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Liseth Pérez

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


2010 Doctorate Astronomy, Space and Earth Sciences
2004 Undergraduate Biological Systems and Organisms
Research and Profession

Current Research Activities

Biological Systems and Organisms

Neo and paleolimnology (evolution of aquatic ecosystems) in the Neotropics, environment and climate change, freshwater bioindicators, paleoecology, ecological calibration datasets. Research regions: Selva Lacandona (Mexico), Yucatán Peninsula (Mexiko, Guatemala). International Continental Drilling Projects (Lake Petén Itzá-Guatemala, Lake Chalco-México, Lake Nicaragua, Lake Izabal-Guatemala, Lake Junín-Perú)

Publications resulting from Research: 

1. Cohuo, S., L. Macario-González, L. Pérez, F. Sylvestre, C. Paillés, J. Curtis, S. Kutterolf, M. Wojewódka, E. Zawisza, K. Szeroczynska, A. Schwalb. 2018. Ultrastructure and aquatic community response to Heinrich Stadials (HS5a-HS1) in the continental northern Neotropics. Quaternary Science Reviews 197: 75-91.
2. Macario-González, L. S. Cohuo, M. Elías-Gutiérrez, M. Vences, L. Pérez, A. Schwalb. 2018. Integrative taxonomy of freshwater ostracodes (Crustacea: Ostracoda) of the Yucatán Peninsula, implications for paleoenvironmental reconstructions in the northern Neotropical region. Zoologischer Anzeiger 275: 20-36,
3. Díaz, K.A., L. Pérez, A. Correa-Metrio, J.F. Franco-Gaviria, P. Echeverría Galindo, J. Curtis, M. Brenner. 2017. Holocene environmental history of tropical, mid-altitude Lake Ocotalito, Mexico, inferred from ostracodes, geochemistry and stable isotopes. The Holocene: DOI:
4. Cohuo, S., L. Macario-Gonzalez, L. Pérez, A. Schwalb. 2017. Overview of Neotropical-Caribbean freshwater ostracode fauna (Crustacea, Ostracoda), identifying areas of endemism and assessing biogeographical affinities. Hydrobiologia (special issue: Remembering Rick Forester) 786 (1): 5-21.
5. Pérez, L., S. Lozano-García, M. Caballero.2015. Non-marine ostracodes from highland lakes in east-central Mexico. Revista Biología Tropical, 63 (2): 401-425
6. Pérez, L., J. Lorenschat, J. Massaferro, C. Pailles, F. Sylvestre, W. Hollwedel, G.-O. Brandorff, M. Brenner, G. Islebe, M.S. Lozano, B. Scharf, A. Schwalb. 2013. Bioindicators of climate and trophic state in lowland and highland aquatic ecosystems of the northern Neotropics. Revista de Biología Tropical, 61 (2): 603-644.
7. Pérez, L., J. Curtis, M. Brenner, D. Hodell, J. Escobar, S. Lozano, A. Schwalb. 2013.Stable isotope values (d18O &d13C) of multiple ostracode species in a large Neotropical lake as indicators of past changes in hydrology. Quaternary Science Reviews 66: 96-111.
8. Pérez, L., P. Frenzel, P. Hoelzmann, J. Escobar, M. Brenner, B. Scharf, A. Schwalb. 2011. Late Quaternary (24-10 ka BP) environmental history of the Neotropical lowlands inferred from ostracodes in sediments of Lago Petén Itzá, Guatemala. Journal of Paleolimnology, 46: 59-74.
9. Pérez, L., R. Bugja, J. Lorenschat, M. Brenner, J. Curtis, P. Hoelzmann, G. Islebe, B. Scharf, A. Schwalb. 2011.Aquatic ecosystems of the Yucatán Peninsula (Mexico), Belize and Guatemala. Hydrobiologia 661: 407-433.
10. Pérez, L., J. Lorenschat, R. Bugja, M. Brenner, B. Scharf, A. Schwalb. 2010. Distribution, diversity and ecology of modern freshwater ostracodes (Crustacea), and hydrochemical characteristics of Lago Petén Itzá, Guatemala. Journal of Limnology, 69 (1): 146-159.

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