The Institute of Entomology is a scientific institution of basic and applied research in areas, in which insects are either in focus of attention (insect pests, species useful for environment monitoring etc.) or serve as suitable models for the solution of general biological problems.

The Institute is located in the town of Ceské Budejovice, about 160 km south of Prague, the capital of the Czech Repuplic.

The more than ninety Institute's researchers and PhD students conduct research in a variety of fields, ranging from molecular biology to ecology.

The Institute publishes the European Journal of Entomology (EJE).

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Novotny Vojtech

22. 5. 2015

ERC grant

The European Research Council has awarded EUR 3.35 million “advanced” grant to Vojtech Novotny’s team at the Institute of Entomology, Biology Centre of...

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Growth in the use of whole-ecosystem manipulations in tropical forests.

17. 4. 2015

Whole-ecosystem experiments help us to understand tropical forests

Publication in TRENDS in Ecology & Evolution reviews the current range of whole-ecosystem manipulations and document their unique challenges ...

A small Pheidole worker (left) and a large Polyrhachis worker (right).

7. 2. 2015

Picking on someone your own size: ant competition in epiphytic ferns is based on body size

Publication in Ecology Letters explains why similar-sized ant species do not occur in epiphytic ferns, while those with different body size co-exist peacefully...

A tritrophic chain represented by the willow and the aphid (Pterocomma sp.)

26. 1. 2015

Food webs in motion

Multi-trophic metacommunities and nonrandom dispersal predict a nonlinear decay of similarity of food webs across space

Large epithelial mosaic GFP-labeled clone wts-/- at the base of Drosophila wing.

6. 1. 2015

Tumor rates in Drosophila melanogaster are regulated by extracellular adenosine

Publication in Purinergic Signaling demonstrates that mutations in genes involved in adenosine signaling change the frequency of tumor clones in Drosophila...


Žurovec M., Sidorov R., Kučerová L. (2014)

Adenosine is a paracrine homeostatic signal affecting growth of wts tumor clones.

55th Annual Drosophila Research Conference, Town & Country Resort & Conference Center, San Diego, CA, March 26-30, 2014. Platform Presentation #4, THURSDAY, MARCH 27, 5:15PM 2014, 28

Biella P., Groppali R. (2014)

Campylomorphus homalisinus (Elateridae): a new species for Lombardy (Italy), with notes on its ecology, distribution and biogeography.

Biodiversity Data Journal 2, e1075

Priyadarshi A., Gakkhar S. (2013)

Dynamics of Leslie-Gower type generalist predator in a tri-trophic food web system

Communications on Nonlinear Science and Numerical Simulation 18, 3202-3218


Biology Centre CAS, v. v. i.
Institute of Entomology
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370 05 Ceske Budejovice
Czech Republic

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Cotton bollworm (Helicoverpa armigera)

Cotton bollworm (Helicoverpa armigera)