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Institute of Aquatic Ecology

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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
dir.iea@udg.edu
http://www.udg.edu/iea
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Institute of Aquatic Ecology

                                                                                      

The Institute of Aquatic Ecology (Institut d’Ecologia Aquàtica, IEA) of the University of Girona is a research center founded in 1987 and devoted to all aquatic ecosystems, including marine and inland water habitats (rivers, lakes and reservoirs, and wetlands). It is currently organised in three Sections (Limnology, Microbiology and Marine biology), corresponding to three research groups. It presently consists of over 30 researchers on a wide array of water ecology topics (including studies on bacteria, algae, macroinvertebrates and fish), what facilitates multidisplinary research.

Most of the IEA belongs to EcoAqua (research group recognized and funded by the Generalitat of Catalonia: 2014 SGR 484 and 2017 SGR 548) and some members coordinate the web page Health and Fish. 

Please click on the left for further information on our current projects and publications. If 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.

Notícies

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.
1/8/2020
Mosquit_tigre_femella
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.
12/18/2019
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New paper in SciRep: insights in oocyte dynamics shed light on the complexities associated with fish reproductive strategies
In our new paper published in Scientific Reports we give insights in oocyte dynamics that shed light on the complexities associated with fish reproductive strategies. Our results suggest that an species previously considered indeterminate, perform a low-cost predefinition; and that the potential fecundity estimation should be complemented with primary oocyte dynamics.
12/11/2019
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.
11/15/2019
Photo:@franarnaugomez
What's going on with the sardine in the NW Mediterranean Sea?
Researchers from GRMAR_UdG and LIG_UdG from the University of Girona start a study relating the condition, reproduction, parasitism and genètics of sardine, with the aim to understand the decline of its captures.
10/23/2019
Alba Serrat presenting her talk
GR MAR attended the ICES ASC 2019
Alba Serrat Llinàs, a member of GR MAR attended the 2019 Annual Scientific Conference of the International Council for the Exploration of the Seas held in Gothenburg (Sweden)
9/20/2019
general scheme
Call for a PhD candidate in the frame of the new project #ConSarVar
We are seeking a PhD candidate of biology or similar, interested in working with small pelagic fish.
#ConSarVar is a new projecte on the genomics and condition of sardines from the Mediterranean and its implications for fisheries managment, lead by Jordi Viñas and Marta Muñoz ( from the Universitat de Girona).
7/3/2019
Realtionships between parasitism an life-history traits
New paper out on the effects of parasitism on the reproduction and condition of a marine fish (Blue whiting)
High intensities of parasitic nematodes such as Anisakis sp. may compromise marine fish reproduction and condition through the energetic cost of the immune response
5/30/2019