Mgr. Barbora Černá Bolfíková, Ph.D.


Mgr. Barbora Černá Bolfíková, Ph.D.

Date and place of birth: October 14th 1984; Ostrava


2009-2013      postgradual study - Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Science, Department of Zoology (Thesis: Evolutionary history of hedgehogs in genus Erinaceus)

2007-2009      master study - Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Science, Department of Zoology, Biodiversity research group (Thesis: Genetic structure of Central European hedgehogs Erinaceus europaeus and E. roumanicus)

2004-2007      bachelor study - Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Science, Department of Zoology (Thesis: Molecular evolution and population characteristics of hedgehogs in genus Erinaceus)


Academic career:

Current position: research assistant, Department of Animal Science and Food Processing, Czech University of Life Sciences Prague (CULS)

since 2017:      Vice-Dean for propagation and development of the Faculty of Tropical Agrisciences, CULS

since 2010:      Head of Molecular genetics laboratory and Research assistant at Czech University of Life Sciences Prague, Faculty of Tropical Agrisciences

2015-2016:     Technical specialist at University of Ostrava, Faculty of Science

2014                Postdoc at Czech University of Life Sciences Prague, Faculty of Tropical Agrisciences

2013/2014       Maternity leave


International experience:

4th April 2016 – 31st December 2016 Museum fur Naturkunde Berlin, Germany

2nd February 2015 – 30th May 2015   Department of Integrative Biology and Evolution, Konrad Lorenz Institute of Ethology, University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna, Austria

April 2012      Museum and Institute of Zoology at Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw



2015           Price of rector of CULS for best scientific publication

2014           Price of rector of CULS for best popularization publication

2013           Award for excellent presentation at conference Zoologické dny (Zoological days) in Brno (The zone of sympatry and range margin dynamics in central European hedgehogs)

2010; 2011; 2012       Scholarship of municipal of Ostrava City for talented students

Main research interests: Different aspects of evolutionary biology using genetic tools, biology of mammals (insectivores, carnivores, ungulates, rodents etc.), molecular phylogenetics, biogeography, insular biogeography, phylogeography, population, landscape and conservation genetics, molecular ecology, speciation, species interactions, hybridization, domestication

Teaching: guarantor of Population dynamics, Scientific seminar, Wildlife management fieldwork and Zoology at CULS

Students: recently supervising three bachelor, two pregradual, four doctoral students at Czech University of LifeSciences Prague and two doctoral students at Charles University in Prague; four bachelors, five master and one Ph.D. work were successfully defended

Reviews: reviewer of ca 15 manuscripts (e.g. Biological Journal of Linnaean Society, Zoological Journal of Linnaean Society, Urban and Landscape planning, Mammalian Biology, Journal of European Wildlife Research, ...)

Membership: member of Czech zoological society

Other skills and activities: Certificate of competency according to § 17 of the Act No. 246/1992 coll. on Protection Animals, Co-owner of veterinary genetic laboratory GenRex

Related projects:

2017-2019 TAČR GAMA Development of testing kit of dog origin verification (principal investigator)

2017-2018 CIGA ČZU Small populations of endangered antelope species, risks of their extinction and possibilities of prevention (investigator)

2015–2016 Norway grants: Monitoring of carnivore species of European importance in selected Natura 2000 sites (investigator)

2016 IGA ČZU Detection of population structure and level of isolation of small populations using genetic markers (principal investigator)

2015 IGA ČZU Genetic diversity or endangered species in fragmented landscape (principal investigator)

2014-2015 GAUK History of Balkan refugium using hedgehogs as model species (guarantor)

2014 IGA ČZU Phylogeny and population structure of genus Taurotragus (principal investigator)

2013-2015 CIGA ČZU Species determination of Bush babies of genus Galago (Primates:Galagidae) integrating genetic and acoustic data (investigator)

2013 IGA ČZU Gene flow between domesticants and parental species (principal investigator)

2012-2014 GAUK

2012 IGA ČZU Genetic variability of selected dog breeds and conservation genetics of Grey wolf

Conferences: 11 abstracts from international congresses (International Congress of Mammalogy, International Congress for Conservation Biology, Meeting of Ecological Genetics group,...) and 21 abstracts from Czech conferences (Zoological days, Ecological conference,...).


Publication activity: 14 papers in ISI-covered journals, 1 paper in other peer-reviewed journal, 1 monograph chapters (in Czech)

Molecular Ecology (1), Heredity (1), Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society (1), PlosOne (5), PeerJ (1), Mammalian Biology (1), Zoo Biology (1), Folia Zoologica (1), Infection, Genetics and Evolution (1), Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases (1)

Citation metrics (WoS, August 2017): 60 citations (57 without self-cites), H-index: 4 (WoS)



Montana, L., Caniglia, R., Galaverni, M., Fabbri, E., Ahmed, A., Černá Bolfíková, B., Czarnomska, S.D., Galov, A., Godinho, R., Hindrikson, M., Hulva, P., Jędrzejewska, B., Jelenčič, M., Kutal, M., Saarma, U., Skrbinšek, T., Randi, E. (2017). Combining phylogenetic and demographic inferences to assess the origin of the genetic diversity in an isolated wolf population. PloS one, 12(5), e0176560.

Černá Bolfíková, B., Eliášová, K., Loudová, M., Kryštufek, B., Lymberakis, P., Sándor, A.D., Hulva, P. (2017) Glacial allopatry vs. postglacial parapatry and peripatry: the case of hedgehogs. PeerJ 5, e3163

Starcová, M., Vohralík, V., Kryštufek, B., Černá Bolfíková, B., Hulva, P. (2016) Phylogeography of the Alpine shrew, Sorex alpinus (Soricidae, Mammalia). Folia Zoologica, 65, 107-116.

Schneiderová, I., Zouhar, J., Štefanská, L., Černá Bolfíková, B., Lhota, S., Brandl, P. (2016) Vocal activity of lesser galagos (Galago spp.) at zoos. Zoo Biology, 35, 147-156.

Smetanová, M., Černá Bolfíková, B., Randi, E., Caniglia, R., Fabbri, E., Galaverni, M., Kutal, M., Hulva, P. (2015) From Wolves to Dogs, and Back: Genetic Composition of the Czechoslovakian Wolfdog. PLoS ONE 10(12): e0143807. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0143807

Zemanová, H., Černá Bolfíková, B., Brandlová, K., Hejcmanová, P., Hulva, P. (2015) Conservation genetics of the Western Derby eland (Taurotragus derbianus derbianus) in Senegal: integration of pedigree and microsatellite data. Mammalian Biology, 80, 328-332.

Černý, J., Černá Bolfíková, B., de A. Zanotto, P.M., Grubhoffer, L., Růžek, D. (2015) A deep phylogeny of viral and cellular right-hand polymerases. Infection, Genetics and Evolution, 36, 275-286.

Bogdanowicz, W., Hulva, P., Černá Bolfíková, B., Bus, M.M., Rychlicka, E., Sztencel-Jablonka, A., Cistrone, L., Ruuso, D. (2015) Cryptic diversity of Italian bats and the role of the Adriatic-Mediterranean refugium in the phylogeography of the Western Palaearctic. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 174, 635-648.

Formanová, P., Černý, J., Černá Bolfíková, B., Valdés, J.J., Kozlova, I., Dzhioev, Y., Růžek, D. (2015) Full genome sequences and molecular characterization of tick-borne encephalitis virus strains isolated from human patients, Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases, 6, 38-46. (IF=2.7)

Pfäffle, M., Černá Bolfíková, B., Petney, T., Hulva, P. (2014) Different parasite faunas in sympatric populations of sister hedgehog species in secondary contact zone. PLoS ONE 9(12): e114030. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0114030

Černý, J., Černá Bolfíková, B., Valdés, J. J., Grubhoffer, L., Růžek, D. (2014) Evolution of Tertiary Structure of Viral RNA Dependent Polymerases. PLoS ONE 9(5): e96070. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0096070

Randi, E., Hulva, P., Fabbri, E., Galaverni, M., Galov, A., Kusak, J., Bigi, D., Černá Bolfíková, B., Smetanová, M., Caniglia, R. (2014) Multilocus detection of wolf x dog hybridization in Italy, and guidelines for marker Selection. PLoS ONE 9(1): e86409. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0086409

Bolfíková, B., Konečný, A., Pfäffle, M., Skuballa, J., Hulva, P. (2013). Population biology of establishment in New Zealand hedgehogs inferred from genetic and historical data: conflict or compromise? Molecular Ecology, 22, 3709–3720, doi: 10.1111/mec.12331

Bolfíková, B., Hulva, P. (2012). Microevolution of sympatry: Landscape genetics of hedgehogs Erinaceus europaeus and E. roumanicus in Central Europe. Heredity, 108, 248-255, doi:10.1038/hdy.2011.67