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Looking for your snail...!

We would like to ask you for help with collecting live Burgundy (=Roman) snails (Helix pomatia) for our research project. We are trying to find out where the species originated, where it survived the climatic changes in the last hundreds of thousands years, from where it spread to various parts of Europe and how was its distribution influenced by human actions. Therefore we need a quite dense network of samples throughout large parts of Europe. For mutual comparison, we are seeking Helix from both human-influenced localities and more natural environments. We need for molecular analyses, most conveniently living individuals (which are easy to store and send).

Published Apr 22, 2014

Large Cladocera collection online

Prof. Vladimír Kořínek published online large database of cladoceran samples available in his collection. It is a great source of material for taxonomists & ecologists.

Published Feb 06, 2013

We offer two PhD positions in tropical ecology of birds

Are you looking for PhD position? Are you interested in ecology of birds? Are you not afraid of field work in a tropical region? In such a case, do not hesitate and become a member of a team working on functional determinants of avian species richness in Africa. Closing date for applications is 31st March 2011.

Published Jan 17, 2011

Coexisting Cyclic Parthenogens Comprise a Holocene Species Flock

An evolutionary study on cladocerans inhabiting circumbaltic glacial-origin lakes shows that cyclic parthenogens may diversify in a short evolutionary time frame. The study was published in PloS ONE by Markéta Faustová and Veronika Sacherová from the Department of Ecology, together with US and Swedish co-authors.

Published Jul 23, 2010

Pipit songs in the Auk

The spring issue of one of the most important ornithological journals contains the paper by Tereza Petrusková from the Department of Ecology, focusing on bioacoustic analyses of songs of a small passerine bird, the Tree Pipit.

Published Apr 28, 2010

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