Public outreach


The interview with Václav was published in a magazine of the daily Právo, in Právo Víkend, 3 June 2022 (in Czech).

A short report about Václav and his research in the TV show “Gejzír”, Czech Television, 24 February 2022 (starts at 12:09). CT_Gejzir_2022-02-24






Interview about herpetological research and travel in Africa, mainly in the Congo, on the Czech Radio Wave (Český rozhlas Wave), the “Casablanca” show (in Czech), 23 January 2022.


CT_Dobre_rano_2021-10-19Interview about herpetological research in Africa, mainly in the Congo, on the Czech Television (Česká televize ČT2), the “Dobré ráno” show (in Czech), five entries during the show, 19 October 2021.




Radiozurnal_2021-05-05-host_lucie_vyborneInterview about herpetological research in Africa on the Czech Radio Radiožurnál (Český rozhlas Radiožurnál), the “Host Lucie Výborné” show (in Czech), 5 May 2021.

…the same on YouTube



…another interview (to read) with a photogalery at, 15 May 2021.


Herpetological research has regularly been popularized in the Laboratoř show of the Czech Radio Plus (Český rozhlas Plus) – interviews with scientists & actors (in Czech) / Beseda vědců a herců:

16 April 2022rosněnky, invazní ropuchy v Austrálii a ropuchy v Ekvádoru
11 September 2021chřestýši, plachtící gekoni, objevování a popisy nových druhů
13 February 2021krokodýli evoluce, čtyřnožci (Tetrapoda) vznik, aligátoři & kajmani
13 June 2020ohrožení plazi, CRISPR-Cas ochrana druhů, fosilní haterie, evoluce dýchání
9 November 2019 & 18 April 2020 (rebroadcast) – mořské želvy, psi & ještěři, mořští hadi
31 August 2019pralesničky, veleskokani, drobní obratlovci v salátech


CT_Studio_CT24_2020-10-12The first record of the highly threatened Natterjack Toad in Czech Silesia, and the need for its conservation, has been mentioned by some media, e.g. Czech Television: Studio ČT24 (interview starts at the time 15:51), 12 October 2020.





Our 2020 discovery and descriptions of two critically endangered new species of frogs from Cameroon received some attention in the Czech media, e.g. Czech TelevisionVěda 24 & Studio ČT24 (interview starts at the time 1:53:18), several radio stations, and internet media, March 2020.




Two documentary films by Living Zoology about our field research in the Congo (Mysterious Crocodile of the Congo) and Cameroon (Finding Frogs in Cameroon), respectively, have been broadcasted by the Czech TV channel Prima Zoom since 2019.







Our 2017 fieldwork in the Republic of the Congo, the Expedition Neuron supported by the Neuron – Fund for Support of Science, attracted Czech media’s attention, e.g.:

Czech TelevisionStudio ČT24 (interview starts at the time 3:42:00)

Věda 24









Czech Radio Dvojka

Czech Radio Region – Vysočina

Czech Radio Plus

Czech Radio Sever

Právo (front page)

Reportér magazín

Ego! Magazín Hospodářských novin (we almost got a front cover) and online version

Třebíčský deník and its online version with more photos and a short report

…or see a video on the Muzeum 3000 web

…or listen to an audio in Neuron Stories (both in Czech ;))


Our research has further been presented in interviews for news, magazines, and radios, e.g.:




Radio Zet

Czech Radio Radiožurnál, Lidové noviny and others…


…& Matej (as Living Zoology) is having success in various photo and video contests, e.g., Czech Press Photo, Věda fotogenická, Festival Rajbas






Many thanks to all for the attention given to our and general herpetological research!

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