Jelena Pantel

Assistant Professor

  • Department: Computer Science, Math and Environmental Science
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Jelena H. Pantel, Assistant Professor of Environmental Science, arrived at AUP in 2019. She earned her Ph.D. in Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior from the University of Texas at Austin in 2009. She previously held postdoctoral research positions at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of Leuven (Belgium), and Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (France) and an Assistant Professor position at College of William & Mary (United States).

Professor Pantel’s research focuses on ecological and evolutionary responses of aquatic invertebrates to environmental change, as well as on statistical methodology required to analyze large and complex datasets. At AUP, she teaches courses in Environmental Science and in Biostatistics.


  • PhD, Ecology Evolution & Behavior, University of Texas at Austin
  • BA, Biological Sciences, University of Chicago


Research Areas

  • Eco-evolutionary dynamics
  • Rapid evolution
  • Community ecology
  • Ecological statistics