Mgr. Barbora Zemanová, Ph.D.

Position: post-doc
Research topics: conservation genetics
Department: External research facility Studenec
Phone: +420 560 590 612

Research Interests

  • conservation genetics,
  • non-invasive genetic sampling,
  • population genetics and molecular ecology,
  • National Animal Genetic Bank.

Education and Employment

  • 2006: undergraduate study - Masaryk University, Brno, Faculty of Science, Systematic Biology and Ecology and Teacher Training in Biology. Thesis: Assessment of Eurasian otter (Lutra lutra) population size and structure in Třeboňsko PLA & BR (Czech Republic) using non-invasive genetic sampling.
  • 2006-2014: PhD study - Masaryk University, Brno, Faculty of Science, Zoology and Institute of Vertebrate Biology, AS CR. Thesis: Genetic structure of chamois (Rupicapra rupicapra) populations in Central Europe.
  • 2014-present: post-doc, Institute of Vertebrate Biology, AS CR.

Project participations

  • 2003-2005: Assessment of population size and population structure of Eurasian otter (Lutra lutra) in different habitats by a non-invasive genetic method.
  • 2006-2009: Genetic structure of chamois populations in Central Europe.
  • 2008-2010: Filling gaps in the knowledge of biology and ecology of the Eurasian otter: ecological modelling.
  • 2008-2010: Genetic consequences of population decline in Eurasian otter (Lutra lutra) populations in the Czech and Slovak Republics.
  • 2015-2016: BIOM: Biodiversity Education Centre Mohelský Mill.



Zemanová B., Hájková P., Hájek B., Martínková N., Mikulíček P., Zima J., Bryja J.: Extremely low genetic variation in endangered Tatra chamois and evidence for hybridization with an introduced Alpine population, Conservation Genetics 16 (2015) 729-741.


Buzan E. V., Bryja J., Zemanová B., Kryštufek B.: Population genetics of chamois in the contact zone between the Alps and the Dinaric Mountains: uncovering the role of habitat fragmentation and past management, Conservation Genetics 14 (2013) 401-412.


Martínková N., Zemanová B., Kranz A., Giménez M. D., Hájková P.: Chamois introductions to Central Europe and New Zealand, Folia zoologica 61 (2012) 239-245.


Demontis D., Czarnomska S. D., Hájková P., Zemanová B., Bryja J., Loeschcke V., Pertoldi C.: Characterization of 151 SNPs for population structure analysis of the endangered Tatra chamois (Rupicapra rupicapra tatrica) and its relative, the Alpine chamois (R. r. rupicapra), Mammalian Biology 76 (2011) 644-645.

Zemanová B., Hájková P., Bryja J., Zima Jr. J., Hájková A., Zima J.: Development of multiplex microsatellite sets for noninvasive population genetic study of the endangered Tatra chamois, Folia zoologica 60 (2011) 70-80.


An J., Choi S-K., Sommer J., Louis jr. E., Brenneman R., Zemanová B., Hájková P., Park G., Min M-S., Kim K-S., Lee H.: A core set of microsatellite markers for conservation genetics studies of Korean goral (Naemorhedus caudatus) and its cross-species amplification in Caprinae species, Journal of Veterinary Science 11 (2010) 351-353.


Hájková P., Zemanová B., Roche K., Hájek B.: An evaluation of field and noninvasive genetic methods for estimating Eurasian otter population size, Conservation Genetics 10 (2009) 1667-1681.