Jan "Šuspa" Lepš

is a professor in biostatistics and plant ecology. His research interests include:

  • experimental studies of species coexistence
  • multivariate methods for experimental data analysis
  • spatial patterns in plant communities
  • tropical ecology


Petr Šmilauer

is an associate professor in statistical ecology, with interests in:

  • multivariate statistical methods
  • modern regression methods
  • plant ecology (roots and AM symbiosis)
  • software development, including expert systems development

He is co-author of the new version of Canoco 5, of Canoco for Windows 4.0 and 4.5, and of the Twinspan for Windows software, and the sole author of the CanoDraw for Windows (in Canoco 4.x packages).