For publications of individual lab members, see:

Jan Klečka: Google Scholar or ResearchGate.
Irena Klečková: Google Scholar or ResearchGate.
Asma Akter: ResearchGate.
Paolo Biella: Google Scholar or ResearchGate.
Pavla Dudová: ResearchGate.
Jiří Hadrava: ResearchGate.

Submitted manuscripts and preprints

Klecka J. & Melián C.J.: Different components of disturbance regimes control species richness in metacommunities.

de Santana C.N.*, Klecka J.*, Palamara G.M. & Melián C.J. (2015) Metacommunities in dynamic landscapes. bioRxiv 021220.
(also submitted to a journal)
* equal contribution


Akter A., Biella P. & Klecka J. (2017) Effects of small-scale clustering of flowers on pollinator foraging behaviour and flower visitation rate. PLOS ONE 12: e0187976. (

Martinet, B., Lecocq, T., Brasero, N., Biella, P., Urbanova, K., Valterova, I., Cornalba, M., Gjershaug, J.O., Michez, D. & Rasmont, P. (in press). Following the cold: geographic differentiation between interglacial refugia and speciation in arcto-alpine species complex Bombus monticola (Hymenoptera: Apidae). Systematic Entomology. (link)

Muñoz‐Pajares, A. J., Perfectti, F., Loureiro, J., Abdelaziz, M., Biella, P., Castro, M., Castro, S. & Gómez, J. M. (in press). Niche differences may explain the geographic distribution of cytotypes in Erysimum mediohispanicum. Plant Biology.

Biella, P., Bogliani, G., Cornalba, M., Manino, A., Neumayer, J., Porporato, M., Rasmont, P. & Milanesi, P. (2017). Distribution patterns of the cold adapted bumblebee Bombus alpinus in the Alps and hints of an uphill shift (Insecta: Hymenoptera: Apidae). Journal of Insect Conservation 21: 357–366.

Tropek R., Cizek O., Kadlec T. & Klecka J. (2017) Habitat use of Hipparchia semele (Lepidoptera) in its artificial stronghold: Necessity of the resource-based habitat view in restoration of disturbed sites. Polish Journal of Ecology 65: 385-399.

Pitteloud C., Arrigo N., Suchan T., Mastretta-Yanes A., Vila R., Dincă V., Hernández-Roldán J., Brockmann E., Chittaro Y., Kleckova I., Fumagalli L., Buerki S., Pellissier L., Alvarez N. (2017) Climatic niche evolution is faster in sympatric than allopatric lineages of the butterfly genus Pyrgus. Proceedings of the Royal Society B – Biological Sciences 284: 20170208.

Biella P., Ollerton J., Barcella M., Assini S. (2017) Network analysis of phenological units to detect important species in plant-pollinator communities: can it inform conservation strategies? Community Ecology 18: 1-10. (pdf)

Brasero, N., Martinet, B., Lecocq, T., Lhomme, P., Biella, P., Valterová, I., Urbanova K., Cornalba M., Hines H., & Rasmont, P. (in press) The cephalic labial gland secretions of two socially parasitic bumblebees Bombus hyperboreus (Alpinobombus) and Bombus inexspectatus (Thoracobombus) question their inquiline strategy. Insect Science.


Kleckova I. & Klecka J. (2016) Facing the heat: thermoregulation and behaviour of lowland species of a cold-dwelling butterfly genus Erebia. PLOS ONE 11: e0150393. (pdf)

Konvicka M., Benes J., Cizek O., Kuras T., & Kleckova I. (2016) Has the currently warming climate affected populations of the mountain ringlet butterfly, Erebia epiphron (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae), in low-elevation mountains? European Journal of Entomology 113: 295. (pdf)

Sroka P., Klecka, J., & Boukal, D. S. (2016) Spatial heterogeneity and habitat permanence affect community assembly, structure and phenology of mayflies (Ephemeroptera) in sandpit pools. Zoosymposia 11: 205-218. (pdf)

Volf M., Redmond C., Albert Á.J., Le Bagousse‐Pinguet Y., Biella P., Götzenberger Z., Hrázský Z., Janeček Š., Klimešová J., Lepš J., Šebelíková L., Vlasatá T., de Bello F. (2016) Effects of long- and short-term management on the functional structure of meadows through species turnover and intraspecific trait variability. Oecologia 180: 941-950. (pdf)


Klecka J. (2015) Aquatic insects of a lowland rainforest in Papua New Guinea: assemblage structure in relation to habitat type. Biologia 70: 1621-1630. (pdf)

Kleckova I., Cesanek M., Fric Z. & Pellissier L. (2015) Diversification of the cold-adapted butterfly genus Oeneis related to Holarctic biogeography and climatic niche shifts. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 92: 255-265. (pdf)

Kleckova I., Vrba P. & Konvicka M. (2015) Quantitative evidence for spatial variation in the biennial life cycle of the mountain butterfly Erebia euryale (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae) in the Czech Republic. European Journal of Entomology 112: 114-119. (pdf)

Fronhofer E.A.*, Klecka J.*, Melián C.J. & Altermatt F. (2015) Condition-dependent movement and dispersal in experimental metacommunities. Ecology Letters 18: 954-963. (pdf)
* equal contribution

Altermatt F., Fronhofer E.A., Garnier A., Giometto A., Hammes F., Klecka J., Legrand D., Mächler E, Massie T.M., Pennekamp F., Plebani M., Pontarp M., Schtickzelle N., Thuillier V. & Petchey O. (2015) Big answers from small worlds: a user’s guide for protist microcosms as a model system in ecology and evolution. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 6: 218–231. (pdf) journal cover

Peña C., Witthauer H., Kleckova I., Fric Z., & Wahlberg N. (2015) Adaptive radiations in butterflies: evolutionary history of the genus Erebia (Nymphalidae: Satyrinae). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 116: 49-467. (pdf)

Boukal D. S., Ditrich T., Kutcherov D., Sroka P., Dudová P., & Papáček M. (2015) Analyses of developmental rate isomorphy in ectotherms: introducing the Dirichlet regression. PLOS ONE 10: e0129341.

Biella P. (2015) Bombus (Alpinobombus) alpinus in the Italian Central Alps (Hymenoptera Apidae Bombinae). Il Naturalista Valtellinese. (pdf)

Biella P., Avesani D., Pont A.C., (2015) New records of flower-visiting Muscidae (Diptera) from the Ligurian Apennines of Italy. Studia dipterologica 22: 51-55. (pdf)