Stuart J.E. Baird, Ph.D.

Position: full-time researcher
Research topics: evolutionary biology, population genetics
Department: External research facility Studenec
Phone: +420 560 590 613

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Research interests

  • evolutionary biology,
  • spatial genetics,
  • population genetics,
  • bioinformatics,
  • hybrid zones.

Running Projects

Genotypes and phenotypes associated with Y chromosome introgression in the European house mouse hybrid zone: comparison among transects (2017-2019)

Finished Projects

High resolution genomic analysis of introgression across a species barrier (2015-2017)


  • 1990: BSc Ord Computer Science (non graduating) - The University of Edinburgh.
  • 1991: BSc Hons (Zoology) - The University of Edinburgh, (class medallist).
  • 1995: Ph.D. - The University of Edinburgh, Population genetics.
  • 2005-present: Chargé de Recherche (première class) INRA, Paris (Med ed disponibilité 2008).


  • 2012-present: Institute of Vertebrate Biology, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Department of Population Biology Studenec - researcher.
  • 2012-present: University of Antwerpen, Belgium - affiliate researcher.
  • 2008-present: Universidade do Porto, Portugal - Associate Professor.
  • 2003-2008: Chargé de Recherche (1st class), INRA. CBGP Montpellier, France.
  • 2001-2003: Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, University of California, Berkeley, USA - associate research.
  • 1999-2001: University of Queensland, Australia - ARC associate research.
  • 1999-1999: Université de Montpellier II, France - CNRS visiting fellowship.
  • 1997-1999: University of Indiana, USA - NSF Postdoctoral fellowship.
  • 1995-1996: The University of Edinburgh, UK - NERC Post-Doctoral Research Assistant.
  • 1995-1995: Université de Montpellier II, France - ESF Short Visiting Fellowship.

Recent Invited Contribution

  • March-April 2012: Frontiers of Speciation (FroSpects) summer school, European Science Foundation (ESF), Pruhonice, Czech Republic.
  • March-April 2012: Programming for Evolutionary Biology Workshop, funding: VolkswagenStiftung, Leipzig, Germany.
  • January 2011: International Conference of Landscape Genetics, plenary: Spatial Coalescent Methods and Phylogeography, Bialowieza, Poland.
  • January 2010: International Biogeography Society (IBS) Conference, talk: Spatial Coalescent Methods and Phylogeography, Heraklion, Crete, Greece.
  • October 2010: European Science Foundation (ESF) Frontiers of Speciation (FroSpects) one-day symposium, Prague, Czech Republic.
  • January 2010: Marie Curie Initial Training Network: Speciation. Workshop: Genetics and Genomics of Speciation, Losehill Hall, UK.
  • May 2009: Swedish Environmental Protection Agency (Naturvårdsverket): Conservation genetics workshop - Stockholm, Sweden.
  • 2008: ESF Conservation genetics summer school - Liblice, Czech Republic.
  • 2008: ARC workshop Modelling cane toad invasion dynamics - TERF, NT, Australia.
  • 2007: ARC Research Network: Understanding recent evolutionary history of Australian Biota: Phylogeography and Coalescence Workshop - Museum Victoria, Melbourne, Australia.
  • 2007: DNA Sampling workshop - Design of geographic sampling strategies - Musée de l’Homme, Paris, France.

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