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.Planothidium-frequentissimumi-lanceolata-D12-copia

  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