About & contact
Here you can find contact information in case you would like to contact me as well as some very concise information about my scientific career and my current research activities.
For the list of publications I am co–author or athor of, please see List of publications.
Me with two nestlings of Marsh Harrier (Circus aeruginosus) ringed on nest.
PhD student at:
External Research Facility Studenec
Department of ecology
Current research activities
A pair of Banded Wattle-eyes (Platysteira laticincta; top) and two European Robins (Erithacus rubecula; bottom)
Comparative study of temperate and tropical bird species
A male Yellowhammer in winter plumage
Yellowhammer and sexual selection
In autumn 2017 I successfully defended my master’s thesis Signaling function of plumage coloration in Yellowhammer males dealing with melanin and carotenoid coloration and the effect of steroid hormones. It was a sub-part of a doctoral project of Sharina van Boheemen. Under the guidance of Tereza Petrusková () we are trying to resolve the mechanisms of sexual selection in a small (still) common songbird, the Yellowhammer (Emberiza citrinella). Our main focus is on the sexually selected traits, their role in sexual selection and possible mechanism of maintaining their honesty.
Patterns of carnivore and ungulate distribution
I am also involved in a project, originally a master’s thesis of Klára Pyšková, which aimed to study distribution of carnivores and ungulates in a Central European landscape. For that purpose we were using camera traps (also called trail cameras). A first paper of this project is this nice first record of a living Golden Jackal (Canis aureus) in Czech Republic and its long-term persistence in the colonized habitat
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