Dr. Rostislav Zemek
Dr. Rostislav Zemek is a senior scientist at the Laboratory of Applied Entomology, Biology Centre of the Czech Academy of Sciences, in České Budějovice (Czech Republic) and Head of the Arthropod Ecology and Biological Control Research Group at Ton Duc Thang University, in Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam). He obtained the M.Sc. in Agronomy at the Agricultural University, České Budějovice in 1986 and the Ph.D. in Entomology at the Institute of Entomology, České Budějovice (Czech Republic) in 1993. He completed one year postdoctoral research (1995-1996) at the Zoological Institute, University of Copenhagen (Denmark) with a fellowship from the Danish Natural Science Research Council. Dr. Zemek is mostly interested in ecology and behavior of insects and mites, multitrofic interactions and biological pest control. His current focus is on the application of entomopathogenic fungi in crop pest management. Other areas of interest are plant pathogen-herbivore interactions and non-consumptive effects of predators on their prey. Dr Zemek’s scientific output comprises >90 scientific papers (54 recorded by Web of Science), 3 patents and 5 utility models; he supervised 6 MSc and 4 PhD students and was mentoring 1 postdoctoral fellow. He is part of the editorial board of 3 international journals and referee of many journals in the areas of acarology, entomology, animal behavior, ecology and biological pest control. He is also a member of the Executive Committee of the International Congress of Acarology and the European Association of Acarologists. He was the organizer of the IOBC working group ”Integrated control of plant-feeding mites” meeting in 2011.