Dr Maggie Georgieva

Dr Magdalena Georgieva

Postdoctoral Researcher, NERC Vents

Department: Life Sciences
Division: LS Invertebrates Division
Phone: 0207942 5643

Summary

I am a postdoctoral researcher, working on a NERC-funded project which explores the colonisation of hydrothermal vents by animal life from both deep-time and present-day perspectives. This research combines advanced genetic methodologies with paleontological and isotopic analyses to provide insights into the evolution of animals within the deep ocean. Specifically, I am investigating when hydrothermal vents were first colonised by complex life, the associations of ancient vent animals with microbes, and the biological changes that animals make in order to adapt and colonise hydrothermal vent environments. My primary research interests are in applying interdisciplinary approaches to understand evolution in the deep ocean.

Qualifications

Degrees

BSc (Hons), University of East Anglia, United Kingdom

PhD, University of Leeds, United Kingdom

Grants

The colonisation of hydrothermal vents by complex life: a natural experiment in macroevolution
Role: Principal investigatorGlover A
Co-investigator: Little CTS
Funding: NERC

The colonisation of hydrothermal vents by complex life: a natural experiment in macroevolution
Role: Principal investigatorGlover A
Co-investigator: Little CTS
Funding: NERC

Publications

Drennan R, Wiklund H, Rouse GW, Georgieva MN, Wu X, Kobayashi G, Yoshino K, Glover AG (2019) Taxonomy and phylogeny of mud owls (Annelida: Sternaspidae), including a new synonymy and new records from the Southern Ocean, North East Atlantic Ocean and Pacific Ocean: challenges in morphological delimitation. Marine Biodiversity, 49 (6) : 2659 - 2697. doi: 10.1007/s12526-019-00998-0

Georgieva MN, Paull CK, Little CTS, McGann M, Sahy D, Condon D, Lundsten L, Pewsey J, Caress DW, Vrijenhoek RC (null) Discovery of an Extensive Deep-Sea Fossil Serpulid Reef Associated With a Cold Seep, Santa Monica Basin, California. Frontiers in Marine Science, 6 : doi: 10.3389/fmars.2019.00115

Georgieva MN, Little CTS, Bailey RJ, Ball AD, Glover AG (2018) Microbial-tubeworm associations in a 440 million year old hydrothermal vent community. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 285 (1891) : 20182004 - 20182004. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2018.2004

Eilertsen MH, Georgieva MN, Kongsrud JA, Linse K, Wiklund H, Glover AG, Rapp HT (2018) Genetic connectivity from the Arctic to the Antarctic: Sclerolinum contortum and Nicomache lokii (Annelida) are both widespread in reducing environments. Scientific Reports, 8 (1) : doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-23076-0

Georgieva MN, Little CTS, Watson JS, Sephton MA, Ball AD, Glover AG (2019) Identification of fossil worm tubes from Phanerozoic hydrothermal vents and cold seeps. Journal of Systematic Palaeontology, 17 (4) : 287 - 329. doi: 10.1080/14772019.2017.1412362

Georgieva M (2016) Tube-building annelids from hydrothermal vents and cold seeps: Tube morphology, fossilisation, and evolutionary history. PhD Thesis. (Supervisor(s)) Glover AG, Ball AD, Little CTS.

Georgieva MN, Wiklund H, Bell JB, Eilertsen MH, Mills RA, Little CTS, Glover AG (2015) A chemosynthetic weed: the tubeworm Sclerolinum contortum is a bipolar, cosmopolitan species. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 15 (1) : doi: 10.1186/s12862-015-0559-y

N Georgieva M, Helena Wiklund , James B Bell , Mari H Eilertsen , Rachel A Mills , Crispin TS Little , G Glover A (2015) Additional datasets from 'A chemosynthetic weed: the tubeworm Sclerolinum contortum is a bipolar, cosmopolitan species' BMC Evolutionary Biology.

Georgieva MN, Little CTS, Ball AD, Glover AG (2015) Mineralization ofAlvinellapolychaete tubes at hydrothermal vents. Geobiology, 13 (2) : 152 - 169. doi: 10.1111/gbi.12123

Introduction

Summary

I am a postdoctoral researcher, working on a NERC-funded project which explores the colonisation of hydrothermal vents by animal life from both deep-time and present-day perspectives. This research combines advanced genetic methodologies with paleontological and isotopic analyses to provide insights into the evolution of animals within the deep ocean. Specifically, I am investigating when hydrothermal vents were first colonised by complex life, the associations of ancient vent animals with microbes, and the biological changes that animals make in order to adapt and colonise hydrothermal vent environments. My primary research interests are in applying interdisciplinary approaches to understand evolution in the deep ocean.

Qualifications

Degrees

BSc (Hons), University of East Anglia, United Kingdom

PhD, University of Leeds, United Kingdom

Projects

Grants

The colonisation of hydrothermal vents by complex life: a natural experiment in macroevolution
Role: Principal investigatorGlover A
Co-investigator: Little CTS
Funding: NERC

The colonisation of hydrothermal vents by complex life: a natural experiment in macroevolution
Role: Principal investigatorGlover A
Co-investigator: Little CTS
Funding: NERC

Publications

Publications

Drennan R, Wiklund H, Rouse GW, Georgieva MN, Wu X, Kobayashi G, Yoshino K, Glover AG (2019) Taxonomy and phylogeny of mud owls (Annelida: Sternaspidae), including a new synonymy and new records from the Southern Ocean, North East Atlantic Ocean and Pacific Ocean: challenges in morphological delimitation. Marine Biodiversity, 49 (6) : 2659 - 2697. doi: 10.1007/s12526-019-00998-0

Georgieva MN, Paull CK, Little CTS, McGann M, Sahy D, Condon D, Lundsten L, Pewsey J, Caress DW, Vrijenhoek RC (null) Discovery of an Extensive Deep-Sea Fossil Serpulid Reef Associated With a Cold Seep, Santa Monica Basin, California. Frontiers in Marine Science, 6 : doi: 10.3389/fmars.2019.00115

Georgieva MN, Little CTS, Bailey RJ, Ball AD, Glover AG (2018) Microbial-tubeworm associations in a 440 million year old hydrothermal vent community. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 285 (1891) : 20182004 - 20182004. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2018.2004

Eilertsen MH, Georgieva MN, Kongsrud JA, Linse K, Wiklund H, Glover AG, Rapp HT (2018) Genetic connectivity from the Arctic to the Antarctic: Sclerolinum contortum and Nicomache lokii (Annelida) are both widespread in reducing environments. Scientific Reports, 8 (1) : doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-23076-0

Georgieva MN, Little CTS, Watson JS, Sephton MA, Ball AD, Glover AG (2019) Identification of fossil worm tubes from Phanerozoic hydrothermal vents and cold seeps. Journal of Systematic Palaeontology, 17 (4) : 287 - 329. doi: 10.1080/14772019.2017.1412362

Georgieva M (2016) Tube-building annelids from hydrothermal vents and cold seeps: Tube morphology, fossilisation, and evolutionary history. PhD Thesis. (Supervisor(s)) Glover AG, Ball AD, Little CTS.

Georgieva MN, Wiklund H, Bell JB, Eilertsen MH, Mills RA, Little CTS, Glover AG (2015) A chemosynthetic weed: the tubeworm Sclerolinum contortum is a bipolar, cosmopolitan species. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 15 (1) : doi: 10.1186/s12862-015-0559-y

N Georgieva M, Helena Wiklund , James B Bell , Mari H Eilertsen , Rachel A Mills , Crispin TS Little , G Glover A (2015) Additional datasets from 'A chemosynthetic weed: the tubeworm Sclerolinum contortum is a bipolar, cosmopolitan species' BMC Evolutionary Biology.

Georgieva MN, Little CTS, Ball AD, Glover AG (2015) Mineralization ofAlvinellapolychaete tubes at hydrothermal vents. Geobiology, 13 (2) : 152 - 169. doi: 10.1111/gbi.12123