Name: Miriama Malcicka

Qualification: Ph.D

Country: Netherlands


VU University Amsterdam

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Hondsdrafweg 10

Research Interests:

Plant-insect interactions, parasitoid


2017 - present 2016 - present Freelance Editor – Cactus Communications Associative Editor - Arthropod Plant Interactions 2014- 2017 PhD student - Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Department of Ecological Science, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Project: Evolution of PUFAs de novo synthesis in Arthropods 2013 Technical assistant - Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO), Wageningen, the Netherlands. Project: Multitrophic interactions among plants and insects 2011 – 2012 Predoctoral researcher - The University of Veterinary Medicine and Pharmacy in Košice, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Slovakia. Project: Population and genetic structure of giant liver fluke, Fascioloides magna 2009 – 2011 Master of Science - University of Pavol Jozef Šafárik, Faculty of Science, Košice, Slovakia. Thesis project: Population of the soil springtails (Collembola) in a debris forest of Sivec in the Ružín Karst 2010 – 2011 Erasmus Scholarship - University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro, Vila Real, Portugal. 2006 – 2009 Bachelor of Science - University of Pavol Jozef Šafárik, Faculty of Science, Košice, Slovakia. Thesis project: Collembola communities in caves of the Western Carpathians 1. Malcicka, M., Visser B., & Ellers, J. (X) An evolutionary perspective on linoleic acid synthesis in animals. Evolutionary Biology. Accepted. 2. Malcicka, M., Ruther, J., & Ellers, J. (2017) De novo biosynthesis of linoleic acid in multiple Collembola species. Journal of Chemical Ecology (43) 911-919 3. Malcicka, M., Berg, M.P., & Ellers, J. (2017) Ecomorphological adaptations in Collembola in relation to feeding strategies and microhabitat. European Journal of Soil Biology (78) 82-91 4. Malcicka, M., & Harvey, J. A. (2016). The importance of ecological fitting and novel resource consumer interactions in nature. In: Kliman, R.M. (ed), The Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Biology (1) 482-486 Oxford: Academic Press. 5. Harvey, J. A., Hengeveld, E., & Malcicka, M. (2016).The cabbage moth or the sorrel moth (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae)? European Journal of Entomology (113) 320-324 6. Harvey, J. A., & Malcicka, M. (2016). Nutritional integration between insect hosts and koinobiont parasitoids in an evolutionary framework. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata (159) 181-188 7. Harvey, J. A., Ode, P. J., Malcicka, M., & Gols, R. (2016). Short-term seasonal habitat facilitation mediated by an insect herbivore. Basic and Applied Ecology (17) 447-454 8. Malcicka, M., Agosta, S. J., & Harvey, J. A. (2015). Multi-level ecological fitting indirect life cycles are not a barrier to host switching and invasion. Global Change Biology (21) 3210-3218 9. Harvey, J.A., Malcicka, M., & Ellers, J (2015). Integrating more biological and ecological realism into studies of multitrophic interactions. Ecological Entomology (40) 349-352 10. Malcicka, M (2015). Life history and biology of Fascioloides magna (Trematoda) and its native and exotic hosts. Ecology and Evolution (5) 1381-1397 11. Harvey, J. A., & Malcicka, M (2015). Climate change, range shifts and multitrophic interactions. Biodiversity in Ecosystems-Linking Structure and Function. 1st ed. Ed. Juan A. Blanco. ISBN 978-953-51-4111-2, InTech 12. Malcicka, M., Bezemer, T. M., Visser, B., Bloemberg, M., Snart, C., Hardy, I. C. W., & Harvey, J. A. (2015). Multi-trait mimicry of ants by a parasitoid wasp. Scientific Reports (5) 8043 13. Harvey, J. A., Molina, A. C., Bezemer, T. M., & Malcicka, M. (2015). Convergent development of a parasitoid wasp on three host species with differing mass and growth potential. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata (1) 15-22 14. Malcicka, M., & Harvey, J. A. (2015). Development of two related endoparasitoids in larvae of the diamondback moth, Plutella xylostella (Lepidoptera: Plutellidae). BioControl (60) 149-155 15. Harvey, J. A., Gols, R., Snaas, H., Malcicka, M., & Visser, B. (2015). Host preference and offspring performance are linked in three congeneric hyperparasitoid species. Ecological Entomology (40) 114-122 16. Harvey, J. A., Snaas, H., Malcicka, M., Visser, B., & Bezemer, T. M. (2014). Small-scale spatial resource partitioning in a hyperparasitoid community. Arthropod-Plant Interactions (8) 393-401 17. Malcicka, M., & Harvey, J. A. (2014). Trade-offs between developmental parameters of two endoparasitoids developing in different instars of the same host species. Biological Control (74) 52-58 18. Malčická, M., Bazsalovicsová, E., Radvánszky, J. and Králová-Hromadová, I.(2012). Molekulový skríning mitochondriálnych cox1 haplotypov chorvátskych populácií Fascioloides magna metòdou HRM. In Zborník zo seminára doktorandov venovaného pamiatke akademika Boďu (VII. Ročník). Kosice, 2012. (Translation of the topic: Molecular screening of mitochondrial cox1 haplotypes in Croatian population of Fascioloides magna by means of HRM- High resolution melting method)