Stroud Water Research Center
970 Spencer Rd
Avondale, Pennsylvania 19311
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Algal Blooms, Ecosystem Structure and Function, Nitrogen, Phosphorous, Suspended Sediment, Human Impacts, Ecosystem Restoration.View Marc's CV
I received my MS and PhD from the University of Barcelona (Spain) in which I assessed the contribution of different aquatic communities (microbial mats, filamentous algae, aquatic plants, etc.) to nitrogen cycling processes in Mediterranean streams with varying degrees of human pressures. In 2013, shortly after finishing my doctoral dissertation, I moved to Western Montana (US) as a postdoctoral fellow where I focused my research on cross-scale interactions among habitat complexity, microbial diversity, and ecosystem processes in large river-floodplain systems of the Northern Rockies. During my time in Montana (2013-2018), I was also involved in state-funded projects focused on design and evaluation of ongoing restoration activities in a mine-polluted river system, characterizing potential limiting factors of on trout populations and evaluating social and ecological success of the river’s restoration. I recently joined the Stroud Water Research Center as an assistant research scientist in the Ecosystem Ecology Group.
- 2014 Ph.D. in Aquatic Ecology, University of Barcelona (Spain), Department of Ecology & Spanish National Research Council, Advisor: Dr. Eugènia Martí
- 2010 M.S. in Fundamental Ecology, University of Barcelona (Spain), Department of Ecology & Spanish National Research Council, Advisor: Dr. Eugènia Martí
- 2009 B.Sc. in Environmental science, University of Girona (Spain)
- Influences of restored floodplain connectivity and reduced metal and nutrient loading on river ecosystem structure and function.
- Developing quantitative coupling of social and ecological science to advance successful riverine restoration.
- Large-scale controls on microbial communities of free-flowing and regulated river ecosystems.
- Evaluate the environmental impacts of emergent contaminants and activated sludge microbes on stream biofilms and the ecosystem services they provide.
- Assessment of biological nitrogen removal (denitrification) in sediment plumes and its potential influences on watershed nitrogen export.
- Effects of flow heterogeneity on nutrient transport and retention of streams and rivers.