Jiří Doležal

Institute of Botany, Czech Academy of Sciences
Dukelská 135, CZ-379 82 Třeboň, Czech Republic

Education and employment

2007 Researcher at the Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan (4 months)

2006 Researcher at the Institute of Botany, Czech Academy of Science, with Jitka Klimešová at the

         Department of Functional Ecology  (till now)

2005 Lecturer at Faculty of Agronomy, Univ. of South Bohemia (1.5 years)

2004 Post-doc Univ. of South Bohemia (Czech Rep.) with Jan Lepš, EU VISTA  project (3


2003 Post-doc Univ. of South Bohemia (Czech Rep.) with Jan Lepš, EU TLinks project (3 years)

2003 Ph.D. in Plant Ecology, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan, directed by Toshihiko Hara.

1998 M.Sc. in Geobotany, Faculty of Science, Univ. of South Bohemia, Czech Rep.


Research projects

20102015  Functional determinants of geographical gradients in avian diversity in sub Saharan Africa, with David Hořák.

2008–2012 Upward migration of sub-nival plants in E Ladakh: the role of plant traits and interactions under climate warming (with me)

2007–2009 Effect of habitat fragmentation on afromontane bird communities, with Štěpán Janeček.

2006–2008  Which functional traits of plants are associated with species changes in meadows subjected to different management regimes?, with Jitka Klimešová.

2007–2010  Setting targets for management of the wet meadows at the landscape level, with Jitka Klimešová

2005–2007  Plant communities of the Korean Penninsula, with Jiří Kolbek.

2003–2005  postdoc, Vulnerability of Ecosystem Services to Land Use Change in Traditional

                    Agricultural Landscapes’,VISTA, with Jan Lepš.

Trophic linkages between above- and below-ground organisms as a key to successful restoration of biodiversity on ex-arable land across Europe (TLINKS), funded by the European Union, with Jan Lepš

1999–2002  Long-term vegetation dynamics in Kamchatka, with Toshihiko Hara.

1995–1998 Structure of mountain-temperate forests in Europe, with Miroslav Šrůtek


Research interests

Can be seen from my publications.



Dvorský M., Doležal J., de Bello F., Klimešová J., Klimeš L. (2011): Vegetation of East Ladakh: Species and growth form composition along environmental gradients in Western Himalayas. Applied Vegetation Science DOI: 10.1111/j.1654-109X.2010.01103.x.

de Bello F., Lavorel S., Thuiller W., Grigulis K., Albert C., Doležal J., Janeček Š., Lepš J. (2011): Quantifying the relevance of intraspecific trait variability for functional diversity. Methods in Ecology and Evolution DOI: 10.1111/j.2041-210X.2010.00071.x.

Latzel V., Klimešová J., Doležal J., Pyšek P., Tackenberg O., Prach K. (2011): The association of dispersal and persistence traits of plants with vegetation succession in central European man-made habitats. Folia Geobotanica (DOI 10.1007/s12224-010-9074-5).

Klimešová J., Doležal J., Dvorský M., de Bello F., Klimeš L. (2011): Clonal growth forms in eastern Ladakh, Western Himalayas: classification and habitat preferences. Folia Geobotanica (DOI 10.1007/s12224-010-9076-3)

Janeček Š., Lanta V., Klimešová J., Doležal J. (2011): Effect of abandonment and plant classification on carbohydrate reserves of meadow plants. Plant Biology (doi:10.1111/j.1438-8677.2010.00352.x)


 Doležal J., Mazurek P., Klimešová J. (2010): Oak decline in southern Moravia: the association between climate change and early and late wood formation in oaks. Preslia 82: 289-306.

 Klimešová J., Janeček Š., Lanta V., Kociánová A., Doležal J. (2011): How is regeneration of plants after mowing affected by shoot size in two species-rich meadows with different water supply? Folia Geobotanica 45: 225-238.

 Klimeš L., Doležal J. (2010): An experimental assessment of the upper elevational limit of flowering plants in the Western Himalayas. Ecography 33: 590-596.

 Klimeš L., Jongepierová I., Doležal J., Klimešová J. (2010): Restoration of a species-rich meadow on arable land by transferring meadow blocks. Applied Vegetation Science 13: 403-411.

 Lamošová T., Doležal J., Lanta V., Lepš J. (2010): Spatial pattern affects diversity-productivity relations in experimental meadow communities. Acta Oecologica 36: 325-332.

 Doležal J., Ishii H., Kyncl T., Takahashi K., Vetrova V.P., Homma K., Sumida A., Hara T. (2010): Climatic factors affecting radial growth of Betula ermanii and B. platypylla in Kamchatka. Canadian  Journal of Forest Research 40: 273-285.


Doležal J., Matsuki S., Hara T. (2009): Effects of dwarf-bamboo understory on tree seedling emergence and survival in a mixed-oak forest in Hokkaido, northern Japan: a multi-site experimental study. Community Ecology 10: 225-235.

 Lanta V., Doležal J., Lantová P., Kelíšek J., Mudrák O. (2009): Effects of grazing and fertilizer regimes on species-rich mountain calcareous grassland. Grass and Forage Science 64: 433-453.

 Mašková Z., Doležal J., Květ J. and Zemek F. (2009): Long-term functioning of a species-rich mountain meadow under different management régimes. Agriculture Ecosystems and Environment 132: 192-202.

Fortunel C., Garnier E., Joffre R., Kazakou E., Quested H., Grigulis K., Lavorel S., Ansquer P., Castro H., Cruz P., Dolezal J., Eriksson O., Freitas H., Golodets C., Jouany C., Kigel J., Kleyer M., Lehsten V., Leps J., Meier T., Pakeman R.J., Papadimitriou M., Papanstasis V., Quetier F., Robson T., Sternberg M., Theau J-P., Thebault A. and Zarovali M. (2009): Leaf traits capture the effects of land use changes and climate on litter  decomposability of herbaceous communities across Europe. Ecology 90: 598-611.

 Doležal J., Song J-S., Altman J.,  Janeček S., Černý T., Šrůtek M., Kolbek J. (2009): Tree growth and competition in a post-logging Quercus mongolica forest on Mt. Sobaek, South Korea. Ecological Research 24: 281-290.


Crémieux L., Bischoff A., Šmilauerová M. Lawson C.S., Mortimer S.R., Doležal J., Lanta V., Edwards Andrew R., Brook A.J., Tscheulin T., Macel M., Lepš J., Müller-Schärer H., Steinger T. (2008): Resistance of local and foreign plant populations to antagonists across a continental scale. New Phytologist 2: 524-533.

Doležal J., Homma, K., Vyatkina, M.P., Yakubov, V., Vetrova, V.P., Hara,T. (2008). Primary succession following deglaciation at Koryto Glacier Valley,  Kamchatka. Arctic Antarctic and Alpine Research 40: 309-322.

Šrůtek M., Doležal J., Findlay C. S. and Andress R.A. (2008): Regeneration and     seedling-habitat relationships of the marginal population of pitch pine (Pinus rigida) after prescribed burning, Eastern Ontario, Canada. Natural Areas Journal 28: 155-167.

Lanta V., Janeček S., Doležal J. (2008): Radial growth and ring formation process in clonal plant Eriophorum angustifolium on postmined peatland in the Šumava Mts., Czech Republic. Annals Botanici Fennici 45: 44-54.

 Pakeman R.J., Garnier E., Lavorel S., Ansquer P., Castro H., Cruz P., Doležal J., Eriksson O., Freitas H., Golodets C., Kigel J., Kleyer M., Lepš J., Meier T., Papadimitriou M., Papanastasis V.P., Quested H., Quétier F., Rusch G., Sternberg M., Theau J.P., Thébault A., Vile D. (2008): Impact of abundance weighting on the response of seed traits to climate and land use Journal of Ecology 96: 355–366.


 Garnier E., Lavorel S., Ansquer P., Castro H., Cruz P., Doležal J., Eriksson O., Fortunel, C., Freitas, H., Golodets, C., Grigulis, K., Jouany, C., Kazakou E., Kigel, J., Kleyer M., Lehsten, V., Lepš, J., Meier T., Pakeman R., Papadimitriou, M., Papanastasis, V.P., Quested, H., Quétier, F., Robson, M., Roumet C., Rusch, G., Skarpe C., Sternberg M., Theau J., Thébault, A., Vile, D., Zarovali, M.P. (2007): Assessing the effects of land-use change on plant traits, communities and ecosystem functioning in grasslands: A standardized methodology and lessons from an application to 11 European sites. Annals of Botany 99: 967-985.

 Lepš J., Doležal J., Bezemer T. M., Brown V.K., Hedlund K., Igual A.M., Jørgensen H.B., Lawson C.S., Mortimer S.R., Peix G.A., Rodríguez B.C., Santa R.I., Smilauer P., van der Putten W.H. (2007): Long-term effectiveness of sowing high and low diversity seed mixtures to enhance plant community development on ex-arable fields. Applied Vegetation Science 10: 97-110.

 Macel M., Lawson C.S., Mortimer S.R., Šmilauerova M., Bischoff A., Crémieux, L., Doležal J., Edwards A.R., Lanta V., Bezemer T.M.,  van der Putten W.H., Igual J.M., Rodríguez B.C., Müller-Schärer H., Steinger T. (2007): Climate versus soil factors in local adaptation of two common plant species. Ecology 88: 424-433.


 Doležal J., Šrůtek M., Hara T., Sumida A., Penttila T. (2006): Neighborhood interactions influencing tree population dynamics in nonpyrogeneous boreal forest in northern Finland. Plant Ecology 185: 135-150. 

 Bischoff A., Crémieux L., Šmilauerová M., Lawson C.S., Mortimer S.R., Doležal J., Lanta V., Edwards A.R., Brook A.J., Macel M., Lepš J., Steinger T., Müller-Schärer H. (2006): Detecting local adaptation in widespread grassland species – the importance of scale and local plant community. Journal of Ecology 94: 1130-1142.

 Doležal J., Šmilauerová M., Lepš J. (2006): Restoration of species rich communities on ex-arable land – European projects CLUE and TLinks. Zprávy ČBS (in Czech with English summary).


 Doležal J., Ishii H., Vetrova V.P., Sumida A., Hara T. (2004): Tree growth and competition in a Betula platyphylla-Larix cajanderi post-fire forest in central Kamchatka. Annals of Botany 94: 333–343.

 Doležal J., Št'astná P., Hara T., Šrůtek M. (2004): Neighbourhood interactions and environmental factors influencing old-pasture succession in the Central Pyrenees. Journal of Vegetation Science 15: 101–108.

 Lanta V., Doležal J. & Šamata J. (2004). Vegetation patterns in a cut-away peatland in relation to abiotic and biotic factors: a case study from the Šumava Mts., Czech Republic. Suo - Mires and Peat 55: 33-43. 

 Doležal J., Šrůtek M., Villar L. (2004): Stand structure and regeneration of a mixed forest (Abies alba-Fagus sylvatica) in the Central Pyrenees, Ordesa National Park, Spain. Pirineos 158-159: 3-26. 


Šrůtek M., Doležal J. (2003): Functional interdependence between climatic factors, topographic processes and spatial patterns of species richness in mountain areas: a special case or the general pattern? Biologia 58: 823–832.


Šrůtek M., Doležal J., Hara T. (2002): Spatial structure and associations in Pinus canariensis population at the treeline, Pico del Teide, Tenerife, Canary Islands. Arctic, Antarctic and Alpine Research 34: 201-210.

Doležal J., Šrůtek M. (2002): Altitudinal changes in composition and structure of mountain-temperate vegetation: a case study from the Western Carpathians. Plant Ecology 158: 201-221.