28427253485_ab3e4f60dd.jpgSanda Iepure, PhD research interest focusses on groundwater ecology and limnology, cave biology and Quaternary paleoclimate and paleoenvironmental reconstructions using non-marine fossil ostracods. Currently, I am Research Associate at the University of Gdansk, Faculty of Biology, Poland working on groundwater ecohydrology in Mediterranean and Arctic environments, with emphasize on groundwater and groundwater dependent ecosystems (link).


Current students: 

Jowita Baran, Erasmus student, University of Gdansk, Poland (February – March 2018). Jowita will work on toxicity effects of endocrine disruptors compounds on shape variation in freshwater ostracods.



Tadeusz NamiotkoPhD University of Gdansk, Poland. Tadek research activity concerns studies on: a) the morphology, diversification and phylogeny of stygobitic and stygophilic Ostracoda, b) subfossil ostracods from sediments of postglacial and ancient lakes as well as the Baltic Sea as proxies for palaeoenvironmental reconstruction, c) evolutionary ecology and taxonomy of ostracods from temporary waters, and d) taxonomy and biogeography of boreal/arctic and tropical non-marine ostracods. Tadek spend 6 months in our group working on a project aiming to monitor endocrine disruptors in surface waters of central Spain using chronic toxicity ostracod tests – a search for an innovative region-specific risk assessment (Research Talent Attraction Fellowship, 2017, 6 months).

tizianaTiziana di Lorenzo, PhD Institute of Ecosystem Study, Florence, CNR Italy (October/November 2016). Tiziana is woking on ecology of Copepoda Cyclopoida and Harpacticoida (Crustacea); fine-scale and meso-scale ecological analyses of freshwater meiofauna patterns groundwater ecotoxicology, analysis of anthropic pressures and impact on groundwater ecosystem and bioenergetic bioassays. Within the academic collaborations among IMDEA Water and CNR-ISE Florence, Italy Tiziana spend 2 months in our institute working on groundwater ecotoxicology and risk assessment.

Paulo Corgosinho,  National Institute of Amazonian Researches-INPA, Brazil


Francisco Carreño Conde, Geologist, GIS Expert, University Rey Juan Carlos, Madrid, Spain

Juan Antonio Pascual Aquilar, Geographer, Desertification Research Center (CIDE). Valencia, Spain

Nicolas Gouin, Biologist, Biology Department, Faculty of Science, University La Serena, Chile/Research Associate at Centro de Estudios Avanzados en Zonas Aridas (CEAZA), Chile

Angeline Bertin, Biologist, Biology Department, Faculty of Science, University La Serena, Chile

Javier Lillo Ramos, Geologist, University Rey Juan Carlos, Madrid, Spain

Former team researchers:

Álvaro Vázquez González, Research Assistant, IMDEA Water (4 months, 2017)

Andrea Castaño, Research Assistant, IMDEA Water (2015 – 2017)

Ruben Rasines Ladero, PhD, IMDEA Water / University Rey Juan Carlos (2013 – 2017)

Anna Sundbarg, Research Assistant (2015-2016)

Former MSC Students: 

Agueda Verónica Isa Miranda, MSc Student, University of Alcala (2016-2017)

Alicia Muñoz Serrano, MSc Student, University of Alcala (2015 – 2016)

Álvaro Vázquez González, MSc Student, University of Alcala (2015 – 2016)

Daniel Martínez Martín, MSc Student, University of Alcala (2015 – 2016)

Eder García Periñán, MSc Student, University of Alcala (2012 – 2013)

Marta Gonzáles de la Torre MSc Student, University of Alcala (2012 – 2013)

Ruth Fuentes Álvarez MSc Student, University of Alcala (2011 – 2012)

Former students:

Ilan Chocrón Niego (2013 – 2014)

Rosa Lorente (2013 – 2014)

Laura Éspin Cuevas (2012 – 2013)

Paulo Cassettari (2013)

Sara Rosas Cabanillas (2013)

Amelia Roman (2011 – 2012)

Carla Quispe (2011 – 2012)


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