Álvaro Alonso, PhD

Aquatic Ecotoxicology and Ecology


 I am an Assistant Professor at the Department of Life Sciences (Ecology) (University of Alcalá, Spain). My research interest is focused on aquatic ecotoxicology and ecology. My ecotoxicological research focuses on the effects of toxicants on freshwater invertebrates (e.g. behaviour, short-term effects, pulses, comparison of sensitivities between related species, etc.), with special interest on the development of behavioural bioassays. This is highly relevant for the risk assessment of toxicants in aquatic ecosystems. Additionally, I've also interested in the impact assessment of exotic species on terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. Recently, I got involved on assessing how exotic aquatic snail can be dispersed by passive methods by means of a high tolerance to dessication.

I am associate editor of the journal Ecosistemas, which is the official journal of the Spanish Association for Terrestrial Ecology. Additionally, I am also associate editor of the Spanish Journal of Agricultural Research and Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology. I am member of the Spanish Association for Terrestrial Ecology and of the Iberian Society of Limnology.    



All men by nature desire knowledge (Aristotle)





Doctorado Ecología y Restauración de Ecosistemas