Zdenek_HarcaZdeněk HARCAslepys_krehky

Zdeněk is an undergraduate student (Masaryk University, Brno) with interests in reptiles and geography.

His master thesis is focusing on the hybrid zone between anguid legless lizards Anguis fragilis and A. colchica.







Karel was studying the phylogeography of Trachylepis lizards (Scincidae) in Central Africa during his bachelor program. He successfully defended his BSc. thesis at the Masaryk University in Brno (2020).




Tadeáš NEČAS

Tadeáš is now a PhD student. During his previous master and bachelor studies, he had been focusing mostly on the genus Phrynobatrachus and hyperoliid frogs. He successfully defended his MSc. thesis at the Masaryk University in Brno (2019).




Albert LOTANA LOKASOLAVaranus_sd3_DSC_0446

Albert is an external member of our team from the University of Kisangani, DR Congo, now a PhD student. His MSc study (defended 2018) was focusing on the lizard fauna of the northern Central Congo Basin, namely the Maringa-Lopori-Wamba Landscape.


František SNÍTILÝArthroleptis_sylvaticus_sd2-DSC_0355b

František is now a PhD student. He did his MSc at the Masaryk University (Brno, defended 2018) studying diversity of squeaker frogs (Arthroleptis) from Central African rainforests. Within his BSc thesis, he focused on the DNA barcoding of amphibians of the Dzanga-Sangha Forest Reserve, Central African Republic (CAR). The study was realized in cooperation with the University of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Sciences Brno (David Modrý), and Institute of Parasitology, Czech Academy of Sciences (Miloslav Jirků) and their research activities in CAR.


Gabriel BADJEDJEA BABANGENGEcommunities_sd1_DSC_0480a

Gabriel successfully defended his MSc thesis at the University of Kisangani in 2017. His study was focusing the diversity of amphibians in the northeastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. He is an external member of our team, presently as a PhD student.


Helena ŠIFROVÁAnguis_fragilis_pair

Helena defended her MSc thesis (2017) in biology/zoology at the Charles University, Prague. She studied genetic variation and the contact zone of slow-worm lizards (Anguis) in the Czech Republic and Slovakia.







Kateřina did her BSc (2016) in biology/zoology at the Masaryk University (Brno) with a thesis focusing on diversity and morphology of Central African torrent frogs (Petropedetes), with a special emphasis on a yet undescribed species from the northern Cameroon Volcanic Line.

Václav Gvoždík, Research on the Evolutionary biology of amphibians & reptiles | Last updated March 2021