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Global Change Research Institute, CAS

Mgr. Karolína Bílá, Ph.D.


Position: junior researcher

Branch: Department of Biodiversity Research

Workplace: ÚVGZ AV ČR, v. v. i.V Jirchářích 149/6Praha110 00



Research Focus

Species diversity, Community Ecology, Ecosystem Functioning, Ecosystem Services, Functional Ecology


Post-graduate programme (PhD.) completed at Palacky University in Olomouc (CZ), Faculty of Science, Department of Ecology and Environmental Sciences.

Important research visits and fellowships

2012-2013: Research visit focused on Functional Ecology at Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research (WSL) in Bellinzona (Switzerland).

2008: METIER Graduate Training Course in Ecological Modelling organized by Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ, Leipzig (Germany).

2007: Trainee-ship at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ, Department of Community Ecology in Halle/Saale (Germany).

Brief scientometrics

Křenová Z, Kindlmann P, Shelly JS, Sklenář P, Sivila S, Bílá K and Jaramillo R (2022) Are Temperate Alpine Plants With Distinct Phenology More Vulnerable to Extraordinary Climate Events Than Their Continuously Flowering Relatives in Tropical Mountains? Front. Ecol. Evol. 9:804102. doi: 10.3389/fevo.2021.804102

Ghimire A., Rokaya M. B., Timsina B., Bílá K., Shrestha U. B., Chalise M. K. and Kindlmann P. (2021) Diversity of birds recorded at different altitudes in central Nepal Himalayas. Ecological Indicators 127: 107730.

Bílá K., Kindlmann P. (2019) Is the Šumava National Park changing into a desert? A mini-review. European Journal of Environmental Sciences, 9(2): 72–76.

Bílá K., Křenová Z., Pícha Z., Kindlmann P. (2019) Effect of nature conservation on the socio-economic development of municipalities in the south western border region of the Czech Republic. European Journal of Environmental Sciences, 9(2): 63–71.

Bílá K., Hostýnek J., Kindlmann P. (2018) Comparison of precipitation and temperature regime in the Šumava National Park and in the surrounding foothills. European Journal of Environmental Sciences 8 (2): 131–138.

Bílá K. (2018) Is measuring of temperature fluctuations following bark beetle infestation in differentially managed forests objective? European Journal of Environmental Sciences 8 (2): 124–130

Bílá K., Šipoš J., Kindlmann P., Kuras T. (2016) Consequences for selected high-elevation butterflies and moths from the spread of Pinus mugo into the alpine zone in the High Sudetes Mountains. PeerJ 4:e2094

Finerty G.E., Bello F., Bílá K., Berg M.P., Dias A.T., Pezzatti G.B. and Moretti M. (2016) Exotic or not, leaf trait dissimilarity modulates the effect of dominant species on mixed litter decomposition. J Ecol, 104: 1400-1409. doi:10.1111/1365-2745.12602

Bílá K., Kindlmann P. (2015) Global change effects on insect diversity with examples from butterflies in the High Sudetes. In: Urban O., Klem K. (Eds): Global Change & Ecosystems. Predictions on Terrestrial Ecosystems. Volume 1. 1., p. 163-175.

Bílá K., Moretti M., Dias A.T.C., de Bello F., van Oosten R., Berg M.P. (2014) Disentangling community functional components in a litter-macrodetritivore model system reveals the predominance of the mass ratio hypothesis. Ecology & Evolution 4: 408-416.

Dias A.T.C., Berg M.P., de Bello F., Van Oosten R.A., Bílá K., Moretti M. (2013) An experimental framework to identify community functional components driving ecosystem processes and services delivery. Journal of Ecology 101: 29-37.

Bila K., Kuras T., Sipos J., Kindlmann P. (2013) Lepidopteran species richness of alpine sites in the High Sudetes Mts.: effect of area and isolation. Journal of Insect Conservation 17: 257-267.