Anna Àvila Castells

Researcher
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Office: C5-1094
I formed in ecology and biogeochemistry at the University of Barcelona and the Autonomous University of Barcelona. My research has focused on biogeochemical cycling in Mediterranean forests with a specific focus measuring atmospheric nitrogen and sulphur deposition to forest ecosystems.
I have collaborated with atmospheric physicist to determine pollutant transport patterns and changes in atmospheric chemistry at a background mountain site. A special focus has been devoted to the transport and deposition of African dust in the NE Iberian Peninsula. I have gathered a long-term data record of water and nutrient fluxes (30 years) at the catchment scale that may help to determine the effects of atmospheric pollution and climate change on Mediterranean forests. 

Interests

Atmopheric deposition, Nitrogen cycle in forests, Aerobiological transport

Critical loads for N in the Iberian Peninsula

Recent publications