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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

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. (In Press) Ancient Biomolecules and Evolutionary Inference. Annual Review of Biochemistry. Volume 87, 2018. *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.