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
Esquel 20.09.2020

UPCOMING EVENTS

V Congreso Lationoamericano de Macroinvertebrados Acuáticos
Panamá 04.05.2020

MY LATEST RESEARCH

Since nov. 2018, I move to Ushuaia (End of the World) and I am studying macroinvertebrates as indicators of environmental impact.

*Biological invasions 

*Urbanization

*other land-use changes

Sub-antarctic streams 

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.

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