Dr. Jelena Bujan

I am interested in eco-physiological adaptations of insects to thermally stressful environments and the consequences those adaptations have on community structure.


My previous work was based in Panama, where I tested desiccation resistance and thermal tolerance of canopy and litter ants. I continued my tropical research during a post-doc at University of Louisville where I focused on behavioral adaptations of canopy ants to heat stress, and the effect of long-term soil warming on litter ants.


Currently, I am using a natural thermal gradient in the Swiss Alps to explore the potential for thermal plasticity in ant communities along different elevations. I will use relevant functional traits and combine lab and field experiments to quantify the adaptation potential of Swiss mountain ants to global warming.

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