RNDr. Jaroslav Koleček Ph.D.

Position grant funded researcher
Direction ecology and migration of birds

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Research interests

  • bird migration,
  • conservation biology,
  • macroecology,
  • ecology of birds.

Education

  • 1996-2004: Grammar school, Rožnov pod Radhoštěm.
  • 2004–2007: undergraduate study – Palacky University, Olomouc, Faculty of Science, Geography – Biology in Environmental Protection. Bachelor thesis: The Dragonflies (Odonata) of the district Vsetín, (supervisor Dr. Vladimír Uvíra).
  • 2007–2009: undergraduate study – Palacký University, Olomouc, Faculty of Science, Geography – Biology in Environmental Protection (Teaching Training for Secondary Schools). Master thesis: Bird abundance in lowland riverine forests of the Middle Moravia, (supervisor Ass. Prof., Dr. Karel Weidinger).
  • 2010: RNDr. degree – Palacký University, Olomouc, Faculty of Science, Zoology. Thesis: Distribution, habitat preferences and phenology of dragonflies (Insecta: Odonata) in the Vsetín Region.
  • 2009-2013: Ph.D. study – Palacký University, Olomouc, Faculty of Science, Zoology. Thesis: Changes in bird abundance and distribution in Central and Eastern Europe: environmental causes and effect of legal protection, (supervisor K.Weidinger, Jiří Reif).

Other activities

  • consulting bachelor and master theses,
  • member of board of the Czech Society for Ornithology,
  • editorial board of Sylvia and Kroužkovatel,
  • national commission of Students` Professional Activities (SOČ) in Biology.

International experience

  • 2011–2012: Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre, Frankfurt am Main (Germany),
  • 2013-present: Vogelwarte, Sempach (Switzerland).

Project

Linking events through the annual cycle: the importance of carry-over effects for the ecology of migratory birds.

Reproductive strategies of an obligate brood parasite: host selection, offspring sex allocation and individual success (2017–2019)

Integrating migration patterns, phenology, year-round habitat use and demography to understand drivers of population dynamics in migratory birds (2020–2022)

Older publications

Koleček J. 2006: An extreme weight and subcutaneous fat deposits in the Great Reed Warbler (Acrocephalus arundinaceus). Sylvia 42:126–129.

Koleček J. 2006: The Yellow-legged Clubtail Trapped in a Bird Net in the Wallachia Region. Živa 54(3):124–125.

Koleček J. 2008: The results of faunistic research of the dragonflies (Odonata) in the district Vsetín (Northern Moravia, Czech Republic). Vážky – sb. referátů z XI. celostátního semináře: 27–60.

Koleček J., Reif J., Šťastný K & Bejček V. 2010: Changes in bird distribution in a Central European country between 1985–1989 and 2001–2003. Journal of Ornithology 151:923–932.

Koleček J. 2010: First occurence of the Dark Whiteface (Leucorrhinia albifrons) in the district Vsetín (North-east Moravia, Czech Republic). Acta Carpathica Occidentalis 1: 97-98.

Koleček J., Paclík M., Weidinger K. & Reif J. 2010: Abundance and species richness of birds in two lowland riverine forests in Central Moravia – possibilities for analyses of point-count data. Sylvia 46: 71-85.

Koleček J., Paclík M., Praus L., Vymazal M., Tyller Z., Turčoková L., Sedláček J. & Figura R. 2011: Breeding and winter bird abundance in two central Moravian floodplain forests. Zprávy MOS 69: 4–17.

Koleček J. & Reif J. 2011: Differences between the predictors of abundance, trend and distribution as three measures of avian population change. Acta Ornithologica 46: 143–153.

Koleček J. 2012: The first confirmed breeding of the Eagle Owl (Bubo bubo) in the Rožnovská Bečva River Basin. Zprávy MOS 70: 28–29.

Koleček J. 2012: A new record of the Yellow-spotted Whiteface (Leucorrhinia pectoralis, Odonata: Libellulidae) in the district Vsetín (Eastern Moravia, the Czech Republic). Acta Carpathica Occidentalis 3: 115–116.

Pavelka K. & Koleček J. 2012: A new finding of the False Tamarisk (Myricaria germanica) in the Bečva River Basin. Acta Carpathica Occidentalis 3: 112–114.

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