David Boukal

David Boukal

Born 9. 7. 1971

Scientist

Soil & Water Research Infrastructure

  • Branišovská 1760, 370 05 České Budějovice
  • Czech Republic

Areas of expertise: Freshwater insects: trophic interactions, life histories, communities, conservation. Methods and activities: laboratory experiments (functional responses; life histories; metabolic rates; phenotypic plasticity); field experiments (community assembly). Mathematical models and data analyses: life history evolution, population dynamics, consequences of human impacts (fisheries-induced evolution; climate change). Methods and activities: systems of ODEs, numerical simulations (C, R, Mathematica), modern regression tools (R).

Education

  • 2014 – present named head of Dept of Ecosystem Biology, Faculty of Science, USB / part-time: head of Laboratory of Aquatic Insects and Relict Ecosystems, Institute of Entomology, Biology Centre CAS
  • 2012 – 2013 Researcher/Lecturer, Dept of Ecosystem Biology, Faculty of Science, USB / part time: Laboratory of Theoretical Ecology, Institute of Entomology, Biology Centre CAS
  • 2012 named Associate professor (docent) in ecology, Faculty of Science, USB
  • 2002 – 2011 Researcher, Dept of Theoretical Biology, Institute of Entomology, Biology Centre CAS / part-time: Dept of Ecosystem Biology, Faculty of Science, USB
  • 1996 – 2002 External studies in photography (MgA.), Institute of Creative Photography, Faculty of Philosophy and Science, Silesian University in Opava (CZ)
  • 1994 – 2002 PhD studies in applied mathematics (external after 1997), FNSPE CTU, Prague
  • 1997–2002 Junior researcher, Dept of Theoretical Biology, Institute of Entomology CAS / part-time: Dept of Biology, Faculty of Science, University of South Bohemia (USB), Č. Budějovice
  • 1995 – 1997 Civil service, Gymnázium Jírovcova, Č. Budějovice (18 months)
  • 1989 – 1994 MSc studies in applied mathematics (Ing.), Faculty of Nuclear Sciences and Physical Engineering, Czech Technical University (FNSPE CTU), Prague

Teaching Interests

  • Animal ecology
  • Evolutionary ecology
  • Modelling for ecologists in R - Faculty of Science USB
  • STUDENT SUPERVISION (TOTALS / COMPLETED) Bachelor degree: 13/13, Master degree: 17/13 (2 as co-supervisor), PhD degree 8/1 (4 as co-supervisor) - Faculty of Science USB; Faculty of Agriculture USB; Faculty of Education USB; FNSPE CTU Praha; Faculty of Science, Charles University, Praha (all CZ).

Scientific activities

List of 10 most important publications with the highest IF:
  • C. Jørgensen, K. Enberg, E.S. Dunlop, R. Arlinghaus, D.S. Boukal, K. Brander, B. Ernande, A. Gårdmark, F. Johnston, S. Matsumura, H. Pardoe, K. Raab, A. Silva, A. Vainikka, U. Dieckmann, M. Heino, A.D. Rijnsdorp (2007). Managing evolving fish stocks. Science 318: 1247-1248. IF2007 = 26.372
  • A.T. Laugen, G.H. Engelhard, R. Whitlock, R. Arlinghaus, D.J. Dankel, E.S. Dunlop, A.M. Eikeset, K. Enberg, C. Jørgensen, S. Matsumura, S. Nusslé, D. Urbach, L. Baulier, D.S. Boukal, B. Ernande, F.D. Johnston, F. Mollet, H. Pardoe, N.O. Therkildsen, S. Uusi-Heikkilä, A. Vainikka, M. Heino, A.D. Rijnsdorp, U. Dieckmann (2014). Evolutionary impact assessment: Accounting for evolutionary consequences of fishing in an ecosystem approach to fisheries management. Fish and Fisheries 15: 65-96. IF2014 = 8.258
  • A. Sentis, J. Morisson, D.S. Boukal (2015). Thermal acclimation modulates the impacts of temperature and enrichment on trophic interaction strengths and population dynamics. Global Change Biology 21: 3290–3298. IF2014 = 8.044
  • J. Klecka, D.S. Boukal (2013). Foraging and vulnerability traits modify predator-prey body mass allometry: freshwater macroinvertebrates as a case study. Journal of Animal Ecology 82: 1031-1041. IF2013 = 4.726
  • L. Berec, D.S. Boukal, M. Berec (2001). Linking the Allee effect, sexual reproduction, and temperature-dependent sex determination via spatial dynamics. American Naturalist 157: 217-230. IF2001 = 4.317
  • M. Heino, L. Baulier, D.S. Boukal, E.S. Dunlop, S. Eliassen, K. Enberg, C. Jørgensen, Ø. Varpe (2008). Evolution of growth in Gulf of St Lawrence cod? Proceedings of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences 275: 1111-1112. IF2008 = 4.248
  • D.S. Boukal, L. Berec, V. Křivan (2008). Does sex-biased predation stabilize or destabilize predator-prey dynamics? PLoS ONE 3: e2687. IF2009 = 4.351
  • J. Klecka, D.S. Boukal (2012). Who eats whom in a pool? A comparative study of prey selectivity by predatory aquatic insects. PLoS ONE 7: e37741. IF2012 = 3.730
  • A.M. de Roos, D.S. Boukal, L. Persson (2006). Evolutionary regime shifts in age and size at maturation of exploited fish stocks. Proceedings of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences 273: 1873-1880. IF2006 = 3.612
  • D.S. Boukal, T. Ditrich, D. Kutcherov, P. Sroka, P. Dudová, M. Papáček (2015). Analyses of developmental rate isomorphy in ectotherms: introducing the Dirichlet regression. PLoS ONE 10: e0129341. IF2014 = 3.234

Awards

2006 Young Investigator Award, best presentation, 6th Mote international Symposium in Fisheries Ecology, Sarasota, Florida, USA

List of 5 most important publications from the years 2010-2016 with IF and number of citations (WoS, without autocitations) which correspond to SoWa research:
  • A. Sentis, J. Morisson, D.S. Boukal (2015). Thermal acclimation modulates the impacts of temperature and enrichment on trophic interaction strengths and population dynamics. Global Change Biology 21: 3290–3298. IF2014 = 8.044, 0 cites
  • J. Klecka, D.S. Boukal (2013). Foraging and vulnerability traits modify predator-prey body mass allometry: freshwater macroinvertebrates as a case study. Journal of Animal Ecology 82: 1031-1041. IF2013 = 4.726, 11 cites
  • M. Vašek, M. Prchalová, J. Peterka, H.A.M. Ketelaars, A. Wagenvoort, M. Čech, V. Draštík, M. Říha, T. Jůza, M. Kratochvíl, T. Mrkvička, P. Blabolil, D.S. Boukal, J. Duras, J. Kubečka (2013). The utility of predatory fish in biomanipulation of deep reservoirs. Ecological Engineering 52: 104-111. IF2013 = 3.041, 9 cites
  • K. Enberg, C. Jørgensen, E.S. Dunlop, Ø. Varpe, D.S. Boukal, L. Baulier, S. Eliassen, M. Heino (2012). Fishing-induced evolution of growth: concepts, mechanisms, and the empirical evidence. Marine Ecology – An Evolutionary Perspective 33: 1–25. IF2012 = 2.561, 54 cites
  • D.S. Boukal (2014). Trait- and size-based descriptions of trophic links in freshwater food webs: current status and perspectives. Journal of Limnology 73(s1): 171-185. IF2014 = 1.178, 8 cites
List of most important grants in the years 2010-2016 which correspond to SoWa research:
  • 2016–2018 [Ecological interactions in aquatic and terrestrial habitats: implications for community and ecosystem functioning], graduate student team project of Grant Agency of the University of South Bohemia (GAJU 158/2016/P), PI
  • 2014–2016 Impact of predation risk and habitat complexity on the dynamics of macroinvertebrate community assembly in freshwater, Grant Agency of the Czech Republic (14-29857S), PI
  • 2013–2015 Evaluating the impacts of biotic interactions and abiotic stressors on populations and communities, graduate student team project of Grant Agency of the University of South Bohemia (GAJU 145/2013/P), PI
  • 2010–2013 How plastic are freshwater insects? Measuring growth, phenotypic plasticity and evolution in selected taxa, Grant Agency of the Czech Republic (P505/10/0096), PI
  • 2010–2012 [From individuals to populations: study of interactions and population dynamics in selected groups of plants and animals], graduate student team project of Grant Agency of the University of South Bohemia (GAJU 145/2010/P), PI

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24/02/2017

Optimal gillnet sampling design for the estimation of fish community indicators in heterogeneous freshwater ecosystems

Monitoring of biota in heterogeneous ecosystems requires sampling in different habitats and across environmental gradients. The resulting...

15/08/2015

Predicting asp and pikeperch recruitment in a riverine reservoir

Fish recruitment in riverine reservoirs is not fully understood because the long-term data series required for standard stock–recruitment models...

20/01/2013

The utility of predatory fish in biomanipulation of deep reservoirs

Piscivorous fish may drive trophic cascades and maintain good water quality in lakes and reservoirs. Biomanipulation by stocking piscivores has been...