Departament de Biologia Marina i Oceanografia
Institut de Ciències del Mar, CSIC
Pg. Marítim de la Barceloneta, 37-49
08003 Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Tel: (34) 93 2309500
Fax: (34) 93 2309555
I am interested in studying how global change is affecting Mediterranean benthic communities, with special emphasis on Mediterranean sponges. With the aim to contribute understanding the causes of some mortality events of sponges that have recently affected the Mediterranean Sea, I am studying how different environmental parameters, such as nutrients, oxygen, POM, DOM and temperature affect respiration and filtration rate of different sponge species under natural in situ conditions.