Radek K. LUČAN

Contact information:

RNDr. Radek K. Lučan, Ph.D.

Phone: +420221951851

E-mail: lucanr@natur.cuni.cz

Room: 224

 

Research interests:

Population ecology of bats; biogeography of Western Palearctic bats; forest dwelling bat communities; bats of Eastern Mediterranean; bat conservation in the Czech Republic. Bird ecology.

 

Current projects:

Evolutionary biogeography of a fruit-bat, Rousettus aegyptiacus, in the Mediterranean region;  Population ecology of Daubenton’s bat; Ecology of cryptic whiskered bats (Myotis alcathoe, Myotis mystacinus and Myotis brandtii); Bats of Eastern Mediterranean. Migratory routes of Ring Ouzel (Turdus torquatus) populations from Central Europe.

 

Lectures:

 

Recent publications:

2020

Bachorec E, Horáček I, Hulva P, Konečný A, Lučan RK, Jedlička P, Shohdi WM, Řeřucha Š, Abi-Said M, Bartonička T (2020) Egyptian fruit bats do not preferrentially roost with their relatives. Journal of Zoology 312, 111-121.

 

Bachorec E, Horáček I, Hulva P, Konečný A, Lučan RK, Jedlička P, Shohdi WM, Řeřucha Š, Abi-Said M, Bartonička T (2020) Spatial networks differ when food supply changes: Foraging strategy of Egyptian fruit bats. PLoS ONE 15, e0229110.

 

 

2018

Benda P, Satterfield L, Gücel S, Horáček I, Lučan R, Charalambidou I & Uhrin M (2018) Distribution of bats in Northern Cyprus (Chiroptera). Lynx 49, 91-138.

 

Kipson M, Šálek M, Lučan R, Uhrin M, Maxinová E, Bartonika T, Andreas M, Kipson K, Pušić A, Rnjak D, Naďo L & Ivan Horáček (2018) Foraging habitat, home-range size and diet of a Mediterranean bat species, Savi's pipistrelle. Acta Chiropterologica 20, 351-360.

 

 

2017

Bartonička, T., Bandouchova, H.,Berková, H., Blažek, J., Lučan R., Horáček, I., Martínková, N., Pikula, J.,Řehák, Z., Zukal, J. (2017). Deeply torpid bats can change position without elevation of body temperature. Journal of Thermal Biology, 63: 119-123 DOI: 10.1016/j.jtherbio.2016.12.005.

 

 

2016

Benda, P., Abi Said, M. R., Bou Jaoude, I., Karanouh, R., Lučan, R. K., Sadek, R., Ševčík, M., Uhrin, M. & Horáček, I. (2016). Bats (Mammalia: Chiroptera) of the Eastern Mediterranean and Middle East. Part 13. Review of distribution and ectoparasites of bats in Lebanon. Acta Societatis Zoologicae Bohemicae 80: 207–316.

 

Lučan, R. K., Cepák, J., Zicha, F. (2016). Výsledky kroužkování sluky lesní (Scolopax rusticola) v České republice. Zprávy MOS 74: 74–83.

 

Vavřík, M., Zicha, F., Belfín, O., Koukolíková, A., Lučan, R. K. (2016). Podzimní tah ptáků přes Červenohorské sedlo. Zprávy MOS 74: 4–73.

 

Lučan, R. K., Bandouchova, H., Bartonička,  T., Pikula, J., Zahradníková,  A., Zukal, J., Martínková, N. (2016). Ectoparasites may serve as vectors for the white-nose syndrome fungus. Parasites & vectors, 9: 16.

 

Lučan, R.K., Bartonička, T., Jedlička, P., Řeřucha, Š., Šálek, M., Čížek, M., Nicolaou, H., Horáček, I. (2016). Spatial activity and feeding ecology of the endangered northern population of the Egyptian fruit bat (Rousettus aegyptiacus). Journal of Mammalogy, 97(3): 815-822.

 

Bilgin, R., Gürün, K., Rebelo, H., Puechmaille, S. J., Maracı, Ö., Presetnik, P., Benda, P., Hulva, P., Ibáñez, C., Hamidovic, D., Fressel, N., Horáček, I., Karataş, A., Karataş, A., Allegrini, B., Georgiakakis, P., Gazaryan, S., Nagy, Z.L., Abi-Said, M., Lučan, R.K., Bartonička, T., Nicolaou, H., Scaravelli, D., Karapandža, K., Uhrin, M., Paunović, M., Juste, J. (2016). Circum-Mediterranean phylogeography of a bat coupled with past environmental niche modeling: A new paradigm for the recolonization of Europe?. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 99, 323-336.

 

Olkowicz, S., Kocourek, M., Lučan, R.K., Porteš, P., Fitch, W.T., Herculano-Houzel, S., Němec, P. (2016). Birds have primate-like numbers of neurons in the forebrain. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 113(26): 7255-7260.

 

Mikula, P., Morelli, F., Lučan, R.K., Jones, D.N., Tryjanowski, P. (2016). Bats as prey of diurnal birds: a global perspective. Mammal Review, 46(3): 160-174.