Mira Kajanus

Mira H. Kajanus

MSc

PhD student

Biography

I am currently a PhD student in a project called "Diversity of Species interactions: a missing key for understanding biodiversity in a changing world", a group led by Academy Research Fellow Dr. Sami Kivelä. My current research focus is in understanding and developing metrics for measuring community-level species interactions at macroecological scale, using joint species distribution models (JSDMs). I am also studying community-level responses in species interactions for environmental and anthropogenic change. For my MSc thesis, I studied the effect of ecological factors in wolf reproduction in Finland.

 

Research interests

  • Species interactions
  • Community ecology
  • Macroecology
  • Ecological modelling
  • Community diversity
  • Population ecology

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Selected publications

  • Ceresa, Francesco; Belda, Eduardo J.; Kvist, Laura; Kajanus, Mira; Monrós, Juan S. (2018) Genetic differentiation between insular and continental populations of migratory and resident warblers, the Great Reed Warbler Acrocephalus arundinaceus and Cetti's Warbler Cettia cetti. - Journal of ornithology 159 (3), 703-712 . [Original]

Projects

Diversity of species interactions: a missing key for understanding biodiversity in a changing world

Strategic research project of the University of OuluFocus institute: KvantumFaculty: Science