Parák Michal

Parák Michal

Zvolen

Parák Michal, Ing., PhD.

Slovak Academy of Sciences
Institute of Forest Ecology
Department of Animal Ecology
Ľudovíta Štúra 1774/2
960 01 Zvolen
Phone:  +421 45 5241 111, kl.201
Email:  parak@savzv.sk

Research Interests: Forest insect ecology, insect pests, modern statistical tools


Education:

  • PhD. in Ecology and Biodiversity Conservation, Institute of Forest Ecology, SAS (2012-2015)
  • Ing. (MSc.) in Ecology and Biodiversity Conservation, Faculty of Ecology and Environmental Sciences, Technical University in Zvolen (2010-2012)
  • Bc. (BSc.) in Systematic Biology and Ecology, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Matej Bel University in Banská Bystrica (2007-2010)

Academic employment:

  • Post-Doc, Institute of Forest Ecology, SAS (since 2015)

Projects:

  • VEGA 2/0035/13 – Reactions of Animal Species to Changing Forest Structures (CO-PI)
  • VEGA 2/0052/15 – Functionally Important Animal Species in Forest Ecosystem Dynamics in New Environment (CO-PI)
  • VEGA 2/0012/17 – The Importance of Local Habitats and Microhabitats for The Spatial Distribution of Forest and Arboreal Arthropods (CO-PI)
  • APVV 14-0567 – Information and Warning System for Invasive Organisms in the Forests and Urban Areas (CO-PI)
  • COST Action Alien Challenge TD1209 – European Information System for Alien Species (CO-PI)

Internships and Scholarships:

  • 3-16 April 2017, internship in Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, Wallingford (UK) working on European Ladybird App project, supported by COST TD 1209 European Information System for Invasive Species
  • 1 February – 31 July 2015, 6 moths research stay in plant-insect interactions lab of Dr. JT Lill, Department of Biological Sciences, The George Washington University, Washington DC, supported by National Scholarship Programme of Slovak Republic
  • 15-26 September 2014, collecting field data for research of ladybird assemblages, Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, Wallingford (UK), supported by COST TD 1209

List of my publications:

2017

Species assemblages of ladybirds including the harlequin ladybird  Harmonia axyridis: a comparison at large spatial scale in urban habitats

Viglášová, S; Nedvěd, O; Zach, P; Kulfan, J; Parák, M; Honěk, A; Martinková, Z; Roy, H E

Species assemblages of ladybirds including the harlequin ladybird Harmonia axyridis: a comparison at large spatial scale in urban habitats Journal Article

BioControl, 62 (3), pp. 409-421, 2017.

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2016

Mites Trichouropoda and Uroobovella spp. (Uropodoidea) phoretic on bark beetles (Scolytinae): a comparison from a declining mountain spruce forest in Central Europe

Zach, P; Kršiak, B; Kulfan, J; Parák, M; Kontschán, J

Mites Trichouropoda and Uroobovella spp. (Uropodoidea) phoretic on bark beetles (Scolytinae): a comparison from a declining mountain spruce forest in Central Europe Journal Article

International Journal of Acarology, 42 (4), pp. 212-217, 2016, ISSN: 1945-3892.

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Distribution of Lepidopteran Larvae on Norway Spruce: Effects of Slope and Crown Aspect

Kulfan, J; Dvořáčková, K; Zach, P; Parák, M; Svitok, M

Distribution of Lepidopteran Larvae on Norway Spruce: Effects of Slope and Crown Aspect Journal Article

Environmental Entomology, 45 (2), pp. 436-445, 2016.

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2015

Parák, M; Kulfan, J; Zach, P

Are the moth larvae able to withstand tree fall caused by wind storm? Journal Article

Annals of Forest Research, 58 (1), pp. 185-190, 2015.

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2012

Parák, M; Kulfan, J; Svitok, M

Lepidopteran larval assemblages associated with three oak (Quercus spp.) species in the Čachtické Karpaty Mts (western Slovakia) Journal Article

Folia Faunistica Slovaca, 17 (3), pp. 247–256, 2012.

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