Ondrej Mottl


Department of Zoology, Faculty of Science, University of South Bohemia, Branišovská 1760, CZ-370 05 České Budějovice, Czech Republic

Institute of Entomology, Biology Centre, Czech Academy of Sciences, Branišovská 31, CZ-370 05 České Budějovice, Czech Republic

Research Interests

  • Ants in ecological gradients
  • Behavioral ecology
  • Community ecology
  • Multitropic interaction

PhD thesis title

  • Spatial structure and community dynamics of arboreal ants in tropical rain forests (supervised by Petr Klimes)


  • Mottl O., Plowman N. S., Novotný V., Gewa B., Rimandai M., Klimeš P. (in prep) Secondary succession has surprisingly low impact on arboreal ant communities in tropical montane rainforest.
  • Mottl O., Fayle, T. M., Novotný V., Klimeš P. (in prep) Experimental study of ant community stratification and nest site limitation in a tropical forest using artificial nests.
  • Mottl O., Yombai J., Novotný V., Leponce M., Klimeš P. (in prep) Ant mosaic in tropical primary forest: Looking for drivers of spatial structure.
  • Plowman N.S., Mottl O., Novotný V., Rimandai M., Kassar F., Idigel C., Klimeš P. (in prep) Diversity of nesting microhabitats and variability in their utilisation drive elevational differences in arboreal ant communities in tropical rainforests.
  • Jacquemin J., Mottl O., Klimeš P., Plowman N.S., Leponce M. (in prep) Functional structure of ant assemblages along a wide elevation gradient.