Blanka Aguero

Data Manager

Office: 
Biosci 371A, Durham, NC 27708
Phone: 
+1 919 660 7308
I work as data manager in Duke University Herbarium. I maintain collections and databases of bryophytes, oversee a databasing project of bryophytes, and assist in training undergraduate and graduate students in bryophyte diversity and herbarium management. I'm an active member of Duke Bryophyte Laboratory where I participate on research in bryophyte systematics. I am interested in bryophyte diversity of montane, alpine and wetland ecosystems. I have extensive field experience in temperate and boreal regions of Europe and North America, with focus mainly on mosses and liverworts. Born and raised in the Czech Republic.

Fuselier, L., P. G. Davison, M. Clements, B. Shaw, N. Devos, J. Heinrichs, J. Hentschel, et al. “Phylogeographic analyses reveal distinct lineages of the liverworts Metzgeria furcata (L.) Dumort. and Metzgeria conjugata Lindb. (Metzgeriaceae) in Europe and North America.” Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 98, no. 4 (December 1, 2009): 745–56. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1095-8312.2009.01319.x. Full Text

Hájek, M., P. Hájková, I. Apostolova, M. Horsák, V. Plášek, B. Shaw, and M. Lazarova. “Disjunct occurrences of plant species in the refugial mires of Bulgaria.” Folia Geobotanica 44 (2009): 365–86.

Shaw, A. J., R. E. Andrus, and B. Shaw. “Sphagnum beringiense sp. nov. (Bryophyta) from Arctic Alaska, based on morphological and molecular data.” Systematic Botany 33, no. 3 (July 1, 2008): 469–77. https://doi.org/10.1600/036364408785679842. Full Text

Shaw, A. J., T. Cao, L. S. Wang, K. I. Flatberg, B. Flatberg, B. Shaw, P. Zhou, S. Boles, and S. Terracciano. “Genetic variation in three Chinese peat mosses (Sphagnum) based on microsatellite markers, with primer information and analysis of ascertainment bias.” Bryologist 111, no. 2 (June 1, 2008): 271–81. https://doi.org/10.1639/0007-2745(2008)111[271:GVITCP]2.0.CO;2. Full Text

Shaw, A Jonathan, Sandra Boles, and Blanka Shaw. “A phylogenetic delimitation of the "Sphagnum subsecundum complex" (Sphagnaceae, Bryophyta)..” American Journal of Botany 95, no. 6 (June 2008): 731–44. https://doi.org/10.3732/ajb.0800048. Full Text

Hajkova, P., B. Shaw, M. Hajek, D. Hinterlang, and V. Plasek. “The role of base saturation and altitude in habitat differentiation within Philonotis in springs and mires of three different European regions.” Bryologist 110, no. 4 (2007): 776–87.

Buryova, B., and Z. Hradilek. “Clonal structure, habitat age, and conservation value of the moss Philonotis marchica in Kotouč quarry (Czech Republic).” Cryptogamie Bryologie 27, no. 3 (2006): 375–82.

Buryova, B., and A. J. Shaw. “Phenotypic plasticity in Philonotis fontana (Bryopsida: Bartramiaceae).” Journal of Bryology 27 (2005): 12–23.

Buryova, B. “Genetic variation in two closely related species of Philonotis based on isozymes.” Bryologist 107 (2004): 316–27.

Selected Grants

ARTS: Collaborative Research: A Model Systematic Treatment of a Hyper-Diverse Line awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2012 to 2017

Digitization TCN: Collaborative Research: North American Lichens and Bryophytes awarded by National Science Foundation (Technician). 2011 to 2016

REVSYS: Systematics and evolution of the "Pacific Rim Clade" awarded by National Science Foundation (Co Investigator). 2006 to 2014