Contact information:

RNDr. Irena Schneiderová, Ph.D.

Phone: +420723772304


Room: 223



Research interests:

Acoustic communication, mammals, evidence-based practice for zoo housed animals, zoo research.


Proposed Bachelor and Master student projects to be found here.


Current projects:

          Structural variability in alarm calls of the European ground squirrel (Spermophilus citellus), acoustic communication and its application in management and husbandry practice of nocturnal primates.




Recent publications:

SCHNEIDEROVÁ I. & VODIČKA R. (2021). Bioacoustics as a tool to monitor the estrus cycle in a female slow loris (Nycticebus sp.). Zoo Biology, 1-9.
HRNKOVÁ J., SCHNEIDEROVÁ I., GOLOVCHENKO M., GRUBHOFFER L., RUDENKO N. & ČERNÝ J. (2021). Role of zoo-housed animals in the ecology of ticks and tick-borne pathogens - a review. Pathogens 10: 210.
SCHNEIDEROVÁ I., ŠTEFANSKÁ L. & KRATOCHVÍL L. (2020). Geographic variability in the alarm calls of the European ground squirrel. Current Zoology 66: 407 - 415.


SCHNEIDEROVÁ I., SINGH N. J., BAKLOVÁ A., SMETANOVÁ M., GOMIS N. B. & LHOTA S. (2020). Northern lesser galagos (Galago senegalensis) increase the production of loud calls before and at dawn. Primates 61: 331-338.




SVENSSON M. S., BUTYNSKI T. M., de JONG Y. A., BEARDER S. K., SCHNEIDEROVÁ I. & NIJMAN V. (2019). Low geographic and subspecific variation in the loud call of the widespread and phenotypically cryptic Northern lesser galago (Galago senegalensis) suggests taxonomic uniformity. Folia Primatologica 90: 1 - 19.




SCHNEIDEROVÁ I., VOLODINA E. V., MATROSOVA V. A. & VOLODIN I. A. (2017). One plus one: binary alarm calls retain individual signature for longer periods than single-note alarms in the European ground squirrel (Spermophilus citellus). Behavioural Processes, 138: 73 - 81.




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.