Dr. Lluís Benejam
Associate Professor in the University of Vic. Expert on impact of global change (e.g. pollution, water abstraction, invasive species, habitat alteration, global warming…) on freshwater ecosystems. In particular, the effects on fish assemblages at different levels of biological organization: individual (health condition, parasitology, fecundity), population (size structure) and community (richness, tropic levels).
Dr. Elías D. Dana
Member of the Research Group ‘R & D Transfer in the area of natural resources’ at the University of Almeria, he work in the Environment Agency and Water of Andalusia in Seville. Dr Dana is expert in invasive alien species management, especially in urban and freshwater ecosystems. He is founder and Advisory Board member of the journal Management of Biological Invasions.
Dr. Ana Filipa Filipe
Postdoctoral Researcher of Research Centre in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources (CIBIO-InBIO) at the University of Oporto. Her research focuses on Applied Ecology, namely regarding facets of biodiversity (taxonomic, functional, and genetic), with particular emphasis on the knowledge and conservation of freshwater biota at various geographical scales (watershed scale, Iberian Peninsula, Europe).
Dr. David Galicia
Associate professor and researcher of the Department of Environmental Biology of the University of Navarra, he is the coordinator of the Biodiversity and Environmental Quality Data Analysis group (BEQ). His research focuses on study of small mammals, experimental design and analysis of Biodiversity Data, with experience in animal behaviour, anatomy and morphology, parasitology and general zoology.
Dr. Christopher Hassall
Lecturer in the Faculty of Biological Sciences at the University of Leeds. His research focuses on the impacts of environmental change for ecological and evolutionary systems. At present the main themes include Urban freshwater ecology, with a focus on ponds, the evolution of (imperfect) mimicry, biomechanics of insect flight, and its relation to macroecology, and Global change biology, with a focus on insects.
Dr. Virgilio Hermoso
Ramon y Cajal Research Fellow at the at the Forest Science Centre of Catalonia. His research interest focuses on the development and application of systematic planning methods to inform decision-making in conservation and restoration of freshwater ecosystem services and biodiversity. He is also interested in the study of threats to freshwater biodiversity, especially on the interactive effects of habitat degradation and introduced species.
Dr. Stephanie Januchowski-Hartley
Postdoctoral Researcher at the Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse (France). Dr Januchowski-Hartley is president of Society of Conservation Biology Freshwater Working Group, and her research focuses on conservation in a modified world and socio-political factors. Currently, she is evaluating impacts of dams, weirs and roads on freshwater fish distribution and community composition.
Dr. Luis Lassaletta
Researcher of the Faculty of Geosciences at Utrecht University. Dr Lassaletta is interested in the study of the nutrient cycles alteration (N and P) and in the relationships existing between agricultural practices, productivity and pollution. Currently, he is modelling the agro-food system including the nutrient use efficiencies of cropping and livestock systems, agronomic performance, international trade, human diet, and their effect on GHG emissions and nutrient surpluses globally and also in the Mediterranean region, including past trends and future scenarios.
Mr César Pérez Martín
Director of Circular Economy and Water Services, Directorate General for Environment and Land-use planning, Office of Rural Development, Environment and Local Governance, Government of Navarre. He has a degree in Civil engineering. Since 1998, he works as civil servant for the Regional Government of Navarre, where he has been responsible for the local network of water control, flood potential studies and river restoration works.
Dr. Alfredo Ollero
Associate Professor in the Department of Geography and Regional Planning at the University of Zaragoza. Dr Ollero studies the spatial temporal patterns of river discharges, geomorphological monitoring of dam removal, and monitoring and reference conditions for the restoration of fluvial morphology of rivers. His expertise focuses on geomorphology of rivers and the use of hydromorphological indicators for the assessment of their ecological quality.
Dr. Javier Oscoz
Responsible for monitoring the ecological quality of the Ebro basin during the last ten years (2005-2015), Dr. Oscoz is expert on determination of biotic indices from benthic invertebrates. His interests are focused on the comprehensive study of the ecological quality of river ecosystems. He is author of some guides for the identification of Iberian macroinvertebrates, nowadays reference on the knowledge of this animal in the Iberian Peninsula.
Dr Ibon Tobes
Professor at the Universidad Tecnológica Indoamérica , Quito. Researcher of the BIOCAMB - Research Center on Biodiversity and Climate Change. His research is focused on ecology and conservation on freshwater fishes in threatened scenarios and protected areas. Dr Tobes is expert on piedmont Andean freshwater fishes and the relationship among ecology and conservation in this area.
Dr. Pedro Tomás
Director of the Environment Department of the company Laboratorio de Ensayos Técnicos S.A. Since 2006 he has been working on the Ecological Control Network Exploitation in rivers of the Ebro Basin in application of the Water Framework Directive, participating in the design of networks, quality control and sampling of indicators. He is an expert in the distribution, ecology and use as indicators of the ecological status of fluvial macrophytes.
Dr. Iván Vedia
Dr Vedia presented his doctoral thesis in 2016, regarding to the ecology of invasive signal crayfish and its interactions with native fauna. His research focuses on environmental factors influencing the distribution of alien crayfishes, the relationships among crayfishes and specific ectosymbiotic annelid and the spatial and trophic interactions between the introduced signal crayfish and native fishes under natural conditions in Iberian rivers.