About the Society

Czech Zoological Society

About the society

The Czech Zoological Society was founded as the Czechoslovak Zoological Society in Prague on  March 7th, 1927, having been initiated by several university professors, viz. František Vejdovský, Jaromír Wenig, Karel Šulc and Jan Zavřel. The first committee included 19 members with Professor F. VEJDOVSKÝ as the President. Since then the Society has brought together specialists dealing with all branches of zoology, including invertebrates and vertebrates. The purpose was to contribute to the development of zoology and all its branches, organize lectures, excursions and to convene congresses, and publish scientific articles and thus contribute to the development of zoology. During its existence, the name of the Society has changed several times:
Czechoslovak Zoological Society (1927-1939)
Czech Zoological Society (1939-1945)
Czechoslovak Zoological Society (1945-1952)
Czechoslovak Zoological Society of the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences (1952-1992)
Czech Zoological Society (since 1993, after the dissolution of Czechoslovakia).
The company currently publishes the international journal Acta Societatis Zoologicae Bohemicae (in English), and two small publications Informační zpravodaj and Zprávy České zoologické společnosti (both in Czech) and the proceedings of various conferences and seminars. The journals in the library of the Czech Zoological Society were obtained by exchange with other societies and currently includes a unique collection of 907 periodicals mainly of foreign origin. At present, the Czech Zoological Society has 220 members (2016).

The present Committee of the Czech Zoological Society elected for 2016-2019: 
President:                   doc. RNDr. Václav PIŽL, CSc.
Vice-presidents:        RNDr. Karel Tajovský, CSc.
                                RNDr. Ivan Hadrián Tuf, CSc.
Scientific Secretary:  RNDr.Miroslav ŠVÁTORA, CSc.
Treasurer:                    RNDr. Marcela SKUHRAVÁ, CSc.
Librarian:                     RNDr. Vladimír VOHRALÍK, CSc.
Acta Soc. Zool. Bohem.            RNDr. David Král, Ph.D.
Website Manager:                       RNDr. Ivan Hadrián Tuf, CSc.
Committee Members: doc. RNDr. Petr Benda, Ph.D. 
                                                 doc. RNDr. Josef Chalupský, CSc.
                                                 doc. RNDr. Lucie Juřičková, Ph.D.
                                                 Mgr. Markéta Knitlová
                                                 prof. RNDr. Jan Kubečka, CSc.
                                                 RNDr. Jiří Moravec, CSc.
                                                 prof. RNDr. Karel Pivnička, DrSc.
                                                 RNDr. Antonín Reiter, Ph.D.
                                                 Dr. Mgr. Jan Zukal, Ph.D.
Auditorial Commission: Mgr. Robert ČERNÝ Ph.D.
                                                 doc. Mgr. Lukáš KRATOCHVÍL, Ph.D.
                                                 RNDr. Irena Schneiderová, Ph.D.


Literature:
OPATRNÝ E. & PETRUŠKA F. 1998: Dějiny české zoologie (History of Czech Zoology, in Czech). Olomouc.
SKUHRAVÁ M. et al. 1997: Česká zoologická společnost. 70. výročí založení. Czech Zoological Society. The 70th Anniversary of the Foundation (in Czech, English summary). Praha.
SKUHRAVÁ M. & PIŽL V. 2002: Česká zoologická společnost (The Czech Zoological Society, in Czech). Akademický bulletin 12: 4-6.
VINIKLÁŘ L. 1931: Vývoj české přírodovědy 1869-1929 (Development of Czech Science from 1869 to 1929, in Czech). Praha.