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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.

3 days ago
Seawater tolerance is a central factor explaining the current distribution of inland fishes. This study shows significant differences in the importance of variables explaining the distribution among Darlington's divisions 🐟🌊


#SciFish https://t.co/5c32ukTg2m
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5 days ago
Water salinisation, nutrients, diminished flows & invasive spp. more than an accident seems as a list of #GlobalChange consequences... and even more importantly, DAMMING should not be the solution... Read for more context what Polish hydrobiologists say 👇🏽👇🏽 #OdraRiver https://t.co/CMtz0852ce
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Sharing an awareness call from the Polish Hydrobiological Society regarding an environmental disaster in Odra River, Poland 🇵🇱😢
Pls read for more details 👀 https://t.co/J9kydcC7ca