Martin Šigut

PhD student at University of Ostrava

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Research interest

  • Vertical stratification and host specificity of insect parasitoids in temperate forests
  • DNA barcoding and metagenomics of herbivorous insect and parasitoids
  • Ecology and evolution of Ambrosia symbiosis in a bark beetle Xylosandrus compactus
  • Life history patterns of freshwater egg parasitoids in dragonflies (Odonata: Lestidae)
  • Biostatistics and R software

 

Education

2012–present: University of Ostrava, Faculty of Life Sciences, PhD student 
Species diversity and host specialization of insect parasitoids

2007–2012: University of Ostrava, Faculty of Life Sciences, Graduate student 
The effect of parasitoid predation on oviposition in Zygoptera (Odonata: Lestidae)

 

Research Projects & Internships

2014–present: Why is in the tropics more herbivorous insect and parasitoids than in the temperate? GACR: GA14-04258S

February–May 2014: University of Florida, School of Forest Resources and Conservation, Ambrosia symbiosis laboratory – DNA barcoding and metagenomics (Illumina Miseq) in herbivorous insect and parasitoids

March–June 2013: University of Florida, School of Forest Resources and Conservation, Ambrosia symbiosis laboratory – Tritrophic interactions between trees, ambrosia beetles and symbiotic fungi by using 454-pyrosequencing

February 2013: Universiti of Brunei Darussalam, Kuala Belalong Field Studies Centre - Collecting the samples for bark and ambrosia beetle global database   

 

Publications

Dolný A., Helebrandová J., Rusková T., Šigut M. & Harabiš F. (Manuscript accepted 2014-04-30): Ecological aspects of underwater oviposition in Lestes sponsa (Odonata: Lestidae). Odonatologica [IF2012: 0.483]

Harabiš, F., Šigut, M., Dolný, A. (2013): Density-distribution patterns of egg parasitoids in freshwater habitats. Čas. Slez. Muz. Opava (A), 61: 97-111

Steininger S., Hulcr J., Šigut M. & Lucky A. (Manuscript submited 2014-06-25): Simple and efficient trap for bark and ambrosia beetles to facilitate beetle monitoring and citizen involvement. Methods in Ecology and Evolution [IF2012: 5.924]

Bateman C., Šigut M., O’Donnell K. & Hulcr J. (in Prep.): The mycangial symbiont of the black twig borer, Xylosandrus compactus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae, Scolytinae) is spatially segregated. Environmental Entomology [IF2012: 1.314]

 

Other activities

Nature conservation, Evolutionary biology, Cycling & Hiking