Genoveva Esteban

Professor Genoveva Esteban

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  • gesteban at bournemouth dot ac dot uk
  • Professor
  • Christchurch House C238c, Talbot Campus, Fern Barrow, Poole, BH12 5BB
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Biography

Dr Esteban's research interests focus on biodiversity at the microbial level in order to understand and predict the functioning of aquatic systems by characterising microbial biodiversity at local and regional scales, and by defining the role played by microbes in the natural environment and food webs. Her current research is two fold: (1) she leads a successful programme that aims to link science with conservation through research on `cryptic' biodiversity in freshwater ecosystems. `Cryptic' biodiversity refers to organisms invisible to the naked eye that have (until now) been excluded from conservation surveys and habitat management practise - yet, they are the foundations of food webs and help habitats to bounce back in response to environmental change. The work is in partnership with Dorset Wildlife Trust (DWT) and Pond Conservation Trust. One of the key outputs of her research is the inclusion of `cryptic' biodiversity in conservation guidelines and habitat management plans in a variety of nature reserves in Dorset (UK)...

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Research

Endosymbiotic photosynthetic eukaryotes of protists Anaerobic free-living ciliates 'Cryptic' biodiversity Aquatic microbial ecology Microbial ecology Microbial biodiversity

Favourites

  • Forster, J., Hirst, A.G. and Esteban, G.F., 2013. Achieving temperature-size changes in a unicellular organism. ISME Journal, 7 (1), 28-36.
  • Esteban, G.F., Finlay, B.J. and Clarke, K.J., 2012. Priest Pot in the English Lake District: A showcase of microbial diversity. Freshwater Biology, 57 (2), 321-330.
  • Bradley, M.W., Esteban, G.F. and Finlay, B.J., 2010. Ciliates in chalk-stream habitats congregate in biodiversity hot spots. Res Microbiol, 161 (7), 619-625.
  • Esteban, G.F. and Finlay, B.J., 2010. Conservation work is incomplete without cryptic biodiversity. NATURE, 463 (7279), 293.
  • Esteban, G., Fenchel, T. and Finlay, B.J., 2010. Mixotrophy in ciliates. Protist, 161, 621-641.
  • Finlay, B.J. and Esteban, G.F., 2009. Can biological complexity be rationalized? BioScience, 59 (4), 333-340.
  • Esteban, G.F., Finlay, B.J. and Clarke, K.J., 2009. Sequestered organelles sustain aerobic microbial life in anoxic environments. Environmental Microbiology, 11, 544-550.
  • Finlay, B.J. and Esteban, G., 2009. Oxygen sensing drives predictable migrations in a microbial community. Environmental Microbiology, 11, 81-85.

Journal Articles

  • Hines, H.N. and Esteban, G.F., 2017. Report of the 2016 Protistology-UK Spring meeting. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PROTISTOLOGY, 58, 195-197.
  • Schmid-Araya, J.M., Schmid, P.E., Tod, S.P. and Esteban, G.F., 2016. Trophic positioning of meiofauna revealed by stable isotopes and food web analyses. ECOLOGY, 97 (11), 3099-3109.
  • Hartnell, D.M., Chapman, I.J., Esteban, G.F. and Franklin, D.J., 2016. Exploiting eco-physiological niche to facilitate the separation of the freshwater cyanobacteria Microcystis sp and Synechococcus sp. JOURNAL OF MICROBIOLOGICAL METHODS, 122, 13-15.
  • Chapman, I.J., Esteban, G.F. and Franklin, D.J., 2016. Molecular probe optimization to determine cell mortality in a photosynthetic organism (Microcystis aeruginosa) using flow cytometry. Journal of Visualized Experiments, 2016 (107).
  • Hines, H.N., McCarthy, P.J. and Esteban, G.F., 2016. The First Record for the Americas of Loxodes rex, a Flagship Ciliate with an Alleged Restricted Biogeography. MICROBIAL ECOLOGY, 71 (1), 5-8.
  • Parra, G., Galotti, A. and Esteban, G.F., 2015. The use of cryptic biodiversity as indicator of nutrient-altered aquatic systems. Revista Internacional de Contaminacion.
  • Galotti, A., Finlay, B.J., Jiménez-Gómez, F., Guerrero, F. and Esteban, G., 2014. Most ciliated protozoa in extreme environments are cryptic in the 'seed-bank'. Aquatic Microbial Ecology, 72:, 187-193.
  • Olmo, J.L. and Esteban, G.F., 2014. New observations of the colpodid ciliate Ottowphrya dragescoi (Ciliophora, Colpodea, Platyophryida, Ottowphryidae) and its confusing taxonomic history. Real Sociedad Española de Historia Natural, 108, 65-71.
  • Yeates, A.M. and Esteban, G., 2014. Local ciliate communities associated with aquatic macrophytes. International Microbiology, 17, 31-40.
  • Esteban, G.F., 2013. Carta al Presidente. Sem@foro, 56, 82-84.
  • Finlay, B.J. and Esteban, G.F., 2013. Protozoa In: Encyclopaedia of Biodiversity. Acadmic Press.
  • Forster, J., Hirst, A.G. and Esteban, G.F., 2013. Achieving temperature-size changes in a unicellular organism. ISME Journal, 7 (1), 28-36.
  • Esteban, G.F., Finlay, B.J. and Clarke, K.J., 2012. Priest Pot in the English Lake District: A showcase of microbial diversity. Freshwater Biology, 57 (2), 321-330.
  • Forster, J., Hirst, A.G. and Esteban, G.F., 2012. Achieving temperature-size changes in a unicellular organism. ISME Journal.
  • Olmo, J.L., Esteban, G.F. and Finlay, B.J., 2011. New records of the ectoparasitic flagellate Colpodella gonderi on non-Colpoda ciliates. International Microbiology, 14 (4), 207-211.
  • Esteban, G.F., Fenchel, T. and Finlay, B.J., 2010. Mixotrophy in ciliates. Protist, 161 (5), 621-641.
  • Bradley, M.W., Esteban, G.F. and Finlay, B.J., 2010. Ciliates in chalk-stream habitats congregate in biodiversity hot spots. Res Microbiol, 161 (7), 619-625.
  • Esteban, G., 2010. Species richness of ciliated protozoa in inland salt pans of Alto Guadalquivir (Spain). El Alfoli, 7, 18-20.
  • Galotti, A., Esteban, G.F., Finlay, B.J., Jimenez-Gomez, F. and Guerrero, F., 2010. Species richness of ciliated protozoa in inland salt pans of Alto Guadalquivir (Spain). El Alfoli, 7, 18-20.
  • Esteban, G.F. and Finlay, B.J., 2010. Conservation work is incomplete without cryptic biodiversity. NATURE, 463 (7279), 293.
  • Esteban, G., Fenchel, T. and Finlay, B.J., 2010. Mixotrophy in ciliates. Protist, 161, 621-641.
  • Bradley, M.W., Esteban, G. and Finlay, B.J., 2010. Chalk-stream ciliates congregate in biodiversity hot spots. Research in Microbiology, 161, 619-625.
  • Armitage, P.D. and Esteban, G.F., 2010. Selection of testate amoebae (Protozoa, Rhizopoda) as food by tanypodine midge larvae (Chironomidae: Diptera –non-biting midges). Proceedings Dorset Archaeological Society, 131, 61-64.
  • Esteban, G.F., Bradley, M.W. and Finlay, B.J., 2009. A case-building Spirostomum (Ciliophora, Heterotrichida) with zoochlorellae. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PROTISTOLOGY, 45 (2), 156-158.
  • Finlay, B.J. and Esteban, G.F., 2009. Can biological complexity be rationalized? BioScience, 59 (4), 333-340.
  • Esteban, G.F., Finlay, B.J. and Clarke, K.J., 2009. Sequestered organelles sustain aerobic microbial life in anoxic environments. Environmental Microbiology, 11, 544-550.
  • Finlay, B.J. and Esteban, G., 2009. Oxygen sensing drives predictable migrations in a microbial community. Environmental Microbiology, 11, 81-85.
  • Esteban, G. and Finlay, B., 2008. It's a small world. British Wildlife, 19 (5), 316-320.
  • Esteban, G. and Finlay, B.J., 2007. Body size and biogeography, In: Body size: the structure and function of aquatic ecosystems. Cambridge University Press, 167-185.
  • Esteban, G.F., Gooday, A.J. and Clarke, K.J., 2007. Siliceous scales of filose-amoebae (Pompholyxophryidae, Rotosphaerida) from deep Southern Ocean sediments, including first records for the Southern Hemisphere. Polar Biology, 30 (7), 945-950.
  • Esteban, G.F. and Finlay, B.J., 2007. Exceptional species richness of ciliated Protozoa in pristine intertidal rock pools. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 335, 133-141.
  • Esteban, G.F., 2006. Antartic Marine Protists. Acta Protozoologica.
  • Gooday, A.J., Esteban, G.F. and Clarke, K.J., 2006. Organic and siliceous protistan scales in North-East Atlantic abyssal sediments. Journal Marine Biological Association,UK, 86, 679-682.
  • Esteban, G.F., 2006. El fango activado es una ampliación del entorno natural de los protozoos. In: Protozoos en el Fango Activado. Fundacion EMASESA. Special Publication.
  • Gooday, A.J., Esteban, G.F. and Clarke, K.J., 2006. Tiny protistan scales in abyssal sediments. JMBA Global Marine Environment, 24-25.
  • Esteban, G., Clarke, K.C., Olmo, J.L. and Finlay, B.J., 2006. Soil Protozoa – an intensive study of population dynamics and community structure in an upland grassland. Applied Soil Ecology, 33, 137-151.
  • Finlay, B.J., Esteban, G., Brown, S., Fenchel, T. and Hoef-Emden, K., 2006. Multiple cosmopolitan ecotypes within a microbial eukaryote morphospecies. Protist, 157, 377-390.
  • Fenchel, T., Esteban, G. and Finlay, B.J., 2006. Dishing a modern myth about microbes. Nature, 444, 31.
  • Esteban, G.F., Gooday, A.J. and Clarke, K.J., 2005. Small scale research. Planet Earth, 10.
  • Esteban, G.F., Clarke, K.J. and Finlay, B.J., 2005. Paraluffisphaera tuba n. gen., n. sp. – a newly-discovered eukaryote. Acta Protozoologica, 44, 265-270.
  • Esteban, G.F., Clarke, K.J., Al-Rasheid, K.A.S. and Finlay, B.J., 2005. Paraphysomonas vestita – cell scales recovered from two extreme environments. Phycologia, 44, 30-31.
  • Esteban, G., 2004. Marine protozoa from Central Spain. Planet Earth (Spring issue), 9.
  • Esteban, G.F. and Finlay, B.J., 2004. Marine protozoa from Central Spain. Planet Earth, 9.
  • Finlay, B.J. and Esteban, G.F., 2004. Ubiquitous dispersal of free-living micro-organisms. A.T. Bull ed. Microbial Diversity and Bioprospecting, ASM Press,USA.
  • Finlay, B.J., Esteban, G.F. and Fenchel, T., 2004. Protist diversity is different? Protist, 155, 15-22.
  • Esteban, G. and Harrison, A., 2004. The William Saville-Kent Research Centre. Protist, 155, 269-270.
  • Esteban, G. and Finlay, B.J., 2004. Marine ciliates (Protozoa) in central Spain. Ophelia, 1-10.
  • Esteban, G. and Finlay, B.J., 2003. Cryptic freshwater ciliates in a hypersaline lagoon. Protist, 411-418.
  • Esteban, G.F., Baltanas, A. and Finlay, B.J., 2002. Saline ponds and secretive ciliates. Planet Earth, 10-11.
  • Esteban, G.F. and Finlay, B.J., 2002. Historical encounters with a little-known ciliate (Gerda glans Claparede and Lachmann, 1858) from the "Jungfernheide". Protist, 153, 79-86.
  • Esteban, G.F., Corliss, J.O. and Finlay, B.J., 2002. Saville-Kent`s string of pearls. Protist, 153, 413-430.
  • Esteban, G.F., Corliss, J.O. and Finlay, B.J., 2002. Saville-Kent`s string of pearls. Protist, 153, 413-430.
  • Esteban, G.F., Finlay, B.J., Charubhun, N. and Charubhun, B., 2001. On the geographic distribution of Loxodes rex (Protozoa, Ciliophora) and other alleged endemic species of ciliates. Journal of Zoology, 255, 139-143.
  • Finlay, B.J. and Esteban, G.F., 2001. Exploring Leeuwenhoek’s legacy; the abundance and diversity of protozoa; the abundance and diversity of protozoa. International Microbiology, 4, 110-116.
  • Finlay, B.J. and Esteban, G.F., 2001. Ubiquitous microbes and ecosystem function. Limnetica, 20, 31-43.
  • Finlay, B.J., Esteban, G.F., Clarke, K.J. and Olmo, J.L., 2001. Biodiversity of terrestrial protozoa appears homogeneous across local and global scales. Protist, 152, 355-366.
  • Esteban, G.F., Olmo, J.L. and Finlay, B.J., 2001. Re-discovery of a "missing link"ciliated protozoon. Limnetica, 20, 73-79.
  • Esteban, G.F., Olmo, J.L. and Finlay, B.J., 2001. Redescription of Psilotricha acuminata Stein, 1859 and revisions of the genera Psilotricha and Urospinula (Ciliophora, Hypotrichida). Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology, 48, 280-292.
  • Esteban, G.F., 2001. A microbial missing-link found at Sourhope. Soil Biodiversity NERC Thematic Programme Newsletter, 3.
  • Esteban, G.F., 2000. The Ilustrated Guide to the Protozoa 2nd edition. Organisms traditionally referred to as protozoa,or newly discovered groups. Society of Protozoologists. Freshwater Forum, 19, 59-60.
  • Finlay, B.J., Black, H.I.J., Brown, S., Clarke, K.J. and Esteban, G.F., 2000. Estimating the growth of the soil protozoan community. Protist, 151, 69-80.
  • Olmo, J.L. and Esteban, G.F., 2000. Sathrophilus antarcticus THOMPSON,1972 (Protozoa, Ciliophora) from Europe. Quekett Journal of Microscopy, 38, 531-536.
  • Esteban, G.F., Finlay, B.J., Olmo, J.L. and Tyler, P.A., 2000. Ciliated protozoa from a volcanic crater-lake in Victoria, Australia. JOURNAL OF NATURAL HISTORY, 34 (2), 159-189.
  • Finlay, B.J., Esteban, G.F., Olmo, J.L. and Tyler, P.A., 1999. Global distribution of free-living microbial species. ECOGRAPHY, 22 (2), 138-144.
  • Esteban, G.F., Clarke, K.J. and Finlay, B.J., 1998. Rapid techniques for the identification of free-living protozoa,in R.S. Burlage, R. Atlas,D. Stahl, G. Geesey and G. Sayler (eds). Techniques in Microbial Ecology (Oxford: Oxford University Press), 203-217.
  • Franco, C., Esteban, G.F. and Tellez, C., 1998. Colonization and succession of ciliated protozoa associated with submerged leaves in a river. Limnologica, 28, 275-283.
  • Finlay, B.J. and Esteban, G.F., 1998. Planktonic ciliate species diversity as an integral component of ecosystem function in a freshwater pond. Protist, 149 (2), 155-165.
  • Finlay, B.J. and Esteban, G.F., 1998. Freshwater protozoa: biodiversity and ecological function. Biodiversity and Conservation, 7, 1163-1186.
  • Franco, C., Esteban, G.F. and Téllez, C., 1998. Morphology, infraciliature, and life cycle of Prorodon magnus Dragesco, 1966 (Ciliophora, Prostomatida). Boletín de la Real Sociedad Española de Historia Natural, 94, 15-23.
  • Finlay, B.J., Esteban, G.F. and Fenchel, T., 1998. Protozoan diversity:converging estimates of the global number of free-living ciliates species. Protist, 149, 29-37.
  • Olmo, J.L., Tellez, C. and Esteban, G.F., 1998. Cinetozona pyriformis n. g., n. sp.: a relative of the ciliate genera Urozona and Cinetochilum (Ciliophora, Scuticociliatida). JOURNAL OF EUKARYOTIC MICROBIOLOGY, 45 (4), 448-451.
  • Esteban, G.F. and Olmo, J.L., 1997. Cristigera pleuronemoides Roux, 1901: a cosmopolitan ciliate that embraces at least three nominal species. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PROTISTOLOGY, 33 (4), 426-431.
  • Esteban, G.F., 1997. Archiv fur Protistenkunde: a new face for the new Millennium. Bristish Section of Protozoologists Newsletter, 2.
  • Esteban, G.F., 1997. Maria del Carmen Téllez Nogues. Una gran mujer-entusiasta del mundo microscópico (1944-1996). Boletín de la Real Sociedad Española de Historia Natural, 94, 49-63.
  • Fenchel, T., Esteban, G.F. and Finlay, B.J., 1997. Local versus global diversity of microorganisms: cryptic diversity of ciliated protozoa. OIKOS, 220-225.
  • Esteban, G.F., Fenchel, T. and Finlay, B.J., 1997. A comment on the morphology of some Mediterranean marine ciliates. Cahiers de Biologie Marine, 109-110.
  • Esteban, G.F. and Corliss, J.O., 1997. In Memoriam: Mari Carmen Téllez (1944-1996). The Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology, 44, 168-169.
  • Esteban, G.F. and Finlay, B.J., 1996. Morphology and ecology of the cosmopolitan ciliate Prorodon viridis. Archiv fur Protistenkunde, 147, 181-188.
  • Finlay, B.J., Maberly, S.C. and Esteban, G.F., 1996. Spectacular abundance of ciliates in anoxic pond water: contribution of symbiont photosynthesis to host respiratory oxygen requirements. FEMS Microbiology Ecology, 20 (4), 229-235.
  • Franco, C., Esteban, G.F. and Fenchel, T., 1996. Observations of a rare benthic Prorodon (Ciliophora, Prostomatida). 125 Aniversario de la Real Sociedad Española de Historia Natural, Volumen extraordinario, 53-56.
  • Finlay, B.J., Corliss, J.O., Esteban, G.F. and Fenchel, T., 1996. Biodiversity at the microbial level: the number of free-living ciliates in the biosphere. The Quarterly Review of Biology, 71, 221-237.
  • Finlay, B.J., Esteban, G. and Fenchel, T., 1996. Global diversity and body size. Nature, 383, 1996, pp. 132-133. Nature, 383, 132-133.
  • Franco, C., Esteban, G.F. and Tellez, C., 1996. Description of Metabakuella bimarginata sp. n., and key to the ciliate subfamily Bakuellinae Jankowski, 1979. ACTA PROTOZOOLOGICA, 35 (4), 321-330.
  • Esteban, G., Fenchel, T. and Finlay, B.J., 1995. Diversity of free-living morphospecies of the ciliate genus Metopus. Archiv für Protistenkunde, 146, 137-164.
  • Fenchel, T., Bernard, C., Esteban, G., Finlay, B.J., Hansen, P.J. and Iversen, N., 1995. Microbial diversity and activity in a Danish fjord with anoxic deep water. Ophelia, 43 (1), 45-100.
  • ESTEBAN, G. and FINLAY, B.J., 1994. A new genus of anaerobic scuticociliate with endosymbiotic methanogens and ectobiotic bacteria. ARCHIV FUR PROTISTENKUNDE, 144 (4), 350-356.
  • Finlay, B.J., Esteban, G., Clarke, K.J., Williams, A.G., Embley, T.M. and Hirt, R., 1994. Some rumen ciliates have endosymbiotic methanogens. FEMS Microbiology Letters, 117 (2), 157-161.
  • ESTEBAN, G., GUHL, B.E., CLARKE, K.J., EMBLEY, T.M. and FINLAY, B.J., 1993. CYCLIDIUM PORCATUM N-SP - A FREE-LIVING ANAEROBIC SCUTICOCILIATE CONTAINING A STABLE COMPLEX OF HYDROGENOSOMES, EUBACTERIA AND ARCHAEOBACTERIA (VOL 29, PG 262, 1993). EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PROTISTOLOGY, 29 (4), 478.
  • FINLAY, B.J., TELLEZ, C. and ESTEBAN, G., 1993. DIVERSITY OF FREE-LIVING CILIATES IN THE SANDY SEDIMENT OF A SPANISH STREAM IN WINTER. JOURNAL OF GENERAL MICROBIOLOGY, 139, 2855-2863.
  • Finlay, B.J., Esteban, G. and Embley, T.M., 1993. The hidden diversity of anaerobic microbes. NERC News, 25, 4-6.
  • CLARKE, K.J., FINLAY, B.J., ESTEBAN, G., GUHL, B.E. and EMBLEY, T.M., 1993. CYCLIDIUM-PORCATUM NSP - A FREE-LIVING ANAEROBIC SCUTICOCILIATE CONTAINING A STABLE COMPLEX OF HYDROGENOSOMES, EUBACTERIA AND ARCHAEOBACTERIA. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PROTISTOLOGY, 29 (2), 262-270.
  • ESTEBAN, G., FINLAY, B.J. and EMBLEY, T.M., 1993. New species double the diversity of anaerobic ciliates in a Spanish lake. FEMS MICROBIOLOGY LETTERS, 109 (1), 93-100.
  • Madoni, P., Esteban, G. and Gorbi, G., 1992. Acute toxicity of cadmium, copper, mercury, and zinc to ciliates from activated sludge plants. Bulletin Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, 49, 900-905.
  • Franco, C., Esteban, G. and Téllez, C., 1992. Morphology and infraciliature of Epistylis poleneci (Ciliophora, Peritrichida). Historia Natural'91, 11-18.
  • Esteban, G., 1992. Comment on "The use of protozoa to indicate changes in the performance of activated sludge plants" by S.M. Al-Shahwani and N.J. Horan, Wat. Res. 25. Water Research, 37, 633-638.
  • ESTEBAN, G. and TELLEZ, C., 1992. The influence of detergents on the development of ciliate communities in activated sludge. WATER AIR AND SOIL POLLUTION, 61 (1-2), 185-190.
  • ESTEBAN, G., TELLEZ, C. and BAUTISTA, L.M., 1992. The indicator value of Tetrahymena thermophila populations in the activated sludge process. ACTA PROTOZOOLOGICA, 31 (3), 129-132.
  • ESTEBAN, G., TELLEZ, C. and BAUTISTA, L.M., 1991. EFFECTS OF HABITAT QUALITY ON CILIATED PROTOZOA COMMUNITIES IN SEWAGE-TREATMENT PLANTS. ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGY, 12 (4), 381-386.
  • Esteban, G., Téllez, C. and Bautista, L.M., 1991. Dynamics of ciliated protozoa communities in activated-sludge process. Water Research, 25 (8), 967-972.
  • Esteban, G., Tellez, C. and Munoz, A., 1991. Infraciliature, morphogenesis and life cycle of Endosphaera terebrans (Suctoria, Tokophryidae). Journal of Protozoology, 38 (5), 483-488.
  • Esteban, G. and Téllez, C., 1990. [Method of isolation, culture and toxicity bioassay using ciliated protozoa]. Microbiologia, 6 (2), 100-103.
  • Esteban, G., 1990. The use of microscopical systems in the control of biological sewage treatment plants. Mikroskopie, 4, 1-4.
  • ESTEBAN, G. and FERNANDEZGALIANO, D., 1989. MORPHOLOGY AND MORPHOGENESIS IN CARCHESIUM-POLYPINUM (CILIOPHORA, PERITRICHIDA). TRANSACTIONS OF THE AMERICAN MICROSCOPICAL SOCIETY, 108 (4), 345-353.
  • Esteban, G., Téllez, C. and Cabo, J., 1989. Ciliated protozoa as bioindicators of activated-sludge performance. Proma 89: Area Agua, 2, 168-172.
  • Esteban, G., 1989. Protozoology of the biological treatment of waste water. Tratamiento biológico de las aguas residuales, 1, 149-155.
  • FERNANDEZGALIANO, D., ESTEBAN, G. and MUNOZ, A., 1988. THE STOMATOGENIC PROCESS IN OPERCULARIA-COARCTATA (CILIOPHORA, PERITRICHIDA). JOURNAL OF PROTOZOOLOGY, 35 (1), 1-4.
  • Esteban, G. and Cabo, J., 1987. Water chlorination and its effects on freshwater micro-fauna. Asociacion Vida Sana, 1, 276-279.
  • Esteban, G., Cabo, J., Téllez, C. and Rodríguez Yáñez, M., 1987. Response of ciliated protozoa to toxic pollution in fresh waters. Actas VIII Bienal de la Real Sociedad Española de Historia Natural, 9-13.

Chapters

  • Warren, A., Finlay, B.J. and Esteban, G.F., 2015. Key to the main groups of free-living Protozoa. In: Thorp, J.H. and Rogers, D.C., eds. Thorp and Covich's Freshwater Invertebrates. Elsevier.
  • Esteban, G.F., Finlay, B.J. and Warren, A., 2015. Free-living protozoa. In: Thorp, J.H. and Rogers, D.C., eds. Thorp and Covich´s Freshwater Invertebrates. Elsevier, 113-132.
  • Finlay, B.J. and Esteban, G., 2013. Protozoa. Encyclopaedia of Biodiversity. Elsevier.
  • Finlay, B.J. and Esteban, G., 2004. Ubiquitous dispersal of free-living micro-organisms. Microbial Diversity and Bioprospecting. USA: ASM Press.
  • Téllez, C. and Esteban, G., 1991. The density of ciliate populations in the prediction of the activated sludge performance. In: Madoni, P., ed. Biological approach to sewage treatment process: current status and perspectives. Centro Luigi Bazzuchi, 102-106.
  • Esteban, G., Colmenarejo, M.F., Téllez, C. and Parra, F., 1991. Dynamics of ciliate communities during biological phosphorous removal process in waste water treatment. In: Madoni, P., ed. Biological approach to sewage treatment process:current status and perspectives. Centro Luigi Bazzuchi, 61-64.

Conferences

  • Esteban, G.F., 2014. A microbial journey. In: British Society of Protist Biology 2014 Lancaster, UK.
  • Esteban, G. and Olmo, J.L., 2013. New records of soil Protozoa from floodplain habitats. In: Royal Natural History Society, Spain. Biannual Conference 2013 Madrid, Spain.
  • Esteban, G.F., Galotti, A. and Finlay, B.J., 2012. The photobiotic endosymbiont of a freshwater ciliated protozoon involving a free-living micro-alga. In: Protist Group of the Society of Microbiology 2012 Santiago de Compostela, Spain.
  • Parra, G., Galotti, A. and Esteban, G.F., 2012. Effect of fertilisers on freshwater microbial communities and on their capacity to response to environmental stress. In: Society of Microbiolgpy, ed. Protist Group of the Society of Microbiology, Spain 2012 Santiago de Compostela, Spain.
  • Esteban, G.F., 2011. Cryptic biodiversity. In: Spanish Society of Microbiology 2011 Salamanca, Spain.

PhD Students

  • Paola Palma (Burrower worms in shipwrecks: colonisation, development and effect on conservation)
  • Ian Chapman (Development of tools for the detection and control of toxic Cyanobacteria in fresh waters)
  • William Lewis (Evolution of free-living anaerobic microbial eukaryotes)
  • Undine Achiles-Day (Photosynthetic endosymbionts of ciliated Protozoa: ecology and evolution)

Grants

  • Biocontrol of chironomids in drinking water systems (NERC/TSB, 01 Jan 2013). Awarded
  • Biological control of pest midges larvae in slow-sand filter beds: effect of Bti (Sembcorp, 01 Jun 2012). Awarded
  • Linking Science & Conservation: fens as reservoirs of ‘cryptic’ biodiversity (Esmée Fairbairn Fourndation, 01 May 2012). Awarded
  • Habitat Restoration Plan - floodplain biodiversity (Environment Agency, 01 Mar 2012). Awarded
  • Ecology and systematics of a new symbiosis: Loxodes rostrum (BBSRC and Systematics Association, 02 May 2011). Awarded

Public Engagement & Outreach Activities

  • 2014 Particpant in Meet the Scientist Day-Thomas Hardye School, Dorchester
  • National Science Week (annualy): “Meet the scientists”. Year 9/10 students – over 300 students
  • 6th formers convention, Thomas Hardye School (a senior school and science college in Dorchester, Dorset) – 600 students and parents
  • Annual public-engagement event Jaws’n Claws for Purbeck District Council (Dorset), 2008-2011
  • Celebration of 2010 International Year of Biodiversity (funded by the Percy Sladen Foundation Trust, UK)
  • Nuffield Bursary – Project selected for National Best Young Scientist Award. Big Bang, London, 2011
  • Winner of the 2012 CIWEM National Award (Nuffield Placement Year 12 Student)
  • Bioblitz 2013, Poole Park (Dorset)
  • STEM Ambassador since 2003. Numerous public events per year in middle and senior schools. Over 300 members of the public attending each event.
  • Biology Week 2013, Wallace 100
  • Society of Biology's Biology Week, 2012
  • Science Family Fun Days (three times/year since 2010)

Conference Presentations

  • Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO), Autoinhibition of growth in Microcystis: a process that could yield novel antimicrobials, 22 February 2015, Granada, Spain
  • Florida Academy of Sciences, First record for the Americas of several large tropical African ciliates as discovered in Florida, USA, 8 October 2015, Florida
  • American Society of Microbiology, On the biogeography of the giant free-living ciliated protozoon Loxodes rex, an alleged endemic ciliate, with first recording in the Americas, 8 October 2015, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • British Phycological Society, Cyanobacteria sequestration by a phagotrophic unicellular eukaryote, 23 June 2016, Bournemouth
  • Protistology-UK, New 'flagship' ciliate species recorded in Florida (US): implications for ciliate biogeography, 6 April 2016, Bournemouth
  • Protistology-UK, Biodiversity of terrestrial ciliates in Vietnam, 6 April 2016, Bournemouth
  • Royal Natural History Society, Spain. Biannual Conference 2013, New records of soil Protozoa from floodplain habitats, 4 September 2013, Madrid
  • International Society of Protistology (ISOP) VII ECOP-ISOP Joint Meeting, Workshop organiser: Symbioses in microbial eukaryotes, 5 September 2015, Seville
  • European Phycological Congress, Using knowledge of ecological niche requirements to separate the freshwater cyanobacteria Microcystis sp. and Synechococcus sp. and create fresh culture lines, 23 August 2016, London
  • British Phycological Society meeting, Effects of light intensity on cell growth and microcystin production in Microcystis PCC 7806: A toxic cyanobacterium, 23 June 2016, Bournemouth
  • International Society for Protistology, Grazing of Blepharisma americanum on toxic and non-toxic Microcystis aeruginosa cells, 5 September 2015, Seville
  • British Phycological conference, Grazing of the ciliate Blepharisma americanum on one strain of Chlorella and three strains of Microcystis: grazing differences between strains linked to microcystin content, 22 June 2016, BU

Qualifications

  • PhD in Ecology of free-living freshwater protozoa (Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain, 1989)

Honours

  • Runner up for the Established Researcher category of the Society of Biology Science Communication Award 2013 (Society of Biology, 2013)
  • Highly-commended certificate to the prestigious National Most Dedicated STEM Ambassador of the Year Award, collected at The House of Lords (2010)
  • Fellow of the Society of Biology (2013)
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (2012)
  • Fellow of the Zoological Society (2004)

Memberships

  • Protistological Group (Spain), Member,
  • Protistology-UK, Member,
  • Royal Society of Biology, Fellow,
  • Royal Society of Natural History (Spain), Member,
  • Society for Applied Microbiology, Member,
  • Spanish Microbiology Society, Member,
The data on this page was last updated at 04:07 on August 23, 2017.