Institute of Entomology, Czech Academy of Sciences and Biological Faculty
University of South Bohemia

Branisovska 31
CZ 370 05 Ceske Budejovice
Czech Republic.
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email: novotny@entu.cas.cz





Europe, Guyana, Papua New Guinea, Panama, Russia, Vietnam.


Czech, English, Tok Pisin, Russian


Community and evolutionary ecology of herbivorous insects, particularly Hemiptera. Ecological succession, species diversity and host plant specialization in herbivore communities, particularly in tropical rain forests.


Novotny, V. (1992) Community structure of Auchenorrhyncha (Homoptera) in montane rain forest in Vietnam. Journal of Tropical Ecology 8,169-179.

Novotny, V. (1993) Spatial and temporal components of species diversity in Auchenorrhyncha (Hemiptera) communities of Indochinese montane rain forest. Journal of Tropical Ecology 9, 93-100.

Spitzer, K., Novotny, V., Tonner, M. & Leps, J. (1993) Habitat preferences, distribution and seasonality of the butterflies (Lepidoptera, Papilionoidea) in a montane tropical rain forest, Vietnam. Journal of Biogeography 20, 109-121.

Novotny, V. (1994) Association of polyphagy in leafhoppers (Auchenorrhyncha, Hemiptera) with unpredictable environments. Oikos 70, 223-232.

Novotny, V. (1994) Relation between temporal persistence of host plants and wing length in leafhoppers (Auchenorrhyncha, Hemiptera). Ecological Entomology 19, 168-176.

Novotny, V. (1995) Relationships between life histories of leafhoppers (Auchenorrhyncha, Hemiptera) and their host plants (Juncaceae, Cyperaceae, Poaceae). Oikos 73, 33-42.

Novotny, V. & Kindlmann, P. (1996) Distribution of arthropod body sizes in taxa and communities. Oikos 75, 75-82.

Novotny, V., Basset, Y., Miller, S.E., Allison, A., Samuelson, G.A. &Orsak, L. (1997) The diversity of tropical insect herbivores: an approach to collaborative international research in Papua New Guinea. In: Proceeding of the International Conference on Taxonomy and Biodiversity Conservationin the East Asia (eds. B.H. Lee, J. C. Choe & H. Y. Han), Korean Institute for Biodiversity research of Chonbuk National University, Chonju, pp. 112-125.

Novotny, V. & Wilson, M. R. (1997) Why there are no small species among xylem-sucking insects? Evolutionary Ecology 11, 419-437.

Basset, Y. & Novotny, V. & Weiblen, G. (1997) Ficus: A resource for arthropods in the tropics, with particular reference to New Guinea, p. 339-359 in A. D. Watt, N. E. Stork and M. D. Hunter (eds.), Forests and insects. Chapman & Hall, London.

Novotny, V. & Basset, Y. (1998) Seasonality of sap-sucking insects (Auchenorrhyncha,Hemiptera) feeding on Ficus (Moraceae) in a lowland rain forest in New Guinea. Oecologia 115, 514-522

Novotny, V. & Basset, Y. (1999) Body size and host plant specialisation: a relationship from a community of herbivorous insects from New Guinea. Journal of Tropical Ecology 15, 315-328

Novotny, V. & Basset, Y. (2000) Ecological characteristics of rare species in communities of tropical insect herbivores: pondering the mystery of singletons. Oikos 89, 564-572.

Novotny, V., Basset, Y., Auga, J., Boen, W., Dal, C., Drozd, P., Kasbal,M., Isua, B., Kutil, R., Manumbor, M. & Molem, K. (1999) Predation risk for herbivorous insects on tropical vegetation: a search for enemy-free space and time. Australian Journal of Ecology 24, 477-483.

Novotny, V., Basset, Y., Samuelson, G. A. & Miller, S. E. (1999) Host use by chrysomelid beetles feeding on Moraceae and Euphorbiaceae. In: M.Cox, ed., Advances in Chrysomelidae Biology 1, Backhuys Publ., Leiden, pp. 343-360.

Novotny, V. & Drozd, P. (2000) Size distribution of conspecific populations: peoples of New Guinea. Proceedings of the Royal Society, London, Biological Sciences 267, 947-952.

Novotny, V. & Missa, O. (in press) Local and regional species richness in the tropics: sap-sucking insects (Auchenorrhyncha, Hemiptera) from a lowland rain forest site and the island of New Guinea. Ecological Entomology.

Basset, Y. & Novotny, V. (1999) Species diversity of insects herbivores on Ficus spp. in Papua New Guinea. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 67, 477-499.

Basset, Y., Novotny, V., Miller, S.E. & Pyle, R. (2000) Quantifying biodiversity: experiences with parataxonomists and digital photography in New Guinea and Guyana. BioScience 50, 899-908.

Leps, J., Novotny, V. & Basset, Y. (in press) Habitat and successional status of plants in relation to the communities of their leaf-chewing herbivores in Papua New Guinea. Journal of Ecology.

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