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prof. RNDr. Aloisie Poulíčková, CSc.


  * 1961, Zlín
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Educational background & professional experience

  • 1980-1985: Faculty of Science Palacký University Olomouc, systematic biology and ecology, hydrobiology, RNDr.
  • 1985-1988: Botanical Institute, Academy of Science of the Czech Republic, Třeboň, phycology, PhD. studies
  • 1989-1993: Microbiological Institute, Academy of Science of the Czech Republic, Třeboň, Dept. of autotroph microorganisms, research worker, PhD.
  • 1993-1996: Botanical Institute, Academy of Science of the Czech Republic, Třeboň, phycology, research worker
  • 1995-: Department of Botany, Faculty of Science, Palacký University Olomouc, research and pedagogical worker
  • 1998-: Assoc. Prof. in botany

Study and research abroad, lectures abroad

  • 1983 Symposium "Current problems in algology" Smolenice, Slovak Republic, lecture
  • 1987 Symposium "Progress in algal taxonomy" Smolenice, Slovak Republic, poster
  • 1997 6th International Phycological Congress, Leiden, Neederland, poster
  • 1999 2nd European Phycological Congress, Montecatini, Italy, lecture
  • 2000 16th International Diatom Symposium, Athens, Greece, lecture
  • 2000 International Conference „Algae and Extreme Environments“, Třeboň, Czech Republic, poster
  • 2001 Institute of Limnology, Austrian Academy of Science, Mondsee, research stay, lecture
  • 2001 15 th Meeting of German speaking diatomologists, Štětín, Poland, lecture
  • 2001 Microalgae and seaweed products in plant/soil-system“, Mosonmagyarovár, Hungary, lecture
  • 2002 Institute of Limnology, Austrian Academy of Science, Mondsee, research stay, lecture
  • 2001 Meeting of the Poland Botanical Socciety, Poznaň, Poland, lecture
  • 2001 „Shallow lakes“, Balatonfüred, Hungary, lecture
  • 2002 „Biology and Taxonomy of Green Algae IV“, Smolenice, Slovak Republic, lecture
  • 2002 17th International Diatom Symposium, Otawa, Canada, lecture
  • 2003 17 th meeting of German speaking diatomologists, Bremen, Germany, lecture
  • 2003 „Biotechnology of Microalgae“ Bergholz-Rehbrücke, Germany, lecture
  • 2003 Botanical Garden and Botanical Museum Berlin-Dahlem, Germany, stay
  • 2004 18. Deutschsprachiger Diatomologen Trefen (DDT), Iffeldorf, Německo
  • 2004 18th International Diatom Symposium, Miedzyzdroje, Polsko
  • 2004 Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, U.K., stáž
  • 2004 Meeting of British Diatom Socciety, Bristol, U.K.
  • 2005 Shallow Lakes, Dalfsen, Netherland
  • 2005 International Botanical Congress, Viena , Austria (poster)
  • 2005 Meeting of British Diaton Socciety, …., UK
  • 2005 Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, U.K., stáž (vyžádaná přednáška)
  • 2005 National History Museum, London, U.K., stáž (vyžádaná přednáška)

Membership in Scientific Societes

  • Czech Botanical Soccety
  • Czech Limnological Society
  • Czech Phycological Society
  • International Society for Diatom Research

Research activities

  • ecology of algae and cyanobacteria
  • biomonitoring
  • taxonomy, reproduction biology and autecology of diatoms
  • collection of cyanobacteria and algae
  • database of cyanobacteria and algae published from the territory of the Czech Republic
  • bibliography of the Czech Phycological Socciety
  • editorship of Czech Phycology, journal of the Czech Phycological Socciety and Czech Phycology Supplement

Tutor of Bc and MSc theses

  • Merta L.(1996): Algal flora of the Račí potok Brook
  • Bělohlávek J.(1996): Summer phytoplankton of the gravel-pit Chomoutov
  • Švajková,A.(1998): Algal flora of the peat bog Rejvíz
  • Lelková, E. (2001): Phytoplankton of selected pools in the Litovelské Pomoraví Protected Landscape Area.
  • Jarošová, A. (2002): Epiphytic algae of spring fens of the West Carpathians
  • Látal,A.(2001): Phytoplankton of lake Poděbrady in the Litovelské Pomoraví Protected Landscape Area.
  • Kmet,J. (1997): Seasonal dynamic of phytoplankton of reservoir Nové Mlýny
  • Tomčala,M.(1998): Algal flora of the Velička River in White Carpathians Protected Landscape Area
  • Štejgerlová,M.(1998): Algae of the State Nature Reserve Škrabalka
  • Palochová,A.(1998):Biodiversity of algae in pools near Olomouc
  • Bělohlávek,J.(1999): The influence of reservoirs to periphyton of the stream.
  • Barešová,M.(1999): The influence of reservoir Letovice to periphyton of the stream.
  • Navrátil,M.(2000): Changes in phytoplankton composition in gravel-pit Chomoutov
  • Kitner,M. (2000): Comparison of phytoplankton of selected fishponds near Protivanov
  • Vařeková Š.(2000): The influence of light to growth and morphology of planktic cyanobacteria
  • Hašler P.(2001): The influence of nutrients to growth and morphology of planktic cyanobacteria
  • Švajková, A. (2000): Algal flora of the peat bog Rejvíz
  • Sýkorová,P. (2000): The influence of reservoir Šance to diatoms of the Ostravice Riveri.
  • Háková, A.(2000): The influence of polution and acidification to streems in Krkonoše Mts.
  • Křenková,P. (2001): Distribution of algae on bryophytes at selected spring fens of Moravian-Slovakian borderline.
  • Dřímalová, D. (2001): The influence of light and nutrients to growth and morphology of Klebsormidium flaccidum
  • Pakostová, A. (2002): Phytoplankton of new fishponds near Hradec Králové
  • Karabinová,H. (2002): Algae of renew fishponds near Bouzov.
  • Křížová, B. (2003): Seasonal dynamics of phytoplankton at selected fishponds near Prostějov
  • Nováková,J. (2002): Distribution of epiphytic algae on Sphagnum
  • Lelková, E. (2003):Ecology of phytoplankton of selected pools in the Litovelské Pomoraví Protected Landscape Area.

Ph.D. students

  • Mgr. Miloslav Kitner, Ecology of attached algae (finished 2003)
  • Mgr. Petr Hašler, Ecology of planktic cyanobacteria (finished 2005)
  • Mgr. Darina Dřímalová, Biologically active substances in algae
  • Mgr. Eva Lelková, Ecology of phytoplankton in shallow waters
  • Mgr. Alena Kočárková, Ecology of algae in floodplain pools (finished 2004)
  • Mgr. Markéta Kozáková, MU Brno, Ecology of spring diatoms

Currently running projects

  • National program for conservation and utilisation of genetic resources of plants and microorganisms with food and agricultural importance B 3.7 Phytopathogenic microorganisms (spoluřešitel)

Teaching activities

  • Special algology
  • Algal ecology
  • Systematics and phylogeny of algae and fungi
  • Selected lessons in plant phylogeny


  • Kollár, J. , Pinseel E., Vanormelingen P., Poulíčková, A. , Souffreau C., Dvořák, P. , Vyverman W.(2019):A polyphasic approach to the delimitation of diatom species: a case study for the genus Pinnularia (Bacillariophyta). – Journal of Phycology(in press)
  • Villanueva, C. D., Garvey, A. D., Hašler, P. , Dvořák, P. , Poulíčková, A. , Norwich, A. R., Casamatta, D. A.(2019):Descriptions of Brasilonema geniculatum and Calothrix dumus (Nostocales, Cyanobacteria): two new taxa isolated from cemetery tombstones. Phytotaxa 387: 1-20.
  • Poulíčková, A. , Kollár, J. , Hašler, P. , Dvořák, P. , Mann, D.G.(2019):A new species Pinnularia lacustrigibba sp. nov. within the Pinnularia subgibba group (Bacillariophyceae). Diatom Research 33: 273-282.
  • Jahodářová, E., Dvořák, P. , Hašler, P. , Holušová, K., Poulíčková, A. (2018):Elainella gen. nov.: a new tropical cyanobacterium characterized using a complex genomic approach. European Journal of Phycology 53: 39–51
  • Dvořák, P. , Jahodářová, E., Casamatta, D. A., Hašler, P. , Poulíčková, A. (2018):Difference without distinction? Gaps in cyanobacterial systematics; when more is just to much. Fottea 18: 130– 136.
  • Hašler, P. , Pentecost, A., Jahodářová, E., Dvořák, P. , Poulíčková, A. (2018):Taxonomic revision of Ulva montana (Lightfoot 1777) and description of a new genus of Lightfootiella (Cyanophyceae, Chroococcaceae).
  • Villanueva, C. D., Hašler, P. , Dvořák, P. , Poulíčková, A. , Casamatta, D. A.(2018):Brasilonema lichenoides sp. nov. and Chroococcidiopsis lichenoides sp. nov. (cyanobacteria): two novel cyanobacterial constituents isolated from a tripartite lichen of headstones. Journal of Phycology 54: 224–233.
  • Hašler, P. , Casamatta, D. A., Dvořák, P. , Poulíčková, A. (2017):Jacksonvillea apiculata (Oscillatoriales, Cyanobacteria) gen. & sp. nov.: a new genus of filamentous, epipsamic cyanobacteria from North Florida. Phycologia, 56(3):284–295.
  • Dvořák, P. , Hašler, P. , Pitelková, P., Tabáková, P., Poulíčková, A. (2017):A new cyanobacterium from the Everglades, Florida – Chamaethrix gen. nov. Fottea 17: 269–276.
  • Jahodářová, E., Dvořák, P. , Hašler, P. , Poulíčková, A. (2017):Revealing the hidden tropical diversity among cyanobacteria using polyphasic approach, new genus Onodrimia (Synechococcales, Cyanobacteria). Phytotaxa 326: 25–40
  • Dvořák, P. , Casamatta, D. A., Hašler, P. , Jahodářová, E., Norwich, A. R., Poulíčková, A. (2017):Diversity of the cyanobacteria. In: Modern Topics in the Phototrophic Prokaryotes, Applied and Environmental Aspects (ed.: Patrick C. Hallenbeck), Springer Nature, Switzerland, pp. 3– 46.
  • Poulíčková, A. , Letáková, M. , Hašler, P. , Cox, E., Duchoslav, M. (2017):Species complexes within epiphytic diatoms and their relevance for the bioindication of trophic status.- Sci. Total. Environ. 599-600: 820-833.[PDF]
  • Hašler, P. , Ondřej, V. , Švécarová, M. , Sedlářová, M. , Vaidová, M., Poulíčková, A. (2017):Tritium influence on morphology, reactive oxygen species production and catalase gene expression in Pseudendoclonium basilense and Stigeoclonium nanum (Chlorophyta). Fottea 17(1): 127–135. DOI: 10.5507/fot.2017.012
  • Dvořák, P. , Casamatta, D. A., Hašler, P. , Poulíčková, A. (2015):Putative extremely long evolutionary stais in bacteria might be explained by serial convergence. - Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 112: E2229.
  • Dvořák, P. , Poulíčková, A. , Hašler, P. , Belli, M., Casamatta, D. A., a Papini, A.(2015):Species concepts and speciation factors in cyanobacteria, with connection to the problems of diversity and classification.- Biodiversity and Conservation, 24: 739–757.
  • Kollár, J. , Fránková M, Hašler, P. , Letáková, M. , Poulíčková, A. (2015):Epiphytic diatoms in lotic and lentic waters – diversity and representation of species complexes. - Fottea, 15: 259-271.
  • Poulíčková, A. , Dvořák, P. , Mazalová, P., Hašler, P. (2014):Epipelic microphototrophs: an overlooked assemblage in lake ecosystems. - Freshwater Science, 33: 513–523.
  • Dvořák, P. , Hindák,. F., Hašler, P. , Hindáková, A., Poulíčková, A. (2014):Morphological and molecular studies of Neosynechococcus sphagnicola, gen. et sp. nov. (Cyanobacteria, Chroococcales). - Phytotaxa, 170: 24–34.
  • Hašler, P. , Dvořák, P. , Poulíčková, A. , Casamatta, D.A.(2014):A novel genus Ammassolinea gen. nov. (Cyanobacteria) isolated from sub–tropical epipelic habitats. - Fottea, 14:241–248.
  • Hašler, P. , Dvořák, P. , Poulíčková, A. (2014):Johanseninema, a corrected name for a recentlz described genus of filamentous epipelic cyanobacteria. - Preslia 86: 293–294.
  • Hašler, P. , Dvořák, P. , Poulíčková, A. (2014):Johansenia, a new genus among filamentous epipelic cyanobacteria. Preslia, 86: 81-94.
  • Hašler, P. , Dvořák, P. , Johansen, J.R., Kitner, M. , Ondřej, V. , Poulíčková, A. (2012):Morphological and molecular study of epipelic filamentous genera Phormidium, Microcoleus and Geitlerinema (Oscillatoriales, Cyanophyta/Cyanobacteria). Fottea, 12: 341–358.
  • Dvořák, P. , Hašler, P. , Poulíčková, A. (2012):Phylogeography of the Microcoleus vaginatus (cyanobacteria) from three continents – a spatial and temporal characterization. PLoS ONE 7(6): e40153.
  • Hamsher, S.E., Evans, K.M., Mann, D.G., Poulíčková, A. , Saunders, G.W.(2011):Barcoding Diatoms: Exploring Alternatives to COI-5P. – Protist 162:405-422.
  • Hájek,M., Roleček,J., Cottenie,K., Kintrová,K., Horsák,M., Poulíčková, A. , Hájková, P., Fránková, M., Dítě D.(2011):Environmental and spatial controls of biotic assemblages in a discrete semi-terrestrial habitat: comparison of ofganisms with different dispersal abilities sampled in the same plots. – J. Biogeogr. 38:1683-1693, 2011
  • Mann, D., Poulíčková, A. , Sato,S., Evans, M.(2011):Scaly incunabula, auxospore development and girdle polymorphism in Sellaphora marvanii sp. nov.. J. Phycol. 47, early on line, 2011
  • Neustupa,J., Šťastný, J., Nemjová, K., Mazalová, P., Goodyer, E., Poulíčková, A. , Škaloud, P.(2011):A novel, combined approach to assessing species delimitation and biogeography within the well-known desmid species Micrasterias fimbriata and M. rotate. – Hydrobiologia 667: 223-239.
  • Mazalová, P., Šarhanová, P. , Ondřej, V. , Poulíčková, A. (2011):Quantification of DNA content in freshwater microalgae using flow cytometry: a modified protocol for selected green microalgae.- Fottea 11: 317-328.
  • Hašler, P. , Dvořák, P., Ondřej, V. , Kitner, M. , Hloušková, P., Poulíčková, A. (2011): The importance of polyphasic approach in the comparative study on Nodularia MERTENS ex BORNET et FLAHAULT (Nostocales, Cyanobacteria). - Preslia 83: 167-182.
  • Hašler, P. , Dvořák, P. , Ondřej, V. , Kitner, M. , Hloušková, P., Poulíčková, A. (2011):The importance of the polyphasic approach in a comparative study of Nodularia Mertens ex Bornet et Flahault (Nostocales, Cyanobacteria). Preslia, 83: 167–182.
  • Letáková M. , Poulíčková A. (2011):The Influence of Revitalization of the Fishpond in Bílá Lhota on Algal Flora I. – Succession of Phytoplankton in the First Year after Filling. Zprávy Vlastivědného muzea v Olomouci, 301, s. 3-11. ISSN 1212-1134
  • Hašler, P. , Poulíčková, A. (2010):Diversity, taxonomy and autecology of autochtonous epipelic cyanobacteria of the genera Komvophoron and Isocystis (Borziaceae, Oscillatoriales), Biologia, 65/1: 7-16
  • Mann, D.G., Poulíčková, A. (2010):Mating system, auxosporulation, species taxonomy and homoploid evolution in Amphora (Bacillariophyta). – Phycologia, 49 : 183-201
  • Poulíčková, A. , Veselá, J., Neustupa, J., Škaloud, P.(2010):Pseudocryptic Diversity versus cosmopolitanism in diatoms: a case study on Navicula cryptocephala and morphologically similar taxa. – Protist 161: 353-369.
  • Jirásková, D., Poulíčková, A. , Novák, O., Sedláková, K., Pěnčík, A., Hradecká, V., Strnad, M.(2009):High throughput screening technology for monitoring phytohormone production in microalgae. – J. Phycol., 45(1): 108-118.
  • Fránková, M., Poulíčková, A. , Neustupa, J., Pichrtová, M., Marvan, P.(2009):Geometric morphometrics – a sensitive method to distinguish diatom morphospecies: a case study on the sympatric populations of Reimeria sinuata and Gomphonema tergestinum (Bacillariophyceae) from the River Bečva, Czech Republic, Nova Hedwigia 88:81-95
  • Poulíčková, A. , Neustupa, J., Špačková, J., Škaloud, P.(2009):Distribution of epipelic diatoms in artificial fishponds along environmental and spatial gradients. – Hydrobiologia 624: 81-90.
  • Špačková, J., Hašler, P. , Štěpánková, J., Poulíčková, A. (2009):Seasonal succession of epipelic algae: a case study on a mesotrophic pond in a temperate chmate. – Fottea 9: 121-133.
  • Mann, D.G., Poulíčková, A. (2009):Incunabula and perizonium of Neidium (Bacillariophyta). Fottea 9/2: 211-222.
  • Veselá, J., Neustupa, J., Pichrtová, M., Poulíčková, A. (2009):Morphometric study of Navicula morphospecies (Bacillariophyta) with respect to diatom life cycle. Fottea 9: 307-316.
  • Poulíčková, A. , Lysáková, M., Hašler, P. (2008):Fishpond sediments – the source of information and algal „seed bank“. – Nova Hedwigia 86: 141-153.
  • Poulíčková, A. , Mann, D.G.(2008):Autogamous auxosporulation in Pinnularia nodosa (Bacillariophyceae). – J. Phycol. 44: 350-363.
  • Poulíčková, A. (2008):Pedogamy in Neidium (Bacillariophyceae). – Folia Microbiologica 53: 125-129.
  • Poulíčková, A. (2008):Morphology, cytology and sexual reproduction in the aerophytic cave diatom Luticola dismutica (Bacillariophyceae). – Preslia 80: 87–99
  • Poulíčková, A. , Hašler, P. , Lysáková, M., Separs, B.(2008):The ecology of freshwater epipelic algae: an update. – Phycologia, 47: 137-450..
  • Lelková, E., Rulík, M., Hekera, P., Dobiáš, P., Dolejš P., Borovičková, M., Poulíčková, A. (2008):The influence of coagulant PAX-18 on Planktothrix agardhii bloom in a shallow eutrophic fish pond. – Fottea 8, 147-154.
  • Jahn, R., Mann, D.G., Evans, K.M., Poulíčková, A. (2008):The identity of Sellaphora bacillum (Ehrenberg) D.G.Mann. – Fottea 8: 121-124.
  • Hašler, P. , Štěpánková, J., Špačková, J., Neustupa, J., Kitner, M. , Hekera, P., Veselá, J., Burian, J., Poulíčková, A. (2008):Epipelic cyanobacteria and algae: a case study from Czech ponds. – Fottea 8: 133-146.
  • Štěpánková, J., Vavrušková, J., Hašler, P. , Mazalová, P., Poulíčková, A. (2008):Diversity and ecology of desmids of peat bogs in the Jizerské hory Mts.- Biologia, 63: 891-896.
  • Poulíčková, A. , Špačková, J., Kelly, M.G., Duchoslav, M. , Mann, D.G.(2008):Ecological variation within Sellaphora species complexes (Bacillariophyceae): specialists or generalists? - Hydrobiologia 614: 373-386.
  • Hašler, P. , Štěpánková, J., Špačková, J., Neustupa, J., Kitner, M. , Hekera, P., Veselá, J., Burian, J., Poulíčková, A. (2008): Epipelic cyanobacteria and algae: a case study from Czech ponds. - Fottea 8(2): 133–146.
  • Poulíčková, A. , Jahn, R.(2007):Campylodiscus clypeus (Ehrenberg) Ehrenberg ex Kützing: Typification, morphology and distribution. – Diatom Research, 22: 135-146.
  • Poulíčková, A. , Mayama, S., Chepurnov, V., Mann, D.G.(2007):Heterothallic auxosporulation, incunabula and perizonium in Pinnularia (Bacillariophyceae). European J. Phycology, 42:367-390.
  • Poulíčková, A. , Hašler, P. (2007):Aerophytic diatoms from caves in Central Moravia (Czech Republic), Preslia 79: 185-204.
  • Poulíčková, A. , Žižka, Z., Hašler, P. , Benada, O.(2007):Zygnematalean Zygospores: Morphological features and use in species identification. – Folia Microbiologica 52: 135-145.
  • Lysáková, M., Kitner, M. , Poulíčková, A. (2007): The epipelic algae of fishponds of Central and Northern Moravia (The Czech Republic). - Fottea 7(1): 69-75.
  • Poulíčková, A. , Mann, D.G.(2006):Sexual reproduction in Navicula cryptocephala. – J. Phycol. 42: 872-886.
  • Poulíčková, A. , Kitner, M. , Hašler, P. (2006): Vertical distribution of attached algae in shallow fishponds of different trophic status. - Biologia 61: 1-9.
  • Hašler, P. , Poulíčková, A. (2005):Cyanobacteria of the spring fens of a part of West Carpathians. – Biologia , Bratislava 60/4: 335-341.
  • Poulíčková, A. , Hájková, P., Křenková, P., Hájek, M.(2004):Distribution of diatoms and bryophytes on the linear transects through spring fens. – Nova Hedwigia 78(3): 411-424.
  • Poulíčková, A. , Hašler, P. , Kitner, M. (2004): Annual cycle of Planktothrix agardhii nature population. – Int. Rev. Hydrobiol. 89(3): 278-288.
  • Poulíčková, A. , Duchoslav, M. , Dokulil, M.(2004):Littoral diatom assemblages as bioindicators for lake trophic status: A case study from perialpine lakes in Austria.- Eur. J. Phycol., 39: 143-152.[PDF]
  • Poulíčková, A. , Bogdanová, K., Hekera, P., Hájková, P.(2003): Epiphytic diatoms of the spring fens in the flysh area of the Western Carpathians. – Biologia 58(4): 749-757.
  • Kitner, M. , Poulíčková, A. , Novotný, R., Válová, P., Hašler, P. (2003): First record of Dicranochaete reniformis Hieronymus in Moravia (Czech Republic). - Biologia 58(4): 529-535.
  • Dřímalová, D., Poulíčková, A. (2003):Filament fragmentation of Klebsormidium flaccidum. - Biologia 58(4): 525-527.
  • Hašler, P. , Poulíčková, A. (2003):Diurnal changes in vertical distribution and morphology of a natural population of Planktothrix agardhii (GOM.) ANAGN. & KOMÁREK (Cyanophyta). – Hydrobiologia 506-509: 195-201.
  • Kitner, M. , Poulíčková, A. (2003):Littoral diatoms as indicators for the eutrophication of shallow lakes. - Hydrobiologia 506: 519-524.
  • Kouřil, R., Ilík,P., Tomek, P., Nauš, J., Poulíčková, A. (2001):Chlorophyll fluorescence temperature curve on Klebsormidium flaccidum cultivated at different temperature regimes. – J. Plant Physiol. 158: 1131-1136.
  • Poulíčková, A. , Duchoslav, M. , Hanel, L.(1998):Diatoms inside the sediments of small streams with recent and past occurence of lamprey species. - Algological Studies, Stuttgart, 90: 119-137.
  • Poulíčková, A. (1997):Morphological variability of Stephanodiscus hantzschii under ecological conditions of the Vajgar fishpond. – Phycologia 36: 90-91.
  • Poulíčková, A. (1993):Ecological study of seasonal maxima of centric diatoms.- Arch.Hydrobiol./Suppl.96, Algological Studies 68: 85-106.
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