Ing. Martin Šálek, Ph.D.


Position: full-time researcher
Research topics: ecology of birds and mammals
Department: Research facility Brno
Phone: +420 387 775 621
E-mail: martin.salipost.cz

Research interests

  • ecology of birds and mammals in fragmented agricultural landscape,
  • behavioural ecology and population genetic variability of the Little Owl,
  • spatial and roosting ecology of bats,
  • return of large herbivores: a high priority in biodiversity conservation (rewilding projects).

Petr Procházka

Finished Projects

Zpracování odborných podkladů pro rozhodnutí o ZPZCHD pro druhy sýček obecný (Athene noctua) a strnad zahradní (Emberiza hortulana) (2015-2016)

Web presentation

http://new.birdlife.cz/sycek/

http://www.saliphoto.blogspot.cz/

Current students

  • Monika Chrenková: Behavioral ecology of the Little Owl (Athene noctua) in Central European farmland.  
  • Alexandra Průchová (PhD): Using voices of birds for acustic monitoring.
  • Petr Pavliska (PhD): Spatial analysis and remote data application in zoological research. 
  • Jaroslava Bandhauerová (Bc): Population densities and habitat preferences of granivorous birds (Passer domesticus, Passer montanus, Streptopelia decaocto) in human settlemetns.

Publications

DOSTÁL D., KONVIČKA M., Č͎EK L., ŠÁLAEK M., ROBOVSKÝ J., HORČIČKOVÁ E., JIRKŮ M. 2014: Divoký kůň (Equus ferus) a pratur (Bos primigenius): klíčové druhy pro formování české krajiny. Česká krajina, Kutná Hora, 125 pp.

M. ŠÁLEK, M. BEREC: Rozšíření a biotopové preference sýčka obecného (Athene noctua) ve vybraných oblastech jižních Čech. Buteo 12 (2001): 127-134.

M. ŠÁLEK, P. SÍČOVÁ, F. SEDLÁČEK: Kuna skalní (Martes foina) v městském prostředí: početnost a rozšíření. Lynx 36 (2005): 111–116.

M. ŠÁLEK, L. SCHRÖPFER: Recent decline of the Little Owl (Athene noctua) in the Czech Republic. Polish Journal of Ecology 56 (2008): 527-534.

D. FISCHER, P. PAVLUVČÍK, F. SEDLÁČEK, M. ŠÁLEK: Predation of the alien American mink (Mustela vison) on native crayfish populations in middle-sized streams in central and western Bohemia. Folia Zoologica 58 (2009): 45-56.

R. K. LUČAN, M. ANDREAS, P. BENDA, T. BARTONIČKA, T. BŘEZINOVÁ, A. HOFFMANNOVÁ, Š. HULOVÁ, P. HULVA, J. NECKÁŘOVÁ, A. REITER, T. SVAČINA, M. ŠÁLEK, I. HORÁČEK: Alcathoe bat (Myotis alcathoe) in the Czech Republic: distributional status, roosting and feeding ecology. Acta Chiropterologica 11 (2009): 61-69.

M. ŠÁLEK, J. RIEGERT, V. KŘIVAN: The impact of vegetation characteristics and prey availability on breeding habitat use and diet of Little Owl (Athene noctua) in Central European farmland. Bird Study 57 (2010): 495-503.

DOSTÁL D., JIRKŮ M., KONVIČKA M., Č͎EK L., ŠÁLEK M. 2012: Návrat zubra evropského (Bison bonasus) do České republiky: Potenciální přínosy a perspektivní lokality. Česká krajina, Kutná Hora, 119 pp.

Publications

2017

Chrenková M., Dobrý M., Šálek M.: Further evidence of large-scale population decline and range contraction of the little owl Athene noctua in Central Europe, Folia zoologica 66 (2017) 106-116.

Linhart P., Šálek M.: The assessment of biases in the acoustic discrimination of individuals, PLoS ONE 12 (2017) .


2016

Jacobsen L. B., Chrenková M., Sunde P., Šálek M., Thorup K.: Effects of food provisioning and habitat management on spatial behaviour of Little Owls during the breeding season, Ornis Fennica 93 (2016) 121-129.

Lučan R. K., Bartonička T., Jedlička P., Řeřucha Š., Šálek M., Čížek M., Nicolaou H., Horáček I.: Spatial activity and feeding ecology of the endangered northern population of the Egyptian fruit bat (Rousettus aegyptiacus), Journal of Mammalogy 97 (2016) 815-822.

Šálek M., Chrenková M., Dobrý M., Kipson M., Grill S., Radovan V.: Scale-dependent habitat associations of a rapidly declining farmland predator, the Little Owl Athene noctua, in contrasting agricultural landscapes, Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment (2016) 56-66.

Šálek M., Beran V., Hanzlíková M., Kipson M., Molitor P., Praus L., Procházka V., Šimeček K., Vít P., Zeman V.: Strnad zahradní (Emberiza hortulana) v České republice: změny početnosti a současné rozšíření v jádrových oblastech, Sylvia 52 (2016) 34-52.


2015

Červinka J., Riegert J., Grill S., Šálek M.: Large-scale evaluation of carnivore road mortality: the effect of landscape and local scale characteristics, Mammal Research 60 (2015) 233-243.

Pellegrino I., Negri A., Boano G., Cucco M., Kristensen T. N., Pertoldi C., Randi E., Šálek M., Mucci N.: Evidence for strong genetic structure in European populations of the little owl Athene noctua, Journal of avian biology 46 (2015) 462-475.

Šálek M.: Zvoní umíráček naší dříve nejhojnější sově?, Ochrana přírody 70 (2015) 24-27.

Šálek M., Riegert J., Grill S.: The House Sparrows Passer domesticus and Tree Sparrows Passer montanus: fine-scale distribution, population densities, and habitat selection in a Central European city, Acta Ornithologica 50 (2015) 221-232.

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.

Šálek M., Havlíček J., Riegert J., Nešpor M., Fuchs R., Kipson M.: Winter density and habitat preferences of three declining granivorous farmland birds: The importance of the keeping of poultry and dairy farms, Journal for Nature Conservation 24 (2015) 10-16.

Šálek M., Kučera T., Zimmermann K., Bartůšková I., Plátek M., Grill S., Konvička M.: Edges within farmland: Management implications of taxonspecific species richness correlates, Basic and applied Ecology 16 (2015) 714-725.


2014

Červinka J., Drahníková L., Kreisinger J., Šálek M.: Effect of habitat characteristics on mesocarnivore occurrence in urban environment in the Central Europe, Urban Ecosystems 17 (2014) 893-909.

Lučan R. K., Bartonička T., Benda P., Bilgin R., Jedlička P., Nicolaou H., Reiter A., Shohdi W. M., Šálek M., Řeřucha Š., Uhrin M., Abi-Said M., Horáček I.: Reproductive seasonality of the Egyptian fruit bat (Rousettus aegyptiacus) at the northern limits of its distribution, Journal of Mammalogy 95 (2014) 1036-1042.

Pellegrino I., Negri A., Cucco M., Mucci N., Pavia M., Šálek M., Boano G., Randi E.: Phylogeography and Pleistocene refugia of the Little Owl Athene noctua inferred from mtDNA sequence data, Ibis 156 (2014) 639-657.

Šálek M., Červinka J., Banea O. C., Krofel M., Ćirović D., Selanec I., Penezić A., Grill S., Riegert J.: Population densities and habitat use of the golden jackal (Canis aureus) in farmlands across the Balkan Peninsula, European Journal of Wildlife Research 60 (2014) 193-200.

Šálek M.: Dlouhodobý pokles početnosti sýčka obecného (Athene noctua) v jádrové oblasti jeho rozšíření v Čechách, Sylvia 50 (2014) 2-11.

Šálek M., Červinka J., Padyšáková E., Kreisinger J.: Does spatial co-occurrence of carnivores in a Central European agricultural landscape follow the null model?, European Journal of Wildlife Research 60 (2014) 99-107.

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.

Šálek M.: Populační hustota hrdličky zahradní Streptopelia decaocto v různých typech městské zástavby, Sluka 10 (2014) 38-48.


2013

Červinka J., Šálek M., Padyšáková E., Šmilauer P.: The effects of local and landscape-scale habitat characteristics and prey availability on corridor use by carnivores: A comparison of two contrasting farmlands, Journal for Nature Conservation 21 (2013) 105-113.

Lučan R. K., Šálek M.: Observation of successful mobbing of an insectivorous bat, Taphozous nudiventris (Emballonuridae), on an avian predator, Tyto alba (Tytonidae), Mammalia 77 (2013) 235-236.

Šálek M., Spassov N., Anděra M., Enzinger K., Ottlecz B., Hegyeli Z.: Population status, habitat associations, and distribution of the steppe polecat Mustela eversmanii in Europe, Acta Theriologica 58 (2013) 233-244.

Šálek M., Chrenková M., Kipson M.: High population density of Little Owl (Athene noctua) in Hortobagy National Park, Hungary, Central Europe, Polish Journal of Ecology 61 (2013) 165-169.


2012

Šálek M., Lövy M.: Spatial ecology and habitat selection of Little Owl Athene noctua during the breeding season in Central European farmland, Bird Conservation International 22 (2012) 328-338.


2011

Červinka J., Šálek M., Pavluvčík P., Kreisinger J.: The fine-scale utilization of forest edges by mammalian mesopredators related to patch size and conservation issues in Central European farmland, Biodiversity and Conservation 20 (2011) 3459-3475.