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.




Tadeáš NEČASPhryno_mini

Tadeáš is a MSc student (Masaryk University, Brno) and his MSc study is focusing on morphological diversification of African anurans from different taxonomic ranks, aiming Phrynobatrachus, Leptopelis, or hyperoliid frogs.

Within his BSc thesis, he studied diversity of miniature Phrynobatrachus frogs from high altitudes in mountains of the Cameroon Volcanic Line (Cameroon-Nigeria).





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.



 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.







Helena_SifrovaHelena 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 August 2018