Frantisek_SnitilyFrantišek SNÍTILÝArthroleptis_sylvaticus_sd2-DSC_0355b

František is a MSc student at the Masaryk University (Brno) 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.




Kristýna DOLEŽALOVÁCongo_River_sd1_DSC_0121a

Kristýna is an undergraduate student (Palacký University, Olomouc) with interests in African amphibians.

Her bachelor thesis is focusing on river systems as possible barriers in dispersal of vertebrates, with a particular emphasis on anuran amphibians and the Congo River.




Tadeáš NEČASPhryno_mini

Tadeáš is an undergraduate student (Masaryk University, Brno) and his BSc study is focusing on diversity of miniature Phrynobatrachus frogs from high altitudes in mountains of the Cameroon-Nigeria border area.





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 MSc study is about amphibian communities of the Congolian lowland rainforest.






 Albert_Lotana_Lokasola_1Albert LOTANA LOKASOLAVaranus_sd3_DSC_0446

Albert is an external member of our team from the University of Kisangani, DR Congo. His MSc study is focusing on the lizard fauna of the northern Central Congo Basin, namely the Maringa-Lopori-Wamba Landscape.










Kateřina did her BSc in 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 July 2017