Laboratory of Integrative Ecology
Our group is studying the structure and dynamics of complex communities of interacting species, especially plants and flower-visiting insects. More information about our reaserch can be found here: https://janklecka.wordpress.com/
Current research projects
Networks of plants, pollinators, and thieves: from individual-level interactions to community-level coevolutionary trends
Czech Science Foundation (2017-2019)
In this project, we aim to gain novel insights into the emergence of the structure of networks of plants, pollinators, and thieves from coevolutionary processes driven by individual- and species-level traits. To this end, are combining detailed field observations with phylogenetic and network analyses.
Species traits and optimal foraging as drivers of the structure of plant-pollinator networks
Czech Science Foundation (2014-2016)
Plant-pollinator networks describe interspecific interactions affecting stability of entire communities. However, we have only limited understanding of factors determining which pollinators visit which plants. This project combines detailed field research, analysis of published data and mathematical modelling to describe and predict the structure of plant-pollinator networks.