Andrea Cordero de Castro

Andrea Cordero de Castro
Spanish National Research Council | CSIC · Department of Ecology and Coastal Management

Master of Science


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Marine biologist specialized in aquatic ecotoxicology. Currently I work at the ICMAN-CSIC (Cádiz, Spain) as a technician of the BrEStress project, studying the ecology of stress. How different emerging pollutants can alter the spatial distribution of organisms in an ecosystem. I have experience in scientific diving tasks and field work. My passion for the aquatic world makes me totally committed to the study of global change and the fight for the regulation of emerging pollutants.
September 2019 - September 2021
University of Valencia
Field of study
  • Toxicology, Pollution and Environmental Health
September 2017 - February 2019
University of A Coruña
Field of study
  • Marine Biology
September 2013 - June 2017


Publications (8)
The high levels of contamination in aquatic ecosystems caused by pesticides and the organisms’ consequent continuous exposure to it has made them vulnerable to damage. However, mobile organisms can avoid this continued exposure to contaminants by moving to less disturbed habitats. Therefore, through the use of the Heterogenous Multi-Habitat Assay S...
The spread of pesticides in water bodies integrated into agricultural landscapes may prevent some areas from being colonized. In this study, the effects on the colonization responses of D. magna exerted by gradients of realistic environmental concentrations of the pesticides chlorpyrifos, terbuthylazine and their mixtures were tested in a novel mul...
Temperature variations and thermal extremes events caused by climate change can have profound implications for the toxicity of pesticides in aquatic organisms. Using an innovative system (Heterogeneous Multi-Habitat Test System - HeMHAS) that allows the simulation of different scenarios within a spatially heterogeneous landscape, the effects on the...
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Contamination is likely to affect the composition of an ecological landscape, leading to the rupture of ecological connectivity among habitats (ecological fragmentation), which may impact on the distribution, persistence and abundance of populations. In the current study, different scenarios within a spatially heterogeneous landscape were simulated...
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Sampling of Atyaephyra desmarestii for ecotoxicology studies in the Guadalete River (Cádiz).


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