Gulf of Guinea HighlandsConservation Genetics Resources 6: 763-764.


Harabiš F., Tichanek F., Tropek R. (2013) Dragonflies of freshwater pools in lignite spoil heaps: restoration management, habitat structure and conservation value. Ecological Engineering 55: 51-61.

Padyšáková E., Bartoš M., Tropek R., Janeček Š. (2013) Generalization versus specialization in pollination systems: Visitors, thieves, and pollinators of Hypoestes aristata (Acanthaceae). PLoS ONE 8: e59299.

Tichánek F., Tropek R. (2013): Společenstva vážek odvodňovacích kanálů Radovesické výsypky. Sborník příspěvků konference „Jezera a mokřady v důlních jamách po těžbě uhlí“ v Mostě, str. 167-170, ENKI, o.p.s., Třeboň.

Tropek R. (2013) Průzkum pavouků (Araneae) národní přírodní rezervace Čertova stěna-LučSborník Jihočeského muzea v Českých Budějovicích. Přírodní vědy 53, 136-145.

Tropek R., Bartoš M., Padyšáková E., Janeček Š. (2013) Interference competition between sunbirds and carpenter bees for the nectar of Hypoestes aristata. African Zoology 48: 392-394.

Tropek R., Černá I., Straka J., Čížek O., Konvička M. (2013) Is coal combustion the last chance for vanishing insects of inland drift sand dunes in Europe? Biological Conservation 162: 60-64.

Tropek R., Hejda M., Kadlec T., Spitzer L. (2013) Local and landscape factors affecting communities of plants and diurnal Lepidoptera in black coal spoil heaps: Implications for restoration management. Ecological Engineering 57: 252-260

Tropek R., Jansta P., Lestina D. (2013) Acraea wigginsi occidentalis (Bethune-Baker, 1926) (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae), a new butterfly for Nigeria, with remarks on its habitat and known distribution. SHILAP – Revista de Lepidopterología 41: 163-165.

Tropek R., Kočárek P. (2013) Faunistic records from the Czech Republic – 354. Orthoptera: GryllidaeKlapalekiana 49, 226. pdf


Bartoš M., Janeček Š., Padyšáková E., Patáčová E., Altman J., Pešata M., Kantorová J., Tropek R. (2012) Nectar properties of the sunbird-pollinated plant Impatiens sakeriana: a comparison with six other co-flowering species.South African Journal of Botany 786: 3-74.

Čížek O., Zámečník J., Tropek R., Kočárek P., Konvička M. (2012) Diversification of mowing regime increases arthropods diversity in species-poor cultural hay meadows. Journal of Insect Conservation 16: 212-226.

Kadlec T., Tropek R., Konvicka M. (2012) Timed surveys and transect walks as comparable methods for monitoring butterflies in small plots. Journal of Insect Conservation 16: 275-280.

Tropek R. (2012) Průzkum pavouků (Araneae) evropsky významné lokality Maňovický rybník. Erica 19, 101-108. pdf

Tropek R., Kadlec T., Hejda M., Kocarek P., Skuhrovec J., Malenovsky I., Vodka S., Spitzer L., Banar P., Konvicka M. (2012) Technical reclamations are wasting the conservation potential of post-mining sites. A case study of black coal spoil dumps. Ecological Engineering 43: 13-18.

Tropek R. (2012) Can periodically drained ponds have any potential for terrestrial arthropods conservation? A pilot survey of spiders. Polish Journal of Ecology 60: 635-639. pdf


Janeček Š., Patáčová E., Bartoš M., Padyšáková E., Spitzer L., Tropek R. (2011) Hovering sunbirds in the Old World: occasional behaviour or evolutionary trend? Oikos 120, 178-183.

Tropek R., Konvicka M. (2011) Should restoration damage rare biotopes? Biological Conservation 144: 1299. pdf


Spitzer L., Konvička O., Tropek R., Roháčová M., Tuf I.H., Nedvěd O. (2010) Společenstvo členovců (Arthropoda) zimujících na jedli bělokoré na Valašsku (okr. Vsetín, Česká republika). Acta Mus. Beskid 59, 217-232.

Tropek R. (2010) Příspěvek k poznání pavouků (Araneae) Konstantinolázeňska. Erica 17, 91-102.

Tropek R., Kadlec T., Karešová P., Spitzer L., Kočárek P., Malenovský P., Baňař P., Tuf I.H., Hejda M., Konvička M. (2010) Spontaneous succession in limestone quarries as an effective restoration tool for endangered arthropods and plants. Journal of Applied Ecology 47, 139-147. pdf

Tropek R., Konvička M. (2010) Forest Eternal? Endemic butterflies of the Bamenda Highlands, Cameroon, avoid close-canopy forest. African Journal of Ecology 48, 428-437.


Malenovský I., Tropek R. (2009) Faunistic records from the Czech Republic – 274. Hemiptera: Cicadomorpha: Cicadellidae. Klapalekiana45, 80-82. pdf

Tropek R., Hradská I. (2009) Pavouci přírodní památky Prameniště Kateřinského potoka. Erica 16, 55-61.


Spitzer L., Konvička M., Beneš J., Tropek R., Tuf I.H., Tufová J. (2008) Does closure of traditionally managed open woodlands threaten epigeic invertebrates? Effects of coppicing and high deer densities. Biological Conservation141, 827-837.

Tropek R., Konvicka M. (2008) Can quarries supplement rare xeric habitats in a piedmont region? Spiders of the Blansky les Mts., Czech Republic. Land Degradation & Development 19, 104-114.

Tropek R., Spitzer L., Konvicka M. (2008) Two groups of epigeic arthropods differ in colonising of piedmont quarries: the necessity of multi-taxa and life-history traits approaches in the monitoring studies. Community Ecology 9, 177-184. pdf