prof. MVDr. Emil Tkadlec, CSc.


Position: full-time researcher
Research topics: population dynamics
Department: Research facility Brno
Phone: +420 585 634 561
E-mail: tkadlecprfnw.upol.cz

Research interests

  • population ecology of mammals,
  • population dynamics,
  • evolutionary and behavioral ecology,
  • rodent pest control.

Education

  • 1982: MVDr. degree - University of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Sciences Brno.
  • 1991: CSc. degree - Institute of Systematic and Ecological Biology, Academy of Sciences.
  • 1999: Assoc. Prof. of Ecology - Palacky University Olomouc.
  • 2004: Prof. of Ecology - Palacky University Olomouc.

Employment

  • 1987–1989: Institute of Vertebrate Research, Brno - research assistant,
  • 1989–2009: Institute of Systematical and Ecological Biology, Brno - research worker,
  • 1998–2004: Palacky University Olomouc - Associate Professor of Ecology,
  • 2004-present: Palacky University Olomouc - Professor of Ecology, The Head of Department of Ecology and Environmental Sciences, research worker,
  • present: Institute of Vertebrate Biology, Department of Population Biology Studenec - research worker,
  • present: Palacky University Olomouc - Chairman of the Board for PhD Studies at the Faculty of Science and Chairman of the Field Biology at Faculty of Science.

Teaching activities

  • Population ecology, Life history theory, Scientific methodology, Time series analysis in ecology, Seminars to Diploma and Ph.D. Thesis.

Current Ph.D. students

  • Mgr. Petr Pavluvčík (since 2010),
  • Mgr. Ivana Petrová (since 2012).

Former Ph.D. students

  • L.Trebatická: Life history variation in small mammals with fluctuating numbers: from individual decisions to population dynamics, (2008, supervisor E.Tkadlec).
  • L.Lisická: Population indices in studying dynamics of small mammals, (2007, supervisor E.Tkadlec).
  • J.Losík: Modelling of demographic processes in populations of small mammals, (2007, supervisor E.Tkadlec).
  • E.Jánová: Variation of demographic structure in populations of the common vole in agriculturallandscape, (2006, supervisor E.Tkadlec).
  • J.Bryja: Demographic characteristics of the common vole (Microtus arvalis) population in southern Moravia, (2000, consultant E.Tkadlec).
  • P.Krejčová-Šťastná: The effect of fotoperiod on life-history traits in the common vole Microtus arvalis, (1997, consultant E.Tkadlec).

Publications

2016

Gouveia A. R., Bjornstad O. N., Tkadlec E.: Dissecting geographic variation in population synchrony using the common vole in central Europe as a test bed, Ecology and Evolution 6 (2016) 212-218.


2015

Gouveia A., Bejček V., Flousek J., Sedláček F., Šťastný K., Zima J., Yoccoz N. G., Stenseth N. C., Tkadlec E.: Long-term pattern of population dynamics in the field vole from central Europe: cyclic pattern with amplitude dampening, Population Ecology 57 (2015) 581-589.

Pavluvčík P., Poprach K., Machar I., Losík J., Gouveia A., Tkadlec E.: Barn owl productivity response to variability of vole populations, PLoS ONE 10 (2015) .

Sobek Jr. A., Zbořilová B., Procházka M., Šilhánová E., Koutná O., Klásková E., Tkadlec E., Sobek A.: High incidence of monozygotic twinning after assisted reproduction is related to genetic information, but not to assisted reproduction technology itself, Fertility and Sterility 103 (2015) 756-760.

Šálek M., Drahníková L., Tkadlec E.: Changes in home range sizes and population densities of carnivore species along the natural to urban habitat gradient, Mammal Review 45 (2015) 1-14.


2014

Šálek M., Červinka J., Pavluvčík P., Poláková S., Tkadlec E.: Forest-edge utilization by carnivores in relation to local and landscape habitat characteristics in central European farmland, Mammalian Biology 79 (2014) 176-182.


2013

Cornulier T., Yoccoz N. G., Bretagnolle V., Brommer J. E., Butet A., Ecke F., Elston D. A., Framstad E., Henttonen H., Hornfeldt B., Huitu O., Imholt C., Ims R. A., Jacob J., Jedrzejewska B., Millon A., Petty S. J., Pietiainen H., Tkadlec E., Zub K., Lambin X.: Europe-wide dampening of population cycles in keystone herbivores, Science 340 (2013) 63-66.

Hušek J., Adamík P., Albrecht T., Cepák J., Kania W., Mikolášková E., Tkadlec E., Stenseth N. C.: Cyclicity and variability in prey dynamics strengthens predator numerical response: the effects of vole fluctuations on white stork productivity, Population Ecology 55 (2013) 363-375.


2012

Suchomel J., Purchart L., Heroldová M., Homolka M., Kamler J., Tkadlec E.: Vole damage to planted tree regeneration conditioned by some environmental factors, Austrian Journal of Forest Science 129 (2012) 56-65.

Tkadlec E., Heroldová M., Víšková V., Bednář M., Zejda J.: Distribution of the common hamster in the Czech Republic after 2000: retreating to optimum lowland habitats, Folia zoologica 61 (2012) 246-253.


2011

Heroldová M., Tkadlec E.: Harvesting behaviour of three central European rodents: Identifying the rodent pest in cereals, Crop Protection 30 (2011) 82-84.

Heroldová M., Homolka M., Tkadlec E., Kamler J., Suchomel J., Purchart L., Krojerová J., Barančeková M., Turek K., Baňař M.: Vole impact on tree regeneration: insights into forest management, Julius-Kühn-Archiv 432 (2011) 101-102.

Kubelová M., Tkadlec E., Bednář M., Roubalová E., Široký P.: West-to-east differences of Babesia canis canis prevalence in Dermacentor reticulatus ticks in Slovakia, Veterinary Parasitology 180 (2011) 191-196.

Široký P., Kubelová M., Bednář M., Modrý D., Hubálek Z., Tkadlec E.: The distribution and spreading pattern of Dermacentor reticulatus over its threshold area in the Czech Republic—How much is range of this vector expanding?, Veterinary Parasitology 183 (2011) 130-135.

Tkadlec E., Lisická-Lachnitová L., Losík J., Heroldová M.: Systematic error is of minor importance to feedback structure estimates derived from time series of nonlinear population indices, Population Ecology 53 (2011) 495-500.

Tkadlec E., Suchomel J., Purchart L., Heroldová M., Čepelka L., Homolka M.: Synchronous population fluctuations of forest and field voles: implications for population management, Julius-Kühn-Archiv 432 (2011) 97-98.


2010

Heroldová M., Pejčoch M., Bryja J., Jánová E., Suchomel J., Tkadlec E.: Tula virus in populations of small terrestrial mammals in a rural landscape, Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases 10 (2010) 599-603.

Heroldová M., Čižmář D., Tkadlec E.: Predicting rodent impact in crop fields by near-infrared reflectance spectroscopy analysis of their diet preferences, Crop Protection 29 (2010) 773-776.

Martínková N., Bačkor P., Bartonička T., Blažková P., Červený J., Falteisek L., Gaisler J., Hanzal V., Horáček D., Hubálek Z., Jahelková H., Kolařík M., Korytár Ľ., Kubátová A., Lehotská B., Lehotský R., Lučan R. K., Májek O., Matějů J., Řehák Z., Šafář J., Tájek P., Tkadlec E., Uhrin M., Wagner J., Weinfurtová D., Zima J., Zukal J., Horáček I.: Increasing incidence of Geomyces destructans fungus in bats from the Czech Republic and Slovakia, PLoS ONE 5 (2010) .

Sobek Jr. A., Tkadlec E., Hladíková B., Sobek A.: Is there a declining trend in ovarian function among infertility clinic patients?, Human Reproduction 25 (2010) 127-132.

Tkadlec E., Heroldová M., Obdržálková D., Zejda J., Zapletal M.: Monitoring a předpovídání populační početnosti hraboše polního, Rostlinolékař 2010 (2010) 15-17.


2007

Heroldová M., Bryja J., Zejda J., Tkadlec E.: Structure and diversity of small mammal communities in agriculture landscape, Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment (2007) 206-210.

Honza M., Požgayová M., Procházka P., Tkadlec E.: Consistency in egg rejection behaviour: responses to repeated brood parasitism in the blackcap (Sylvia atricapilla), Ethology 113 (2007) 344-351.

Jánová E., Havelková D., Tkadlec E.: Does reproduction accelerate the growth of eye lens mass in female voles?, Belgian Journal of Zoology 137 (2007) 85-88.

Jánová E., Nesvadbová J., Tkadlec E.: Is the eye lens method of age estimation reliable in voles?, Folia zoologica 56 (2007) 119-125.

Lisická L., Losík J., Zejda J., Heroldová M., Nesvadbová J., Tkadlec E.: Measurement error in a burrow index to monitor relative population size in the common vole, Folia zoologica 56 (2007) 169-176.

Losík J., Lisická L., Hříbková J., Tkadlec E.: Demografická struktura a procesy v přírodní populaci křečka polního (Cricetus cricetus) na Olomoucku, Lynx 38 (2007) 21-29.

Skorič M., Shitaye E. J., Halouzka R., Fictum P., Trčka I., Heroldová M., Tkadlec E., Pavlík I.: Tuberculous and tuberculoid lesions in free living small terrestrial mammals and the risk of infection to humans and animals: a review, Veterinární medicína 52 (2007) 144-161.

Zbořil J., Hladíková B., Tkadlec E.: Populační dynamika zajíce polního (Lepus europaeus) na střední Moravě, Lynx 38 (2007) 89-97.