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MSc. Danny Haelewaters, Ph.D.

Výzkumné zaměření:

– přirození nepřátelé slunéček (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae)
– biologie a speciace ektoparazitických hub (Ascomycota: Laboulbeniomycetes)
– evoluční biologie vřeckovýtrusných hub
– invazní ekologie

Kontakt:

e-mail: dhaelewaters@prf.jcu.cz
tel.: +1 617 608 8974
twitter: @dhaelewa

CV

Narozen: 1983

Vzdělání:

– 2012 – 2018: Ph.D., Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, USA. Thesis: Studies of the Laboulbeniomycetes: Diversity, evolution, and patterns of speciation. Research advisor: Donald H. Pfister.
– 2009 – 2012: MSc., Ghent University, Faculty of Sciences, Belgium. Thesis: Laboulbeniales—Exploring and testing DNA extraction protocols, carrion beetle hosts and species in ‘De Kaaistoep’ (The Netherlands). Research advisors: Annemieke Verbeken, André De Kesel.
– 2006 – 2009: Bachelor of Science, Faculty of Sciences, Ghent University, Belgium.
– 2001 – 2004: Bachelor in Veterinary Sciences, Faculty of Pharmaceutical, Biomedical and Veterinary Sciences, University of Antwerp, Belgium.

Zaměstnání:

– 2019 – present: Researcher, Department of Zoology, Faculty of Science, University of South Bohemia, Czech Republic.
– 2018 – present: Postdoctoral Research Assistant, Department of Botany and Plant Pathology, Purdue University, USA.
– 2018 – 2019: Postdoctoral Researcher, Faculty of Science, University of South Bohemia, Czech Republic.
– 2017: Short-Term Research Fellow, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Panama.
– 2016 – present: Associate Researcher, Herbario UCH, Universidad Autónoma de Chiriquí, Panama.

Stáže a výzkumné pobyty:

– 2019: Honduras: Cusuco National Park
– 2015 – 2017: Panama: Chiriquí (Boquete, David, Parque Nacional Volcán Barú, Potrerillos Abajo, Reserve Forestal de Fortuna, Volcán), Colón (Gamboa, Parque Nacional Soberanía), Darién (Chucanti Nature Reserve), Panamá Oeste (Barro Colorado Island)
– 2014: Peninsular Malaysia, 2 weeks.
– 2012 – 2018: Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area, Massachusetts, USA.
– 2012: Costa Rica, 1 month.
– 2009: Netherlands Forensic Institute, Den Haag, The Netherlands, 3 months.

Členství v redakčních radách:

– 2019 – present: Editorial Board, Sydowia
– 2019 – present: Subject Editor, MycoKeys
– 2019 – 2020: Guest Editor, Mycologia (special issue on animal-associated fungi) (in progress)
– 2018 – 2019: Special Issue Editor, Northeastern Naturalist volume 25, Special Issue 9 (Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area: Overview of Recent Research)

Pedagogická činnost

– Summer 2017: Universidad Autónoma de Chiriquí, Panama. Instructor of “DNA extraction techniques for Laboulbeniales fungi” workshop, in Spanish. Co-instructed with Tina A. Hofmann.
– 2015 – 2017: Harvard University, USA. Teaching Fellow in Organismic and Evolutionary Biology (OEB54: Biology of the Fungi). Taught with Donald H. Pfister. Recipient of Certificate of Distinction for Teaching Excellence.
– 2015 – 2016: Teaching Fellow in Organismic and Evolutionary Biology (OEB59: Plants and Human Affairs). Taught with Donald H. Pfister.
– 2013 – 2015: Teaching Fellow in Molecular and Cellular Biology (LS1b: Genetics, Genomics, and Evolution). Taught with Kevin Eggan, Hopi Hoekstra, Maryellen Ruvolo, Hopi Hoekstra, and Pardis Sabeti.

Školitelství

Běžící magisterské práce:
De Weggheleire, S. Biodiversity of the genus Laboulbenia: are there cryptic species? (University of Antwerp, Belgium)

Obhájené bakalářské práce:
Wang, T.W. (2016) Herpomyces: phylogeny, taxonomy, and ecology of a fungal genus parasitic on cockroaches (Harvard University, USA)

Publikační činnost

Google Scholar; ORCIDResearchGate

Odborné články s afiliací k Jihočeské univerzitě:

Johnston P.R, Quijada L., Smith C.A., Baral H.-O., Hosoya T., Baschien C., Pärtel K., Zhuang W.-Y., Haelewaters D., Park D., López-Giráldez F., Wang Z., Townsend J.P. 2019. A multigene phylogeny toward a new phylogenetic classification for the Leotiomycetes. IMA Fungus (2019) 1: 1.

Fryar S.C., Haelewaters D., Catcheside D.E.A. 2019. Annabella australiensis gen. & sp. nov. (Helotiales, Cordieritidaceae) from South Australian mangroves. Mycological Progress 18 (7): 973-981.

Saba M., Haelewaters D., Fiaz M., Khalid A.N., Pfister DH. 2019. Amanita mansehraensis, a new species in section Vaginatae from Pakistan. Phytotaxa 409 (4): 189-201.

Saba M., Haelewaters D., Iturriaga T., Khalid A.N., Ashraf T., Pfister D.H. 2019. Geopora ahmadii sp. nov. (Pyronemataceae, Pezizales), a new species from Pakistan. Mycotaxon 134 (2): 377-389.

Haelewaters D., Boer P., Báthori F., Rádai Z., Reboleira A.S.P.S., Tartally A., De Kesel A., Pfliegler W.P., Nedvěd O., 2019: Studies of Laboulbeniales on Myrmica ants (IV): host-related diversity and thallus distribution patterns of Rickia wasmannii. Parasite 26: 29. doi:10.1051/parasite/2019028

Hiller T., Haelewaters D. 2019. A case of silent invasion: citizen science confirms the presence of Harmonia axyridis (Coleoptera, Coccinellidae) in Central America. PLoS ONE 14(7): e0220082.

Szentiványi T., Haelewaters D., Rádai Z., Mizsei E., Pfliegler W.P., Báthori F., Tartally A., Glaizot O., Christe P., 2019: Climatic effects on the distribution of ant- and bat fly-associated fungal ectoparasites (Ascomycota, Laboulbeniales). Fungal Biol. 39: 371–379. doi:10.1016/j.funeco.2019.03.003

Biranvand A., Nedvěd O., Tomaszewska W., Al Ansi A.N., Fekrat L., Haghghadam Z.M., Khormizi M.Z., Noorinahad S., Şenal D., Shakarami J., Haelewaters D., 2019: The genus Harmonia (Coleoptera, Coccinellidae) in the Middle East. Acta Entomol. Mus. Nat. Prague 59 (1): 163–170. doi:10.2478/aemnp-2019-0014

De Kesel A., Haelewaters D., 2019: Laboulbeniales (Fungi, Ascomycota) of cholevine beetles (Coleoptera, Leiodidae) in Belgium and the Netherlands. Sterbeeckia 35: 60–66.

Haelewaters D., Pfister D.H., 2019: Morphological species of Gloeandromyces (Ascomycota, Laboulbeniales) evaluated using single-locus species delimitation methods. Fungal Syst. Evol. 3: 19–33. doi:10.3114/fuse.2019.03.03

Haelewaters D., Pfliegler W.P., Gorczak M., Pfister D.H., 2019: Birth of an order: comprehensive molecular phylogenetic study reveals that Herpomyces (Fungi, Laboulbeniomycetes) is not part of Laboulbeniales. Mol. Phylogenet. Evol. 133: 286–301. doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2019.01.007

Haelewaters D., Shapiro-Ilan D.I., Cottrell T.E., 2018: Will dual fungal infections increase mortality of Harmonia axyridis in natural populations? IOBC-WPRS Bull. 137: 13–17.

Haelewaters D., De Kesel A., Pfister D.H., 2018: Integrative taxonomy reveals hidden species within a common fungal parasite of ladybirds. Sci. Rep. 8 (1): 15966. doi:10.1038/s41598-018-34319-5

Haelewaters D., Hiller T., Dick C.W., 2018: Bats, bat flies, and fungi: a case of hyperparasitism. Trends Parasitol. 34 (9): 784–799. Doi:10.1016/j.pt.2018.06.006

Prezentace na konferencích (výběr):

Haelewaters D., Pan F.Y., Pan J.Y. Tracking an ectoparasitic fungus of Harmonia axyridis in North America using literature records and citizen science data. Poster presentation, IOBC-WPRS Working Group Meeting, Ponta Delgada, Azores. 13 September 2018.
Haelewaters D. Hesperomyces „harmoniae“ nom. prov. (Laboulbeniales), an ectoparasitic fungus specific to Harmonia axyridis. Oral presentation, IOBC-WPRS Working Group Meeting, Ponta Delgada, Azores. 12 September 2018.
Haelewaters D., Pfister D.H. Herpomyces (Laboulbeniomycetes): a new order and a new species spread through pet trade. Poster presentation, 11th International Mycological Congress, San Juan PR, 17 July 2018.
Haelewaters D., Hiller T. Bats, bat flies, and Laboulbeniales fungi from the Chucantí Nature Reserve in eastern Panama. Oral presentation, 47th North American Symposium on Bat Research, Knoxville TN, 19 October 2017.
Haelewaters D. Murciélagos, moscas en murciélagos y hongos Laboulbeniales: un modelo para estudiar hiperparasitismo. Oral presentation, III Congreso Científico, Universidad Autonóma de Chiriquí, Davíd (Panama). 15 August 2017.
Haelewaters D., Pfliegler W.P., Gorczak M., Pfister D.H. Laboulbeniomycetes fungal ectoparasites of cockroaches: three-gene phylogeny and implications. Oral presentation, Evolution Annual Meeting, Portland OR. 23-27 June 2017.
– Pfliegler W.P., Haelewaters D., Báthori F., Zimmerman C.-U., Tartally A. Rickia wasmannii, a fungal ectoparasite of Myrmica ants, is a single phylogenetic species based on ribosomal DNA. Poster presentation, 7th Central European Workshop of Myrmecology, Krakow (Poland). 21-24 April 2017.
Haelewaters D. Can Laboulbeniales parasites (Fungi, Ascomycota) be invasive? Oral presentation, IOBC-WPRS Working Group Meeting, Bornholm, Denmark. 14 May 2015.
Haelewaters D., Shapiro-Ilan D.I., Cottrell T.E. Will dual fungal infections increase Harmonia axyridis mortality in natural populations? Oral presentation, IOBC-WPRS Working Group Meeting, Bornholm, Denmark. 13 May 2015.

Zvané přednášky (výběr):

– Factors driving speciation in a group of fungal epibionts on arthropods. EcoLunch Seminar Series, Department of Biological Sciences, Purdue University, West Lafayette IN. 28 August 2019.
– Mycologist goes mammalogy: Laboulbeniales fungi on bat-associated flies. Invited talk, Cusuco National Park (Honduras). 13 July 2019.
– Taxonomy and species delimitation in Laboulbeniales (Fungi, Ascomycota). Invited talk, Ximena Bernal Lab Meeting, Department of Biological Sciences, Purdue University, West Lafayette IN. 24 April 2019.
– Laboulbeniales, their ecology, diversity and taxonomy. Invited lecture, Faculty of Science, Charles University, Czech Republic. 24-25 October 2018.
– Speciation and diversity in Laboulbeniomycetes. Invited seminar, Department of Botany and Plant Pathology, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA. 27 April 2018.
– On the hunt for fungi on flies on bats: A summer of fieldwork in Panama. Herbaria Seminar Series, Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. 26 September 2017.
– Three independent lineages of ectoparasitic fungi associated with bat flies. Invited seminar, Department of Zoology, University of South Bohemia, České Budějovice, Czech Republic. 23 August 2017.
– Fungal parasite on exotic lady beetle in South Africa: curse or blessing? [In Dutch]. Royal Academy for Overseas Sciences, Brussels, Belgium. 21 February 2017.
– Fungal ectoparasite spreading throughout the world in the footsteps of its novel main host, the globally invasive harlequin ladybird Harmonia axyridis. XXV International Congress of Entomology, Orlando, Florida, USA. 30 September 2016.
– Bats, bat flies, and Laboulbeniales fungi: a model for studying hyperparasitism. Bambi Seminar Series, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Isla Barro Colorado, Panama. 14 July 2016.

Konference:

– 2019: Mycological Society of America Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
– 2018: IOBC-WPRS Working Group Meeting, Ponta Delgada, Azores
– 2018: 11th International Mycological Congress, San Juan, Puerto Rico
– 2017: 47th North American Symposium on Bat Research, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA
– 2017: III Congreso Científico, Universidad Autonóma de Chiriquí, Davíd, Panama
– 2017: Boston Harbor & Islands Science Symposium, Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
– 2016: XXV International Congress of Entomology, Orlando, Florida, USA
– 2016: Mycological Society of America Annual Meeting, Berkeley, California, USA
– 2016: Northeast Natural History Conference, Springfield, Massachusetts, USA
– 2015: Joint International Conference “Botany 2015”, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
– 2015: New England Botanical Club 120th Anniversary Research Conference, Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts, USA
– 2015: IOBC-WPRS Working Group Meeting, Bornholm, Denmark
– 2015: Second International Workshop on Ascomycete Systematics, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
– 2014: Mycological Society of America Annual Meeting, East Lansing, Michigan, USA
– 2013: American Phytopathological Society and Mycological Society of America Joint Meeting, Austin, Texas, USA

Členství v organizacích:

– Indiana Academy of Science
– Koninklijke Vlaamse Mycologische Vereniging
– Mycological Society of America
– North American Society for Bat Research
– Society for the Study of Evolution

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