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I am an associate professor at the University of South Bohemia and the head of aquatic insect laboratory at Biology Centre of the Czech Academy of Sciences. I have spent several years in Norway as a Marie Curie Fellow, almost a year in the Netherlands and another year in Austria.

My research focuses on ecological and evolutionary processes in aquatic habitats. Together with students and collaborators, we currently work on a range of topics including primarily ecology and life histories of aquatic insects, community assembly in small water bodies, harvesting-induced evolution and fisheries management.

Selected publications:

Boukal DS (2014) Trait- and size-based descriptions of trophic links in freshwater food webs: current status and perspectives. Journal of Limnology 73(s1): 171-185. [open access]

Klecka J, Boukal DS (2013) Foraging and vulnerability traits modify predator-prey body mass allometry: freshwater macroinvertebrates as a case study. Journal of Animal Ecology 82: 1031-1041. [doi link]

Boukal DS, Jankovský M, Kubečka J, Heino M (2012) Stock-catch analysis of carp recreational fisheries in Czech reservoirs: insights into fish survival, water body productivity and impact of extreme events. Fisheries Research 119–120: 23–32.

Jørgensen C, Enberg K, Dunlop ES, Arlinghaus R, Boukal DS, Brander K, Ernande B, Gårdmark A, Johnston F, Matsumura S, Pardoe H, Raab K, Silva A, Vainikka A, Dieckmann U, Heino M, Rijnsdorp AD (2007) Managing evolving fish stocks. Science 318: 1247-1248 (more details here).

de Roos AM, Boukal DS, Persson L (2006) Evolutionary regime shifts in age and size at maturation of exploited fish stocks. Proceedings Royal Society London B 273: 1873-1880.

Contact information:

Department of Ecosystem Biology, Faculty of Science, University of South Bohemia &
Biology Centre AS CR, Institute of Entomology, Laboratory of Aquatic Insects and Relict Ecosystems
Branisovska 31, CZ-37005 Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic
tel: +420 387 772 327, fax: +420 387 775 367
email: boukal_AT_entu.cas.cz

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