Our research focuses on spatial patterns of biodiversity and their temporal dynamics. We are particularly interested in unravelling structure of genetic diversity and divergence in cold-adapted organisms with disjunctive distribution ranges, in order to reflect their historical biogeography and population genetic processes within- and among extant populations. By placing our results in the context of climate change we attempt to infer the influence of past changes and attempt modeling of future distribution dynamics of high-mountain organisms.

Geographically, our research encompasses distribution ranges of high-mountain and arctic-alpine species, with a particular focus on the island-like alpine life zone of the Carpathians and other mountain ranges of Central Europe.

Apart from this main axis, our group carries out various other studies dealing with phylogeography, phylogeny and evolution, as well as conservation genetics.

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