My research focuses on linking population dynamics to environmental drivers using structured population models. Working with long-term data on animal and plant populations, am particularly interested in exploring interactive effects of climatic and land-use drivers on population viability. I am also keen on investigating potential evolutionary consequences of environmental change.
My previous work dealt largely with species distribution modeling and with the demography and ecology of a carnivorous plant under interacting fire and browsing disturbances. My work combined field experiments with modeling, mainly building integral projection models while accounting for various levels of uncertainty.
Currently, I am exploring the power of integral projection models in predicting the population dynamics of several animal species. I am also working on comparative demographic approaches, testing how strongly populations respond to the patterning of environmental states.
For more information, and an up to date list of publications, please visit: https://sites.google.com/site/researchmariapaniw/
- 2016-present, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies, University of Zurich
- 2012-2016, PhD in Biology, Biology Department, University of Cádiz, Spain
- 2009-2011, MS in Environmental Sciences, Johns Hopkins University, US