PhD students

Matej_goliath_DSC_4109web-reMatej DOLINAY

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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Gaby_sd2_DSC_0337Gabriel BADJEDJEA BABANGENGEcommunities_sd1_DSC_0480a

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.








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 August 2018