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Dr Tomáš Pavlíček - ©Photo: Patricia Cardet

RNDr. Tomáš Pavlíček, Ph.D.

Curriculum Vitae

Education

1991

Ph.D. (= CSc.) - Institute of Entomology, Ceské Budejovice, Czech Academy of Sciences

1987

RNDr. - Charles University in Prague (Czech Republic)

1986 M.Sc. - Biological Faculty of J.E. Purkyne University (today T. G. Masaryk University) in Brno (Czech Republic)
 

Current position

Senior researcher at the Institute of Evolution, University of Haifa, Mt. Carmel, Haifa 31905, Israel.
 

Fields of specialization

Evolutionary genetics, population genetics, ecology, zoogeography, entomology, earthworm biology.
 

Academic and professional experience

1986

graduated from the Biological Faculty of J. E. Purkyne University today T. G. Masaryk University) in Brno (Czech Republic).

M.Sc. thesis dealt with the use of ground beetles (Coleoptera, Carabidae) for biomonitoring (Supervisor Prof. R. Rozkošný Dr.Sc.)

1987

received the title Rerum Naturalium Doctoris (RNDr.) at the Charles University in Prague

started a postgraduate study in the Institute of Entomology, Ceské Budejovice, Czech Republic). The subject of the Ph.D. thesis was: “ Enzyme Polymorphism of Sitona spp. (Coleoptera, Curculionidae) and its connection with geographical distribution and host plants.(Supervisor Dr. J. Holman, CSc.)

1991

submitted a thesis to obtain the degree of Candidatus Scientiarum (corresponding to the Ph.D. degree); received CSc. (PhD) degree.

 

(Oct.) arrival as a postdoc at the Institute of Evolution, University of Haifa (Supervisor Prof. E. Nevo)

1994 (till now) researcher at the Institute of Evolution, University of Haifa.

2007 convenor of the 3rd International Oligochaete Taxonomy Meeting (3rd IOTM), Platres, Cyprus.

2008 (till now) senior researcher at the Institute of Evolution, University of Haifa.

2009 convenor of the 4th International Oligochaete Taxonomy Meeting (4th IOTM), Diyarbakır, Turkey.

2011 convenor of the 5th International Oligochaete Taxonomy Meeting (5th IOTM), Beatenberg, Switzerland.

2013 convenor of the 6th International Oligochaete Taxonomy Meeting (6th IOTM), Palmeira de Faro, Portugal.

 

Scientific publications

PhD work

Enzyme polymorphism of Sitona spp. (Coleoptera, Curculionidae) and its connection with geographical distribution and host plants. Institute of Entomology, Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences. 132 pp.

Books (co-author)

Coleoptera of “Evolution Canyon”, Lower Nahal Oren, Mount Carmel, Israel. I. Families: Buprestidae, Carabidae, Cerambycidae, Galphyridae, Hybosoridae, Hydrophilidae, Lucanidae, Scarabaeidae, Tenebrionidae, and Trogidae. Pensoft Publishers.174 pp. (1999).

The Darkling Beetles of the Sinai Peninsula. Kasparek Verlag. 87 pp. (2003).

Coleoptera of “Evolution Canyon”, Lower Nahal Oren, Mount Carmel, Israel. II. Pensoft Publishers. 200 pp. (2004).

Yponomeutoid Moths (Lepidoptera: Yponomeutidae, Plutellidae, Argyresthiidae) of Israel. Pensoft Publishers. 200 pp. (2006).

Advances in Earthworm Taxonomy III (Annelida: Oligochaeta). Proceedings of the 3rd International Oligochaeta Taxonomy Meeting (3rd IOTM), Platres, Cyprus, April 2nd to 6th 2007. Nicosia: En Tipis Voula Kokkinou Ltd. 228 pp. (2008).

Advances in Earthworm Taxonomy IV (Annelida: Oligochaeta). Proceedings of the 4th International Oligochaeta Taxonomy Meeting (4th IOTM), Diyarbakır, Turkey, April 20 to 24, 2009. Heidelberg: Kasparek Verlag, 180 pp.

Advances in Earthworm Taxonomy V (Annelida: Oligochaeta). Proceedings of the 5th International Oligochaeta Taxonomy Meeting (5th IOTM), Beatenberg, Switzerland , April 11 to 15, 2011. Heidelberg: Kasparek Verlag, 187 pp.

Advances in Earthworm Taxonomy VI (Annelida: Oligochaeta). Proceedings of the 6th International Oligochaeta Taxonomy Meeting (6th IOTM), Palmeira de Daro, Portugal , April 22 to 25, 2013. Heidelberg: Kasparek Verlag, 188 pp.

 

Scientific papers: 130

Scientific papers in peer reviewed journals: 115

Abstracts of scientific presentations at conferences and symposia: 31

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Citation distribution per year

(Source: ResearcherID)

 

Services to scientific publications

1995 (till now)

ad hoc reviewer in different biology journals

2006 (till now)

editorial adviser of Acta Zoologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae

2007 (till now)

editor of the Proceedings of the International Oligochaete Taxonomy Meetings

2008 (till now)

member of the editorial board of Opuscula Zoologica

2011 (till now)

member of the editorial board of Zoology in the Middle East

Invited lectures

2007, Jan. 23-25

Israel, Haifa, University of Haifa, Institute of Evolution
New Horizons in Evolutionary Biology — Biodiversity of earthworms in the Levant

2008, May 29

Turkey, Diyarbakır, Dicle Üniversitesi, Fen-Edebiyat Fakültesi Biyoloji Bölümü
Taxonomic richness of Earthworms in the Middle East and the importance of biodiversity research

2011, Feb. 9

Hungary, Budapest, Museum of Natural History
Biodiversity of Earthworms in the East Mediterranean and French Guiana

2012, May 18

French Guiana, Kourou, Écologie des Forêts de Guyane (Ecofog), Campus agronomique
Speciation of hermaphrodite earthworms

2013, Febr. 15

French Guiana, Kourou, Écologie des Forêts de Guyane (Ecofog), Campus agronomique
On speciation: why are only a few thousands species of earthworms known?

2013, April 30

Portugal, Braga, University of Minho, Centre of Molecular and Environmental Biology (CBMA)
Why are difficulties so numerous in earthworm taxonomy and in the reconstruction of their phylogeny?

Received grants

Czech Academy of Sciences (1993)

National Geographic Society U.S.A. (1997)

AVI Foundation (1998)

NATO collaborative grant (2001)

The Systematics Research Fund (2006)

SYNTHESYS (HU-TAF-1116) (2010)

Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), French Guiana (2011)

Awards

Purkynova cena, literature prize for science promotion awarded by the Czech scientific magazine Živa (2000, Prague).

 

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