doc. Ing. Karolína Brandlová, Ph.D.


Karolína Brandlová, MSc., Ph.D.


2001 – 2004            MSc., Institute of Tropical and Subtropical Agriculture, Czech University of Agriculture Prague. Diploma thesis: Ethology of camels.

2004 – 2008            PhD., Institute of Tropics and Subtropics. Czech University of Life Sciences Prague. Thesis: Maternal behaviour, suckling and allosuckling in camels (Camelus bactrianus).                         


2002                      Programme Erasmus. Studies at Universidad Politécnica de Valencia. Valencia, Spain (3 months).

2003                      Training stay in Research Institute of Animal Production Prague Uhříněves, Ethology Group. (2 weeks)

2003 – 2012            Behavioural observations of ungulates in zoological gardens in Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium.

2006 - today           Monitoring, identification, coordination of immobilizations and transfers of Derby elands (Taurotragus derbianus derbianus) in the Bandia Reserve, Fathala Reserve and Niokolo Koba National Park in Senegal (14


2006 – today           Lecturer, assistant professor, head of the Department of Animal Sciences and Food Processing in Tropics, Faculty of Tropical AgriSciences. Czech University of Life Sciences Prague.

2015 – today           Scientific advisor, Zoo Dvůr Králové nad Labem (part time).

2005 – 2013            Educational worker, Education Department, Prague Zoo.


2005 – 2013            Seminars for teachers and biological professionals, educational programmes for children from 3 to 18 years, and other specialized seminars in Prague Zoo

2005 – today           Selected lessons in Animal Breeding in TS and Breeding of Large Farm Animals in TS, Special Zoology in Tropics and Subtropics, Behavioural ecology, Biodiversity Conservation and Protected Areas, Wild and zoo animals capture and care, Methods in ecology and ethology at CULS-ITS for Wildlife Management study branch (in English) including organisation of fieldworks


2013 – 2015               Principal investigator, Ultimate and proximate factors affecting nursing and allonursing in giraffes (Giraffa camelopardalis) (CIGA ČZU 20135010)

2013 – 2015               Co-investigator, Social distances of wild and captive ungulates: consequences for social behaviour (CIGA ČZU 20134217)

2013                             Principal investigator, Social interactions in giraffes  (Giraffa camelopardalis) in different types of habitats (IGA ITS 51120/1312/3110)

2012 – 2013                Principal investigator, Species Conservation Strategy Workshop for Western Derby Eland (Taurotragus derbianus derbianus) in Senegal, Chester Zoo

2012                             Principal investigator, Conservation programme for endangered species – The Western Derby eland, Lesy ČR 10/2012

2012                             Principal investigator, Kinship influence on the maternal behaviour of captive giraffes (Giraffa camelopardalis) (IGA ITS 51120/1312/3110)

2007 – 2009              Principal investigator, development project Support of Natural Reserves and National Parks in Senegal, Ministry of Environment of the Czech Republic, Czech Aid Development Cooperation

2004 – 2008             Co-investigator, Species Diversity and Ecology of West African Mammals, in cooperation with Czech Academy of Science (GAAV, IAA 609 3404)

2006 – 2007             Principal investigator - Research of Maternal Behaviour of Camels (IGA ITS 51120/1312/513103)


2017                     Research advisor, Antelope & Giraffid TAG EAZA

2016                     Chair of Committee for antelope breeding, Union of Czech and Slovak zoological gardens

2013                     Member of IUCN SSC Antelope Specialist Group

2012                     Executive board of Czech and Slovak Ethological Society

2010                      Head of the Derbianus Conservation, NGO, leading the conservation programme for the Western Derby Eland in Senegal.


Czech (native), English (active), Spanish (active - DELE), French (active)


11 SCIENTIFIC ARTICLES (Jimp), 1 SCOPUS, 23 citations, H-index 3


3 ARTICLES in scientific JOURNALS without IF

20+ articles in other journals (popularisation of science)

40+ ABSTRACTS FROM national and international CONFERENCES

20+ INVITED PRESENTATIONS for national and international academic and public


Brandlová, k., Gloneková, M., Hejcmanová, P., Jůnková Vymyslická, P., Aebischer, T., Hickish, R., Mallon, D., 2017: Chinko/Mbari Drainage Basin represents a conservation hotspot for Eastern Derby Eland in Central Africa. African Journal of Ecology (accepted).

Gloneková, M., Jůnková Vymyslická, P., Žáčková, M., Brandlová, K., 2017: Giraffe nursing behaviour reflects environmental conditions. Behaviour 154: 115-129. 

Gloneková, M., Brandlová, K., Žáčková, M., Dobiášová, B., Pechrová, k., šimek, j., 2016: The weight of Rothschild giraffe – is it really well known? Zoo Biology 35: 423-431, doi: 10.1002/zoo.21308

Gloneková, M., Brandlová, K., Pluháček, J., 2016: Stealing milk by young and reciprocal mothers: high incidence of allonursing in giraffes, Giraffa camelopardalis. Animal Behaviour 113:  113-123, doi: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2015.11.026 (1 SCI)

Jůnková Vymyslická, P., Brandlová, K., Hozdecká, K., Žáčková, M., Hejcmanová,P., 2015: Feeding rank in the Derby eland: lessons for management. African Zoology, 50 (4): 313-320, doi:10.1080/15627020.2015.1111167

Fedorova, T., Brandlová, K., Bičíková M., Skálová, I., Lukešová, D., 2015: Salivary sex steroid hormones in female Bactrian camels (Camelus bactrianus) durring different reproductive stages. Journal of Camel Practice and Research, 22 (1):  61-66. (1 SCI)

HOROVÁ, E., BRANDLOVÁ, K., GLONEKOVÁ, M., 2015: The first description of dominance hierarchy in captive giraffe: not loose and egalitarian, but clear and linear. PLoS ONE 10(5): e0124570. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0124570.  (1 SCI)

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. doi:10.1016/j.mambio.2015.02.002

FEDOROVA, T., BRANDLOVÁ, K., LUKEŠOVÁ, D., 2015: Application of non-invasive pregnancy diagnosis in Bactrian camels (Camelus bactrianus) using Cuboni reaction and barium chloride test. Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine, 46(2):355-358. http://dx.doi.org/10.1638/2014-0009R1.1 (1 SCI)

BRANDLOVÁ, k., BARTOŠ, l., HABEROVÁ, t., 2013: Camel Calves as Opportunistic Milk Thefts? The First Description of Allosuckling in Domestic Bactrian Camel (Camelus bactrianus), PLoS ONE 8(1): e53052. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0053052.  (5 SCI)

Koláčková, K., Hejcmanová, P., ANTONÍNOVÁ, M., Brandl, P., 2011: Population management as a tool in the recovery of the critically endangered Western Derby eland Taurotragus derbianus in Senegal, Africa. Wildlife Biology 17: 299-310. doi: 10.2981/10-019 (3 SCI)

HEJCMANOVÁ, P., VYMYSLICKÁ, P., KOLÁČKOVÁ, K., ANTONÍNOVÁ, M., POLICHT, R., STEJSKALOVÁ, M., HEJCMAN, M., 2011: Suckling behaviour of eland antelope (Taurotragus spp.) under free ranging and farm conditions. Journal of Ethology 29 (1): 161-168, doi: 10.1007/s10164-010-0241-1 (2 SCI)