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Tomas Hrbek

Research Collaborator

Universidade Federal do Amazonas (UFAM)

He is a collaborator in the ABC Expeditions project, in the field of genetics and eDNA.

Tomas Hrbek holds a BSc in Biochemistry from Binghamton University (1992) and a PhD in Ecology, Evolution and Population Biology (Washington University in Saint Louis, USA (1999). He did postdoctoral research at the University of Konstanz, Germany (1999-2002), and at the Washington University School of Medicine in Saint Louis (2002-2004). In 2004 he was a Fulbright Scholar working at the Federal University of Amazonas (UFAM) and the National Institute for Amazonian Research (INPA). From 2005 to 2012 he was Adjunct and Associate Professor at the Universidad de Puerto Rico (UPR). In 2010 he was selected as Adjunct Professor in the chair of Population Genetics at UFAM. In 2014-2015 he completed a sabbatical year at Brigham Young University, USA, with Jack Sites. Has experience in genetics and evolutionary biology, with emphasis on animal genetics, working mainly on the following topics: conservation genetics, population genetics, quantitative genetics, molecular ecology and molecular systematics. He studies mainly ichthyofauna, herpetofauna, primates and dolphins of the Amazon. He is part of the permanent body of guiding professors of the graduate course in Genetics, Conservation and Evolutionary Biology (INPA, since 2004), Ecology (INPA, since 2014) and Zoology (UFAM, since 2015). Between 2011 and 2014 he was coordinator of the graduate program in Biological Diversity (UFAM, 2006-2014). He acts as collaborator in the post-graduate course of Bionorte Network (UFAM, since 2011) and researcher at the Center for Applied Tropical Ecology and Conservation (UPR). Review Editor for Frontiers of Ecology and Evolution (ISSN 2296-701X) since 2013, and Associate Editor for the Journal of Heredity (ISSN 0022-1503) and PeerJ (ISSN 2167-8359) since 2015.

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