Romero, G. Q., Gonçalves‐Souza, T., Roslin, T., Marquis, R. J., Marino, N. A., Novotny, V., … & Koricheva, J. (2022). Climate variability and aridity modulate the role of leaf shelters for arthropods: A global experiment. Global Change Biology, 28(11), 3694-3710. (Romero et al. 2022)

Pereira, C. C., Novais, S., Barbosa, M., Negreiros, D., Gonçalves‐Souza, T., Roslin, T., … Mrazova, A., … Sam. K. & Cornelissen, T. (2022). Subtle structures with not‐so‐subtle functions: A data set of arthropod constructs and their host plants. Ecology 103 (4), e3639 (Pereira et al. 2022)

Mäntylä, E., Jorge, L. R., Koane, B., Sam, K., Segar, S. T., Volf, M., … & Novotny, V. (2022). Ficus trees with upregulated or downregulated defence did not impact predation on their neighbours in a tropical rainforest. Arthropod-Plant Interactions, 1-12. (Mäntylä et al. 2022)

Valdés‐Correcher, E., Popova, A., Galmán, A., Prinzing, A., Selikhovkin, A. V., Howe, A. G., … & Castagneyrol, B. (2022). Herbivory on the pedunculate oak along an urbanization gradient in Europe: Effects of impervious surface, local tree cover, and insect feeding guild. Ecology and evolution, 12(3), e8709. (Valdés‐Correcher et al. 2022)

Amick, P. K., Sam, K., Drumo, G., Toko, P. S., & Novotny, V. (2022). Bats can reach 3626 m asl in Papua New Guinea: altitudinal range extensions for six rainforest bat species. Mammalia, 86(2), 150-155. (Amick et al. 2022)

Bodawatta, K. H., Klečková, I., Klečka, J., Pužejová, K., Koane, B., Poulsen, M., … & Sam, K. (2022). Specific gut bacterial responses to natural diets of tropical birds. Scientific Reports, 12(1), 1-15. (Bodawatta et al. 2022)

Pujolar, J. M., Blom, M. P., Reeve, A. H., Kennedy, J. D., Marki, P. Z., Korneliussen, T. S., … Sam, K. .. & Jønsson, K. A. (2022). The formation of avian montane diversity across barriers and along elevational gradients. Nature communications, 13(1), 1-13. (Pujolar et al. 2022)

Amo, L., Mrazova, A., Saavedra, I., & Sam, K. (2022). Exogenous Application of Methyl Jasmonate Increases Emissions of Volatile Organic Compounds in Pyrenean Oak Trees, Quercus pyrenaica. Biology, 11(1), 84. (Amo et al. 2022)


Sam, K., Kovarova, E., Freiberga, I., Uthe, H., Weinhold, A., Jorge, L. R., & Sreekar, R. (2021). Great tits (Parus major) flexibly learn that herbivore‐induced plant volatiles indicate prey location: An experimental evidence with two tree species. Ecology and evolution, 11(16), 10917-10925.

Sreekar, R., Si, X., Sam, K., Liu, J., Dayananda, S., Goodale, U., … & Goodale, E. (2021). Land‐use and elevation interact to shape bird functional and phylogenetic diversity and structure: Implications for designing optimal agriculture landscapes. Journal of Applied Ecology.

Kik, A., Adamec, M., Aikhenvald, A. Y., Bajzekova, J., Baro, N., Bowern, C., …Sam, K., …. & Novotny, V. (2021). Language and ethnobiological skills decline precipitously in Papua New Guinea, the world’s most linguistically diverse nation. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 118(22).

Finnie, S., Sam, K., Leponce, M., Basset, Y., Drew, D., Schutze, M. K., … & Novotny, V. (2021). Assemblages of fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) along an elevational gradient in the rainforests of Papua New Guinea. Insect Conservation and Diversity, 14(3), 348-355.

Bodawatta, K. H., Koane, B., Maiah, G., Sam, K., Poulsen, M., & Jønsson, K. A. (2021). Species-specific but not phylosymbiotic gut microbiomes of New Guinean passerine birds are shaped by diet and flight-associated gut modifications. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 288(1949), 20210446.

Valdés‐Correcher, E., Moreira, X., Augusto, L., Barbaro, L., Bouget, C., Bouriaud, O., … Sam, K., Mrazova, A, Tahadlova, M., …& Castagneyrol, B. (2021). Search for top‐down and bottom‐up drivers of latitudinal trends in insect herbivory in oak trees in Europe. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 30(3), 651-665.

Sreekar, R., Sam, K., Dayananda, S. K., Goodale, U. M., Kotagama, S. W., & Goodale, E. (2021). Endemicity and land‐use type influence the abundance–range‐size relationship of birds on a tropical island. Journal of Animal Ecology, 90(2), 460-470.

Bodawatta, K. H., Freiberga, I., Puzejova, K., Sam, K., Poulsen, M., & Jønsson, K. A. (2021). Flexibility and resilience of great tit (Parus major) gut microbiomes to changing diets. Animal microbiome, 3(1), 1-14.


Alambiaga, I., Álvarez, E., Diez-Méndez, D., Verdejo, J., & Barba, E. (2020). “The tale of the three little tits”: Different nest building solutions under the same environmental pressures. Avian Biology Research, 13(3), 49-56.

Bodawatta, K. H., Schierbech, S. K., Petersen, N. R., Sam, K., Bos, N., Jonsson, K. A., & Poulsen, M. (2020). Great tit (Parus major) uropygial gland microbiomes and their potential defensive roles. Frontiers in Microbiology, 11, 1735.

Lenc J. Potravní preference mravenců v lesním podrostu a v korunách stromů v temperátních lesích. Bakalářská práce. Jihočeská Univerzita. 2020

Sottas, C., Reif, J., Kreisinger, J., Schmiedová, L., Sam, K., Osiejuk, T. S., & Reifová, R. (2020). Tracing the early steps of competition‑driven eco‑morphological divergence in two sister species of passerines. Evolutionary Ecology.

Bodawatta, K.H., Synek, P., Bos, N., Garcia‐del‐Rey, E., Koane, B., Marki, P.Z., Albrecht, T., Lifjeld, J., Poulsen, M., Munclinger, P. and Sam, K., (2020). Spatiotemporal patterns of avian host‐parasite interactions in the face of biogeographical range expansions. Molecular Ecology.

Bodawatta, K. H., Freiberga, I., Puzejova, K., Sam, K., Poulsen, M., & Jønsson, K. A. (2020). Flexibility and resilience of Great tit (Parus major) gut microbiomes to changing diets. (Preprint in ResearchSquare)

Volf, M., Laitila, J. E., Kim, J., Sam, L., Sam, K., Isua, B., … & Weiblen, G. D. (2020). Compound Specific Trends of chemical defences in Ficus along an elevational gradient reflect a complex selective landscape. Journal of Chemical Ecology, 1-13.

Garg, K. M., Chattopadhyay, B., Koane, B., Sam, K., & Rheindt, F. E. (2020). Last Glacial Maximum led to community-wide population expansion in a montane songbird radiation in highland Papua New Guinea. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 20(1), 1-10.

Castagneyrol, B., Valdés-Correcher, E., Bourdin, A., Barbaro, L., Bouriaud, O., Branco, M., … Mrazova, A.Sam, K., … Tahadlova, M., … & Eötvös, C. B. (2020). Can School Children Support Ecological Research? Lessons from the Oak Bodyguard Citizen Science Project. Citizen Science: Theory and Practice, 5(1).

Valdés-Correcher, E., Moreira, X., Augusto, L., Barbaro, L., Bouget, C., Bouriaud, O., … Mrazova, A.Sam, K.Tahadlova, M. … & Dobrosavljević, J. (2020). Search for top-down and bottom-up drivers of latitudinal trends in insect herbivory in oak trees in Europe. Preprint in bioRxiv.

Bodawatta, K. H., Puzejova, K., Sam, K., Poulsen, M., & Jønsson, K. A. (2020). Cloacal swabs and alcohol bird specimens are good proxies for compositional analyses of gut microbial communities of Great tits (Parus major). Animal Microbiome, 2(1), 1-13.

Aslam, M., Nedvěd, O., & Sam, K. (2020). Attacks by predators on artificial cryptic and aposematic insect larvae. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata.

K. Sam, B. Koane, L. Sam, A. Mrazova, S. Segar, M. Volf, M. Moos, P. Simek, M. Sisol, V. Novotny. 2020. Insect herbivory and herbivores of Ficus species along a rainforest elevational gradient in Papua New Guinea. Biotropica 52 (263-276).

The special issue where our manuscript was published had a beautiful cover page

McCaig, T., Sam, L., Nakamura, A., & Stork, N. E. (2020). Insect vertical distribution in rainforests better explained by distance from the canopy top or distance from the ground?. Biodiversity and Conservation, 1-23.


Castagneyrol, B., Valdés-Correcher, E., Bourdin, A., Barbaro, L., Bouriaud, O., Branco, M., Csóka, G., Duduman, M.L., Dulaurent, A.M., Eötvös, C.B. … Mrazova, A. ….Sam, K., … Tahadlova, M. … and Ferrante, M., 2019. Can school children support ecological research? Lessons from the ‘Oak bodyguard’citizen science project. Citizen Science: Theory and Practices + bioRxiv, p.712638.

Vodičková, V., Vrba, P., Grill, S., Bartonova, A., Kollross, J., Potocký, P. and Konvička, M., 2019. Will refaunation by feral horse affect five checkerspot butterfly species (Melitaea Fabricius, 1807) coexisting at xeric grasslands of Podyji National Park, Czech Republic? Journal for Nature Conservation, p.125755.

Garg, M. K., Sam, K., Chattopadhyay, K., Sadanandan, K.R., Koane, B., Ericson, P.G.P., Rheindt, F.E. 2019. Gene flow in the Müllerian mimicry ring of a poisonous Papuan songbird clade (Pitohui; Aves), Genome Biology and Evolution, , evz168,

Chase, J.M., Liebergesell, M., Sagouis, A., May, F., Blowes, S.A., Berg, Å., Bernard, E., Brosi, B.J., Cadotte, M.W., Cayuela, L. … Sam, K., … and Chiarello, A.G., 2019. Frag SAD: A database of diversity and species abundance distributions from habitat fragments. Ecology.

Singer, M., Sam, K. and Rodríguez-Castañeda, G., 2019. Editorial overview: Communication in multitrophic interactions-new analytical approaches and emerging ecological consequences.

Mrazova, A., Sam, K. and Amo, L., 2019. What do we know about birds’ use of plant volatile cues in tritrophic interactions?. Current opinion in insect science.

Supriya, K., Moreau, C.S., Sam, K. and Price, T.D., 2019. Analysis of tropical and temperate elevational gradients in arthropod abundance. Frontiers of Biogeography.

Sam, K. and Koane, B., 2019. Biomass, abundances, and abundance and range size relationship of birds along a rainforest elevational gradient in Papua New Guinea. bioRxiv, p.651422.

Mrazova, A. and Sam, K., 2019. Exogenous application of methyl jasmonate to Ficus hahliana attracts predators of insects along an altitudinal gradient in Papua New Guinea. Journal of Tropical Ecology, pp.1-8.

Sam, K., Koane, B., Bardos, D.C., Jeppy, S., Novotny, V. (2019) Species richness of birds along a complete rain forest elevational gradient in the tropics: Habitat complexity and food resources matter. J Biogeogr. 2019;00:1–12.

Dahl, C., Ctvrtecka, R., Gripenberg, S., Lewis, O. T., Segar, S. T., Klimes, P., Sam, K., & Panmeng, M. (2019). The insect-focused classification of fruit syndromes in tropical rainforests: an inter-continental comparison. Biotropica.


Bodawatta, K. H., Sam, K., Jønsson, K. A., & Poulsen, M. (2018). Comparative analyses of the digestive tract microbiota of New Guinean passerine birds. Frontiers in microbiology, 9, 1830.