PhD

I am a PhD student working on the molecular evolution and diversity of one ecologically and geologically relevant plankton group, the Radiolaria. My scientific interests rely on the understanding of the interactions between groups and between the environment and how this shapes their diversification and diversity over time.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES

2019         PhD: Diversity and evolution of Nassellaria and Spumellaria (Radiolaria). Supervisor: Fabrice Not. Sorbonne University, Station Biologique de Roscoff

2016         Collaboration: Chloroplasts of symbiotic microalgae remain active during bleaching induced by thermal stress in Collozoum pelagicum (Collodaria, Retaria). Villar, E., Dani, V., Bigeard, E., Linhart, T., Mendez-Sandín, M., Bachy, C., Six, C., Lombard, F., Sabourault, C., Not, F. Observatoire Océanologique de Villefranche-sur-Mer

2016         Internship: Impact of global and local changes in Maerl, red algae. Qui Minet, Z, Coudret, J., Davoult, D., Grall, J., Sandín, M.M., Cariou, T., Martin, S. Station Biologique de Roscoff

2015         Collaboration: Top-down regulation in freshwater communities suggested from environmental DNA. A case study in mountain stream communities. Fernandez, S., Sandín, M.M., Beaulieu, P.G., Clusa, L., Martinez, J.L., Ardura, A., García-Vázquez, E., Oviedo Universit

2015         Master thesis (MSc EMBC+): Long-term changes in low intertidal rocky shore assemblages in the coast of Cape Peñas (North of Spain). Supervisor: Consolacion-Fernandez, C., Oviedo University

2013         Student intern: Ecology department. Consolacion-Fernandez, C., Acuña, J.L. Oviedo University, Spain

EDUCATION

2019         PhD: Diversity and evolution of Nassellaria and Spumellaria (Radiolaria). Station Biologique de Roscoff - Sorbonne Université, France. Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle

2015         International MSc in Marine biodiversity and conservation (EMBC+) Ghent University, Belgium
                  2014-2015 : Pierre et Marie Curie University, France & Oviedo University, Spain
                  2013-2014 : Algarve University, Portugal & Gothenburg University, Sweden

2013        BSc in Biology, Ecology speciality. Oviedo University, Spain
                  2012 : ERASMUS. Klaipeda University, Lithuania

 

Publications

Sandin, M.M., Pillet, L., Biard, T., Poirier, C., Bigeard, E., Romac, S., Suzuki, N., Not, F., 2019. Time Calibrated Morpho-molecular Classification of Nassellaria (Radiolaria). Protist 170, 187–208. doi:10.1016/j.protis.2019.02.002 (Journal cover)

Villar, E., Dani, V., Bigeard, E., Linhart, T., Mendez-Sandín, M., Bachy, C., Six, C., Lombard, F., Sabourault, C., Not, F., 2018. Symbiont Chloroplasts Remain Active During Bleaching-Like Response Induced by Thermal Stress in Collozoum pelagicum (Collodaria, Retaria). Front. Mar. Sci. 5, 1–11. doi:10.3389/fmars.2018.00387

Fernandez, S., Sandín, M.M., Beaulieu, P.G., Clusa, L., Martinez, J.L., Ardura, A., García-Vázquez, E., 2018. Environmental DNA for freshwater fish monitoring: insights for conservation within a protected area. PeerJ 6 e4486. doi:10.7717/peerj.4486

Méndez-Sandín, M., Fernández, C., 2016. Changes in the structure and dynamics of marine assemblages dominated by Bifurcaria bifurcata and Cystoseira species over three decades (1977-2007). Estuar. Coast. Shelf Sci. 175, 46–56. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecss.2016.03.015