Mgr. Milan Janda, Ph.D.

Job Position: Research Scientist - Laboratory of Ecology and Evolution of Social Insects

Contact details

Phone: 420387775334


Research lines:

Ecology, evolution and diversity of ants
Phylogenetics, phylogeography, population genetics 
Biogeography of South Pacific and Melanesia
Biodiversity surveys



National Laboratory for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, UNAM, Mexico

Ants of New Guinea

Curriculum vitae

Professional Career

Head, Laboratory of Molecular Ecology and Biodiversity, National Laboratory for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, ENES, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico.

Researcher CONACyT, National Laboratory for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (LANASE), ENES, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, (2016- present).

University of Guanajuato, Department of Biology, Guanajuato, Mexico, (professor 2015-2016).

Marie Curie Fellow, Harvard University, Dept. Organismal and Evolutionary Biology, MA, USA, (2010-2013).

Fulbright Fellow, Harvard University, Museum of Comparative Zoology, MA, USA, (2009-2010).

New Guinea Binatang Research Center, Madang, Papua New Guinea, (affiliated researcher 2002- present).

Faculty of Science, University of South Bohemia, Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic, (researcher 2005-2011).

Teaching Systematics and phylogenetics
The National Autonomous University of Mexico

The National Autonomous University of Mexico

Total found: 38 records
Chomicki G., Janda M., Renner S. (2017) The assembly of ant-farmed gardens: mutualism specialization following host broadening. Proceedings of the Royal Society B - Biological Sciences 284 : article number 20161759.
DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2016.1759
Economo, E. P., Janda M., Guneard, B., Sarnat, E. (2017) Assembling a species-area curve through colonization, speciation, and human-mediated introduction. Journal of Biogeography 44 : 1088–1097.
DOI: 10.1111/jbi.12884
Gibb H., et al., Fayle T. M., et al., Janda M., et al., Klimeš P., et al., Moses J., et al., Parr C. L. (2017) A global database of ant species abundances. Ecology 98 : 883-884.
DOI: 10.1002/ecy.1682
Sharma P., Oberski J.T., Santiago M.A., Kriebel R., Lipps S., Buenavente P., Diesmos A., Janda M., Boyer S., Clouse R. M., Wheeler W. C. (2017) There is no evidence that Podoctidae carry eggs of their own species: Reply to Machado and Wolff (2017). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution in press.
DOI: 10.1016/j.ympev.2017.03.026
Sharma P., Santiago, M., Kriebel R., Lipps S., Buenavente P., Diesmos A., Janda M., Boyer S., Clouse R. M., Wheeler W. C. (2017) A multilocus phylogeny of Podoctidae (Arachnida, Opiliones, Laniatores) and parametric shape analysis reveal the disutility of subfamilial nomenclature in armored harvestman systematics. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 106 : 164-173.
DOI: 10.1016/j.ympev.2016.09.019
Chomicki G., Janda M., Renner S. (2016) The assembly of ant-farmed gardens: mutualism specialization via host broadening. Proceedings Royal Society B 284 : 20161759.
DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2016.1759
Clouse R. M., Blanchard B., Gibson R., Wheeler W. C., Janda M. (2016) Taxonomic updates for some confusing Micronesian species of Camponotus (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Formicinae). Myrmecological News 23 : 139-152.
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.164974
Janda M., Matos Maravi P. F., Borovanská M., Zima J., Youngerman E., Pierce N. (2016) Phylogeny and population genetic structure of ant genus Acropyga (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in Papua New Guinea. Invertebrate Systematics 30 (1) : 28-40.
Larabee F., Matos Maravi P. F., Janda M., Fisher B., Schmidt C., Suarez A. (2016) Molecular phylogenetics and diversification of trap-jaw ants in the genera Anochetus and Odontomachus (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 103 : 143-154.
DOI: 10.1016/j.ympev.2016.07.024
Zima J., Lebrasseur O., Borovanská M., Janda M. (2016) Identification of microsatellite markers for a worldwide distibuted, highly invasive ant species Tapinoma melanocephalum (Hymenoptera: Formicidiae). European Journal of Entomology 113 : 409-414.
DOI: 10.14411/eje.2016.053
Clouse R., Janda M., Blanchard B., Sharma P., Hoffmann B., Andersen A., Czekanski-Moir J., Krushelnycky P., Rabeling C., Wilson E., Economo E., Sarnat E., General D., Wheeler W. (2015) Molecular phylogeny of Indo-Pacific carpenter ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae, Camponotus) reveals waves of dispersal and colonization from diverse source areas. Cladistics 31 : 424–437.
DOI: 10.1111/cla.12099
Economo E., Sarnat E., Janda M., Clouse R., Klimov P., Fischer G., Blanchard B., Ramirez L., Andersen A., Berman M., Guénard B., Lucky A., Rabeling C., Wilson E., Knowles L. (2015) Breaking out of biogeographic modules: range expansion and taxon cycles in the hyperdiverse ant genus Pheidole. Journal of Biogeography 42 : 2289-2301.
DOI: 10.1111/jbi.12592
Latumahina F., Musyafa , Borovanská M., Sumardi , Susetya Putra N., Janda M. (2015) Ants of Ambon Island – diversity survey and checklist. Zookeys 472 : 43–57.
DOI: 10.3897/zookeys.472.8441
Klimeš P., Templer P., Janda M. (2014) Trophic ecology of canopy ant communities in a primary and secondary rainforest. The 51st Anniversary Meeting for ATBC in Cairns, Australia.
Klimeš P., Fayle T. M., Janda M., Weiblen G., Novotný V. (2012) Tajemství druhové bohatosti arboreálních tropických mravenců: proč žije více druhů v primárních než sekundárních lesích? In: Bryja J., Albrechtová J., Tkadlec E. (eds.) Zoologické dny Olomouc 2012. Sborník abstraktů z konference 9.-10. února 2012, p 92-93
Klimeš P., Idigel C., Rimandai M., Fayle T. M., Janda M., Weiblen G., Novotný V. (2012) Why are there more arboreal ant species in primary than in secondary tropical forests? Journal of Animal Ecology 81 : 1103-1112.
DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2656.2012.02002.x
Smith M., Bertrand C., Crosby K., Eveleigh E., Fernandez-Triana J., Fisher B., Gibbs J., Hajibabaei M., Hallwachs W., Hind K., Hrček J., Huang D., Janda M., Janzen D., Li Y., Miller S., Packer L., Quicke D., Ratnasingham S., Rodrigu (2012) Wolbachia and DNA barcoding Insects: Patterns, potential, and problems. PloS ONE 7 : e36514.
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0036514
Janda M., Konečná M. (2011) Canopy assemblages of ants in a New Guinea rainforest. Journal of Tropical Ecology 2010 : 83-91.
Klimeš P., Janda M., Ibalim S., Kua J., Novotný V. (2011) Experimental suppression of ants foraging on rainforest vegetation in New Guinea: testing methods for a whole-forest manipulation of insect communities Ecological Entomology 36 : 94–103.
DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2311.2010.01250.x
Machač A., Janda M., Dunn R., Sanders N. (2011) Elevational gradients in phylogenetic structure of ant assemblages reveal the interplay of biotic and abiotic constraints on diversity. Ecography 2010 : 364-371.

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