Leona Milec

I completed my MSc degree at KU Leuven, Belgium with a specialisation in Ecology, Diversity and Evolution and a master thesis in climate change physiology of brown algae. I started moving towards the north during my internship at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden on the behavioural ecology of salmonids. Since June 2018 I am working in Bodø, Norway on the population genomics of freshwater sardines in Central African lakes in the context of sustainable fisheries management.

   I am creating reference genomes of Limnothrissa miodon and Stolothrissa tanganicae, and analysing population genomic data of the two species in a number of different contexts.  I am particularly interested in species-specific differences in evolutionary potential, the spatio-temporal structure of their stocks, the introduction/invasion biology of L. miodon and factors influencing their long-term resilience. The ultimate goal is to translate the results from these studies into indicators that can be easily communicated towards policy makers and implemented in local management action.

Contact Leona


  • Twitter Clean Grey