Marcel Rejmanek

Marcel Rejmanek

Position Title
Professor Emeritus

Department of Evolution and Ecology, College of Biological Sciences

5337 Storer Hall

Research Interests

Predicting and quantifying the risk of invasions by plants. Role of spatial aggregation in competition among different plant species. Plant community classification and dynamics. Modeling. Tropical ecology: seed dispersal and regeneration of tropical forests.

Specialties / Focus

  • Community Ecology
  • Environmental and Integrative Biology
  • Population Interactions
  • Systematics and Comparative Biology


  • ECL 206 Concepts and Methods in Plant Community Ecology
  • EVE/PLB 117 Plant Ecology
  • EVE/PLB 119 Pop Biology of Weeds


  • 1970 RNDr Charles University, Czechoslovakia
  • 1977 PhD Plant Ecology Charles University


Simberloff, D. and M. Rejmanek, eds. 2011. Encyclopedia of Biological Invasions. University of California Press, Berkeley, 765 pages.

Brewer S and M Rejmanek. 1999. Small rodents are significant dispersers of tree seeds in a Neotropical forest. Journal of Vegetation Science. 10:206-215

Rejmanek M and DM Richardson. 1996. What attributes make some plant species more invasive?. Ecology. 77:1655-1661

Grotkopp, E. and M. Rejmanek. 2007. High seedling relative growth rate and specific leaf area are traits of invasive species: phylogenetically independent contrasts of woody angiosperms. American Journal of Botany 94: 526-532. Klinger, R. and M. Rejmanek. 2009. The numerical and functional responses of a granivorous rodent and the fate of Neotropical tree seeds. Ecology 90: 1549-1563. Rejmanek, M., Richardson, D. M., Higgins, S. I., Pitcairn, M. J.. Grotkopp, E. 2005. Ecology of invasive plants: State of the art. In: Mooney, H. A.; McNeely. J. A., Nevile, L.; Schei, P. J.; Waage, J. K. (eds) Invasive Alien Species: A New Synthesis. Island Press, Washington, D.C., pp. 104-161.

Aslan, C. and M. Rejmanek. 2012. Native fruit traits may mediate dispersal competition between native and non-native plants. NeoBiota 12: 1-24.