Mgr. Veronika Jílková, Ph.D.
Job Position: Statutory representative , Head of Laboratory - Laboratory of Soil Organic Matter , Board member - Scientific council
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Head of Laboratory of Soil Organic Matter
Deputy Director, Institute of Soil Biology and Biogeochemistry
Member of the Scientific Council, Institute of Soil Biology and Biogeochemistry
Affiliation and address: Biology Centre CAS, v.v.i., Institute of Soil Biology, Na Sádkách 7, 370 05 České Budějovice, Czech Republic, Phone.: +420 387 775 785, E-mail: email@example.com
Current position: research scientist
Ph. D. Programme STARS, Environmental Sciences, Institute for Environmental Studies, Faculty of Sciences, Charles University, Prague (2015). Supervisor: Prof. Jan Frouz
MSc. Ecology of Animals, Faculty of Sciences, University of South Bohemia, České Budějovice (2011). Supervisor: Prof. Jan Frouz
BSc. Biology, Faculty of Sciences, University of South Bohemia, České Budějovice (2008). Supervisor: Prof. Jan Frouz
Research topics: Soil biology and chemistry, organic matter dynamics, forest ecosystem ecology, wood ant ecology
2007 – till now Institute of Soil Biology, Biology Centre CAS, v.v.i.
2012 – 2016 Institute of Botany, CAS, v.v.i.
2011 – 2015 Institute for Environmental Studies, Faculty of Sciences, Charles University
2013 – 2014 Faculty of Sciences, University of South Bohemia
2013 Institute of Microbiology, CAS, v.v.i.
2019 Institute for Biogeochemistry, Max-Planck Institute, Jena, Germany
2016 and 2018 James Hutton Institute, Aberdeen, United Kingdom
2012 and 2015 University of Cologne, Department of Terrestrial Ecology, Cologne, Germany
2012 Johann Heinrich von Thünen-Institut, Braunschweig, Germany
2009 Joensuu Research Unit, Finnish Forest Research Institute, Joensuu, Finland
2020 till now Field Excursion on Soil Ecology, Charles University
2020 till now Modern Methods in Soil Biology, Charles University
2018 Hot Topics in Environmental Science, Charles University
2012-2014 Field Practical Excursion, Charles University
Tutor of Theses:
Navrátilová D. (2017 - till now) Potential of Arctic soils to sequester carbon on a successional gradient. Bachelor thesis. Faculty of Sciences, University of Hradec Králové.
Kellerová A. (2019 - 2022) Role of earthworms in decomposition and stabilization of maize biomass in soil. Bachelor thesis. Faculty of Sciences, University of South Bohemia.
Švábová B. (2020 - till now) Adaptability of temperate forest soils to fire events. Bachelor thesis. Faculty of Sciences, Charles University.
High-school Projects - 3 defended theses
Open Science - 5 defended theses
86 reviews for international journals
3 reviews for national grant agencies
4 reviews for university grant agencies
Publications: 34 papers in peer-reviewed journals with IF (26 as first author), 1 book chapter. H-index 10, sum of times cited 486
CSF 22-02550S (principal investigator, 2022-2024, 322,900 EUR (8,234,000 CZK)) SOMForClim: Soil organic matter fractions and soil carbon storage as affected by forest type and climate change.
COST LTC20 (team member, Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports, 2020–2023, 168,000 EUR (4,373,000 CZK)) Effect of fire on soil organic matter and the community of soil transforming organisms.
CSF 20-28265Y (team member, Czech Science Foundation, 2020-2022, 299,647 EUR (7,641,000 CZK)) Microbial community coalescence (MICOCO): Interchange of entire communities and its consequences on soil microbial productivity and dissemination of risky bio-agents.
CSF 19-00533Y (team member, Czech Science Foundation, 2019-2021, 270,000 EUR (6,762,000 CZK)) The formation and origin of stable soil organic matter in model and natural soils as affected by substrate quality.
CSF 17-08717S (principal investigator, Czech Science Foundation, 2017-2019, 275,000 EUR (7,400,000 CZK)) Organic matter decomposition and carbon sequestration on a natural gradient of labile carbon sources in coniferous temperate forest soils.
CSF 17-20839S (team member, Czech Science Foundation, 2017-2019, 354,000 EUR (9,550,000 CZK)) Linking functional traits of three organism levels as driving mechanisms of ecosystem functions in the Arctic.
CSF 17-10493S (team member, Czech Science Foundation, 2017-2019, 217,000 EUR (5,850,000 CZK)) Inside the leaf microbiome: bacterial and fungal endophytes in the context of ecosystem development.
COST LTC17 (team member, Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports, 2017–2019, 89,000 EUR (2,291,000 CZK)) The effect of soil fauna on carbon sequestration in extreme environments.
MSM 200961606 (principal investigator, Czech Academy of Sciences, 2016-2018, 31,000 EUR (838,000 CZK)) Fresh and stable carbon decomposition and sequestration in temperate coniferous forest soils.
L 200961602 (Czech Academy of Sciences, Programme of Perspective Human Resources Support, 2016-2017, 37,000 EUR (1,000,000 CZK))
GA UK No. 574213 (principal investigator, Grant Agency of the Charles University in Prague, 2013-2014, 15,000 EUR (413,000 CZK)) Budget of greenhouse gases in wood ant (Formica s.str.) nests and its dependence on environmental characteristics.
GA JU 164/2010/P (co-author, Grant Agency of the University of South Bohemia, 2010, 4,000 EUR (100,000 CZK)) Dispersal possibilities and adaptations for myrmecochory in the genus Melampyrum.
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Jílková V. (2023) Biochar-application rate and method affect nutrient availability and retention in a coarse-textured, temperate agricultural Cambisol in a microcosm experiment Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science
Jílková V., Adámek M.,
Devetter M. (2023) Post-fire forest floor succession in a Central European temperate forest depends on organic matter input from recovering vegetation rather than on pyrogenic carbon input from fire Science of the Total Environment
: Article number 160659.
Jílková V., Sim A., Thornton B., Paterson E. (2023) Grass rather than legume species decreases soil organic matter decomposition with nutrient addition Soil Biology and Biochemistry
: Article number 108936.
Angst Š., Veselá H.,
Bartuška M., Jílková V.,
Angst G. (2022) Changes in the quality of marcescent and shed senescent leaves during the dormant season Plant and Soil
Angst G. (2022) Biochar and compost amendments to a coarse-textured temperate agricultural soil lead to nutrient leaching Applied Soil Ecology
: Article number 104393.
Jílková V., Jandová K., Cajthaml T., Kukla J., Jansa J. (2022) Differences in the flow of spruce-derived needle leachates and root exudates through a temperate coniferous forest mineral topsoil Geoderma
: Article number 115441.
Renčo M., Adámek M., Jílková V.,
Devetter M. (2022) Post-fire recovery of soil nematode communities depends on fire severity Diversity
: Article number 1116.
Bryndová M., Hájek T., Kotas P., Luláková P.,
Meador T.B., Navrátilová , Saccone P., Macek P. (2021) Carbon sequestration related to soil physical and chemical properties in the high Arctic Global Biogeochemical Cycles
: Article number e2020GB006877.
Jílková V., Jandová K., Kukla J. (2021) Responses of microbial activity to carbon, nitrogen, and phosphorus additions in forest mineral soils differing in organic carbon content Biology and Fertility of Soils
Jílková V., Jandová K., Kukla J., Cajthaml T. (2021) Soil organic carbon content decreases in both surface and subsoil mineral horizons by simulated future increases in labile carbon inputs in a temperate coniferous forest Ecosystems
|Jílková V., Smatanová M., Elhottová D., Košnář Z., Kaštánek F., Šolcová O., Hlavinka P., Žalud Z., Bohuslav J., Trnka M. (2021) Organická hmota nad zlato Středisko společných činností AVČR, v.v.i., Praha, 52 pp.|
Jílková V. (2020) Soil respiration in temperate forests is increased by a shift from coniferous to deciduous trees but not by an increase in temperature Applied Soil Ecology
: Article number 103635.
Jílková V., Dufková K., Cajthaml T. (2020) Decomposition of labile and recalcitrant coniferous litter fractions affected by temperature during the growing season Journal of Forestry Research
Jílková V., Jandová K., Cajthaml T.,
Devetter M., Kukla J.,
Starý J., Vacířová A. (2020) Organic matter decomposition and carbon content in soil fractions as affected by a gradient of labile carbon input to a temperate forest soil Biology and Fertility of Soils
Jílková V., Jandová K., Vacířová A., Kukla J. (2020) Gradients of labile carbon inputs into the soil surrounding wood ant nests in a temperate forest Biology and Fertility of Soils
Jílková V., Sim A., Thornton B., Jandová K., Cajthaml T., Paterson E. (2020) Impact of plant species and atmospheric CO2 concentration on rhizodeposition and soil microbial activity and community composition Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science
Jílková V., Straková P.,
Frouz J. (2020) Foliage C:N ratio, stage of organic matter decomposition and interaction with soil aﬀect microbial respiration and its response to C and N addition more than C:N changes during decomposition Applied Soil Ecology
: Article number 103568.
Angst G., Mueller C.W., Prater I.,
Frouz J., Jílková V., Peterse F., Nierop K.G.J. (2019) Earthworms act as biochemical reactors to convert labile plant compounds into stabilized soil microbial necromass Communications Biology
: Article number 441.
Ardestani Masoud M., Jílková V., Bonkowski M.,
Frouz J. (2019) The effect of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi Rhizophagus intraradices and soil microbial community on a model plant community in a post-mining soil Plant Ecology
Heděnec P., Jílková V.,
Lin Q., Cajthaml T., Filipová A., Baldrian P., Větrovský T.,
Chroňáková A., Setälä H., Tsiafouli M., Mortimer S., Kukla J.,
Frouz J. (2019) Microbial communities in local and transplanted soils along a latitudinal gradient Catena