Nils Struck, BSc
As a master’s student of Ecology and Biodiversity, my current task is to assist Veronika Hierlmeier in the INTERREG-A-project “protectAlps”, which is a joint venture of the University of Innsbruck and the Landesamt für Umwelt Bayern. My thesis will be part of this project, focusing on a possible link between the accumulation of persistent organic pollutants (POPs), morphology, and inbreeding in bumblebees as well as Formica exsecta and Formica sensu stricto. Our target locations are the Zugspitze in Germany and the Hoher Sonnblick in Austria. With this project, we hope to gain new insights into POP impact on insects, especially regarding the tree line in alpine regions.
Population genetics and genomics
Traditional morphology and geometric morphometrics