O’Brien, E.K., Higgie, M., Jeffs, C.T., Hoffmann, A.A., Hrcek, J., Lewis, O.T. & Bridle, J. (preprint) Interacting effects of the abiotic and biotic environment on fitness of rainforest Drosophila. bioRxiv.

Thierry, M., Hrcek, J. & Lewis, O.T. (2019) Mechanisms structuring host-parasitoid networks in a global warming context: a review. Ecological Entomology.

Brown, J.J., Mennicken, S., Massante, J.C., Dijoux, S., Telea, A., Benedek, A.M., Götzenberger, L., Májeková, M., Lepš, J., Šmilauer, P., Hrcek, J., de Bello, F. (2019) A novel method to predict dark diversity using unconstrained ordination analysis. Journal of Vegetation Science.

Reyes, M.L., Laughton, A.M., Parker, B.J., Wichmann, H., Fan, M., Sok, D., Hrcek, J., Acevedo, T. & Gerardo, N.M. (2019) The influence of symbiotic bacteria on reproductive strategies and wing polyphenism in pea aphids responding to stress. Journal of Animal Ecology, 88: 601–611.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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


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.