RNDr. Petr Pařil, Ph.D.

Kancelář: bud. A32/321
Kamenice 753/5
625 00 Brno

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Telefon: 549 49 8563

Curriculum vitae

Name, first names, scientific degrees
  • RNDr. Pařil Petr, Ph.D.
  • Department of Zoology and Ecology, Faculty of Science, Masaryk University, Kotlářská 2, 61137 Brno, Czech Republic
Function, current position
  • research specialist, partially lecturer
Education and academic qualifications
  • Ph.D. (2005 – 2011) hydrobiology, Department of Botany and Zoology, Faculty of Science Masaryk University Brno, Title of thesis: The impact of extreme hydrological events on structure of selected groups of temporary and permanent fauna in streams
  • RNDr. (Dr. rer. nat.) 2011 hydrobiology, Department of Botany and Zoology, Faculty of Science Masaryk University Brno, Title of thesis: Expansion of stonefly Leuctra geniculata (Plecoptera: Leuctridae) in the area of the Czech Republic
  • MSc. (1986-1992) hydrobiology, Department of Zoology, Faculty of Science Masaryk University Brno
Professional experience
  • 2002 – until now - hydrobiologist, Department of Botany and Zoology, Faculty of Science Masaryk University Brno, (intermittent streams ecology, population genetics, insects expansions, hydromorphology, aquatic oligochaeta and diptera larvae)
  • 2011 – 2016 - hydrobiologist, T. G. Masaryk Water Research Institute Prague – Brno branch
  • 1996-2002 - specialist (river restoration projects and landscape protection), Czech Environmental Inspections Brno
  • 1992-1996 – hydrobiologist (research and monitoring), Agency of Nature and Landscape protection of the Czech Republic
Teaching activities
  • 2004 - until now – Department of Botany and Zoology, Faculty of Science Masaryk University Brno, more that 6 different courses
  • Biology of aquatic macroinvertebrates
  • Management of endangered ecosystems
  • Field excursion for environmental problems
  • Limnological methods
  • Protection of endangered animals
  • Palaeolimnological analysis of chironomids etc.
Research activities
  • International projects:
  • InterStream (INTER-COST: LTC17017) - (2017-2020) - Validation of bioindication methods as tools for sustainable management of intermittent streams in Central European region, their transfer into the practice – (team leader)
  • DryGrad (2017-2018) Effects of DRYing on European river communities: a west-eastern GRADient perspective (proposer)
  • SMIRES (2016-2019) Science and Management of Intermittent Rivers and Ephemeral Streams (secondary proposer)
  • STAR (2002-2004) - Standardisation of River Classifications (macroinvertebrate analysis, team member)
  • ASSESS-HKH project (2005-2008) - Development of an Assessment System to Evaluate the Ecological Status of Rivers in the Hindu Kush-Himalayan Region (macroinvertebrate analysis)
  • National projects:
  • BIODROUGHT project (2012-2015) – Drying out of streams during climate change: prediction of risk and biological indication of drought periods as new methods for water resources and landscape management - (www.biodrought.eu) – (team leader)
  • GAUK 204215 Development of extinct travertine lake Santovka (SW Slovakia) and reaction of the vegetation to palaeoenvironmental changes during the late-glacial and Holocene (2015-2017) (palaeochironomid analysis)
  • Environmental gradients, vegetation dynamics and landscape changes in the West Carpathians from the Late Glacial up to the present time (2012-2015) (team member - palaeochironomid analysis)
  • Diversity of Biotic Communities and Populations: Causal Analysis of variation in space and time (2005-2011) – (team member, macroinvertebrate analysis)
  • Complex Approach to Restoration of Small Water Courses in Suburban Landscape (2006-2009) – contract for hydrobiological analysis
  • ARROW database project (2005-2006) - national database for river macroinvertebrates (macroinvertebrate analysis)
  • PERLA project (1999 – 2002) - prediction system for river assessment according macroinvertebrates (macroinvertebrate analysis)
Professional stays abroad
  • 2002 - France - La Bresse - (one week) - training proramme in sampling methods used in EU countries during STAR project (macroinvertebrates, phytobentos, hydromorphology, macrophytes)
  • 2014 - Hungary - University of Pécs - (one week) - ecology of intermittent streams (Mecek mountains) and lowland rivers (Drava river)
  • 2016 - France Lyon (IRSTEA) - (one week) - data analyses of macroinvertebrates from intermittent streams
Other academic activities, research projects, grants
  • Membership:
  • 2016 - Management and Steering committees of SMIRES project (Science and Management of Intermittent Rivers and Ephemeral Streams) - COST Action CA15113
  • 2016 - National representative in International Association for Danube Research (IAD)
  • 1992 - present: Czech Limnological Society, member
Most significant professional accomplishments
  • Awards of supervised students:
  • Barbora Loskotová - Student contest in XII. Conference of Czech and Slovak Limnological Society, Mikulov 2015 - Poster session - 2nd position
  • Alena Dostálová - Student contest in 10th Symposium for European Freshwater Sciences, Olomouc 2017 - winner of the poster session


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