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Global Change Research Institute, CAS

prof. RNDr. Pavel Kindlmann, DrSc.


Position: senior researcher

Branch: Department of Biodiversity Research

Workplace: –České Budějovice-


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):


  • 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.


Timsina, B.; Munzbergová, Z.; Kindlmann, P.; Bhattarai, B. P.; Shrestha, B.; Raskoti, B. B.; Rokaya, M. B. Associations between Epiphytic Orchids and Their Hosts and Future Perspectives of These in the Context of Global Warming. DIVERSITY-BASEL 2024(16): Article number 252, 2024


Steffelová, M.; Traxmandlová, I.; Štípková, Z.; Kindlmann, P. POLLINATION STRATEGIES OF DECEPTIVE ORCHIDS – A REVIEW. European Journal of Environmental Sciences 2023(13): 110-116, Article number 2, 2023

Švecová, M.; Štípková, Z.; Traxmandlová, I.; Kindlmann, P. DIFFICULTIES IN DETERMINING DISTRIBUTION OF POPULATION SIZES WITHIN DIFFERENT ORCHID METAPOPULATIONS. European Journal of Environmental Sciences 2023(13): 96-109, Article number 2, 2023

        Tsiftsis, S.; Kindlmann, P. Advances in orchid research in East Macedonia (NE Greece) and the importance of current data in furthering our understanding of the orchids’ altitudinal requirements. Journal for Nature Conservation 2023(72): Article number 126346, 2023


        Křenová, Z.; Lustyk, P.; Kindlmann, P.; Vosmíková, A. Forest Disturbances Threatening Cypripedium calceolus Populations Can          Improve Its Habitat Conditions. DIVERSITY-BASEL 15(3): Article number 319, 2023


           Panta, M.; Dhami, B.; Shrestha, B.; Kc, N.; Raut, N.; Timilsina, Y. P.; Chhetri, B. B. K.; Khanal, S.; Adhikari, H.;                   Vařachová, S.; Kindlmann, P. Habitat preference and distribution of Chinese pangolin and people’s attitude to its             conservation in Gorkha District, Nepal. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 2023(11): Article number 1081385,                 2023

  • 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.

  • Štípková Z., Tsiftsis S., Kindlmann P. (2021) How did the agricultural policy during the communist period affect the decline in orchid biodiversity in central and eastern Europe? Global Ecology and Conservation 26: e01498.

  • Štípková Z., Kindlmann P. (2021) Orchid Extinction over the Last 150 Years in the Czech Republic. Diversity 13 (2): 78.

  • Kindlmann, P., Štípková, Z. & Dixon, A.F.G (2020) Aphid colony duration does not limit the abundance of Harmonia axyridis in the mediterranean area. Sci Rep 10, 21085.

  • Štípková Z.,Tsiftsis S. and Kindlmann P. (2020)  Pollination Mechanisms are Driving Orchid Distribution in Space. Scientific Reports. DOI: 10.1038/s41598-020-57871-5

  • Kindlmann, P., Dixon, A.F. and Štípková, Z. (2020), Assumed effects of invasive intraguild predators and how to avoid the snowball effect of unsupported expectations. Ecol Entomol.

  • Shrestha, B., Kindlmann, P. Implications of landscape genetics and connectivity of snow leopard in the Nepalese Himalayas for its conservation. Sci Rep 10, 19853 (2020).

  • Trnka, M., Balek, J., Možný, M., Cienciala, E., Čermák, P., Semerádová, D., Jurečka, F., Hlavinka, P., Štěpánek, P., Farda, A., Skalák, P., Beranová, J., Chuchma, F., Zahradníček, P., Janouš, D., Žalud, Z., Dubrovský, M., Kindlmann, P., Křenová, Z., Fischer, M., Hruška, J., Brázdil, R. (2020) Observed and expected changes in wildfire-conducive weather and fire events in peri-urbanzones and key nature reserves of the Czech Republic. Climate Research 82(2020): 33-54.Křenová Z, Brabec J, Rössler S, Kindlmann P (2019) Can we learn from the ecology of the Bohemian gentian and save another closely related species of Gentianella? PLoS ONE 14(12): e0226487.

  • Křenová Z, Brabec J, Rössler S, Kindlmann P (2019) Can we learn from the ecology of the Bohemian gentian and save another closely related species of Gentianella? PLoS ONE 14(12): e0226487.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Kindlmann P., Křenová Z. (2016) Protect Czech park from development. Nature 531: 448-448.

  • Jersáková J., Johnson S.D., Kindlmann P. (2006) Mechanisms and evolution of deceptive pollination in orchids. Biol. Reviews 8: 219-235.

  • Stadler B, Dixon A.F.G., Kindlmann P. (2002) Relative fitness of aphids: effects of plant quality and ants. Ecology Letters 5: 216-222.

  • Dixon A.F.G., Kindlmann P., Lepš J., Holman J. (1987) Why there are so few species of aphids, especially in the tropics. Am. Nat. 129: 580-592.

  • Kindlmann P., Burel F. (2008) Connectivity measures: a review. Landscape Ecol. 23: 879-890.

  • Dixon A.F.G., Horth S., Kindlmann P. (1993) Migration in insects-cost and Strategies. J. Anim. Ecol. 62: 182-190.