Zdenek Kaplan
Zdenek Kaplan, PhD
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Plant Taxonomist
Head of Department of Taxonomy, Institute of Botany, The Czech Academy of Sciences, Průhonice
Chairman of Scientific Board of Institute of Botany
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Institute of Botany
The Czech Academy of Sciences
Zámek 1
CZ-252 43 Průhonice
Czech Republic
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PhD, Taxonomy and biosystematics of Potamogeton, Charles University, Prague, 2002
MSc, Taxonomy, ecology and chorology of linear-leaved Potamogeton species in the Czech Republic, Palacký University, Olomouc, 1995
BSc, Landscape Ecology, Palacký University, Olomouc, 1993
Plant taxonomy, biosystematics, microevolution, breeding behaviour, phytogeography, nomenclature, floristics
‘Plant diversity analysis and synthesis centre (PLADIAS)’ (research participant, Work Package leader; principal investigator M. Chytrý, 2014-2018)
‘Microevolutionary processes and cytotaxonomic structure of standing water crowfoots (Ranunculus subgen. Batrachium) in Central Europe’ (supervisor; principal investigator J. Prančl, 2013-2015)
‘Worldwide monograph of taxonomy and phylogeny of Potamogetonaceae’ (principal investigator, 2009-2013)
‘The role of hybridization in plant evolution – In situ hybridization technique’ (research participant; principal investigator B. Mandák, 2009-2012)
‘Taxonomic mysteries in Potamogetonaceae: a monograph of little-known taxonomic groups’ (principal investigator, 2006-2008)
‘Evolutionary history of relict serpentine populations of Knautia arvensis s.l. (Dipsacaceae) in Central Europe’ (research participant, principal investigator J. Suda, 2006-2008)
‘A role of hybrids and hybridization in natural populations of Potamogeton’ (principal investigator, 2003-2005)
‘Taxonomy and phylogeny of Potamogeton’ (principal investigator, 2002-2004)
‘Evolution within hybridogenous population of Tragopogon: does Czech population differ from those ones in US?’ (research participant, principal investigator F. Krahulec, 2002-2004)
‘Tropical plant diversity in Czech herbaria - National heritage of world importance: collections of Th. Haenke, K. B. Presl and K. Domin’ (research participant, principal investigator J. Štěpánek, 2001-2003)
‘Genetic fruit polymorphism and karyology of Southeast Asian Valerianella’ (research leader, 1998-2002)
‘Key to the flora of the Czech Republic’ (one of editors and authors, 1999-2002)
‘Sources of variation and taxonomic structure within Potamogeton’ (principal investigator, 1998-2000)
‘A monograph of the family Juncaceae, within a framework of Species Plantarum - Flora of the World’ (research participant, principal investigator J. Kirschner, 1997-1999)
‘A worldwide treatment on the taxonomy of the genus Potamogeton L. (Potamogetonaceae)’ (together with G. Wiegleb, 1996-1998)
‘Inter-population differentiation in island-like areas of serpentine: Variation in higher plants in a severe environment’ (research participant, principal investigator J. Štěpánková, 1995-1997)
‘Flora of the Czech Republic’, Vols 6-9 (research participant since 1995, since 2002 also volume editor of vols 8 & 9, editors B. Slavík & J. Štěpánková)
Fieldwork: travels throughout Europe, a few visits to Asia, Africa and North America. Expeditions to Turkey 1992, Siberia 1993, Ukraine 1996, Iran 1997, Mediterranean 1998, Scandinavia 1998, Morocco 2002, Balkan Peninsula 2008, Siberia 2009.
Selected short research stays at foreign institutions: Wien (W and WU), Austria, 1997 and 2006; Göttingen (GOET), Berlin (B) and München (M), Germany, 1999; St. Petersburg (LE), Russia, 2000; Stockholm (S) and Uppsala (UPS), Sweden, 2001; London (BM) and Kew (K), Great Britain, 2002, 2004, 2006 and 2013; Zürich (Z and ZT), Switzerland, 2003; Utrecht (U), Netherlands, 2003; Brussels (BR and BRVU), Belgium, 2003; Paris (P), France, 2003; Genève (G), Switzerland, 2004; Copenhagen (C), Denmark, 2004; Lund (LD), Sweden, 2004; Budapest (BP), Hungary, 2005; Frankfurt (FR), Germany, 2006; Edinburgh (E), Great Britain, 2006; Leiden (L) and Wageningen (WAG), Netherlands, 2007; Helsinki (H), Finland, 2007 and 2009; Irkutsk (IRKU), Russia, 2009; Melbourne (MEL) and Sydney (NSW), Australia, 2011; Cambridge (A and GH), USA, 2012; etc.
Editor of Preslia (since 1999)
Member of the Editorial Board of Zprávy České botanické společnosti [Bulletin of the Czech Botanical Society] (since 1998)
Member of the Czech Botanical Society (since 1991)
Member of the American Society of Plant Taxonomists (since 2009)
Member of the International Association for Plant Taxonomy (since 2011)
Leader in the Summer School of Field Botany organized by the Czech Botanical Society (since 1995)
Kaplan Z., Danihelka J., Štěpánková J., Ekrt L., Chrtek J. Jr., Zázvorka J., Grulich V., Řepka R., Prančl J., Ducháček M., Kúr P., Šumberová K. & Brůna J. (2016): Distributions of vascular plants in the Czech Republic. Part 2. – Preslia 88: 229–322. [PDF]
Aykurt C., Deniz I. G. & Kaplan Z. (2016): Potamogeton acutifolius (Potamogetonaceae) – a new species for the flora of Turkey. – Int. J. Bot. 12: 17–19. [PDF]
Kaplan Z., Danihelka J., Štěpánková J., Bureš P., Zázvorka J., Hroudová Z., Ducháček M., Grulich V., Řepka R., Dančák M., Prančl J., Šumberová K., Wild J. & Trávníček B. (2015): Distributions of vascular plants in the Czech Republic. Part 1. – Preslia 87: 417–500. [PDF]
Kolář F., Kaplan Z., Suda J. & Štech M. (2015): Populations of Knautia in ecologically distinct refugia on the Hercynian massif belong to two endemic species. – Preslia 87: 363–386. [PDF] [Electronic appendix]
Lastrucci L., Viciani D., Foggi B., Miranda S., Santangelo A. & Kaplan Z. (2015): Typification of two species names of Potamogeton (Potamogetonaceae). – Phytotaxa 222: 72–74. [PDF]
Prančl J., Kaplan Z., Trávníček P. & Jarolímová V. (2014): Genome size as a key to evolutionary complex aquatic plants: polyploidy and hybridization in Callitriche (Plantaginaceae). – PLoS ONE 9(9): e105997. [PDF] [Supplementary material: Table S1, Table S2]
Kaplan Z., Šumberová K., Formanová I. & Ducháček M. (2014): Re-establishment of an extinct population of the endangered aquatic plant Potamogeton coloratus. – Aquatic Bot. 119: 91–99. [PDF]
Kaplan Z., Jarolímová V. & Fehrer J. (2013): Revision of chromosome numbers of Potamogetonaceae: a new basis for taxonomic and evolutionary implications. – Preslia 85: 421–482. [PDF]
Kaplan Z. & Fehrer J. (2013): Molecular identification of hybrids from a former hot spot of Potamogeton hybrid diversity. – Aquatic Bot. 105: 34–40. [PDF]
Kaplan Z. & Marhold K. (2012): Multivariate morphometric analysis of the Potamogeton compressus group (Potamogetonaceae). – Bot. J. Linn. Soc. 170: 112–130. [PDF]
Kaplan Z. (2012): Flora and phytogeography of the Czech Republic. – Preslia 84: 505–573. [PDF]
Danihelka J., Chrtek J. Jr. & Kaplan Z. (2012): Checklist of vascular plants of the Czech Republic. – Preslia 84: 647–811. [PDF]
Kaplan Z. (2012): (2055) Proposal to reject the name Potamogeton dimorphus (Potamogetonaceae). – Taxon 61: 466–467. [PDF]
Pyšek P., Danihelka J., Sádlo J., Chrtek J. Jr., Chytrý M., Jarošík V., Kaplan Z., Krahulec F., Moravcová L., Pergl J., Štajerová K. & Tichý L. (2012): Catalogue of alien plants of the Czech Republic (2nd edition): checklist update, taxonomic diversity and invasion patterns. – Preslia 84: 155–255. [PDF]
Aymerich P., Kaplan Z., Guardiola M., Petit A. & Schwarzer U. (2012): Potamogeton schweinfurthii in the Iberian Peninsula. – Anales Jard. Bot. Madrid 69: 187–192. [PDF]
Kaplan Z. & Uotila P. (2011): Potamogeton × exilis (P. alpinus × P. natans), a new hybrid pondweed from Finland. – Nord. J. Bot. 29: 477–483. [PDF]
Kaplan Z. & Fehrer J. (2011): Erroneous identities of Potamogeton hybrids corrected by molecular analysis of plants from type clones. – Taxon 60: 758–766. [PDF]
Kaplan Z., Fehrer J. & Hellquist C. B. (2011): Potamogeton ×jacobsii (Potamogetonaceae) from New South Wales, Australia – the first Potamogeton hybrid from the Southern Hemisphere. – Telopea 13: 245–256. [PDF]
Kaplan Z. (2010): Tiselius’ Potamogeton exsiccates: changes in taxonomy and nomenclature from one-century perspective. – Ann. Bot. Fennici 47: 373–393. [PDF]
Kaplan Z. (2010): Hybridization of Potamogeton species in the Czech Republic: diversity, distribution, temporal trends and habitat preferences. – Preslia 82: 261–287. [PDF]
Zalewska-Gałosz J., Ronikier M. & Kaplan Z. (2010): Discovery of a new, recurrently formed Potamogeton hybrid in Europe and Africa: Molecular evidence and morphological comparison of different clones. – Taxon 59: 559–566. [PDF] [Supplementary material]
Lastrucci L., Frignani F. & Kaplan Z. (2010): Potamogeton schweinfurthii and similar broad-leaved species in Italy. – Webbia 65: 147–160. [PDF]
Kaplan Z. (2010): New species of aquatic plants for Slovakia. – Bull. Slov. Bot. Spoločn. (Bratislava) 32: 53–58. [PDF]
Kaplan Z., Fehrer J. & Hellquist C. B. (2009): New hybrid combinations revealed by molecular analysis: The unknown side of North American pondweed diversity (Potamogeton). – Syst. Bot. 34: 625–642. [PDF] [Supplementary material]
Kaplan Z. & Fehrer J. (2009): An orphaned clone of Potamogeton ×schreberi in the Czech Republic. – Preslia 81: 387–397. [PDF]
Zalewska-Gałosz J., Ronikier M. & Kaplan Z. (2009): The first European record of Potamogeton ×subobtusus identified using ITS and cpDNA sequence data. – Preslia 81: 281–292. [PDF]
Kaplan Z. (2008): A taxonomic revision of Stuckenia (Potamogetonaceae) in Asia, with notes on the diversity and variation of the genus on a worldwide scale. – Folia Geobot. 43: 159–234. [PDF]
Kaplan Z. & Fehrer J. (2007): Molecular evidence for a natural primary triple hybrid in plants revealed from direct sequencing. – Ann. Bot. 99: 1213–1222. [PDF]
Kaplan Z. (2007): First record of Potamogeton × salicifolius for Italy, with isozyme evidence for plants collected in Italy and Sweden. – Pl. Biosystems 141: 344–351. [PDF]
Kaplan Z. & Fehrer J. (2006): Comparison of natural and artificial hybridization in Potamogeton. – Preslia 78: 303–316. [PDF]
Kaplan Z. (2005): Potamogeton schweinfurthii A. Benn., a new species for Europe. – Preslia 77: 419–431. [PDF]
Kaplan Z. (2005): Neotypification of Potamogeton ×fluitans Roth and the distribution of this hybrid. – Taxon 54: 822–826. [PDF]
Krahulec F., Kaplan Z. & Novák J. (2005): Tragopogon porrifolius × T. pratensis: the present state of an old hybrid population in Central Bohemia, the Czech Republic. – Preslia 77: 297–306. [PDF]
Kaplan Z. & Symoens J.-J. (2005): Taxonomy, distribution and nomenclature of three confused broad-leaved Potamogeton species occurring in Africa and on surrounding islands. – Bot. J. Linn. Soc. 148: 329–357. [PDF]
Kaplan Z. & Zalewska-Gałosz J. (2004): Potamogeton taxa proposed by J. F. Wolfgang and his collaborators. – Taxon 53: 1033–1041. [PDF]
Kaplan Z. & Fehrer J. (2004): Evidence for the hybrid origin of Potamogeton ×cooperi (Potamogetonaceae): traditional morphology-based taxonomy and molecular techniques in concert. – Folia Geobot. 39: 431–453. [PDF]
Kaplan Z. & Symoens J.-J. (2004): (1638) Proposal to conserve the name Potamogeton schweinfurthii A. Benn. (Potamogetonaceae) with a conserved type. – Taxon 53: 837–838. [PDF]
Kaplan Z. & Wolff P. (2004): A morphological, anatomical and isozyme study of Potamogeton ×schreberi: confirmation of its recent occurrence in Germany and first documented record in France. – Preslia 76: 141–161. [PDF]
Kaplan Z. & Štěpánek J. (2003): Genetic variation within and between populations of Potamogeton pusillus agg. – Plant Syst. Evol. 239: 95-112. [PDF]
Kaplan Z. (2003): Linear-leaved species of Potamogeton in the Czech Republic V. P. pectinatus. – Preslia 75: 165–181.
Kaplan Z. (2002): Luzula subg. Pterodes. – In: Kirschner J. (ed.) et al., Juncaceae 1: Rostkovia to Luzula, Species Plantarum: Flora of the World 6: 164–186 & 224–228, Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra.
Kirschner J. & Kaplan Z. (2002): Taxonomic monographs in relation to global Red Lists. – Taxon 51: 155–158. [PDF]
Kaplan Z. (2002): Linear-leaved species of Potamogeton in the Czech Republic IV. P. pusillus s.l. and P. trichoides. – Preslia 74: 345–371.
Kaplan Z., Plačková I. & Štěpánek J. (2002): Potamogeton ×fluitans (P. natans × P. lucens) in the Czech Republic. II. Isozyme analysis. – Preslia 74: 187–195. [PDF]
Kubát K., Hrouda L., Chrtek jun. J., Kaplan Z., Kirschner J. & Štěpánek J. (eds) (2002): Klíč ke květeně České republiky. [Key to the Flora of the Czech Republic.] – 928 p., Academia, Praha.
Kaplan Z. (2002): Phenotypic plasticity in Potamogeton (Potamogetonaceae). – Folia Geobot. 37: 141–170. [PDF]
Kaplan Z. (2002): Main sources of taxonomic difficulties in Potamogeton. – Zprávy Čes. Bot. Společ. (Praha) 37: 43–46.
Kaplan Z. (2002): Linear-leaved species of Potamogeton in the Czech Republic III. P. obtusifolius and P. friesii. – Preslia 74: 267–280.
Kaplan Z. (2001): Potamogeton ×fluitans (P. natans × P. lucens) in the Czech Republic. I. Morphology and anatomy. – Preslia 73: 333–340.
Kirschner J. & Kaplan Z. (2001): Taxonomic and nomenclatural notes on Luzula and Juncus (Juncaceae). – Taxon 50: 1107–1113. [PDF]
Kirschner J. & Kaplan Z. (2001): (1502–1507) Proposals to reject the names Juncus cymosus, J. radicans, Luzula capillaris, L. hyperborea, L. interrupta, and Rostkovia brevifolia (Juncaceae). – Taxon 50: 1193–1197. [PDF]
Kaplan Z. (2001): Linear-leaved species of Potamogeton in the Czech Republic: II. P. compressus and P. acutifolius. – Preslia 73: 127–139.
Kubát K. & Kaplan Z. (2001): Arnoseris minima Schweigg. et Koerte in the Czech Republic. – Severočes. Přír. (Litoměřice) 32("2000"): 29–36.
Kaplan Z. (2001): Taxonomic and nomenclatural notes on Luzula subg. Pterodes (Juncaceae). – Preslia 73(1): 59–71.
Kaplan Z. (2000): Linear-leaved species of Potamogeton in the Czech Republic: I. Introduction and key to determination. – Preslia 72: 457–467.
Kaplan Z. (2000): Lemna turionifera – a new species for the Czech Republic. – Zprávy Čes. Bot. Společ. (Praha) 34("1999"): 135–141.
Kirschner J., Novara L. J., Novikov V. S., Snogerup S. & Kaplan Z. (1999): Supraspecific division of the genus Juncus (Juncaceae). – Folia Geobot. 34: 377–390. [PDF]
Wiegleb G. & Kaplan Z. (1998): An account of the species of Potamogeton L. (Potamogetonaceae). – Folia Geobot. 33: 241–316. [PDF]
Kaplan Z. & Řehořek V. (1998): Galium parisiense - a new alien species for the Czech Republic. – Preslia 70: 51–56.
Kaplan Z. (1998): Relict serpentine populations of Knautia arvensis s. l. (Dipsacaceae) in the Czech Republic and an adjacent area of Germany. – Preslia 70: 21–31.
Kaplan Z. (1998): (1364) Proposal to conserve the name Potamogeton maackianus (Potamogetonaceae) against P. serrulatus. – Taxon 47: 735–736. [PDF]
Kaplan Z. (1997): Names of Potamogeton (Potamogetonaceae) proposed by Bohemian botanists in the period 1819–1902. – Preslia 69: 193–239.
Krahulec F. & Kaplan Z. (1995): Diversity of Potamogeton species during 21 years of succession in a new water reservoir. – Preslia 66: 237–241.
Kaplan Z. (1995): Genus Potamogeton on the Svjatoj Nos isthmus and in the Barguzinskaja valley, Lake Baikal. – Siber. Nat. (Praha) 1: 73–89.

last update: 19/10/2016 by Zdenek Kaplan