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.

 

Proposed Bachelor and Master student projects to be found here.

 

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:

2021

Uhrin M, Gahurová V, Andreas M, Bačkor P, Dobrý M, Löbbová D, Lučan RK, Maxinová E, Naďo L, Ševčík M, Benda P (2021) Spatial activity and habitat use of a marginal population of the endangered Mediterranean horseshoe bat (Rhinolophus euryale). Mammal Research 66, 499-508.

 

 

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.