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Research Group

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Research Group into Environmental Change

Area: Environment

The group’s research focuses on the following fields::

  • Conservation of soil and water
  • Environmental geochemistry (soil, water and sediment)
  • Palaeoecology and global change

The skills developed by the group’s members enable multidisciplinary approaches to resolve research challenges with environmental application. The following are highlighted:

  • Physical and chemical analysis of soil, sediment and water samples.
  • Morphological and mineralogical characterization of soils.
  • Biogeochemistry of soil, sediment and water samples.
  • Analysis of rainfall and runoff and the runoff generation processes at river basin scale.
  • Evaluation of water erosion and risk analysis.
  • Study of the dynamics of sediments, nutrients and metals at small river basin scale.
  • Monitoring and oversight of water quality through stations equipped with continuous metering instruments.
  • Evaluation continental and coastal water quality using bioindicators.
  • Modelling of the effects of climate change and soil use changes on hydrologic processes and the exportation of nutrients in small river basins, in order to predict future scenarios.
  • Environmental advice on soil and water conservation subjects.
  • Palaeoclimatology and palaeoenvironmental reconstruction inferred from isotope analyses of pollen and diatoms in continental and coastal settings.
  • Diagnosis of death by submersion inferred by diatoms.
  • Environmental impact studies.




Roberto Bao Casal ORCID iD PDI 88101 2101
Rafael Carballeira Coego ORCID iD
PhD Student
PhD Student
María Eugenia Fernández Pérez
Researcher Investigo Program
88101 5565
Researcher Investigo Program 88101 5565
Armand Hernández Hernández ORCID iD
Researcher Ramón y Cajal Program
88101 5565
Researcher Ramón y Cajal Program 88101 5565
David Vázquez Loureiro ORCID iD
PhD Student
PhD Student

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