MVDr. Oldřich Tomášek, Ph.D.

Position: post-doc
Research topics: evolutionary ecology and ecophysiology
Department: External research facility Studenec
Phone: +420 560 590 604

Research interests

  • condition dependence in sexually selected ornaments,
  • physiology of ageing and life-history evolution,
  • physiological and oxidative stress ecology.


  • 1998–2004: undergraduate study - University of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Sciences Brno, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary Medicine. MVDr.(=DVM) thesis: Prevalence of Tumours and Antibodies against Leukosis and Sarcoma Viruses of Subgroups A and B in Breeding and Production Flocks of Layers, (supervisor L.Kulíková).
  • 2004–2007: Ph.D. study - University of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Sciences Brno, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine; Avian, Reptile and Small Mammal Medicine. Ph.D. thesis: PCR Detection and Treatment of Psittacine Viral Infections and Host Specificity of Beak and Feather Disease Virus, (supervisor V.Tukač).
  • 2009-present: Ph.D. study - Charles University Prague, Faculty of Science, Zoology. Ph.D. thesis: Mechanisms of condition dependence of sexually selected ornaments in birds.



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.

Kreisinger J., Kropáčková L., Petrželková A., Adámková M., Tomášek O., Martin J.-F., Michálková R., Albrecht T.: Temporal stability and the effect of transgenerational transfer on fecal microbiota structure in a long distance migratory bird, Frontiers in Microbiology 8 (2017) .

Kropáčková L., Těšický M., Albrecht T., Kubovčiak J., Čížková D., Tomášek O., Martin J.-F., Bobek L., Králová T., Procházka P., Kreisinger J.: Codiversification of gastrointestinal microbiota and phylogenyin passerines is not explained by ecological divergence, Molecular Ecology 26 (2017) 5292-5304.

Rymešová D., Králová T., Promerová M., Bryja J., Tomášek O., Svobodová J., Šmilauer P., Šálek M., Albrecht T.: Mate choice for major histocompatibility complex complementarity in a strictly monogamous bird, the grey partridge (Perdix perdix), Frontiers in Zoology 14 (2017) .

Tomášek O., Albrechtová J., Němcová M., Opatová P., Albrecht T.: Trade-off between carotenoid-based sexual ornamentation and sperm resistance to oxidative challenge, Proceedings of the Royal Society. B - Biological Sciences 284 (2017) .


Opatová P., Ihle M., Albrechtová J., Tomášek O., Kempenaers B., Forstmeier W., Albrecht T.: Inbreeding depression of sperm traits in the zebra finch Taeniopygia guttata, Ecology and Evolution 6 (2016) 295-304.

Tomášek O., Gabrielová B., Kačer P., Maršík P., Svobodová J., Syslová K., Vinkler M., Albrecht T.: Opposing effects of oxidative challenge and carotenoids on antioxidant status and condition-dependent sexual signalling, Scientific Reports 6 (2016) 23546.

Vitousek M. N., Tomášek O., Albrecht T., Wilkins M. R., Safran R. J.: Signal traits and oxidative stress: a comparative study across populations with divergent signals, Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 4 (2016) 56.


Petrželková A., Michálková R., Albrechtová J., Cepák J., Honza M., Kreisinger J., Munclinger P., Soudková M., Tomášek O., Albrecht T.: Brood parasitism and quasi-parasitism in the European barn swallow Hirundo rustica rustica, Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 69 (2015) 1405-1414.

Vinkler M., Bainová H., Bryjová A., Tomášek O., Albrecht T., Bryja J.: Characterisation of Toll-like receptors 4, 5 and 7 and their genetic variation in the grey partridge, Genetica 143 (2015) 101-112.


Schnitzer J., Exnerová A., Poláková R., Vinkler M., Tomášek O., Munclinger P., Albrecht T.: Male ornamentation and within-pair paternity are not associated with male provisioning rates in scarlet rosefinches Carpodacus erythrinus, Acta Ethologica 17 (2014) 89-97.


Rymešová D., Tomášek O., Šálek M.: Differences in mortality rates, dispersal distances and breeding success of commercially reared and wild grey partridges in the Czech agricultural landscape, European Journal of Wildlife Research 59 (2013) 147-158.