Mgr. Irena Šímová, Ph.D.

E-mail: simova(zavinac)cts.cuni.cz

Phone: +420 221 183 532

Research interests: Macroecology, scaling, mechanisms generating species richness patterns in plants at various spatial scales.

Since 2012 postdoc at the Center for Theoretical Study, Charles University in Prague.
2006 - 2012 Ph.D. in Botany (specialization in Macroecology), Charles University in Prague.
2001 - 2006 M.A. (Mgr.) in Biology, Charles University in Prague.

Current grants (Researcher):

Are there limits to diversity? Towards an equilibrium theory of biodiversity [detail]

2016 - 2018, Czech Science Foundation 16-26369S board no. P505

Selected bibliography:

Taylor, T.C.; McMahon, S.M.; Smith, M.N.; Boyle B., ; Violle, C.; van Haren, J.; Šímová, Irena; Meir, P; Ferreira, L.V.; de Camargo, P.B.; da Costa, A.C.L.; Enquist, Brian J.; Salesca, S. (2018): Isoprene emission structures tropical tree biogeography and community assembly responses to climate

New Phytologist, 220(2), 435-446. https://doi.org/10.1111/nph.15304

Blonder, B.; Enquist, Brian J.; Graae, B.J.; Kattge, J.; Maitner, B.S.; Morueta-Holme, Naia; Ordonez, A.; Šímová, Irena; Singarayer, J.; Svenning, Jens-C.; Valdes, P.J.; Violle, C. (2018): Late Quaternary climate legacies in contemporary plant functional composition

Global Change Biology, 24(10), 4827-4840. doi.org/10.1111/gcb.14375.

Šímová, Irena; Violle, C.; Svenning, Jens-C.; Kattge, J.; Engemann, K.; Sandel, B.; Peet, Robert K.; Wiser, S; Blonder, B.; McGill, Brian J.; Boyle B., ; Morueta-Holme, Naia; Kraft, N.J.B.; van Bodegom, P.M.; Gutiérrez, A.G.; Ozinga, W.A.; Tószögyová , Anna ; Enquist, Brian J. (2018): Spatial patterns and climate relationships of major plant traits in the New World differ between woody and herbaceous species

Journal of Biogeography, 45(2), 895–916. doi:10.1111/jbi.13171

Šímová, Irena; Rueda, M; Hawkins, BA (2017): Stress from cold and drought as drivers of functional trait spectra in North American angiosperm tree assemblages

Ecology and evolution 7: 7548-7559.

Šímová, Irena; Storch, David (2017): The enigma of terrestrial primary productivity: measurements, models, scales and the diversity–productivity relationship

Ecography 40: 239–252. DOI: 10.1111/ecog.02482 Ecography E4 Award
In the February issue, the article is freely available. [detail]

Šímová, Irena (2016): Phylogenies are relevant when assessing environmental filtering

Folia Geobotanica, DOI: 10.1007/s12224-016-9243-2

, ; Šímová, Irena; Violle, C.; Kraft, N.J.B.; Storch, David; Svenning, Jens-C.; Boyle B., ; Donoghue II, J.C.; Jørgensen, Peter M.; McGill, Brian J.; Morueta-Holme, Naia; et al., ; Enquist, Brian J. (2015): Shifts in trait means and variances in North American tree assemblages: species richness patterns are loosely related to the functional space

Ecography 38: 649–658. Editor's choice

Tropek, Robert; Sedláček, Ondřej; Beck, Jan; Keil, Petr; Musilová, Zuzana ; Šímová, Irena; Storch, David (2014): Comment on “High-resolution global maps of 21st-century forest cover change”

Science 30 May 2014, Vol. 344 no. 6187 p. 981, DOI: 10.1126/science.1248753 [detail]

Lamanna, C.; Blonder, B.; Violle, C.; Kraft, N.J.B.; Sandel, B.; Šímová, Irena; Svenning, Jens-C.; McGill, Brian J.; Boyle B., ; Buzzard, V.; et al., ; Enquist, Brian J. (2014): Functional trait space and the latitudinal diversity gradient

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 38: 13745-13750.

Morueta-Holme, Naia; Enquist, Brian J.; McGill, Brian J.; Boyle B., ; Jørgensen, Peter M.; Ott, Jeffrey E; Peet, Robert K.; Šímová, Irena; et al., ; Svenning, Jens-C. (2013): Habitat area and climate stability determine geographical variation in plant species range sizes

Ecology Letters, 16: 1446-1454.

Rosenzweig, M.L.; Buzzard, V.; Donoghue II, J.C.; Lehr, G.; Mazumdar, N.; Rasmussen, H.M.; Šímová, Irena; et al., (2013): Patterns in the diversity of the world's land vertebrate genera

Evolutionary Ecology Research 15: 869-882.

Šímová, Irena; Li, Yue; Storch, David (2013): Relationship between species richness and productivity in plants: the role of sampling effect, heterogeneity and species pool

Journal of Ecology, 101: 161-170.

Herben T., ; Suda, Jan; Klimešová, Jitka; Mihulka, Stanislav; Říha, Pavel; Šímová, Irena (2012): Ecological effects of cell-level processes: genome size, functional traits and regional abundance of herbaceous plant species

Annals of Botany, 110: 1357-1367.

Šímová, Irena; Herben T., (2012): Geometrical constraints in the scaling relationships between genome size, cell size and cell cycle length in herbaceous plants

Proceedings of the Royal Society B 279/1730, 867-875.

Blonder, B.; Buzzard, V.; Šímová, Irena; et al., ; Enquist, Brian J. (2012): The leaf-area shrinkage effect can bias paleoclimate and ecology research

American Journal of Botany, 99: 1756-1763.

Šímová, Irena; Storch, David; Keil, Petr; Boyle B., ; Phillips O. L., ; Enquist, Brian J. (2011): Global species-energy relationship in forest plots: role of abundance, temperature and species' climatic tolerances

Global Ecology and Biogeography 20: 842-856.

Reif, Jiří; Storch, David; Šímová, Irena (2008): The effect of scale-dependent habitat gradients on the structure of bird assemblages in the Czech Republic

Acta Ornithologica, 43/2, 197-206.

Keil, Petr; Šímová, Irena; Hawkins B. A., (2008): Water-energy and the geographical species richness pattern of European and North African dragonflies (Odontata)

Insect Conservation and Diversity, 1: 142-150.