Irena Kaczmarska
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:

Form and Function: Plants – B-2301 Fall
Marine Botany – B-3351 Fall
Paleontology – B-3021 Winter
Advanced Topics in Marine Science – B-4371 Winter (not offered in 2017)
Current Advances in Biology B-4903 Fall & Winter

Representative Publications:
Villac C.M., Kaczmarska I., J. M. Ehrman. 2016 in press. 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 SamantaBrajogopal Samanta
 
Contact Information

Email
ierhman@mta.ca

Phone
(506) 364-2510

Office
Flemington Rm. 210