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Rejmánek Marcel

Prof., RNDr., PhD.
Born June 5, 1946 in Hradci Králové

  • Ecology, botany
  • Member of Learned Society since 2005

Educational and professional preparation:

  • 1964, graduated, twelve-year school, Hradec Králové;
  • 1964-1969, Faculty of Science, Charles University (botany);
  • 1970, RNDr, Faculty of Science, CU (botany);
  • 1977, Csc., Faculty of Science, CU (plant ecology)

Employment and academic positions:

  • 1969-1975, postgraduate student, Faculty of Science, Charles University;
  • 1971-1977 Assistant Professor, Department of Botany, Faculty of Science, CU;
  • 1977-1978, researcher, Institute of Radioecology and Applied Nuclear Techniques, Košice;
  • 1978-1983, Head of the Department of Biomathematics, CSAS, České Budějovice;
  • 1984 Assistant Professor, Department of Experimental Statistics, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge (LSU);
  • 1984-1985 Research Associate Professor, Department of Marine Sciences and Center for Wetland Resources, LSU;
  • 1986-1988 Assistant Professor, Department of Botany, University of California, Davis (UCD);
  • 1989-1992 Associate Professor, UCD;
  • od r. 1993 Professor, Section of Evolution and Ecology, UCD.

Membership and positions in selected international organizations and societies:

  • 1978-present, Member, The Ecological Society of America
  • 1981-1984, Member, System Analysis Working Group, UNESCO
  • 1983-1987, Member of the Steering Committee, The Ecology of Biological Invasions, SCOPE International Program
  • 1993-1994, Member, Working Group on Ecosysyem Function and Biodiversity in Tropical Forests, NSF
  • 1997-2001, Member of the Steering Committee, Global Invasive Species Program, IUCN/SCOPE/CABI
  • 1978-present, Member, Botanical Society of America
  • 2001-present, Member, The IUCN Invasive Species Specialists Working Group
  • 2002-present, Member of the Scientific Advisory Committee, Research Center for Biodiversity, Academia Sinica, Taipei
  • 2002-present, Member, The Ecological Society of America Vegetation Classification Panel
  • 1992-present, Member of the Editorial Board, Folia Geobotanica
  • 1998-present, Member of the Editorial Board, Diversity and Distributions
  • 2000-present, Editor, Ecology Letters

Notable awards:

  • 2001, Prize, Promotionion of Education, University of South Bohemia, České Budějovice
  • 2005, Invited Keanote Speaker, XVII International Botanical Congress, Vienna
  • 2006 Prize, Promotionion of Education and Research, Faculty of Science, Charles University, Praha 

Selected publications:

  • Brewer, S. and M. Rejmanek. 1999. Small rodents are significant dispersers of tree seeds in a Neotropical forest. Journal of Vegetation Science 10: 206-215.
  • Grotkopp, E., Rejmanek, M. and T.L. Rost 2002. Toward a causal explanation of plant invasiveness: seedling growth and life-history strategies of 29 pine (Pinus) species. American Naturalist 159: 396-419.
  • Grotkopp, E., Rejmánek, M., Sanderson, M.J. and T.L. Rost, 2004. Evolution of genome size in pines (Pinus) and its life-history correlates: a supertree analyses. Evolution 58: 1705-1729.
  • Rejmánek, M. 1989. Invasibility of plant communities. J.A. Drake, F. DiCastri, R.H. Groves, F.J. Kruger, H.A. Mooney, M. Rejmánek and M.H. Williamson (Eds.) Ecology of Biological Invasions: A Global Perspective. Wiley, New York. Pp. 369-388.
  • Rejmánek, M., Kindlman, P. and J. Lepš, 1983. Increase of stability with connectance in model competition communities. Journal of Theoretical Biology 101: 649-656.
  • Rejmánek, M., Rejmánková, E. and W. Holzner, 2004. Species diversity of plant communities on calcareous screes: the role of intermediate disturbance. Preslia 76: 207-222.
  • Rejmánek, M. and D.M. Richardson, 1996. What attributes make some plant species more invasive? Ecology 77: 2655-1661.
  • Rejmánek, M., Richardson, D. M., Higgins, S. I., Pitcairn, M. J., Grotkopp, E. 2005. Ecology of invasive plants: State of the art. In: Mooney, H. A.; McNeely, J. A., Nevile, L.; Schei, P. J.; Waage, J. K. (eds) Invasive Alien Species: Searching for Solutions. Island Press, Washington, D.C., pp. 104-161.
  • Rejmánek, M., Sasser, C.E. and J.G. Gosseling, 1987. Modeling of vegetation dynamics in the Mississippi deltaic plain. Vegetatio 69: 133-140.
  • Rejmánek, M. and P. Starý, 1979. Connectance in real biotic communities and critical values for stability of model ecosystems. Nature 280: 111-113.

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Reaction to the case of Tomáš Hudlický: Members of the Learned Society of the Czech Republic support the freedom of expression

„We believe that free exchange of ideas is a key condition for the pursuit of truth and that the honest opinions should be scrutinized, challenged or rebutted but not censored or suppressed,“ say 45 members of the Learned Society in a statement regarding the retracted opinion paper by Prof. Tomáš Hudlický.


The letter by Jan Konvalinka to the President and Vice-Chancellor of the Brock University regarding the retracted article of Prof. Tomáš Hudlický

Opinions could and should be challenged, questioned or refuted but never silenced. In order to be able to think, we have to have the right to inquire, question and even offend or be mistaken,” writes Assoc. Prof. Jan Konvalinka, a biochemist at the IOCB Prague and the Vice-Rector of the Charles University, to Gervan Fearon.


Prof Miroslav Bárta receives the Česká hlava National Government Award

Learned Society member, Prof. Mgr. Miroslav Bárta, Dr. (Charles University Faculty of Arts) received the Česká hlava (Czech Head) National Government Award on 25 November 2019. A renowned Czech Egyptologist and archaeologist, Professor Bárta researches the history of ancient civilisations, the human relationship to the natural environment, and also for many years the evolution of complex societies. He leads the Czech Institute of Egyptology for archaeological and environmental research in Egypt and Sudan. His principal research interest is the period of the pyramid builders of the Old Kingdom.