2018

Reyes, M.L., Laughton, A.M., Parker, B.J., Wichmann, H., Fan, M., Sok, D., Hrcek, J., Acevedo, T., Gerardo, N.M. (in press) The influence of symbiotic bacteria on reproductive strategies and wing polyphenism in pea aphids responding to stress. Journal of Animal Ecology

Hrcek, J., Parker, B.J., McLean, A.H.C., Simon, J-C., Mann, C.M. & Godfray, H.C.J. (2018) Hosts do not simply outsource pathogen resistance to protective symbionts. Evolution, 72: 1488–1499.

McLean, A.H.C., Parker, B.J., Hrcek, J., Kavanagh, J., Wellham, P. & Godfray, H.C.J. (2018) Consequences of symbiont co-infections for insect host phenotypes. Journal of Animal Ecology, 87: 478–488.

2017

Šigut, M., Kostovčík, M. Šigutová, H., Hulcr, J., Drozd, P. & Hrcek, J. (2017) Performance of DNA metabarcoding, standard barcoding, and morphological approach in the identification of host-parasitoid interactions. PLoS One, 12: e0187803.

McLean, A.H.C., Hrcek, J., Parker, B.J. & Godfray, H.C.J. (2017) Cascading effects of herbivore protective symbionts on hyperparasitoids. Ecological Entomology 42: 601–609.

Parker, B.J., McLean, A.H.C., Hrcek, J., Gerado, N.M. & Godfray, H.C.J. (2017) Establishment and maintenance of aphid endosymbionts after horizontal transfer is dependent on host biotype. Biology Letters, 13: 20170016.

Parker, B.J., Hrcek, J., McLean, A.H.C. & Godfray, H.C.J. (2017) Genotype specificity among hosts, pathogens, and beneficial microbes influences the strength of symbiont-mediated protection. Evolution, 71: 1222-1231.

2016

Hrcek, J., McLean, A.H.C. & Godfray, H.C.J. (2016) Symbionts modify interactions between insects and natural enemies in the field. Journal of Animal Ecology, 85: 1605–1612.

McLean, A.H.C., Parker, B.J., Hrcek, J., Henry, L.M. & Godfray, H.C.J. (2016) Insect symbionts in food webs. Philosophical Transactions B, doi: 10.1098/rstb.2015.0325

Quicke, D.L.J., Belokobylskij, S.A., Smith, M.A., Rota, J., Hrcek, J. & Butcher, B.A. (2016) A new genus of rhysipoline wasp (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) with modified wing venation from Africa and Papua New Guinea, parasitoid on Choreutidae (Lepidoptera). Annales Zoologici, 66: 173-192.

2015

Hrcek, J. & Godfray, H.C.J. (2015) What do molecular methods bring to host–parasitoid food webs? Trends in Parasitology, 31: 30-35.

Forister, M.L. et al. (2015) The global distribution of diet breadth in insect herbivores. PNAS, 112: 442-447.

Volf, M., Hrcek, J., Julkunen-Tiitto, R. & Novotny, V. (2015) To each its own: differential response of specialist and generalist herbivores to plant defence in willows. Journal of Animal Ecology, 84: 1123–1132.

Volf, M., Julkunen-Tiitto, R., Hrcek, J. & Novotny, V. (2015) Insect herbivores drive the loss of unique chemical defense in willows. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata, 156: 88-98.

2013

Hrcek, J., Miller, S.E., Whitfield, J.B., Shima, H. & Novotny, V. (2013) Parasitism rate, parasitoid community composition and host specificity on exposed and semi-concealed caterpillars from a tropical rainforest. Oecologia, 173: 521–532.

Quicke, D.L.J., Smith, M.A., Hrcek, J. & Butcher, B.A. (2013) Cystomastacoides van Achterberg (Braconidae, Rogadinae): first host record and descriptions of two new species from Thailand and Papua New Guinea. Journal of Hymenoptera Research, 31: 65-78.

Miller, S.E., Hrcek, J., Novotny, V., Weiblen, G.D. & Hebert, P.D.N. (2013) DNA barcodes of caterpillars (Lepidoptera) from Papua New Guinea. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, 115: 107-109.

Sladecek, F.X.J., Hrcek, J., Klimes, P. & Konvicka, M. (2013) Interplay of succession and seasonality reflects resource utilization in an ephemeral habitat. Acta Oecologica, 46: 17-24.

Smith, M.A et al. (2013) DNA barcoding and the taxonomy of Microgastrinae wasps (Hymenoptera, Braconidae): impacts after eight years and nearly 20,000 sequences. Molecular Ecology Resources, 13: 168-176

2012

Novotny, V., Miller, S.E., Hrcek, J., Baje, L., Basset, Y., Lewis, O.T., Stewart, A.J.A., & Weiblen, G.D. (2012) Insects on Plants: Explaining the Paradox of Low Diversity within Specialist Herbivore Guilds. American Naturalist, 179: 351-362. [ press release ]

Quicke, D.L.J., Smith, M.A., Van Achterberg, C., Miller, S.E., & Hrcek, J. (2012) A new genus and three new species of parasitoid wasp from Papua New Guinea and redescription of Trigonophatnus Cameron (Hymenoptera, Braconidae, Rogadinae). Journal of Natural History, 46 (21-22): 1369-1385.

Quicke, D.L.J., Smith, M.A., Miller, S.E., Hrcek, J. & Butcher, B.A. (2012) Colastomion Baker (Braconidae, Rogadinae): nine new species from Papua New Guinea reared from Crambidae. Journal of Hymenoptera Research, 28: 85-121.

Quicke, D.L.J. et al. (2012) Utility of the DNA barcoding gene fragment for parasitic wasp phylogeny (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonoidea): data release and new measure of taxonomic congruence. Molecular Ecology Resources, 12: 676–685.

Smith, M.A. et al. (2012) Wolbachia and DNA Barcoding Insects: Patterns, Potential, and Problems. Plos ONE. 7(5): e36514

Whitfeld, T.J.S., Novotny, V., Miller, S.E., Hrcek, J., Klimes, P., & Weiblen, G.D. (2012) Predicting tropical insect herbivore abundance from host plant traits and phylogeny. Ecology, 93: S211-S223.

2011 and earlier

Hrcek, J., Miller, S.E., Quicke, D.L.J., & Smith, M.A. (2011) Molecular detection of trophic links in a complex insect host-parasitoid food web. Molecular Ecology Resources, 11: 786-794.

Konvicka, M., Novak, J., Benes, J., Fric, Z., Bradley, J., Keil, P., Hrcek, J., Chobot, K., & Marhoul, P. (2008) The last population of the Woodland Brown butterfly (Lopinga achine) in the Czech Republic: habitat use, demography and site management. Journal of Insect Conservation, 12: 549-560.