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David Cunillera-Montcusí

Currently working at the WasserCluster Lunz within the AQUACOSMplus H2020 project. Having defended my PhD thesis on February 2020 I am starting my early PhD stage there. 

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.

2 days ago
A big big smile today! The "fifth" chapter of my #thesis ("the hidden one) has been published today in #InlandWaters @SIL_limnology !🤟🏽🎉
Nice story to tell behind it (another day😬)!
For the moment, thanks! to my @IEA_UdG #MedTempPonds family!
https://t.co/DCzRjWnfog https://t.co/N96tpQbA58
david_cunillera photo
3 days ago
River Gambia is salinized due to seawater intrusion. Although freshwater salinization has been rarely documented for Africa it might be widespread and can have important implications for ecosystems and human societies (especially women). Want to know more? https://t.co/st9DWm8LZL