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Global Change Research Institute, CAS

Mgr. Zuzana Štípková, Ph.D.


Position: doktorand

Branch: Department of Biodiversity Research

Workplace: –České Budějovice-


Phone: +420 736 731 008

Research Focus

orchid ecology, population dynamics


2014 – now Doctoral degree, Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Science, Charles University in Prague, Albertov 6, 128 43, Praha 2

2013 Master´s degree, Botany, Faculty of Science, University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice, Branišovská 31, 37005, České Budějovice

2011 Bachelor´s degree, Biology, Faculty of Science, University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice, Branišovská 31, 37005, České Budějovice


1.1.2016 – now Global Change Research Institute CAS

2013 – 31.12.2015 Global Change Research Centre AS CR

Brief scientometrics


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

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, Tsiftsis S, Kindlmann P. (2021) Distribution of Orchids with Different Rooting Systems in the Czech Republic. Plants 10(4):632.

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.G. and Štípková Z. (2020) Assumed effects of invasive intraguild predators and how to avoid the snowball effect of unsupported expectations. Ecol Entomol.

Kindlmann P., Štípková Z., Dixon A.F.G. (2020) Generation time ratio, rather than voracity, determines population dynamics of insect – natural enemy systems, contrary to classical Lotka-Volterra models. European Journal of Environmental Sciences, 10 (2): 133–140.

Tsiftsis S., Štípková Z., Kindlmann P. (2018) Role of way of life, latitude, elevation and climate on the richness and distribution of orchid species. Biodiversity and Conservation 28(1):75-96. DOI: 10.1007/s10531-018-1637-4

Shefferson R.P., Kull T. , Hutchings M.J., Selosse M., Jacquemyn H., Kellett K.M., Menges E.S., Primack R.B., Tuomi J., Alahuhta K., Hurskainen S., Alexander H.M., Anderson D.S., Brys R., Brzosko E., Dostálik S., Gregg K., Ipser Z., Jäkäläniemi A., Jersáková J., Dean Kettle W., McCormick M.K., Mendoza A., Miller M.T., Moen A., Øien D., Püttsepp Ü., Roy M., Sather N., Sletvold N., Štípková Z., Tali K., Warren R.J. and Whigham D.F. (2018) Drivers of vegetative dormancy across herbaceous perennial plant species. Ecol Lett, 21: 724-733. doi:10.1111/ele.12940

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

Štípková Z., Kindlmann P. (2015) Extent and reasons for meadows in South Bohemia becoming unsuitable for orchids. European Journal of Environmental Sciences, 5 (2): 142-147.

Trávníček P., Jersáková J., Kubátová B., Krejčíková J., Bateman R.M., Lučanová M., Krajníková E., Těšitelová T., Štípková Z., Amardeilh J.-P., Brzosko E., Jermakowicz E., Cabanne O., Durka W., Efimov P., Hedrén M., Hermosilla C.E., Kreutz K., Kull T., Kadri T., Marchand O., Rey M., Schiestl F.P., Čurn V., Suda J. (2012) Minority cytotypes in European populations of the Gymnadenia conopsea complex (Orchidaceae) greatly increase intraspecific and intrapopulation diversity. Annals of Botany, 110: 977-986.


Štípková Z., Romportl D. and Kindlmann P. (2020) Which Environmental Factors Drive Distribution of Orchids? A Case Study from South Bohemia, Czech Republic. In book: Orchids Phytochemistry, Biology and Horticulture (pp.1-33). 10.1007/978-3-030-11257-8_27-1

Kindlmann P. and Štípková Z. (2019) Does Harmonia axyridis (Coccinellidae) suppress native ladybirds? IOBC-WPRS Bulletin 145: 59-61.

Štípková Z. and Kindlmann, P. (2019) Structure and dynamics of aphidophagous guilds and aphids in a country on the margin of Harmonia axyridis distribution. IOBC-WPRS Bulletin 145: 69-70.

Štípková Z., Kosánová K., Dušan Romportl, Kindlmann P. (2018) Determinants of Orchid Occurrence: A Czech Example. In: Şen B. (ed.) Selected Studies in Biodiversity, IntechOpen, 133-155.