PhD students

Tadeas_Necas_2019Tadeáš NEČASHyperolius

Tadeáš is a PhD student (Masaryk University, Brno) devoting his efforts to study diversity and systematics of puddle frogs (Phrynobatrachus) and afrobatrachian frogs (main focus on Arthroleptidae and Hyperoliidae).







Frantisek_Snitily_portretFrantišek SNÍTILÝArthroleptis_calling

František is a PhD student (Masaryk University, Brno) focusing his research on the systematics and taxonomy of squeaker frogs (Arthroleptis) from Central Africa.







Matej_goliath_DSC_4109web-reMatej DOLINAYPhrynobatrachus_auritus

Matej is a PhD student (Masaryk University, Brno) studying phylogeography and species diversification in small leaf-litter frogs of Central Africa (Phrynobatrachus, Arthroleptis).

His general interests cover vertebrate evolution and ecology with special interests in herpetology. He is also very interested in tropical ecosystems and their rich biodiversity, especially the Afrotropic ecozone including Madagascar.

Apart from research Matej is an enthusiast for popularization of science, a keen photographer and cameraman of nature, and a wildlife guide whenever the time allows.

Matej is online as Living Zoology:

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Gabriel_LeptopelisGabriel BADJEDJEA BABANGENGEHyperolius_pair

Gabriel is an external member of our team based at the University of Kisangani, DR Congo. His PhD study is focusing on amphibian assemblages and diversity in the central and eastern Congo Basin, and their conservation.






Albert_photo_20190912aAlbert LOTANA LOKASOLATrachylepis

Albert is a PhD student at the University of Kisangani, DR Congo, and an external member of our team. His PhD research is aiming to study the diversity and biogeography of lizards of the central Congo Basin.

Albert is also very interested in conservation biology. He co-established the Kokolopori Bonobo Reserve in the central DR Congo.






Daniel_JablonskiDaniel JABLONSKI, PhD

Daniel was an external member of our team based at the Comenius University in Bratislava (Slovakia). His PhD (2017) study on the evolutionary history of anguid lizards in the Balkans was co-supervised by Vašek.


Václav Gvoždík, Research on the Evolutionary biology of amphibians & reptiles | Last updated October 2022