Filip Kolář

Department of Botany, Faculty of Science, Charles University in Prague
& Natural history Museum, University of Oslo, Norway

  • Benátská 2, 128 01, Praha 2, Czech Republic
  • Tel.: +420 221 95 1641
  • Fax: +420 221 95 1645
  • e-mail: filip.kolar_at_gmail.com

I am generally interested in evolution of vascular plant diversity in nature. By leveraging cytometrical, genetic, genomic and ecological tools in a synthetic way, my research focuses on evolutionary consequences of recent whole genome duplication (polyploidy) in natural populations. I also study adaptive response of plants to stressful environments such as specific edaphic (serpentine) and high-elevation habitats.

  • consequences of genome duplication in natural populations (Arabidopsis, Tripleurospermum, Knautia, Galium)
  • parallel adaptation to alpine environments (Arabidopsis)
  • ecology and evolution of serpentine flora (Arabidopsis, Knautia, Galium)
  • species radiation in tropical high Andes (Senecio, Loricaria)
  • floristics (South Bohemia)

 

Selected publications

  • Wos G, Mořkovská J, Bohutínská M, Šrámková G, Knotek A, Lučanová M, Španiel S, Marhold K, Kolář F (2019): Role of ploidy in colonization of alpine habitats in natural populations of Arabidopsis arenosa Annals of Botany, doi 10.1093/aob/mcz070 link

  • Monnahan P*, Kolář F*, Baduel P*, Sailer C, Koch J, Horvath R, Laenen B, Schmickl R, Paajanen P, Šrámková G, Bohutínská M, Arnold B, Weismann C, Marhold K, Slotte T, Bomblies K, Yant L:  Pervasive population genomic consequences of genome duplication in Arabidopsis arenosa. *equal contributions. – Nature Ecology and Evolution, doi 10.1038/s41559-019-0807-4. full-text link

  • Čertner M, Sudová R, Weiser M, Suda J, Kolář F (2018): Ploidy-altered phenotype interacts with local environment and may enhance polyploid establishment in Knautia serpentinicola (Caprifoliaceae). – New Phytologist, 221:1117–1127. link

  • Kolář F, Čertner M, Suda J, Schönswetter P, Husband B.C. (2017): Mixed-ploidy species: progress and opportunities in polyploid research. – Trends in Plant Science, 22:1041-1055. link

  • Kolář F, Dušková E, Sklenář P (2016): Niche shifts and range expansions along cordilleras drove diversification in a high-elevation endemic plant genus in the tropical Andes. – Molecular Ecology, 25: 4593-4610 link

  • Kolář F*, Fuxová G*, Záveská E*, Nagano AJ, Hyklová L, Lučanová M, Kudoh H, Marhold K (2016): Northern glacial refugia and altitudinal niche divergence shape genome-wide differentiation in the emerging plant model Arabidopsis arenosa. – Molecular Ecology, 25:3929-3949 , *equal contribution link

For complete list see Google Scholar or ResearcherID

 


Teaching & supervision

  • Practicals in DNA sequence and mulilocus data analyses (together with E. Záveská, P. Škaloud & T. Fér) www SIS
  • Interdisciplinary excursion to European ecosystems (together with multiple botanists and zoologists) SIS
  • Flora of central Europe (together with T. Urfus and L. Hrouda) SIS & SIS
  • Genomics of speciation and adaptation (course lead by Clément Lafon Placette) www
  • Field excursions in botany www SIS & SIS & SIS
  • Botanical lectures at Summer course of biology for secondary school students in Běstvina
  • & workshops on polyploidy
Postdocs
  • Guillaume Wos: Evolutionary drivers of alpine adaptation in Arabidopsis (since 2017)
  • Emma Morgan: Evolution of ploidy coexistence in wild Arabidopsis (since 2017)
PhD students (main supervisor)
  • Magdalena Bohutínská: Genetic parallelism and adaptation to alpine environment in Arabidopsis. (since 2017)
  • Veronika Konečná: Demographic consequences and adaptive responses of plant populations to parallel environmental shifts. (since 2017)
  • Martin Čertner: Microevolutionary processes in mixed-ploidy populations of plants. (supervision since 2017, defended 2018)
  • Adam Knotek: Differentiation processes of mountain polyploid complexes in Central Europe during the Holocene. (supervision since 2016)
Bc and MSc students
  • Timothée Lamotte: Genetic adaptation of natural population of Arabidopsis arenosa to serpentine soil (MSc thesis since 2019)
  • Doubravka Požárová: Altitudinal adaptation in Arabidopsis (Bc thesis 2016-2018; MSc thesis since 2018)
  • Jana Bayerová: Evolutionary and ecological consequences of polyploidization in Arabidopsis arenosa complex in Western Carpathians (Bc thesis 2013-2014; MSc thesis 2014-2016)
  • Kateřina Nováčková: Distribution, conservation and microevolutionary relationships in genus Polycnemum in Central Europe (Bc thesis 2012-2013)
  • Adam Knotek: Evolutionary history of tetraploid representatives of Galium pusillum group (sect. Leptogalium) in central Europe. Allopatric differentiation of Czech endemic species G. sudeticum. (Bc thesis 2011-2012; MSc thesis 2012-2014)
  • Martin Čertner (Hanzl): Processes governing sympatric coexistence of di- and tetraploid cytotypes in primary contact zone of Knautia arvensis agg. (Bc thesis 2009-2010; MSc thesis 2010-2012)

 

Grant projects (leading role)

  • 2021-2026 ERC Starting grant, European Research Council (850852) DOUBLE ADAPT: Whole genome duplication – the gateway to adaptation? (principal investigator)
  • 2020-2022 Czech Science Foundation (20-10878S) Tropical-alpine plant radiations: an intercontinental comparison of timing and the role of allopatry, hybridization and niche differentiation (co-PI, principal investigator: Roswitha Schmickl)
  • 2020-2022 Czech Science Foundation (20-22783S) Genome duplication as an imperfect barrier in speciation? Evolutionary drivers and consequences of inter-ploidy introgression in natural populations (principal investigator)
  • 2017-2020 FRIPRO Mobility project, Norwegian Research Council (262033): Parallel adaptation to changing environments in wild Arabidopsis populations (principal investigator)
  • 2017-2019 Junior researcher project, Czech Science Foundation (17-20357Y): Parallel adaptation to alpine environments in wild Arabidopsis (principal investigator)
  • 2017-2019 Junior group leader research project, Charles University in Prague (Primus/SCI/35): Wild Arabidopsis adaptomics (principal investigator)
  • 2016 - 2017 Bilateral project of Czech and Austrian Ministries for Education (WTZ 7AMB16AT003): Evolution of alpine ecotypes in plant model Arabidopsis arenosa (co-PI together with P. Schönswetter)
  • 2014 - 2016 European Research Council, Marie Curie Fellowship (624421): WILD ARABIDOPSIS: Pathways, ecological and genomic consequences of genome duplication in Arabidopsis arenosa, an overlooked diploid-polyploid member of the model genus Arabidopsis. (principal investigator in group of C. Brochmann)
  • 2008 Student Grant Agency of the Faculty of Science, University of South Bohemia (SGA): Phylogeography of tundra species Potentilla crantzii in Central Europe (principal investigator)

 

Reviewing experience (journals)

  • Alpine Botany, Annals of Botany, AoB Plants, Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society, Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, Conservation Genetics, Current Opinion in Plant Science, Ecology and Evolution, Folia Geobotanica, Heredity, Journal of Biogeography, Molecular Ecology, Molecular Ecology Resources, Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, New Phytologist, Nordic Journal of Botany, Phytotaxa, PLoS ONE, Preslia

 

Major Collaborations

  • Levi Yant, Nottingham, University, UK: genomics of adaptation and genome duplication in A. arenosa
  • Tanja Slotte, Stockholm University, Sweden: population genomics of Brassicaceae
  • Christian Parisod, University of Bern, Switzerland: ecological genomics of polyploid plants
  • Kirsten Bomblies, ETH Zurich, Switzerland: Evolutionary genetics of Arabidopsis arenosa
  • Christian Brochmann & Abel Gizaw, University of Oslo, Norway: speciation in the Afroalpine
  • Michael Nowak, University of Oslo, Norway: population genomics & plant adaptation to extreme habitats
  • Brian Husband, University of Guelph, Canada: ecology and evolution of polyploidy        
  • Peter Schönswetter & Ilse Kranner, University of Innsbruck, Austria: ecology, evolution and metabolomics of alpine plants
  • Patrick Meirmans, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands: polyploid population genetics
  • Marc Stift, University of Konstanz, Germany: ecology and evolution of Arabidopsis
  • Karol Marhold, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Slovakia: systematics of Brassicaceae
  • Terezie Mandáková, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic: cytogenetics of Brassicaceae

 

Outreach

  • Balážová A, Kolář F, Fíla J, Mikát M, Baláž V (2016): Rozmnožování z pohledu evoluce [Reproduction from evolutionary perspective]. Academia, Praha. www
  • Kolář F, Matějů J, Lučanová M, Chlumská Z, Černá K, Prach J, Baláž V, Falteisek L (2012): Ochrana přírody z pohledu biologa - Proč a jak chránit českou přírodu [Nature conservation from biologist’s point of view]. Dokořán, Praha. www
  • Co-authoring six textbooks for Biology olympiad (Mutualismus, Smrt jako součást života, Mnohobuněčnost, Ochrana přírody z pohledu biologa, Láska, sex a něžnosti v říši živočichů a rostlin, Země Živitelka - Příroda ve službách člověka) available at BiO website
  • Kolář F, Sklenář P, Zeisek V, Dušková E, Diazgranados M (2011): Rostliny zpod vrcholků rovníkových And 3. Adaptivní radiace a bohatství růstových forem v páramu. [Plants from beneath Equatorial Andean Peaks 3. Adaptive Radiation and Diversity of Growth Forms in páramo] - Živa 59: 115-118. pdf_0.gif
  • Dušková E, Kolář F, Sklenář P (2011): Rostliny zpod vrcholků rovníkových And 2. Lasiocephalus - evoluce a kolonizování párama. [Plants from beneath Equatorial Andean Peaks 2. Lasiocephalus – Evolution and Colonization of Páramo] - Živa 59: 70-73. pdf_0.gif
  • Sklenář P, Dušková E, Kolář F (2011): Rostliny zpod vrcholků rovníkových And 1. Historický vývoj květeny párama. [Plants from beneath Equatorial Andean Peaks 1. The Historical Development of Páramo flora] - Živa 59: 19-22. pdf_0.gif
  • Štajerová K, Kolář F, Kubešová M, Sekerka L, Molem K, Lepš J (2008): Role nepůvodních druhů během sukcese na opuštěných políčkách Papuy Nové Guineje [The role of alien plants in succession in a shifting agriculture of Papua New Guinea] - Zprávy České Botanické Společnosti 43, Materiály 23: 63-72. pdf_0.gif
  • Kolář F, Vít P (2008): Endemické rostliny českých hadců 1.- 3. [Endemic plants of Czech serpentines, parts 1. - 3.] - Živa 56: 14-17 (1. díl) pdf_0.gif, 67-69 (2.díl) pdf_0.gif, 111-113 (3.díl). pdf_0.gif

 

Education and Mobility

  • Research fellow University of Innsbruck & Natural History Museum, University of Oslo (2016-2020)
    • FRIPRO individual mobility fellowship (Norwegian Research Council): Parallel adaptation to changing environments in wild Arabidopsis populations
  • Marie Curie postdoctoral research fellow: Natural History Museum, University of Oslo (2014-2016)
    • Marie Curie individual fellowship - WILDARABIDOPSIS: Pathways, ecological and genomic consequences of genome duplication in Arabidopsis arenosa, an overlooked diploid-polyploid member of the model genus Arabidopsis details)
  • PhD.: Faculty of Science, Charles University, Prague (2009-2014)
    • PhD. thesis - Evolution and edaphic specialization of polyploid complexes (supervisor: Prof. Jan Suda)
  • Master: Faculty of Science, University of South Bohemia, České Budějovice (2007-2009)
    • Msc. thesis - Serpentine differentiation and polyploid evolution in Knautia arvensis agg. (Dipsacaceae) (supervisor: Dr. Milan Štech)
  • Bachelor: Faculty of Biological Sciences, University of South Bohemia, České Budějovice (2004-2007)
    • Bc. thesis - Metodické přístupy ke studiu evoluční historie reliktních hadcových populací Knautia arvensis agg.

 

Last updated 9.12.2019