AI3. Fluvial systems

The general objectives are to set the research centre as a reference within the Mediterranean area in regards to the effects of global change (recent and future) in the functioning of fluvial ecosystems, and to develop a transdisciplinary research including all aquatic compartments, as well as their interaction with the terrestrial ecosystems. Specifically, there are 3 research lines in AI3: i) the study of the effects of the alterations of flow and temperature on the Carbon fluxes in fluvial systems; ii) a second one targets the specific effects of low flows (hydrological drought) on the functioning of stream biofilms and on the biogeochemical cycles; iii) the study of ecosystem services.

Specific objectives are:

· Biogeochemical study of fluvial systems

· Changes in the biological structure study and functioning of fluvial systems with respect to climate and global changes

· Hidrological and biological study in different ecoregions

· Ecosystemics services evaluation and quantify

· Combine know-how between conservation and use of water resources
 

 

Researchers


Sergi Sabater
Research Professor (UdG Associated)
ssabater@icra.cat

His research career has been focused on the ecology of fluvial ecosystems. His preferred lines of research are the ecology of river algae and biofilms, the ecotoxicology of biofilms, the metabolism and functioning of fluvial systems, and the effects of global change on fluvial systems.


Vicenç Acuña

Research Scientist
vicenc.acuna@icra.cat

This researcher focus his efforts on the 3 different research lines. One is on the study of the effects of the alterations of flow and temperature on the Carbon fluxes in fluvial systems. A second one targets the specific effects of low flows (hydrological drought) on the functioning of stream biofilms and on the biogeochemical cycles. The third one lies on the interface between economy and ecosystem science, as it deals with ecosystem services. He has published several papers in SCI journals, and has been involved in national and international projects. 

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Oriana L. Llanos
Predoctoral Researcher

Contract financed by the Spanish State Research Agency of the Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities and the European Social Fund for pre-doctoral scholarships. Code: AEI-FSE / PRE2018-083491.
ollanos@icra.cat


Anna Freixa
Postdoc Researcher

Juan de la Cierva Training Researcher. Contract co-financed by the Spanish State Research Agency of the Ministry of Science and Innovation (FJCI-2017-33171.)
afreixa@icra.cat


Paula Gabriela Córdoba
Predoctoral Researcher
pcordoba@icra.cat


Laia Verdura
Research Technician
lverdura@icra.cat


Joana Castellar
Research Technician
jcastellar@icra.cat


Noel Carrión
Research Technician
ncarrion@icra.cat


Zineb Moumen
Research Technician
zmoumen@icra.cat


Joan Saló
Research Technician
jsalo@icra.cat


Xavier Garcia
Research Terchnician
xgarcia@icra.cat


Adrià Riu
Research Technician
ariu@icra.cat


Ventura Campillo
Support Research Technician
vcampillo@icra.cat

Scientific Collaborators


Elisabet Tornés
Postdoc Researcher UdG
Scientific collaborator from University of Girona.
etornes@icra.cat

She focuses her research mainly on the study of diatom communities’ structure in Mediterranean rivers in relation to physical and chemical factors. 


 


 



 

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