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Paula Echeverría-Galindo

Country of origin: Guatemala Currently in: Germany, Braunschweig General field of specialization: Biological Systems and Organisms
Academic Background


2017 Master Biological Systems and Organisms
2016 Undergraduate Biological Systems and Organisms
2021 Doctorate Biological Systems and Organisms
Research and Profession

Current Research Activities

Biological Systems and Organisms

Modern and paleoecology of multiple freshwater bioindicators (Arcellinidae-thecamoebas, Ostracoda, Chironomidae). International Continental Drilling Project -ICDP- (Lake Nam Co-Tibet, Lake Chalco-Mexico, Lake Nicaragua, Lake Izabal-Guatemala). Research regions: Tibetan Plateau (Tibet), Selva Lacandona (Mexico), Montebello (Mexico), Petén (Guatemala).

Publications resulting from Research: 

1. Echeverría-Galindo P., Sten Anslan, Peter Frenzel, Wengang Kang, Nicole Börner, Anja Schwarz, Sven Künzel, Miguel Vences, Liseth Pérez, Junbo Wang, Ping Peng, Wang J., Liping Zhu, Antje Schwalb. 2021. High-throughput identification of non-marine ostracodes the Tibetan Plateau: Evaluating the success of various primers on sedimentary DNA samples. Environmental DNA,
2. Pérez, L., Correa-Metrio, A., Cohuo, S., González, L. M., Echeverría-Galindo, P., Brenner, M., Curtis, J., Kutterolf, S., Stockhecke, M., Schnek, F., Bauersachs, T., Schwalb, A. 2021. Ecological turnover in neotropical freshwater and terrestrial communities during episodes of abrupt climate change. Quaternary Research, 1–11.
3. Wengang Kang, Sten Anslan, Nicole Börner, Anja Schwarz, Robin Schmidt, Sven Künzel, Patrick Rioual, Paula Echeverría-Galindo, Miguel Vences, Junbo Wang, Antje Schwalb. 2021. Sample-size and bioinformatics independent, consistent patterns among diatom metabarcoding data from lake sediments. Ecological indicators,
4. Anslan, S., Azizi Rad, M., Buckel, J., Echeverria Galindo, P., Kai, J., Kang, W., Keys, L., Maurischat, P., Nieberding, F., Reinosch, E., Tang, H., Tran, T. V., Wang, Y., and Schwalb, A. 2020. Reviews and syntheses: How do abiotic and biotic processes respond to climaticvariations at the Nam Co catchment (Tibetan Plateau)? Biogeosciences Discuss.,
5. Cohuo, S., Macario-Gonzalez, L., Wagner, S., Naumann, K., Echeverria, P., Pérez, L., Curtis, J., Brenner, M., and Schwalb, A. 2020. Influence of late Quaternary climate on the biogeography of Neotropical aquatic species as reflected by non-marine ostracodes. Biogeosciences Discuss.,
6. Echeverría-Galindo P., Pérez L., Correa-Metrio A., Avendaño C., Moguel B., Brenner M., Cohuo S., Macario L., Caballero M., Schwalb A. 2019. Tropical freshwater ostracodes as environmental indicators across an altitude gradient in Guatemala and Mexico. International Journal of Tropical Biology and Conservation, Rev.Biol.Trop.
7. Charqueño-Celis, N., Garibay, M., Sigala, I., Brenner, M., Echeverria-Galindo, P., Lozano, S., Massaferro, J., Pérez, L. 2019. Testate amoebae (Amoebozoa: Arcellinidae) as indicators of dissolved oxygen concentration and water depth in lakes of the Lacandón Forest, southern México. Journal of Limnology,
8. Díaz A., Pérez L., Correa-Metrio A., Franco-Gaviria J., Echeverría P., Curtis J., Brenner M. 2017. Holocene environmental history of tropical, mid-altitude. Lake Ocotalito, Mexico, inferred from ostracodes and non-biological indicators. The Holocene,

Current profession

Current professional activities type: 
Higher Education Study

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