Mgr. Igor Malenovský, Ph.D.

Office: bud. A31/118
Kamenice 753/5
625 00 Brno

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Curriculum vitae

Name, scientific degrees, date and place of birth
  • Mgr. Igor Malenovský, Ph.D., 10 May 1978, Brno (Czech Republic)
  • Department of Botany and Zoology
    Faculty of Science
    Masaryk University
    Kotlářská 2
    611 37 Brno
    Czech Republic
Current position
  • assistant professor
Education and academic qualifications
  • 2008: Ph.D. in Zoology, Masaryk University, Faculty of Science, Brno; thesis: "Systematics and biology of the jumping plant-lice of the family Phacopteronidae (Hemiptera: Psylloidea)"
  • 2001: Mgr. (=M.Sc.) in Systematic Biology and Ecology, Masaryk University, Faculty of Science, Brno
Professional experience
  • 2014 – : assistant professor, Department of Botany and Zoology, Masaryk University
  • 2010 – 2013: lecturer (10–20%), Department of Botany and Zoology, Masaryk University
  • 2001 – 2014: curator, Department of Entomology, Moravian Museum, Brno
Teaching activities
  • Principal lecturer: Taxonomy, phylogenetics & zoological nomenclature; Insect systematics and phylogeny; Entomology; Applied entomology; Advanced entomology; Information sources in zoology
  • Practicals: Field practice in zoology; Field course in entomology; Entomology
  • Theses supervisor: 5 B.Sc. and 3 M.Sc. defended, 2 M.Sc. and 2 Ph.D. ongoing
Research activities
  • Systematics, biology and distribution of jumping plant-lice (Hemiptera: Psylloidea), leafhoppers and planthoppers (Hemiptera: Auchenorrhyncha)
  • Ecology and conservation biology of insects in grasslands and post-industrial sites
Professional stays abroad
  • 2017: three-week stay at Embrapa Forestry research institute, Colombo, Paraná, Brazil
  • 2011: one-month research stay at the Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle, Paris, France (invited scientist fellowship)
  • 2008: two-week research stay at the Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle, Paris, France (Synthesys fellowship)
  • 2002 – 2003: twelve-month Ph.D. stay at the Naturhistorisches Museum and Universität Basel, Basel, Switzerland (Eidgenössische Stipendienkommission für ausländische Studierende fellowship)
Other academic activities, research projects, grants
  • 2014 -: member of the Doctoral Committee for Zoology
  • 2015 - 2016: project guarantee: "Distribution and Biology of the Vineyard Cicada (Tibicina haematodes) in the Czech Republic" (no. MGSII-46, EEA grants, Ministry of the Environment of the Czech Republic)
Non-university activities
  • 2001 -: curator of Auchenorrhyncha and Sternorrhyncha collections at the Department of Entomology, Moravian Museum, Brno
  • 1997 -: member of the regional committee for "Biologická olympiáda" (national competition in biology for secondary school students) in South Moravia
Other professional accomplishments
  • 2009 -: associate editor of the international peer-reviewed journal "Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae"
  • 2009 -: member of the Scientific board of the National Museum, Prague
  • 2010 -: member of the Scientific board of the Moravian Museum, Brno
  • 2010: organizer of the 17th Central European Auchenorrhyncha Meeting, 27–29 August 2010, Mikulov
Major publications
  • MALENOVSKÝ, Igor a Michael D. WEBB. Odomas linnavuorii, a new ground-dwelling leafhopper species from West Africa, with a nomenclatural note on the genus Coronophtus Van Stalle (Hemiptera: Auchenorrhyncha: Cicadellidae: Megophthalminae). Entomologica Americana, New York: NEW YORK ENTOMOLOGICAL SOC INC, 2017, roč. 122, č. 3, s. 418-434. ISSN 1947-5136. doi:10.1664/1947-5144-122.3.418. URL info
  • BONARI, Gianmaria, Karel FAJMON, Igor MALENOVSKÝ, David ZELENÝ, Jaroslav HOLUŠA, Ivana JONGEPIEROVÁ, Petr KOČÁREK, Ondřej KONVIČKA, Jan UŘIČÁŘ a Milan CHYTRÝ. Management of semi-natural grasslands benefiting both plant and insect diversity: The importance of heterogeneity and tradition. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, Amsterdam: ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV, 2017, roč. 246, August, s. 243-252. ISSN 0167-8809. doi:10.1016/j.agee.2017.06.010. fulltext info
  • PERCY, Diana M., Philip T. BUTTERILL a Igor MALENOVSKÝ. Three new species of gall-forming psyllids (Hemiptera: Psylloidea) from Papua New Guinea, with new records and notes on related species. Journal of Natural History, ABINGDON: Taylor & Francis, 2016, roč. 50, 17-18, s. 1073-1101. ISSN 0022-2933. doi:10.1080/00222933.2015.1104394. URL info
  • TROPEK, Robert, Ilona ČERNÁ, Jakub STRAKA, Petr KOČÁREK, Igor MALENOVSKÝ, Filip TICHÁNEK a Pavel ŠEBEK. In search for a compromise between biodiversity conservation and human health protection in restoration of fly ash deposits: effect of anti-dust treatments on five groups of arthropods. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, Springer, 2016, roč. 23, č. 14, s. 13653-13660. ISSN 0944-1344. doi:10.1007/s11356-015-4382-1. URL info
  • MALENOVSKÝ, Igor, Daniel BURCKHARDT, Dalva L. QUEIROZ, Rosy M. S. ISAIAS a Denis C. OLIVEIRA. Descriptions of two new Pseudophacopteron species (Hemiptera: Psylloidea: Phacopteronidae) inducing galls on Aspidosperma (Apocynaceae) in Brazil. Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae, Praha: Národní muzeum, Praha, 2015, roč. 55, č. 2, s. 513-538. ISSN 0374-1036. URL info
  • MALENOVSKÝ, Igor a Daniel BURCKHARDT. Jumping plant-lice of Socotra Island (Hemiptera: Psylloidea). Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae, Praha: Národní muzeum, 2014, roč. 54, č. 2014, s. 23-61. ISSN 0374-1036. URL info
  • FEDOR, Peter, Igor MALENOVSKÝ, Jaromír VAŇHARA, W. SIERKA a Josef HAVEL. Thrips (Thysanoptera) identification using artificial neural networks. Bulletin of Entomological Research, Cambridge, England: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS, 2008, roč. 98, č. 4, s. 437-447. ISSN 0007-4853. info