Now hiring in the EcoMod group

We are hiring, please see ‘Join the EcoMod Lab’ for more information about an open PhD position. If you are interested in working with me, please contact me!

Who I am and what I do

I am an ec901081_10103087058491910_1694560771_oologist and evolutionary biologist. I use experiments, observations, and mathematical models to generate data that addresses compelling biological questions. I also develop analytical techniques which allow data to reveal answers to these questions.zoop6_mod

I am a Professor of Ecological Modelling, in the Faculty of Biology at the University of Duisburg-Essen (Essen, Germany). I have previously worked as a postdoctoral researcher at CEFE (Centre d’Ecologie fonctionelle et Evolutive, CNRS) in Montpellier, France, at KU Leuven in Leuven, Belgium and at The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and received my graduate training at The University of Texas at Austin. I am also an instructor of biology, with experience teaching courses for non-science majors as well as advanced undergraduate courses at The University of Texas at Austin and at St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas.

Use this website to learn more about my career and scientific endeavors.shapeimage_3

Prof. Dr. Jelena H. Pantel
Ecological Modelling, Faculty of Biology
Universitätsstraße 5
45141 Essen


(please note that on 28/11/2022 the University had a ransomware attack – I missed many emails during this time. If you sent any emails to jelena.pantel[at]biologie-uni-due.org during this time, please use the email address above from this point forward)



Scapholeberis, Päule Heck
Notonecta glauca, Jonathan Latimer
Daphnia pulex, Jan Michels