Dr. Jordi Sardans (CREAF-CSIC)firstname.lastname@example.org
Study the impacts of N loadings on soil-plant-atmosphere system shifts and their relationships with P concentration N:P ratio and general elemental composition and stoichiometric shifts. Study the impacts of nutrient imbalances in human ecology and nutrition.
Dr. Iolanda Filella (CREAF-CSIC)email@example.com
Development of remote sensing techniques to assess plant and ecosystem functioning, global and climate change effects on the structure and functioning of Mediterranean ecosystems, mechanisms and functions of plant-emitted volatile organic compounds.
Dr. Jofre Carnicer (University of Barcelona – UB and CREAF-CSIC)firstname.lastname@example.org
Plant-herbivore interactions, arthropod biodiversity responses, wood growth and dendroecology.
Dr. Marc Peaucelle (CREAF-CSIC)email@example.com
I am an environmental scientist currently working on the representation of plants in global terrestrial biosphere models.
I'm particularly interested in the interactions between the vegetation and their environment, but also their ability to face environmental changes.
Dr. Romà Ogaya (CREAF-CSIC)firstname.lastname@example.org
Global change effects in plant ecophysiology. Climate change and nitrification effects in plant photosynthetic activity, chlorophyll fluorescence, water relations, and ecosystem productivity.
Dr. Dolores Asensio (CREAF-CSIC)email@example.com
Soil enzyme activity, microbial biomass, microbial stoichiometry, soil VOCs.
Dr. Marcos Fernández-Martínez (CREAF-CSIC)firstname.lastname@example.org
Junior coordinator of the IMBALANCE-P
My main contribution to the IMBALANCE-P project is to gather, ensemble and analyse different ecological databases with the aim of studying the effect of nutrient availability, biodiversity and climate on forest features, productivity and carbon balance from a macroecological perspective.
Dr. Xavier Domene (CREAF)email@example.com
Soil science, soil biology, ecotoxicology, soil quality indicators, soil ecosystem services and biochar.
Dr. Adrià Barbeta (CREAF-CSIC)firstname.lastname@example.org
I am focused on the development of tree-ring chronologies within gradients of nutrient availability in French Guiana and in fertilization experiments, using classical dendrochronological approaches plus tree-ring isotopes techniques.
I am also interested in the effects of experimental fertilization and nutrient availability on the linkage between belowground water movement mediated by roots (hydraulic lift and downward siphoning) and root nutrient uptake. More generally, I would like to explore the effect of nitrogen addition and/or phosporus limitation on plant water relations of tropical, mediterranean and temperate forests.
Dr. Marc Estiarte (CREAF-CSIC)email@example.com
Climate change effects on ecosystem productivity, plant phenology and soil gas exchange. Climate change experiments on natural ecosystems.
Dr. Francesc Sabater i Comasfsabater@ub.edu
Linking aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems, nutrient cycling in freswhater and riparian forest ecosystems.
Dr. Rossella Guerrierir.firstname.lastname@example.org
Postdoctoral Marie Curie fellow
My research activities have aimed to gain a deep understanding of the coupled C-N-H2O cycling in forests, by linking different scales of investigations, i.e., from the tree to the ecosystem, and methodological approaches (e.g., stable C and O isotopes in leaves and tree rings, eddy covariance data). During my Marie Curie fellowship at the CREAF I will focus on tree canopies and their role in altering the chemical composition of precipitation and, consequently, the nutrient cycling within forests. I will explore the biological diversity hidden in the canopies, particularly bacteria, and its role in processing the atmospheric N.
Dr. Mireia Bartrons (CREAF-CSIC)email@example.com
Food web and ecosystem ecology. I'm interested on the effects of P shortages and N to P stoichiometric imbalance at organism and community level through the use of metabolic state markers, stable isotopes and organic pollutants. We will focus on soil-plant-arthropod communities across environmental gradients of nutrients, water and temperature in Guiana, Catalonia and Iceland.
Dr. Benjamin Stocker
Postdoctoral Marie Curie fellow
I am a climate and environmental scientist with a special interest in interactions between climate change and terrestrial ecology and biogeochemistry. My work is dedicated to providing data-informed predictions of how land ecosystems respond to a changing climate, increasing CO2 and changes in nutrient cycles. I'm developing numerical models, as simple as possible and as complex as necessary to learn the most.
Dr. Manuela BalzaroloManuela.Balzarolo@uantwerpen.be
Postdoctoral Marie Curie fellow
My main research topic is the application of proximal and remote sensing techniques to explore the terrestrial ecosystem biochemical responses to climate change and drought. I’m currently working on modelling ecosystem phenology, productivity, carbon and water fluxes and by using satellite observations from different sensors.
Project name: INDRO - Remote sensing INdicators for DROught monitoring
Marta Camino (CREAF-CSIC and Antwerp University)firstname.lastname@example.org
My work focuses on improving the representation of soil C dynamics in the soil module of the land surface model ORCHIDEE. More specifically, I am implementing and validating a new representation of the leaching of dissolved organic carbon (DOC) from soil into rivers and of 13C in soil.
Rosa Casanovas (CREAF-CSIC)email@example.com
Technical administrative assistant
Dr. Ander Achotegui (CREAF-CSIC)firstname.lastname@example.org
In Imbalance-P, my research will focus on floral volatile emissions, studying how dependent they are on nutrient availability. I will also investigate if these possible changes have effects on pollinator attraction and pollination success.
Dr. Gerard Farré (CREAF-CSIC)email@example.com
Gerard Farré Armengol is biologist for the Autonomous University of Barcelona. He is doing his PhD thesis at the Global Ecology Unit CREAF-CEAB-CSIC studying the biotic and abiotic factors that affect the emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) by flowers, as well as the effects of changes in floral emissions on the plant-pollinator interaction.
Dr. Joan Llusià (CREAF-CSIC)firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Albert Gargallo (CREAF-CSIC)email@example.com
Metabolome of phosphorus in soil and plant by 31P NMR.
Dr. Oriol Grau (CREAF-CSIC)Oriol.firstname.lastname@example.org
I am currently working as a postdoctoral researcher at the Global Ecology Unit (CREAF-CSIC-UAB, Catalonia). My research combines several disciplines in Ecology: plant biology, fungal biology, community structure, functional ecology, ecosystem dynamics, plant-soil interactions and diversity patterns. I have been doing research on contrasting ecosystems across the world: in alpine (Pyrenees, Himalaya), subarctic (Scandes), arctic (Greenland), tropical (French Guiana), and in mediterranean regions (Catalonia). I have conducted observational and experimental studies in most of these regions to analyse the effects of environmental variability on ecosystem functioning.
Dr. Olga Margalef (CREAF-CSIC)email@example.com
Geochemical aspects of phosphorus cycle.
Pere Roc Fernández Garberípererocfg@gmail.com
Carlos López (CREAF-CSIC)firstname.lastname@example.org
Remote Sensing & GIS technician.
Daijun Liu (CREAF-CSIC)email@example.com
I focus on global change effects on forest ecosystem structure and function, especially on ecophysiological and demographical changes. I will study climate change and nutrient availability on forest growth, tree mortality and species recruitment, richness and vegetation productivity.
Dr. Lei Liu (CREAF-CSIC)firstname.lastname@example.org
I’m interested in soil microbial mediation of ecosystem response to global changes in land use, nitrogen deposition, carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus cycling, with a particular focus on tropical forests. Besides, my work also included soil functional microorganisms such as mycorrhizal fungi which involved in P cycle response to global climate change.
Dr. Brooke Mayerbrooke.email@example.com
The Mayer Lab Group focuses on the design and assessment of more sustainable water and wastewater treatment technologies that are able to simultaneously mitigate the risks posed by microbial and chemical contaminants.
Dr. Guille Peguero (CREAF-CSIC)firstname.lastname@example.org
Within IMBALANCE-P I’m going to study the bottom-up effects of nutrient imbalances at local and regional scales on the composition and phylogenetic structure of soil mesofaunal communities.
I’d like to take advantage of recently developed metabarcoding techniques to uncover cryptic diversity and to infer potential mechanisms of community assemblage in poorly known taxonomic groups such as springtails and mites.
Dr. Albert Rivas (CREAF-CSIC)email@example.com
My expertise is in the field of Ecometabolomics to understand how metabolomes of organisms shift under environmental changes. In IMBALANCE-P I will apply ecometabolomics techniques to systems such as atmosphere (atmo-ecometabolomics) and soils (community ecometabolomics).
Dr. Catherine Preece (CREAF-CSIC)firstname.lastname@example.org
My project will investigate the mechanisms determining interactions between plants, soil micro-organisms, soil fertility and climate in Mediterranean ecosystems. I will determine how increased drought affects these interactions with a particular focus on root exudates, which provide a link between plants and the soil community. This will ultimately increase our understanding about the importance of soil communities for ecosystem stability.
Dr. Laura Rico (CREAF-CSIC)email@example.com
Research experience in Plant Molecular Biology applied to Molecular Ecology, Plant Genetics, Plant Biology and Genetic resources.
Dr. Constanti Stefanescu (CREAF-CSIC)firstname.lastname@example.org
Plant-herbivore interactions, arthropod biodiversity responses.
Ifigenia Urbina (CREAF-CSIC)email@example.com
Abiotic and biotic factors determinants of elemental stoichiometry in terrestrials ecosystems.
My profile is that of an agronomist/environmentalist specialized in plant ecophysiological responses to abiotic stresses in the frame of Climate Change, and in nutrient cycling in agricultural and forest ecosystems.
Dr. Aleixandre Verger (CREAF-CSIC)firstname.lastname@example.org
Remote sensing, vegetation-climate dynamics.
Chao Zhang (CREAF-CSIC)email@example.com
I focus on the response of ecosystem function and structure to climate change based on remote sensing technique. The objective is to assess the influence of climate change on carbon fixation at different temporal and spatial scales using photochemical reflectance index and fluorescence.