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Václav Gvoždík

Research on the Evolutionary biology of amphibians & reptiles

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Our research group focuses on the herpetology, all aspects of evolutionary biology of amphibians and reptiles with special emphasis to study their evolutionary histories, phylogeography, systematics, and taxonomy, including descriptions of new species. We use phylogenetic applications, including new technological advances of the high-throughput sequencing, phylogenomics. To infer historical biogeography and population genetics we supplement our genetic research by environmental data from geographic information systems, i.e. GIS-based applications. We also study phenotype of amphibians and reptiles to understand morphological and acoustic (anurans) evolution.

Geographically, we cover the Afrotropic and Western Palearctic ecozones, i.e. Africa, Europe & western Asia, with occasional studies in other ecozones.

We also help our colleagues with molecular aspects of the biodiversity research of other groups of animals.

Our findings are very often crucial for conservation management.

Summarized, we are interested in the evolutionary biology, biogeography, biodiversity science, and conservation biology.

 

Václav Gvoždík, Research on the Evolutionary biology of amphibians & reptiles | Last updated July 2017