Jakuš Rastislav

Jakuš Rastislav

DE Research Group

Ing. Rastislav Jakuš, PhD.

Slovak Academy of Sciences
Institute of Forest Ecology
Disturbance Ecology Research Group
Ľudovíta Štúra 1774/2
960 01 Zvolen
Phone: + 421 855 5330 914, ext.312; +421 905 217 169
Email: rasti.jakus@gmail.com


Education:

  • Ph.D from Plant Protection (1992-1997), Technical University, Zvolen, Slovakia
    • PhD. Thesis: : The spatial and time distribution of bark beetles (Col. Scolytidae) in a mountainous spruce ecosystem. Scolytidae) in a mountainous spruce ecosystem. Supervisor: Assoc. prof. Elemir Gogola & Prof. Julius Novotny
  • MSc. from Forestry/Forest Protection (1988-1992), Technical University, Zvolen, Slovakia
    • Bark beetles and stability of forest ecosystems in national nature reserve Polana nad Detvou. Supervisor: Assoc. prof. Elemir Gogola

Research experience:

  • European Forest Institute, Finland (November 15, 2006 – February 15, 2007) – study stay
  • EU Marie Currie fellowship, University of Orleans & INRA, France (April 1, 2003 – July 31, 2004)
  • Department of Entomology, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, U.S.A. (July 1 – September 30, 2000) – Awarded Fulbright scholarship – research stay
  • Department of applied zoology, Forestry Faculty, Ludwig-Maximilian University, München, Germany (August 1, 1995 – July 30, 1996) – Awarded DAAD scholarship – research stay
  • Department of chemical ecology, Swedish Agricultural University, Alnarp, Sweden (March 1 – May 30, 1995)- Awarded EERO scholarship, research stay
  • Pheromone group, Department of Animal Ecology, Lund University, Sweden (March 1 – June 30, 1993) – Awarded bilateral Slovak-Swedish study and research scholarship – research stay
  • Forest research station in Antalya, Turkey (July 26 – August 27, 1992) – forestry practice
  • Water and Environment Research Institute Nature Conservation Unit, Helsinki, Finland (August 2 – September 5, 1991) – study stay

Positions held:

  • Faculty of Forestry and Wood Sciences, Czech University of Life Sciences, Prague, Czech Republic (2017 – present)
  • Institute of Forest Ecology, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Zvolen, Slovakia (1996 – present; Head of Disturbance Ecology Research Group)
  • coordinator of EU funded INCO Copernicus project: Integrated risk assessment and new pest management technology in ecosystems affected by forest decline and bark beetle outbreaks (1999 – 2002)
  • Ph.D. student, Department of Forest Protection and Game Management, Technical University in Zvolen, Slovakia (1992 – 1996)
  • entomologist / collections compiling Central Slovakia Museum, Banská Bystrica, Slovakia (October 1991)

Awards:

  • Award for forest protection act of the year 1999
  • National Student Scientific Conference award in field of environmental sciences in 1992
  • Third price in Regional Round of Competition in Student Field Activities in field of biology in 1987
  • Award for successful solution in National Round of Biological Olympiad in 1986
  • First prize in Regional Round of Biological Olympiad in 1986
  • First prize in District Round of Competition in Student Field Activities in field of Biology 1986

Professional experience:

  • consultancy, bark beetle control planning and monitoring for National park Šumava and Ministry of Environment of Czech republic (2007 – 2010)
  • consultancy, bark beetle control planning and monitoring for protected areas in Slovakia (2005 – 2006)
  • consultancy and bark beetle control projecting for Urban forest of town Spišská Nová Ves (1995 – 2003)

Teaching experience:

  • teaching of part of forest protection lessons (abiotic, biotic factors, bark beetles, bark beetle control in Faculty of Forestry and Wood Sciences, Czech University of Life Sciences Prague (2011 – present)

Relevant scientific techniques and skills acquired:

  • Language skills:
    • English (fluently)
    • German (basic)
    • Russian (fluently)
    • French (beginner)
    • basic understanding of Slavonic languages.
  • Driving licence
  • Computing skills (PC, Apple)
  • Basic and advance statistic skills (SPSS, Statistica, R (basic))
  • Geographic information system and remote sensing skills (IDRISI, ARC INFO, ERDAS)
  • bark beetle laboratory breeding and bioassay skils
  • Forest inventory and dendrometry skills
  • Project management and co-ordination skills

List of my publications:

2017

Influence of different forest protection strategies on spruce tree mortality during a bark beetle outbreak

Mezei, Pavel; Blaženec, Miroslav; Grodzki, Wojciech; Škvarenina, Jaroslav; Jakuš, Rastislav

Influence of different forest protection strategies on spruce tree mortality during a bark beetle outbreak Journal Article

Annals of Forest Science, 74 , 2017, ISSN: 1297-966X.

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Interactions between windthrow, bark beetles and forest management in the Tatra national parks

Havašová, M; Ferenčík, J; Jakuš, R

Interactions between windthrow, bark beetles and forest management in the Tatra national parks Journal Article

Forest Ecology and Management, 391 , pp. 349-361, 2017, ISSN: 03781127.

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Storms, temperature maxima and the Eurasian spruce bark beetle  Ips typographus — an infernal trio in Norway spruce forests of the Central European High Tatra Mountains

Mezei, P; Jakuš, R; Pennerstorfer, J; Havašová, M; Škvarenina, J; Ferenčík, J; Slivinský, J; Bičárová, S; Bilčík, D; Blaženec, M; Netherer, S

Storms, temperature maxima and the Eurasian spruce bark beetle Ips typographus — an infernal trio in Norway spruce forests of the Central European High Tatra Mountains Journal Article

Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 242 , pp. 85-95, 2017.

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2015

Reproductive isolation of Ips nitidus and I. shangrila in mountain forests of Western China: responses to chiral and achiral candidate pheromone components

Schlyter, F; Jakuš, R; Han, F Z; Kalinová, B; Mezei, P; Sun, J H; Ma, J H; Ujhelyiová, L; Zhang, Q H

Reproductive isolation of Ips nitidus and I. shangrila in mountain forests of Western China: responses to chiral and achiral candidate pheromone components Journal Article

Journal of Chemical Ecology, 41 (7), pp. 678-688, 2015.

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Applicability of a vegetation indices-based method to map bark beetle outbreaks in the High Tatra Mountains

Havašová, M; Bucha, T; Ferenčík, J; Jakuš, R

Applicability of a vegetation indices-based method to map bark beetle outbreaks in the High Tatra Mountains Journal Article

Annals of Forest Research, 58 (2), pp. 295-310, 2015.

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Hodnotenie zdravotného stavu smreka vo vzťahu smreka k náletu podkôrneho hmyzu a k odumieraniu lesa [Evaluation of Norway spruce helath status in relationships with bark beetle outbreak and forest dying]

Jakuš, R; Cudlín, P; Slivinský, J; Mezei, P; Majdák, A; Blaženec, M

Hodnotenie zdravotného stavu smreka vo vzťahu smreka k náletu podkôrneho hmyzu a k odumieraniu lesa [Evaluation of Norway spruce helath status in relationships with bark beetle outbreak and forest dying] Book

Ústav ekológie lesa, Slovenská akadémia vied, Zvolen, 2015, ISBN: 978-80-89408-22-1.

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Princípy ochrany dospelých smrekových porastov pred podkôrnym hmyzom [Conservation principles of mature Norway spruce trees attacked by bark beetles]

Jakuš, R; Blaženec, M; Gurtsev, A I; Holuša, J; Hroššo, B; Křenová, Z; Longauerová, V; Lukášová, K; Majdák, A; Mezei, P; Slivinský, J

Princípy ochrany dospelých smrekových porastov pred podkôrnym hmyzom [Conservation principles of mature Norway spruce trees attacked by bark beetles] Book

Ústav ekológie lesa, Slovenská akadémia vied, Zvolen, 2015, ISBN: 978-80-89408-21-4.

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2014

Host and site factors affecting tree mortality caused by the spruce bark beetle (Ips typographus) in mountainous conditions

Mezei, P; Grodzki, W; Blaženec, M; Škvarenina, J; Brandýsová, V; Jakuš, R

Host and site factors affecting tree mortality caused by the spruce bark beetle (Ips typographus) in mountainous conditions Journal Article

Forest Ecology and Management, 331 , pp. 196–207, 2014.

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Co-localization of insect olfactory sensory cells improves the discrimination of closely separated odour sources

Binyameen, M; Jankuvová, J; Blaženec, M; Jakuš, R; Song, L; Schlyter, F; Andersson, M N

Co-localization of insect olfactory sensory cells improves the discrimination of closely separated odour sources Journal Article

Functional Ecology, 28 (5), pp. 1216–1223, 2014.

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Factors influencing the wind-bark beetles’ disturbance system in the course of an Ips typographus outbreak in the Tatra Mountains

Mezei, P; Grodzki, W; Blaženec, M; Jakuš, R

Factors influencing the wind-bark beetles’ disturbance system in the course of an Ips typographus outbreak in the Tatra Mountains Journal Article

Forest Ecology and Management, 312 , pp. 67–77, 2014.

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2012

The relationship between potential solar radiation and spruce bark beetle catches in pheromone traps

Mezei, P; Jakuš, R; Blaženec, M; Belánová, S; Šmídt, J

The relationship between potential solar radiation and spruce bark beetle catches in pheromone traps Journal Article

Annals of Forest Research, 55 (2), pp. 243-252, 2012, ISSN: 18448135.

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2011

Population dynamics of spruce bark beetle in a nature reserve in relation to stand edges conditions

Mezei, P; Jakuš, R; Blaženec, M; Belánová, S; Šmídt, J

Population dynamics of spruce bark beetle in a nature reserve in relation to stand edges conditions Journal Article

Folia Oecologica, 38 (1), pp. 73-79, 2011, ISSN: 13365266.

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