Conservation Palaeogenetics & Palaeoecology Group

The Prohaska group seeks to generate knowledge, methods, and tools relevant to resolving some of the key challenges in biodiversity conservation, including climate change, land use change and emerging diseases. We work at the interface of ancient genetics, palaeoecology, evolutionary biology, and conservation science to understand how species and ecosystems responded to past environmental change and how this understanding can inform conservation decision-making. 





Prohaska A., et al. Abrupt shift to El Niño-like mean state conditions in the tropical Pacific during the Little Ice Age. Preprint at (2022). Corresponding author

Wang, Y., Pedersen, M. W., Alsos, I. G., et al. (2021) Late Quaternary dynamics of Arctic biota from ancient environmental genomics. Nature, 1-7 DOI: 10.1038/s41586-021-04016-x. *These authors contributed equally to this work.

Grace M.K., et al. (2021) Testing a global standard for quantifying species recovery and assessing conservation impact. Conservation Biology Conservation Biology, 1–17 DOI: 10.1111/cobi.13756.

Prohaska A.*, Racimo A.*, Schork A. J.*, et al. (2019) Human disease variation in the light of population genomics. Cell 177, pp. 115–31. *These authors contributed equally to this work.

Cappellini E.*, Prohaska A.*, et al. (2018) Ancient biomolecules and evolutionary inference. Annual Review of Biochemistry 87, pp. 1029-1060. *These authors contributed equally to this work.



Ana Prohaska

Group Leader

Ana Prohaska

Assistant Professor, Tenure-track 



Reconstructing ancient plant populations using fossil pollen DNA


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