Albert Damaška


Current position:
PhD student, Charles University in Prague, Division of Animal Evolutionary Biology

E-mail:
aldamaska(at)gmail(dot)com

ResearchGate: my profile


Albert Damaska


  • I completed my Bc. and MSc. studied in the Fikáček lab at the Department of Zoology, Faculty of Science, Charles University
  • in September 2017 I defended my Bc. thesis Evolution and biogeography of flea beetles (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Galerucinae: Alticini).
  • in September 2019 I defended my MSc. thesis Evolution, biogeography and systematics of moss-inhabiting flea beetles (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Galerucinae)
Research interests:
  • moss-inhabiting flea beetles (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Galerucinae: Alticini) in the Oriental region
  • biogeography, taxonomy and phylogeny of flea beetles (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Galerucinae: Alticini)
  • faunistics and conservation of leaf beetles (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) in the Czech Republic

Published scientific papers:
  • Damaška A. F. & Aston P. (2019) Leaf litter and moss-inhabiting fleabeetles of Hong Kong (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Alticini). Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 59: 151-161. Link to the paper
  • Damaška A., Konstantinov A. (2016) A new species of Cangshanaltica Konstantinov et al., a moss-inhabiting flea beetle from Thailand (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Galerucinae: Alticini). Zootaxa 4107(1): 93–97. Link to the paper
  • Damaška A., Fiedler L. (2016) Contribution to knowledge of leaf beetles (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) of the Hůrka hill, an endangered xerothermic locality in Hluboká nad Vltavou (south Bohemia). Sborník Jihočeského Muzea v Českých Budějovicích, Přírodní vědy 56: 94–104.
Educational experience:
  • Invited resource person at the Central Mindanao University, Musuan, Bukidnon, Philippines – lectures for students and participation on leading a training worshop on molecular systematics (2017).
Organizing and lecturing of biological courses for elementary and high school students:
  • Fluorescenční noc (The Night of Fluorescence) – a 5 times per year ongoing weekend biological course for high school students in Faculty of Science, Charles University in Prague, organizer and lecturer (2012 – recent).
  • Biologická olympiáda (Biological Olympiad) – author of tasks and educational texts for high and elementary school students participating in the competition, lecturer of zoology (2015 – recent)
  • Biozvěst (Biological Missionary) – a correspondence seminar, author of tasks and lecturer in courses (2014 – recent).
  • Klub Natura (Club Natura) – a club for elementary and high school students organizing summer camps and foreign excursions around Europe – lecturer of excursions in invertebrate zoology (2013 – recent).
  • Biologický kroužek pro středoškoláky (Biological lectures for high school students) – lecturer (2014 – recent).Invited resource person at the Central Mindanao University, Musuan, Bukidnon, Philippines – lectures for students and participation on leading a training worshop on molecular systematics (2017).