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Dra.  Soler i Ortega, Marianna

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Grup de Recerca en Física Ambiental

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Researcher ID: L-6201-14

Position: Associate professor



Bachelor's degree in Physics (University of Barcelona, 1998).

Master in Research: Diploma d'Estudis Avançats (University de Girona, 2001).

Master in Teaching: Curs de Qualificació Pedagògica especialitat Ciències -CQP- (University of Girona, 1999).

Phd in Environmental Physics (University of Girona, 2008)

Thesis title: Dynamics of hydrothermal plumes in Lake Banyoles.

Thesis supervisors: Dr. Teresa Serra & Dr. Jordi Colomer


Research Interests

During my PhD I was interested in the determination of synoptic patterns in the western Mediterranean, working with Dr. R. Romero from the UIB and carrying out collaborative projects with Dr. Sonya Legg at Princeton University specialized in modelling of coupled ocean-climate systems.

Currently my main line of research is focused on the study of sediment and microplastics transport in coastal systems (costal seagrasses and saltmarshes) where circulations generated by tides, gravity currents can be found. These studies are carried out in both the laboratory and the field, and they are focussed on determining the geomorphologic changes in the presence, absence of vegetation or fragmented canopies.

I have developed a range of research that can be divided in two areas: Research and teaching (the actual projects are):

  • Research on coastal sea habitats and the ecosystem services they provide facing the growing pollution by Microplastics

Associated project: PlastikHUM. Accumulation of microplastics in wetlands. Transport and zonation of microplastics. Funded by the Ministerio de Economía, Industria y Competitividad. Partnership with the University of Lancaster and the University of Bremen.

  • Study the transference of contaminants from sediments to the water column in stationary conditions and during sediment resuspension events caused by wind and storm events.

Associated project: WINDERS. The role of wind-induced sediment resuspension in the eutrophication processes of the Mar Menor. Funded by the Ministerio de Economía, Industria y Competitividad. Partnership with the Autonomous University of Barcelona, Institute of Marine Sciences (ICM, Barcelona), Spanish Institute of Oceanography (IEO) (IEO, Vigo).


  1. Application of active methodologies in teaching

 Associated project: EDUSIM 2023: Expansion and consolidation of the teaching network in the Simanjiro area and introduction to service-based learning (ABS) based on sustainable gardens. Funded by the Area of Cooperation for Sustainable Development at the UdG. 


Publications in the last 10 years

  • Serra, T., Soler, M., Barcelona, A. and Colomer, J. (2022) Suspended sediment transport and deposition in sediment-replenished artificial floods in Mediterranean rivers, Journal of Hydrology, 609, DOI: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2022.127756.

  • Soler, M., Serra, T., Folkard, A. and Colomer, J. (2021). Hydrodynamics and sediment deposition in turbidity currents: comparing continuous and patchy vegetation canopies, and the effects of water depth. Journal of Hydrology. 594, 11 p., 125750. SCI (6 out of 94) Q1.

  • Serra, T., Morellón, M., Soler, M., Valero-Garcés, B.L., Anselmetti, F. S. and Colomer, J. (2021). Recent Pockmark activity in Lake Banyoles (NE Spain) severely affected by changes in climate and land use. Journal of Hydrology: Regional Studies, 3, 100913, DOI: 10.1016/j.ejrh.2021.100913 SCI (35 out of 237) Q1
  • Barcelona, A., Colomer, J., Soler, M., Gracias, N. and Serra, T. (2021). Meadow fragmentation influences Posidonia oceanica density at the edge of nearby gaps. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, vol. 249, 107106 DOI: 10.1016/j.ecss.2020.107106. SCI (34 out of 234) Q1
  • Serra, T., Font, E., Soler, M., Barcelona, A. and Colomer, J. (2021). Mean residence time of lagoons in shallow vegetated floodplains. Hydrological Processes, 35(2), e14065. SCI (50 out of 237) Q1.
  • Soler, M., Colomer, J., Folkard, A. & Serra, T (2020) Particle size segregation of turbidity current deposits in vegetated canopies. Science of the Total Environment. 703, 134784 . SCI (22 out of 265) Q1.
  • Soler, M., Colomer, J., Serra, T., and Folkard, A. (2017). Sediment deposition from gravity currents in simulated aquatic vegetation canopies. Sedimentology. 64(4): 1132-1146. SCI (6 out of 44) Q1.
  • Colomer, J., Soler, M., Casamitjana, X., Serra, T. and Oldham, C. (2017). Impact of anthropogenically created canopy gaps on wave attenuation in a Posidonia oceanicaseagrass meadow. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 569:103-116. SCI (28 out of 106) Q2.
  • El Allaoui, N., Gurka, R, Serra, T., Soler, M., Colomer, J., Casamitjana, X. and Oldham, C. (2016). Interactions between Fragmented Seagrass Canopies and the Local Hydrodynamics.  PlosOne. Doi:  10.1371/journal.pone.0156364. 11(5): e0156264. SCI (15 out of 64) Q1.
  • El Allaoui, N., Serra, T., Soler, M., Colomer, J., Pujol, D and Oldham, C. (2015). Modified hydrodynamics in canopies with longitudinal gaps exposed to oscillatory flows.  Journal of Hydrology. 531(3): 840-849. DOI: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2015.10.041.  SCI (4 out of 125) Q1.
  • Ros, A., Colomer, J., Serra, T., Pujol, D., Soler, M. and Casamitjana, X. (2014). Experimental observations on sediment resuspension within submerged model canopies under oscillatory flow. Continental Shelf Research, DOI:10.1016/j.csr.2014.10.004.

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