Dr. MARINA TAGLIAFERRO
I am a freshwater ecologist. I obtained my PhD at the Universidad de Buenos Aires (Argentina) in biological sciences. I began my active biology life as a student studying marine environments, particularly rockfish and the use of marine protected areas at the University of Washington. After doing research in different areas, since 2009 I started doing research in the ecology of rivers and streams. I am especially interested in human effects: dams, introduced species, urbanization, and contaminants.
Congreso Argentino de Limnologia 2020
V Congreso Lationoamericano de Macroinvertebrados Acuáticos
MY LATEST RESEARCH
Since nov. 2018, I move to Ushuaia (End of the World) and I am studying macroinvertebrates as indicators of environmental impact.
*other land-use changes
Since 2014, I started a new research area: urban rivers. I develop litter breakdown experiments and evaluate the macroinvertebrate assemblage associated to decomposition bags. My study areas are located in urban Pampean and Patagonian streams. I work under supervision and collaboration of Dr. Adonis Giorgi (INEDES) and Dr. Ricardo Albariño (INIBIOMA).
As part of a "short internship" in Portugal, I got into a new and amazing world: ecotoxicological experiments. I have evaluate copper and uranium sublethal effects (feeding and growth rate, and enzymatic activities) on a trichopteran larvae. This project was done at the Universidade de Coimbra under Dr. Manuel Graça supervision.