Jana Isanta-Navarro

Jana Isanta-Navarro

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Jana Isanta-Navarro

Phone: (406) 872-4500
Email: jana.isantanavarro@flbs.umt.edu

About Me

I am a freshwater biologist interested in eco-evolutionary processes. My work focuses on freshwater organisms (phyto- and zooplankton) because of their importance to vital freshwater ecosystems and their increasing anthropogenic threats. 

At FLBS I am part of the Rules of Life project. We will be investigating if there are fundamental rules that link the biochemical properties of cells to dynamical processes in ecosystems. This project involves researchers from two other institutions (Arizona State University and Oklahoma State University). Here at FLBS we will focus on two model organisms that represent key ecological functional groups: Pseudomonas putida (chemoheterotrophic decomposer) and the green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii (photoautotroph). 

Education

PhD, "Life history responses to changes in food quality within Daphnia populations", Limnological Institute, University of Konstanz, Germany, 2020

MS, Evolution, Ecology and Systematics (Ludwig-Maximilians Universität München, Germany), 2016

BS, Environmental Sciences (Bielefeld University, Germany), 2014

 

If you'd like to learn more about me and my work, you can find me on Researchgate and Twitter

 

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