Position: PhD student
Research topics: herpetology, phylogeography, phylogenetics
Department: External research facility Studenec
Phone: +420 +42 077 306
Species diversification of African amphibians in spatial and ecological context
This study will combine multidisciplinary techniques with usage of phylogenomic data, coalescent approach and GIS niche modelling. Main focus will be to evaluate the processes of divergence in amphibian populations from tropical rain forests with rich biodiversity. Genetic variability will be studied across whole genome using high-throughput sequencing methods. The data about forces leading to conserve the genetic divergences in lowland and mountain rain forests will be studied with context of environmental and ecological characteristics of the model system.
Zukal J., Bandouchova H., Bartonicka T., Berkova H., Brack V., Brichta J., Dolinay M., Jaron K., Kovacova V., Kovarik M., Martinkova N., Ondracek K., Rehak Z., Turner G., Pikula J. et al. 2014: White-Nose Syndrome Fungus: A Generalist Pathogen of Hibernating Bats, PLoS ONE 9(5): e97224.
Heneberg P., Dolinay M., Matušík H., Pfeiffer T., Nachtigall W., Bizos J., Šimčíková D., Literák I.: Conservation of the Red Kite Milvus milvus (Aves: Accipitriformes) is not affected by the establishment of a broad hybrid zone with the Black Kite Milvus migrans migrans in central Europe, PLoS ONE 11 (2016) .