Grup de Recerca d'Ecologia Microbiana Molecular



Per a qualsevol informació sobre la nostra recerca contacteu amb:

Lluís Bañeras

Edifici LEAR/Aulari Comú

C/Ma Aurèlia Capmany

17003 Girona


TEL: +34 972 418 177


The Group of Molecular Microbial Ecology (gEMM) is one of the research groups at the Institute of Aquatic Ecology (IEA).

gEMM focuses on the study of the ecology and physiology of microorganisms. Main research interests of the group members include:

  1. the study of microbe-microbe and microbe-environment interactions of continental aquatic ecosystems
  2. the analysis of how distinct microbial groups impact on the biogeochemical cycles of carbon, nitrogen and sulfur
  3. the isolation and characterization of organisms with potential for biotechnological applications, specially in electrochemistry and bioremediation
  4. the characterization of Antibiotic Resistance Genes (ARG) in human impacted environments




Pairwise relationships between selected limnological predictors and the metrics of native and alien fish species.
Alien fish in Neotropical reservoirs: Assessing multiple hypotheses in invasion biology
Invasive alien species (IAS) are one of the main components of global ecological change, the second known cause of animal extinctions, and very costly in terms of ecosystem services. IAS and damming are two of the most impacting alterations in freshwater ecosystems. Understanding the processes that govern biological invasions in these habitats is of enormous conceptual and practical importance.
PONDERFUL: Pond Ecosystems for Resilient Future Landscapes in A Changing Climate
GRECO/EcoAqua is part of a consortium that is running a new Horizon 2020 project ‘PONDERFUL’, led by the University of Vic (Spain). The project’s overarching aim is to develop improved methods for maximising the use of ponds and pondscapes in climate change adaptation and mitigation, biodiversity conservation and the delivery of ecosystem services.