Andrea Cordero de CastroSpanish National Research Council | CSIC · Department of Ecology and Coastal Management
Andrea Cordero de Castro
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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.
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...
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...
Sampling of Atyaephyra desmarestii for ecotoxicology studies in the Guadalete River (Cádiz).
The objectives of this project are: 1. To assess to what extent the contaminants are crucial in the decision of the organisms to stay in, or avoid, a habitat. 2. To assess the individual (damage to organisms) and ecological (changes in the community structure) consequences due to an organism’s decision to stay or not in a contaminated environment. 3. To provide a new methodological and conceptual approach to assess the effects of contamination on aquatic ecosystems.