Lara Macheriotou

Lara Macheriotou is a marine biologist with a BSc in Marine Biology from the University of Oregon (U.S.A.) and an Erasmus Mundus MSc in Marine Biodiversity and Conservation. Her MSc thesis investigated the role of intraspecific functional trait variability in a free-living marine nematode under thermal stress. Her current Phd work is focused on the biodiversity and biogeography of deep-sea nematodes of the Clarion-Clipperton Fracture Zone using first and Next Generation Sequencing methodologies.


Macheriotou, L.; Rigaux, A.; Derycke, S.; Vanreusel, A. (2020). Phylogenetic clustering and rarity imply risk of local species extinction in prospective deep-sea mining areas of the Clarion–Clipperton Fracture Zone. Proc. - Royal Soc., Biol. Sci. 287(1924): 20192666.


Hauquier, F.; Macheriotou, L.; Bezerra, T.N.; Egho, G.; Martinez Arbizu, P.; Vanreusel, A. (2019). Distribution of free-living marine nematodes in the Clarion–Clipperton Zone: implications for future deep-sea mining scenarios. Biogeosciences 16(18): 3475-3489.

Macheriotou, L.; Guilini, K.; Bezerra, T.N.; Tytgat, B.; Nguyen, D.T.; Phuong Nguyen, T.X.; Noppe, F.; Armenteros, M.; Boufahja, F.; Rigaux, A.; Vanreusel, A.; Derycke, S. (2019). Metabarcoding free-living marine nematodes using curated 18S and CO1 reference sequence databases for species-level taxonomic assignments. Ecol. Evol. 9(3): 1211-1226.

Vanreusel, A.; Hauquier, F.; Macheriotou, L.; Bezerra, T.N.; Pape, E.; Mevenkamp, L. (2019). Meiofauna research to understand the future impact of deep-sea mining in the Clarion-Clipperton Zone, in: Adão, H. et al. (Ed.) Book of Abstracts: SeventIMCO - Seventeenth International Meiofauna Conference, University of Évora, Portugal, 7-12 July, 2019. University of Évora, Special Publication, : pp. 55-56


Glover, Adrian; Dahlgren, Thomas; Taboada, Sergio; Paterson, Gordon; Wiklund, Helena; Waeschenbach, Andrea; Cobley, Amber; Martínez, Pedro; Kaiser, Stefanie; Schnurr, Sarah; Khodami, Sahar; Raschka, Uwe; Kersken, Daniel; Stuckas, Heiko; Menot, Lenaick; Bonifacio, Paulo; Vanreusel, Ann; Macheriotou, Lara; Cunha, Marina; Hilário, Ana; Rodrigues, Clara; Colaço, Ana; Ribeiro, Pedro; Błażewicz, Magdalena; Gooday, Andrew; Jones, Daniel; Billett, David; Goineau, Aurélie; Amon, Diva; Smith, Craig; Patel, Tasnim; McQuaid, Kirsty; Spickermann, Ralph; Brager, Stefan (2016). The London workshop on the biogeography and connectivity of the Clarion-Clipperton Zone. Research Ideas and Outcomes 2: e10528.

Pape, E.; Kieswetter, A.; Bezerra, T.N.; Macheriotou, L.; Arbizu, P.M.; Vanreusel, A. (2016). Meiofauna in abyssal polymetallic nodule fields: seasonal variability and recovery following anthropogenic disturbance, in: Lampadariou, N. et al. 16th International Meiofauna Conference, Book of Abstracts. pp. 34-35


Macheriotou, L.; Braeckman, B.P.; Rigaux, A.; De Meester, N.; Moens, T.; Derycke, S. (2015). Intraspecific functional trait variability does not result in higher fitness under thermal stress in a free-living marine nematode. J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol. 472: 14-23.