Curriculum Vitae

Born 8 December 1975

Wife Natálie (married since 1997), daugther Ema (born 5 October 2006)


Assistant Professor, Dept. Ecology, Faculty of Science, Charles University (since 2005)


2004 defense of PhD. thesis “Evolutionary and ecological consequences of growth and body size variation“ (supervisor Daniel Frynta, Dept. Zoology, Charles University)

1999 MSc. thesis “Contributions to evolutionary ecology of selected eye-lid geckos (Eublepharidae): growth, sexual dimorphism and behaviour" (supervisor Daniel Frynta, Dept. Zoology, Charles University)

Field trips:

1996 Romania; 1998 Syria; Iran; 1999 Libya; 2000 Iran; 2001 Syria; 2002 Iran; 2004 Ghana; 2005 South Africa, Yemen; 2006 Jordan; 2007 Yemen

 Research fellowship

2003  Institut für Ökologie, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität, Jena, Germany;

2007 Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey

 Other professional activities

Referee of Acta Oecologica, Acta Societatis Zoologicae Bohemicae, Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, Biological Journal of the Linnean Society (2x), Buteo, Canadian Journal of Zoology (2x), Copeia, Ecological Entomology, Ecology Letters, Functional Ecology, Journal of Bioscience, Journal of Zoology, Western North American Naturalist.