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Mgr. Jiří Reif, Ph.D.

Bird community structure and population dynamics, macroecology, tropical ecology, speciation and biogeography of birds, conservation biology.

  • Phone: +420 607 225 735 (cell phone), +420 221 951 896 (office) .
  • Emailjirireif(at)natur.cuni.cz
  • Room: domeček - půdní vestavba
  • Consultations: Please contact me by email or by phone to arrange a meeting.

 

Projects:

Explanations of interspecific variability in bird population trends: from description of general patterns towards detection of major driving forces (Grant Agency of Czech Academy of Sciences, 2009-2011, nomination for the Czech Academy of Sciences Award for excellent project results)

Mechanisms of invasive alien plants' impact on bird communities: lessons from selected tree species introduced into the Czech Republic (Grant Agency of the Czech Republic, 2014-2016)

 

Student info

 

Selected publications:

2013

Albrecht T., Kleven O., Kreisinger J., Laskemoen T., Omotoriogun T.C., Ottosson U., Reif J., Sedláček O., Hořák D., Robertson R.J. and Lifjeld J.T. (2013): Sperm competition in tropical versus temperate zone birds. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 208: 20122434.

Reif J. (2013): Long-term trends in bird populations: a review of patterns and potential drivers in North America and Europe. Acta Ornithologica 48: 1-16.

Reif J., Marhoul P. and Koptík J. (2013): Bird communities in habitats along a successional gradient: Divergent patterns of species richness, specialization and threat. Basic and Applied Ecology 14: 423-431.

Reif J., Prylová K., Šizling A.L., Vermouzek Z., Šťastný K. and Bejček V. (2013): Changes in bird community composition in the Czech Republic from 1982 to 2004: increasing biotic homogenization, impacts of warming climate, but no trend in species richness. Journal of Ornithology 154: 359-370.

Reif J., Storch D. and Zárybnický J. (2013): How relevant are estimates of national bird population sizes in the Czech Republic? Comparison between atlas data and estimates based on point counts not adjusted for unequal species detectability. Sylvia 49: 49-66.

Vokurková J., Petrusková T., Reifová R., Kozman A., Mořkovský L., Kipper S., Weiss M., Reif J., Dolata P.T. and Petrusek A. (2013): The causes and evolutionary consequences of mixed singing in two hybridizing songbird species (Luscinia spp.). PLoS ONE 8: e60172.

 

2012

Devictor V., van Swaay C., Brereton T., Brotons L., Chamberlain D., Heliola J., Herrando S., Julliard R., Kuussaari M., Lindström A., Reif J., Roy D.B., Schweiger O., Settele J., Stefanescu C., van Strien A., van Turnhout C., Vermouzek Z., WallisDeVries M., Wynhoff I. and Jiguet F. (2012): Differences in the climatic debts of birds and butterflies at a continental scale. Nature Climate Change 2: 121-124.

Devictor V., van Swaay C., Brereton T., Brotons L., Chamberlain D., Heliola J., Herrando S., Julliard R., Kuussaari M., Lindström A., Reif J., Roy D.B., Schweiger O., Settele J., Stefanescu C., van Strien A., van Turnhout C., Vermouzek Z., WallisDeVries M., Wynhoff I. and Jiguet F. (2012): Uncertainty in thermal tolerances and climatic debt - replay. Nature Climate Change 2: 638-639.

Janeček Š., Reigert J., Sedláček O., Bartoš M., Hořák D., Reif J., Padyšáková E., Fainová D., Antczak M., Pešata M., Mikeš V., Patáčková E., Altman J., Kantorová J., Hrázský Z., Brom J. and Doležal J. (2012): Food selection by avian floral visitors: an important aspect of plant-flower visitor interactions in West Africa. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 107: 355-367.

Le Viol I., Jiguet F., Brotons L., Herrando S., Lindström A., Pearce-Higgins J.W., Reif J., Van Turnhout C. and Devictor V. (2012): More and more generalists: two decades of changes in European avifauna. Biology Letters 8: 780-782.

Reif J. and Flousek J. (2012): The role of species' ecological traits in climatically driven altitudinal range shifts of central European birds. Oikos 121: 1053-1060.

 

2011

Koleček J. and Reif J. (2011): Differences between the predictors of abundance, trend and distribution as three measures of avian population change. Acta Ornithologica 46: 143-153.

Reif J., Böhning-Gaese K., Flade M., Schwarz J. and Schwager M. (2011): Bird population trends across iron curtain: brain matters. Biological Conservation 144: 2524-2533.

Reif J., Marhoul P., Čížek O. and Konvička M. (2011): Abandoned military training sites are an overlooked refuge for at-risk open habitat bird species. Biodiversity and Conservation 20: 3645-3662.

Reifová R., Kverek P. and Reif J. (2011): The first record of a female hybrid between the Common Nightingale (Luscinia megarhynchos) and the Thrush Nightingale (Luscinia luscinia) in nature. Journal of Ornithology 152: 1063-1068.

Reifová R., Reif J., Antczak M. and Nachman M.W. (2011): Ecological character displacement in the face gene flow: evidence from two species of nightingales. BMC Evolutionary Biology 11: 138.

Riegert J., Fainová D., Antczak M., Sedláček O., Hořák D., Reif J. and Pešata M. (2011): Food niche differenciation in two syntopic sunbird species: a case study from the Cameroon Mountains. Journal of Ornithology 152: 819-825.

Šizling A.L., Kunin W.E., Šizlingová E., Reif J. and Storch D. (2011): Between geometry and biology: the problem of universality and the species-area relationship. American Naturalist 178: 602-611.


2010

Hořák D., Sedláček O., Reif J., Riegert J. and Pešata M. (2010): When savannah encroaches on the forest: thresholds in bird-habitat associations in the Bamenda Highlands, Cameroon. African Journal of Ecology 48: 822-827.

Koleček J., Paclík M., Weidinger K. and Reif J. (2010): Abundance and species richness of birds in two lowland riverine forests in Central Moravia - possibilities for analysis of point-count data. Sylvia 46: 71-85.

Koleček J., Reif J., Šťastný K. and Bejček V. (2010): Changes in bird distribution in a Central-European country between 1985-1989 and 2001-2003. Journal of Ornithology 151: 923-932.

Procházka P., Reif J., Hořák D., Klvaňa P., Lee R.W. and Yohannes E. (2010): Using stable isotopes to trace resource acquisition and trophic position in four Afrotropical birds with different dietary requirements. Ostrich 81: 273-275.

Reif J., Jiguet F. and Šťastný K. (2010): Habitat specialisation of birds in the Czech Republic: comparison of objective measures with expert opinion. Bird Study 52: 197-212.

Reif J. and Marhoul P. (2010): Birds in abandoned military training sites in the Czech Republic: species composition and conservation value. Sylvia 46: 87-105.

Reif J., Šťastný K. and Bejček V. (2010): Contrasting effects of climatic and habitat changes on birds with northern range limits in central Europe as revealed by an analysis of breeding distribution in the Czech Republic. Acta Ornithologica 45: 83-90.

Reif J., Telenský T., Šťastný K., Bejček V. and Klvaňa P. (2010): Relationships between winter temperature and breeding bird abundance on community level: importance of interspecific differences in diet. Folia Zoologica 59: 313-322.

Reif J., Vermouzek Z., Voříšek P., Šťastný K., Bejček V. and Flousek J. (2010): Population changes in Czech passerines are predicted by their life-history and ecological traits. Ibis 152: 610-621.

Storchová R., Reif J. and Nachman M.W. (2010): Female heterogamety and speciation: reduced introgression of the Z chromosome between two species of nightingales. Evolution 64: 456-471.

 

2009

Reif J., Šťastný K., Telenský T. and Bejček V. (2009): Population changes of common birds in the Czech Republic: comparison of atlas mapping with annual monitoring data. Sylvia 45: 137–150.

Šizling A.L., Šizlingová E., Storch D., Reif J. and Gaston K.J. (2009): Rarity, commonness, and the contribution of individual species to species richness patterns. American Naturalist 174: 82–92.

Šizling A.L., Storch D., Reif J. and Gaston K.J. (2009): Invariance in species-abundance distributions. Theoretical Ecology 2: 89–103.

Šizling A.L., Storch D., Šizlingová E., Reif J. and Gaston K.J. (2009): Species abundance distribution results from a spatial analogy of central limit theorem. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 106: 6691–6695.

Voříšek P., Klvaňová A., Brinke T., Cepák J., Flousek J., Hora J., Reif J., Šťastný K. and Vermouzek Z. (2009): State of the birds of the Czech Republic 2009. Sylvia 45: 1–38.

 

2008

Kverek P., Storchová R., Reif J. and Nachman M. W. (2008): Ocurrence of a hybrid between the Common Nightingale (Luscinia megarhynchos) and the Thrush Nightingale (Luscinia luscinia) in the Czech Republic confirmed by genetic analysis. Sylvia 44: 17–26.

Reif J., Storch D. and Šímová I. (2008): Scale-dependent habitat gradients structure bird assemblages: a case study from the Czech Republic. Acta Ornithologica 43: 197–206.

Reif J., Storch D., Voříšek P., Šťastný K. and Bejček V. (2008): Bird-habitat associations predict population trends in central European forest and farmland birds. Biodiversity and Conservation 17: 3307–3319.

Reif J., Voříšek P., Šťastný K., Bejček V. and Petr J. (2008): Agricultural intensification and farmland birds: new insights from a central European country. Ibis 150: 569–605.

Reif J., Voříšek P., Šťastný K., Koschová M. and Bejček V. (2008): The impact of climate change on long-term population trends of birds in a central European country. Animal Conservation 11: 412–421.

Storch D., Šizling A.L., Reif J., Polechová J., Šizlingová E. and Gaston K.J. (2008): The quest for a null model for macroecological patterns: geometry of species distributions at multiple spatial scales. Ecology Letters 11: 771–784.

Voříšek P., Reif J., Šťastný K. and Bejček V. (2008): How effective can be the national law in protecting birds? A case study from the Czech Republic. Folia Zoologica 57: 221–230.

 

2007

Gregory R.D., Voříšek P., Van Strien A., Gmelig Meyling A.W., Jiguet F., Fornasari L., Reif J., Chyralecki P. and Burfield I.J. (2007): Population trends of widespread woodland birds in Europe. Ibis 149: 78–97.

Janeček Š., Hrázský Z., Bartoš M., Brom J., Reif J., Hořák D., Bystřická D., Riegert J., Sedláček O. and Pešata M. (2007): Importance of big pollinators for the reproduction of two Hypericum species in Cameroon, West Africa. African Journal of Ecology 45: 607–613.

Reif J. (2007): Factors affecting local bird species richness patterns in the Czech Republic: an analysis of the Breedig Bird Monitoring Programme data. Sylvia 43: 31–43.

Reif J., Sedláček O., Hořák D., Riegert J., Pešata M., Hrázský Z. and Janeček Š. (2007): Habitat preferences of birds in a montane forest mosaic in the Bamenda Highlands, Cameroon. Ostrich 78: 31–36.

Reif J., Voříšek P., Šťastný K., Bejček V. and Petr J. (2007): Population increase of forest birds in the Czech Republic between 1982 and 2003. Bird Study 54: 248–255.

 

2006

Reif J., Hořák D., Sedláček O., Riegert J., Pešata M., Hrázský Z., Janeček Š. and Storch D. (2006): Unusual abundance-range size relationship in an Afromontane bird community: the effect of geographical isolation? Journal of Biogeography 33: 1959–1968.

Reif J., Voříšek P., Šťastný K. and Bejček V. (2006): Population trends of birds in the Czech Republic during 1982-2005. Sylvia 42: 22–37.

Sedláček O., Hořák D., Riegert J., Reif J. and Horáček I. (2006): Comments on Welwitsch´s mouse-eared bat (Myotis welwitschii) with the first record from Cameroon. Mammalian Biology 71: 120–123.

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