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    DRYADE: The fate of ecological interactions in a changing climate: using next-generation sequencing technologies to unravel adaptive and historical processes in a community of interrelated Read More
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News & events


It takes a long time and many genes to make new frog species!

September 2, 2021

A new publication on a long-term comparative study of amphibian hybrid zones, for which Tomasz Suchan collaborated, made the cover of the PNAS.



Our team welcomes a new member

May 18, 2021

We are happy to announce that Katarzyna Izworska has joined our team as a research assistant. Welcome!



Fine-scale phylogeography of a high-mountain endemic in the Tatra Mts.

May 17, 2021

In our new paper just published in Preslia we explore the genetic structure of Cochlearia tatrae and discuss its Late Quaternary history.


Dufresnes C, Brelsford A, Jeffries AL, Mazepa G, Suchan T, Canestrelli D, Nicieza A, Fumagalli L, Dubey S, Martínez-Solano I, Litvinchuk SN, Vences M, Perrin N, Crochet PA, 2021. Mass of genes rather than master genes underlie the genomic architecture of amphibian speciation. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 118: e2103963118. DOI

Cieślak E, Cieślak J, Ronikier M, 2021. Phylogeographical structure of a narrow endemic plant in an isolated high-mountain range: the case of Cochlearia tatrae in the Tatra Mts (Western Carpathians). Preslia 93: 125–148. DOI

Puşcaş M, Ronikier M, Mráz P, Hurdu BI, 2021. Biogeography of the Carpathians: towards a better understanding of biodiversity patterns. Plant Systematics and Evolution 307: 29. DOI

Dufresnes C, Suchan T, Smirnov NA, Denoël M, Rosanov JM, Litvinchuk SM, 2021. Revisiting a speciation classic: Comparative analyses support sharp but leaky transitions between Bombina toads. Journal of Biogeography 48: 548-560. DOI

Labhardt A, Schmid S, Buerki S, Espindola A, Ronikier M, Küpfer P, Arrigo N, Alvarez N, 2020. Molecular phylogeography of the polyploid complex Bupleurum ranunculoides s.l. L. (Apiaceae). Bulletin de la Société Vaudoise des Sciences Naturelles 99: 83-106. DOI

Fragnière Y, Pittet L, Clément B, Bétrisey S, Gerber E, Ronikier M, Parisod C, Kozlowski G, 2020. Climate change and alpine screes: no future for glacial relict Papaver occidentale (Papaveraceae) in Western Prealps. Diversity 12: 346. DOI

Pittet L, Fragnière Y, Grünig S, Bétrisey S, Clément B, Gerber E, Ronikier M, Kozlowski G, Parisod C, 2020. Genetic structure of the endemic Papaver occidentale indicates survival and immigration in the Western Prealps. Alpine Botany 130: 129–140. DOI

Saługa M, 2020. At the crossroads of botanical collections and molecular genetics laboratory: a preliminary study of obtaining amplifiable DNA from moss herbarium material. PeerJ 8:e9109. DOI