Mgr. Barbora Rolečková Ph.D.

Position post-doc
Direction conservation genetics, biobanking

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Research Interests

  • conservation genetics,
  • non-invasive genetic sampling methods,
  • metabarcoding,
  • biobanking.

Education and Employment

  • Undergraduate study (2000-2006) – 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.
  • PhD study (2006-2014)– 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.
  • Biology teacher (2017-2018) – Private Secondary School of Agriculture Inc., Pozďatín.
  • Post-doc (2014-present) – Institute of Vertebrate Biology, AS CR.
  • Curator of IVB collections (2017-present).

Project participations

  • Assessment of population size and population structure of Eurasian otter (Lutra lutra) in different habitats by a non-invasive genetic method (2003-2005).
  • Genetic structure of chamois populations in Central Europe (2006-2009).
  • 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 (2008-2010).
  • Conservation genetics: research, applications and biobanking (2014-2016).
  • BIOM: Biodiversity Education Centre Mohelský Mill (2015-2016).
  • Support of functioning and popularization of biological collections of Czech Academy of Sciences (2015-2019).
  • African and Central European Vertebrates: Discoverability of Genomic Samples Located at the Institute of Vertebrate Biology, Czech Republic (2017-2018).
  • Genetic analysis of hazel grouse (Bonasa Bonasia) and black grouse (Tetrao tetrix) faeces (2018-2019).
  • Genetic analysis of black grouse samples (2018-2021).
  • Ex situ rescue of genetic diversity (2020).