Albert Damaška


Current position:
Pre-graduate student, Charles University in Prague

Bc project:
Evolution and biogeography of flea beetles (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Galerucinae: Alticini)

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

Postal address:
Department of Zoology
Charles University
Viničná 7
CZ-12843 Praha 2
Czech Republic

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Albert Damaska


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., 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.
Conference presentations:
  • Damaška A. (2015) Xerotermní trosečníci: příklad refugia stepního hmyzu v rybniční krajině Hluboké nad Vltavou (transl.: Xeroterm castaways: an example of a xeroterm insects refugium in a pond landscape of Hluboká nad Vltavou), (in Czech), Zoological Days, Brno, Czech Republic (poster)
  • Damaška A. (2017) Taxonomy and Systematics in Modern Biology I: An Introduction, 2017 BIOTA Annual Convention and Scientific Sessions, Musuan, Bukidnon, Philippines (plenary speech)
Educational and popularizing publications:
  • Nunvář J., Balážová A., Černý J., Damaška A., Dvořáková R. M., Holcová M., Kodejš K., Mikát M., Pilátová J., Smyčka J., Smyčková M. (2015): Život je jen náhoda: Evoluce života na Zemi (transl.: Life is Only a Coincidence: Evolution of the Life on the Earth), (in Czech), Czech University of Life Sciences, Prague, ISBN: 978-80-213-2565-4
  • Smyčková M., Bendová Z., Buchbauerová L., Černý J., Damaška A., Kleisner K., Nedvědová T., Nunvář J., Pilátová J., Sekereš J., Vosolsobě S., Zemek, O. (2016): Budiž světlo! (transl. Let There Be Light!), Czech University of Life Sciences, Prague, ISBN: 978-80-213-2684-2
Field experience:

2011
Sardinia (2 weeks)
2012
Cuba (1 week)
2013

Cuba (2 weeks)
S Thailand (2 weeks)
Georgia (3 weeks)
Romania (2 weeks)
Italy (2 weeks)
2014

Cuba (2 weeks)
Tunisia (3 weeks)
Italy (1 week)
Macedonia (2 weeks)
2015

Cuba (3 weeks)
Thailand (4 weeks)
Turkey (3 weeks)
Italy (1 week)
2016

Cuba (3 weeks)
Thailand (3 weeks)
Georgia (4 weeks)
Indonesia (3 weeks)
2017Philippines (4 weeks)

Visited conferences:
  • 6th Dresden Meeting on Insect Phylogeny, Dresden, Germany, 2013
  • Zoological Days, Olomouc, 2012
  • Zoological Days, Ostrava, 2014
  • Zoological Days, Brno, 2015
  • Zoological Days, České Budějovice, 2016
  • 2017 BIOTA Annual Convention and Scientific Sessions, Musuan, Bukidnon, Philippines, 2017
Visited collections:
  • Department of Entomology, National Museum, Prague, Czech Republic
  • Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Central Mindanao University, Musuan, Bukidnon, Philippines
  • Personal collection of Paul Aston, Hong Kong.
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).