Current projects and research lines
DryHarshSal, EFFECTS OF DRYING IN HARSH SALINE ECOSYSTEMS: MICROBIAL BIOFILM STRUCTURE, FUNCTION AND BIOGEOCHEMISTRY (RTI2018-097950-B-C21), Funded by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness. Participants: University of Barcelona, University of Girona, University of Murcia. Duration: 1-1-2019 to 31-12-2021. Leader Researchers: Andrea Butturini (UB), Anna M. Romaní (UdG)
Plastic0pyr, Strategies to reduce plastic pollution in mountain ecosystems (ref. EFA340/19). Funded by: European Commission (INTERREG V A, POCTEFA). Participants: CEAB-CSIC, Universitat de Barcelona, Université Clermont-Auvergne, CNRS-EcoLab, Anthesis Lavola, Universitat de Girona, Cicloplast. Duration: 01/01/2019-31/05/2022. Coordinator: H. Guasch (CEAB-CSIC). Leader researcher at UdG: Anna M. Romaní.
PRORISK, Best chemical risk assessment professionals for maximum Ecosystem Services benefit (EU project 859891). Funded by: European Commission (Innovative Training Networks (ITN), Call: H2020-MSCA-ITN-2019). Participants: 11 beneficiaries and 7 partner organizations. Duration: 01/04/2020-31/03/2024. Coordinator: L. Blaha (University of Masaryk). Leader researcher at UdG: Anna Vila.
Research contracts with the enterprises Itram-Higiene and Cetaqua
Current research lines:
1 Impact of drought on microbial biodiversity and organic matter degradation processes
2 Relationships between aquatic microbial community composition and functioning and link to resources variability
3 Impact of global change effects (such as warming and pollution) on biofilm formation, microbial interactions, biofilm functioning and metabolic outcome
4 Biofilm structure and function and biogeochemical processes in extreme habitats (arid, saline) and extreme conditions (warming and drought)
5 Mediterranean rivers, organic matter dynamics and surface/hyporheic sediment functioning
6 Development of techniques for biofilm detection
Current PhD students:
Judit Boadella (PhD project title: Effect of drought on microbial biofilms in saline systems”, 2020-, University of Girona).
Current Post-Doc students: Joan Pere Casas (JdC)