ESB is happy to welcome Patrick Heidbreder as a doctoral researcher in Jonna Kulmuni's SpecIAnt research group. Patrick finished his MSc in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology here at the University of Helsinki where he studied mobile DNA elements in natural hybrid populations.
Patrick´s PhD work will consist of genomics, field experiments, and modeling to understand speciation, adaptation, and thermal tolerance in red wood ants (Formica rufa group). He will conduct his research as part of the LUOVA Doctoral programme in Wildlife Biology. We are excited to have Patrick as a part of ESB and look forward to his future with the group.