Vojtěch Jarošík Award for 2022
The papers’ first authors (two thirds of whom were women this year) were affiliated to four universities. Four papers came from Charles University, three from Masaryk University, three from the University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice, and one from the Czech University of Life Sciences Prague. As usual, the results were often published under the joint affiliation of a university and one of the institutes of the Czech Academy of Sciences – in this year's competition, this was the case for almost half of the papers.
Although there were fewer papers submitted, the reviewers (representatives of the Czech Society for Ecology and the Department of Ecology, Faculty of Science, Charles University) still had a difficult task: to choose which three papers they felt stood out from the crowd. The fact that nine of the eleven publications were shortlisted by at least one of the reviewers, and that the order of the top three was not decided until the very end of the review process, indicates that most of the publications were of a high standard.
The winning paper of the Vojtěch Jarošík Award for 2022 is the bryological study by Matěj Man from the Department of Botany of the Faculty of Science, Charles University, and the Institute of Botany of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic "Can high-resolution topography and forest canopy structure substitute microclimate measurements? Bryophytes say no.” published in the journal Science of the Total Environment.
Two other publications share second to third place. The first is another bryologically-oriented study by Patrícia Singhfrom the Institute of Botany and Zoology of Masaryk University in Brno "Can Sphagnum removal reverse the undesired succession of rich fens under different alkalinity and fertility levels?" from the journal Ecological Applications. The second is the paper by Pavel Karel Bystřický from the Department of Ecology, Faculty of Science, Charles University, which focused on small benthic crustaceans and was published under the title "Distribution patterns at different spatial scales reveal reproductive isolation and frequent syntopy among divergent lineages of an amphipod species complex in the Western Carpathian streams" in the journal Limnology and Oceanography.
The authors of these three best-rated papers will be invited to present their results at the next conference of the Czech Society for Ecology.
For the tenth “anniversary” round of Vojtěch Jarošík Award, it will be possible to nominate high-quality first-author papers of students and recent graduates published in their final form in 2023 until the end of April 2024.
Vojtěch Jarošík Award for 2022: Best-ranking papers
1. Man M., Wild J., Macek M., Kopecký M. (2022): Can high-resolution topography and forest canopy structure substitute microclimate measurements? Bryophytes say no. Science of the Total Environment 821: 153377. doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2022.153377
2. – 3 Singh P., Hájková P., Jiroušek M., Lizoňová Z., Peterka T., Plesková Z., Šímová A., Šmerdová E., Štechová T., Hájek M. (2022): Can Sphagnum removal reverse the undesired succession of rich fens under different alkalinity and fertility levels? Ecological Applications 32: e2691. doi: 10.1002/eap.2691
2. – 3 Bystřický P.K., Rutová T., Brož V., Gajdošová M., Juračka P.J., Copilaş-Ciocianu D., Petrusek A. (2022): Distribution patterns at different spatial scales reveal reproductive isolation and frequent syntopy among divergent lineages of an amphipod species complex in the Western Carpathian streams. Limnology and Oceanography 67: 2796–2808. doi: 10.1002/lno.12239
Other submitted publications (in alphabetical order):
Akmal S., Yonvitner, Jerikho R., Yulianda F., Wardiatno Y., Novák J., Kalous L., Slavík O., Patoka J. (2022): Culture, trade and establishment of Polypterus senegalus in Indonesia with first record of wild populations. Aquaculture Environment Interactions 14: 127–133. doi: 10.3354/aei00433
Bartoň D., Brabec M., Sajdlová Z., Souza A.T., Duras J., Kortan D., Blabolil P., Vejřík L., Kubečka J., Šmejkal M. (2022): Hydropeaking causes spatial shifts in a reproducing rheophilic fish. Science of the Total Environment 806: 150649. doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2021.150649
Dvořáková L., Kuczynski L., Rivas-Salvador J., Reif J. (2022): Habitat characteristics supporting bird species richness in mid-field woodlots. Frontiers in Environmental Science 10: 816255. doi: 10.3389/fenvs.2022.816255
Kajgrová L., Blabolil P., Drozd B., Roy K., Regenda J., Šorf M., Vrba J. (2022): Negative effects of undesirable fish on common carp production and overall structure and functioning of fishpond ecosystems. Aquaculture 549: 737811. doi: 10.1016/j.aquaculture.2021.737811
Konopická J., Bohatá A., Palevsky E., Nermuť J., Půža V., Zemek R. (2022): Survey of entomopathogenic and mycoparasitic fungi in the soil of onion and garlic fields in the Czech Republic and Israel. Journal of Plant Diseases and Protection 129: 271-281. doi: 10.1007/s41348-021-00557-5
Mason B., Petrzelkova K.J., Kreisinger J., Bohm T., Cervena B., Fairet E., Fuh T., Gomez A., Knauf S., Maloueki U., Modry D., Shirley M.H., Tagg N., Wangue N., Pafco B. (2022): Gastrointestinal symbiont diversity in wild gorilla: a comparison of bacterial and strongylid communities across multiple localities. Molecular Ecology 31: 4127-4145. DOI: 10.1111/mec.16558
Sammarco I., Münzbergová Z., Latzel V. (2022): DNA methylation can mediate local adaptation and response to climate change in the clonal plant Fragaria vesca: Evidence from a European-scale reciprocal transplant experiment. Frontiers in Plant Science 13: 435. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2022.827166
Sychrová M., Divíšek J., Chytrý M., Pyšek P. (2022): Niche and geographical expansions of North American treees and tall shrubs in Europe. Journal of Biogeography 49: 1151-1161. doi: 10.1111/jbi.14377