Contact

Office address: Department of Botany, Faculty of Science, Benátská 2, Prague, 128 43, Czech Republic
e-mail: jarvojta@natur.cuni.cz

Scientific interests

  • Historical ecology
    - long-term effects of former human activities on current vegetation
  • Influence land-use changes on vegetation
    - ecological consequences of abandonment
  • Use of GIS and GPS in geobotany and vegetation ecology
    - data analysis and sampling strategy
  • Plant species distributions and its changes

PhD thesis

I defended my PhD study "Imprints of history in post-agricultural forests" on June 3 2010. My oponents were Olivier Honnay from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven and Lubomír Tichý from Masaryk Universit in Brno.

Research projects

Principal investigator:

  • The effect of secondary succession on plant species diversity on different scales and historical determinants of vegetation in abandoned landscape (2004 - 2006)

Co-investigator:

  • Postglacial migrations from the Alps and Carpathians - Phylogeography of selected plant species (2004 - 2006)
  • Importance of microbiotic crusts on anthropogenic substrates (2005 - 2007)
  • Dynamics of spreading of woody species in central European landscape (2006 - 2008)
  • Involved in BioHab (Biodiversity and Habitats) (2003 - 2005)

Teaching

Lectures and excursions

  • Vegetation of Central Europe I and II (with Pavel Kovář and Jarmila Kubíková) - since 2003
  • Field excursion "Vegetation of Central Europe" (with help of PhD students and local experts) - since 2003
  • Field training on Phytosociology (with help of PhD students and local experts) - since 2001
  • Course in winter ecology (organized by Petr Sklenář)
  • Geobotanical excursion

Presentations (CZ)

Supervising

  • Kopecký, Martin (2006): Vegetation of secondary woodlands in the Doupovské hory hills: historical insight
  • Drhovská, Lucie (2007): The importance of historical landscape structure for current shrubby vegetation
  • Dohnal, Tomáš (2008): Woody species of rural gardens in the Žďárské vrchy hills and preserving Landscape Character
  • Zajíčková, Linda (2009): Factors influencing woody species distribution in the abandoned landscape
  • Brůna, Josef (2009): Modelling of land cover change in abandoned landscape using time series of aerial photography
  • Horčičková, Eva (2010): Effect of wild boar on dry grasslands
  • Kubát, Miloš (2010): Influence of local woody species coverage on herb vegetation on a small spatial scale
  • Bartoš, Michael (in progress): Species diversity of meadows and pastures on small spatial scale
  • Němeček, Jakub (in progress): Influence of coniferous plantations on plant species diversity
  • Klagová, Zuzana (in progress): Effect of canopy openning on undergrowth of pioneer forests
  • Staněk, Ondřej (in progress): Influence of military activities on vegetation diversity in Dokesko

Curriculum vitae

Date of birth: 7th February 1976

Publications

Scientific papers

Other

  • Kovář P, Vojta J(2007): Management nelesních biotopů (Management of non-forest habitats).- In: Čihař M, Hřebík Š, Růžičková J, Třebický V(Eds.): Udržitelný management přírodě blízkých oblastí (Sustainable management of near-natural areas), Univerzita Karlova v Praze, Přírodovědecká fakulta, Ústav pro životní prostředí, 90 - 94. Chapter in textbook.
  • Kučera J, Vojtová J, Vojta J(2006): Přírodní památka Hostivické rybníky (Hostivické rybníky Natural Monument).- Český svaz ochránců přírody Hostivice, 72 pp. Popular Science book
  • Vojta J(2002): Doupovské hory, poklad v zakázaném světě (Doupovské Mountains; the treasure in the prohibited world).- Živa, 50/4, 186 - 188. Popular Science Article.

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