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PhD in Biology (UB, 1999). My post-docs were developed at different palaeolimnological labs: ECRC (UCL, UK, Marie-Curie fellowship, CREATE); PEARL (Queens University, Canada), Geography department (Loughborough University, UK) and in CEAB (I3P-CSIC, Spain). I have work in more than 45 national and international projects in limnology and paleolimnology. During this period, I have published more than 42 papers in SCI journals, and other journals, books and books chapters. I'm one of the few specialists on the study of chrysophyte cysts.

I'm studying aquatic ecosystems and using their sediment records as indicators of Global Change mainly from remote regions. Pyrenees, Sistema Central, Serra da Estela (Portugal), Highlands (Scotland), Lake District (UK), Ireland, Lakes in the Rift valley (Uganda), Doñana, Moroccan coastal lakes, Artic lakes (Lapland, Greenland, Franz Joseph Land, Spitzbergen), Antarctica (Livingston and King George Island), Canada (Ontario, Nova Scotia, Manitoba); USA (Michigan), Azores Islands and Easter Island.



  1. International reward to assist to DIALOG symposia (Dissertations Initiative for the Advancement of Limnology and Oceanography) per la ASLO 2001-Bermuda
  2. National award to the best PhD in Limnology per la AEL 1997-1999. 2001, Valencia, Spain.



My research is to study aquatic ecosystem responses (biochemistry and biodiversity) to Global Change. My area of interest is to understand the effects of Global Change on earth ecosystem by using lakes as sentinels. I'm using their sediment records to span the time-scale of observation to centuries and millennia. These long-term records allow us to study the effects of the different components of Global Change (e.g., climate change, atmospheric pollution, land use, species invasions, etc.) and their interactions at different time-scales. That allows us to include long-term ecological processes on the Global Change research agenda.


Recent publications under CREAF affiliation