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

Phone +420 543 422 522
Email reichard (at)


We are evolutionary ecologists using fish models to study:

1. evolution of ageing and its life history consequences
2. coevolution in brood parasites
3. the role of invasive species in rapid evolution
4. sexual selection and mating system evolution


Our primary study organisms are bitterling fishes (Rhodeus), cuckoo catfish (Synodontis multipunctatus) and African annual fishes (Nothobranchius).

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