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Research Group on Ecology of Inland Waters (GRECO)


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Institute of Aquatic Ecology

Campus de Montilivi mapa
M. Aurèlia Capmany 69
17003 Girona, Spain
Tel. +34 972 41 82 66
Fax +34 972 41 81 50
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Research Group on Ecology of Inland Waters (GRECO)

The Research Group on Ecology of Inland Waters (GRECO) is the group GRCT0017 of the University of Girona (UdG) and is composed by the faculty and staff from the Ecology unit (Department of Environmental Sciences) of the University of Girona, which is attached to the Institute of Aquatic Ecology (IEA, UdG)GRECO is a large and interdisciplinary group with extensive experience in numerous limnological research lines (particularly River ecology and ecotoxicology, Ecology and conservation of freshwater fish, and Limnology of Mediterranean lagoons and wetlands). Please check our publications and research projects! 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.



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.
Aphanius iberus (@ Lluís Zamora)
We are searching a candidate for this Ph.D. contract (FPI 2020)
Se busca candidato/a para solicitar un contrato predoctoral en el marco de la convocatoria de “Ayudas para contratos predoctorales para la formación de doctores 2020” (enlace a la convocatoria).
Biological Invasions
When a freshwater invader meets the estuary: the peacock bass and fish assemblages in the São João River, Brazil
Peacock basses (Cichla spp.) are native to the Amazon basin but introduced to different parts of the world. Almost thirty years ago, Cichla kelberi was introduced in an impoundment of the São João River, a coastal system in southeastern Brazil.
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.