Mgr. Igor Malenovský, Ph.D.

Assistant professor, Terrestrial Invertebrate Research Group

Office: bldg. D31/118
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: 6 B.Sc. and 4 M.Sc. defended, 2 Ph.D. ongoing
Research activities
  • Systematics, morphology, biology and distribution of hemipteran insects, mainly jumping plant-lice (Psylloidea), leafhoppers and planthoppers (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"
  • 2019 -: academic editor of the international peer-reviewed journal "ZooKeys"
  • 2009 - 2018: 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
Selected publications
  • HEMALA, Vladimír, Petr KMENT a Igor MALENOVSKÝ. The comparative morphology of adult pregenital abdominal ventrites and trichobothria in Pyrrhocoroidea (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Pentatomomorpha). Zoologischer Anzeiger. Munich: Elsevier, 2020, roč. 284, January, s. 88-117. ISSN 0044-5231. doi:10.1016/j.jcz.2019.11.006. fulltext info
  • CHO, Geonho, Igor MALENOVSKÝ, Daniel BURCKHARDT, Hiromitsu INOUE a Seunghwan LEE. DNA barcoding of pear psyllids (Hemiptera: Psylloidea: Psyllidae), a tale of continued misidentifications. Bulletin of Entomological Research. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2020, roč. 110, č. 4, s. 521-534. ISSN 0007-4853. doi:10.1017/S0007485320000012. fulltext info
  • NAKABACHI, Atsushi, Igor MALENOVSKÝ, Ilia GJONOV a Yuu HIROSE. 16S rRNA sequencing detected Profftella, Liberibacter, Wolbachia, and Diplorickettsia from relatives of the Asian Citrus Psyllid. Microbial Ecology. New York: Springer, 2020, roč. 80, č. 2, s. 410-422. ISSN 0095-3628. doi:10.1007/s00248-020-01491-z. fulltext info
  • DAVRANOGLOU, Leonidas-Romanos, Beth MORTIMER, Graham K. TAYLOR a Igor MALENOVSKÝ. On the morphology and evolution of cicadomorphan tymbal organs. Arthropod Structure and Development. Oxford: Elsevier, 2020, roč. 55, MAR 2020, s. 1-22. ISSN 1467-8039. doi:10.1016/j.asd.2020.100918. fulltext info
  • CHO, Geonho, Igor MALENOVSKÝ a Seunghwan LEE. Higher-level molecular phylogeny of jumping plant lice (Hemiptera: Sternorrhyncha: Psylloidea). Systematic Entomology. London: Royal Entomological Society, 2019, roč. 44, č. 3, s. 638-651. ISSN 0307-6970. doi:10.1111/syen.12345. fulltext info
  • KMENT, Petr, Vladimír HEMALA a Igor MALENOVSKÝ. Scanning the Hyocephalidae: details of their external morphology with respect to phylogenetic relationships within Eutrichophora (Hemiptera: Heteroptera). Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae. Praha: Národní muzeum, 2019, roč. 59, č. 2, s. 423-441. ISSN 0374-1036. doi:10.2478/aemnp-2019-0032. fulltext info
  • DAVRANOGLOU, Leonidas-Romanos, Beth MORTIMER, Graham K. TAYLOR a Igor MALENOVSKÝ. On the morphology and possible function of two putative vibroacoustic mechanisms in derbid planthoppers (Hemiptera: Fulgoromorpha: Derbidae). Arthropod Structure and Development. OXFORD: ELSEVIER SCI LTD, 2019, roč. 52, SEP 2019, s. 1-15. ISSN 1467-8039. doi:10.1016/j.asd.2019.100880. fulltext info
  • STROIŃSKI, Adam, Igor MALENOVSKÝ a Dariusz ŚWIERCZEWSKI. Socoflata gen. nov., described for two new planthopper species from the mountains in Socotra island (Hemiptera: Fulgoromorpha: Flatidae). Zootaxa. Magnolia Press, 2018, roč. 4379, č. 3, s. 388-406. ISSN 1175-5326. doi:10.11646/zootaxa.4379.3.3. URL info
  • SONG, Zhi-Shun, Igor MALENOVSKÝ, Jian-Qin CHEN, Jürgen DECKERT a Ai-Ping LIANG. Taxonomic review of the planthopper genus Orthopagus (Hemiptera, Fulgoromorpha, Dictyopharidae), with descriptions of two new species. Zoosystematics and Evolution. 2018, roč. 94, č. 2, s. 369-391. ISSN 1860-0743. doi:10.3897/zse.94.26895. fulltext info
  • 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


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