Our interests focus on morphology, genetics, biogeography, ecology, phylogenetics and systematics of vertebrates. A particular attention is given to the Palearctic fauna from both the fossil and recent point of view. Variation in the morphological and molecular characters is studied in relation to phylogeny and taxonomy. The activity patterns, behavioural mechanisms, distribution, population ecology and synecology are also studied alongside the long-term monitoring of changes in the population abundance and species composition. Vertebrate Zoology Research Group organizes university lectures, courses, and practicles in this subject as a part of zoology curriculum for BSc. and MSc. studies.


Department of vertebrate zoology has currently 8 internal members and many research associates, 21 Ph.D. students and 24 MSc. students.



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