Previous recipients of the Award

(More information about previous rounds can be accessed by clicking on the relevant year.)

2013-14 / 2015-2016 / 2017 / 2018 / 2019 / 2020 / 2021

2021

1.         Mikula P., Valcu M., Brumm H., Bulla M., Forstmeier W., Petrusková T., Kempenaers B., Albrecht T. (2021): A global analysis of song frequency in passerines provides no support for the acoustic adaptation hypothesis but suggests a role for sexual selection. Ecology Letters, 24: 477–486. doi: 10.1111/ele.13662

2.         Bohdalková E., Toszogyova A., Šímová I., Storch D. (2021): Universality in biodiversity patterns: variation in species–temperature and species–productivity relationships reveals a prominent role of productivity in diversity gradients. Ecography, 44: 1366-1378. doi: 10.1111/ecog.05613

3. –4.    Dijoux S., Boukal D. (2021): Community structure and collapses in multichannel food webs: Role of consumer body sizes and mesohabitat productivities. Ecology Letters, 24: 1607-1618. doi: 10.1111/ele.13772

2020

1. Jiří Tůma (Faculty of Science, University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice & Biology Centre CAS)

Tuma J., Eggleton P. & Fayle T.M. (2020): Ant-termite interactions: an important but under-explored ecological linkage. Biological Reviews 95: 555-572. DOI: 10.1111/brv.12577

2.-3. Anna Šolcová (Dept. of Botany, Faculty of Science, Charles University & Institute of Botany CAS)

Šolcová A., Jamrichová E., Horsák M., Pařil P., Petr L., Heiri O., Květoň J., Křížek M., Hartvich F., Hájek M., Hájková P. (2020): Abrupt vegetation and environmental change since the MIS 2: A unique paleorecord from Slovakia (Central Europe). Quaternary Science Reviews 230: 106170. DOI: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2020.106170

2.-3. Jan Kočí (Faculty of Science, University of Ostrava & Institute of Animal Physiology and Genetics CAS)

Kočí J., Röslein J., Pačes J., Kotusz J., Halačka K., Koščo J., Fedorčák J., Iakovenko N., Janko K. (2020): No evidence for accumulation of deleterious mutations and fitness degradation in clonal fish hybrids: Abandoning sex without regrets. Molecular Ecology 29: 3038-3055. DOI: 10.1111/mec.15539

2019

1. Michael Mikát (Dept. of Zoology , Faculty of Science, Charles University )

Mikát M., Janošík L., Černá K., Matoušková E., Hadrava J., Bureš V. & Straka J. (2019) Polyandrous bee provides extended offspring care biparentally as an alternative to monandry based eusociality. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 116: 6238-6243. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1810092116

2. Daniel Souto-Vilarós ( Faculty of Science, University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice & Biology Centre CAS )

Souto-Vilarós D., Machac A., Michalek J., Darwell C.T., Sisol M., Kuyaiva T., Isua B., Weiblen G.D., Novotny V., Segar S.T. (2019) Faster speciation of fig-wasps than their host figs leads to decoupled speciation dynamics: snapshots across the speciation continuum. Molecular Ecology, 28: 3958-3976. DOI: 10.1111/mec.15190

3. Lenka Harmáčková (Faculty of Science, Palacký University)

Harmáčková L., Remešová E., Remeš V. (2019) Specialization and niche overlap across spatial scales: Revealing ecological factors shaping species richness and coexistence in Australian songbirds. Journal of Animal Ecology 88: 1766-1776. DOI: 10.1111/1365-2656.13073

2018

1. – 2. Vojtěch Kubelka (Dept. of Ecology, Faculty of Science, Charles University)

Kubelka V., Šálek M., Tomkovich P., Végvári Z., Freckleton R.P. & Székely T. (2018): Global pattern of nest predation is disrupted by climate change in shorebirds. Science 362(6415): 680-683. DOI: 10.1126/science.aat8695 

1. – 2. Lucie Vančurová (Dept. of Botany, Faculty of Science, Charles University)

Vančurová L., Muggia L., Peksa O., Řídká T. & Škaloud P. (2018): The complexity of symbiotic interactions influences the ecological amplitude of the host: a case study in Stereocaulon (lichenized Ascomycota). Molecular Ecology 27: 3016–3033. DOI: 10.1111/mec.14764.

3. Helena Bestová (Dept. of Botany, Faculty of Science, Charles University)

Bestová H., Munoz F., Svoboda P., Škaloud P. & Violle C. (2018): Ecological and biogeographical drivers of freshwater green algae biodiversity: from local communities to large – scale species pools of desmids. Oecologia 186: 1017–1030. DOI: 10.1007/s00442-018-4074-x

2017

1. Nichola S. Plowman (Faculty of Science, University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice & Biology Centre CAS)

Plowman N.S.Hood A.S.C., Moses J., Redmond C., Novotny V., Klimes P. & Fayle T.M. (2017): Network reorganization and breakdown of an ant–plant protection mutualism with elevation. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 284: 20162564. DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2016.2564.

2. Salza Palpurina (Dept. of Botany and Zoology, Faculty of Science, Masaryk University)

Palpurina S., Wagner V., von Wehrden H., Hájek M., Horsák M., Brinkert A., Hölzel N., Wesche K., Kamp J., Hajkova P., Danihelka J., Lustyk P., Merunkova K., Preislerova Z., Koci M., Kubesova S., Cherosov M., Ermakov N., German D., Gogoleva P., Lashchinsky N., Martynenko V. & Chytrý M. (2017): The relationship between plant species richness and soil pH vanishes with increasing aridity across Eurasian dry grasslands. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 26: 425–434. DOI: 10.1111/geb.12549

3. Denis Copilaș-Ciocianu (Dept. of Ecology, Faculty of Science, Charles University)

Copilaș-Ciocianu D., Rutová T., Pařil P. & Petrusek A. (2017): Epigean gammarids survived millions of years of severe climatic fluctuations in high latitude refugia throughout the Western Carpathians. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 112: 218–229. DOI: 10.1016/j.ympev.2017.04.027

2016

1. – 2. Ivana Vejříková (Faculty of Science, University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice & Biology Centre CAS)

Vejříková I., Vejřík L., Syväranta J., Kiljunen M., Čech M., Vašek M., Sajdlová Z., Chung S.H.T., Šmejkal M., Blabolil P., Frouzová J. & Peterka J. (2016): Distribution of herbivorous fish is frozen by low temperature. Scientific Reports 6: 39600. DOI 10.1038/srep39600

1. – 2. Petr Čapek (Faculty of Science, University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice)

Čapek P., Kotas P., Manzoni S. & Šantrůčková H. (2016): Drivers of phosphorus limitation across soil microbial communities. Functional Ecology 30: 1705–1713. DOI 10.1111/1365-2435.12650

3. Petr Jan Juračka (Dept. of Ecology, Faculty of Science, Charles University)

Juračka P.J., Declerck S.A.J., Vondrák D., Beran L., Černý M. & Petrusek A. (2016): A naturally heterogeneous landscape can effectively slow down the dispersal of aquatic microcrustaceans. Oecologia 180: 785–796. DOI: DOI: 10.1007/s00442-015-3501-5

2015

1. Martin Weiser (Dept. of Botany, Faculty of Science, Charles University)

Weiser M. & Smyčka J. (2015): A simple model for the influence of habitat resource availability on lateral clonal spread. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B: Biological Sciences 282: 20150327. DOI 10.1098/rspb.2015.0327

2. Martin Volf  (Faculty of Science, University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice & Biology Centre CAS)

Volf M., Hrcek J., Julkunen-Tiitto R. & Novotny V. (2015): To each its own: differential response of specialist and generalist herbivores to plant defence in willows. Journal of Animal Ecology 84: 1123-1132. DOI: 10.1111/1365-2656.12349

3. David Ryšánek (Dept. of Botany, Faculty of Science, Charles University)

Ryšánek D., Hrčková K. & Škaloud P. (2015): Global ubiquity and local endemism of free-living terrestrial protists: phylogeographic assessment of the streptophyte alga Klebsormidium. Environmental Microbiology 17: 689-698. DOI: 10.1111/1462-2920.12501

2013-14

1. Veronika Kalusová (Dept. of Botany and Zoology, Faculty of Science, Masaryk University)

Kalusová V., Chytrý M., Peet R.K. & Wentworth T.R. (2014): Alien species pool influences the level of habitat invasion in intercontinental exchange of alien species. Global Ecology and Biogeography 23: 1366–1375. DOI 10.1111/geb.12209

2. – 4. Barbora Bolfíková (Dept. of Zoology, Faculty of Science, Charles University)

Bolfíková B., Konečný A., Pfäffle M., Skuballa J. & Hulva P. (2013): Population biology of establishment in New Zealand hedgehogs inferred from genetic and historical data: conflict or compromise? Molecular Ecology 22: 3709–3720. DOI: 10.1111/mec.12331

2. – 4. Eva Líznarová ( Dept. of Botany and Zoology, Faculty of Science, Masaryk University)

Líznarová E. & Pekár S. (2013): Dangerous prey is associated with a type 4 functional response in spiders. Animal Behaviour 85: 1183-1190. DOI: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2013.03.004

2. – 4. Jana Voříšková (Faculty of Science, Charles University & Unstitute of Microbiology CAS)

Voříšková J. & Baldrian P. (2013): Fungal community on decomposing leaf litter undergoes rapid successional changes. ISME Journal 7: 477-486. DOI: 10.1038/ismej.2012.116