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Bernhard
M.Sc.
Glocker
Workplace: 
Přírodovědecká fakulta JU
Email: 
bglocker [at] prf.jcu.cz
Phone: 
+49 1525 3563962
Specialization: 
Wetland ecology
Specialization: 

My major focus is on temperate wetlands, namely wet meadows and the multivariate interactions between nutrients, microorganisms and plants and the impact of those interactions on ecosystem levels.

Room: 
B 259

Mgr.
Astolfo
Valero Soriano
Workplace: 
Přírodovědecká fakulta JU
Hydrobiologický ústav BC AVČR
Email: 
astolfo.valero [at] bc.cas.cz
Specialization: 
Aquatic Biogeochemistry
Specialization: 

Hi,

I am enthusiastic about unveiling the redox reactions driving the dynamics of Fe and Mn, and their link with the biogeochemical cycle of nutrients (C, N, P, and S) and potentially toxic metals (As, Cr, V) in aquatic environments. For this, our laboratory applies diverse electrochemical and geochemical approaches able to quantify and identify ongoing redox reactions at the microscale (mm). I study such processes with the aim to understand past and present environments, as well as to improve management strategies necessary to maintain the water quality of natural and engineered reservoirs. 

Brief CV: 

I am a Venezuelan early researcher (Ph.D. student) at the newly formed Bioelectrochemistry Laboratory at the Soil and Water Research Infrastructure (BC, CAS). I have a background in:
 

  • Bachelor in Geochemistry (2016; Universidad Central de Venezuela, Venezuela)
  • Master in Sciences in Chemical Oceanography (2019; Universidade Federal do Rio Grande, Brazil)
Room: 
BP-126
Thesis name: 
The role of electroactive organisms in biomineralization reactions involving transition metals, nitrogen and humic substances under suboxic/anoxic conditions.
Školitel: 

Heveakore
Maraia
Workplace: 
Přírodovědecká fakulta JU
Entomologický ústav BC AVČR
Email: 
maraiah205 [at] mail.com
Phone: 
+420 608375985
+675 72976484
Specialization: 
Plant Defense (Ecology)
Specialization: 

Plant Defense (Ecology) and Botany

Brief CV: 

Brief Background

I am from Papua New Guinea, a tropical country in South Pacific and located north of Australia. My research interests are in plant taxonomy and ecology, particularly on investigating how plants response to herbivorous insects' attack using leaf traits (physical and chemical) to defend themselves from their enemies as well as on understanding niche partitioning in plants using mechanisms of sympatric and allopatric speciation respectively.

To understand interactions between plants, vertebrates (bats, birds) and arthropods, our team (https://multitrophicinteractions.blog/projects/) is working on complex food web structures on global scale (latitudinal and vertical gradient studies).

Education and qualifications

Oct 2019─Present| PhD Student (Ecosystem Biology) ─Faculty of Science, University of South Bohemia: Ceske Budejovice, CZ.  Currently, supervised by Dr. Katerina Sam

2014─2017| Student (MSc) (Forestry) ─Papua New Guinea University of Technology: Lae, Morobe, PG

2010─2013| Student (BSc) (Forestry) ─Papua New Guinea University of Technology: Lae, Morobe, PG

Employment

  1. Institute of Entomology, Biology Center, Czech Academy of Science: Prague, Ceske Budejovice, CZ| (2019-09-19-Present)

  2. New Guinea Binatang Research Center: Madang, Madang, PG|  2018-03-08 to 2019-08-31| Botanist (Botany)

Invited positions

Indo-Pacific Conservation Alliance: Honolulu, Hawaii, US| 2016-09-11 to 2016-11-22| Student intern (MSc. Forestry) worked on plants (Botany) under Dr. Allen Allison (Bishop Museum, Zoology Department)

More information: 

Publications

  1. Jacobs, B., McKenna, K., Boronyak, L., Dem, F., Sui, S., Pomoh, K., Jimbudo, M., Maraia, H. (2020). Engaging Communities and Government in Biodiversity Conservation and Climate Adaptation in Papua New Guinea. In: Leal Filho W. (eds) Managing Climate Change Adaptation in the Pacific Region. Climate Change Management. Springer, Cham.
  2. Maraia, H., Orsak, L., Gideon, O & Okpul, T. (2019). An update on the distribution and morphology of Ixora amplexifolia (Ixoroideae, Rubiaceae) in Papua New Guinea. Phytotaxa, 409 (3): 172–178. https://doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.409.3.5
Room: 
Netolicka 1174/16
Thesis name: 
The reciprocal effect of leaf traits and herbivorous insect communities along latitudinal and vertical forest gradients

Mgr.
Daria
Ashmarina
Workplace: 
Přírodovědecká fakulta JU
Email: 
daska229 [at] gmail.com
Phone: 
+420606596742
Specialization: 
landscape ecology, GIS
Specialization: 

Temporal and spatial analyzes of former military training areas in Czech Republic for evaluation of changes in vegetation cover due to various types of management

Brief CV: 

2006 - 2009:  Faculty of Science, University of South Bohemia - B.Sc in Environmental Management

2009 - 2012:  Faculty of Science, University of South Bohemia - M.Sc in Ecology

2020 - present day:  Faculty of Science, University of South Bohemia - Ph.D. in Ecosystem biology

 

Room: 
K3-208
Thesis name: 
Temporal and spatial analyzes of former military training areas in Czech Republic for evaluation of changes in vegetation cover due to various types of management

Mgr.
Stanislav
Jabinski
Workplace: 
Přírodovědecká fakulta JU
Hydrobiologický ústav BC AVČR
Email: 
stanislav.jabinski [at] bc.cas.cz
Specialization: 
Microbial biomarkers, stable isotopes
Specialization: 

I am at the SoWa Institute a PhD student at the department of Ecosystem biology, University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice with the supervision of Dr. Travis Meador. I have long-term work experiences as a student assistant at the Institute MARUM (Center for Marine Environmental Science, Bremen, Germany) in the Workgroup of organic Geochemistry lead by Prof. Dr. Kai-Uwe Hinrichs. My main interests are reconstructing Paleoenvironments by applying microbial membrane biomarkers and analysing microbial activity and metabolism by applying Stable Isotope Probing (SIP) experiments. I have experience in analysing these biomarkers on different techniques, such as GC-FID/MS/IRMS, LC-QToF-MS, QQQ and FTICR-MS. Also developing new methods for analysing biomarkers with different techniques takes a big part of my working experience. My research focuses on determining and quantifying fungal C-turnover rates and mechanisms in subsurface ecosystems by applying dual stable isotope probing (δ13C + δ2H) analysing the membrane biomarkers.

Brief CV: 

Education:   

09/2019 - present: PhD at the department of Ecosystem Biology at the University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice, Czech Republic

04/2019: MSc in Marine Geoscience University of Bremen in Bremen, Germany; MSc thesis: Development of a method to track microbial activity by ultra-high resolution mass spectrometry isotope pattern matching (Dez. 2018); Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Kai-Uwe Hinrichs, Dr. Gunter Wegener; Co supervisor: Dr. Julius Lipp

09/2016: BSc in Geoscience University of Bremen in Bremen, Germany; BSc Thesis: First insights of high resolution imaging of biomarker and elemental analysis of the sediments of the Gotland Basin (2016); Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Kai-Uwe Hinrichs, Prof. Dr. Gesine Mollenhauer; Co supervisor: Dr. Lars-Peter Wörmer

More information: 

Research Interests:
    • Paleoenvironmental reconstruction via membrane lipid biomarkers
    • Microbial lipid Biomarker
    • Stable isotope probing
    • Development of new analytical techniques
    • Fungal membrane lipids, activity and metabolism

Services:
    • https://soilwater.eu/laboratory/irms-laboratory/
    • Analysis of microbial membrane Lipids
    • Analysis of isotopes (Lipids, Gases)

Scientific contribution:
J.S. Lipp*, S. Jabinski, N. Gajendra, M. Könneke, K.-U. Hinrichs (2018). Advancing the scope of lipid-based stable isotope probing by mass spectrometric separation of lipid isotopologues (3 Cluster Conferenz, Berlin, poster presentation).

S. Jabinski*, J.S. Lipp N. Gajendra, M. Könneke, K.-U. Hinrichs (2018). Tracking of microbial activity by Ultra-high-MS Isotope Pattern Matching (Youmares, Oldenburg, poster,).

J.S. Lipp*, N. Gajendra, S. Jabinski, M. Könneke, F. Schubotz, K.-U. Hinrichs (2017). Stable Isotope Probing of Complex Lipids through Isotope Pattern Matching of Mass Spectra (IMOG, Florence, poster).

R.R. Adhikari*, V. B. Heuer, L. Wörmer, S. Jabinski, T. Hoshino, F. Inagaki, A. Kitte, J. Kallmeyer, K.-U. Hinrichs (2017). Subseafloor life and carbon cycling in the Bengal Fan (IODP Exp. 354) (IODP/ICDP Colloquium, Braunschweig, abstract)

 

Room: 
205-NB

Cristian
Villena Alemany
Workplace: 
Přírodovědecká fakulta JU
Email: 
villena [at] alga.cz
Phone: 
+34 696297934
Specialization: 
Microbiology, Microbial ecology
Thesis name: 
Ecology of Aerobic anoxygenic photoheterotrphs