About me

M.Sc. Daniel Jablonski, PhD.                                     Me

Institutional address:

Department of Zoology

Comenius University in Bratislava

Mlynská dolina B-1, 842 15, Bratislava, Slovakia

e-mail: daniel.jablonski[@]balcanica.cz

web: www.danieljablonski.com, www.balcanica.info,

www.researchgate.net/profile/Daniel_Jablonski

Birthdate: April 23th, 1987, Karviná, Czechoslovakia

Nationality: Czech

 

Research Interests:

1) The evolutionary history and biogeography of herpetofauna in the Balkans, Middle East, and Central Asia

2) Taxonomy and systematics of amphibians and reptiles in Eurasia

3) The evolutionary history of Anguidae

 

Education:

Comenius University, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Bratislava, Systematic Biology and Ecology (2008-2011, B.Sc.).

Bachelor thesis: Comparative phylogeography of the fauna of the Balkan Peninsula (supervisor: Petr Mikulíček, Václav Gvoždík).

Comenius University, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Bratislava, Zoology (2011-2013, M.Sc.)

Diploma thesis: Mitochondrial diversity and haplotype distribution of the slow worms of the genus Anguis (Reptilia, Anguidae) in the Balkan Peninsula (supervisor: Petr Mikulíček, Václav Gvoždík).

Comenius University, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Bratislava, Zoology (2013-2017, Ph.D.)

Ph.D. Thesis: Genetic diversity and phylogeography of Anguidae in the Balkan Peninsula and their comparison with the biogeography of other herpetofauna (supervisor: Ján Kodada, Václav Gvoždík).

 

Membership and positions in professional associations:

The Taxonomic committee of SEH - Societas Europaea Herpetologica: 2018 - present. 

The Royal Zoological Society of Belgium: 2014 - 2016.

Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles: 2014 - present.

Societas Europaea Herpetologica: 2012 – present.

The Journal of the Czech Herpetological Society: 2010 - present.

Czech Herpetological Society (editor, informatics): 2004 – present.

The Terrarium Society of Prague: 2006 – 2015.

Balcanica.info (editor, co-author): 2006 – present.

 

Visited institutions:

Swat University, Pakistan - 2019

Pakistan Museum of Natural History, Islamabad, Pakistan - 2019

The Institute of Zoology of Uzbek Academy of Sciences, Tashkent, Uzbekistan - 2019

Salahaddin University-Erbil, Iraq - 2019

Senckenberg Natural History Museum, Zoology, Dresden, Germany - 2019 

Pakistan Museum of Natural History, Islamabad, Pakistan - 2018

The Steinhardt Museum of Natural History, Israel National Center for Biodiversity Studies at Tel Aviv University, Israel - 2018

American University in Beirut, Lebanon - 2018

Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia - 2018

The Zoological Museum of Moscow University, Russia - 2018

Institute of Vertebrate Biology, Czech Academy of Sciences, Research facility Studenec, Czech Republic - 2015

University of Gjirokastër, Albania - 2013

National Museum of Natural History in Sofia, Bulgaria - 2012 

National Museum, Prague, Czech Republic - 2011-2017

 

Service as a reviewer

Assistant Editor: Bulletin of the Iraq Natural History Museum

Guest Editor: Diversity - The Evolutionary History and Biogeography of Herpetofauna

Journals: Acta Herpetologica, Acta Zoologica Bulgarica, Alytes, Amphibian & Reptile Conservation, Amphibia-Reptilia, Anatomical Science International, Behaviour, Biharean Biologist, Bioinformatics, Biological Journal of the Linnaean Society, California Fish and Game Journal, Diversity, Ecology & Evolution, Ecologia Balkanica, Ecologica Montenegrina, Folia Faunistica Slovaca, Herpetology Notes, Herpetozoa, Herpetological Journal, Jordan Journal of Natural History, Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research, Israel Journal of Ecology & Evolution, Life Sciences & Biomedicine, Molecular Ecology Resources, Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, North-western Journal of Zoology, Pacific Science, Parasitology International, Phyllomedusa, PLOS One, Russian Journal of Herpetology, Texas Journal of Science, Turkish Journal of Zoology, Vertebrate Zoology, ZooKeys, Zoology in the Middle East, Zoologica Scripta, Zootaxa, Živa. 

 

Fieldwork and trips:

2003: Croatia

2005: Croatia, Slovakia

2006: Bulgaria, Croatia, Germany, Slovakia

2007: Albania, Croatia, Egypt, FYROM, Serbia, Slovenia, Slovakia

2008: Jordan, Israel + West Bank, Morocco, Romania, Hungary, Slovakia, Spain, France, Serbia, FYROM, Greece.

2009: India, United Arab Emirates, Germany, Italy, Slovakia

2010: Hungary, Slovenia, Romania, Bulgaria, Turkey, Greece, FYROM, Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

2011: Hungary, Serbia, FYROM, Bulgaria, Greece, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Botswana, Republic of South Africa.

2012: Hungary, Serbia, Bulgaria, Egypt, Thailand, Malaysia, USA.

2013: Hungary, Serbia, Bulgaria, United Arab Emirates, Sri Lanka, FYROM, Albania.

2014: Austria, Netherlands, Panama, Costa Rica, USA, China, Vietnam, Hungary, FYROM, Serbia, Albania, Slovenia, Greece, United Kingdom.

2015: Austria, Israel, Turkey, Kyrgyzstan, Hungary, Serbia & Kosovo, Albania, Montenegro, Ukraine, Armenia, Croatia, Russia, Maldives.

2016: Austria, Hungary, Serbia & Kosovo, Albania, FYROM, Turkey, Kyrgyzstan, Ukraine, Romania, Montenegro, United Arab Emirates, Thailand, Laos.

2017: Hungary, Austria, Serbia, FYROM, Montenegro, Albania, United Arab Emirates, Tajikistan, Turkey, Sarawak - Malaysia, Singapore.

2018: Austria, Russia, Greece, Lebanon, Turkey, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Israel, Ireland, United Arab Emirates, Pakistan, Serbia, Hungary, Cyprus.

2019: Austria, Turkey, Iraq, Uzbekistan, Croatia, Hungary, Serbia, Northern Macedonia, Albania, Pakistan, Greece.

2020 (COVID-19): Austria, Hungary, Croatia, Slovenia. 

 

Awards, Grants and Scholarships:

2019 - AXA nadačný fond & Nadácia Pontis, Mladý inovátor.

2017 - Scholarship of Comenius University for scientific activities – spring.

2017 - Taxonomical position of the Pontic lineage in Anguis colchica, UK/135/2017.

2016 - Scholarship of Comenius University for scientific activities – autumn.

2016 - Dean's award of the Faculty of Natural Sciences of Comenius University in Bratislava.

2016 – 2020 - Reconstruction of phylogeny and delimitation of protistan and animal species, APVV-15-0147 (Principal investigator: Peter Vďačný). 

2016 - Scholarship of Comenius University for scientific activities – spring.

2016 – 2019 - DNA Barcoding Elmidae, VEGA 2/0101/16 (Principal investigator: Fedor Čiampor).

2016 - Distribution modeling and niche overlap in the genus Anguis on the Balkan Peninsula, UK/3/2016.

2015 - Scholarship of Comenius University for scientific activities – autumn.

2015 - Mapping the herpetofauna of Albania. SEH Grant in Herpetology – Mapping & Distribution.

2015 - Mechanisms and genetic structure of contact zones of Anguis in the Balkans, UK/37/2015.

2015 - Scholarship of Comenius University for scientific activities – spring.

2015 – The best poster on the conference of Zoologické dny Brno 2015: Contrasting evolutionary histories of four slow-worm (Anguis) species in the Balkans

2014 - Scholarship of Comenius University for scientific activities – autumn.

2014 - Scholarship of Comenius University for scientific activities – spring.

2014 - 2017 - Genetic diversity, phylogeography, and hybridization of the Slow worms, genus Anguis (Reptilia, Anguidae), VEGA 1/0073/14 (Principal investigator: Peter Mikulíček).

2014 - Genetic diversity four species of Slow worms in the Balkans, UK/20/2014.

2013 - Scholarship of Comenius University for scientific activities – autumn.

2013 - The price of the Rector of Comenius University in Bratislava for an excellent diploma thesis.

2013 - Scholarship of Comenius University for scientific activities – spring.

2013 - Travel Grant of Societas Europaea Herpetologica.

2012 - Winning poster on the Slovak congress Zoológia 2012/18. Feriancove dni, Zvolen. 

2012 - Scholarship of Comenius University for scientific activities – autumn.

2011 - Scholarship of Comenius University for scientific activities – autumn.

2010 - Scholarship of Comenius University for scientific activities – autumn.

 

Photography:

1. People and culture of Albania, photographic exhibition, Embassy of Albania in Bratislava, September 5, 2019.

2. Fijet - Travel and Emotions, photographic exhibition, Galérie Fontana, Piešťany, Slovakia, October 15, 2019.

 

Changes in taxonomy:

2020 - Xerotyphlops syriacus (Jan, 1864) revalidated from synonymy; Kornilios et al. 2020.

2020 - Eremias kakari Masroor, Khisroon, Khan, Jablonski, 2020; new lacertid lizard from Pakistan; Masroor et al. 2020.

2020 - Microgecko tanishpaensis Masroor, Khisroon, Khan, Jablonski, 2020; new dwarf gecko from Pakistan; Masroor et al. 2020.

2020 - after ten years, the updated checklist of the European herpetofauna with taxonomic evaluation was published; Speybroeck et al. 2020.

2019 - Bufotes boulengeri siculus (Stöck et al. 2008), subspecies of B. boulengeri, not separate species; Dufresnes et al. 2019.

2019 - Bufotes sitibundus (Pallas, 1771) removed from the synonymy of Bufotes variabilisDufresnes et al. 2019.

2019 - Bufotes perrini Mazepa, Litvinchuk, Jablonski, Dufresnes, 2019; new toad species endemic to Central Asia; Dufresnes et al. 2019

2019 - Bufotes cypriensis Litvinchuk, Mazepa, Jablonski, Dufresnes, 2019; new toad species endemic to Cyprus island; Dufresnes et al. 2019.

2019 - Elaphe urartica Jablonski, Kukushkin, Avcı, Bunyatova, Ilgaz, Tuniyev et Jandzik, 2019; new snake species in Europe named after the long-forgotten Iron Age Kingdom; Jablonski et al. 2019

2018 - Mediodactylus bartoni, M. danilewskii, M. oertzeni and M. orientalis are distinct species with revised subspecific taxonomy; Kotsakiozi et al. 2018

2017 - Natrix natrix helvetica is a distinct species Natrix helvetica; Kindler et al. 2017

2017 - A new species of riffle beetle dedicated to me - Vietelmis jablonskii; Kodada et al. 2017

2017 - Vipera ursinii graeca is a distinct endemic species Vipera graeca; Mizsei et al. 2017

2017 - Validity of Podarcis tauricus thasopulae and P. gaigeae weigandii unfounded; Psonis et al. 2017

2017 - Podarcis ionicus elevated to a distinct endemic species; Psonis et al. 2017 

2016 - Lacerta bilineata fejervaryi and L. b. chlorosecunda synonymized with L. b. bilineataMarzahn et al. 2016

2016 - Lacerta viridis infrapunctata and L. v. paphlagonica synonymized with Lacerta viridis meridionalis; Marzahn et al. 2016

2013 - Natrix megalocephala synonymized with Natrix natrix; Kindler et al. 2013

2010 - Anguis fragilis splitted to Anguis colchica and Anguis graeca; Gvoždík et al. 2010