sábado, 21 de diciembre de 2013

DOMIPEX TEAM 11) Lluís and Biel

Hello everybody! 

We are Biel and Lluís (Team 11) from the University of Barcelona (UB).
We are currently working on carbon biogeochemistry and ecosystem functioning in streams, lakes and small reservoirs. More specifically, we are investigating the changes in aquatic metabolism and greenhouse gas emissions along a Mediterranean river network characterised by intense damming (Fluvià river, NE of Catalunya).

As Txell, Joan Pere and Rafa (from team number 7), we are all members of the project CARBONET, which aims to understand how fluvial systems shape the fate of carbon from headwaters to the ocean.

We would like to thank our PI’s Ada and Núria for leading this exciting project!!


Lluís and Biel

miércoles, 18 de diciembre de 2013

DOMIPEX TEAM 6) Edurne, Tamara and Alexia

Hi all again!

We are Edurne, Tamara and Alexia (from left to right) and we constitute group 6. We are all PhD students working at the Hydraulic Institute of Cantabria (IH Cantabria) in Santander as part of the freshwater ecosystem group. The group's main interests are the determination of the ecosystem's resilience mechanisms (biophysical) that keep them functioning, as well as their biodiversity (services), and how these are modified when faced with natural or anthropogenic disturbances.

Edurne is about to start her PhD focused on the effects of land use changes in the metabolism and food webs in stream ecosystems.
Tamara is finishing her PhD the following year on models of aquatic ecosystem water quality related to stream metabolism.
Alexia’s PhD is about the development and application of statistical models for predicting the distribution of different stream organisms’ populations.
You can check more information about our group in:
Finally, congratulations to Ada and Núria for the project! We’re pleased to be part of it!

Edurne, Tamara and Alexia

martes, 17 de diciembre de 2013

DOMIPEX TEAM 4) Núria and Pablo


We are Núria & Pablo, DOMIPEX team 4. We are doing our thesis in fluvial ecology at the Departament d'Ecologia of the Universitat de Barcelona (the same as Ada and Núria! Yes, we are department-mates!).

Núria’s PhD is about the relationship between emerging pollutants and invertebrate community and functioning in Iberian basins (Llobregat, Ebro, Júcar and Guadalquivir). Her PhD is part of the SCARCE project (“Assessing and predicting effects on water quantity and quality in Iberian rivers caused by global change”). She has also worked in a non-polluted stream, studying the leaf litter breakdown process, analyzing the changes in leaf litter stoichiometry and invertebrate dynamics during the process.
If you want to know more about the SCARCE project, check out here:

Pablo’s thesis focuses on wildfire long-term effects in streams, mainly about top-down effects of an endangered fish (Barbus merdionalis) that was locally extinct due to a wildfire. He works on macroinvertebrate ecology in Mediterranean streams, stream food webs, wildfire effects on freshwater ecosystems and biodiversity-ecosystem functions relationships. Take a look at his research group webpage!

Thanks Ada & Núria for letting us participate in DOMIPEX project!!!

lunes, 16 de diciembre de 2013

DOMIPEX team 12) Sílvia and Anna

Hi everyone!
We are Sílvia and Anna (Team 12) and we are both members of the Fluvial Biogeochemistry research group (University of Barcelona), where we are pursuing our PhD in the effects of riparian forests on hydrological resources and nitrogen dynamics.
In particular, Sílvia’s thesis focuses on the effect of riparian trees on groundwater hydrological resources and riparian soil nitrogen availability, whereas Anna’s thesis involves the effect of riparian zone on catchment hydrology, stream nitrogen dynamics and catchment nitrogen exports.
Finally (but not less important) we thank Núria and Ada for giving us the opportunity of participate to DOMIPEX project; it is so exiting!
Merry Christmas and a Happy DOMIPEX Year!!