Mgr. Milan Vrtílek, Ph.D.

Position: post-doc
Research topics: evolutionary ecology of killifish
Department: Research facility Brno
Phone: +420 543 422 557



Polačik M., Reichard M., Vrtílek M.: Local variation in embryo development rate in annual fish, Journal of Fish Biology 92 (2018) 1359-1370.

Reichard M., Lanés L. E. K., Polačik M., Blažek R., Vrtílek M., Godoy R. S., Maltchik L.: Avian predation mediates size-specific survival in a Neotropical annual fish: a field experiment, Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 124 (2018) 56-66.

Vrtílek M., Žák J., Polačik M., Blažek R., Reichard M.: Longitudinal demographic study of wild populations of African annual killifish, Scientific Reports 8 (2018) .

Vrtílek M., Žák J., Pšenička M., Reichard M.: Extremely rapid maturation of a wild African annual fish, Current Biology 28 (2018) .


Blažek R., Polačik M., Kačer P., Cellerino A., Řežucha R., Methling C., Tomášek O., Syslová K., Terzibasi Tozzini E., Albrecht T., Vrtílek M., Reichard M.: Repeated intraspecific divergence in life span and aging of African annual fishes along an aridity gradient, Evolution 71 (2017) 386-402.

Reichard M., Janáč M., Polačik M., Blažek R., Vrtílek M.: Community assembly in Nothobranchius annual fishes: nested patterns, environmental niche and biogeographic history, Ecology and Evolution 7 (2017) 2294-2306.

Reichard M., Blažek R., Polačik M., Vrtílek M.: Hatching date variability in wild populations of four coexisting species of African annual fishes, Developmental Dynamics 246 (2017) 827-837.

Vrtílek M., Polačik M., Reichard M.: The role of energetic reserves during embryonic development of an annual killifish, Developmental Dynamics 246 (2017) 838-847.


Lanés L. E. K., Godoy R. S., Maltchik L., Polačik M., Blažek R., Vrtílek M., Reichard M.: Seasonal dynamics in community structure, abundance, body size and sex ratio in two species of Neotropical annual fishes, Journal of Fish Biology 89 (2016) 2345-2364.

Vrtílek M., Reichard M.: Patterns of morphological variation among populations of the widespread annual killifish Nothobranchius orthonotus are independent of genetic divergence and biogeography, Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research 54 (2016) 289-298.

Vrtílek M., Reichard M.: Female fecundity traits in wild populations of African annual fish: the role of the aridity gradient, Ecology and Evolution 6 (2016) 5921-5931.


Vrtílek M., Reichard M.: Highly plastic resource allocation to growth and reproduction in females of an African annual fish, Ecology of Freshwater Fish 24 (2015) 616-628.


Polačik M., Blažek R., Řežucha R., Vrtílek M., Terzibasi Tozzini E., Reichard M.: Alternative intrapopulation life-history strategies and their trade-offs in an African annual fish, Journal of Evolutionary Biology 27 (2014) 854-865.

Reichard M., Polačik M., Blažek R., Vrtílek M.: Female bias in the adult sex ratio of African annual fishes: interspecific differences, seasonal trends and environmental predictors, Evolutionary Ecology 28 (2014) 1105-1120.


Douda K., Vrtílek M., Slavík O., Reichard M.: The role of host specificity in explaining the invasion success of the freshwater mussel Anodonta woodiana in Europe, Biological Invasions 14 (2012) 127-137.

Reichard M., Vrtílek M., Douda K., Smith C.: An invasive species reverses the roles in a host–parasite relationship between bitterling fish and unionid mussels, Biology Letters 8 (2012) 601-604.

Vrtílek M., Reichard M.: An indirect effect of biological invasions: the effect of zebra mussel fouling on parasitisation of unionid mussels by bitterling fish, Hydrobiologia 696 (2012) 205-214.