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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.


Two Early Stage Researcher positions of the MSCA-ITN PRORISK at GRECO-IEA and CEAB-CSIC
The IEA at the UdG, the IFE group at the CEAB-CSIC, and the Marie Skłodowska -Curie Innovative Training Network (MSCA-ITN) project “Best chemical risk assessment professionals for maximum Ecosystem Services benefit (PRORISK)” OFFER two Early Stage Researcher (PhD Student) positions:
Reliability analysis of fish traits
Reliability analysis of fish traits reveals discrepancies among databases
Trait‐based approaches are commonly used in ecology to understand the relationship between biodiversity and ecosystem functioning, environmental filtering or biotic responses to anthropogenic perturbations. However, little is known about the reliability of assigned traits and the consistency of trait information among different databases currently in use.
Investigadors de la UdG alerten que les espècies introduïdes han augmentat un 30 % en aigües continentals
Han actualitzat la llista d’espècies establertes al medi ambient, introduïdes de manera intencionada, il·legal o per accident. Han detectat 27 espècies noves però han observat un estancament o disminució en les taxes des del punt de vista global.
Alien animal introductions in Iberian inland waters
Alien animal introductions in Iberian inland waters: An update and analysis
Inland waters provide innumerable ecosystem services and for this reason are among the most negatively impacted ecosystems worldwide. This is also the case with invasive alien species, which have enormous economic and ecological impacts in freshwater ecosystems.