Pavel Pipek

Pavel Pipek
Institute of Botany of the ASCR · Department of Invasion Ecology

PhD

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Introduction
My main focus is now the history of avian invasions in New Zealand. Furthermore, I am working on citizen-science project Yellowhammer Dialects (http://www.yellowhammers.net) which aims to map distribution of yellowhammer dialects in the UK and in New Zealand, while supporting the Polish and Suisse sister projects as a webadmin.
Additional affiliations
July 2017 - present
Institute of Botany of the ASCR
Position
  • PostDoc Position
July 2017 - present
Charles University in Prague
Position
  • Researcher
November 2015 - June 2017
Institute of Botany of the ASCR
Position
  • Researcher
Education
September 2011 - June 2017
Charles University in Prague
Field of study
  • Ecology
October 2007 - October 2010
Charles University in Prague
Field of study
  • Ecology and Ethology

Publications

Publications (18)
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Tissue samples are frequently collected to study various aspects of avian biology, but in many cases these samples are not used in their entirety and are stored by the collector. The already collected samples provide a largely overlooked opportunity because they can be used by different researchers in different biological fields. Broad reuse of sam...
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Abstract Invasive alien species are a major threat to biodiversity and human activities, providing a strong incentive to understand the processes by which alien invasion occurs. While it is important to understand the determinants of success at each of several invasion stages—transport, introduction, establishment, and spread—few studies have explo...
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According to the most recent (2005) compendium on the history of the European hedgehog (Erinaceus europaeus) in New Zealand, this small insectivorous mammal was first brought from Europe to the South Island in the 19th century. This introduction has been presumed to be the source of hedgehogs that subsequently spread to the North Island. This view...
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Song dialects, as a special case of geographic variation in vocalization, are useful tools in the study of a number of topics ranging from cultural evolution to the emergence of reproductive barriers, and thus continue to be the focus of many bird‐song studies. The Yellowhammer Emberiza citrinella is a common Palaearctic bird with a long breeding s...
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New Zealand is home to around 40 alien bird species, but about 80 more were introduced in the 19th century and failed to establish. As most of these introductions were deliberate and documented in detail by the acclimatisation societies responsible for them, New Zealand bird invasions are often used as a model system to unravel what determines the...
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Citizen science (CS) has evolved over the past decades as a working method involving interested citizens in scientific research, for example by reporting observations, taking measurements or analysing data. In the past, research on animal behaviour has been benefitting from contributions of citizen scientists mainly in the field of ornithology but...
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Biological invasions are not only events with substantial environmental and socioeconomic impacts but are also interesting natural experiments, allowing the study of phenomena such as the cultural evolution of bird song following introduction. We took an excellent opportunity to compare the distribution of dialects of the yellowhammer (Emberiza cit...
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The Yellowhammer Emberiza citrinella has several song types that differ in their ending. A research project from the Czech Republic has been analyzing this song variability on a large scale across Europe and New Zealand. The aim of the present work is to examine the situation in Switzerland, for which the first author has recorded the songs of 42 i...
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New Zealand harbours a considerable number of alien plants and animals, and is often used as a model region for studies on factors determining the outcome of introductions. Alien birds have been a particular focus of research attention, especially to understand the effect of propagule pressure, as records exist for the numbers of birds introduced t...
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The Yellowhammer (Emberiza citrinella) is a bird with a very long history of research in geographic song variation, dating back to the 1920s. Numerous features make the Yellowhammer a suitable model for studying songbird dialects: it is a common and easily recognizable species, has a simple song, keeps singing long into the season, and has dialects...

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Projects (2)
Project
Revise the data about birds introduced to New Zealand, namely passerines.
Project
Citizen-science project (http://yellowhammers.net), whose aim is to map the geographic distribution of birdsong dialects of the Yellowhammer (Emberiza citrinella). Originally the project was limited just to Czech Republic and then to UK and New Zealand, however, we already host two sister projects (in Poland and Switzerland) on our website (http://yellowhammers.net) and are open to accept other sister projects, provided they will be "self-coordinated".