- Vertebrate Research Group, Department of Botany and Zoology, Faculty of Science, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
- Phylogenetics / Phylogenomics, Phylogeography & Biogeography, Population Genetics / Genomics, Systematics / Taxonomy
Areas of expertise
Academic Education: 2009 - Université Montpellier 2 (Montpellier, France) and Faculty of Sciences (Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic) – PhD thesis: Consequences of Anthropogenic Changes on Rodent Communities and Populations: Study Cases on Native and Introduced Species in Eastern Senegal. 2005 - Faculty of Sciences, Masaryk University Brno – MSc thesis: Litter Sex Ratio Variation in Natural Populations of Common Vole (Microtus arvalis). Professional Career: since 2013 - Assistant Professor in Vertebrate Research Group, Department of Botany and Zoology, Faculty of Sciences, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic 2010-2013 - Post-doc researcher at Department of Biodiversity and Molecular Ecology, Fondazione Edmund Mach, San Michele all'Adige, Italy (host-parasite interaction - rodents and helminths as model) 2008-2010 - Research assistant, Institute of Vertebrate Biology, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Brno (population genetics of rodents) Professional experience Training and professional experience received in the Czech Republic, France, Italy and UK in sampling small mammals (rodents, shrews, bats) both in Europe and Africa (through a range of habitats and countries); laboratory experience (DNA analyses at various levels and screening of rodent helminths); and a range of statistical data analyses in population genetics, phylogeography and phylogenetics (various classic and Bayesian methods including Approximate Bayesian Computation), population and community ecology, host-parasite interactions and social networks of animals. Nowadays, the main fields of interest are population genetics, phylogenetics, phylogeography, landscape and invasion genetics and evolutionary history modelling of various eukaryotic organisms (with emphasis on European and African small terrestrial mammals).