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Fedor Čiampor Jr

Fedor Čiampor Jr
Plant Science and Biodiversity Center, Slovak Academy of Sciences

PhD.
DNA (meta)barcoding of freshwater fauna, Carpathian FW biota phylogeography, riffle beetles - taxonomy & phylogeny

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Introduction
My research includes systematics, diversity, phylogeny and phylogeography of aquatic invertebrates, mostly beetles. I was active in the COST action "Developing new genetic tools for bioassessment of aquatic ecosystems in Europe ", now I focus on DNA (meta)barcoding of FW fauna and smaller projects on the systematics of the world‘s riffle beetles and phylogeography in alpine lakes. I'm co-founder of the AquaBOL.SK initiative and represent Slovakia in BIOSCAN Europe and ERGA consortiums.
Additional affiliations
December 2015 - present
Zoology Lab - Plant Science & Biodiversity Centre Slovak Academy of Sciences
Position
  • Researcher
September 2015 - March 2020
Comenius University in Bratislava, Faculty of Natural history
Position
  • teacher
Description
  • semester lecture - Phylogeography semester course - Invertebrate zoology
Education
September 1998 - June 2003
Comenius University in Bratislava, Faculty of Natural history
Field of study
  • Zoology (systematics, phylogeny of aquatic beetles)
September 1993 - June 1998
Comenius University in Bratislava, Faculty of Natural history
Field of study
  • Zoology

Publications

Publications (115)
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The region of the Western Carpathians is, among other aspects, very important for the survival and diversity of European freshwater fauna due to the presence of a large number of (sub)mountain springs and streams. However, these ecologically and faunistically diversified habitats are still understudied in the context of the genetic diversity and po...
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BOLD dataset analysed in article: BOZÁŇOVÁ, J., ČIAMPOR, F., MAMOS, T., GRABOWSKI, M. & ČIAMPOROVÁ-ZAŤOVIČOVÁ, Z. 2021. DNA barcodes evidence the contact zone of eastern and western caddisfly lineages in the Western Carpathians. Scientific Reports 11: 24020, https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-03411-8.
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The Carpathians are one of the key biodiversity hotspots in Europe. The mountain chain uplifted during Alpine orogenesis and is characterised by a complex geological history. Its current biodiversity was highly influenced by Pleistocene glaciations. The goal of the current study was to examine the phylogenetic and demographic history of Gammarus ba...
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European mountains are important areas regarding biodiversity of the continent, and they also harbour diverse freshwater fauna, which is critically endangered in terms of the current species extinction. However, sufficient knowledge of this valuable part of European biota is no longer possible without molecular data. This study focuses on the genet...
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The Carpathians are one of the key biodiversity hotspots in Europe. The mountain chain uplifted during Alpine orogenesis and is characterised by a complex geological history. Its current biodiversity was highly influenced by Pleistocene glaciations. The goal of the current study was to examine the phylogenetic and demographic history of Gammarus ba...
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We describe here a new species in the genus Disersus Sharp, 1882 from the Otongachi Reserve in Ecuador. Disersus otongachi sp.nov. is externally similar to other representatives of the genus, however, this species can be clearly distinguished for significantly longer antennae and the unique shape of the male genitalia.
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The genus Onychelmis Hinton, 1941 was for a long time regarded as a small taxon with only three known species distributed in the Andes. A study of new material from Ecuador, using morphological and molecular data, has resulted in the discovery of five new species: Onychelmis lenkae sp. nov., O. lobata sp. nov., O. minor sp. nov., O. onorei sp. nov....
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DNA barcoding and metabarcoding is increasingly used to effectively and precisely assess and monitor biodiversity in aquatic ecosystems. As these methods rely on data availability and quality of barcode reference libraries, it is important to develop and follow best practices to ensure optimal quality and traceability of the metadata associated wit...
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Ancyronyx lianlabangorum sp. nov. (Coleoptera, Elmidae), a new spider riffle beetle from the Kelabit Highlands (Sarawak, northern Borneo), is described. Illustrations of the habitus and diagnostic characters of the new species and the similar, polymorphic A. pulcherrimus Kodada et al. are presented. Differences to closely related species, based on...
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As global biodiversity declines, there is an increasing need to create an educated and engaged society. Having people of all ages participate in measuring biodiversity where they live helps to create awareness. Recently, the use of environmental DNA (eDNA) for biodiversity surveys has gained momentum. Here, we explore whether sampling eDNA and sequ...
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The Western Carpathians are a particularly interesting part of the Carpathian Arc. According to recent molecular data upon aquatic and terrestrial taxa, this mountain area is an important biodiversity hotspot of Europe. Moreover, the W Carpathians include rich systems of karst springs inhabited by specific fauna, where molecular diversity and phylo...
Data
BOLD dataset analysed in article: BOZÁŇOVÁ, J., ČIAMPOROVÁ-ZAŤOVIČOVÁ, Z., ČIAMPOR JR, F., MAMOS, T. & GRABOWSKI, M. 2020. The tale of springs and streams: how different aquatic ecosystems impacted the mtDNA population structure of two riffle beetles in the Western Carpathians. PeerJ 8:e10039 http://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.10039.
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BOLD dataset analysed in article: BOZÁŇOVÁ, J., ČIAMPOROVÁ-ZAŤOVIČOVÁ, Z., ČIAMPOR JR, F., MAMOS, T. & GRABOWSKI, M. 2020. The tale of springs and streams: how different aquatic ecosystems impacted the mtDNA population structure of two riffle beetles in the Western Carpathians. PeerJ 8:e10039 http://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.10039.
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Background: As global biodiversity declines, there is an increasing need to create an educated and engaged society. Having people from all ages participate in measuring biodiversity where they live helps to create awareness. Recently, the use of environmental DNA (eDNA) for biodiversity surveys has gained momentum. Here, we test whether sampling eD...
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Ancyronyx clisteri, a new spider riffle beetle species from Borneo, redescription of A. sarawacensis Jäch including a description of the larva and new distribution data for A. procerus Jäch using DNA barcodes (Coleoptera, Elmidae). ZooKeys 912: 25-64. https://doi. Abstract Ancyronyx clisteri sp. nov. (Coleoptera, Elmidae) a new spider riffle beetle...
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A new minute riffle beetle genus Ictelmis gen. nov. and the type species Ictelmis martae sp. nov. are described from Ecuador. The description is supported by characteristic morphological features and DNA barcoding data, drawings and habitus photographs are provided. Based on molecular data and morphology it is suggested that Ictelmis is closely rel...
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Modern high-throughput sequencing technologies are becoming a game changer in many fields of aquatic research and biomonitoring. To unfold their full potential, however, the independent development of approaches has to be streamlined. This discussion must be fuelled by stakeholders and practitioners and, scientific results collaboratively filtered...
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This poster was presented together with the short lightening talk in the "Building the Reference Library of Life" section at the 8th International Barcode of Life Conference in Trondheim (Norway) in June 2019. The poster presented our AquaBOL.SK initiative for the first time to an international audience - and successfully! Mainly data from Tatra Mt...
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New taxonomic data on mud-loving beetles are provided based on morphological characters and DNA barcoding. Heterocerus heydeni Kuwert, 1890 was previously considered a junior synonym of H. flexuosus Stephens, 1828, but we support the validity of the species and restore the name. H. heydeni is redescribed, based on material from Central Asia and Eur...
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Effective identification of species using short DNA fragments (DNA barcoding and DNA metabarcoding)requires reliable sequence reference libraries of known taxa. Both taxonomically comprehensive coverage and content quality are important for sufficient accuracy. For aquatic ecosystems in Europe, reliable barcode reference libraries are particularly...
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The putative female, nymph and egg of Enderleina preclara are described from specimens collected in the Kukenán-tepui foothills and Acopán-tepui foothills and plateau of Venezuela. Morphological and molecular approaches were employed to characterize these stages. Diagnostic keys for males and females of the described Enderleina species are also pre...
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The Danube River was originally inhabited by six native sturgeon species, but currently, the sterlet ( Acipenser ruthenus L .) is the only native sturgeon species still occupying the Slovak–Hungarian stretch of the Middle Danube. All sturgeon species are facing extinction, suffering from overfishing, water pollution, illegal fishing, poaching or ot...
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The riffle beetle genus Hexanchorus Sharp, 1882 is distributed from Mexico to Argentina, forming an important component of the freshwater invertebrate fauna of Latin America. With 21 described species, Hex-anchorus represents one of the most speciose Larainae genera, but its real diversity is likely much higher. We analysed material from a relative...
Data
BOLD dataset analysed in article: PEKÁRIK, L., ČIAMPOROVÁ-ZAŤOVIČOVÁ, Z., ARENDT, D. & ČIAMPOR Jr, F. 2019. Current stocking program of the sterlet (Acipenser ruthenus, L.) can negatively shape its genetic variability in the Middle Danube. Knowledge and Management of Aquatic Ecosystems 420: 19.
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Effective identification of species using short DNA fragments (DNA barcoding and DNA metabarcoding) requires reliable sequence reference libraries of known taxa. Both taxonomically comprehensive coverage and content quality are important for sufficient accuracy. For aquatic ecosystems in Europe, reliable barcode reference libraries are particularly...
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The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) commits its 196 nation parties to conserve biological diversity, use its components sustainably, and share fairly and equitably the benefits from the utilization of genetic resources. The last of these objectives was further codified in the Convention's Nagoya Protocol (NP), which came into effect in 201...
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Aquatic biomonitoring has become an essential task in Europe and many other regions as a consequence of strong anthropogenic pressures affecting the health of lakes, rivers, oceans and groundwater. A typical assessment of the environmental quality status, such as it is required by European but also North American and other legislation, relies on ma...
Data
BOLD dataset analysed in article: ŠÍPOŠOVÁ, D., ČIAMPOROVÁ-ZAŤOVIČOVÁ, Z. & ČIAMPOR JR., F. 2017. Development of microsatellite loci for two Agabus diving beetle species from the pooled DNA and testing their utility in mountain lake populations. Limnologica 67: 7-19.
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Diving beetles (Dytiscidae) are the most speciose water beetle group, occurring on all continents except Antarctica. They inhabit various lotic and lentic habitats and play an important role in ecosystem functioning. In this study, we developed functional polymorphic microsatellites for two widely distributed species from one of the most diversifie...
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We describe here a new species of the genus Neblinagena Spangler, 1985 from the foothills of the Kukenán tepui (Vene- zuela). Neblinagena mira sp. n. occurs sympatrically with Neblinagena doylei Kodada & Jäch, 1999, from which it differs mainly in the shape of thorax, shorter setae around eyes, pointed apices of elytra and shape of the male genital...
Raw Data
BOLD dataset analysed in article: Čiampor Jr, F., Čiamporová-Zaťovičová, Z. & Kodada, J. 2017. A new species of Neblinagena Spangler from Kukenán tepui and DNA barcoding of Neblinagena and related genera (Coleoptera: Elmidae), Zootaxa. Dataset available on dx.doi.org/10.5883/DS-ELMNEBLI.
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Alpine lakes and ponds are unique and vulnerable aquatic habitats inhabited by speci c species assemblages. In contrast to alpine streams, the genetic diversity and population structure of the organisms found in alpine standing waters are almost completely unknown. Here we present a population genetic study of a macroinvertebrate species from alpin...
Data
BOLD dataset analysed in article: Čiamporová-Zaťovičová, Z. & Čiampor Jr, F. 2017. Alpine lakes and ponds – a promising source of high genetic diversity in metapopulations of aquatic insects. Inland Waters 7(1):109-117, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/20442041.2017.1294361. Dataset available on https://doi.org/10.5883/DS-SKTATR01.
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The protection, preservation and restoration of aquatic ecosystems and their functions are of global importance. For European states it became legally binding mainly through the EU-Water Framework Directive (WFD). In order to assess the ecological status of a given water body, aquatic biodiversity data are obtained and compared to a reference water...
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Changes in land use practices have affected the integrity and the quality of stream water worldwide. Effective catchment management, in terms of land use alteration, depends on our ability to quantify ecologically significant changes and to discriminate among varying levels of impact. In this study, we assessed the structural and functional changes...
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The monotypic genus Phanoceroides was initially classified within the subfamily Elminae, based solely on the distribu- tion and type of pubescence on the body surface. Although a close relationship with Larainae was suggested (Hinton 1939, Maier 2013), its taxonomic position and phylogeny remained unresolved. Based on newly collected material, we d...
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Today, there are plenty of beetle books available on the market. They usually introduce readers to the biggest or smallest, strangely-shaped, or markedly-coloured beetle species. This generally proves to be fairly easy given the richness of morphological and ecological diversity within this order. Unfortunately, such treatments only capture a fract...
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Planktonic crustaceans are traditionally identified based on morphological and morphometric characters. However, such characters may be hardly distinguishable and often overlap between species. A probability of misidentification is thus relatively high. Molecular techniques may increase the accuracy of identification if appropriate markers are used...
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Two new species of the subfamily Larainae (Insecta: Coleoptera: Elmidae), Hexanchorus angeli n. sp. and Hypsilara au- tanai n. sp., are described from Guyana region in Venezuela. We provide habitus photographs, detail drawings of both male and female genitalia, and description of morphological features important for discrimination of the new specie...
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Molecular genetic techniques have been used in freshwater biology for more than 30 years. Early work focussed on studies of population structure, systematics and taxonomy. More recently, the range of studies has broadened to include ecology and adaptation. Advances in analytical methods and in technology (e.g. next-generation sequencing) and decrea...
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Two new species of Ancyronyx Erichson, 1847 (Coleoptera: Elmidae) are described from Borneo: A. pulcherrimus (Brunei) and A. reticulatus (Sabah). Habitus views, illustrations of important characters as well as plastron structures of Ancyronyx reticulatus are presented and discussed.