Research priorities

The director’s office and technical-economic department at the Brno research facility is responsible for the organisation and technical management of the whole institute.

Research facilities at Brno include a library, zoological collections and an accredited breeding facility for experimental fish. 

Research teams at Brno use model vertebrate groups to study basic questions in the fields of ecology and evolutionary biology, ethology, applied zoology, the roles of parasites and invasive species, and protection and management of freshwater and terrestrial ecosystems. The main topics studied include:

  • reproductive strategies in fish and birds,
  • adaptation and coevolution between parasites and hosts (e.g. cuckoo vs. passerine birds; bitterling vs. bivalves),
  • population biology, ecology and biogeography of annual fishes (e.g. Nothobranchius, Cynolebias),
  • relationship between metazoan parasites and their hosts (fish, birds),
  • fish communities and populations of key species in various aquatic habitats,
  • invasive species,
  • migration connectivity and seasonal interaction of long-distance migrants,
  • ecology and behaviour of bats, especially during hibernation,
  • population genetics and interspecies hybridisation in deer (red deer, sika),
  • genetic conservation of large carnivores,
  • spatial activity and migration of large carnivores in fragmented landscapes,
  • food ecology of herbivorous mammals and their impact on the environment  food biology of primates.

Address

Květná 8, 603 65 Brno
tel. +420 543 422 540
mail: novotna@ivb.cz


Staff

Director of the Institute

Honza Marcel, doc. Ing., Dr., +420 543 422 554, <honzabrno.cas.cz>, behavioural ecology

Head of the Facility

Jurajda Pavel, Ing., Dr., +420 543 422 523, <jurajdabrno.cas.cz>, fish ecology

Full-time Researchers

Čapek Miroslav, Ing., CSc., +420 543 422 538, <capekivb.cz>, ecology of birds, bird parasites

Homolka Miloslav, RNDr., CSc., +420 543 422 517, <homolkaivb.cz>, mammal ecology

Janáč Michal, Mgr., Ph.D., +420 543 422 515, <janacivb.cz>, fish ecology, biological invasions

Koubek Petr, prof. RNDr., CSc., +420 543 422 548, <koubekbrno.cas.cz>, wildlife ecology

Ondračková Markéta, Mgr., Ph.D., +420 543 422 522, <audreysci.muni.cz>, fish parasitology

Petrželková Klára, Mgr., Ph.D., +420 543 422 549, <petrzelkovaivb.cz>, primatology

Polačik Matej, Mgr., Ph.D., +420 543 422 557, <polacikivb.cz>, ecology of fish

Procházka Petr, RNDr., Ph.D., +420 543 422 550, <prochazkaivb.cz>, behavioural ecology and migration of birds

Reichard Martin, doc. RNDr., Ph.D., +420 543 422 522, <reichardivb.cz>, evolutionary ecology

Šálek Martin, Ing., Ph.D., +420 387 775 621, <martin.salipost.cz>, ecology of birds and mammals

Tkadlec Emil, prof. MVDr., CSc., +420 585 634 561, <tkadlecprfnw.upol.cz>, population dynamics

Vallo Peter, Mgr., Ph.D., +420 543 422 551, <valloivb.cz>

Vetešník Lukáš, Ing., Ph.D., +420 543 422 533, <vetesnikivb.cz>, fish ecology

Zima Jan , prof. RNDr., DrSc., +420 543 422 553, <jzimabrno.cas.cz>, cytogenetics and biodiversity

Zukal Jan, doc. Mgr., Dr., MBA, +420 543 422 544, <zukalivb.cz>, ecology of bats

Researchers contracted for particular project

Adámek Zdeněk, doc. RNDr., CSc., +420 543 422 523, <adamekivb.cz>, ecology of fish

Berková Hana, Mgr., Ph.D., +420 543 422 544, <berkova.hanagmail.com>, ecology of bats

Halačka Karel, Ing., CSc., +420 543 422 532, <halackaivb.cz>, ichtyology

Koleček Jaroslav, RNDr., Ph.D., +420 543 422 545, <j.kolecekgmail.com>, ecology and migration of birds

Krojerová-Prokešová Jarmila, Mgr., Ph.D., +420 543 422 543, <jprokesovaivb.cz>, wildlife ecology

Mendel Jan, Mgr., Ph.D., +420 543 422 533, <mendelivb.cz>, molecular biology and genetics

Piálek Lubomír , RNDr., Ph.D., +420 387 772 238, <lubomir.pialekprf.jcu.cz>

Piálková Radka, RNDr., Ph.D., +420 387 772 233, <radka.lezalovaprf.jcu.cz>

Požgayová Milica, Mgr., Ph.D., +420 543 422 550, <carringtonseznam.cz>, behavioural ecology

Roche Kevin, Mgr., CSc., +420 543 422 521, <roche ivb.cz>, fish and mammal ecology

Samaš Peter , Mgr., Ph.D., +420 543 422 545, <psamasseznam.cz>, avian behavioural ecology

Valterová Radka, Mgr., Ph.D., +420 543 422 545, <radkpolcentrum.cz>, molecular ecology, behavioural ecology

Research Assistants

Jurajdová Zdenka, Mgr., Ph.D., +420 543 422 521, <valovaivb.cz>, fish reproduction

Post-docs

Blažek Radim, RNDr., Ph.D., +420 543 422 527, <demonsci.muni.cz>, evolutionary ecology of annual fish

Šulc Michal, Mgr., Ph.D., +420 737 904 599, <sulc-michalseznam.cz>, behavioural ecology of birds

Vrtílek Milan, Mgr., Ph.D., +420 543 422 557, <vrtilekivb.cz>, evolutionary ecology of killifish

Všetičková Lucie, Ing., Ph.D., +420 543 422 523, <lucka.kocandaseznam.cz>, hydrobiology and fish feeding ecology

PhD Students

Bartáková Veronika, Mgr., +420 543 422 557, <324243mail.muni.cz>, molecular ecology

Mikl Libor, Mgr., <libor.miklseznam.cz>

Nezhybová Veronika, Mgr., <michalkovaivb.cz>, ichtyoparasitology

Pravdová Markéta, Mgr., <375712mail.muni.cz>, ichtyoparasitology

Sosnovcová Kateřina, Mgr., +420 543 422 545, <katka.mindaseznam.cz>, population ecology, bird migration

Šlapanský Luděk, Mgr., <270489mail.muni.cz >

Turbaková Barbora , Mgr., <bara.turbakovagmail.com>, conservation and population genetics

Žák Jakub, Mgr., <zakjanatur.cuni.cz>, evolutionary ecology of fish

Undergraduates

Brlík Vojtěch , <vojtech.brlikgmail.com>, bird migration, bird communities

Administrative Staff

Bučková Pavla, Ing., +420 543 422 512, <buckovaivb.cz>, head of economical department

Denková Pavla, +420 543 422 511, <denkovaivb.cz>, accountant

Florianová Alena, +420 543 422 525, <florianovaivb.cz>, librarian

Glosová Lenka, +420 543 422 518, <glosovaivb.cz>, managing editor

Kožnárková Bohumila, +420 543 422 513, <koznarkovaivb.cz>, personnel officer, payroll clerk

Novotná Jitka, +420 543 422 540, <novotnaivb.cz>, secretary

Pospíšilová Věra , +420 543 422 514, <pospisilovaivb.cz>, technician of economical department

Slabáková Hana, Ing., +420 543 422 524, <slabakovabrno.cas.cz>, head of library (SVI)

Srnová Kateřina, +420 543 422 511, <srnovaivb.cz>, accountant

Technician Staff

Chamr Jiří, +420 543 422 541, <chamrbrno.cas.cz>, technician

Farkač Jiří, technician

Hanáček Vlastimil, +420 543 422 516, maintenance man

Knechtová Anežka

Veleba Adam, Mgr., +420 543 422 527, <velebaivb.cz>, administrative and technician