Barbara Kammerlander

Barbara Kammerlander (née Sterr)

Barbara Kammerlander 1 SW

Postdoc

in the project Co-occurrence networks in aquatic food webs: ciliates as models

Ph.D.
since April 2017

Topic:
Taxonomy, ecology and ultraviolet radiation protection strategies in ciliates from alpine lakes.

Supervisors:

Bettina Sonntag, Ciliate Ecology and Taxonomy Group, Research Institute for Limnology, Mondsee Ruben Sommaruga, Lake and Glacier Research Group, Institute of Ecology, Innsbruck

Publications:

Sonntag B, Kammerlander B, Summerer M in press
Bioaccumulation of ultraviolet sunscreen compounds (mycosporine-like amino acids) by the heterotrophic freshwater ciliate Bursaridium living in alpine lakes. Inland Waters

Kammerlander B, Koinig KA, Rott E, Sommaruga R, Tartarotti B, Trattner F, Sonntag B (2016)
Ciliate community structure and interactions within the planktonic food web in two alpine lakes of contrasting transparency. Freshwater Biology 61:1950-1965 PDF

Kammerlander B, Breiner H-W, Filker S, Sommaruga R, Sonntag B, Stoeck T (2015)
High diversity of protistan plankton communities in remote high mountain lakes in the European Alps and the Himalaya mountains. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 91:fiv010 PDF

Stoeck T, Breiner H-W, Filker S, Ostermaier V, Kammerlander B, Sonntag B (2014)
A morpho-genetic survey on ciliate plankton from a mountain lake pinpoints the necessity of lineage-specific barcode markers in microbial ecology. Environmental Microbiology 16:430-444 PDF

Sterr B, Sommaruga R (2008)
Does ultraviolet radiation alter kairomones? An experimental test with Chaoborus obscuripes and Daphnia pulex. Journal of Plankton Research 30: 1343-1350 PDF

Scientific CV:

Oct 2015-Sep 2018 (full position): Co-occurrence networks in aquatic food webs: ciliates as models. FWF-project I2238-B25, PI B. Sonntag

Feb 2013-Oct 2014 (PI): Taxonomy, ecology and ultraviolet radiation protection strategies in ciliates from alpine lakes. Ph.D. – fellowship of the Leopold-Franzens-University of Innsbruck (2012/3/BIO9)

Apr 2012-Jan 2013 (full position): Ultraviolet radiation effects on planktonic freshwater ciliates: an assessment of photoprotection and repair strategies. FWF-project P21013-B03, Feb 2009 – Nov 2013, PI B. Sonntag

Apr 2010–Mar 2012 (PI): Ciliate assemblages in six remote alpine lakes (Faselfadseen, Austria): Taxonomy, ecology and ultraviolet radiation protection strategies. DOC-fForte – fellowship of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW: 22883)

Apr 2006-Apr 2008 Diploma in Biology, branch ecology, LFUI, thesis: The effect of UV radiation on kairomone activity from Chaoborus obscuripes: An experimental test with Daphnia pulex. Supervisor R. Sommaruga

Oct 2003-Apr 2006 Bachelor in Biology, Technische Universität München, Weihenstephan, Germany (Oct 2003-July 2004), LFUI (Oct 2004-Apr 2006), theses: ‚Untersuchungen der Wasserqualität am Beispiel Simssee‘, supervisor R. Psenner and ‚Plant water relations in high mountain ecosystems‘ supervisor U. Tappeiner

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