Insect Communities

Robert Tropek – Publications

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SCI journals:

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

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

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

56. 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.

55. 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.

54. Mottl O., Fibich P., Klimes P., Volf M., Tropek R., Anderson-Teixeira K., Auga J., Blair T., Butterill P., Carscallen G., Gonzalez-Akre E., Goodman A., Kaman O., Lamarre G., Libra M., Losada M.E., Manumbor M., Miller S.E., Molem K., Nichols G., Plowman N.S., Redmond C., Seifert C.L., Vrana J., Weiblen G.D., Novotny V. (2020) Spatial covariance of herbivorous and predatory guilds of forest canopy arthropods along a latitudinal gradient. Ecology Letters Ecology Letters 23: 1499-1510.

53. 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.

52. 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.

51. 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.

50. 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.

49. 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 22: 342-354.

48. 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 communities. Plant Biology 22: 120-128.

47. 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.

46. 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., Mottl O., Murakami M., Nakaji T., Plowman N.S., Pyszko P., Šigut M., Šipoš J., Tropek R., Weiblen G.D., Novotny V. (2019) Quantitative assessment of plant-arthropod interactions in forest canopies: a plot-based approach. PLoS ONE 14: e0222119.

45. 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.

44.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.

43. 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.

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

41. 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 Cameroon. Ecology and Evolution 8: 12761-12772.

40. 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.

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

38. 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.

37. 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 area. African Journal of Ecology 56: 679-683.

36. 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.

35. 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.

34. 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 sites. Polish Journal of Ecology 65: 385-399.

33. 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.

32. 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.

31. 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.

30. 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.

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

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

27. 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.

26. 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.

25. 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.

24. 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.

23. 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.

22. 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.

21. 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.

20. 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 14: 556-560.

19. 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 Highlands. Conservation Genetics Resources 6: 763-764.

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

17. 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.

16. 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.

15. 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.

14. 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.

13. 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.

12. 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.

11. 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.

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

9. Cizek O., Zamecnik J., Tropek R., Kocarek P., Konvicka M. (2012) Diversification of mowing regime increases arthropods diversity in species-poor cultural hay meadows. Journal of Insect Conservation 16: 212-226.

8. 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 78: 63-74.

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

6. 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.

5. Tropek R., Kadlec T., Karesova P., Spitzer L., Kocarek P., Malenovsky P., Banar P., Tuf I.H., Hejda M., Konvicka M. (2010) Spontaneous succession in limestone quarries as an effective restoration tool for endangered arthropods and plants. Journal of Applied Ecology 47: 139-147.

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

3. 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 and Development 19: 104-114.

2. Spitzer L., Konvicka M., Benes J., Tropek R., Tuf I.H., Tufova J. (2008) Does closure of traditionally managed open woodlands threaten epigeic invertebrates? Effects of coppicing and high deer densities. Biological Conservation 141: 827-837.

1. 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.

Non-SCI peer-reviewed journals:

Kolář V., Tichánek F., Tropek R. (2015) Strong population of Cybister lateralimarginalis (De Geer, 1774) (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae) at lignite spoil heaps in western Czech Republic. 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.

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. (2013) Survey of spiders (Araneae) of the Čertova stěna-Luč National Nature Reserve. Sborník Jihočeského muzea v Českých Budějovicích. Přírodní vědy 53: 136-145 (in Czech with English summary)

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

Tropek R. (2012) Survey of spiders (Araneae) of the Maňovický rybník Site of Community Importance. Erica 19: 101-108. (in Czech with English summary)

Tropek R. (2010) Contribution to knowledge of spiders (Araneae) of the Konstantinovy Lázně region. Erica 17: 91-102. (in Czech with English summary)

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 summary)

Tropek R., Hradská I. (2009) Spiders of Prameniste Katerinskeho potoka Natural Monument. Erica 16: 55-61. (in Czech with English summary)

Malenovský I., Tropek R. (2009) Faunistic records from the Czech Republic – 274. Hemiptera: Cicadomorpha: Cicadellidae. Klapalekiana 45: 80-82.

Tropek R. (2007) Spiders (Araneae) of xerothermic grasslands and quarries in the Blanský les Landscape Protected Area. Klapalekiana 43: 65-77. (in Czech with English summary)

Tropek R. (2007) Results of arachnological research of specially protected areas of Pilsen district, Czech Republic. Erica 14: 57-64. (in Czech with English summary)

Spitzer L., Tuf I.H., Tufová J., Tropek R. (2007) Contribution to the knowledge of epigeic invertebrates of two seminatural fir-beech deciduous woodlands in the Vsetínské vrchy Hills, Western Carpathians (Czech Republic). Práce a Stud. Muz. Beskyd (Přír. Vědy) 19: 71-82. (in Czech with English summary)

Books

Řehounek J., Řehounková K., Tropek R., Prach K. (eds.) (2015) [Ecological restoration of sites disturbed by mining or industrial wastes depositing]. Calla, České Budějovice. 215 pp. (in Czech)

Tropek R., Řehounek J. (eds.) (2012) [Invertebrates of postindustrial sites: Importance, conservation and management]. ENTÚ AV ČR & Calla, České Budějovice, 152 pp. (in Czech)

Book chapters

Prach K., Bejček V., Bogusch P., Dvořáková H., Frouz J., Hendrychová M., Kabrna M., Koutecká V., Lepšová A., Mudrák O., Polášek Z., Přikryl I., Tropek R., Volf O., Zavadil V. (2015) [Spoil heaps]. In Řehounek J. et al. (eds.): [Ecological restoration of sites disturbed by mining or industrial wastes depositing]. Calla, České Budějovice, p. 18-43. (in Czech)

Tropek R., Tichý L., Prach K., Řehounek J., Bogusch P., Heneberg P., Chuman T., Jurek V., Konvička M., Lepšová A., Novák J., Stárka L., Zavadil V. (2015) [Stone quarries]. In Řehounek J. et al. (eds.): [Ecological restoration of sites disturbed by mining or industrial wastes depositing]. Calla, České Budějovice, p. 44-75. (in Czech)

Řehounková K., Řehounek J., Beran L., Bogusch P., Blízek J., Boukal M., Grycz F., Hátle M., Hlásek J., Heneberg P., Hesoun P., Konvalinková P., Konvička M., Lepšová A., Matějček T., Rektoris L., Stárka L., Šebelíková L., Tropek R., Zavadil V. (2015) [Sandpits]. In Řehounek J. et al. (eds.): [Ecological restoration of sites disturbed by mining or industrial wastes depositing]. Calla, České Budějovice, p. 76-109. (in Czech)

Tropek R., Rauch O., Kovář P., Řehounek J., Kubelka V., Lepšová A., Řehounková K., Volf O., Zavadil V. (2015) [Deposits of fly ash and other finely-grained substrates]. In Řehounek J. et al. (eds.): [Ecological restoration of sites disturbed by mining or industrial wastes depositing]. Calla, České Budějovice, p. 158-191. (in Czech)

Tropek R., Prach K. (2012) Mining and post-industrial sites. In Jongepierová I. et al. (eds.): Ecological restoration in the Czech Republic. AOPK ČR, Praha, p. 87-93.

Tropek R., Kadlec T., Beneš J. (2012): [Butterflies]. In Tropek R., Řehounek J. (eds.): [Invertebrates of postindustrial sites: Importance, conservation and management]. ENTÚ BC AV ČR & Calla, České Budějovice, p. 21-33. (in Czech)

Tropek R., Řezáč M. (2012): [Spiders]. In Tropek R., Řehounek J. (eds.): [Invertebrates of postindustrial sites: Importance, conservation and management]. ENTÚ BC AV ČR & Calla, České Budějovice, p. 117-127. (in Czech)

Tropek R., Řehounek J. (2012) [Invertebrates of postindustrial sites – a review]. In Tropek R., Řehounek J. (eds.): [Invertebrates of postindustrial sites: Importance, conservation and management]. ENTÚ BC AV ČR & Calla, České Budějovice, p. 129-139. (in Czech)

Prach K., Bejček V., Bogusch P., Dvořáková H., Frouz J., Hendrychová M., Kabrna M., Koutecká V., Lepšová A., Mudrák O., Polášek Z., Přikryl I., Tropek R., Volf O., Zavadil V. (2011) Spoil heaps. In: Řehounková K., Řehounek J., Prach K. (eds.) Near-natural restoration vs. technical reclamation of mining sites in the Czech Republic. p. 16-33.

Tropek R., Tichý L., Prach K., Řehounek J., Bogusch P., Heneberg P., Chuman T., Konvička M., Lepšová A., Novák J., Stárka L., Zavadil V. (2011) Stone quarries. In:  Řehounková K., Řehounek J., Prach K. (eds.) Near-natural restoration vs. technical reclamation of mining sites in the Czech Republic. p. 34-49.

Rauch O., Kovář P., Tropek R., Řehounek J., Kubelka V., Lepšová A., Volf O., Zavadil V. (2010) [Ash and slag deposits]. In: Řehounek J., Řehounková K., Prach K. (eds.) [Ecological restoration of post-mining and post-industrial areas]. p. 133-153. (in Czech)

Proceedings

Tichánek F., Tropek R. (2013) [Dragonfly communities of drain channels in Radovesická výsypka spoil dump]. Sborník příspěvků konference „Jezera a mokřady v důlních jamách po těžbě uhlí“ v Mostě, ENKI, o.p.s., Třeboň: 167-170. (in Czech)