Professor, University of California, Davis, College of Biological Sciences


prof.RejmanekMarcel Rejmánek is a Professor of Plant Ecology in the Department of Evolution and Ecology at the University of California, Davis (UCD). He received his M.S. (1969),
RNDr. (1970) and Ph.D. (1977) from Charles University in Prague where he worked as an Assistant Professor in the Botany Department from 1972 through 1977. From 1978 to 1983 he was employed as a Head of the Center of Biomathematics of the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences in Ceske Budejovice and from 1984 to 1985 as an Assistant Professor and Research Associate Professor in the Department of Experimental Statistics and Department of Marine Sciences at the Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. Since 1985 he has been a faculty member in the Department of Botany and Department of Evolution and Ecology at UCD. He conducts research and publishes on causes and consequences of plant invasions, dynamics of plant communities, and the ecology of seed dispersal and regeneration of tropical forests. He is an author of over 150 original papers published in professional journals, a coeditor of two volumes on biological invasions (1989, 1995) and, together with Professor Daniel Simberloff, editor of Encyclopedia of Biological Invasions (765 pp., University of California Press, 2011). More information is available from


Brewer, S.W., Rejmánek, M., Johnstone, E.E., & Caro, T.M. (1997). Top-down control in Tropical Forests. Biotropica, 29(3): 364-367.

Brewer, S.W. & Rejmánek, M. (1999). Small rodents as significant dispersers of tree seeds in a neotropical forest. Journal of Vegetation Science, 10: 165-174.

Rejmánek, M. (2002). Angiosperms of the Maya Mountain and adjacent lowlands, Belize.

Brewer, S.W., Rejmánek, M., Webb, M.A.H., & Fine, P.V.A. (2003). Relationships of phytogeography and diversity of tropical tree species with limestone topography in southern Belize. Journal of Biogeography, 30: 1669-1688.

Klinger, R. & Rejmánek, M. (2009). The numerical and functional responses of a granivorous rodent and the fate of neotropical tree seeds. Ecology, 90(6):1549-1563.

Klinger, R. & Rejmánek, M. (2010). A strong conditional mutualism limits and enhances seed dispersal and germination of a tropical palm. Oecologia, 162:951-963.

Klinger, R. & Rejmánek, M. (2013). Experimental seed predator removal reveals shifting importance of predation and dispersal limitation in early life history stages of tropical forest trees. Folia Geobotanica, 48(3):415-435.