Dominika Bujnáková, BSc

Master student
Mailing Address: 
Ecology & Genetics Research Unit
P. O. Box 3000
90014 University of Oulu

Research and interests

I am studying an international master’s degree – Ecology and Population Genetics. My master thesis is about wolverine (Gulo gulo) historical demography and phylogeography in Finland.

Only a little is known about their demography in the past. The knowledge of the past population dynamics can help to elucidate the current relationships between the populations, thus providing crucial information for the development of the management plans.

Profile and background

I did my bachelor’s degree in Ecology at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. The topic of my bachelor’s thesis was spatial learning and individual differences. An adequate spatial learning provides individuals with the crucial ability to survive. Understanding the factors determining these differences in amphibians is important for understanding the evolution, retention and loss of such differences in these abilities. Sex-dependent range sizes have been proposed to be the ultimate cause for differences in spatial learning. I tested this range size hypothesis in a Dendrobatid species (Mannophryne trinitatis).