Jana Kulichová

curriculum vitae


Genetic, morphological, and ecological diversity within algal morphospecies. The relative importance of spatial, environmental, and temporal factors in microphytobenthic community structure.


    Hidden diversity within diatom morphospecies

  • Pinseel E, Kulichová J, Scharfen V, Urbánková P, Van de Vijver B, Vyverman W (2019). Extensive cryptic diversity in the terrestrial diatom Pinnularia borealis (Bacillariophyceae). Protist 170: 121-140. [PDF]
  • Urbánková P, Scharfen V, Kulichová J (2016). Molecular and automated identification of the diatom genus Frustulia in northern Europe. Diatom Research 31: 217-229. [PDF]
  • Kulichová J, Fialová M (2016). Correspondence between morphology and ecology: morphological variation of the Frustulia crassinervia-saxonica species complex (Bacillariophyta) reflects the ombro-minerotrophic gradient. Cryptogamie, Algologie 37: 15-28. [WEB]
  • Urbánková P, Kulichová J, Kilroy C (2015). Frustulia curvata and Frustulia paulii, two diatom species new to science. Diatom Research 30: 65-73. [PDF]
  • Urbánková P, Veselá J (2013). DNA-barcoding: A case study in the diatom genus Frustulia (Bacillariophyceae). Nova Hedwigia, Beiheft 142: 147-162. [WEB]
  • Veselá J, Urbánková P, Černá K, Neustupa J (2012). Ecological variation within traditional diatom morphospecies; diversity of Frustulia rhomboides sensu lato (Bacillariophyceae) in European freshwater habitats. Phycologia 51: 552-561. [PDF]
  • Poulíčková A, Veselá J, Neustupa J, Škaloud P (2010). Pseudocryptic diversity versus cosmopolitanism in diatoms: a case study on Navicula cryptocephala Kütz. (Bacillariophyceae) and morphologically similar taxa. Protist 161: 353-369. [PDF]
  • Morphological variation within diatom populations

  • Kulichová J, Neustupa J, Vrbová K, Levkov Z, Kopalová K (2019). Directional and fluctuating asymmetry in the diatom genus Luticola. Diatom Research 34: 67-74. [WEB]
  • Woodard K, Kulichová J, Poláčková T, Neustupa J (2016). Morphometric allometry of representatives of three naviculoid genera throughout their life cycle. Diatom Research 31: 231-242. [PDF]
  • Veselá J, Neustupa J, Pichrtová M, Poulíčková A (2009). Morphometric study of Navicula morphospecies (Bacillariophyta) with respect to diatom life cycle. Fottea 9: 307-316. [PDF]
  • Ecology of phytobentic communities

  • Mutinová PT, Kulichová J, Ugland KI (2017). Temporal and spatial dynamics of diatom (Bacillariophyceae) communities in a peatland area. Cryptogamie, Algologie 38: 253-266. [WEB]
  • Svoboda P, Kulichová J, Šťastný J (2014). Spatial and temporal community structure of desmids on a small spatial scale. Hydrobiologia 722: 291-303. [WEB]
  • Neustupa J, Veselá J, Šťastný J (2013). Differential cell size structure of desmids and diatoms in the phytobenthos of peatlands. Hydrobiologia 709: 159-171. [PDF]
  • Řeháková K, Zapomělová E, Prášil O, Veselá J, Medová H, Oren A (2009). Composition changes of phototrophic microbial communities along the salinity gradient in the solar saltern evaporation ponds of Eilat, Israel. Hydrobiologia 636: 77-88. [PDF]
  • Prášil O, Bína D, Medová H, Řeháková K, Zapomělová E, Veselá J, Oren A (2009). Emission spectroscopy and kinetic fluorometry studies of the phototrophic microbial communities along the salinity gradient in the solar saltern evaporation ponds of Eilat, Israel. Aquatic Microbial Ecology 56: 285-296. [PDF]
  • Pichrtová M, Veselá J (2009). Silica-scaled chrysophytes in the Elbe Sandstone Region, Czech Republic. Fottea 9: 101-106. [PDF]
  • Veselá J, Johansen JR (2009). The diatom flora of ephemeral headwater streams in the Elbsandsteingebirge region of the Czech Republic. Diatom Research 24: 443-477. [PDF]
  • Veselá J (2009). Spatial heterogeneity and ecology of algal communities in an ephemeral sandstone stream in the Bohemian Switzerland National Park, Czech Republic. Nova Hedwigia 88: 531-547. [WEB]
  • Hašler P, Štěpánková J, Špačková J, Neustupa J, Kitner M, Hekera P, Veselá J, Burian J, Poulíčková A (2008). Epipelic cyanobacteria and algae: a case study from Czech ponds. Fottea 8: 133–146. [PDF]
  • Green corticolous algae

  • Procházková K, Němcová Y, Kulichová J, Neustupa J (2015). Morphology and phylogeny of parasitic and free-living members of the genus Phyllosiphon (Trebouxiophyceae, Chlorophyta). Nova Hedwigia 101: 501-518. [WEB]
  • Kulichová J, Škaloud P, Neustupa J (2014). Molecular diversity of green corticolous microalgae from two submediterranean European localities. European Journal of Phycology 49: 345-355. [PDF]
  • Neustupa J, Němcová Y, Veselá J, Steinová J Škaloud, P (2013). Parachloroidium gen. nov. (Trebouxiophyceae, Chlorophyta), a novel genus of coccoid green algae from subaerial corticolous biofilms. Phycologia 52: 411-421.[PDF]
  • Neustupa J, Němcová Y, Veselá J, Steinová J, Škaloud P (2013). Leptochlorella corticola gen. et sp. nov. and Kalinella apyrenoidosa sp. nov.: two new Chlorella-like green microalgae (Trebouxiophyceae, Chlorophyta) from subaerial habitats. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology 63: 377-387. [WEB]
  • Studies on Zygnematophyceae

  • Pichrtová M, Holzinger A, Kulichová J, Ryšánek D, Šoljaková T, Trumhová K, Nemcova Y (2018). Molecular and morphological diversity of Zygnema and Zygnemopsis (Zygnematophyceae, Streptophyta) from Svalbard (High Arctic). European Journal of Phycology 53: 492-508. [PDF]
  • Pichrtová M, Kulichová J, Holzinger A (2014). Nitrogen limitation and slow drying induce desiccation tolerance in conjugating green algae (Zygnematophyceae, Streptophyta) from polar habitats. Plos ONE 9: e113137. [PDF]
  • Jurdíková K, Kulichová J, Bestová H, Leliaert F, Škaloud P (2014). Exploration of nuclear DNA markers and population structure assessment in desmid species Micrasterias rotata (Zygnematophyceae, Streptophyta). Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology 61: 509-519. [WEB]
  • Škaloud P, Nemjová K, Veselá J, Černá K, Neustupa J (2011). A multilocus phylogeny of the desmid genus Micrasterias (Streptophyta): evidence for the accelerated rate of morphological evolution in protists. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 61: 933-943. [PDF]
  • Nemjová K, Neustupa J, Šťastný J, Škaloud P, Veselá J (2011). Species concept and morphological differentiation of strains traditionally assigned to Micrasterias truncata. Phycological Research 59: 208-220. [PDF]
  • Other studies

  • Veselá J, Škaloud P, Urbánková P, Škaloudová M, Kalina T (2011). The CAUP image database. Fottea 11: 313-316. [PDF]
  • Svoboda D, Peksa O, Veselá J (2011). Analysis of the species composition of epiphytic lichens in Central European oak forests. Preslia 83: 129–144. [WEB]
  • Svoboda D, Peksa O, Veselá J (2010). Epiphytic lichen diversity in Central European oak forests: Assessment of the effects of natural environmental factors and human influences. Environmental Pollution 158: 812-819. [PDF]
  • Píšková A, Grygar T, Veselá J, Oberhänsli H (2009). Diatom assemblage variations in the Aral Sea core C2/2004 over the past two millennia. Fottea 9: 333-342. [PDF]


  • Birth name: Veselá
  • Date and place of birth: 25th May 1982, Ústí nad Labem
  • Nationality: Czech; Place of residence: Prague, Czech Republic
  • Children: daughter Zuzana (*2013), son Antonín (*2016).


  • 2011, Ph.D. in Botany, Faculty of Science, Charles University
  • 2007, M.Sc. (Mgr.) in Biology, Faculty of Science, Charles University


  • Department of Botany, Faculty of Science, Charles University
  • 2008-11 scientific researcher, since 2011 assistant professor


  • Since 2008, teaching: participation on 2 lectures and 2 courses
  • Since 2008, supervising pre-graduate students (six finished and two ongoing Bachelor’s theses; five finished and one ongoing Master’s theses) and post-gradual students (one finished and one ongoing Dissertation).
  • 2018, six months internship: Molecular Ecology and Genomics Research Group of Michael T. Monaghan, Berlin, Germany
  • 2007, two months internship: John Carroll University, Jeffrey R. Johansen, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
  • 2012-14, member of the Academic Senate of the Faculty of Science, Charles University.
  • Since 2016, Associate Editor of Cryptogamie, Algologie.
  • Manuscript reviews: Algae, Biodiversity: Reseach and Conservation, Biologia, Cryptogamie Algologie, Diatom Research, Diversity, European Journal of Phycology, Fottea, Hydrobiologia, International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology, Journal of Biogeography, Journal of Evolutionary Biology, Nova Hedwigia, Phycologia, Phytotaxa, Plant Ecology and Evolution, Protoplasma
  • ResearcherID, ResearchGate, GoogleScholar


  • Czech Science Foundation (4 grants)
  • Grant Agency of Charles University (6 grants)
  • EEA and Norway grants (2015-16)
  • EU 7th Framework Programme (2011-12)
  • Higher Education Development Fund (2009)
  • Czech Ministry of Education (2005-10)


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