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Research group on Aquatic Ecology (EcoAqua)



Grup de Recerca en Ecologia Aquàtica (EcoAqua)

Institut d'Ecologia Aquàtica

Campus Montilivi mapa
M. Aurèlia Capmany 69
17003 Girona
Tel. +34 972 41 83 69
Fax +34 972 41 81 50



Research Group on Aquatic Ecology (EcoAqua)

The Research Group on Aquatic Ecology (EcoAqua) is one of the 17 research groups from the University of Girona (UdG) funded by the Government of Catalonia (as a Grup de Recerca Reconegut i Finançat per la Generalitat de Catalunya 2017-2019: 2017 SGR 548). It was also financially supported in 2014-2016: 2014 SGR 484). It includes most researchers from UdG attached to the Institute of Aquatic Ecology (IEA, UdG), which belong to groups GRCT002 (Molecular microbial ecologyand GRCT017 (Research Group on Ecology of Inland Waters (GRECO)) from UdG, and is composed from faculty of the Ecology (Department of Environmental Science) and Microbiology (Department of Biology) areas from UdG. EcoAqua is a large, interdisciplinary group, with extensive experience in many limnological areas such as microbial ecology, ecotoxicology, and ecology of a number of taxa, including bacteria, algae, invertebrates, and fish, both from rivers, lakes, reservoirs, and wetlands. Please check our publications and our research projects in this website. Please also visit the IEA websiteIf you would like to receive information on the activities organized by IEA,  email to sec.iea@udg.edu and we will include you to the external email list.


Presa de Santa Ana (CC Manuel Portero)
Dams exacerbate the consequences of climate change on river fish
A potential response of river fish to environmental changes is to colonize new habitats. But what happens when dams and weirs restrict their movement?

More info: https://phys.org/news/2020-09-exacerbate-consequences-climate-river-fish.html
Global Change Biology
The role of connectivity in the interplay between climate change and the spread of alien fish in a large Mediterranean river
Understanding how global change and connectivity will jointly modify the distribution of riverine species is crucial for conservation biology and environmental management. However, little is known about the interaction between climate change and fragmentation and how movement barriers might impede native species from adjusting their distributions vs. limit the further spread of alien species.
Giulia Gionchetta
Giulia Gionchetta, Premi extraordinari de doctorat en Ciència i Tecnologia de l’Aigua 2019
Giulia Gionchetta ha rebut el Premi extraordinari de doctorat en Ciència i Tecnologia de l’Aigua 2019 per la seva tesi doctoral "At the edge of aquatic systems: intermittent streambed microbial communities responses to hydrological alterations" realitzada al GRECO (http://www.udg.edu/GRECO) i dirigida per la Dra. Anna Romaní i el Dr. Joan Artigas.
A workflow for standardising and integrating alien species distribution data
Biodiversity data are being collected at unprecedented rates. Such data often have significant value for purposes beyond the initial reason for which they were collected, particularly when they are combined and collated with other data sources