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Global Change Research Institute, CAS

prof. RNDr. Pavel Kindlmann, DrSc.


Position: senior researcher, team leader

Branch: Department of Biodiversity Research

Workplace: ÚVGZ AV ČR, v.v.i.Prokišova 356/7České Budějovice370 01


Phone: +420 604 753 397

Research Focus

  • Population and metapopulation dynamics, evolution of life histories, prediction of insect pest outbreaks, landscape connectivity, nature protection, mathematical modelling
  • Model groups:  insect pests and their predators, orchids, large mammals


  • Charles University, Prague,  mathematics – theoretical cybernetics, prom. mat. (~B.Sc.), 1979
  • Charles University, Prague, mathematics – mathematical analysis, RNDr. (~M.Sc.), 1982
  • Inst. of Mathematics and Inst. of Entomology, Prague, appl. math., CSc. (~Ph.D.), 1985
  • Institute of Entomology, České Budějovice, biology – entomology, DrSc., 1997
  • Faculty of Biological Sciences, Univ. South Bohemia, České Budějovice, assoc. prof. of ecology, 1997
  • Faculty of Biological Sciences, Univ. South Bohemia, České Budějovice, prof. of ecology, 2001


  • 1980 – 2001: Biomath. Lab., Inst. Ent., Czech Acad. Sci., Č. Budějovice (part time since 1991)
  • 1986 – 1994: Deputy Head of the Biomath. Lab., Inst. Ent., Czech Acad. Sci., Č. Budějovice
  • 1991 – 1997: Faculty of Biol. Sci., Univ. South Bohemia, Č. Budějovice, lecturer
  • 1997 – 2001: Faculty of Biol. Sci., Univ. South Bohemia, Č. Budějovice, Assoc. Prof. of Ecology
  • 2001 – 2007: Faculty of Biol. Sci., Univ. South Bohemia, Č. Budějovice, Professor of Ecology
  • 1996 – 2000: Vice-Dean, Fac. Biol. Sci., Univ. South Bohemia and Head of Department
  • 2000 – 2001: Vice-Rector of the Univ. South Bohemia and Head of Department
  • 2001 – present: Global Change Research Center, Czech Acad. Sci., Č. Budějovice
  • 2009 – present: Institute for Environmental Studies, Faculty of Science, Charles University, Prague
  • 2016 – Global Change Research Institute CAS


Antonín Frič Prize 2013

Important research visits and fellowships

Only stays longer than 3 months:

  • Invited Professor, Univ. Yamagata, Tsuruoka, Japan, 6 months in total; funded by JSPS
  • Invited Professor, Universite de Rennes 1, France, 22 months in total, funded by Universite de Rennes 1, France, 22 months in total, funded by Universite de Rennes 1
  • BITÖK Bayreuth, Germany, 2001, 3 months, funded by ESF
  • Ecole Nat. Superior Agr. Rennes, France, 12 months, funded by ENSA
  • Invited Professor, Institute National Agronomique Paris Grignon, France, 8 months in total, financed by INAPG
  • University of East Anglia, School of Biological Sciences, Norwich, Great Britain   28 months in total, funded by the British Council, Royal Society, NATO, ESF, Centre for Biodiversity Research
  • Autumn Course on Mathematical Ecology, Trieste, Italy. Lecturer.  4 months in total, funded by ACME.
  • Visiting Assoc. Professor, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, USA, 6 months, funded by UTK.


  • 2001 – present: IUCN – Species Survival Commission – OSG – In Situ Conservation Committee   
  • 1993 – present:  IOBC Working Group “Biological Control of aphids and coccids”
  • 2005 – 2009: Steering Committee, Behavioural Ecology of Insect Parasitoids, European Science Foundation       
  • 2011-present: Society for Conservation Biology, Eur. Section, Policy Committee  

Membership in editorial boards:

  • Acta Oecologica (Associate Editor) – IF2012 = 1.621, 2005 – 2016
  • Journal of Applied Entomology – IF2012 = 1.560, 2004 – present
  • Folia Parasitologica – IF2012 = 2.515, 2003 – 2011
  • Eur. J. Environ. Sci. (Editor-in-chief) – IF under consideration (new journal), 2011 – present

Brief scientometrics

Numbers of publications as of October 10, 2019:

   4        books in English, foreign publisher

   4        books in Czech, Czech publisher

171        papers in impacted journals

Sum of the Times Cited in WoS:                                 3276

Sum of Times Cited in WoS without self-citations:    2790

H-index (WoS):                                                                29

Most important publications (citations are without self-citations):


  • Dixon A.F.G. and Kindlmann P. (2019), Data on aphids indicate that rarity in herbivorous insects may be a consequence of a low rate of potential population growth. Ecological Entomology, doi:10.1111/een.12779 [IF2018 = 2.073]

  • Timsina B, Kindlmann P, Rokaya MB, Vrchotová N, Tříska J, Horník Š, Sýkora J. (2018) Xanthones Content in Swertia multicaulis D. Don from Nepal. Molecules, 3;23(5), pii: E1067. doi: 10.3390/molecules23051067 [IF2018 = 3.060]

  • Kindlmann, P.; Honěk, A. & Martinková, Z. Spreading of alien species and diversity of communities. BioControl, 2017, 62, 397-407. [IF2018 = 2.191, 6 citací]

  • Kindlmann P. (2012): Himalayan Biodiversity in the Changing World. Springer Science+Business Media B.V., Dordrecht. X+226 p.,  hardcover. ISBN 978-94-007-1801-2.

  • Kindlmann P.; Dixon A.F.G.; Michaud J.P. (Eds.) (2010): Aphid Biodiversity under Environmental Change. X+191 p., hardcover. ISBN 978-90-481-8600-6.

  • Berryman A.A., Kindlmann P. (2008): Population systems: A general introduction. Springer, Dordrecht, XVI+224 pp., with CD-ROM, hardcover. ISBN 978-1-4020-6818-8.

  • Kindlmann P., Willems J. H. & Whigham D.F. (2002):  Trends and fluctuations and underlying mechanisms in terrestrial orchid populations. Backhuys, The Netherlands, ix + 254 pp., with 87 figures and 34 tables, hardbound, ISBN 90-5782-123-0.


  • Traxmandlová, I., Ackerman, J. D., Tremblay, R. L., Roberts, D. L., Štípková, Z. and Kindlmann, P. (2017), Determinants of orchid species diversity in world islands. New Phytol., doi:10.1111/nph.14862.  [IF2018 = 7.299, 9 citací]