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MSc. Karolína Hrubá

Research focus:

– Pollination networks
– Altitudinal and latitudinal pollination patterns in tropical Africa and temperate
– Herbivory in meadow communities


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Born: 1993 in Plzeň


– since 2018: Ph.D. in Entomology, University of South Bohemia
Doctoral thesis: Patterns in polination systems along geographical gradients
Supervisor: RNDr. Robert Tropek Ph.D. Consultant: Mgr. Štěpán Janeček Ph.D.

– 2016 – 2018: MSc. in Botany (Population and community ecology), University of South Bohemia
Master’s thesis: Selected aspects of the impact of invertebrate herbivores on grassland communities
Supervisor: prof. RNDr. Jan Lepš, CSc.

– 2013 – 2016: BSc. in Biology, University of South Bohemia.
Bachelor’s thesis: Herbivory of terrestrial gastropods as a factor influencing
composition of a meadow community – effect on seedlings.
Supervisor: prof. RNDr. Jan Lepš, CSc.

Professional appointments:

– Since 2019: Institute of Entomology, Biology centre CAS
– 2016–2018: Faculty of Science, University of South Bohemia (technician)
– 2016: Summer job at Crocodile ZOO Protivín

Internships and field experience:

– 2018 – Mt. Cameroon, Cameroon; forest pollination networks research (7 weeks)
– 2017 – International Course of Tropical Ecology, Papua New Guinea; insect feeding experiments (5 weeks)
– 2010–2012, Open Science program for high school students, Biology Centre, Czech Academy of Science, České Budějovice, Czechia (Impact of predation of caterpillars on their parasitoids’ larvae, supervisor: Mgr. Jan Hrček Ph.D.)


– Introductory course for first-year students (KBE/024, co-instructor)


– Specialization of pollination networks along an elevational gradient in the Krkonoše Mts. – Project introduction – poster, Konference Ekologie 2019, Česká společnost pro ekologii, Olomouc


Insect communities research group

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