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Assoc Prof Dr Lumír Gvoždík: Evolutionary and Physiological Ecology


Assistant Professor at Institute of Vertebrate Biology AS CR Czech Republic.

Congratulations, Assoc Prof Dr Lumír Gvoždík, on winning the esteemed Best Researcher Award from Young scientist Awards! Your dedication, innovative research, and scholarly contributions have truly made a significant impact in your field. Your commitment to advancing knowledge and pushing the boundaries of research is commendable. Here’s to your continued success in shaping the future of academia and making invaluable contributions to your field. Well done!🌞🌾

Professional Profile
  • 1995: Undergraduate study at Palacký University Olomouc, Faculty of Science, specializing in ‘Systematic Biology and Ecology.’
  • 1999: Ph.D. study at Palacký University Olomouc, Faculty of Science, specializing in ‘Zoology.’


Research Projects & Contributions:
  1. Faculty of Natural Sciences, Palacký University (1996): Thermoregulation of Lacerta vivipara along an altitudinal gradient.
  2. Czech Science Foundation (2000-2003): Thermal biology of newts, Triturus cristatus superspecies.
  3. Czech Science Foundation (2006-2008): Phenotypic plasticity of thermophysiological traits in newts.
  4. Czech Science Foundation (2010-2013): The role of predator-prey interactions in coadaptation of thermal biology.
  5. Czech Science Foundation (2015-2017): Thermal niche: the evaluation of the current concept in ectothermic vertebrates.
  6. Czech Science Foundation (2017-2019): Freshwater ectotherms under climate change: the role of phenotypic plasticity in life histories and trophic interactions.
  • Institute of Vertebrate Biology AS CR, Brno, 1998 – Present
  • Phenotypic selection
  • Phenotypic plasticity
  • Species interactions
  • Energy metabolism
  • Thermal ecology
  • Herpetology
  1. “Thermoregulatory opportunity and competition act independently on life-history traits in aquatic ectotherms” (Functional Ecology, 2022).
  2. “Impacts of predator-induced behavioral plasticity on the temperature dependence of predator–prey activity and population dynamics” (Journal of Animal Ecology, 2021).
  3. “Individual variation in seasonal acclimation by sympatric amphibians: a climate change perspective” (Functional Ecology, 2021).
  4. “Just what is the thermal niche?” (Oikos, 2018).
  5. “Plasticity of preferred body temperatures as a means of coping with climate change?” (Biology Letters, 2012).





Lumír Gvoždík| Evolutionary and Physiological Ecology

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