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MSc degree: Biology, 1992, University of Barcelona

Doctorate degree: PhD Ecology (“Heterotrophic and autotrophic metabolism in Mediterranean streams”), 1997, University of Barcelona.

Present position: “Profesora Titular de Universidad” (Associate Professor) at the University of Girona, Girona (2010-).

Coordinator of the Doctorate Program in Water Science and Technology of the University of Girona (2017-).

Associate Editor for Limnology and Oceanography (position 1/20 in Limnology subject category, JCR), 2012-

Supervisor of PhD thesis:

-Anna Freixa (PhD 2016, University of Girona, “Function and structure of river sediment biofilms and their role in dissolved organic matter utilization”)

-Vannak Ann (PhD 2015, University of Girona, “Linking river sediment physical properties to biofilm biomass and activity”, co-directed with A. Butturini).

-Juanita Mora (PhD 2014, University of Girona, “Leaf litter decomposition in Mediterranean streams: microbial processes and responses to drought under current global change scenario”, co-directed with A. Elosegi).

-Lorenzo Proia (PhD 2012, University of Girona, “Biofilm responses to multiple stressors associated to global change in river ecosystems”, co-directed with S. Sabater).

-Irene Ylla (PhD 2011, University of Girona, “Availability and use of organic matter in stream ecosystems”, co-directed with S. Sabater).

-Joan Artigas (PhD 2008, University of Girona, “The role of fungi and bacteria on the organic matter decomposition process in streams: interaction and relevance in biofilms”, co-directed with S. Sabater).

Currently advisor of the following PhD students:

-Núria Perujo (“The hyporheic as a bioreactor: interaction between physical heterogeneity and microbial processes“, 2015-, co-directed with X. Sànchez-Vila).

-Giulia Gionchetta (“Drought impacts on heterotrophic riverbed communities of temporary streams”, 2016-).


Currently teaching at the Biology and Environmental Sciences degrees: General Ecology, Practicum in Ecology, Methods in Ecology.

Currently teaching at the Master in Water Science and Technology: River and reservoir systems: functioning and management, Water resource quality assessment: practical cases, Structure and dynamics of aquatic communities.



Total publications: 90 SCI


90. Carles Brangarí A., Sanchez-Vila X., Freixa A., Romaní A.M., Rubol S., Fernàndez-Garcia D. 2017. A mechanistic model (BCC-PSSICO) to predict changes in the hydraulic properties for bio-amended variably saturated soils. Water Resources Research, in press, DOI:10.1002/2015WR018517.

89. Ejarque E., Freixa A., Vazquez E., Guarch-Ribot A., Amalfitano S., Fazi S., Romaní A.M., Butturini A. 2017. Quality and reactivity of dissolved organic matter in a Mediterranean river across hydrological and spatial gradients. Science of the Total Environment, 599–600: 1802–1812.

88. Freixa A., Acuña V., Casellas M., Pecheva S., Romaní A.M. 2017. Warmer night-time temperature promotes microbial heterotrophic activity and modifies stream sediment community. Global Change Biology, in press, DOI: 10.1111/gcb.13664.

87. Perujo N., Sanchez-Vila X., Proia L., Romaní A.M. 2017. Interaction between physical heterogeneity and microbial processes in subsurface sediments: a laboratory-scale column experiment. Environmental Science and Technology, DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.6b06506.

86. Proia L., Romaní A.M., Sabater, S. 2017. Biofilm phosphorus uptake capacity as a tool for the assessment of pollutant effects in river ecosystems. Ecotoxicology, in press, DOI 10.1007/s10646-017-1761-z.

85. Sanpera-Calbet I., Ylla I., Romaní AM, Sabater S., Muñoz I. 2017. Drought effects on resource quality in a Mediterranean stream: fatty acids and sterols as indicators. Limnetica, in press.

84. Sanpera-Calbet I., Ylla I., Romaní AM, Sabater S., Muñoz I. 2016. Biochemical quality of basal resources in a forested stream: effects of nutrient enrichment. Aquatic Sciences, 79: 99–112, doi 10.1007/s00027-016-0482-3.


83. Battin T.J., Besemer K., Bengtsson M.M., Romani A.M., Packmann A.I. 2016. The ecology and biogeochemistry of stream biofilms. Nature Reviews Microbiology 14: 251-263.

82. Butturini A., Guarch A., Romaní A.M., Freixa A., Amalfitano S., Fazi S., Ejarque E. 2016.  Hydrological conditions control in situ DOM retention and release along a Mediterranean river. Water Research 99: 33-45.

81. Freixa A., Rubol S., Carles-Brangarí A., Fernàndez-Garcia D., Butturini A., Sanchez-Vila X., Romaní A.M. 2016. The effects of sediment depth and oxygen concentration on the use of organic matter: an experimental study using an infiltration sediment tank. Science of the Total Environment, 540: 20-31, doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2015.04.007.

80. Freixa A., Ejarque E., Crognale S., Amalfitano S., Fazi S., Butturini A., Romaní A.M. 2016. Sediment microbial communities rely on different dissolved organic matter sources along a Mediterranean river continuum. Limnology and Oceanography, 61: 1389–1405, doi: 10.1002/lno.10308.

79. Guasch H., Ricart M., López-Doval J., Bonnineau C., Proia L., Morin S., Muñoz I., Romaní A.M., Sabater S. 2016. Influence of grazing on triclosan toxicity to stream periphyton. Freshwater Biology, in press. Doi: 10.1111/fwb.127

78. Mora-Gómez J., Elosegi A., Duarte S., Cássio F., Pascoal C., Romaní A.M., 2016. Differences in the sensitivity of fungi and bacteria to season and invertebrates affect leaf litter decomposition in a Mediterranean stream. FEMS Microbiology Ecology, 92 (8): fiw121, doi: 10.1093/femsec/fiw121.

77. Perujo, N., Freixa, A., Vivas, Z., Gallegos, A.M., Butturini, A., Romaní, A.M. 2016. Fluvial biofilms from upper and lower river reaches respond differently to wastewater treatment plant inputs. Hydrobiologia, 765:169–183, DOI 10.1007/s10750-015-2411-1


76. Artigas, J., Romaní, A.M., Sabater, S. 2015. Nutrient and enzymatic adaptations of stream biofilms to changes in nitrogen and phosphorus supply. Aquatic Microbial Ecology 75:91.102.

75. Tuulaikhuu, B.A., Romaní, A.M., Guasch, H. 2015. Arsenic toxicity effects on microbial communities and nutrient cycling in indoor experimental channels mimicking a fluvial system. Aquatic Toxicology, 166:72-82.

74. Mas-Martí E., A.M. Romaní, I. Muñoz. 2015. Consequences of warming and resource quality on the stoichiometry and nutrient cycling of a stream shredder. PLoS ONE 10(3): e0118520. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0118520.

73. Mora-Gómez, J., Elosegi, A., Mas-Marti, E. & A. M. Romaní. 2015. Factors controlling seasonality in leaf litter breakdown for a Mediterranean stream. Freshwater Science, Freshwater science 34(4):1245–1258, DOI:10.1086/683120


72. Freixa, A., Romaní, A.M. 2014. Shifts in carbon substrate utilization in sediment microbial communities along the Llobregat River. Fundamental and Applied Limnology, 185: 247-261.

71. Vazquez, E., Ejarque, E., Ylla, I., Romaní, A.M., Butturini, A. 2014. Impact of dry-rewetting on bioavailability of dissolved organic matter molecular weight fractions in a Mediterranean stream. Freshwater Science, 34: 263-275.

70. Rubol, S., Freixa, A., Carles-Brangarí, A., Fernàndez-Garcia, D., Romaní, A.M., Sanchez-Vila, X. 2014. Connecting bacterial colonization to physical and biochemical changes in a sand box infiltration experiment. Journal of Hydrology 517: 317–327.

69. Ylla, I., Canhoto, C., Romaní, A.M. 2014. Effects of warming on stream biofilm organic matter use capabilities. Microbial Ecology, 68:132–145.

68. Romaní, A.M., Borrego, C.M., Díaz-Villanueva, V., Freixa, A., Gich, F., Ylla, I. 2014. Shifts in microbial community structure and function in light and dark grown biofilms driven by warming. Environmental Microbiology, 16: 2550–2567.

67. Ginebreda, A., Kuzmanovic, M, Guasch, H, López de Alda, M., López-Doval, J.C., Muñoz, I., Ricart, M., Romaní, A.M., Sabater, S., Barceló, D. 2014. Assessment of multi-chemical pollution in aquatic ecosystems using toxic units: Compound prioritization, mixture characterization and relationships with biological descriptors. Science of the Total Environment 468–469: 715–723.

66. López-Flores, R., Quintana, X., Romaní, A.M., Bañeras, L., Ruiz-Rueda, O., Compte, J., Green, A.J., Egozcue, J.J. A compositional analysis approach to phytoplankton composition in coastal Mediterranean wetlands: influence of salinity and nutrient availability. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 136: 72-81.


65. Artigas J., E. García-Berthou, D.E. Bauer, M.I. Castro, J. Cochero, D. Colautti, A. Cortelezzi, J. Donato, A. Elosegi, C. Feijoó, A. Giorgi, N. Gómez, L. Leggeri, I. Muñoz, A. Rodrigues-Capitulo, A.M. Romaní, S. Sabater. 2013. Global pressures, specific responses: the effects of nutrient enrichment in streams. Environmental Research Letters 8: 014002.

64. Cochero, J., Romaní, A.M., Gómez, N. 2013. Delayed response of microbial epipelic biofilm to nutrient addition in a Pampean stream. Aquatic Microbial Ecology 69: 145–155.

63. Proia, L., Lupini, G., Osorio, V., Pérez, S., Barceló, D., Schwartz, T., Amalfitano, S., Fazi, S., Romaní, A.M., Sabater, S. 2013. Response of biofilm bacterial communities to antibiotic pollutants in a Mediterranean river. Chemosphere, 92:1126-1135.

62. Proia, L., Vilches, C., Boninneau, C, Kantiani, L., Farré, M., Romaní, AM., Sabater, S., Guasch, H., 2013. Drought episode modulates the response of river biofilm to triclosan. Aquatic Toxicology, 127: 36-45.

61. Proia L., Osorio V., Soley S., Köck-Schulmeyer M., Pérez S., Barceló D., Romaní A.M., Sabater S. 2013. Effects of pesticides and pharmaceuticals on biofilms in a highly impacted river. Environmental Pollution 178: 220-228.

60. Ramió-Pujol, S., Bañeras, L., Artigas, J., Romaní, A.M. 2013. Changes of the phenol-degrading bacterial community during the decomposition of submersed Platanus acerifolia leaves. FEMS Microbiology Letters 338: 184–191.

59. Romaní, A.M., Amalfitano, S., Artigas, J., Fazi, S., Sabater, S., Timoner, X., Ylla, I., Zoppini, A. Microbial biofilm structure and organic matter use in mediterranean streams. 2013. Hydrobiologia, 719:43-58

58. Vazquez, E., Acuña, V., Artigas, J., Bernal, S., Ejarque, E., Gaudes, A., Ylla, I., Martí, E., Mas-Martí, E., Guarch, A., Muñoz, I., Romaní, A.M., Sabater, S., Sabater, F., Von Schiller, D., Butturini, A. 2013.  Fourteen years of hydro-biogeochemical monitoring in a Mediterranean catchment. Bodenkultur 64, 3: 13-20.

57. Ylla, I., Peter, H., Romaní, A. M. and Tranvik, L. J. 2013. Different diversity–functioning relationship in lake and stream bacterial communities. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 85: 95-103.


56. Arroita, M., Aristi, I., Flores, L., Larrañaga, A., Díez, J., Mora, J., Romaní, A.M., Elosegi, A. 2012. The use of wooden sticks to assess stream ecosystem functioning: Comparison with leaf breakdown rates. Science of the Total Environment 440: 115–122.

55. Artigas, J., Fund, K., Kirchen, S., Morin, S., Obst, U., Romaní, A.M., Sabater, S., Schwartz, T. 2012. Patterns of biofilm formation in two streams from different bioclimatic regions: analysis of microbial community structure and metabolism. Hydrobiologia, 695:83–96.

54. Artigas, J., Soley, S., Pérez-Baliero, M.C., Romaní, A.M., Ruiz-González, C., Sabater, S. 2012. Phosphorus use by planktonic communities in a large regulated Mediterranean river. Science of the Total Environment, 426:180-187.

53. Brix, R., López-Doval, J., Ricart, M., Guasch, H, López de Alda, M.J., Muñoz, I., Orendt, C., Romaní, A.M., Sabater, S., Barceló, D. 2012. Establishing causal relationships between the presence of endocrine disrupting chemicals and the benthic community in a European river basin. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 19:934–94.

52. Proia, L., Romaní, A.M., Sabater, S. 2012. Nutrients and light effects on stream biofilms: a combined assessment with CLSM, structural and functional parameters. Hydrobiologia, 695: 281-291.

51. Ylla, I., Romaní, A.M., Sabater, S. 2012. Labile and Recalcitrant Organic Matter Utilization by River Biofilm Under Increasing Water Temperature. Microbial Ecology, 64: 593-604.


50. Artigas, J., Gaudes, A., Muñoz, I., Romaní, A.M., Sabater, S. 2011. Fungal and bacterial colonization of submerged leaf litter in a Mediterranean stream. International Review of Hydrobiology, 96: 221- 234.

49. Díaz Villanueva, V., Font, J., Schwartz, T., Romaní, A.M. 2011. Biofilm formation at warming temperature: acceleration of microbial colonization and microbial interactive effects. 2011. Biofouling, 27: 59-71.

48. Peter H, Ylla I, Gudasz C, Romaní AM, Sabater S, Tranvik L. 2011. Multifunctionality and Diversity in Bacterial Biofilms. PLoS ONE 6 (8):e23225.

47. Proia, L., Morin, S., Peipoch, M., Romaní, A.M., Sabater S., 2011. Resistance and recovery of river biofilms receiving short pulses of Triclosan and Diuron. Science of the Total Environment, 409, 3129-3137.

46. Sabater, S., Artigas, J., Romaní, A. M., Gaudes, A., Muñoz, I., Urrea, G.  2011. Long-term moderate nutrient inputs enhance autotrophy in a forested Mediterranean stream. Freshwater Biology, 56:1266-1280.

45. Ylla, I., Sanpera-Calbet, Romaní, A:M., Muñoz, I., Sabater, S. 2011. Organic matter characteristics in a Mediterranean stream through amino acid composition: changes driven by intermittency. Aquatic Sciences, 73:523–535.


44. Bonnineau, C., Guasch, H., Proia, L., Ricart, M., Geiszinger, A., Romaní, A. M., Sabater, S. 2010. Fluvial biofilms: a pertinent tool to assess beta-blockers toxicity. Aquatic Toxicology, 96: 225-233.

43. López-Doval, J., Ricart, M., Guasch, H., Romaní, A.M., Sabater, S., Muñoz, I. 2010. Does Grazing Pressure Modify Diuron Toxicity in a Biofilm Community? Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 58: 955–962.

42. Morin, S., Proia, L., Ricart, M., Bonnineau, C., Geiszinger, A., Ricciardi, F., Guasch, H., Romaní, A.M., Sabater, S. 2010. Effects of a bactericide on the structure and survival of benthic diatom communities. Vie et Milieu- Life and Environment, 60: 109-116.

41. Ricart, M., Guasch, H., Barceló, D., Brix, R., Conceição, M.H., Geiszinger, A., López de Alda, M.J., López-Doval, J.C., Muñoz, I., Postigo, C., Romaní, A.M., Villagrasa, M., Sabater, S. 2010. Primary and complex stressors in polluted Mediterranean rivers: Pesticide effects on biological communities. Journal of Hydrology 383: 52–61.

40. Ricart, M., Guasch, H., Alberch, M., Barceló, D., Bonnineau, C., Geiszinger, A., Farré, M., Ferrer, J., Ricciardi, F., Romaní, A.M., Morin, S., Proia, L., Sala, L., Sureda, D., Sabater, S. 2010. Triclosan persistence through wastewater treatment plants and its potential toxic effects on river biofilms. Aquatic Toxicology, 100: 346-353.

39. Ylla, I., Sanpera-Calbet, Vázquez, E., Romaní, A:M., Muñoz, I., Butturini, A., Sabater, S. 2010. Organic matter availability during pre- and post-drought periods in a Mediterranean stream. Hydrobiologia, 657:217–232.


38. Artigas, J., Romaní, A. M., Gaudes, A., Muñoz, I., Sabater, S. 2009. Organic matter availability structures microbial biomass and activity in a Mediterranean stream. Freshwater Biology, 54: 2025-2036.

37. Gaudes, A., Artigas, J., Romaní, A. M., Sabater, S., Muñoz, I. 2009. Contribution of microbial and invertebrate communities to leaf litter colonization in a Mediterranean stream. Journal of the North American Benthological Society , 28:34-43.

36. Geiszinger, A., Bonnineau, C., Faggiano, L., Guasch, H., López-Doval, J.C., Proia, L., Ricart, M., Ricciardi, F., Romaní, A. M., Rotter, S., Muñoz, I., Schmitt-Jansen, M., Sabater, S. 2009. The relevance of the community approach linking chemical and biological analyses in pollution assessment. Trends in Analytical Chemistry, 28: 619-626.

35. Muñoz, I., López-Doval, J.C., Ricart, M., Villagrasa, M., Brix, R., Geiszinger, A., Ginebreda, A., Guasch, H., López de Alda, M., Romaní, A. M., Sabater, S., Barceló, D. 2009. Bridging Levels of Pharmaceuticals in River Water with Biological Community Structure in the Llobregat River Basin (NE Spain). Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 28: 2706-2714.

34. Ricart, M., Barceló, D., Geiszinger, A., Guasch, H., López de Alda, M., Romaní, A. M., Vidal, G., Villagrasa, M., Sabater, S.  2009. Effects of low concentrations of the phenylurea herbicide diuron on biofilm algae and bacteria. Chemosphere, 76: 1392-1401.

33. Ricciardi, F., Bonnineau, C., Faggiano, L., Geiszinger, A., Guasch, H., López-Doval, J.C., Muñoz, I., Proia, L., Ricart, M., Romaní, A. M., Sabater, S. 2009. Is chemical contamination linked to the diversity of biological communities in rivers? Trends in Analytical Chemistry, 28: 592-602.

32. Ylla, I., Borrego, C., Romaní, A. M., Sabater, S. 2009. Availability of glucose and light modulates the structure and function of a microbial biofilm. FEMS Microbiology Ecology, 69: 27-42.


31. Artigas, J., Romaní, A. M., Sabater, S. Relating nutrient molar ratios of microbial attached communities to organic matter utilization in a forested stream. 2008. Fundamental and Applied Limnology/ Archiv für Hydrobiologie, 173: 255-264.

30. Artigas, J., Romaní, A.M., Sabater, S. 2008. Effect of nutrients on the sporulation and diversity of aquatic hyphomycete communities in stream substrata. Aquatic Botany, 88: 32-38.

29. Romaní, A. M., Fund, K., Artigas, J., Schwartz, T., Sabater, S., Obst, U. 2008. Relevance of polymeric matrix enzymes during biofilm formation. Microbial Ecology, 56: 427-436.

28. Sabater, S., Artigas, J., Durán, C., Pardós, M., Romaní, A.M., Tornés, E., Ylla, I. 2008. Longitudinal development of chlorophyll and phytoplankton assemblages in a regulated river (the Ebro River). Science of the Total Environment, 404: 196-206.

27. Veraart, A., Romaní, A.M., Tornés, E., Sabater, S. 2008. Algal response to nutrient enrichment in a forested oligotrophic stream. Journal of Phycology, 44: 564-572.

Before 2008

26. Artigas, J., Romaní, A.M., Sabater, S. 2004. Organic matter decomposition by fungi in a Mediterranean forested stream: contribution of streambed substrata. Annales de Limnologie, 40: 269-277.

25. Romaní, A. M., Fischer, H., Mille-Lindblom, C., Tranvik, L.J. 2006. Interactions of bacteria and fungi on decomposing litter: Differential extracellular enzyme activities. Ecology, 87: 2559-2569.

24. Romaní, A.M., Vázquez, E., Butturini, A. 2006. Microbial availability and size fractionation of dissolved organic carbon after drought in an intermittent stream: biogeochemical link across the stream-riparian interface. Microbial Ecology, 52:501-512. 

23. Romaní, A.M., Giorgi, A., Acuña, V., Sabater, S. 2004. The influence of substratum type and nutrient supply on biofilm organic matter utilization in streams. Limnology and Oceanography, 49: 1713-1721.

22. Romaní, A.M., Guasch, H., Muñoz, I., Ruana, J., Vilalta, E., Schwartz, T., Emtiazi, F., Sabater, S. 2004. Biofilm structure and function and possible implications for riverine DOC dynamics. Microbial Ecology, 47: 316-328.

21. Romaní, A.M., Marxsen, J. 2002. Extracellular enzyme activities in epilithic biofilms of the Breitenbach: microhabitat differences. Archiv für Hydrobiologie, 155: 541-555.

20. Romaní, A. M., Sabater, S. 2001. Structure and activity of rock and sand biofilms in a Mediterranean stream. Ecology, 82: 3232-3245.

19. Romaní, A. M., Sabater, S. 2000. Variability of heterotrophic activity in Mediterranean stream biofilms: A multivariate analysis of physical-chemical and biological factors. Aquatic Sciences, 62: 205-215.    

18. Romaní, A. M., Sabater, S. 2000. Influence of algal biomass on extracellular enzyme activity in river biofilms. Microbial Ecology, 41: 16-24.

17. Romaní, A. M. 2000. Characterization of extracellular enzyme kinetics in two Mediterranean streams. Archiv für Hydrobiologie, 148: 99-117.

16. Romaní, A. M., Sabater, S. 1999. Effect of primary producers on the heterotrophic metabolism of a stream biofilm. Freshwater Biology, 41: 729-736.

15. Romaní, A. M., Sabater, S. 1999. Epilithic ectoenzyme activity in a nutrient-rich Mediterranean river. Aquatic Sciences, 61: 122-132.

14. Romaní, A. M., Sabater, S. 1998. A stromatolitic cyanobacterial crust in a Mediterranean stream optimizes organic matter use. Aquatic Microbial Ecology, 16: 131-141.

13. Romaní, A. M., Butturini, A., Sabater, F., Sabater, S. 1998. Heterotrophic metabolism in a forest stream sediment: surface versus subsurface zones. Aquatic Microbial Ecology, 16: 143-151. 7.

12. Romaní, A. M., Sabater, S. 1997. Metabolism recovery of a stromatolitic biofilm after drought in a Mediterranean stream. Archiv für Hydrobiologie, 140: 261-271.

11. Sabater, F., Butturini, A., Martí, E., Muñoz, I., Romaní, A.M., Wray, J., Sabater, S. 2000. Effects of riparian vegetation removal on nutrient retention in a Mediterranean stream. Journal of the North American Benthological Society, 19: 609-620.

10. Sabater, S., Romaní, A. M. 1996. Metabolic changes associated with biofilm formation in an undisturbed Mediterranean stream. Hydrobiologia, 335: 107-113.

9. Sabater, S., Guasch, H., Romaní, A. M. 2000. Stromatolitic communities in Mediterranean streams: Adaptations to a changing environment. Biodiversity and Conservation, 9: 379-392.

8. Sabater, S., Guasch, H., Romaní, A.M., Muñoz, I. 2002. The effect of biological factors on the efficiency of river biofilms in improving water quality. Hydrobiologia, 469: 149-156.

7. Sabater, S., Buchaca, T., Cambra, J., Catalan, J., Guasch, H., Ivorra, N., Muñoz, I., Navarro, E., Real, M., Romaní, A.M. 2003. Structure and function of benthic algal communities in an extremely acid river. Journal of Phycology, 39: 481-489.

6. Sabater, S., Vilalta, E., Gaudes, A., Guasch, H., Muñoz, I., Romaní, A.M. 2003. Ecological implications of mass growth of benthic cyanobacteria in rivers. Aquatic Microbial Ecology, 32: 175-184.

5. Sabater, S., Acuña, V., Giorgi, A., Guerra, H., Muñoz, I., and Romaní, A.M. 2005. Effects of nutrient inputs in a forested Mediterranean stream under moderate light availability. Archiv für Hydrobiologie, 163:479-496.

4. Sabater, S., Guasch, H., Ricart, M., Romaní, A., Vidal, G., Klünder, C., Schmitt-Jansen, M. 2007. Monitoring the effect of chemicals on biological communities. The biofilm as an interface.  Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry 387: 1425-1434.

3. Vázquez, E., Romaní, A.M., Sabater, F., Butturini, A. 2007. Effects of the dry-wet hydrological shift on dissolved organic carbon dynamics and fate across stream-riparian interface in a Mediterranean catchment. Ecosystems, 10: 239-251.

2. Vilalta, E., Guasch, H., Muñoz, I., Romaní, A.M., Valero, F., Rodríguez, J. J., Alcaraz, R., Sabater, S. 2004. Nuisance odours produced by benthic cyanobacteria in a Mediterranean river. Water Science and Technology, 49: 25-31.

1. Ylla, I., Romaní, A.M., Sabater, S. 2007. Differential effects of nutrients and light on the primary production of stream algae and mosses. Fundamental and Applied Limnology/ Archiv für Hydrobiologie, 170:1-10.




Romaní, A. M. 2001. “Biofilms fluvials: metabolisme heterotròfic i autotròfic en rius mediterranis”, Publicacions de l'Institut d'Estudis Catalans, Margalef, R. (ed.), 243 pp. as a results of the Ecology Award from the “Institut d’Estudis Catalans” 2000 for the research work “Fluvial biofilms: heterotrophic and autotrophic metabolism in Mediterranean streams”, proposed by the Joandomènec Ros Aragonès, Ramon Margalef López and Jaume Terradas.


Book edition:


Romaní, AM., Guasch, H., and Balaguer, M.D (Eds) 2016. Aquatic Biofilms: Ecology, Water Quality and Wastewater Treatment | Book, xii + 230 pages. Caister Academic Press. ISBN: 978-1-910190-17-3.


Book chapters:


Butturini, A., Sabater, S., Romaní, A.M. 2009. La química de las aguas. Los nutrientes. In: Sabater, S., Elosegi, A. (eds) Conceptos y técnicas en ecología fluvial. Fundación BBVA, Rubes Editorial. ISBN: 978-84-96515-87-1. pp 97-116.


Leff L., Van Gray J.B., Martí E., Merbt S.N., Romaní A.M. 2016. Aquatic biofilms and biogeochemical processes. In Romaní, AM., Guasch, H., and Balaguer, M.D (Eds) 2016. Aquatic Biofilms: Ecology, Water Quality and Wastewater Treatment | Book, xii + 230 pages. Caister Academic Press. ISBN: 978-1-910190-17-3. PP 89-108.


Muñoz, I., Rodrígues-Capítulo, A., Camacho, A., González, J.M., Romaní, A.M., Sabater, S. 2009. Flujo de energía en el ecosistema fluvial. Producción primaria y producción secundaria. In: Sabater, S., Elosegi, A. (eds) Conceptos y técnicas en ecología fluvial. Fundación BBVA, Rubes Editorial. ISBN: 978-84-96515-87-1. pp. 323-346.


Muñoz, I., Romaní, A.M., Rodrígues-Capítulo, A., Esteban, J.G., Garcia-Berthou, E. 2009. Relaciones tróficas en el ecosistema fluvial. In: Sabater, S., Elosegi, A. (eds) Conceptos y técnicas en ecología fluvial. Fundación BBVA, Rubes Editorial. ISBN: 978-84-96515-87-1. pp. 347-366.


Proia, L., Cassio, F., Pascoal, C., Tlili, A., Romaní, A.M., 2012. The use of attached microbial communities to assess ecological risks of pollutants in river ecosystems. The role of heterotrophs, in: Guasch, H., Ginebreda, A., Geiszinger, A. (Eds.), Emerging and Priority Pollutants in Rivers: Bringing science into River Management Plans. Springer Verlag, Berlin Heidelberg. DOI 10.1007/978-3-642-25722-3_3.


Romaní, A.M., Artigas, J., Camacho, A., Graça, M.A.S., Pascoal, C. 2009. La biota de los ríos: los microorganismos heterotróficos. In: Sabater, S., Elosegi, A. (eds) Conceptos y técnicas en ecología fluvial. Fundación BBVA, Rubes Editorial .ISBN: 978-84-96515-87-1. pp. 169-218.


Romaní, A.M. 2010. Freshwater Biofilms. In: S. Dürr, J.C. Thomason (eds.) Biofouling. Wiley-Blackwell Blackwell Publishing, UK, ISBN: 978-1-4051-6926-4. pp. 137-153.


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