Martin Kopecký

 

Email: ma.kopecky@gmail.com

Phone: +420 271 015 245

I am fascinated by the nature changing in time and space. Through research, I am trying to uncover patterns of plant community changes and the processes that have caused them.

 

Education

2015   Ph.D. in Botany, Charles University in Prague

                 thesis: Vegetation changes in Czech lowland forests over the past decades

2006   M.Sc. in Biology, Charles University in Prague

                 thesis: Vegetation of secondary woodlands in the Doupovské hills: historical insight

 

Publications

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Macek, M., Wild, J., Kopecký, M., Červenka, J., Svoboda, M., Zenáhlíková, J., Brůna, J., Mosandl, R. & Fischer, A. (2017) Life and death of Picea abies after bark-beetle outbreak: ecological processes driving seedling recruitment. Ecological Applications, 27, 156–167.

Vild, O., Hédl, R., Kopecký, M., Szabó, P., Suchánková, S. & Zouhar, V. (2017) The paradox of long-term ungulate impact: increase of plant species richness in a temperate forest. Applied Vegetation Science, 20, 282–292.

Verheyen, K., De Frenne, P., Baeten, L., Waller, D.M., Hédl, R., Perring, M.P., Blondeel, H., Brunet, J., Chudomelová, M., Decocq, G., De Lombaerde, E., Depauw, L., Dirnböck, T., Durak, T., Eriksson, O., Gilliam, F.S., Heinken, T., Heinrichs, S., Hermy, M., Jaroszewicz, B., Jenkins, M.A., Johnson, S.E., Kirby, K.J., Kopecký, M., Landuyt, D., Lenoir, J., Li, D., Macek, M., Maes, S.L., Máliš, F., Mitchell, F.J.G., Naaf, T., Peterken, G., Petřík, P., Reczyńska, K., Rogers, D.A., Schei, F.Hø., Schmidt, W., Standovár, T., Świerkosz, K., Ujházy, K., Van Calster, H., Vellend, M., Vild, O., Woods, K., Wulf, M. & Bernhardt-Römermann, M. (2017) Combining Biodiversity Resurveys across Regions to Advance Global Change Research. BioScience, 67, 73–83.

Kapfer, J., Hédl, R., Jurasinski, G., Kopecký, M., Schei, F.H. & Grytnes, J.-A. (2017) Resurveying historical vegetation data – opportunities and challenges. Applied Vegetation Science, 20, 164–171.

Angel, R., Conrad, R., Dvorsky, M., Kopecky, M., Kotilínek, M., Hiiesalu, I., Schweingruber, F. & Doležal, J. (2016) The Root-Associated Microbial Community of the World’s Highest Growing Vascular Plants. Microbial Ecology, 72, 394–406.

de Bello, F., Fibich, P., Zelený, D., Kopecký, M., Mudrák, O., Chytrý, M., Pyšek, P., Wild, J., Michalcová, D., Sádlo, J., Šmilauer, P., Lepš, J. & Pärtel, M. (2016) Measuring size and composition of species pools: a comparison of dark diversity estimates. Ecology and Evolution, 6, 4088–4101.

Dolezal, J., Dvorsky, M., Kopecky, M., Liancourt, P., Hiiesalu, I., Macek, M., Altman, J., Chlumska, Z., Rehakova, K., Capkova, K., Borovec, J., Mudrak, O., Wild, J. & Schweingruber, F. (2016) Vegetation dynamics at the upper elevational limit of vascular plants in Himalaya. Scientific Reports, 6, 24881.

Dvorský, M., Chlumská, Z., Altman, J., Čapková, K., Řeháková, K., Macek, M., Kopecký, M., Liancourt, P. & Doležal, J. (2016) Gardening in the zone of death: an experimental assessment of the absolute elevation limit of vascular plants. Scientific Reports, 6, 24440.

Máliš, F., Kopecký, M., Petřík, P., Vladovič, J., Merganič, J. & Vida, T. (2016) Life stage, not climate change, explains observed tree range shifts. Global Change Biology, 22, 1904–1914.

Dolezal, J., Leheckova, E., Sohar, K., Dvorsky, M., Kopecky, M., Chlumska, Z., Wild, J. & Altman, J. (2016) Annual and intra-annual growth dynamics of Myricaria elegans shrubs in arid Himalaya. Trees, 30, 761–773.

Kopecký, M. & Macek, M. (2015) Vegetation resurvey is robust to plot location uncertainty. Diversity and Distributions 21: 322–330.

Fischer, A., Fischer, H.S., Kopecký, M., Macek, M. & Wild, J. (2015) Small changes in species composition despite stand-replacing bark beetle outbreak in Picea abies mountain forests. Canadian Journal of Forest Research, 45, 1164–1171.

Bernhardt-Römermann, M., Baeten, L., Craven, D., De Frenne, P., Hédl, R., Lenoir, J., Bert, D., Brunet, J., Chudomelová, M., Decocq, G., Dierschke, H., Dirnböck, T., Dörfler, I., Heinken, T., Hermy, M., Hommel, P., Jaroszewicz, B., Keczyński, A., Kelly, D.L., Kirby, K.J., Kopecký, M., Macek, M., Máliš, F., Mirtl, M., Mitchell, F.J.G., Naaf, T., Newman, M., Peterken, G., Petřík, P., Schmidt, W., Standovár, T., Tóth, Z., Calster, H. Van, Verstraeten, G., Vladovič, J., Vild, O., Wulf, M. & Verheyen, K. (2015) Drivers of temporal changes in temperate forest plant diversity vary across spatial scales. Global Change Biology, 21, 3726–3737.

Dvorský, M., Altman, J., Kopecký, M., Chlumská, Z., Řeháková, K., Janatková, K. & Doležal, J. (2015) Vascular plants at extreme elevations in eastern Ladakh, northwest Himalayas. Plant Ecology & Diversity, 8, 571–584.

Adámek, M., Bobek, P., Hadincová, V., Wild, J. & Kopecký, M. (2015) Forest fires within a temperate landscape: A decadal and millennial perspective from a sandstone region in Central Europe. Forest Ecology and Management 336: 81–90.

Černý, T., Kopecký, M., Petřík, P., Song, J.S., Šrůtek, M., Valachovič, M., Altman, J. & Doležal, J. (2015) Classification of Korean forests: Patterns along geographic and environmental gradients. Applied Vegetation Science 18: 5–22.

Wild, J., Kopecký, M., Svoboda, M., Zenáhlíková, J., Edwards-Jonášová, M. & Herben, T. (2014) Spatial patterns with memory: tree regeneration after stand-replacing disturbance in Picea abies mountain forests. Journal of Vegetation Science 25: 1327–1340.

Kopecký M., Hédl R. & Szabó P. (2013) Non-random extinctions dominate plant community changes in abandoned coppices. Journal of Applied Ecology 50: 79-87.

Vild, O., Roleček, J., Hédl, R., Kopecký, M. & Utinek, D. (2013) Experimental restoration of coppice-with-standards: Response of understorey vegetation from the conservation perspective. Forest Ecology and Management 310: 234–241.

Altman J., Hédl R., Szabó P., Mazůrek P., Riedl V., Müllerová J., Kopecký M. & Doležal J. (2013) Tree-rings mirror management legacy: dramatic response of standard oaks to past coppicing in Central Europe. PLoS ONE 8: e55770.

Janatková, K., Reháková, K., Doležal, J., Simek, M., Chlumská, Z., Dvorský, M. & Kopecký, M. (2013) Community structure of soil phototrophs along environmental gradients in arid Himalaya. Environmental Microbiology 15: 2505–16.

Dvorský M., Doležal J., Kopecký M., Chlumská Z., Janatková K., Altman J., de Bello F. &  Řeháková K. (2013) Testing the stress-gradient hypothesis at the roof of the world: effects of the cushion plant Thylacospermum caespitosum on species assemblages. PLoS ONE 8: e53514.

Doležal J., Altman J., Kopecký M., Černý T., Janeček Š., Bartoš M., Petřík P., Šrůtek M., Lepš, J. Song, J-S. (2012) Plant diversity changes during the postglacial in East Asia: insights from forest refugia on Halla Volcano, Jeju Island. PLoS ONE 7: e33065.

Walker D.A., Epstein H.E., Raynolds M.K., Kuss P., Kopecký M., Frost G.V., Daniëls F.J.A., Leibman M.O., Moskalenko N.G., Matyshak G.V., Khitun O.V., Khomutov A.V., Forbes B.C., Bhatt U.S., Kade A.N., Vonlanthen C.M., Tichý L. (2012) Environment, vegetation and greenness (NDVI) along the North America and Eurasia Arctic transects. Environmental Research Letters 7: 015504.

Kopecký M. & Čížková Š. (2010) Using topographic wetness index in vegetation ecology: does the algorithm matter? Applied Vegetation Science 13: 450-459.

Hédl R., Kopecký M. & Komárek J. (2010) Half a century of succession in a temperate oakwood: from species-rich community to mesic forest. Diversity and Distributions 16: 267–276.

Kuneš P., Abraham V., Kovářík O., Kopecký M. & PALYCZ contributors (2009) Czech Quaternary Palynological Database – PALYCZ: review and basic statistics of the data. Preslia 81: 209–238.

Kopecký M. & Vojta J. (2009) Land use legacies in post-agricultural forests in the Doupovské Mountains, Czech Republic. Applied Vegetation Science 12: 251–260.