Lab members

Daniel Jablonski

Daniel Jablonski, lab head



Current members

Ph.D. students

Martin Raffaj was working on the distribution modeling of snakes in Central Europe, continuing his BSc. thesis about the distribution of Zamenis longissimus in Slovakia. Now a Ph.D. student reviewing distributional patterns of amphibians and reptiles in Slovakia.

Adam Javorčík is working on the phylogeny and phylogeography of snakes, especially of the genus Dolichophis. His master's thesis was about the phylogeography of Anguis colchica.            

Simona Papežík is studying the morphology of Natrix tessellata in the Balkans. Simona is continuing her master's studies on the same tessellata topic.


MSc. students

Martina Lawson likes to know everything about the genus Dopasia from southeastern Asia. It was the topic of her BSc. thesis. Now continuing with the molecular phylogeny of the genus.


BSc. students



Former members

Petr Papežík - studied the genetic diversity of the genus Pelophylax in the Balkans.

Laura Mičeková studied the genetic diversity of Xerotypthlops vermicularis in the Balkans and the osteology of two cryptic taxa of the genus.

Jakub Vrbňák likes to see blood parasites of water frogs in the Western Palearctic. He was continuing his BSc. thesis on blood parasites of amphibians and reptiles in the Western Palearctic. MSc. thesis finished on blood parasites of water frogs. 

Petr Balej - an external student with a bachelor thesis on the microrefugia of amphibians and reptiles in the Balkan Peninsula.

Mária Hároníková - bachelor thesis about distribution and genetics of turtles in Slovakia.

Zuzana Ježová - bachelor thesis about the ecology of turtles in Slovakia.

Matúš Meszároš - unfinished bachelor project regarding the ecology of the genus Anguis in Slovakia.

Lucia Švecová - bachelor thesis about the distribution of N. natrix and Natrix tessellata in Slovakia.


 Technician support

Jana Poláková - DNA isolation, PCR lab, hard worker.