Veronika Jílková

Veronika Jílková

Born 8. 8. 1986

Scientist

Soil & Water Research Infrastructure

  • Biology Centre CAS
  • Na Sádkách 7, 370 05 České Budějovice
  • Czech Republic

Areas of expertise: Soil chemistry – quantification of organic matter (loss of ignition), humic acids, soil fractionation, total, water-soluble and hot-water-soluble C and N, stable isotopes of C and N, total and available P, basic cations, ammonia and nitrate, carbon dioxide and methane flux Soil microbiology – basal and substrate-induced (SIR) soil respiration, microbial biomass (fumigation-extraction), ergosterol, phospholipid fatty acids (PLFA), catalyzed reporter deposition–fluorescence in situ hybridization (CARD-FISH), ectomycorrhizal morphotype determination, DNA isolation and amplification Instruments – UV/VIS spectrophotometer, atomic absorption spectrophotometer (AAS), liquid C and N analyzer (TOC/TN), gas chromatograph, liquid chromatograph (HPLC-UV), Kjeldahl analyzer, infrared gas analyzer (LI-COR)

Education and Academic Positions

  • 2015 – present Institute of Soil Biology, Czech Academy of Sciences, České Budějovice, Czech Republic, Focus: soil chemistry and microbiology, organic matter dynamics Funding: Czech Academy of Sciences (Programme of Perspective Human Resources Support)
  • 2011 – 2015 PhD., Programme STARS, Environmental Sciences, Institute for Environmental Studies, Faculty of Science, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic
  • 2007 – 2015 Institute of Soil Biology, Czech Academy of Sciences, České Budějovice, Czech Republic, Focus: soil zoology, chemistry and microbiology
  • 2008 – 2011 M.Sc., Ecology of Animals, Faculty of Science, University of South Bohemia, Czech Republic
  • 2005 – 2008 B.Sc., Biology, Faculty of Science, University of South Bohemia, Czech Republic

Scientific Activities

List of 10 most important publications with the highest IF
  • Frouz J, Jílková V (2008) The effect of ants on soil properties and processes (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Myrmecol News 11: 191-199. IF 2.386
  • Jílková V, Matějíček L, Frouz J (2011) Changes in the pH and other soil chemical parameters in soil surrounding wood ant (Formica polyctena) nests. Eur J Soil Biol 47: 72-76. IF 1.951
  • Chlumský J, Koutecký P, Jílková V, Štech M (2013) Roles of species-preferential seed dispersal by ants and endozoochory in Melampyrum (Orobanchaceae). J Plant Ecol 6: 232-239. IF 1.769
  • Frouz J, Jílková V, Cajthaml T, Pižl V, et al. (2013) Soil biota in post-mining sites along a climatic gradient in the USA: Simple communities in shortgrass prairie recover faster than complex communities in tallgrass prairie and forest. Soil Biol Biochem 67: 212-225. IF 4.152
  • Jílková V, Frouz J (2014) Contribution of ant and microbial respiration to CO2 emission from wood ant (Formica polyctena) nests. Eur J Soil Biol 60: 44-48. IF 1.951
  • Jílková V, Picek T, Frouz J (2015) Seasonal changes in methane and carbon dioxide flux in wood ant (Formica aquilonia) nests and the surrounding forest soil. Pedobiologia 58: 7-12. IF 1.535
  • Jílková V, Cajthaml T, Frouz J (2015) Respiration in wood ant (Formica aquilonia) nests as affected by altitudinal and seasonal changes in temperature. Soil Biol Biochem 86: 50-57. IF 4.152
  • Jílková V, Frouz J, Mudrák O, Vohník M (2015) Effects of nutrient-rich substrate and ectomycorrhizal symbiosis on spruce seedling biomass in abandoned nests of the wood ant (Formica polyctena): a laboratory experiment. Geoderma 259-260: 56-61. IF 2.855
  • Jílková V, Frouz J, Cajthaml T, Bonkowski M (2015) The role of bacteria and protists in nitrogen turnover in ant nest and forest floor material: a laboratory experiment. Eur J Soil Biol 69: 66-73. IF 1.951
  • Frouz J, Toyota A, Mudrák O, Jílková V, Filipová A, Cajthaml T (2016) Effects of soil substrate quality, microbial diversity and community composition on the plant community during primary succession. Soil Biol Biochem 99: 75-84. IF 4.152

Awards

  • Programme STARS (Supporting Talented PhD Research Students) at the Faculty of Science, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic (2011)
  • Dean’s Prize for Ph.D. thesis (2015)
  • First prize for poster (Jílková V, Frouz J: Changes in soil chemistry in the surroundings of wood ant (Formica polyctena) nests), SymBioSE, Basel, Switzerland (2011)
  • H-index: 5
  • Number of publications: 12
  • Sum of Times Cited without self-citations: 65
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:
  • Jílková V, Matějíček L, Frouz J (2011) Changes in the pH and other soil chemical parameters in soil surrounding wood ant (Formica polyctena) nests. Eur J Soil Biol 47: 72-76. IF 1.951, 4 citations
  • Frouz J, Jílková V, Cajthaml T, Pižl V, et al. (2013) Soil biota in post-mining sites along a climatic gradient in the USA: Simple communities in shortgrass prairie recover faster than complex communities in tallgrass prairie and forest. Soil Biol Biochem 67: 212-225. IF 4.152, 4 citations
  • Jílková V, Frouz J (2014) Contribution of ant and microbial respiration to CO2 emission from wood ant (Formica polyctena) nests. Eur J Soil Biol 60: 44-48. IF 1.951, 5 citations
  • Jílková V, Cajthaml T, Frouz J (2015) Respiration in wood ant (Formica aquilonia) nests as affected by altitudinal and seasonal changes in temperature. Soil Biol Biochem 86: 50-57. IF 4.152, 1 citation
  • Jílková V, Frouz J, Mudrák O, Vohník M (2015) Effects of nutrient-rich substrate and ectomycorrhizal symbiosis on spruce seedling biomass in abandoned nests of the wood ant (Formica polyctena): a laboratory experiment. Geoderma 259-260: 56-61. IF 2.855, 1 citation
List of most important grants in the years 2010-2016 which correspond to SoWa research:
  • GA JU 164/2010/P (co-author, Grant Agency of the University of South Bohemia, 2010, 4000 EUR (100,000 CZK)) Dispersal possibilities and adaptations for myrmecochory in the genus Melampyrum.
  • GA UK No. 574213 (first author, Grant Agency of the Charles University in Prague, 2013-2014, 15,000 EUR (413,000 CZK)) Budget of greenhouse gases in wood ant (Formica s. str.) nests and its dependence on environmental characteristics.

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07/01/2019

Microbial communities in local and transplanted soils along a latitudinal gradient

A field transplantation experiment was used in this study to investigate the effects of substrate and climatic conditions on basal soil...

19/10/2018

No difference in ectomycorrhizal morphotype composition between abandoned and inhabited nests of wood ants (Formica polyctena) in a central European spruce forest

Coniferous forest soils are limited in nitrogen and phosphorus which hinders tree growth. However, trees can alleviate this limitation by symbiotic...

13/08/2018

Půdní DESATERO pro velké i malé hospodáře

Půda je základem našeho životního prostředí. Je nezbytná nejen pro člověka, rostlinstvo a půdní živočichy, ale také v krajině...

21/05/2018

Diversity Day 2018 Photogallery

Ohlédnutí za netradičním biologickým happeningem v trávě na zahradě Biologického centra AV ČR, na Sádkách: Objektivem Tomáše...