Curriculum vitae



Research fellowship:

2010-2011: Michael Balke Lab (Zoologische Staatsammlung, München, Germany) (half year)

2015: NERC Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (Helen Roy, Wallingford); a Anglia Ruskin University (Peter Brown, Cambridge) (one week)

2016: NERC Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (Helen Roy, Wallingford); a Anglia Ruskin University (Peter Brown, Cambridge) (two weeks)


Proffesional experience:

2014-present: Scientific researcher in Group Function of invertebrate and plant biodiversity in agro-ecosystems, Crop Research Institute, Prague

2007-2014: postdoctoral fellow (scientific researcher) in Department of Plant Ecology and Weed Science, Crop Research Institute, Prague

2004-2006: taxidermist in the Department of Entomology, National Museum in Prague

2006-2012: associate Editor of Snudebiller, special journal oriented on taxonomy, biology and ecology of weevils

2013-present: associate Editor of Journal of Insect Biodiversity, journal dedicated to publishing high quality novel scientific data on insect biodiversity



2008-2013: Catalogue of Palaearctic Coleoptera, Vol. 8 (Curculionidea: Hyperinae) (in cooperation with M.A. Alonso-Zarazaga)

2011-2014: Handbook of Zoology (in cooperation with R. Oberprieler and R. Caldara)  

Journal referee:

Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae, Acta Entomologica Serbica, Acta Societatis Zoologicae Bohemicae, Bulletin of Entomological Research, Deutsche Entomologische Zeitschrift, Environmental Entomology, Erica, European Journal of Entomology, Folia HeyrovskyanaGrass and Forage Science, Invertebrate SystematicsJournal of Insect Biodiversity, Journal of the Entomological Research Society, Klapalekiana, Neotropical Entomology, North-Western Journal of Zoology, Plant Protection ScienceScientia Agriculturae Bohemica, Snudebiller, Studies &Reports, Taxonomical Series, Thayensia, Weed Research, Weevil News, Západočeské entomologické listyZoology in the Middle East, Zootaxa



Czech Entomological Society (1999-present)

CURCULIO-Institut (2004-present)

Publications & presentations:  

see List of the scientific publications



2001-2003: GAUK 135/2001 B BIO: Taxonomy, ecology and zoogeography of selected polyphagous Coleoptera (cooperation with Dr. David Král and MSc. Petr Šípek (both Charles University, Czech Republic))

2004-2006: GAUK 228/2004 B BIO: Bionomy and taxonomy of the weevils of the tribe Hyperinae (Coleoptera: Curculionidae)

2007: SYNTHESYS project (HU-TAF-3028): The taxonomic revision of Donus caucasicus group (Coleoptera: Curculionidae, Hyperini) (2 weeks in Budapest, January 2007)

2008: SYNTHESYS project (ES-TAF-4049): Revision of the Hypera of the Iberian peninsula (Coleoptera: Curculionidae, Hyperini) (2 weeks in Madrid, January 2008)

2008: SYNTHESYS project (SE-TAF-4841): DWD (Digital-Weevil-Determination) of genus Hypera (Insecta: Coleoptera: Curculionidae) (2 weeks in Stockholm, October 2008)

2010-2012: KONTAKT-AMVIS (ME 10037): Determinants of host specificity of potential biocotrol agents (cooperation with Doc. Zuzana Münzbergová (Charles University, Czech Republic), Dr. Petr Maršík (Institute of Experimental Botany, Czech Republic) and Dr. Leland Russell (Wichita State University, USA))

2010-2011: Alexander von Humboldt Siftung:Cladistic analysis of the tribe Hyperini (Coleoptera: Curculionidae; Hyperinae) (half year in München, Germany, October 2010 – March 2011)

2011: SYNTHESYS project (HU-TAF-1340): Revision of the weevil genus Metadonus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae, Hyperini) (2 weeks in Budapest, October 2011) 

Organized conferences:

IBM (Immature Beetles Meeting)

Immature Beetles Meeting 2006 (Prague, November 3, 2006)

Immature Beetles Meeting 2007 (Prague, October 4-5, 2007)

Immature Beetles Meeting 2009 (Prague, October 1-2, 2009)

Immature Beetles Meeting 2011 (Prague, September 29-30, 2011)

Immature Beetles Meeting 2013 (Prague, October 3-4, 2013)

Immature Beetles Meeting 2015 (Prague, October 1-2, 2015)


Congress / Meetings:

2003: Zoologické dny (Brno, Czech Rep.)

2004: Zoologické dny (Brno, Czech Rep.)

2006: Zoologické dny (Brno, Czech Rep.)

         4th International Meeting of Curculio Institute (Cotignac, France)

         XVII. Česká a slovenská konference o ochraně rostlin (Prague, Czech Rep.)

         VIII. European Congress of Entomology (Izmir, Turkey)

         Immature Beetles Meeting (Prague, Czech Rep.)

2007: Zoologické dny (Brno, Czech Rep.)

         13th Symposium on Insect-Plant Relationships (Uppsala, Sweden)

         Immature Beetles Meeting 2007 (Prague, Czech Rep.)

         Seminář Svazu pěstitelů a zpracovatelů olejnin (Hluk na Moravě, Czech Rep.)

2008: Zoologické dny (České Budějovice, Czech Rep.)

         24th German Conference on Weed Biology and Weed Control (Hohenheim, Germany)

         5th International Meeting of Curculio Institut (Apuseni Mountains, Romania)

2009: Zoologické dny (Brno, Czech Rep.)

         3rd Workshop of EWRS Weeds and Biodiversity (Lleida, Spain)

         Immature Beetles Meeting 2009 (Prague, Czech Rep.)

2011: Immature Beetles Meeting 2011 (Prague, Czech Rep.)

2012: 97th Ecological Society of America (Portland, Oregon, USA)

2013: Zoologické dny (Brno, Czech Rep.)

          Immature Beetles Meeting 2013 (Prague, Czech Rep.)

2014: 15th SIP (Symposium on Insect-Plant Relationships) (Neuchâtel, Schwitzerland)

2015: 3rd Meeting of IOBC-WPRS study group “Benefits and risks of exotic biological control agents” (Bornholm, Denmark)

          Immature Beetles Meeting 2015 (Prague, Czech Rep.)

2016: Zoologické dny (České Budějovice, Czech Rep.)

          Aphidophaga 13 (Freising, Germany)

          BES (Liverpool, UK)


Field Experience:

1999: central Romania (3 weeks)

2000: south-western Bulgaria (3 weeks)

2001: western Syria (4 weeks)

2002: south-eastern Turkey (5 weeks)

2004: southern Portugal (5 weeks)

2005: southern Greece (4 weeks)

         northern and centralPortugal (3 weeks)

2006: southern France (1 week)

         Ecuador (provinces Napo and Pastaza) (5 weeks)

2008: central and southern Tunisia (1 week)

         western Romania (1 week)

2009: eastern Turkey (2 weeks)

2011: Egypt (1 week)

         southern Spain (2 weeks)

         USA (Kansas and Oklahoma) (2 weeks)

2012: USA (Orlando) (1 week)


Museum collections visited:

Deutsche Entomologische Institut, Münchenberg (Germany)

Hungarian Natural History Museum, Budapest (Hungary)

Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales, Madrid (Spain)

Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle de Nice (France)

Museum für Naturkunde der Humboldt-Universität, Berlin (Germany)

Muzeum východních Čech, Hradec Králové (Czech Republic)

Moravské zemské muzeum, Brno (Czech Republic)

Národní muzeum, Prague (Czech Republic)

Naturhistorisches Museum, Wien (Austria)

Naturhistoriska riksmuseet, Stockholm (Sweden)

Okresní muzeum v Mostě (Czech Republic)

Ostravské muzeum, Ostrava (Czech Republic)

Slezské zemské muzeum, Opava (Czech Republic)

Slovenské národné muzeum, Bratislava (Slovakia)

Západočeské muzeum, Plzeň (Czech Republic)

Zoological Institute, Russian Academy of Science, St. Petersburg (Russia)


Updated: December 09, 2016

Dr. Jiri Skuhrovec
Function of Invertebrate and Plant Biodiversity in Agrosystems
Crop Research Institute
Drnovska 507
161 06 Praha 6 - Ruzyne