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, Kopalová K, Kavan J, Vrbická K, Nývlt D, Nedbalová L, Stibal M, Kohler TJ (2023) Recently formed Antarctic lakes host less diverse benthic bacterial and diatom communities than their older counterparts. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 99:fiad08 doi: 10.1093/femsec/fiad087

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