Mgr. Matej Dolinay

Position PhD student
Direction herpetology, phylogeography, phylogenetics

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Research interests

  • phylogeography, phylogenetics,
  • herpetology.

PhD thesis

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.

Education

  • 2010-2013: 2010-2013: bachelor’s thesis – Masaryk University Brno, Faculty of Science, Institute of Vertebrate Biology (External research facility Studenec), Phylogenetic representation of white-nose syndrome in bats (supervisor N. Martínková).
  • 2013-2015: master’s thesis – Masaryk University Brno, Faculty of Science, University of veterinary and pharmaceutical sciences Brno, Charles University Prague, Third Faculty of Medicine, The genetic structure of populations in two species of sympatric kites (Milvus spp.), supervisor I. Literák.
  • 2015 – present: PhD thesis – Masaryk University Brno, Faculty of Science, Institute of Vertebrate Biology (External research facility Studenec), Species diversification of African amphibians in spatial and ecological context (supervisor V. Gvoždík).

International experience

  • 2013: Tropical Biology Association (Cambridge) tropical biology course, Kirindy Forest, Madagascar (5 weeks).