Insect Communities

Team

Our research group consists of researchers and students from the Department of Ecology of Faculty of Science, Charles University in Prague and the Laboratory of Community Ecology of Institute of Entomology, Biology Centre, Czech Academy of Sciences in Budweis.

Most of our group in the Slepičí vršek sand dune, Southern Bohemia. © P. Janečková (Older group pictures)

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Robert Tropek
Group head,
researcher

Stepan

Štěpán Janeček
Researcher

Eliška Padyšáková

Petra Janečková
Researcher

Sylvain

Sylvain Delabye
Postdoc

Jirka

Jiří Hodeček
Research assistant

Lenka Storchová

Lenka Storchová
Technician

Pavel Potocký

Pavel Potocký
Technician

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Miroslav Seidl
Technician

Ivan

Ivan Šonský
Technician

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Antigone Sounapoglou
Ph.D student

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Ishmeal N.
Kobe

Ph.D student

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Sentiko Ibalim
Ph.D student

Sailee

Sailee Sakhalkar
Ph.D student

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Fernando P. Gaona
Ph.D student

Jan Filip

Jan Filip
Ph.D student

Dominik

Dominik Anýž
Ph.D student

Pavla Halamová

Pavla Halamová
Master student

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Václav Koďousek
Master student

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Michal Barták
Bachelor student

Alumni

(since the group establishment in 2015)
Yannick Klomberg (PhD student, defended 2021)
Sylvain Delabye (PhD student, defended 2021)
Mercy Murkwe (MSc and PhD student, defended 2021)
Daniel Souto-Vilarós (postdoc, 2019-2020)
Jan Mertens (PhD student, studies interrupted in 2020)
Vincent Maicher (PhD student, defended 2019)
Hernani F.M. Oliveira (postdoc, 2018-2019)
Lucie Palivcová (bachelor and master student, defended 2018)
Jan Mengr (master student, finished 2017)
Gabriela Wofková (master student, finished 2016)
Filip Tichánek (bachelor and master student, finished 2016; Dean’s Award for the outstanding thesis)

Former interns

Fabian Klimm (Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Germany, Erasmus+ traineeship, September-December 2020, interrupted by covid restrictions)
Constantin Lecerf (Université de Montpellier, France, Erasmus+ traineeship, March-April 2020, interrupted by covid restrictions)
Josip Adaševič (HAS University of Applied Sciences, ‘s-Hertogenbosch, Erasmus+ traineeship, June 2018-April 2019)
Lucas Brisson (Université de Poitiers, France, Erasmus+ traineeship finished by a master thesis, January-June 2019)
Julie Desmist (Université Paris-Saclay, practical traineeship, May-July 2018)
Léna Jego (ENSAIA, Nancy, France, practical traineeship, July-August 2019)
Laura Mlynárová (University of Prešov, Erasmus+ traineeship, July-August 2017)
Jessica Murray (ISA Lille, France, Erasmus+ traineeship finished by a master thesis, March-September 2019)

Close collaborators

Dr. Michael Bartoš (Botanical Institute, Czech Academy of Science, Třeboň, & Faculty of Science, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic)
Dr. David Boukal (Faculty of Science, University of South Bohemia, Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic & Institute of Entomology, Biology Centre AS CR)
Dr. Eric B. Fokam (University of Buea, Cameroon)
Dr. Axel Hausmann (Bavarian State Collection of Zoology, Munich, Germany)
Vojtěch Kolář (Institute of Entomology, Biology Centre AS CR & Faculty of Science, University of South Bohemia, Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic)
Dr. Tomasz Pyrcz (Zoological Museum of the Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland)
Dr. Jiří Řehounek (Calla – Association for Preservation of the Environment, České Budějovice, Czech Republic)
Dr. Klára Řehounková (Faculty of Science, University of South Bohemia, Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic)
Szabolcs Sáfián (University of West Hungary, Sopron, Hungary)
Dr. Pavel Šebek (Institute of Entomology, Biology Centre AS CR)
Dr. Ondřej Sedláček (Faculty of Science, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic)
Dr. Jakub Straka (Faculty of Science, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic)
Nestoral T. Fominka (University of Buea, Cameroon)