Jovanka Studerus

MSc Student

Centre for Palaeogenetics
Svante Arrhenius väg 20C
SE-106 91 Stockholm


Organisation: Stockholm University


Research Description

I am interested in insect composition in agriculture areas and how it changed over the last few decades. Pollinator insects like bumblebees contribute to an important ecosystem service, which is why I want to understand their declining, and to find sustainable solutions to prevent pollination deficits.

During my Master thesis I will do genomic analyses of the common bumblebee Bombus terrestris (L.) by comparing historical and modern DNA. Whole genome sequencing from >150 years old samples allows me to study and identify changes in genetic structure and genomic diversity over time.