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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.


Resident (DNA) and active (RNA) microbial communities in fluvial biofilms
Responses of resident (DNA) and active (RNA) microbial communities in fluvial biofilms under different polluted scenarios
Pollution from human activities is a major threat to the ecological integrity of fluvial ecosystems. Microbial communities are the most abundant organisms in biofilms, and are key indicators of various pollutants.
Amphibians of North Africa
Amphibians of North Africa
Amphibians of North Africa is a comprehensive compilation of available data on the amphibians and reptiles found in various ecosystems across North West Africa and parts of the Mediterranean region.
Relationships of critical swimming speed Ucrit (a), maximal metabolic rate MMR (b) and absolute aerobic scope AAS (c) with fish mass for Spanish toothcarp, Aphanius iberus (N = 28) and mosquitofish, Gambusia holbrooki (N = 60).
Differences in swimming performance and energetic costs between an endangered native toothcarp (Aphanius iberus) and an invasive mosquitofish (Gambusia holbrooki)
Swimming performance is a key feature that mediates fitness and survival in many fish species. Using a swim tunnel respirometer, we compared prolonged swimming performance and energy use for two competing species: an endangered, endemic toothcarp (Aphanius iberus) and a worldwide invasive mosquitofish (Gambusia holbrooki).
Ramon Margalef
2019 Any Margalef. Centenari del naixement de Ramon Margalef
Ramon Margalef va ser un dels ecòlegs més importants del segle XX, quan aquesta branca de la ciència s’estableix com a pròpia. Amb nombrosos premis i reconeixements internacionals, és un dels científics més il·lustres que ha donat el nostre país.