Name: Vendula Šlechtová
Birth: 10. 2. 1979 Mĕlník, Czech Republic
Bachelor of Science, July 2001, Biological Faculty, University of Southern Bohemia, Ceské Budĕjovice, Czech Republic.
Bachelor Thesis “Genetic population structure of bullhead (Cottus gobio L.) in the Czech Republic: I. An allozyme-based mapping” dealt with the population genetics of Cottus gobio in Central Europe as inferred by allozyme markers. Defended in 2001.
Master of Science, January 2004, Biological Faculty, University of Southern Bohemia, Ceské Budĕjovice, Czech Republic.
Master Thesis “Importance of the Alps as a barrier to dispersal in cold-adapted freshwater fishes: Phylogeographic history and taxonomic state of the bullhead (Cottus gobio) in the Adriatic freshwater drainage with implications to bullhead diversity in Central Europe”. Defended in 2004.
PhD. student, Department of Zoology, Biological Faculty, University of South Bohemia, Ceské Budĕjovice, Czech Republic;
Study carried out at Institute of Animal Physiology and Genetics, Libĕchov, Czech Republic.
Institute for Genetics (Prof. D. Tautz), University of Cologne, Köln, Germany, December 2001
Laboratory of Biodiversity and Evolutionary Biology (Dr. I. Doadrio), National Museum of Natural Science, Madrid, Spain, 30th September to 14th October 2002
Laboratory of Biodiversity and Evolutionary Biology (Dr. I. Doadrio), National Museum of Natural Science, Madrid, Spain, 5th May to 13th June 2003 in frame of Biod-Iberia project of Improving Human Potential Program of European Community
‘Genetic structure of European bullhead (Cottus gobio L.) in the contact area of Danube, Odra and Elbe River basins.’ The 10th European Congress of Ichthyology, Prague, Czech Republic, September 2001
‘Origin and dispersal of Adriatic Cottus: A Peri-alpine clade indicates a geneflow between major drainage areas.’ The 11th European Congress of Ichthyology, Tallinn, Estonia, September 2004.
‘Extracting clades from the “loach bush”: Botiidae (Teleostei: Cobitoidea)’. The 11th European Congress of Ichthyology, Tallinn, Estonia, September 2004.
Bohlen J., Šlechtová V. jr., Kalous L., Sanda R., Vukic J., Mrdak D. 2003: Cobitis ohridana and Barbatula zetensis in the River Moraca Basin, Montenegro: distribution, habitat, population structure and conservation needs. Folia Biologica 51: 147-153.
Kalous, L., Šlechtová V. jr., Bohlen, J., Doadrio, I. 2004: Origin and identification of fishes of the genus Carassius in Europe as revealed by molecular data analyses. Proceedings of the 7th Czech ichthyological conference with international participation, 6-7 May 2004, Vodnany, Czech Republic.
Šlechtová V. jr., Bohlen, J. Freyhof, J., Persat, H., Delmastro, G.B. 2004: The Alps as barrier to dispersal in cold-adapted freshwater fishes? Phylogeographic history and taxonomic status of the bullhead in the Adriatic freshwater drainage. Mol. Phyl. Evol., 33: 225-239.
Šlechtová, V., 2005. Asian jewels - Play of names and new genera. Akva Tera Forum 1, 8-13. (in Czech with English summary)
Šlechtová, V.jr., Šlechtová, V., Šlechta, V.: “Erfassung und Bewertung des Verlaufes der natürlichen Revitalisierung der Ichthyozönose in der Lausitzer Neiße - Genetische Untersuchungen an Groppen.” Czech-German workshop „Sledování a vyhodnocení průběhu přirozené revitalizace ichtyocenózy Lužické Nisy”, Liberec (CZ), December 2001.
Bohlen, J, Šlechtová V. jr., Šanda, R., Kalous, L., Vukic, J., Mrdak, D.: Data on Cobitis cf. ohridana and Barbatula cf. sturanyi in the Moraca river basin, Montenegro. II International conference: Loaches of the genus Cobitis and related genera, Olsztyn (PL), September2002.
Kalous, L., Šlechtová V. jr.: Carassius gibelio autochtonous or exotic species in Europe? Molacular phylogenetic evidence. The 11th European Congress of Ichthyology, Tallin, Estonia, September 2004
Other research activities:
Participant in the project “Endangered fishes of Moraca River basin in Montenegro” (granted by BP, Conservation Programme, organised by BirdLife International, Fauna and Flora International and BP)
Participant in field expeditions:
- 2001 to Croatia and Slovenia
- 2002 to Montenegro and Croatia
- 2003 to Austria and Italy with the aim to get the material for several ongoing projects of the Department and to establish cooperation with foreign Institutions and colleagues.