MELEG Ioana-Nicoleta – Scientific researcher II

Fields of interest/specialization: ecology of Romanian caves and karst systems, palaeogenomics.

I am an evolutionary biologist and speleologist, with particular expertise in the ecology of Romanian caves and karst systems, as well as ancient DNA and palaeogenomics.

Curriculum Vitae: Meleg_CV

Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.ro/citations?user=gj7rJBoAAAAJ&hl=ro

Representative works:

  • Rosengren, E., Acatrinei, A., Cruceru, N., Dehasque, M., Haliuc, A., Lord, E., Mircea, C.I., Rusu, I., Mármol-Sánchez, E., Kelemen, B.S. & Meleg, I.N. 2021 Ancient Faunal History Revealed by Interdisciplinary Biomolecular Approaches. Diversity 13:370. https://doi.org/10.3390/d13080370
  • Naito, Y.I., Meleg, I.N., Robu, M., Vlaicu, M., Drucker, D.G., Wißing, C., Hofreiter, M., Barlow, A. & Bocherens, H. 2020. Heavy reliance on plants for Romanian cave bears evidenced by amino acid nitrogen isotope analysis. Scientific Reports 10: 6612. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-62990-0
  • Meleg, I.N., Zakšek, V., Fišer, C., Kelemen, B.S. & Moldovan, O.T. 2013. Can environment predict cryptic diversity? The case of Niphargus inhabiting Western Carpathian groundwater. PLoS ONE 8: e76760. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0076760
  • Dussex, N., Bergfeldt, N., de Anca Prado, V., Dehasque, M., Diez-del-Molino, D., Ersmark, E., Kanellidou, F., Larsson, P., Lemež, S., Lord, E., Mármol-Sánchez, E., Meleg, I.N., Måsviken, J., Naidoo, T., Studerus, J., Vicente, M., von Seth, J., Götherström, A., Dalén, L. & Heintzman, P.D. 2021 Integrating multi-taxon palaeogenomes and sedimentary ancient DNA to study past ecosystem dynamics. Proceedings of Royal Society B 288: 20211252. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2021.1252
  • Fortes, G.G, Grandal-d’Anglade, A., Kolbe, B., Fernandes, D., Meleg, I.N., García-Vázquez, A., Pinto-Llona, A.C., Constantin, S., de Torres, T.J., Ortiz, J.E., Frischauf, C., Rabeder, G., Hofreiter, M. & Barlow, A. 2016. Ancient DNA reveals differences in behaviour and sociality between brown bears and extinct cave bears. Molecular Ecology 25: 4907-4918. https://doi.org/10.1111/mec.13800