RNDr. Petr Macek, Ph.D.


Centrum polární ekologie
Přírodovědecká fakulta
Jihočeská univerzita v Českých Budějovicích
Branišovská 1760/31a
370 05 České Budějovice
Česká republika



+420 387 776 303

Oblasti výzkumu & role na CPErostlinná ekologierostliny a globální změnyrostlinné funkční znakyekofyziologie rostlin v extrémních podmínkáchekologie a ekofyziologie mokřadních rostlinINTERACT
  • 2009: PhD degree (Faculty of Science, University of South Bohemia); The role of clonal plants in wetlands.

Praxe v oboru

  • 2014 – Centre for Polar Ecology, Faculty of Science, University of South Bohemia, České Budějovice, research fellow
  • 2010 – 2013: LINCGlobal, International Laboratory on Global Change; Estación Experimental de Zonas Áridas, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Almería, Spain, postdoctoral position (JAE POSTDOC 2009 Fellowship, CSIC)
  • 2008 – 2010: Institute of Botany, AS CR, Třeboň, research fellow (part-time)
  • 2004 – 2010: Faculty of Biological Sciences, University of South Bohemia, České Budějovice, research fellow
  • 2001 – 2003: University of California, Davis – postgraduate research position: Linking ecosystem processes and community structure along salinity and nutrient gradients in tropical marshes; Belize, Central America. Project manager at research station based in Orange Walk, Belize


  • Polar Ecology (KBE/265; KBE/263)
  • Winter Arctic Ecology (KBO / 326)

Publikace a konference

Macek P., Schöb C., Núñez-Ávila M., Hernández Gentina I.R., Pugnaire F.I., Armesto J.J. (2017) Shrub facilitation drives tree establishment in a semiarid fog-dependent ecosystem. Applied Vegetation Science (in press; DOI: 10.1111/avsc.12301)

Schöb C., Macek P., Pistón N, Kikvidze Z., Pugnaire F.I. (2017) A trait-based approach to understand the consequences of specific plant interactions for community structure. Journal of Vegetation Science, 28, 696–704

Vítová A., Macek P., Lepš J. (2017) Disentangling the interplay of generative and vegetative propagation among different functional groups during gap colonization in meadows. Functional Ecology 31, 458–468

Pouska V., Macek P., Zíbarová L., Ostrow H. (2017) How does the richness of wood-decaying fungi relate to wood microclimate? Fungal Ecology 27: 178–181 

Macek P., Prieto I., Macková J., Pistón N., Pugnaire F.I. (2016) Functional plant types drive plant interactions in a Mediterranean mountain range. Frontiers in Plant Science 7: 662

Pouska V., Macek P., Zíbarová L. (2016) The relation of fungal communities to wood microclimate in a mountain spruce forest. Fungal Ecology 21: 1‒9. 

Laanisto L., Sammul M., Kull T., Macek P., Hutchings M.J. (2015) Trait-based analysis of decline in plant species ranges during the 20th century: a regional comparison between the UK and Estonia.  Global Change Biology 21, 2726–2738

Sklenář P., Kučerová A., Macková J., Macek P. (2015) Temporal variation of climate in the high-elevation páramo of Antisana, Ecuador.  Geografia Fisica e Dinamica Quaternaria 38: 67-78

Pistón N., Armas C., Schöb C., Macek P., Pugnaire F.I. (2015) Phylogenetic distance among beneficiary species in a cushion plant species explain interaction outcome.  Oikos, 124: 1354–1359

Peng Y., Macek P., Macková J., Romoleroux K., Hensen I. (2015) Clonal diversity and fine-scale genetic structure in a high Andean tree-line population.  Biotropica 47: 59–65

Anthelme F., Jacobsen D., Macek P., Meneses R. I., Moret P., Beck S., Dangles O. (2014) Biodiversity patterns and continental insularity in the tropical high-Andes.  Arctic, Antarctic and Alpine Research 46: 811–828

Fibich P., Vítová A., Macek P., Lepš J.  (2013) Establishment and spatial associations of recruits in meadow gaps.  Journal of Vegetation Sciences 24: 496-505

Macková J., Vašková M., Macek P., Hronková M., Schreiber L., Šantrůček J. (2013) Plant response to drought stress simulated by ABA application: changes in chemical composition of cuticular waxes.  Environmental and Experimental Botany 86: 70-75

Sklenář P., Kučerová A., Macek P., Macková J. (2012) The frost-resistance mechanism in páramo plants is related to geographic origin.  New Zealand Journal of Botany 50: 391-400

Macek P., Klimeš L., Adamec L., Doležal J., Chlumská Z., de Bello F., Dvorský M., Řeháková K. (2012) Plant nutrient content does not simply increase with elevation under the extreme environmental conditions of Ladakh, NW Himalaya.  Arctic, Antarctic and Alpine Research 44: 62-66

Sosnová M., van Diggelen R., Macek P., Klimešová J. (2011) Distribution of clonal growth traits among wetland habitats. Aquatic Botany 95: 88–93

Macek P., Rejmánková E., Lepš J. (2010) Dynamics of Typha domingensis spread in Eleocharis dominated oligotrophic tropical wetlands following nutrient enrichment. Evolutionary Ecology 24: 1505–1519

Sklenář P., Kučerová A., Macek P., Macková J. (2010) Does microclimate determine the freezing resistance in the páramo plants?  Austral Ecology 35: 929–934

Košnar J., Košnar J., Herbstová M., Macek P., Rejmánková E., Štech M. (2010) Natural hybridization in tropical spikerushes of Eleocharis subgenus Limnochloa (Cyperaceae): Evidence from morphology and DNA markers.  American Journal of Botany 97: 1229–1240

Macek P., Macková J., de Bello F. (2009) Morphological and ecophysiological traits shaping altitudinal distribution of three Polylepis treeline species in the dry tropical Andes.  Acta Oecologica 35: 778–785

Macek P., Rejmánková E., Fuchs R. (2009) Biological activities as patchiness driving forces in wetlands of northern Belize.  Oikos 118: 1687-1694

de Bello F., Thuiller W., Lepš J., Clément J-C., Macek P., Sebastiŕ M.T., Lavorel S. (2009) Partitioning of functional diversity reveals the scale and extent of trait convergence and divergence.  Journal of Vegetation Science 20: 475–486 (honored by Editors' Award 2009)

Královec J., Pocová L., Jonášová M., Macek P., Prach K. (2009) Spontaneous recovery of an intensively used grassland after cessation of fertilizing.  Applied Vegetation Science 12: 391-397

Rejmánková E., Macek P., Epps K. (2008) Wetland ecosystem changes after three years of phosphorus addition.  Wetlands 28: 914–927

Rejmánková E., Macek P. (2008) Response of root and sediment phosphatase activity to increased nutrients and salinity.  Biogeochemistry 90:159–169

Karbulková J., Schreiber L., Macek P., Šantrůček J. (2008) Differences between water permeability of astomatous and stomatous cuticular membranes: Effects of air humidity in two species of contrasting drought resistance strategy.  Journal of Experimental Botany 59: 3987–3995

Macek P., Lepš J. (2008) Environmental correlates of growth traits of stoloniferous plant Potentilla palustris. Evolutionary Ecology 22: 419–435

Macek P., Rejmánková E. (2007) Response of emergent macrophytes to experimental nutrient and salinity additions in oligotrophic tropical wetlands.  Functional Ecology 21: 478–488

Macek P., Rejmánková E., Houdková K. (2006) The effect of long term submergence on functional properties of Eleocharis cellulosa Torr.  Aquatic Botany 84: 251–258

Macek P. and Lepš J. (2003) The effect of environmental heterogeneity on clonal behaviour of Prunella vulgaris L.  Plant Ecology 168: 31–43