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Dr Ana Prohaska

Dr Ana Prohaska

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Room 1.07 David Attenborough Building
Office Phone: 01223 (7)65407


I completed my BSc in Ecology at the University of Zagreb in 2008, and MSc in Biodiversity and Conservation at the University of Oxford in 2009. I obtained my DPhil in Palaeoecology from the University of Oxford in 2016, and currently hold the position of a Research Associate at the department and a Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute. 

Research Interests

I'm a palaeoecologist with a broad interest in the application of past environmental reconstructions to elucidating evolutionary and ecological processes. My current focus is on developing new methods of reconstructing past plant populations and communities using ancient pollen DNA and high-throughput single-cell technologies. For more information about this work, please see the SinPoll Project website.

Key Publications

Hugh McColl*, Fernando Racimo*, Lasse Vinner*, Fabrice Demeter*, Takashi Gakuhari, J. Víctor Moreno-Mayar, George van Driem5, Uffe Gram Wilken, Andaine Seguin-Orlando, Constanza de la Fuente Castro, Sally Wasef, Rasmi Shoocongdej, Viengkeo Souksavatdy, Thongsa Sayavongkhamdy, Mohd Mokhtar Saidin, Morten E. Allentoft, Takehiro Sato, Anna-Sapfo Malaspinas, Farhang A. Aghakhanian, Thorfinn Korneliussen, Ana Prohaska, Ashot Margaryan, Peter de Barros Damgaard, Supannee Kaewsutthi, Patcharee Lertrit, Thi Mai Huong Nguyen, Hsiao-chun Hung, Thi Minh Tran, Huu Nghia Truong, Giang Hai Nguyen, Shaiful Shahidan, Ketut Wiradnyana, Hiromi Matsumae, Nobuo Shigehara, Minoru Yoneda, Hajime Ishida, Tadayuki Masuyama, Yasuhiro Yamada, Atsushi Tajima, Hiroki Shibata, Atsushi Toyoda, Tsunehiko Hanihara, Shigeki Nakagome, Thibaut Deviese, Anne-Marie Bacon, Philippe Duringer, Jean-Luc Ponche, Laura Shackelford, Elise Patole-Edoumba, Anh Tuan Nguyen, Bérénice Bellina-Pryce, Jean-Christophe Galipaud, Rebecca Kinaston, Hallie Buckley, Christophe Pottier, Simon Rasmussen, Tom Higham, Robert A. Foley, Marta Mirazón Lahr, Ludovic Orlando, Martin Sikora, Maude E. Phipps, Hiroki Oota, Charles Higham, David M. Lambert, Eske Willerslev. (2018) The prehistoric peopling of Southeast Asia. Science 361, pp. 88-92. *These authors contributed equally to this work.

Enrico Cappellini*, Ana Prohaska*, Fernando Racimo, Frido Welker, Mikkel Winther Pedersen, Morten Allentoft, Peter de Barros Damgaard, Petra Gutenbrunner, Julie Dunne, Simon Hammann, Mélanie Roffet-Salque, Melissa Ilardo, J. Víctor Moreno-Mayar, Yucheng Wang, Martin Sikora, Lasse Vinner, Jürgen Cox, Richard P. Evershed, and Eske Willerslev. (2018) Ancient Biomolecules and Evolutionary Inference. Annual Review of Biochemistry. Volume 87, pp. 1029-1060. *These authors contributed equally to this work.

Traill L.W., Perhans K., Lovelock C.E., Prohaska A., McFallan S., Rhodes J.R., and K.A. Wilson. (2011) Managing for change: wetland transitions under sea-level rise and outcomes for threatened species. Diversity and Distributions 17, 1225–1233.

Kusak J., Prohaska A., Huber D., and I. Vuksic. (2009) Highway constructions and habitat connectivity for large mammals – a Croatian experience. In: Jdrzejewski., W., Ławreszuk, D. (eds.) Proceedings of the International Conference on Implementation of the Concept of Ecological Corridors, 2008, Zakład Badania Ssak.w Polskiej Akademii Nauk Białowieža.