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News & events


First field campaign of the PIONEER project

April 20, 2022

In March our team (Michał and Tomasz) inaugurated field works in the PIONEER project and spent one week in the snow-bound Tatra Mountains to obtain first cores...



Third Interdisciplinary Symposium „Biogeography of the Carpathians”: Prague 2022

February 4, 2022

We are happy to announce that, after a pandemic-related delay, 3rd edition of the „Biogeography of the Carpathians” Symposium will take place.



The mystery of the origin of domesticated horses is solved! New publication in Nature

November 29, 2021

Where and when were horses first domesticated? The latest research published in Nature brings answers.


Foremnik K, Krawczyk W, Surmacz B, Malicki M, Suchan T, Gazda A, Pielech R, 2021. Effects of forest stand structure on population of endangered orchid species Cypripedium calceolus L. Journal for Nature Conservation 64, 634–126089.DOI

Suchan T, Kusliy MA, Khan N, Chauvey L, Tonasso-Calvière L, Schiavinato S, Southon J, Keller M, Kitagawa K, Krause K, Bessudnov AN, Bessudnov AA, Graphodatsky AS, Valenzuela-Lamas S, Wilczyński J, Pospuła S, Tunia K, Nowak M, Moskal-del Hoyo M, Tishkin AA, Pryor AJE, Outram AK, Orlando L, 2021. Performance and automation of ancient DNA capture with RNA hyRAD probes. Molecular Ecology Resources in press. DOI

Librado P, Khan N, Fages A, Kusliy MA, Suchan T, …, Orlando L, 2021. The origins and spread of domestic horses from the Western Eurasian steppes. Nature 598, 634–640.DOI

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