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Albrecht T., Opletalová K., Reif J., Janoušek V., Piálek L., Cramer E.R.A., Johnsen A. and Reifová R. (2019): Sperm divergence in a passerine contact zone: Indication of reinforcement at the gametic level. Evolution 73: 202-213.

Hanzelka J., Horká P. and Reif J. (2019): Spatial gradients in country‐level population trends of European birds. Diversity and Distributions 25: 1527-1536.

Janoušek V., Fischerová J., Mořkovský L., Reif J., Antczak M., Albrecht T. and Reifová R. (2019): Postcopulatory sexual selection reduces Z-linked genetic variation and might contribute to the large Z effect in passerine birds. Heredity 122: 622-635.

Mason L.R., Green R.E., Howard C., Stephens P.A., Willis S.G., Aunins A., Brotons L., Chodkiewicz T., Chylarecki P., Escandell V., Foppen R.P.B., Herrando S., Husby M., Jiguet F., Kålås J.A., Lindström Å., Massimino D., Moshøj C., Nellis R., Paquet J.-Y., Reif J., Sirkiä P.M., Szép T., Tellini Florenzano G., Teufelbauer N., Trautmann S., van Strien A., van Turnhout C.A.M., Voříšek P. and Gregory R.D. (2019): Population responses of bird populations to climate change on two continents vary with species’ ecological traits but not with direction of change in climate suitability. Climatic Change 157: 337-35.

Reif J. and Vermouzek Z. (2019): Collapse of farmland bird populations in an Eastern European country following its EU accession. Conservation Letters 12: e12585.

Rivas-Salvador J., Hořák D. and Reif J. (2019): Spatial patterns in habitat specialization of European bird communities. Ecological Indicators 105: 57-69.

Schulze E.D., Craven D., Durso A.M., Reif J., Guderle M., Kroiher F., Hennig P., Weiserbs A., Schall P., Ammer C. and Eisenhauer N. (2019): Positive association between forest management, environmental change, and forest bird abundance. Forest Ecosystems 6: 3.

Souriau A., Geberzahn N., Ivanitskii V.V., Marova I.M., Vokurková J., Reifová R., Reif J. and Petrusková T. (2019): Singing behind the stage: thrush nightingales produce more variable songs on their wintering grounds. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 73: 150.



Kadlec T., Štrobl M., Hanzelka J., Hejda M. and Reif J. (2018): Differences in the community composition of nocturnal Lepidoptera between native and invaded forests are linked to the habitat structure. Biodiversity and Conservation 27: 2661-2680.

Koleček J., Procházka P., Iernonymidou C., Burfield Y.J. and Reif J. (2018): Non-breeding range size predicts the magnitude of population trends in trans-Saharan migratory passerine birds. Oikos 127: 599-606.

Koschová M., Rivas-Salvador J. and Reif J. (2018): Continent-wide test of the efficiency of the European Union’s conservation legislation in delivering population benefits for bird species. Ecological Indicators 85: 563-569.

Mořkovský L., Janoušek V., Reif J., Rídl V., Pačes J., Choleva L., Janko K., Nachman M.W. and Reifova R. (2018): Genomic islands of differentiation in two songbird species reveal candidate genes for hybrid female sterility. Molecular Ecology 27: 949-958.

Rajmonová L. and Reif J. (2018): Significance of non-forest woody vegetation for birds in farmland. Sylvia 54: 3-24.

Reif J., Reifová R., Skoracka A. and Kuczyński L. (2018): Competition-driven niche segregation on a landscape scale: Evidence for escaping from syntopy towards allotopy in two coexisting sibling passerine species. Journal of Animal Ecology 87: 774-789.

Sottas C., Reif J., Kuczyński L and Reifová R. (2018): Interspecific competition promotes habitat and morphological divergence in a secondary contact zone between two hybridizing songbirds. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 31: 914-923.

Souriau A., Kohoutová H., Reif J., Vokurková J., Petrusek A., Reifová R. and Petrusková T. (2018): Can mixed singing facilitate coexistence of closely related nightingale species? Behavioral Ecology 29: 925-932.



Bušek O. and Reif J. (2017): The potential of military training areas for bird conservation in a
central European landscape. Acta Oecologica 84: 34-40.

Gamero A., Brotons L., Brunner A., Foppen R., Fornasari L., Gregory R.D., Herrando S., Hořák D., Jiguet F., Kmecl P., Lehikoinen A., Lindström Å, Paquet J.-Y., Reif J., Sirkiä P.M., Škorpilová J., van Strien A., Szép T., Telenský T., Teufelbauer N., Trautmann S., van Turnhout C.A.M., Vermouzek Z., Vikstrøm T. and Voříšek P. (2017): Tracking progress toward EU biodiversity strategy targets: EU policy effects in preserving its common farmland birds. Conservation Letters 10: 395-402.

Hejda M., Hanzelka J., Kadlec T., Štrobl M., Pyšek P. and Reif J. (2017): Impacts of an invasive tree across trophic levels: Species richness, community composition and resident species’ traits. Diversity and Distributions 23: 997-1007.

Kroftová M. and Reif J. (2017): Management implications of bird responses to variation in non-native/native tree ratios within central European forest stands. Forest Ecology and Management 391: 330-337.

Mikoláš M., Svitok M., Bollmann K., Reif J., Bače R., Janda P., Trotsiuk V., Čada V., Vítková L., Teodosiu M., Coppes J., Schurman J.S., Morrissey R.C., Mrhalová H. and Svoboda M. (2017): Mixed-severity natural disturbances promote the occurrence of an endangered umbrella species in primary forests. Forest Ecology and Management 405: 210-218.



Hanzelka J. and Reif J. (2016): Effects of vegetation structure on the diversity of breeding bird communities in forest stands of non-native black pine (Pinus nigra A.) and black locust (Robinia pseudoacacia L.) in the Czech Republic. Forest Ecology and Management 379: 102-113.

Jørgensen P.S., Böhning-Gaese K., Thorup K., Tottrup A.P., Chylarecki P., Jiguet F., Lehikoinen A., Noble D.G., Reif J., Schmid H., Van Turnhout C., Burfield I.J., Foppen R., Vorisek P., Van Strien A., Gregory R.D. and Rahbek K. (2016): Continent-scale global change attribution in European birds - combining annual and decadal time scales. Global Change Biology 22: 530-534.

Reif J. and Hanzelka J. (2016): Grassland winners and arable land losers: The effects of post-totalitarian land use changes on long-term population trends of farmland birds. Agriculture Ecosystems and Environment 232: 208-217.

Reif J., Hanzelka J., Kadlec T., Štrobl M. and Hejda M. (2016): Conservation implications of cascading effects among groups of organisms: The alien tree Robinia pseudacacia in the Czech Republic as a case study. Biological Conservation 198: 50-59.

Reif J., Hořák D., Krištín A., Kopsová L. and Devictor V. (2016): Linking habitat specialization with species’ traits in European birds. Oikos 125: 405-413.

Reif J. and Štěpánková K. (2016): Global analysis of threat status reveals higher extinction risk in tropical than in temperate bird sister species. European Journal of Ecology 2: 13-20.

Reifová R., Majerová V., Reif J., Ahola M.P., Lindholm A. and Procházka P. (2016): Patterns of gene flow and selection across multiple species of Acrocephalus warblers: footprints of parallel selection on the Z chromosome. BMC Evolutionary Biology 16: 130.

Stephens P.A., Mason L.R., Green R.E., Gregory R.D., Sauer J.R., Alison J., Aunins A., Brotons L., Butchart S.H.M., Campedelli T., Chodkiewicz T., Chylarecki P., Crowe O., Elts J., Escandell V., Foppen R.P.B., Heldbjerg H., Herrando S., Husby M., Jiguet F., Lehikoinen A., Lindström A., Noble D.G., Paquet J.-Y., Reif J., Sattler T., Szep T., Teufelbauer N., Trautmann S., Van Strien A.J., Van Turnhout C.A.M., Vorisek P. and Willis S.G. (2016): Consistent response of bird populations to climate change on two continents. Science 352: 84-87.



Birčák T. and Reif J. (2015): The effects of tree age and tree species composition on bird species richness in a Central European montane forest. Biologia 70: 1528-1536.

Flousek J., Telenský T., Hanzelka J. and Reif J. (2015): Population trends of Central European montane birds provide evidence for adverse impacts of climate change on high-altitude species. PLoS ONE 10: e0139465.

Hanzelka J. and Reif J. (2015): Responses to the black locust (Robinia pseudoacacia) invasion differ between habitat specialists and generalists in central European forest birds. Journal of Ornithology 156: 1015–1024.

Hanzelka J. and Reif J. (2015): Relative predation rate of artificial nests in the invasive black locust and semi-natural oak stands. Sylvia 51: 63-73.

Hanzelka J., Telenský T. and Reif J. (2015): Patterns in long-term changes of farmland bird populations in areas differing by agricultural management within an Eastern European country. Bird Study 62: 315-330.

Koleček J., Reif J. and Weidinger K. (2015): The abundance of a farmland specialist bird, the skylark, in three European regions with contrasting agricultural management. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 212: 30-37.

Morelli F., Jiguet F., Reif J., Plexida S., Suzzi Valli A., Indykiewicz P., Šímová P., Tichit M., Moretti M. and Tryjanowski P. (2015): Cuckoo and biodiversity: testing the correlation between species occurrence and bird species richness in Europe. Biological Conservation 190: 123-132.

Reif J., Jiran M., Reifová R., Vokurková J., Dolata P.T., Petrusek A. and Petrusková T. (2015): Interspecific territoriality in two songbird species: potential role of song convergence in male aggressive interactions. Animal Behaviour 104: 131-136.



Hajzlerová L. and Reif J. (2014): Bird species richness and abundance in riparian vegetation invaded
by exotic Reynoutria spp. Biologia 69: 247-253.

Koleček J., Albrecht T. and Reif J. (2014): Predictors of extinction risk of passerine birds in a Central European country. Animal Conservation 17: 498-506.

Koleček J., Schleuning M., Burfield I.J., Báldi A., Böhning-Gaese K., Devictor V., Fernández-García J.M., Hořák D., Van Turnhout C.A.M., Hnatyna O. and Reif J. (2014): Birds protected by national legislation show improved population trends in Eastern Europe. Biological Conservation 172: 109-116.

Koschová M., Kuda F., Hořák D. and Reif J. (2014): Species’ ecological traits correlate with predicted climatically-induced shifts of European breeding ranges in birds. Community Ecology 15: 139-146.

Koschová M. and Reif J. (2014): Potential range shifts predict long-term population trends of common birds breeding in the Czech Republic. Acta Ornithologica 49: 183-192.

Nana E.D., Sedláček O., Bayly N., Ferenc M., Albrecht T., Reif J., Motombi F.N. and Hořák D. (2014): Comparison of avian assemblage structures in two upper montane forests of the Cameroon volcanic line: lessons for bird conservation. Biodiversity and Conservation 23: 1469-1484.

Reif J., Škorpilová J., Vermouzek Z. and Šťastný K. (2014): Population changes of common breeding birds in the Czech Republic from 1982 to 2013: an analysis using multispecies indicators. Sylvia 50: 41–65.

Sedláček O., Mikeš M., Albrecht T., Reif J. and Hořák D. (2014): Evidence for an edge effect on avian nest predation in fragmented afromontane forests in the Bamenda-Banso Highlands, NW Cameroon. Tropical Conservation Science 7: 720-732.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



Gregory R.D., Voříšek P., Van Strien A., Gmelig Meyling A.W., Jiguet F., Fornasari L., Reif J., Chylarecki 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.



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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