We are generally interested in the mechanisms of species origin from a molecular and ecological perspective. Particularly, we are interested in the role of sex chromosomes in speciation. Most of our research is done on birds and mammals. Currently, we focus our research on two hybridizing song birds, the Common nightingale (Luscinia megarhynchos) and the Thrush Nightingale (L. luscinia). Combining population genomic and ecological approaches we try to elucidate the genetic architecture of reproductive isolation and understand the role of interspecific competition and song convergence in the evolution of reproductive isolation between the species.

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PI Radka Reifová