Petr Keil

Principal investigator
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I am a macroecologist doing research on issues of spatial scale, statistics, and biodiversity, with particular focus on temporal change of biodiversity. I work at Faculty of Environmental Sciences of Czech University of Life Sciences (CZU) where I teach macroecology, biogeography, and Bayesian statistics. I am also an associate editor of Global Ecology and Biogeography (Wiley) and Nature Conservation (Pensoft).



Biodiversity promotes resistance but dominant species shape recovery of grasslands under extreme drought

The relationship between remotely-sensed spectral heterogeneity and bird diversity is modulated by landscape type

Decomposing biodiversity change to processes of extinction, colonization, and recurrence across scales

SPARSE 1.0 - a template for databases of species inventories, with an open example of Czech birds

The relationship between spectral and plant diversity: Disentangling the influence of metrics and habitat types at the landscape scale

Integrating presence-only and presence–absence data to model changes in species geographic ranges: An example in the Neotropics

How has bird biodiversity changed over time? A review across spatio-temporal scales

Scale mismatches between predictor and response variables in species distribution modelling: A review of practices for appropriate grain selection

Decomposing trends in bird populations: Climate, life histories and habitat affect different aspects of population change

Mechanisms behind elevational plant species richness patterns revealed by a trait-based approach

Disentangling spatial and environmental effects: Flexible methods for community ecology and macroecology

Habitats as predictors in species distribution models: Shall we use continuous or binary data?

The use of GEDI canopy structure for explaining variation in tree species richness in natural forests

bRacatus: A method to estimate the accuracy and biogeographical status of georeferenced biological data

All together now: Limitations and recommendations for the simultaneous analysis of all eukaryotic soil sequences

Measurement and analysis of interspecific spatial associations as a facet of biodiversity

A cross-scale assessment of productivity–diversity relationships

Testing macroecological abundance patterns: The relationship between local abundance and range size, range position and climatic suitability among European vascular plants

Data integration for large-scale models of species distributions

Common competitors and rare friends

Z-scores unite pairwise indices of ecological similarity and association for binary data

Environment- and trait-mediated scaling of tree occupancy in forests worldwide

Assessing sampling coverage of species distribution in biodiversity databases

Global patterns and drivers of tree diversity integrated across a continuum of spatial grains

Essential biodiversity variables for mapping and monitoring species populations

Macroecological and macroevolutionary patterns emerge in the universe of GNU/Linux operating systems

Macroecology to unite all life, large and small

Model averaging in ecology: a review of Bayesian, information-theoretic, and tactical approaches for predictive inference

Spatial scaling of extinction rates: Theory and data reveal nonlinearity and a major upscaling and downscaling challenge

Which latitudinal gradients for genetic diversity?

On the decline of biodiversity due to area loss

Historical biogeography using species geographical ranges

Prevalence of zoophilia in Czech sado-masochistic community

Life span in the wild: the role of activity and climate in natural populations of bees

Environmental effects on the shape variation of male ultraviolet patterns in the Brimstone butterfly (Gonepteryx rhamni, Pieridae, Lepidoptera)

Downscaling the environmental associations and spatial patterns of species richness

Limits of uncertainty about estimates of probability of ecological events

Comment on “High-resolution global maps of 21st-century forest cover change”

Uncertainty, priors, autocorrelation and disparate data in downscaling of species distributions

Fine-scale malaria risk mapping from routine aggregated case data

Scaling communities and biodiversity

Downscaling of species distribution models: a hierarchical approach

Biodiversity declines and biotic homogenization have slowed down for NW–European pollinators and plants

Biogeography of elytral ornaments in Palearctic genus Carabus: disentangling the effects of space, evolution and environment at a continental scale

Patterns of beta diversity in Europe: the role of climate, land cover and distance across scales

Universal species–area and endemics–area relationships at continental scales

Nature Conservation – a new dimension in Open Access publishing bridging science and application

Global species–energy relationship in forest plots: role of abundance, temperature and species’ climatic tolerances

Biodiversity change is scale–dependent: an example from dutch and UK hoverflies (Diptera, Syrphidae)

Predictions of Taylor's power law, density dependence and pink noise from a neutrally modeled time series

Rapoport's rule, species tolerances, and the latitudinal diversity gradient: geometric considerations

Grids versus regional species lists: are broad-scale patterns of species richness robust to the violation of constant grain size?

Relationship between the minimum and maximum temperature thresholds for development in insects

Water-energy and the geographical species richness pattern of European and North African dragonflies (Odonata)

Geographical patterns of hoverfly (Diptera, Syrphidae) functional groups in Europe: inconsistency in environmental correlates and latitudinal trends

The last population of the Woodland Brown butterfly (Lopinga achine) in the Czech Republic: habitat use, demography and site management

Microhabitat preferences of Stiletto-flies larvae (Diptera: Therevidae) in mountain primeval forest

Local species richness of Central European hoverflies (Diptera: Syrphidae): a lesson taught by local faunal lists