Jan Pražák


Current position:
undergraduate student,
Charles University in Prague

Bc. project:
Evolution and biogeography of Histeroidea

E-mail: honza.prazak(at)email(dot)cz

Postal address:
Department of Zoology
Faculty of Science
Charles University in Prague
Viničná 7
CZ-128 43 Praha 2
Czech Republic

Jan Prazak


My research interests:
  • Histeroidae (Histeridae, Synteliidae, Sphaeritidae) – evolution, phylogeny, taxonomy, ecology
Conference presentations:
  • Pražák J. & Hadrava J. (2016) Potravní strategie jako faktor ovlivňující rychlost diverzifikace hmyzu (transl.: Feeding strategy as a factor affecting diversification rate of insects), (in Czech), Zoological Days, České Budějovice, Czech Republic (poster)

Organizing and lecturing of biology courses for basic 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 (2014 – recent).
  • Biozvěst (Biological Missionary) – a correspondence seminar, author of tasks (2016 – recent).
  • Biologický kroužek pro středoškoláky (Biological lectures for high school students) – lecturer (2019 – recent).
Visited conferences:

2014: Zoological Days, Ostrava, Czech Republic 2014
2015: 7th Dresden Meeting on Insect Phylogeny, Dresden, Germany, 2015
2015: Zoological Days, Brno, Czech Republic, 2015
2015: Immature Beetles Meeting, Prague, Czech Republic, 2015
2016: Zoological Days, České Budějovice, Czech Republic, 2016
2019: 9th Dresden Meeting on Insect Phylogeny, Dresden, Germany, 2019

Field experience:

2013: Switzerland (1 week)
2014:
Greece – Corfu (1 week)
2014:
Georgia (2 weeks)
2014:
Bulgaria (2 weeks)
2015:
Mexico – Yucatan (3 weeks)
2015:
Italy (3 weeks)
2016:
Israel (3 weeks)
2016:
Vietnam (1 week)
2019:
Morocco (2 weeks)

Visited collections:
  • Department of Entomology, National Museum, Prague, Czech Republic
  • Muzeum Východních Čech, Hradec Králové, Czech Republic
  • Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel