RNDr. Antonín Macháč, Ph.D.

Antonín Macháč

Osobní webové stránky: http://machac.weebly.com

How the diversity of life emerged is one of the key questions in biology. My work addresses this question by exploring evolutionary diversification and its ecological controls. More specifically, I study how climate, topography, and biotic interactions influence the processes of speciation and extinction. Employing complex statistics implemented on large computer clusters, my research integrates phylogenetic data with geographic information and functional traits. The results of this integrative approach increase our understanding of global diversity dynamics.

Vybrané publikace:

Laenen , B.; Macháč, Antonín; Gradstein , R. S.; Shaw , B.; Patino , J.; Desamore , A.; Goffinet , B.; Cox , C. J.; Shaw , J.; Vanderpoorten , A. (2016): Increased diversification rates follow shifts to bisexuality in liverworts

New Phytologist 210: 1121–1129

Oliveira , B. F.; Macháč, Antonín; Costa , G. C.; Brooks , T. M.; Davidson , A.D.; Rondinini , C.; Graham, Catherine H. (2016): Species and functional diversity accumulate differently in terrestrial mammals

Global Ecology and Biogeography 330: 4155-4165

Macháč, Antonín; Storch, David; Wiens , J. J. (2013): Ecological causes of decelerating diversification in carnivoran mammals

Evolution 67: 2423-2433

Macháč, Antonín; Zrzavý J., ; Storch, David (2011): Range size heritability in Carnivora is driven by geographic constraints

American Naturalist 177: 767-779