Insect Communities

Research papers

in press

Tropek R., Cizek O., Kadlec T., Klecka J. (in press) 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.

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

2017

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.

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.

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

2016

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.

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.

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.

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.

2015

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. (in Czech with English abstract)

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.

2014

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. (in Czech with English abstract)

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.

2013

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): Communities of Odonata in drainage channels of the Radovesická spoil heap. Sborník příspěvků konference „Jezera a mokřady v důlních jamách po těžbě uhlí“ v Mostě, str. 167-170, ENKI, o.p.s., Třeboň. (in Czech with English abstract)

Tropek R. (2013) Survey of spiders (Araneae) of the Čertova stěna-Luč National Nature ReserveSborník Jihočeského muzea v Českých Budějovicích. Přírodní vědy 53, 136-145. pdf

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

2012

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) Survey of spiders (Araneae) of the Maňovický rybník Site of Community Importance. Erica 19, 101-108. pdf (in Czech with English abstract)

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

2011 

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 habitats? Biological Conservation 144: 1299. pdf

2010

Spitzer L., Konvička O., Tropek R., Roháčová M., Tuf I.H., Nedvěd O. (2010) Overwintering communities of arthropods on white fir in the Moravian Wallachia region (West Carpathians, Czech Republic)Acta Mus. Beskid 59, 217-232. (in Czech with English abstract)

Tropek R. (2010) Contribution to knowledge of spiders (Araneae) of the Konstantinovy Lázně regionErica 17, 91-102. (in Czech with English abstract)

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.

2009

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

Tropek R., Hradská I. (2009) Spiders of Prameniste Katerinskeho potoka Natural MonumentErica 16, 55-61. (in Czech with English abstract)

2008

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