FRESHWATER PHYTOPLANKTON ANALYSIS:

-Implementation of WFD on river basin management plans in Spain (lakes and reservoirs):

  • Water Consortium of Bilbao Bizkaia
  • Duero river basin Authorities
  • Ebro river basin AuthoritiesSphearocystis-schroeteri-400x-01
  • Tajo river basin Authorities
  • Guadiana river basin Authorities
  • North basin Authorities
  • Júcar river basin Authorities
  • Internal river basins of Catalonia Authorities
  • Internal river basins of Andalusian Authorities
  • etc.

-Phytoplankton studies in lakes and ponds like:

  • As Pontes Lake (Galicia)
  • Capellanes and Alboraj lagoons (Murcia)
  • El Carrizal lagoon (Segovia)
  • etc.

-Detection and assessment of harmful cyanobacteria blooms in urban fountains, water supply and irrigation ponds for several companies and institutions:

  • Barcelona’s town hall
  • Polytechnic University of Catalonia
  • Water Consortium of Bilbao Bizkaia
  • Communities of irrigators in the area of Lleida, Almería
  • etc.

-Limnological studies for the assessment of reservoirs used for refrigeration of thermic and nuclear power stations managed by several hydroelectric companies.

-Environmental impact assessment of the dam in the Eume river (Galicia).

BENTHIC DIATOMS ANALYSIS:As Pontes-Gymnodinium cnecoides (2)

-Implementation of WFD on river basin management plans in Spain (rivers):

  • Hydrographic Demarcation of the Eastern Cantabrian
  • Guadalquivir river basin Authorities
  • Internal river basins of Catalonia Authorities: Llobregat
  • Internal river basins of Andalusian Authorities
  • Guadiana river basin Authorities
  • etc.

-Determination of ecological status in fluvial beds according to diatoms for several construction projects in Basque Country.

-Life Delta-Lagoon project: Habitat restauration and management of two coastal lagoons on the Ebro delta: Alfacada y Tancada.

-Study of the environmental baseline of the Eume river basin (Galicia) including the characterization of fauna and flora.

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-Evaluation of the ecological status using diatoms in rivers, as part of projects to control the water discharge in rivers for several companies in Spain, Italy and France.

OTHER PROJECTS:

-Definition and standardization of ecological status assessment protocols in Mediterranean rivers, according to the WFD guidelines. Sampling, pretreatment and identification of diatoms protocol.

-IBCAEL: adaptation of the QAELS index to all types of Spanish lakes (MAGRAMA).

-Sampling and laboratory protocol for benthic invertebrates in lakes (MAGRAMA).Fragilaria sp 1000x 01

TRAINING COURSES:

-Diatom taxonomy introduction course.

-Freshwater phytoplankton course.

CONGRESSES:

AIL Congress. 2016.
​Nolla-Querol, P., Eva Docampo, Sofia Rivaes, Rosa Trobajo, Albert Bertolero, Nuno Caiola & Carles Ibañez. Benthic diatom community response to restoration of two coastal lagoons (Life delta lagoon). Results until 2013. Poster

Cryptogamic Botany Symposium. 2015.
​Nolla-Querol, P., Flor-Arnau N. & Chesa-Marro MJ.  Detection and control of harmful cyanobacteria bloom inb urban fountains in a public park of Barcelona. Conference paper.

AIL Congress. 2014.
​Nolla, P., Rivaes S., Trobaj, R.,  Bertolero, A., Caiola, N. & Carles Ibañez. Benthic diatom community response to restoration of two coastal lagoon (LIFE Delta lagoon): firts results LIFE09/NAT/ES/00520 Δ-LAGOON). Poster

31ème Colloque ADLaF. 2012.
​Nolla, P., Trobajo, R. Bertolero, A., Caiola, N. et Ibañez, C. Diatomées de deux lagunes du Delta du fleuve Ebre, avant le début de la restauration des habitats. Project Delta lagoon. Poster