Álvaro Alonso

scientist and Assistant Professor in Alcalá de Henares, España

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I am an Assistant Professor at the Department of Life Sciences (Ecology) (University of Alcalá, Spain). My research interest is focused on the effects of toxicants on freshwater invertebrates (e.g. behaviour, short-term effects, pulses, comparison of sensitivities between related species, etc.). This is highly relevant for the risk assessment of toxicants in aquatic ecosystems. Additionally, I've also studied the effects of different sampling methodologies on the structure of benthic macroinvertebrates and the effects of sumerged macrophytes on that community. Recently, I'm involved on assessing how the invasion of exotic tree species alter leaf litter decomposition in freshwater and terrestrial ecosystems, and their effects on nitrogen cycling.

  • Work
    • University of Alcalá
  • Education
    • PhD in Aquatic Ecology and Ecotoxicology