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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.

15 hours ago
In #DryingRiverNetworks, loss of hydrological connectivity decreases community recovery regardless of patch location, dispersal mode or drying spatial extent. Congrats #ClaireJacquet et al. for such a fascinating modelling effort! @DRYvER_H2020

https://t.co/pEcl678BDL https://t.co/JIFRXI1dw3
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