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RNDr. Natália Raschmanová, PhD.

Moyzesova 11, 040 01 Košice
Phone: +421 55 234 1203
Room: 322

Year of birth: 1978

Academic degrees

2004 - RNDr., Faculty of Science, Košice, Slovakia
2007 - PhD., Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava, Slovakia

1997 - 2002 – study at the Faculty of Science, Biology, P. J. Šafárik University in Košice, Slovakia
2002 - 2006 – doctoral study in zoology, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava, Slovakia
2007 - present - research worker, Department of Zoology, Institute of Biological and Ecological Sciences,
Faculty of Science, P. J. Šafárik University in Košice, Slovakia
2008 - 2010 – motherhood

Research stays abroad, collaboration
Biology Centre, Institute of Soil Biology, Institute of Entomology at Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, České Budějovice - several short-term stays

Oral presentations at conferences
Central European Workshop on Soil Zoology, Institute of Soil Biology AS CR, České Budějovice, Czech Republic
VIIth International Seminar on Apterygota, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam: The Netherlands at the Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research, Texel

Ecology of Soil Animals, Population Ecology, Field Course of Zoology
Supervisor: (2x) Diploma thesis (2014), (1x) Bachelor thesis (2015)

Research activities
Ecology, morfological and molecular taxonomy of Collembola (Hexapoda)
Ecology of soil animals
Ecophysiology of invertebrates

VEGA 2/7172/20 “Diversity of soil arthropods (Arthropoda) of Slovak karst“ (2000 – 2002), co-worker

VEGA 1/3267/06 "Diversity and dynamics of soil arthropod communities on microclimate gradient of inverse sites in Slovak Karst"(2006 – 2008), co- worker

APVV SK-CZ-0198-1 “Soil fauna of the Cerová vrchovina Protected Landscape Area and the Drienčanský kras Site of Community Importance – a comparative study.”(2012-2013), co – worker

VEGA  1/0199/14 „Importance of subsurface scree habitats for interactions between soil and subterranean environment on example of arthropod communities (Arthropoda)“ (2014-2017), co – worker

Selected publications
Kostúrová, N., Kováč, Ľ. 2003. First records of springtails (Hexapoda, Collembola). Biologia 58, (5): 912.

Kováč, Ľ., Kostúrová, N. & Miklisová, D. 2005. Comparison of collembolan assemblages (Hexapoda, Collembola) of thermophilous oak wood and Pinus nigra plantation in the Slovak Karst (Slovakia). Pedobiologia 48: 29-40.

Kostúrová, N., Kováč Ľ. & Miklisová D. 2005. Abundance and diversity of soil Collembola (Hexapoda) assemblages in the Zádiel Valley, Slovak Karst (Slovakia). Contributions to Soil Zoology in Central Europe I, České Budějovice, Czech Republic, April 14-16, 2003: 53-59.

Raschmanová N., Kováč L. & Miklisová D. 2008. The effect of mesoclimate on Collembola diversity in the Zádiel Valley, Slovak Karst (Slovakia). European Journal of Soil Biology. 44: 463–472.

Raschmanová N., Miklisová D. & Kováč Ľ. 2013. Soil Collembola communities along a steep microclimatic gradient in the collapse doline of the Silická ľadnica Cave, Slovak Karst (Slovakia), Biologia, 68(3): 470-478.

Raschmanová N., Miklisová D., Kováč Ľ. & V. Šustr 2015. Community composition and cold tolerance of soil Collembola in a collapse karst doline with strong microclimate inversion, Biologia, 70(6): 802-811.

Raschmanová N., Miklisová D. & Kováč Ľ. 2016. Dynamics of soil Collembola communities (Hexapoda: Collembola) along the mesoclimatic gradient in a deep karst valley, Biologia, 71(2): 184–193.

Rendoš M., Raschmanová N., Kováč Ľ., Miklisová D., Mock A., Luptáčik P. 2016. Organic carbon content and temperature as substantial factors affecting diversity and vertical distribution of Collembola on forested scree slopes, European Journal of Soil Biology, 75: 180–187.