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Jamila Ben Marnissi

Country of origin: Tunisia Currently in: Tunisia, Ben Arous General field of specialization: Biological Systems and Organisms
Academic Background


2022 Doctorate Biological Systems and Organisms
2016 Master Biological Systems and Organisms
2013 Undergraduate Biological Systems and Organisms
Research and Profession

Current Research Activities

Biological Systems and Organisms

"Junior ecologist with Ph.D. in Biological Sciences, I am the first specialist on tardigrades in Africa and the Arab world. My thesis became the first French- language guide on tardigrade biodiversity in Tunisia. Passionate about biodiversity and ecology, I am ready to apply my expertise to ecosystem conservation as a biodiversity research associate”.

Publications resulting from Research: 

Ben Marnissi, J., Cesari, M., Rebecchi, L., & Bertolani, R. (2021). Integrative description of a new Tunisian tardigrade species, Macrobiotus azzunae sp. nov. (Eutardigrada, Macrobiotidae, hufelandi group). European Journal of Taxonomy, 758(1), 122–146.

P.Gąsiorek , D. Stec ,W.Morek , J.Marnissi et Ł.Michalczyk «The tardigrade fauna of Tunisia, with an integrative description of Bryodelphax maculatus sp. nov. (Heterotardigrada: Echiniscidae) »African zoology journal, 2017.

Current profession

Current professional activities type: 

Workshop and Conference Attended

2018 Copenhagen, Denmark. 14th International Symposium on Tardigrada: 30 July-03 August
2019 Sousse, Tunisia. 30th International Congress on the Tunisian Society of Biological Sciences ATSB, 25-28 March
2018 Sousse, Tunisia. 3rd International Conference on Integrated Environmental Management for Sustainable Development, ICIEM
2019 Mahdia, Tunisia. 4th International Congress on the Tunisian Taxonomy Association "Diversity and Climate change", ATUTAX

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