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Title : Mr. Dr. Biol.
Name : Ugis Kagainis
Country : Latvia
Organisation name : Institute of Biology
Department / section : Laboratory of Bioindication
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Telephone : +371 29389423
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My expertise / skills : Research related to soil moss mites (Oribatida), including morphology, taxonomy, systematics, biology, ecology and advanced microscopy techniques

Kagainis U. 2014. A Morphometrical Study of Microarthropods: an Alternative Approach to the Quantitative Analysis of Carabodes C.L. Koch, 1835 Genus Oribatid Mites (Acari, Oribatida, Carabodidae) Using a Confocal Laser Scanning Microscope for Measuring. – Zoomorphology, 133(2): 227-236

Kagainis U. Spungis V., Melecis V. 2014. The armoured mite fauna (Acari: Oribatida) from a long-term study in Scots pine forest of the Northern Vidzeme Biosphere Reserve, Latvia. – Fragmenta Faunistica, 57(2):141-149

Kagainis U. 2015. Use of Quantitative Morphological Analysis Combined with a Large Sample Size for Estimating Morphological Variability in a Case Study of Armoured Mite Carabodes subarcticus Trägårdh, 1902 (Acari: Oribatida: Carabodidae). – Proceedings of the Latvian Academy of Sciences. Section B. Natural, Exact and Applied Sciences, 69(6):314-325

Kagainis U. 2019. Shape variation in taxonomically problematic genus Phthiracarus Perty, 1841 of armoured mites (Acari: Oribatida) investigated by using methods of geometric morphometrics – preliminary results, – Abstracts of the 77th Scientific Conference of the University of Latvia, Environmental and Experimental Biology pp 55-56
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Keywords : ecology, biology, taxonomy, morphology, microscopy, zoology, fauna, systematics, urban, bioindication
Project description : I would like to join a project related to the ecology of soil invertebrates (Oribatida mites)
Networking opportunities : ICSZ2020 – XVIII International Colloquium on Soil Zoology

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