Irena Kaczmarska (On sabbatical Fall 2018) 
Professor
Irena Kaczmarska-ErhmanAcademic History
M.Sc.  Jagellonian University (Krakow)  
Ph.D.  Jagellonian University (Krakow)
 
Research Interests
• Evolution of diatoms (NSERC) 
• Alien and harmful species (CAISN) 
• Molecular taxonomy (BOLD)
• Application of artificial intelligence in biological imaging
(with J. M. Ehrman, Digital Microscopy Facility, NBIF)

 
Undergraduate Courses Taught (Winter 2019): 
Paleontology  (Biol-3021)
Advanced Topics in Marine Science (Biol-4371) 
  

Representative Publications:

Davidovich, N.A., O.I. Davidovich, Y.A. Podunay, R. Gastineau, I. Kaczmarska, A. Poulíčková, & A. Witkowski. 2017. Ardissonea crystallina has a type of sexual reproduction that is unusual for centric diatoms. Scientific Reports 7: 14670.


Kaczmarska I., B.S. Gray Jr., J.M. Ehrman & M. Thaler. (2017) Sexual reproduction in plagiogrammacean diatoms: first insights into the early pennates. PLoS ONE 12(8): e0181413

Villac C.M., Kaczmarska I., J. M. Ehrman. 2016. Diatoms from ship ballast sediments (with consideration of a few additional speies of special interest). Witkowki A. (ed.) Diatom Monograph Vol. 18, pp. 566, Koeltz Botanical Books, Koenigstein, Germany.

Luddington I.A., Lovejoy C., Kaczmarska I. 2016 Species rich metacommunities if the diatom order Thalassiosirales in the Arctic and northern Atlantic Ocean. Journal of Plankton Research 38: 771-780 (featured article)

Kaczmarska I., Ehrman M.J. 2015 Auxosporulation in Paralia guyana MacGillivary (Bacillariophyta) and possible new insights into the habit of the earliest diatoms. PLoS ONE 10: e0141150.

Edgar R., Drolet D., Ehrman J.M., Kaczmarska I. 2014. Motile male gametes of the araphid diatom Tabularia fasciculata search randomly for mates. PLoS ONE 9: e101767.

 

Visiting scholar: Brajogopal Samanta  Brajo Samanta
 
Contact Information

Email
ierhman@mta.ca

Phone
(506) 364-2510

Office
Flemington Rm. 210