Maria Paniw | Postdoc

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.

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  • 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