Calendar

09.04.2019

Public lecture

Arranged by: Section III, Biological and Medical Sciences  Lecture: Doc. Jan Pokorný: The Neglected Role of Vegetation in Distributing Solar Energy and Shaping Climate

23.04.2019

Meeting

2nd segment: arranged by Section I, Mathematics and Physical Sciences Lecture: Prof. RNDr. Martin Loebl, CSc. (Charles University Faculty of Mathematics and Physics): “Paths”The lecture is to be held on 23 April 2019 from 4:00 pm in rooms 205 and 206 of the Czech Academy of Sciences building, Národní 3, Prague 1.

20. – 21.05.2019

XXV AGM

20. 5 Karolinum – all day, evening: Vila Lanna21. 5. CAS building, all day

Storch David

Prof., Ph.D.
Born June 18, 1970 in Prague

  • Ecology – macroecology, biodiversity, evolutionary ecology, ecological theory
  • Member of Learned Society since 2018

Educational and professional preparation

  • 2013 Professor (ecology,Charles University)
  • 2006 Associate professor in (ecology, Charles University)
  • 1998 PhD in Zoology (Faculty of Science, Charles University)
  • 1993 MSc in Special biology and ecology (Faculty of Science, Charles University)

Employment and academic positions

  • since 1998 Center for Theoretical Study, Charles University (since 2008 director)
  • since 2004 Department of Ecology, Faculty of Sciences, Charles University (professor)
  • external lecturer at Department of Zoology, Biological faculty of the University of South Bohemia
  • 2002-2004 international fellow of the Santa Fe Institute
  • 2002 Royal Society fellow at the Biodiversity and Macroecology Group (led by Kevin Gaston), Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, UK

Membership in selected domestic scientific bodies

  • since 2011 president of the Czech Ecological Society
  • since 2012 member of the committee „Fórum ochrany přírody“
  • since 2012 member of the advisory board of the Nature Conservation Agency of the Czech Republic
  • 2011 member of government expert panel on „Sustainability of functioning of natural resources“
  • 2008-2013 member of the panel „Animal and Plant Ecology“ of the Grant Agency of the Czech Republic
  • member of editorial boards of journals Vesmír and Fórum ochrany přírody

Membership and positions in selected international organizations and societies

  • editor of Ecology Letters
  • editor of Global Ecology and Biogeography
  • since 2014 member of ERC panel LS8 „Evolutionary, population and environmental biology“

Notable awards

  • 2015 Award of the president of the Czech Science foundation for the project „Macroecology beyond species richness: reconciling ecological and evolutionary processes driving spatial variation of diversity“

Selected publications

  • Storch D., Bohdalková E. & Okie J. (2018). The more-individuals hypothesis revisited: the role of community abundance in species richness regulation and the productivity-diversity relationship. Ecology Letters 21: 920-937.
  • Šímová I., Storch D. (2017). The enigma of terrestrial primary productivity: measurements, models, scales and the diversity-productivity relationship. Ecography 40: 239-252.
  • Keil P., Storch D., Jetz W. (2015). On the decline of biodiversity due to area loss. Nature Communications, 6: 8837. DOI:10.1038/ncomms9837.
  • Storch D., Keil P. & Jetz W. (2012). Universal species-area and endemics-area relationships at continental scales. Nature 488: 78-81.
  • Harte J., Smith A.B. & Storch D. (2009): Biodiversity scales from plots to biomes with a universal species-area curve. Ecology Letters, 12: 789-797.
  • Šizling A.L., Storch D., Šizlingová E., Reif J. & Gaston K.J. (2009): Species-abundance distribution results from a spatial analogy of central limit theorem. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the U.S.A., 106: 6691-6695.
  • Storch D., Šizling A.L., Reif J., Polechová J., Šizlingová E. & Gaston K.J. (2008): The quest for a null model for macroecological patterns: geometry of species distributions at multiple spatial scales. Ecology Letters 11: 771-784.
  • Storch D., Evans K. L. & Gaston K. J. (2005): The species-area-energy relationship. Ecology Letters 8: 487-492.
  • Zrzavý J., Burda H., Storch D., Begallová S. & Mihulka S. (2017): Jak se dělá evoluce: Labyrintem evoluční biologie. Dokořán, Praha.
  • Storch D., Marquet P.A.  & Brown J.H. (eds.) (2007): Scaling biodiversity. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.

Web site

Back to the list of articles

News

14.03.19

Invitation to a Learned Society plenary lecture open to the public

The Learned Society warmly invites you to a lecture by Prof. RNDr. Martin Loebl, CSc. (Charles University Faculty of Mathematics and Physics): “Paths”
The lecture is to be held on 23 April 2019 from 4:00 pm in rooms 205 and 206 of the Czech Academy of Sciences building, Národní 3, Prague 1.

10.03.19

Declaration of support for the student climate strikes

Declaration by the below signed members of the Learned Society and other scientists giving their support for the 15 March 2019 student climate strikes
Declaration (PDF, 36 kB)

04.02.19

Invitation to a Learned Society plenary lecture open to the public

The Learned Society warmly invites you to a lecture by PharmDr. Jitka Palich Fučíková (2nd Faculty of Medicine and Motol University Hospital): “Immunotherapy: the Present and Future”. The lecture is to be held on 19 February 2019 from 4.00 pm in Rooms 205 and 206 of the Czech Academy of Sciences building, Národní 3, Prague 1.