HR Excellence in Science

RNDr. Petr Macek, Ph.D.

Position Project manager
Department of Aquatic Microbial Ecology (AME)
Institute of Hydrobiology

Contact details +420 38 777 5889


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Research topics

  • plant (functional) ecology
  • plants and global changes
  • wetland plant ecology and ecophysiology
  • plant interactions
  • ecophysiology of plants at extreme environments
  • statistical analyses and mathematical models


  • PhD degree (Faculty of Science, University of South Bohemia); The role of clonal plants in wetlands. (awarded 2009)
  • RNDr. (Rerum Naturalium Doctor) degree in Botany, University of South Bohemia (awarded 2004)

Other qualification

  • Gun license (A, B, C, D, E)
  • Certificate of competence yachtmaster (C – Yachtmaster coastal)
  • Diving license (PADI - Open water)

Professional experience

  • 2020 – Institute of Hydrobiology, Biology Centre of Czech Academy of Sciences, České Budějovice (part time)
  • 2014 – 2020: Centre for Polar Ecology, Faculty of Science, University of South Bohemia, České Budějovice, research fellow
  • 2010 – 2013: LINCGlobal, International Laboratory on Global Change; Estación Experimental de Zonas Áridas, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Almería, Spain, postdoctoral position (JAE POSTDOC 2009 Fellowship, CSIC)
  • 2008 – 2010: Institute of Botany, AS CR, Třeboň, research fellow (part-time)
  • 2004 – 2010: Faculty of Biological Sciences, University of South Bohemia, České Budějovice, research fellow
  • 2001 – 2003: University of California, Davis – postgraduate research position: Linking ecosystem processes and community structure along salinity and nutrient gradients in tropical marshes; Belize, Central America. Project manager at research station based in Orange Walk, Belize

Honors / Awards

  • 2017 – Spojení funkčních vlastností tří úrovní organismů jako indikátory ekosystémových funkcí v Arktidě
  • Linking functional traits of three organism levels as driving mechanisms of ecosystem functions in the Arctic. Czech Science Foundation (GACR 17-20839S; 3 years; PI: Macek)
  • 2012 – Junta de Andalucia (IAC11-II-11035) Estancia de Excelencia (Macek)
  • 2011 – CSIC-ASCR bilateral project (2010CZ0028) How climate changes in precipitation pattern affect soil processes and plant animal interactions (Pugnaire, Macek, Klimesova, Mudrák)
  • 2010 – JAE post-doc 2009 Fellowship (CSIC, Spain)
  • 2009 – Dean's award for excellent scientific results during Ph.D. studies
  • 2009 – Journal of Vegetation Science Editors' Award (for outstanding paper published by the journal)
  • 2007 – Grant Agency of Czech Academy of Science, GAAV (IAA601110702) Comparative ecology of tropical and temperate plants in the equatorial páramo (Sklenář, Kučerová, Macek; 3 years).
  • 2006 – Student Grant Agency (SGA 2006–18) Nutrient fluxes in tropical wetlands: from mollusks to tree islands. (Macek)

List of publications before 2020

Total found: 10 records
Barrio I.C., Ehrich D., Soininen E.M., Ravolainen V.T., Bueno C.G., Gilg O. ....., Macek P. (2022) Developing common protocols to measure tundra herbivory across spatial scales Arctic Science 8: 638–679.
DOI: 10.1139/as-2020-0020
Pires de Paula C., Macek P., Bárta J., Borovec J., Svobodová I., Holá E., Lepš J., Sirová D. (2022) Parasitic trophic mode of plant host affects the extent of colonization, but does not induce systematic shifts in the composition of foliar endophytic assemblages in temperate meadow ecosystems. Functional Ecology 36: 1177–1190.
DOI: 10.1111/1365-2435.13992
Rixen C., Høye T.T., Macek P., Aerts R., Alatalo J.M., Anderson J.T. ..... (2022) Winters are changing: snow effects on Arctic and alpine tundra ecosystems. Arctic Science 8: 572–608.
DOI: 10.1139/as-2020-0058
Valencia E., Galland T., Carmona C., Goberna M., Götzenberger L., Lepš J., Verdú M., Macek P., de Bello F. (2022) The functional structure of plant communities drives soil functioning via changes in soil abiotic properties. Ecology 103: article number: e3833.
DOI: 10.1002/ecy.3833
Jílková V., Devetter M., Bryndová M., Hájek T., Kotas P., Luláková P., Meador T.B., Navrátilová , Saccone P., Macek P. (2021) Carbon sequestration related to soil physical and chemical properties in the high Arctic Global Biogeochemical Cycles 35: Article number e2020GB006877.
DOI: 10.1029/2020GB006877
Soininen E.M., Barrio I.C., Bjørkås R., Björnsdóttir K., Ehrich D., Hopping K.A., Kaarlejärvi E., Kolstad A.L., Abdulmanova S., Björk R.G., Bueno C.G., Eischeid I., Finger‑Higgens R., Forbey J.S., Gignac C., Gilg O., den Herder M., Holm H.S., Hwang B.C., Jepsen J.U., Kamenova S., Kater I., Koltz A.M., Kristensen J.A., Little C.J., Macek P., Mathisen K.M., Metcalfe D.B., Mosbacher J.B., Mörsdorf M., Park T., Propster J.R., Roberts A.J., Serrano E., Spiegel M.P., Tamayo M., Tuomi M., Verma M., Vuorinen K.E.M., Väisänen M., van der Wal R., Wilcots M.E., Yoccoz N.G., Speed J.D.M. (2021) Location of studies and evidence of effects of herbivory on Arctic vegetation: a systematic map. Environmental Evidence 10: 25.
DOI: 10.1186/s13750-021-00240-0
Tuomi M., Väisänen M., Ylänne H., Brearley F.Q., Barrio I.C., Bråthen K.A., Eischeid I., Forbes B.C., Jónsdóttir I.S., Kolstad A.L., Macek P., Bon M.P., Speed J.D.M., Stark S., Svavarsdóttir K., Thórsson J., Bueno C.G. (2021) Stomping in silence: Conceptualizing trampling effects on soils in polar tundra. Functional Ecology 35: 306–317.
DOI: 10.1111/1365-2435.13719
Estruch C., Macek P., Armas C., Pistón N., Pugnaire F. (2020) Species identity improves soil respiration predictions in a semiarid scrubland Geoderma 363: Article number 114153.
DOI: 10.1016/j.geoderma.2019.114153
Pugnaire F., Pistón N., Macek P., Schöb Ch., Estruch C. (2020) Warming enhances growth but does not affect plant interactions in an alpine cushion species. Perspectives in Plant Ecology Evolution and Systematics 44: Article number 125530.
DOI: 10.1016/j.ppees.2020.125530
Šantrůček J., Schreiber L., Macková J., Vráblová M., Květoň J., Macek P., Neuwirthová J. (2019) Partitioning of mesophyll conductance for CO2 into intercellular and cellular components using carbon isotope composition of cuticles from opposite leaf sides Photosynthesis Research 141: 33-51.
DOI: 10.1007/s11120-019-00628-7


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