Mgr. Adam Konečný, Ph.D.

Assistant professor, Vertebrate Research Group

Office: bldg. D32/309
Kamenice 753/5
625 00 Brno

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Curriculum vitae

Name, first names, scientific degrees
  • Konečný, Adam, Ph.D.
  • Department of Botany and Zoology Faculty of Science Masaryk University Brno Faculty address: Kotlářská 267/2, 611 37 Brno Czech Republic Office address: Kamenice 753/5, 625 00 Brno Czech Republic
Function, current position
  • Assistant Professor in Vertebrate Research Group
Education and academic qualifications
  • 2009: Ph.D. in Zoology, PhD thesis: Consequences of Anthropogenic Changes on Rodent Communities and Populations: Study Cases on Native and Introduced Species in Eastern Senegal. Université Montpellier 2 (Montpellier, France) and Faculty of Sciences (Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic) 2005: MSc in Zoology, MSc thesis: Litter Sex Ratio Variation in Natural Populations of Common Vole (Microtus arvalis). Faculty of Sciences, Masaryk University Brno
Professional experience
  • since 2013: Department of Botany and Zoology, Faculty of Sciences, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic; Assistant Professor in Vertebrate Research Group 2010 - 2013: Department of Biodiversity and Molecular Ecology, Fondazione Edmund Mach, San Michele all'Adige, Italy; Post-doc researcher 2008 - 2010: Institute of Vertebrate Biology, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Brno; Research assistant
Teaching activities
  • Courses of Molecular Ecology, Evolution of Vertebrates, Comparative Morphology of Vertebrates, Czech Vertebrate Fauna Workshops of Data Analysis in Population Genetics, Bayesian Modelling of Population History, Social Network Data Analysis Supervising Ph.D. (1), Master (3) and Bachelor (6) students
Research activities
  • Participation in Research Projects: 2015 - 2017: Evolution of Rodents and their Parasites in Open Habitats of Eastern Africa 2010 – 2013: Rodent Communities in a Changing Environment: Implications for Human Health in the Alps (PI of the FP7 European project) 2010: Comparative Phylogeography of Zambezian Region in Southeastern Africa Using Small Mammals as Model. 2005 – 2008: The Diversity and the Ecology of Vertebrates of the West Africa. Czech Science Foundation 2002 – 2004: Sex Ratio in Voles – Can Mothers Manipulate Sex of Their Offspring? Czech Science Foundation Professional Experience: Training and professional experience received in the Czech Republic, France, Italy and UK in sampling small mammals (rodents, shrews, bats) both in Europe and Africa (through a range of habitats and countries); laboratory experience (DNA analyses at various levels and screening of rodent helminths); and a range of statistical data analyses in population genetics (various classic and Bayesian methods including Approximate Bayesian Computation), population and community ecology, host-parasite interactions and social networks of animals. Research Interest: - Population history of European and African small mammals (phylogeography, invasion genetics and speciation; inferring population history through Bayesian modelling based on genetic data) - Interactions between rodents and their gut helminths and ectoparasites - Distribution and dynamics of rodent-borne viruses (LCMV, hantaviruses) - Social network analyses revealing small mammal social structure, behaviour and parasite/pathogen dynamics - How global environmental changes affect wild small terrestrial mammal populations and communities
Professional stays abroad
  • 2013 (6 months): postdoctoral research stay at School of Biosciences, Cardiff University, Cardiff, Wales, UK 2010 - 2013 (2.5 years): postdoctoral researcher at Department of Biodiversity and Molecular Ecology, Research and Innovation Centre, Fondazione E. Mach, San Michele all'Adige (TN), Italy; PI of a postdoctoral EU project (FP7) 2005 - 2008 (3 x 6 months): Ph.D. study and research activities in Centre de Biologie et de Gestion des Populations, UMR, Montferrier sur Lez, France
Major publications
  • TAERUM, Stephen J., Adam KONEČNÝ, Z. Wilhelm DE BEER, David CIBRIÁN-TOVAR a Michael J. WINGFIELD. Population genetics and symbiont assemblages support opposing invasion scenarios for the red turpentine beetle (Dendroctonus valens). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society. 2016, roč. 118, č. 3, s. 486-502. ISSN 0024-4066. Dostupné z: URL info
  • JANOUŠEK, Josef, Michael J. WINGFIELD, José G. MARMOLEJO MONSIVAIS, Libor JANKOVSKÝ, Christian STAUFFER, Adam KONEČNÝ a Irene BARNES. Genetic Analyses Suggest Separate Introductions of the Pine Pathogen Lecanosticta acicola Into Europe. Phytopathology. 2016, roč. 106, č. 11, s. 1413-1425. ISSN 0031-949X. Dostupné z: info
  • DALECKY, Ambroise, Khalilou BÂ, Sylvain PIRY, Cédric LIPPENS, Christophe A. DIAGNE, Mamadou KANE, Aliou SOW, Mamoudou DIALLO, Youssoupha NIANG, Adam KONEČNÝ, Nathalie SARR, Emmanuelle ARTIGE, Nathalie CHARBONNEL, Laurent GRANJON, Jean-Marc DUPLANTIER a Carine BROUAT. Range expansion of the invasive house mouse Mus musculus domesticus in Senegal, West Africa: a synthesis of trapping data over three decades, 1983–2014. Mammal Review. 2015, roč. 45, č. 3, s. 176-190. ISSN 0305-1838. Dostupné z: URL info
  • JÁNOVÁ, Eva, Marta HEROLDOVÁ, Adam KONEČNÝ a Josef BRYJA. Traditional and diversified crops in South Moravia (Czech Republic): Habitat preferences of common vole and mice species. Mammalian Biology. Jena: German Society of Mammalogy, 2011, roč. 76/2011, č. 1, s. 570-576. ISSN 1616-5047. Dostupné z: info


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