My thesis was done at the Research group on Limnology of Mediterranean lagoons and wetlands within the Research Group on Ecology of Inland Waters (GRECO) from the Institute of Aquatic Ecology of the University of Girona (Catalonia, Spain).
I am working and in love with temporary ponds, studying their faunal community and their ecosystem functioning. Alterations generated by disturbances such as wildfire and generated by restoration activities have been my PhD research topics. More specifically, their effects on faunal community and their consequences on network changes, analysing how connectivity and dispersion between ponds can help to cope with these alterations.
Aiming to acquire more knowledge on temporary ponds, their conservation, biodiversity and ecological functioning but also on general ecology of aquatic systems. I am also interested in large branchiopods, their distribution, conservation and diversity in the Iberian Peninsula and globally.
New paper out led by @apetijo with @leo_bne, @mariasmontoya75, @tano_gc on the team proving that the rivers and streams that experience recurrent drying (i.e. non-perennial) have a high conservation value for aquatic and terrestrial taxa https://t.co/lU7gHLUBGp 🧵
Thanks @SIL_limnology ! Indeed, with #AnaBorthagaray @matiasarim @tom64fisch @petraea03 we "traveled" to #SIL100BERLIN to present some of our work within the @ponds4climate ! Were we move from #Pondscapes to #Waterscapes at a pan European level!
Check it in the eLibrary! https://t.co/7PlPUCACYU
Don’t miss Dr. David Cunillera-Montcusi’s @david_cunillera talk - which is accessible online at anytime during the congress.
David is a Post-doctoral Researcher (Universitat de Barcelona, Spain) who won the national stage of SIL’s Student Competition in Spain.