doc. dr. Janez Prešern

Group leader (Apiculture) Animal Production Department Apiculture Researchers +386 (0)1 280 52 31

Work experiences

As a biologist, I am both professionally and personally interested in physiology and ethology of bees.

I have gained professional experience both in Slovenia (NIB; UL NTF) and abroad (University of Missouri, USA; Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, Germany). My past work was focused on sensory physiology and information processing in the CNS.


Short CV

2003 - 2009    NIB, Dept. of Entomology

2009 - 2010    University of Missouri, USA

2010 - 2013    Faculty of Natural Science and Engineering, University of Ljubljana

2014 - 2016    Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, Germany

Selected publications

  • PREŠERN Janez, SMODIŠ ŠKERL Maja Ivana. 2019. Parameters influencing queen body mass and their importance as determined by machine learning in honey bees (Apis mellifera carnica). Apidologie, DOI: 10.1007/s13592-019-00683-y
  • PREŠERN Janez, MIHELIČ Jan, KOBAL Milan. 2019. Growing stock of nectar- and honeydew-producing tree species determines the beekeepers' profit. Forest Ecology and Management, 448:490-498. DOI: 10.1016/j.foreco.2019.06.031
  • MOŠKRIČ Ajda, BUBNIČ Jernej, SMODIŠ ŠKERL Maja Ivana, PREŠERN Janez. 2018. Potential positive effects of hop beta acids on parasitic mite Varroa destructor control in honey bee colonies. Journal of Hygienic Engineering and Design, 24(3): 3-7.
  • PREŠERN Janez, POLAJNAR Jernej, DE GROOT Maarten, ZOROVIĆ Maja, VIRANT-DOBERLET Meta. 2018. On the spot: utilization of directional cues in vibrational communication of a stink bug. Scientific Reports, 8(1) DOI: 10.1038/s41598-018-23710-x.
  • PREŠERN Janez, ŠKORJANC, Aleš, RODIČ, Tomaž, BENDA, Jan. 2016. A single mechanism driving both inactivation and adaptation in rapidly adapting currents of DRG neurons? Biological cybernetics, DOI: 10.1007/s00422-016-0693-7
  • PREŠERN Janez, TRIBLEHORN Jeffrey, SCHUL Johannes. 2015. Dynamic dendritic compartmentalization underlies stimulus specific adaptation in an insect neuron. Journal of neurophysiology, 113 (10): 3787-3797. DOI: 10.1152/jn.00945.2014.
  • BOŽIČ Janko, KORDIŠ Dušan, KRIŽAJ Igor, LEONARDI Adrijana, MOČNIK Robert, NAKRST Mitja, PODGORŠEK Peter, PREŠERN Janez, SUŠNIK BAJEC Simona, ZORC Minja, ZURC Jelena, DOVČ Peter. Novel aspects in characterisation of Carniolan honey bee (Apis mellifera carnica, Pollmann 1879). V: DOVČ, Peter (ur.). Technology driven animal production, 24th International Symposium Animal Science Days, Ptuj, September 21st-23rd, 2016, (Acta agriculturae slovenica, ISSN 1854-4800, Supplement, 2016, 5). Ljubljana: Biotechnical Faculty, 2016, suppl. 5, str. 18-25.
  • PREŠERN, Janez. 2016. Importance of wild honey bee colonies for forest and apiculture. Gozdarski vestnik, 74 (4): 203-205.