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Lepš Jan

Prof. RNDr., CSc.
Born May 23, 1953

  • Ecology, Botany
  • Member of Learned Society since 2015

Education and professional carreer

  • 1978 – Master Degree (RNDr.) –botany, Faculty of Science, Charles University, Prague
  • 1983 –CSc. (eq. PhD) – botany, Faculty of Science, Charles University, Prague
  • 1999 – full professor, Ecology, Faculty of Science, University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice

Employment and academic positions

  • 1978-1982 PhD scholarship, Department of Botany, Faculty of Science, University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice
  • 1983 – present: Institute of Entomology, Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences / Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic (since 1991 part time), recently is the institute part of Biology Research Centre
  • 1991 – present: Faculty of Biological Sciences / Faculty of Science, University of South Bohemia, České Budějovice

Membership in selected domestic scientific bodies

  • Scientific council of the Faculty of Science, University of South Bohemia, České Budějovice

Membership and positions in international organizations and societies

  • International Association for Vegetation Science, member of the Counciland of the Award committee

Selected publications

Book
  • Lepš, J., Šmilauer, P. (2003) Multivariate analysis of ecological data using CANOCO. Cambridge Univ. Press.- 2. vydání (Šmilauer, Lepš) vyšlo v roce 2014.
    Textbook chapter
    Lepš J. (2013): Diversity and ecosystem function. – In: van der Maarel E. & Franklin, J. [eds], Vegetation ecology. Wiley, Oxford. pp. 308–346
Papers
  • Lepš J., Osbornová-Kosinová J. & Rejmánek M. (1982): Community stability complexity and species life-history strategies. – Vegetatio 50: 53–63.
  • Dixon A.F.G. Kindlmann P. Lepš J. & Holman J. (1987): Why there are so few species of aphids especially in the tropics? – Amer. Natur. 129: 580–592.
  • Lepš J., Brown V. K., Diaz Len T. A., Gormsen D., Hedlund K., Kailová J., Korthals G. W., Mortimer S. R., Rodriguez-Barrueco C., Roy J., Santa Regina I., van Dijk C. & van der Putten W. (2001): Separating the chance effect from the other diversity effects in the functioning of plant communities. – Oikos 92: 123–134.
  • Lepš J., Novotný V. & Basset Y. (2001): Habitat and successional status of plants in relation to the communities of their leaf-chewing herbivors in Papua New Guinea. – J. Ecol. 89: 186–199.
  • Špačková I. & Lepš J. (2001): Procedure for separating the selection effect from other effects in diversity-productivity relationship. – Ecology Letters 4: 585–594.
  • Lepš, J. de Bello F., Šmilauer P. & Doležal J. (2011): Community trait response to environment: disentangling species turnover vs intraspecific trait variability effects. - Ecography 34: 856–863.
  • Majeková, M., de Bello, F., Dolezal, J., & Lepš, J. (2014). Plant functional traits as determinants of population stability. Ecology, 95(9), 2369-2374.
  • Lepš, J. (2014). Scale‐and time‐dependent effects of fertilization, mowing and dominant removal on a grassland community during a 15‐year experiment. Journal of Applied Ecology, 51(4), 978-987.

www pages
http://botanika.prf.jcu.cz/suspa/
https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=C3XY2KIAAAAJ&hl=en
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Jan_Leps

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20.05.19

XXV. General Assembly of the Learned Society of the Czech Republic

The ceremonial part of the XXV. General Assembly of the Learned Society, at which the Medals of the Learned Society of the Czech Republic Societas Scientarium Bohemica Ad Laudem et Honorem and the awards of the Learned Society of the Czech Republic in the “Young Scientist” and “Grammar School Student” categories were presented, took place on Monday 20 May 2019 in the Great Hall of the Carolinum.

19.05.19

Bolzano lecture by prof. Kip S. Thorne

American physicist Kip S. Thorne, recipient of the Nobel Prize for 2017 for detection of gravitational waves, visited Prague at the invitation of he Learned Society. He held a series of “Bolzano lectures” and a lecture titled “Creating Gravitational-Wave Astronomy” for the Learned Society on 15 May 2019 in the Blue Auditorium of the Carolinum. The lecture was held with the support of the Karel Janeček Foundation and was received very enthusiastically.

07.05.19

XXV. General Assembly

The Czech Learned Society is holding its XXV. General Assembly on 20 and 21 May 2019. The Learned Society’s awards in the “Young Scientist” and “Grammar School Student” categories, Teaching Awards for pedagogic workers who promote interest in science and research at grammar schools and the Learned Society’s medals for meritorious contributions to the advance of science will be presented during a ceremony on 20 May at the Karolinum. Lectures by renowned scientists will also be presented. The second day will be reserved for the working part of the meeting, in the building of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic.