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Leticia Miguel-Chinchilla

Leticia Miguel-Chinchilla

PhD Ecologist

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Publications (6)
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The ecological degradation of urban rivers and streams has been termed the 'urban stream syndrome' and attributed to increased catchment urbanization. Limiting future degradation requires an understanding of the drivers of reduced water quality at both catchment and site scales. The goal of this study was to identify the probable drivers of turbidi...
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The research hackathon is a time-constrained event (typically one or two days) that brings together scientists from academic institutions, applied research institutes and other environmental organisations to collaborate on a piece of new research. The ’Fresh water and Citizen Science’ research hackathon was facilitated by the Earthwatch Institute i...
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Streams in urban areas are prone to degradation. While urbanization-induced poor water quality is a widely observed and well documented phenomenon, the mechanism to pinpoint local drivers of urban stream degradation, and their relative influence on water quality, is still lacking. Utilizing data from the citizen science project FreshWater Watch, we...
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The main aim of this work was to evaluate the primary succession of manmade ponds by studying the temporal patterns of the pond biodiversity metrics. We surveyed the macroinvertebrate community, the water and the sediment of 19 manmade ponds of different ages (from 1 to 22 years) located at reclaimed opencast coal mines in northeastern Spain. This...
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It has been proposed that communities change from r to K strategies during primary succession. However, because strong-flying organisms are expected to arrive first in newly created habitats and they show trait characteristics associated more often with K strategies, we hypothesized that the r to K trajectories would be more closely followed by fli...
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Constructing ponds to protect downstream ecosystems is a common practice in opencast coal mine reclamation. As these ponds remain integrated in the landscape, it is important to evaluate the extent of the effect of mine pollution on these ecosystems. However, this point has not been sufficiently addressed in the literature. The main objective of th...

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A global citizen science project collecting information on aquatic ecosystems in order to work towards a more sustainable use of our freshwater resource.