Petr Keil

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Former Postdoctoral Researcher
Area of Interest: 
Research Fellow, iDiv, Leipzig, Germany

Former Postdoctoral Researcher




Keil P., Belmaker J., Wilson A.M., Unit P. & Jetz W. (2012) Downscaling of species distribution models: a hierarchical approach. Methods in Ecology and Evolution, online early. [pdf]

Storch D., Keil P.& Jetz W. (2012) Universal species–area and endemics–area relationships at continental scales. Nature, 488: 78-81. [pdf]

Keil P., Schweiger O., Kuhn I., Kuussaari M., Kunin W.E., Settele J., Henle K., Brotons L., Pe’er G., Lengyel S., Moustakas A., Steinicke H. & Storch D. (2012): Patterns of beta diversity in Europe: the role of climate, land cover and distance across scales. Journal of Biogeography, 39: 1473-1486. [pdf]

Kleisner K., Keil P., Jaros F. (2012) Biogeography of elytral ornaments in Palearctic genus Carabus: disentangling the effects of space, evolution and environment at a continental scale. Evolutionary Ecology, 26: 1025-1040. [pdf]

Henle et al. (2012) Nature Conservation–a new dimension in Open Access publishing bridging science and application. Nature Conservation, 1: 1-10.

Keil P., Biesmeijer J.C., Barendregt A., Reemer M. & Kunin W.E. (2011): Biodiversity change is scale-dependent: an example from dutch and UK hoverflies (Diptera, Syrphidae). Ecography, 34: 392-401. [pdf]

Simova I., Storch D., Keil P., Boyle B., Phillips O.L. & Enquist B.J. (2011) Global species-energy relationship in forest plots: role of abundance, temperature and species’ climatic tolerances. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 6: 842-856 [pdf]

Keil P., Herben T., Rosindell J. & Storch D. (2010) Predictions of Taylor’s power law, density dependence and pink noise from a neutrally modelled time series. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 265: 78-86. [pdf]

Sizling A.L., Storch D. & Keil P. (2009) Rapoport’s rule, species tolerances, and the latitudinal diversity gradient: geometric considerations. Ecology, 90: 3575-3586. [pdf]

Keil P. & Hawkins B.A. (2009) Grids versus regional species lists: are broad-scale patterns of species richness robust to the violation of constant grain size? Biodiversity and Conservation, 18: 3127-3137. [pdf]

Dixon A.F.G., Honek A., Keil P., Kotela M.A., Sizling A.L. & Jarosik V. (2009) Relationship between the minimum and maximum temperature thresholds for development in insects. Functional Ecology, 23: 257-264. [pdf]

Keil P., Dziock F. & Storch D. (2008) Geographical patterns of hoverfly (Diptera, Syrphidae) functional groups in Europe: inconsistency in environmental correlates and latitudinal trends. Ecological Entomology, 33: 748-757. [pdf]

Langrova I., Makovcova K., Vadlejch J., Jankovska I., Petrtyl M., Fetchner J., Keil. P., Lytvynets A. & Borkovcova M. (2008) Arrested development of sheep strongyles: onset and resumption under field conditions of Central Europe. Parasitology Research, 103: 387-392.

Keil P., Simova I. & Hawkins, B.A. (2008) Water-energy and the geographical species richness pattern of European and North African dragonflies (Odonata). Insect Conservation and Diversity, 1: 142-150. [pdf]

Konvicka M., Novak J., Benes J., Fric Z., Bradley J., Keil, P., Hrcek J., Chobot K. & Marhoul P. (2007): The last population of the Woodland Brown butterfly (Lopinga achine) in the Czech Republic: habitat use, demography and site management. Journal of Insect Conservation, 12: 549-560. [pdf]

Keil P. & Konvicka M. (2005): Local species richness of Central European hoverflies (Diptera: Syrphidae): a lesson taught by local faunal lists. Diversity and Distributions, 11: 417-426. [pdf]

Keil P. (2005): Microhabitat preferences of Stiletto-flies larvae (Diptera: Therevidae) in mountain primeval forest. Studia Dipterologica, 12(1): 87-92.

Area of Interest

Research Fellow, iDiv, Leipzig, Germany


2006 - 2010: PhD, Department of Ecology, Faculty of Science, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic. Dissertation: Macroecology of European invertebrates: spatial and temporal patterns extracted from heterogeneous data (supervisor David Storch).

2004 - 2005 (1 semester): Université de Rennes 1, France. Population biology and community ecology programme (Erasmus-Socrates EU exchange scheme).

2000 - 2005: MSc, University of South Bohemia in Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic. Thesis: Macroecology of Middle-European hoverflies (Diptera, Syrphidae) (supervisor Martin Konvicka).