Date and place of birth: 19 June 1972, Benešov, Czech Republic


Scopus ID: 6506173984
ORCID ID: 0000-0003-4984-8654


Ph.D. (2004)
M.Sc., RNDr. 1996, 2001


Since 1999 till now – researcher; Department of Taxonomy, Institute of Botany, Czech Academy of Sciences, Průhonice [personal page]


Involved in research on lichen taxonomy, ecology and biodiversity, especially of crustose lichens (Europe, Neotropics). Interested in bioindicative potential of lichens for assessment of nativeness of old-growth forests. Coauthor of the Red-and Checklist of lichen of the Czech Republic; author of the recent synthesis on the lichen flora of the Czech Republic in the Book Series “Plant and Vegetation”. Co- authored 44 SCI papers dealing with various aspects of lichenology based mainly on own field research. H-Index=13.


Hofmeister J. et al. [incl. Palice Z.] 2015. Value of old forest attributes related to cryptogam species richness intemperate forests: A quantitative assessment. Ecological Indicators 57: 497–504.

Jørgensen P.M. & Palice Z. 2015. Additions to the cyanolichens of the Andes. Herzogia 28: 285–287.

Resl P., Schneider K., Westberg M., Printzen C., Palice Z., Thor G., Fryday A., Mayrhofer H. & Spribille T. 2015. Diagnostics for a troubled backbone: testing topological hypotheses of trapelioid lichenized fungi in a large-scale phylogeny of Ostropomycetidae (Lecanoromycetes). Fungal Diversity 73: 239–258.

Hofmeister J., Hošek J., Malíček J., Palice Z., Syrovátková L., Steinová J. & Černajová I. 2016. Large beech (Fagus sylvatica) trees as ‘lifeboats’ for lichen diversity in central European forests. Biodiversity and Conservation 25: 1073–1090.

Holien H., Palice Z., Björk C.R., Goward T. & Spribille T. 2016. Lecidea coriacea sp. nov., a lichen species from oldgrowth boreal and montane forests in Europe and North America. Herzogia 29: 412–420.

Jørgensen P.M. & Palice Z. 2016. Leptogium insigne new to Ecuador, with notes on its generic position. Evansia 33: 14-17.

Printzen C., Halda J.P., McCarthy J.W., Palice Z., Rodriguez-Flakus P., Thor G., Tønsberg T. & Vondrák J. 2016. Five new species of Biatora from four continents. Herzogia 29: 566–585.

Urbanavichene I.N. & Palice Z. 2016. Rarely recorded lichens and lichen-allied fungi from the territory of the Baikal Reserve – additions for lichen flora of Russia. Turczaninowia 19: 42–46.

Vondrák J., Malíček J., Palice Z., Coppins B., Kukwa M., Czarnota P., Sanderson N. & Acton A. 2016. Methods for obtaining more complete species lists in surveys of lichen biodiversity. Nordic Journal of Botany 34: 619626.

Danihelka J., Chytrý M., Kučera J. & Palice Z. 2017. History of Botanical Research in the Czech Republic. In: Chytrý M. et al. (eds), Flora and Vegetation of the Czech Republic. Plant and Vegetation 14: 25–87, Springer, Cham.

Malíček J., Berger F., Palice Z. & Vondrák J. 2017. Corticolous sorediate Lecanora species (Lecanoraceae, Ascomycota) containing atranorin in Europe. Lichenologist 49: 431–455.

Muggia L., Mancinelli R., Tønsberg T., Jablonska [recte Jabłońska] A., Kukwa M. & Palice Z. 2017. Molecular analyses uncover the phylogenetic placement of the lichenized hyphomycetous genus Cheiromycina. Mycologia 109: 588–600.

Palice Z. 2017. Lichen biota of the Czech Republic. In: Chytrý M. et al. (eds), Flora and Vegetation of the Czech Republic. Plant and Vegetation 14: 177–192, Springer, Cham.

Malíček J., Palice Z. & Vondrák J. 2018. Additions and corrections to the lichen biota of the Czech Republic. Herzogia 31: 453–475.

Palice Z., Malíček J., Peksa O. & Vondrák J. 2018. New remarkable records and range extensions in the central European lichen biota. Herzogia 31: 518–534.

Malíček J., Palice Z., Vondrák J., Łubek A. & Kukwa M. 2018. Bacidia albogranulosa (Ramalinaceae, lichenized Ascomycota), a new sorediate lichen from European old-growth forests. MycoKeys 44: 51–62.

Vondrák J., Malíček J., Palice Z., Bouda F., Berger F., Sanderson N., Acton A., Pouska V. & Kish R. 2018. Exploiting hot-spots; effective determination of lichen diversity in a Carpathian virgin forest. – PLoS ONE 13(9): e0203540.

Flakus A., Etayo J., Pérez-Ortega S., Kukwa M., Palice Z. & Rodriguez-Flakus P. 2019. A new genus, Zhurbenkoa, and a novel nutritional mode revealed in the family Malmideaceae (Lecanoromycetes, Ascomycota). Mycologia 111: 593–611.

Hofmeister J. et al. [incl. Palice Z.] 2019. Shared affinity of various forest-dwelling taxa point to the continuity of temperate forests. Ecological Indicators 101: 904–912.

Malíček J., Palice Z., Vondrák J., Kostovčík M., Lenzová V. & Hofmeister J. 2019. Lichens in old‑growth and managed mountain spruce forests in the Czech Republic: assessment of biodiversity, functional traits and bioindicators. Biodiversity and Conservation 28: 3497–3528.

Vondrák J., Urbanavichus G., Palice Z., Malíček J., Urbanavichene I., Kubásek J. & Ellis C. 2019. The epiphytic lichen biota of Caucasian virgin forests: a comparator for European conservation. Biodiversity and Conservation 28: 3257–3276.