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Chytrý Milan

Prof., RNDr., Ph.D.
Born June 27, 1967 in Boskovice

  • Botany, ecology, biodiversity
  • Member of Learned Society since 2021

Educational and professional preparation

  • 1990: Mgr., Systematic Biology and Ecology, Masaryk University, Brno
  • 1991: RNDr., Systematic Biology and Ecology, Masaryk University, Brno
  • 1995: Ph.D., Botany, Masaryk University, Brno
  • 1999: Associate Professor, Botany, Masaryk University, Brno
  • 2009: Professor, Botany, Charles University, Prague

Employment and academic positions

  • 1993–2005: Department of Systematic Botany and Geobotany and Department of Botany, Faculty of Science, Masaryk University, Brno (2000–2005: Department Head)
  • 2006–present: Department of Botany and Zoology, Faculty of Science, Masaryk University, Brno (2017–present: Director)

Membership in selected domestic scientific bodies

  • Vice-President of the Czech Botanical Society
  • Member of the Scientific Council of the Faculty of Science, Masaryk University
  • Member of the councils of PhD programmes in Botany and Ecology at Masaryk University and Charles University

Membership and positions in selected international organizations and societies

  • Secretary of the European Vegetation Survey Working Group
  • Custodian of the European Vegetation Archive
  • Council member of the International Association for Vegetation Science
  • Chair of the Editors of the Journal of Vegetation Science & Applied Vegetation Science

Notable awards

  • 2009: Editors´ Award, International Association for Vegetation Science
  • 2012: Award of the President of the Czech Science Foundation
  • 2016: Honorary Membership, Polish Botanical Society
  • 2017: Honorary Membership, Slovak Botanical Society

Selected publications

  • Chytrý M., Danihelka J., Kaplan Z., Wild J., Holubová D., Novotný P. ... Pyšek P. (2021) Pladias Database of the Czech Flora and Vegetation. Preslia 93: 1–87.,
  • Chytrý M., Tichý L., Hennekens S.M., Knollová I., Janssen J.A.M., Rodwell J.S., ... Schaminée J.H.J. (2020) EUNIS Habitat Classification: expert system, characteristic species combinations and distribution maps of European habitats. Applied Vegetation Science 23: 648–675.
  • Chytrý M., Horsák M., Danihelka J., Ermakov N., German D.A., Hájek M. ... Valachovič M. (2019) A modern analogue of the Pleistocene steppe-tundra ecosystem in southern Siberia. Boreas 48: 36–56.
  • Chytrý M., Danihelka J., Kaplan Z. & Pyšek P. (eds.) (2017) Flora and vegetation of the Czech Republic. Springer, Cham.
  • Chytrý M., Hennekens S.M., Jiménez-Alfaro B., Knollová I., Dengler J., Jansen F. ...  Yamalov S. (2016) European Vegetation Archive (EVA): an integrated database of European vegetation plots. Applied Vegetation Science 19: 173–180.
  • Chytrý M., Kučera T., Kočí M., Grulich V. & Lustyk P. (eds.) (2010) Katalog biotopů České republiky. Ed. 2. Agentura ochrany přírody a krajiny ČR, Praha.
  • Chytrý M., Jarošík V., Pyšek P., Hájek O., Knollová I., Tichý L. & Danihelka J. (2008) Separating habitat invasibility by alien plants from the actual level of invasion. Ecology 89: 1541–1553.
  • Chytrý M., Maskell L.C., Pino J., Pyšek P., Vilà M., Font X. & Smart S.M. (2008) Habitat invasions by alien plants: a quantitative comparison among Mediterranean, subcontinental and oceanic regions of Europe. Journal of Applied Ecology 45: 448–458.
  • Chytrý M. (ed.) (2007–2013) Vegetace České republiky 1–4. Academia, Praha.
  • Chytrý M., Tichý L., Holt J. & Botta-Dukát Z. (2002) Determination of diagnostic species with statistical fidelity measures. Journal of Vegetation Science 13: 79–90.


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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.