Jan Kollár

Dr Jan Kollár

(BSc, MSc, PhD Palacký University in Olomouc)

I am an evolutionary microbiologist interested in a wide variety of questions centered around the level of species, such as species definition, delimitation, identification, speciation, evolutionary history, cryptic diversity and biodiversity in general, especially in diatoms. Currently, I aim to strengthen my understanding of species from the ecological point of view by contributing to the exploration of microbial communities of alpine glacier-fed streams, ecosystems critically endangered by climate change.

You can e-mail me at jan.kollar.phd@gmail.com.

Recent publications

Kollár J, Poulíčková A, Dvořák P (2022) On the relativity of species, or the probabilistic solution to the species problem. Molecular Ecology 31:411-418. doi: 10.1111/mec.16218

Kollár J, Pinseel E, Vyverman W, Poulíčková A (2021) A time-calibrated multi-gene phylogeny provides insights into the evolution, taxonomy and DNA barcoding of the Pinnularia gibba group (Bacillariophyta). Fottea 21:62-72 doi: 10.5507/fot.2020.017

Kollár J, Pinseel E, Vanormelingen P, Poulíčková A, Souffreau C, Dvořák P, Vyverman W (2019) A Polyphasic approach to the delimitation of diatom species: a case study for the genus Pinnularia (Bacillariophyta). Journal of Phycology 55:365-379 doi: 10.1111/jpy.12825