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Luciana Burdman

Research interests        

Testate amoebae are a group of amoeboid protists abundant and diverse in a wide range of habitats, such as peatlands, a type of ecosystem characterized by a high heterogeneity of microhabitats. Peatlands are considered as carbon sinks at a global level, and testate amoebae are known to account for over half of their total microbial biomass, thus playing capital roles in ecosystem functioning by top-down regulating other microorganisms populations. However, very few is known about their specific diversity and the functional roles in the ecosystems they partake.

My phD project aims at (1) surveying testate amoebae diversity from 2 peat bogs from Tierra del Fuego (Argentina) with approaches based on morphology and molecular barcoding, (2) establishing phylogenetic relationships between them and their Northern counterpart, (3) evaluate species environmental requirements and (4) determining drivers of the communities structure.

Education

2015 – Expected finished 2020

PhD: Testate amoebae community in peatlands from Tierra del Fuego, Argentina: Morphological and molecular diversity, environmental and biogeographic drivers. University of Buenos Aires.

2012 - 2013

Master in Biological Science: Cephalopod prey of juvenile southern elephant seals (Mirounga leonina) on May 25 Island, South Shetland Islands. University of Buenos Aires.

Peer-reviewed papers

2019

GG Garraza, L Burdman & G Mataloni1 2019. Desmids (Zygnematophyceae, Streptophyta) community drivers and potential as a monitoring tool in South American peat bogs. Hydrobiologia, 1-17.

2018

G Mataloni, L Burdman, V Casa, D Gonzalez & MC Masetti, 2018. Hydrology-driven seasonal changes in the phytoplankton of a subtropical river (Riacho Formosa, Argentina). Boletín de la Sociedad Argentina de Botánica, 53(2), 183-193.

2015

L Burdman, GA Daneri, J Negrete, JA Mennucci & MEI Marque, 2015. Cephalopoda as prey of juvenile Southern elephant seals (Mirounga leonina) at Isla 25 de Mayo/King George, South Shetland Islands. Iheringia Série Zoologica, 105(1), 12-19.

Book chapters

A Kosakyan, L Fernández, L Burdman, V Krashevska, F Siemensma & E Lara, in press. Protozoa. In Thorp and Covich's Freshwater Invertebrates. Academic Press.

Research report

MV Díaz, J Berecoechea, L Burdman & M Pájaro, 2013. Distribution of eggs and larvae of anchovy (Engraulis anchoita) in El Rincón area during summer and spring of 2011. Campañas CC-04/11 y EH-05/11. Research report. National Institute of Fishery Research and Development (2013)97, 15pp.

Conferences participation

2019

L Burdman, G Mataloni & E Lara, 2019. Checklist of peatlands testate amoebae diversity in Tierra del Fuego (Argentina). 38th Meeting of the German Society for Protozoology. Vienna, Austria.

2018

L Burdman, E Lara & G Mataloni, 2018. Testate amoebae diversity from Tierra del Fuego peatlands (Argentina). 9th International Symposium on Testate Amoebae. Belfast, Ireland.

2016

L Burdman, V Casa, E Lara & G Mataloni, 2016. Selection of silicious structures for test building in testaceans from south american peatbog. 8th International Symposium on Testate Amoebae. Ilha bella, Brasil.

V Casa, L Burdman, B Van de Vijver & G Mataloni, 2016. ¿Existe selección de las diatomeas usadas por Phryganella sp (Testacea) para formar sus tecas? VII Congreso Argentino de Limnología. Tucumán, Argentina. ISSN 0065-1729.

G González Garraza, V Casa & L Burdman, 2016. Las desmidiáceas como una herramienta de monitoreo de turberas fueguinas. VII Congreso Argentino de Limnología. Tucumán, Argentina. ISSN 0065-1729.

2012

L Burdman, GA Daneri, MEI Marquez, J Negrete & JA Mennucci, 2012. Cefalópodos presa del elefante marino del sur, Mirounga leonina, en Isla 25 de Mayo, Islas Shetland del sur. 15th Working Meeting of Experts on Marine Mammals of South America, the 9th Congress SOLAMAC. Puerto Madryn, Chubut, Argentina.

L Burdman, GA Daneri, J Negrete, MEI Márquez & JA Mennucci, 2012. . Estudio preliminar de la predación sobre cefalópodos en juveniles de elefante marino del sur, Mirounga leonina, en isla 25 de Mayo, Islas Shetland del Sur. VIII National Conference of Marine Sciences; XVI Symposium of Oceanography. Comodoro Rivadavia, Chubut, Argentina. ISBN 978-987-21581-7-0.

L Burdman, JJ Berecoechea, MV Diaz & M Pájaro, 2012. Distribución de huevos y larvas de anchoíta (Engraulis anchoíta) en el área de El Rincón durante el verano y la primavera de 2011. VIII National Conference of Marine Sciences; XVI Symposium of Oceanography. Comodoro Rivadavia, Chubut, Argentina. ISBN 978-987-21581-7-0.

GA Daneri, E Marschoff, Negrete J, L Burdman, MEI Márquez & JA Mennucci, 2012. Análisis del componente íctico en la dieta de Mirounga leonina (Carnivora, Phocidae) en Islas Shetland del Sur, Antártida. VIII National Conference of Marine Sciences; XVI Symposium of Oceanography. Comodoro Rivadavia, Chubut, Argentina. ISBN 978-987-21581-7-0.

Fellowships and distinctions

2018

Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships. Research grant for phD students.

2018

Microbial Society Conference Grants - ISTA9.

2015

PhD fellowship. Argentinean Scientific and Technical Research Council and University of San Martin.

 

Luciana Burdman

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luciana.burdman@unine.ch

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