Vojtech Novotny

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Affiliation: Institute of Entomology
Country: Czech Republic

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Low host specificity of herbivorous insects in a tropical forest
    Vojtech Novotny
    Institute of Entomology, Czech Academy of Sciences and Biological Faculty, University of South Bohemia, Branisovska 31, 370 05 Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic
    Nature 416:841-4. 2002
  2. doi request reprint Insects on plants: explaining the paradox of low diversity within specialist herbivore guilds
    Vojtech Novotny
    Biology Center, Czech Academy of Sciences and Faculty of Science, University of South Bohemia, Branisovska 31, 370 05 Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic
    Am Nat 179:351-62. 2012
  3. pmc Predictably simple: assemblages of caterpillars (Lepidoptera) feeding on rainforest trees in Papua New Guinea
    Vojtech Novotny
    Institute of Entomology, Czech Academy of Sciences and Biological Faculty, University of South Bohemia, Branisovska 31, 370 05 Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic
    Proc Biol Sci 269:2337-44. 2002
  4. pmc Host specificity of insect herbivores in tropical forests
    Vojtech Novotny
    Institute of Entomology, Czech Academy of Sciences and Biological Faculty, University of South Bohemia, Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic
    Proc Biol Sci 272:1083-90. 2005
  5. ncbi request reprint Why are there so many species of herbivorous insects in tropical rainforests?
    Vojtech Novotny
    Institute of Entomology, Czech Academy of Sciences and Department of Zoology, University of South Bohemia, Branisovska 31, 370 05 Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic
    Science 313:1115-8. 2006
  6. ncbi request reprint Low beta diversity of herbivorous insects in tropical forests
    Vojtech Novotny
    Biology Center of the Czech Academy of Sciences and School of Biological Sciences, University of South Bohemia, Branisovska 31, 370 05 Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic
    Nature 448:692-5. 2007
  7. doi request reprint Guild-specific patterns of species richness and host specialization in plant-herbivore food webs from a tropical forest
    Vojtech Novotny
    Biology Center, Czech Academy of Sciences and Faculty of Science, University of South Bohemia, Branisovska 31, 370 05 Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic
    J Anim Ecol 79:1193-203. 2010
  8. doi request reprint Why are there more arboreal ant species in primary than in secondary tropical forests?
    Petr Klimes
    Faculty of Science, University of South Bohemia, Branisovska 31, CZ 370 05 Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic
    J Anim Ecol 81:1103-12. 2012
  9. ncbi request reprint Phylogenetic dispersion of host use in a tropical insect herbivore community
    George D Weiblen
    Department of Plant Biology, University of Minnesota, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55108, USA
    Ecology 87:S62-75. 2006

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Publications9

  1. ncbi request reprint Low host specificity of herbivorous insects in a tropical forest
    Vojtech Novotny
    Institute of Entomology, Czech Academy of Sciences and Biological Faculty, University of South Bohemia, Branisovska 31, 370 05 Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic
    Nature 416:841-4. 2002
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  2. doi request reprint Insects on plants: explaining the paradox of low diversity within specialist herbivore guilds
    Vojtech Novotny
    Biology Center, Czech Academy of Sciences and Faculty of Science, University of South Bohemia, Branisovska 31, 370 05 Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic
    Am Nat 179:351-62. 2012
    ..Specialized insect guilds may therefore comprise a larger component of overall diversity in the tropics (where they are also poorly known taxonomically) than in the temperate zone, which has lower plant diversity...
  3. pmc Predictably simple: assemblages of caterpillars (Lepidoptera) feeding on rainforest trees in Papua New Guinea
    Vojtech Novotny
    Institute of Entomology, Czech Academy of Sciences and Biological Faculty, University of South Bohemia, Branisovska 31, 370 05 Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic
    Proc Biol Sci 269:2337-44. 2002
    ..These results demonstrate that, contrary to some previous suggestions, insect herbivore assemblages in tropical rainforests have a predictable structure and, as such, are amenable to study...
  4. pmc Host specificity of insect herbivores in tropical forests
    Vojtech Novotny
    Institute of Entomology, Czech Academy of Sciences and Biological Faculty, University of South Bohemia, Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic
    Proc Biol Sci 272:1083-90. 2005
    ..This conclusion, together with the recent downward revisions of extremely high estimates of tropical species richness, suggest that tropical ecosystems may not be as biodiverse as previously thought...
  5. ncbi request reprint Why are there so many species of herbivorous insects in tropical rainforests?
    Vojtech Novotny
    Institute of Entomology, Czech Academy of Sciences and Department of Zoology, University of South Bohemia, Branisovska 31, 370 05 Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic
    Science 313:1115-8. 2006
    ..These findings suggest that the latitudinal gradient in insect species richness could be a direct function of plant diversity, which increased sevenfold from our temperate to tropical study sites...
  6. ncbi request reprint Low beta diversity of herbivorous insects in tropical forests
    Vojtech Novotny
    Biology Center of the Czech Academy of Sciences and School of Biological Sciences, University of South Bohemia, Branisovska 31, 370 05 Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic
    Nature 448:692-5. 2007
    ....
  7. doi request reprint Guild-specific patterns of species richness and host specialization in plant-herbivore food webs from a tropical forest
    Vojtech Novotny
    Biology Center, Czech Academy of Sciences and Faculty of Science, University of South Bohemia, Branisovska 31, 370 05 Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic
    J Anim Ecol 79:1193-203. 2010
    ..6. A comprehensive classification of insect herbivores into 24 guilds is proposed, providing a framework for comparative analyses across ecosystems and geographical regions...
  8. doi request reprint Why are there more arboreal ant species in primary than in secondary tropical forests?
    Petr Klimes
    Faculty of Science, University of South Bohemia, Branisovska 31, CZ 370 05 Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic
    J Anim Ecol 81:1103-12. 2012
    ..We suggest that the majority of arboreal species losses in secondary tropical forests are attributable to simpler vegetation structure, combined with lower turnover of nesting microhabitats between trees...
  9. ncbi request reprint Phylogenetic dispersion of host use in a tropical insect herbivore community
    George D Weiblen
    Department of Plant Biology, University of Minnesota, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55108, USA
    Ecology 87:S62-75. 2006
    ..We interpret this as evidence that a substantial fraction of tropical forest insect herbivores are clade specialists...