Vědecké zaměření

  • Taxonomie, larvální morfologie, fylogeneze a fosilní záznam brouků nadčeledi Hydrophiloidea

Vzdělání

  • 2000–2006: Přírodovědecká fakulta Univerzity Karlovy, Praha, obor biologie (Mgr.). Diplomová práce: Primary chaetotaxy of the head of the hydrophiloid beetles (Coleoptera: Hydrophiloidea).
  • 2006–2010: Přírodovědecká fakulta Univerzity Karlovy, Praha, obor zoologie (PhD.). Disertační práce: Taxonomy, phylogeny and fossil record of selected groups of water scavenger beetles.

Pracovní stáže a důležité zahraniční pobyty

Stáže

  • 2007: laboratoř Michaela Balke (Zoologische Staatsammlung, Mnichov, Německo) – zácvik do metod molekulární taxonomie
  • 2009: laboratoř Andrewa Shorta (University of Kansas, Lawrence, USA) – taxonomie neotropických vodomilovitých

Terénní aktivity

  • 2000: jihovýchodní Bulharsko 
  • 2001: východní Turecko
  • 2002: západní a severozápadní Indie
  • 2003: Argentina
  • 2006: Ekvádor
  • 2006: západní Turecko
  • 2008: severovýchodní Indie
  • 2010: Nový Zéland
  • 2011: jižní Čína (Jiangxi, Guangdong, Hainan)

Navštívené zahraniční instituce

  • Australian National Insect Collection, Canberra (Austrálie)
  • Canadian National Collection, Ottawa (Kanada)
  • Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa (Kanada)
  • Capital Normal University, Peking (Čína)
  • Cornell University Insect Collection, Ithaca (USA)
  • Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago (USA)
  • Institute Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique, Bruxelles (Belgie)
  • Institute of Entomology, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou (Čína)
  • Institute of Paleontology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Nanjing (Ćína)
  • Kansas University, Department of Entomology, Lawrence (USA)
  • Museo Argentino de Ciencias Naturales, Buenos Aires (Argentina)
  • Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales, Madrid (Španělsko)
  • Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University, Boston (USA)
  • Natural History Museum, Londýn (Velká Británie)
  • Naturhistorisches Museum, Vídeň (Rakousko)
  • New Zealand Arthropod Collection, Auckland (Nový Zéland)
  • Museum d’Histoire Naturelle, Paříž (Francie)
  • Paleontologický institut Ruské Akademie věd, Moskva (Rusko)
  • Royal Museum of Central Africa, Tervuren (Belgie)
  • Slovenské národné muzeum, Bratislava (Slovensko)
  • Senckenberg Research Institute, Research Station Grube Messel (Německo)
  • Steinmanns Institut für Paläontologie, Universität Bonn (Německo)
  • Termeszéttudomanyi Muszeum, Budapest (Maďarsko)
  • Victoria Museum, Melbourne (Austrálie)
  • Zoological Museum of China, Peking (Čína)
  • Zoological Museum, University of Copenhagen, Kodaň (Dánsko)
  • Zoologische Staatssammlung, Mnichov (Německo)

Výzkumné projekty (včetně zahraničních)

  • taxonomie, fylogeneze a biogeografie podčeledi Sphaeridiinae (Coleoptera. Hydrophilidae)
  • fosilní záznam nadčeledi Hydrophiloidea
  • larvální morfologie vybraných skupin nadčeledi Hydrophiloidea
  • biodiverzita vodomilpvitých brouků v Číně
  • biodiverzita vodomilovitých brouků ostrova Kuba
  • taxonomie a fylogeneze bazálních skupin vodomilovitých brouků (Helophoridae, Georissidae)
  • taxonomie brouků podřádu Myxophaga Starého světa

Granty

  • 2004: Synthesys grant: Taxonomy of the tribe Megasternini (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae: Sphaeridiinae)
  • 2005-2006: Grantová agentura Karlovy Univerzity (GAUK): Evolutionary trends and biosystematics of the hydrophiloid beetles.
  • 2006: Synthesys grant: Review of the Sphaeridiinae of New Caledonia
  • 2007–2009: Grantová agentura Karlovy Univerzity (GAUK): Phylogeny and biodiversity of the hydrophiloid beetles: fossil versus recent taxa and larval versus imaginal morphology.
  • 2007: Synthesys grant: Taxonomy of the Georissidae and selected groups of the Sphaeridiinae in Arabian Penninsula and Oriental/west-Pacific Regions
  • 2008: Synthesys grant: Fossil Hydrophilidae from Eocene amber of the Paris Basin
  • 2009–2011: Grantová agentura Akademie věd České Republiky (GAAV): Comparative morphology of the fossil hydrophiloid beetles (Coleoptera) and their relevance for phylogeny reconstruction.
  • 2009: Synthesys grant: Taxonomy and phylogeny of the selected groups of the hydrophilid tribe Megasternini (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae)
  • 2010: Synthesys grant: Revision of the fossil hydrophilid beetles from the Tertiary localities of Rott and Aix-en-Provence (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae)
  • 2012–dosud: Grantová agentura České republiky (GAČR): Ancient shifts from water to dry land: phylogeny and biogeography of Gondwanan Sphaeridiinae (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae).

Pedagogická činnost (vše na PřF UK)

  • Biodiverzita hmyzu – přednáška 
  • Základy entomologie – praktika
  • Zoologie bezobratlých – terénní exkurze
  • Terestrické ekosystémy – terénní exkurze

Ostatní aktivity

  • Člen redakčních rad odborných časopisů (Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae;ZooKeys)
  • Člen International Paleoentomological Society

Účast na konferencích

  • 2006: VIII. European Congress of Entomology (Izmir, Turkey): Fikáček M., Archangelsky M. & Torres, P. M. (2006): Primary chaetotaxy of larval head of the Hydrophiloid beetles.
  • 2006: Immature Beetles Meeting 2006 (Praha): Fikáček M.: Head chaetotaxy of the hydrophiloid beetles: highly adaptive or phylogenetically informative?
  • 2007: Immature Beetles Meeting 2007 (Praha): Fikáček M.: Larvae of small hydrophiloid families Spercheidae, Hydrochidae and Epimetopidae: troublemakers in phylogenetic studies.
  • 2008: 5. Bonner Paläoentomologen-Treffen (Bonn): Fikáček M. & Wedmann S.: Hydrophilid beetles of Grube Messel (Middle Eocene).
  • 2009: Immature Beetles Meeting 2009 (Praha): Fikáček M. & Hájek J.: Biology and larval morphology of the genus Satonius (Coleoptera: Myxophaga: Torridincolidae).
  • 2010: 25th Staphylinid Meeting (Zoological Museum of the University of Copenhagen, Kodaň): Fikáček M.: Terrestrial hydrophilids - beautiful life of the outsiders.
  • 2010: 5th international conference on fossil insects, arthropods and amber (Peking):Fikáček M. & Prokin A.: Fossil record of the hydrophiloid beetles (Coleoptera: Polyphaga): preliminary results of the revision.
  • 2011: 5th Dresden Meeting on Insect Phylogeny (Drážďany): Fikáček M., Prokin A., Angus R. B., Ponomarenko A., Yue Y., Ren D. & Prokop J.: Living fossils among aquatic beetles: fossil record and the phylogeny of the Helophoridae.
  • 2011: Immature Beetles Meeting 2011 (Praha): Fikáček M., Prokin A., Schmied H., Bergmann A., Ponomarenko A. & Prokop J.: Fossil hydrophilid larvae: what are they good for?

Bibliografie

  • Fikáček M., Delgado J. A. & Gentili E. (accepted): The Hydrophiloid beetles of the Socotra Island (Coleoptera: Georissidae, Hydrophilidae). Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 52 (supplementum).
  • Fikáček M. (in press): A new species of leaf-litter inhabiting Georissus from Borneo (Coleoptera: Hydrophiloidea: Georissidae). Zootaxa
  • Fikáček M., Prokin A. A., Angus R. B., Ponomarenko A. G., Yue Y., Ren D. & Prokop J. (accepted): Phylogeny and the fossil record of the Helophoridae reveal Jurassic origin of modern hydrophiloid lineages (Coleoptera: Polyphaga). Systematic Entomology.
  • Fikáček M., Leschen R. A. B, Newton A. F. & Gunter N. (in press): Horelophus walkeri ediscovered: adult morphology and notes on biology (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae). Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 52(1).
  • Fikáček M., Prokin A. A., Angus R. B., Ponomarenko A. G., Yue Y., Ren D. & Prokop J. (in press): Revision of Mesozoic fossils of the helophorid lineage of the superfamily Hydrophiloidea (Coleoptera: Polyphaga). Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 52(1).
  • Fikáček M., Jia F.-L. & Prokin A. (2012): Review of the Asian species of the genusPachysternum (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae: Sphaeridiinae). Zootaxa 3219: 1–53.
  • Litovkin S. V. & Fikáček M (2011): New records of Georissus costatus Laporte de Castelnau, 1840 (Coleoptera: Georissidae) from Russia. Russian Entomological Journal 20(4): 383–385.
  •  Fikáček M. & Engel M. S. (2011): An aquatic water scavenger beetle in Early Miocene amber from the Dominican Republic (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae). Annales Zoologici 61(4): 621–628. 
  • Fikáček M. & Jia F.-L. (2011): On the identity of Anchorosternum sinense(Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae: Megasternini). Zootaxa 3121: 66–68. 
  • Fikáček M., Barclay, M. & Perkins P. (2011): Two new species of the Epimetopus mendeli species group and notes on its adult and larval morphology (Coleoptera: Hydrophiloidea: Epimetopidae). Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 51: 477–504. 
  • Jia F.-L., Fikáček M. & Ryndevich S. (2011): Taxonomic notes on ChineseCercyon species: a new species, new synonyms and new faunistic records (Coleoptera, Hydrophilidae, Sphaeridiinae). Zootaxa 3090: 41–56. 
  • Fikáček M., Prokin A. & Angus R. B. (2011): A long-living species of the hydrophiloid beetles: Helophorus sibiricus from the early Miocene deposits of Kartashevo (Siberia, Russia). Zookeys 130: 239–254.
  • Hájek J., Yoshitomi H., Fikáček M., Hayashi M. & Jia F.-L. (2011): Two new species of Satonius Endrödy-Younga from China and notes on the wing polymorphism of Japanese S. kurosawai (Coleoptera: Myxophaga: Torridincolidae). Zootaxa 3016: 51–62.
  • Short A. E. Z. & Fikáček M. (2011): World catalogue of the Hydrophiloidea (Coleoptera):  additions and corrections II (2006–2010). Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 51(1): 83–122. [46] Fikáček M., Hájek J. & Schmied H. (2011): On the identity of the fossil aquatic beetles from the Tertiary localities in the southern part of the Upper Rhine Graben (Coleoptera, Hydrophilidae, Dytiscidae). Zookeys 78: 15–25.
  • Fikáček M., Prokop J. & Nel A. (2010): Fossil water scavenger beetles of the subtribe Hydrobiusina (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae) from the Upper Oligocene locality of Aix-en-Provence. Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 50: 445–458.
  • Fikáček M. & Short A. E. Z. (2010): Taxonomic revision and phylogeny of the genus Cetiocyon and its discovery in the Neotropical region (Insecta: Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae). Arthropod Systematics & Phylogeny 68(3): 309–329.
  • Fikáček M. (2010): Sphaerocetum gen. n., a new genus of the Protosternini from Peninsular Malaysia (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae: Sphaeridiinae). Zootaxa 2601: 28–36.
  • Fikáček M. (2010): HYDROPHILIDAE: Sphaeridiinae (Coleoptera). In: Jäch M. A. & Balke M. (eds.): Water Beetles of New Caledonia, volume 1. Monographs of Coleoptera 3: 323–364.
  • Fikáček M. (2010): HYDROPHILIDAE: The genus Kanala Balfour-Browne (Coleoptera). In: Jäch M. A. & Balke M. (eds.): Water Beetles of New Caledonia, volume 1. Monographs of Coleoptera 3: 365–394.
  • Fikáček M. (2010): HYDROPHILIDAE: The genus Chaetarthria Stephens – description of a new species from New Caledonia and notes on C. nigerrima (Blackburn) from Australia (Coleoptera). In: Jäch M. A. & Balke M. (eds.): Water Beetles of New Caledonia, volume 1. Monographs of Coleoptera 3: 263–269.
  • Fikáček M., Schmied H. & Prokop J. (2010): Fossil hydrophilid beetles (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae) of the Late Oligocene Rott Formation (Germany). Acta Geologica Sinica 84 (4): 732–750.
  • Fikáček M. & Short, A. E. Z. (2010): A revision of the Neotropical genus Sacosternum Hansen (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae: Sphaeridiinae). Zootaxa 2538: 1–37.
  • Prokin A., Ren D. & Fikáček M. (2010): New Mesozoic water scavenger beetles from the Yixian Formation in China (Coleoptera, Hydrophiloidea). Annales Zoologici60:173–179.
  • Fikáček M. & Falamarzi Sh. (2010): Georissus persicus sp. nov. from Iran, with notes on the West-Palaearctic species of the G. laesicollis group (Coleoptera: Georissidae). Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 50: 107–116.
  • Hoshina H. & Fikáček M. (2010): Morphological study and taxonomic revision of the genus Nipponocercyon Sato (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae: Sphaeridiinae). Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 50: 117–130.
  • Hájek J. & Fikáček M. (2010): Taxonomic revision of the Hydroporus bodemeyeri species complex (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae) with a geometric morphometric analysis of body shape within the group. Journal of Natural History 44 (27–28): 1631–1657.
  • Fikáček M., Wedmann S. & Schmied H. (2010): Diversification of the greater hydrophilines clade of giant water scavenger beetles dated back to the Middle Eocene (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae: Hydrophilina). Invertebrate Systematics 24: 9–22.
  • Fikáček M., Gentili E. & Short A. E. Z. (2010): Order Coleoptera, family Hydrophilidae. In: van Harten, A. (ed.): Arthropod fauna of the UAE, volume 3.
  • Fikáček M. (2009): The occurrence of introduced species of the genus Cercyon(Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae) in the Neotropical region. Revista de la Sociedad Entomológica Argentina 68 (3–4): 351–357.
  • Fikáček M., Boukal M., Lokkos A., Kraus Z. & Křivan V. (2009): First records of Cercyon hungaricus Endrody-Younga, 1967 from Slovakia, notes on its distribution and biology, and fixation of its type specimens (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae: Sphaeridiinae).Acta Musei Moraviae, Scientiae Biologicae (Brno) 94: 73–80.
  • Gentili E. & Fikáček M. (2009): Taxonomic notes on Laccobius, subgenus Glyptolaccobius, with new records and description of four new species (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae). Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 49(2): 607–623.
  • Fikáček M. & Šípková H. (2009): New Asian Hydroscapha, with comments on male-female association of co-occuring species (Coleoptera: Myxophaga: Hydroscaphidae). Zootaxa 2286: 31–48.
  • Fikáček M. (2009): Taxonomic revision of New World species of the genus Oosternum Sharp. III. A new species of O. aequinoctiale species group from Costa Rica (Hydrophilidae: Sphaeridiinae: Megasternini). Koleopterologische Rundschau 79: 179–187.
  • Fikáček M. & Hebauer F. (2009): Taxonomic revision of New World species of the genus Oosternum Sharp, 1882 (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae: Sphaeridiinae) II. The O. convexum species group. Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 49(1): 103–117.
  • Fikáček M. & Trávníček D. (2009): Georissidae of the United Arab Emirates. Pp.145–148. In: van Harten, A. (ed.): Arthropod fauna of the UAE, volume 2.
  • Fikáček M. (2009): Order Coleoptera. Family Helophoridae. Pp. 142–144. In: van Harten, A. (ed.): Arthropod fauna of the UAE, volume 2.
  • Fikáček M., Hebauer F. & Hansen M. (2009): Taxonomic revision of New World species of the genus Oosternum Sharp, 1882 (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae: Sphaeridiinae) I. Definition of species groups and revision of O. aequinoctiale species group. Zootaxa 2054: 1–37.
  • Hájek J. & Fikáček M. (2008): A review of the genus Satonius (Coleoptera: Myxophaga: Torridincolidae): taxonomic revision, larval morphology, notes on wing polymorphism, and phylogenetic implications. Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 48: 655–676.
  • Fikáček M., Archangelsky M. & Torres P. M. (2008): Primary chaetotaxy of the larval head capsule and head appendages of the Hydrophilidae (Insecta: Coleoptera) based on larvae of the genus Hydrobius Leach. Zootaxa 1874: 16–34.
  • Fikáček M. (2008): A new species of the genus Cyrtonion (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae: Megasternini) from the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 48: 27–35.
  • Bílý S., Fikáček M. & Šípek P. (2008): First record of myrmecophily in buprestid beetles: immature stages of Habroloma myrmecophila sp. nov. (Coleoptera: Buprestidae) associated with Oecophylla ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Insect Systematic & Evolution 39: 121–131.
  • Boukal D. S., Boukal M., Fikáček M., Hájek J., Klečka J., Skalický S., Šťastný J. & Trávníček D. (2008): Katalog vodních brouků České republiky. Catalogue of water beetles of the Czech Republic (Coleoptera: Sphaeriusidae, Gyrinidae, Haliplidae, Noteridae, Hygrobiidae, Dytiscidae, Helophoridae, Georissidae, Hydrochidae, Spercheidae, Hydrophilidae, Hydraenidae, Scirtidae, Elmidae, Dryopidae, Limnichidae, Heteroceridae, Psephenidae). Klapalekiana 43 (2007) (Supplementum): 1–289.
  • Anlas S., Fikáček M. & Tezcan S. (2008): Notes on the seasonal dynamics of the coprophagous Hydrophilidae (Coleoptera) in western Turkey, with first record of Megasternum concinnum for Turkish fauna. Linzer Biologische Beiträge 40(1): 409–417.
  • Fikáček M., Hájek J. & Prokop J. (2008): New records of the water beetles (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae, Hydrophilidae) from the central European Oligocene-Miocene deposits, with a confirmation of the generic attribution of Hydrobiomorpha enspelense Wedmann 2000. Annales de la Société Entomologique de France (n.s.) 44(2): 187–199.
  • Prokop J. & Fikáček M. (2007): Early Oligocene insect fauna from Seifhennersdorf (Saxony, Germany). Acta Musei Nationalis Pragae, series B - Historia Naturalis 63 (2–4): 205–213
  • Fikáček M. (2007): Emmidolium excavatum Orchymont (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae: Sphaeridiinae) confirmed in Africa and the Arabian peninsula. Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 47: 117–122.
  • Fikáček M. & Angus R. B. (2006): Helophorus (Thaumhelophorus) inexpectatus ANGUS, 1995 – description of male genitalia and notes on morphological variability and bionomy (Coleoptera: Helophoridae). Koleopterologische Rundschau 76: 277–282.
  • Fikáček M. & Short, A. E. Z. (2006): A revision of the Neotropical genus Motonerus Hansen (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae: Sphaeridiinae). Zootaxa 1268: 1–38.
  • Fikáček M. (2006): Contributions to the taxonomy of the genera Pachysternum and Cyrtonion (Coleoptera, Hydrophilidae, Sphaeridiinae). Biologia 61(2): 149–157.
  • Fikáček M. (2006): Taxonomic status of Cercyon alpinus, C. exorabilis, C. strandi and C. tatricus and notes on their biology (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae: Sphaeridiinae).Annalen des Naturhistorischen Museums in Wien 107 B (2005): 145–164.
  • Fikáček M. & Boukal D. S. (2005): Review of LÖBL I. & SMETANA A. (eds.) 2004: Catalogue of Palaearctic Coleoptera. Volume 2. Hydrophiloidea – Histeroidea – Staphylinoidea. Klapalekiana 41:88-90.
  • Trávníček D., Fikáček M. & Boukal M. (2005): Hydrophiloidea (vodomilove). Pp. 422–424. In: Farkac J., Kral D. & Skorpik M. (eds.): Červený seznam ohrožených druhů České republiky [Red list of threatened species in the Czech Republic]. Agentura ochrany přírody a krajiny České republiky, Praha.
  • Trávníček D., Hájek J. & Fikáček M. (2005): Vodní brouci rybníku v CHKO Zďárské vrchy [Water Beetles of the Ponds in the Zdarske vrchy PLA](Coleoptera: Gyrinidae, Haliplidae, Noteridae, Dytiscidae, Helophoridae, Hydrochidae, Spercheidae, Hydrophilidae, Hydraenidae). Acta rerum naturalium 1:117–125.
  • Fikáček M. & Hebauer, F. (2005): A new aberrant species of the genus Pacrillum from Nepal (Hydrophilidae: Sphaeridiinae: Megasternini). Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 45: 59–64.
  • Fikáček M. (2005): Taxonomic revision of the Cercyon (Arcocercyon) dieganus species group (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae: Sphaeridiinae). Bulletin del´Institute Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique, Entomologie 75: 79–102.
  • Archangelsky M. & Fikáček M. (2004): Description of the egg case and larva of Anacaena and a revision of the knowledge of Anacaenini larvae and their relationships (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae: Hydrophilinae). European Journal of Entomology 101(4): 629–636.
  • Fikáček M. & Boukal M. (2004): Pachysternum capense, a new genus and species for Europe, and updated key to genera and subgenera of European Sphaeridiinae (Coleoptera: Hydrophilidae). Klapalekiana 40: 1–12.
  • Boukal D.S., Fikáček M., Hajek J., Šťastný J. & Trávníček D. (2003): Water Beetles of the Novohradské hory Mts. Pp. 163–174. In: Papacek M. (Ed.): Biodiverzita a přírodní podmínky Novohradských hor II. Jihočeská Univerzita a Entomologický ustav AV CR, České Budějovice. 221 pp.
  • Boukal D. S., Boukal M., Fikáček M., Šťastný J. & Trávníček D. (2002): Předbezný seznam vodních brouků Novohradských hor (Coleoptera: Haliplidae, Gyrinidae, Noteridae, Dytiscidae, Hydraenidae, Helophoridae, Spercheidae, Hydrophilidae, Scirtidae, Elmidae). Pp. 237–240 In: Papáček M. (Ed.): Biodiverzita a přírodní podminky Novohradských hor. Jihočeská Univerzita a Entomologicky ustav AV ČR, České Budějovice. 285

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