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Lucía Vera-Herrera

Lucía Vera-Herrera
Centro de Investigaciones Sobre Desertificacion (CIDE) · Departamento de Calidad Ambiental y Suelos

PhD
PhD in Pollution, Toxicology and Environmental Health.

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Introduction
My thesis is focused on the environmental, ecological and hydrological study of the Albufera of Valencia Wetland. Flood hydroperiods have been studied by remote sensing between 2006 and 2020.The ecological and trophic status of the water masses (river, irrigation canals, lake) and the main sources of nutrients will be analyzed. The Thesis will be complemented by ecotoxicological non-forced exposure tests to simulate realistic conditions of pesticide contamination in agrosystems.
Additional affiliations
January 2019 - January 2020
University of Valencia
Position
  • Investigador en Formación
April 2018 - July 2018
University of Valencia
Position
  • Trainee in pollution studies in lakes.
Education
January 2019 - December 2022
University of Valencia
Field of study
  • Aquatic Ecology
September 2017 - September 2018
University of Valencia
Field of study
  • Biology
September 2013 - July 2017
Universidad de Cádiz
Field of study
  • Sciences

Publications

Publications (13)
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Wastewater-based epidemiology (WBE) approach provides objective, quantitative, near real-time profiles of illicit drug consumption by monitoring the concentration of unchanged parent drugs or their metabolites entering the municipal sewage system. Valencia is the third most populous city in Spain (an important country for the use and transit of sev...
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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...
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The Natural Park of Albufera (Valencia, Spain) is an important Mediterranean coastal wetland that suffers continuous environmental effects from human activities and water uses, mainly related to agriculture and urban/industrial sewage discharges. The aim of this research was to assess the water quality of the different aquatic environments of this...
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The Natural Park of Albufera (Valencia, Spain) is one of the Spanish Mediterranean wetlands where rice is cultivated intensively. The hydrology of the Albufera Lake, located in the center, combines natural contributions with complex human management. The aim of our study was to develop a new methodology to accurately detect the volume of flood wate...
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Background: Pesticide residues are a threat to the health of the global population, not only to farmers, applicators, and other pesticide professionals. Humans are exposed through various routes such as food, skin, and inhalation. This study summarizes the different methods to assess and/or estimate human exposure to pesticide residues of the glob...
Poster
Pesticides are widely used by the agricultural sector for the control of weeds and pests, being considered a key element for improved yields in agricultural production. Their physicochemical properties provide a high lifetime in soils and sediments and can cause serious environmental damage and severe health effects in human. The development and...
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Hydrological regimes define the structure and functions of a wetland, playing a vital role in controlling its physical, chemical and biological characteristics. In the last decades, in many cases, the times of temporary flooding of the wetlands have been controlled by agricultural requirements instead of natural seasonal flood cycles, affecting eco...
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The Albufera of Valencia is a coastal lagoon located in the western area of the Mediterranean Sea, in the Iberian Peninsula. It has an area of 23.1 km2 and an average depth of only 1 m, with a maximum depth of 1.6 m. This lagoon is the remnants of an original and more extensive wetland of about 220 km2 which is now mostly dedicated to rice cultivat...
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RESUMEN Evolución de la conductividad en la Albufera de Valencia entre 1985 y 2018 La laguna costera de la Albufera de Valencia es una masa de agua oligohalina rodeada de un antiguo marjal, transformado en cultivo del arroz desde hace más de 200 años. La presión de las aportaciones superficiales mantiene la conductividad en valores estables en torn...
Research
El crecimiento tecnológico ha abierto un amplio abanico de aplicaciones que han permitido la mejora de nuestra calidad de vida. En concreto la biotecnología ha crecido de manera exponencial, considerándose la tecnología clave de nuestro siglo. Sin embargo, estas áreas biotecnológicas se han visto menos apoyadas por la población, al generar un impor...

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