Doctoral Theses 2015

The influence of Mediterranean riparian zones on stream nitrogen dynamics. A catchment approach.

Student: Anna Lupon.

PhD Advisor: Susana Bernal Berenguer.

PhD Co-Advisor: Francesc Sabater Comas.

Universitat de Barcelona. 

Spanish PhD Dissertation in Limnology Research (2014-2015)


Effects of human activities on N cycling in Mediterranean streams: contrasts between nitrate and ammonium dynamics.

Student: Miquel Ribot Bermejo.

PhD Advisor: Eugènia Martí Roca

PhD Co-Advisor: Daniel Von Shiller Calle

Universitat de Barcelona.


Microbial nitrification in urban streams: from single cell activity to ecosystems processes.

Student: Stephanie Merbt.

PhD Advisors: Eugènia Martí Roca & Emilio O. Casamayor.

Universitat de Barcelona.  

EFFS Award for the best PhD Dissertation in Freshwater Sciences (2015-2016)


Connecting biodiversity and biogeochemical role by microbial metagenomics.

Student: Tomas Llorens.

PhD Advisor: Emilio O. Casamayor.

Universitat de Barcelona. 


Scale-dependent factors modulate sea urchin predation in macrophyte ecosystems.

Student: Simone Farina.

PhD Advisor: Javier Romero Martinengo

PhD Co-Advisor: Teresa Alcoverro Pedrola

Universitat de Barcelona.


Tracking environmental change in seagrass meadows: understanding indicator behaviour across space and time.

Student: Guillem Roca.

PhD Advisor: Teresa Alcoverro Pedrola.

PhD Co-Advisor: Javier Romero Martinengo

Universitat de Barcelona. 


Seagrass ecosystems of the Nicobar and Andaman Islands with emphasis on the Dugong dugon status and distribution.

Student: Elrika D’Souza.

PhD Advisor: Teresa Alcoverro Pedrola.

Madurai Kamaraj University.