Lab News

July 2016.
Lifetime data and samples on replicated populations of Nothobranchius furzeri in Mozambique successfully collected. Milan and Jakub did a great job!

January 2016.
The real adventure has started – fieldwork in Mozambique for 6 months, to follow entire annual cycle of Nothobranchius fishes. Fingers crossed for rains to come.

December 2015.
Two other postdoc positions are over. Pedro and Radek try to find their fortune elsewhere.

November 2015.
Field trip and study stay in Uruguay and Brazil (Martin, Radim, Matej, Milan).

September 2015.
After almost three years, Romain is leaving back to France.

September 2015.
We are very pleased to have Prof. Liu Huanzhang (Wuhan, China) visiting our lab. Our work on bitterling-mussel association would not be possible without our long-term friendly collaboration.

August 2015.
A successful field trip to China with Li Fan and visit of the lab of Prof. Yang Jian (Wuxi) completed!

April 2015
New visitors in the lab – Luis Esteban Krause Lanés from Unisinos in Brazil and Andre Phillips from St Andrews, UK. Both coming to work with us for couple of weeks for their Ph.D. Welcome!

March 2015
Martin, Radim and Matej returned from another successful trip to Mozambique, this time combined with an exploration of Zimbabwean part of the Nothobranchius furzeri range.

January 2015
We expect a row of visitors early in the year.
First, Daniel Pincheira-Donoso (Lincoln, UK) visits the lab early January within our collaboration on the evolution of life history of annual fishes.
Wenjing Yi (University of Leiden, Netherlands) will come later in a month within an evo-devo project on early life history of the bitterling fish.
In March, Oana Popa and Luis Popa (Bucharest, Romania) arrive to analyse data on invasive populations of Anodonta woodiana, followed by Luis Esteban Krause Lanés (Unisinos, Brazil) who is expected to stay three months within his PhD. project on the ecology of Brazilian annual fishes.

28 Dec 2014
Daniel García received approval to funding of his postgraduate studies on the evolution of life history and ageing in Neotropical annual fishes from Universidad de la República in Montevideo, Uruguay. He is co-supervised by Martin and Marcelo Loureiro.

October 2014
Radim and Matej are going to spend November in Sudan, joining fish parasitologists to investigate fish parasites from the region here the White and the Blue Nile merge. The adventurous side plan is to collect enigmatic Nothobranchius from this region.

25 Sept 2014
Milan has graduated, defending his Ph.D. thesis on Evolutionary ecology of Nothobranchius fishes.

22 Sept 2014
We are happy to announce that Pedro Morais joins the lab as a postdoc today, moving from Universidade do Algarve, Faro, Portugal to bring our work on the effect of invasive mussels into a broader, ecosystem perspective.

20 August 2014
Caroline leaves our lab to take a position at Technical University of Denmark. Her contribution to our research from the perspective of fish and mussel physiology was illuminating and we hope to keep working together in the future.

19-28 August 2014
Radim makes a brief visit to Brazil to collect data from our large-scale field experiment in Lagoa do Peixe National park.

1 July 2014
Martin leaves to St Andrews, UK to take his sabbatical until mid December.

27 June 2014
Matej and Milan leave to do further fieldwork in southern Brazil.

27 April 2014
Martin leaves to Brazil for one month to start a CNPq-funded project on evolutionary ecology of Neotropical annual fishes in collaboration with prof. Leonardo Maltchik and his group at Unisinos, near Porto Alegre. Matej joins him later for intensive fieldwork. It is late autumn in southern Brazil!

5 April 2014
Romain, Caroline, Carl and Martin leave to do fieldwork and experiments on Asian mussels and bitterling in Wuhan, China.

March 2014
Matej returns from Oregon State University in Portland, USA to take full permanent position as a research scientist at our institute.
Romain is back from his 3 months stay at University of St Andrews.

6-8 February 2014
Most lab members visit the first special Nothobranchius symposium aptly named ‘From bush to bench’ (…and back again in the case of our lab!).

31 January 2014
Martin has been appointed as Visiting Professor at Unisinos, Sao Leopoldo, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil within the framework of Science Without Borders Program sponsored by CNPq, Federal Brazilian research council. Our collaborative work should focus on aging, life history evolution and ecology of annual fish.



 

Doc. RNDr. Martin Reichard, Ph.D.
Institute of Vertebrate Biology
Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
Kvetna 8, 603 65 Brno
Czech Republic

Phone +420 543 422 522
Email reichard (at) ivb.cz


 

We are evolutionary ecologists using fish models to study:

- life history evolution
- mating system evolution
- sexual selection
- host-parasite coevolution
- the effect of invasive species

Our primary study organisms are bitterling fishes (Rhodeus spp.) and African annual fishes (Nothobranchius).

We combine fieldwork with controlled experiments in the lab and mesocosm and widely use behavioural, genetic, histological and physiological approaches.