Contact information:

Doc. RNDr. Pavel Hulva, Ph.D.

Phone: +420221951848


Room: 219


Research interests:

Molecular evolution (phylogenetics, phylogeography, landscape genetics, population genetics), superorder Laurasiatheria (Carnivora, Cetartiodactyla, Chiroptera, Eulipotyphla, Perissodactyla, Pholidota)


Proposed Bachelor and Master student projects to be found here.


Current projects:

Phylogeography, biogeography, landscape, population and conservation genetics and genomics

Genetic monitoring of the grey wolf in the Czech Republic


Outreach activities (in Czech):









            Analýzy DNA vlka obecného (pdf)




Recent publications:


van den Berg, G.L, Vermeulen, E., Valenzuela, L.O., Bérubé, M., Ganswindt, A., Gröcke, D.R., Hall, G., Hulva, P., Neveceralova, P., Palsbøll, P.J., Carroll, E.L. (2021) Decadal shift in foraging strategy of highly migratory marine predator. Global Change Biology, in press.


Niedziałkowska, M., Doan, K., Górny, M., Sykut, M., Stefaniak, K., … Hulva, P. et al. (2021) Winter temperature and forest cover have shaped red deer distribution in Europe and the Ural Mountains since the Late Pleistocene. Journal of Biogeography, 48 (1), pp. 147-159.




Bolfíková, B.Č., Evin, Knitlová R.M., Loudová, M., Sztencel-Jabłonka, A., Bogdanowicz, W., Hulva, P. (2020) 3D Geometric Morphometrics Reveals Convergent Character Displacement in the Central European Contact Zone between Two Species of Hedgehogs (Genus Erinaceus). Animals, 10(10), art. no. 1803.


Ploi, K., Curto, M., Bolfíková, B.Č., Loudová, M., Hulva, P., Seiter, A., Fuhrmann, M., Winter, S., Meimberg, H. (2020) Evaluating the impact of wildlife shelter management on the genetic diversity of Erinaceus europaeus and E. roumanicus in their contact zone. Animals, 10 (9), art. no. 1452.


Majerová, K., Hönig, V., Houda, M., Papežík, P., Fonville, M., Sprong, H., Rudenko, N., Golovchenko, M., Bolfíková, B.Č., Hulva, P., Růžek, D., Hofmannová, L., Votýpka, J., Modrý, D. (2020) Hedgehogs, squirrels, and blackbirds as sentinel hosts for active surveillance of borrelia miyamotoi and borrelia burgdorferi complex in urban and rural environments. Microorganisms, 8 (12), art. no. 1908.


Carroll, E.L., Ott, P.H., McMillan, L.F., Galletti Vernazzani, B., Neveceralova, P., … Hulva, P., et al. (2020) Genetic Diversity and Connectivity of Southern Right Whales (Eubalaena australis) Found in the Brazil and Chile-Peru Wintering Grounds and the South Georgia (Islas Georgias del Sur) Feeding Ground. The Journal of Heredity, 111 (3), pp. 263-276.


Bachorec, E., Horáček, I., Hulva, P., Konečný, A., Lučan, R.K., Jedlička, P., Shohdi, W.M., Řeřucha, Š., Abi-Said, M., Bartonička, T. (2020) Egyptian fruit bats do not preferentially roost with their relatives. Journal of Zoology, 312 (2), pp. 111-121.


Bachorec, E., Horáček, I., Hulva, P., Konečný, A., Lučan, R.K., Jedlička, P., Shohdi, W.M., Řeřucha, Š., Abi-Said, M., Bartonička, T. (2020) Spatial networks differ when food supply changes: Foraging strategy of Egyptian fruit bats. PLoS ONE, 15 (2), art. no. e0229110.




Gürün, K., Furman, A., Juste, J., Pereira, M.J.R., Palmeirim, … Hulva, P., et al. (2019) A continent-scale study of the social structure and phylogeography of the bent-wing bat, Miniopterus schreibersii (Mammalia: Chiroptera), using new microsatellite data. Journal of Mammalogy, 100 (6), pp. 1865-1878.


Stronen, A.V., Iacolina, L., Pertoldi, C., Kusza, S., Hulva, P., Dykyy, I., Kojola, I., Faurby, S. (2019) The use of museum skins for genomic analyses of temporal genetic diversity in wild species. Conservation Genetics Resources, 11 (4), pp. 499-503.


Szewczyk, M., Nowak, S., Niedźwiecka, N., Hulva, P., Špinkytė-Bačkaitienė, R., Demjanovičová, K., Bolfíková, B.Č., Antal, V., Fenchuk, V., Figura, M., Tomczak, P., Stachyra, P., Stępniak, K.M., Zwijacz-Kozica, T., Mysłajek, R.W. (2019) Dynamic range expansion leads to establishment of a new, genetically distinct wolf population in Central Europe. Scientific Reports, 9 (1), art. no. 19003.


Stribna, T., Romportl, D., Demjanovič, J., Vogeler, A., Tschapka, M., Benda, P., Horáček, I., Juste, J., Goodman, S.M., Hulva, P. (2019) Pan African phylogeography and palaeodistribution of rousettine fruit bats: Ecogeographic correlation with Pleistocene climate vegetation cycles. Journal of Biogeography, 46 (10), pp. 2336-2349.


Neradilová, S., Connell, L., Hulva, P., Bolfíková, B.Č. (2019) Tracing genetic resurrection of pointing dog breeds: Cesky Fousek as both survivor and rescuer. PLoS ONE, 14 (8), art. no. e0221418.


Bartonička, T., Miketová, N., Hulva, P. (2019) High Throughput Bioacoustic Monitoring and Phenology of the Greater Noctule Bat (Nyctalus lasiopterus) Compared to Other Migratory Species. Acta Chiropterologica, 21 (1), pp. 75-85.


Donfrancesco, V., Ciucci, P., Salvatori, V., Benson, D., Andersen, L.W., … Hulva, P., et al. (2019) Unravelling the scientific debate on how to address wolf-dog hybridization in Europe. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, 7 (May), art. no. 175.




Caniglia R, Fabbri E, Hulva P, Černá-Bolfíková B, Jindřichová M, Stronen AV, Dykyy I, Camatta A, Carnier P, Randi E, Galaverni M (2018) Wolf outside, dog inside? The genomic make-up of the Czechoslovakian Wolfdog. BMC Genomics, 19, 533.


Hron T, Farkašová H, Gifford RJ, Benda P, Hulva P, Görföl T, Pačes J, Elleder D (2018) Remnants of an Ancient Deltaretrovirus in the Genomes of Horseshoe Bats (Rhinolophidae). Viruses, 10, 185.


Hulva P, Černá Bolfíková B, Woznicová V, Smetanová M et al. (2018) Wolves at the crossroad: fission-fusion range biogeography in the Western Carpathians and Central Europe. Diversity and Distributions, 24, 179–192.




Centeno-Cuadros A, Hulva P, Romportl D, Santoro S, Stříbná T, Shohami D, Evin A, Tsoar A, Benda P, Horáček I, Nathan R (2017) Habitat use, but not gene flow, is influenced by human activities in two ecotypes of Egyptian fruit bat (Rousettus aegyptiacus). Molecular Ecology, 26, 6224–6237.


Farkašová H, Hron T, Pačes J, Hulva P, Benda P, James Gifford R, Elleder D (2017) Discovery of and endogenous Deltaretrovirus in the genome of long-fingered bats (Chiroptera: Miniopteridae). Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA, 114, 3145–3150.


Montana L, Caniglia R, Galaverni M, Fabbri E, Bolfíková B, Czarnomska S, Galov A, Hindrikson M, Hulva P et al. (2017) Combining phylogenetic and demographic inferences to assess the extent and origin of the genetic diversity in an isolated wolf population. PLoS ONE, 12, e0176560.


Mitková B, Hrazdilová K, Damico G, Duscher GG, Suchentrunk F, Forejtek P, Gherman CM, Matei IA, Ionica AM, Daskalaki AA, Mihalca AD, Votýpka J, Hulva P, Modrý D (2017) Eurasian golden jackal as important host of canine vector-borne protists in Europe. Parasites and Vectors, 10, 183.


Černá Bolfíková B, Eliášová K, Loudová M, Kryštufek B, Lymberakis P, Sándor A, Hulva P (2017) Glacial allopatry vs. postglacial parapatry and peripatry: the case of hedgehogs. PeerJ, 5, e3163.




Bilgin R, Gürün K, Rebelo H, Puechmaille SJ, Maracı Ö, Presetnik P, Benda P, Hulva P, Ibáñez C, Hamidovic D, Fressel N, Horáček I, Karataş A, Karataş A, Allegrini B, Georgiakakis P, Gazaryan S, Nagy ZL, Abi-Said M, Lučan RK, Bartonička T, Nicolaou H, Scaravelli D, Karapandža B, Uhrin M, Paunović M, Juste J (2016) Circum-Mediterranean phylogeography of a bat coupled with past environmental niche modeling: A new paradigm for the recolonization of Europe? Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 99, 323–336.


Starcová M, Vohralík V, Kryštufek B, Černá Bolfíková B, Hulva P (2016) Phylogeography of the Alpine shrew, Sorex alpinus (Soricidae, Mammalia). Folia Zooologica, 65, 107–116.