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Natalia Montero

Natalia Montero
AZTI · Coastal Management

PhD in Environmental Chemistry and Ecotoxicology

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36
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16 Research Items
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Additional affiliations
January 2022 - present
AZTI
Position
  • Researcher
April 2018 - January 2022
Università degli studi di Cagliari
Position
  • Assegnista di ricerca
January 2017 - December 2017
AZTI/ Ikerbasque
Position
  • PostDoc Position
Education
October 2009 - September 2014
AZTI-Tecnalia & University of the Basque Country
Field of study
  • Ecotoxicology
October 2006 - March 2008
Universidad del País Vasco / Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea
Field of study
  • European Master in Marine Environment and Resources
October 2000 - June 2005

Publications

Publications (36)
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[Please note that the article can be freely downloaded from https://authors.elsevier.com/c/1fW0wB8ccuoOJ before September 20, 2022 ] In order to move forward in the acceptance of a novel contaminant monitoring technique (Diffusive Gradients in Thin-films: DGT) for assessment of marine water bodies, sensu the WFD, an Inter-Laboratories Comparison (I...
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Please note that the article and supplementary material can be freely downloaded from : https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2022.113715 This study investigates the relationships among Ni, Cd and Pb's different chemical forms determined by different methodologies in coastal and transitional waters across a broad geographical scale. Concentrations w...
Conference Paper
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The aim of this research was to apply passive sampling for the assessment of dredging activity impacts in the quality of port waters
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Sea cucumbers represent an important part of the diet in Asian and Pacific regions and are also used in traditional medicine. These habits have led to the overexploitation of local sea cucumber populations in these areas, driving the pursuit of new stock regions, such as Mediterranean areas. In Italy, contrarily to that observed for other Mediterra...
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This protocol was developed based on the knowledge acquired in the framework of the Interreg MONITOOL project (EAPA_565/2016) where extensive sampling campaigns were performed in transitional and coastal waters covering eight European countries. It provides detailed procedures and guidelines for the sampling of these waterbodies by concurrent colle...
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This good practice guide is focused on the DGT devices, which are the most widely used passive sampler for metals, covering the following aspects: ■ Principle ■ Handling passive sampling devices for metals ■ Estimation of appropriate field deployment time ■ A Good Practice Guide for the Use of DGTs ■ Passive sampling device preparation and assembly...
Book
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This document provides guidance on best practice for the use of Diffusive Gradient in Thin films (DGT) passive samplers devices in sampling of transitional and coastal waters for water quality monitoring. The methodology to be addressed in this guide was developed by the consortium of the European Union's Interreg MONITOOL Project in order to ensur...
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The current study evaluates the effect of seawater physico-chemical characteristics on the relationship between the concentration of metals measured by Diffusive Gradients in Thin films (DGT) passive samplers (i.e., DGT-labile concentration) and the concentrations measured in discrete water samples. Accordingly, Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spec...
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Microbiological monitoring of air and surfaces is a valuable tool for assessing the level of environmental contamination by bacteria and fungi in hospitals, especially in high-risk wards. The presence of these microorganisms requires strict control in view of their role as opportunistic pathogens. As regard yeasts, Candida albicans is one of the ma...
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Passive sampling devices (PS) are widely used for pollutant monitoring in water, but estimation of measurement uncertainties by PS has seldom been undertaken. The aim of this work was to identify key parameters governing PS measurements of metals and their dispersion. We report the results of an in situ intercomparison exercise on diffusive gradien...
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Bioaccumulation and biological effects of pollution were assessed in mussels (Mytilus galloprovincialis) caged for one month at three sites in the Oiartzun estuary (south-eastern Bay of Biscay, Spain) with the aim of evaluating their usefulness within the investigative monitoring defined in the European Union Water Framework Directive (WFD). The hi...
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This study refers to the performance of Phase I Toxicity Identification Evaluation (TIE) procedures to identify the contaminants (i.e. organic compounds, metals and ammonia) exerting toxicity in marine sediments from the Pasaia harbor (Oiartzun estuary, northern Spain). The effectiveness of the manipulations to reduce toxicity was proved with the m...
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This study refers to the integrative assessment of sediment quality in three harbour areas at the Spanish Atlantic Coast: Vigo (Northwestern Spain), Bilbao and Pasajes (Northern Spain). At each site, two lines of evidence have been considered: chemical analyses (metal, PAH and PCB concentrations in sediments and ammonia concentration in bioassays)...
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In this study an integrative approach has been applied for the analysis of water quality degradation within a harbour area. A combination of marine hydrodynamics, chemistry and ecotoxicological knowledge has been used to validate the use of new tools to help harbour environmental managers. These novel methodologies have been applied to Pasaia harbo...
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In this contribution, the potential use of diffusive gradients in thin-films (DGTs) for the chemical evaluation of transitional water bodies within the Water Framework Directive (WFD) has been studied. The water metal concentration has been evaluated in 13 estuaries in the southeastern Bay of Biscay. The DGTs were deployed in triplicate at two stat...
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Metallothionein (MT) genes encode crucial metal-binding proteins ubiquitously expressed in living organisms and which play important roles in homeostasis of essential metals and detoxification processes. Here, the molecular organization of the first metallothionein gene of the edible cockle Cerastoderma edule and its expression after cadmium (Cd) o...
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The feasibility of using lab-cultured amphipods Corophium multisetosum (Stock 1952) to evaluate the toxicity of contaminants present within marine sediments was studied. This was done by comparing the sensitivity of lab-cultured amphipods in a cadmium toxicity test and to toxic sediment samples, during a 10-days bioassay, with field collected indiv...

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Projects (3)
Project
SEDRIPORT aims to develop practical guidelines to ameliorate the assessment and management of dredged sediments in harbours http://interreg-maritime.eu/web/se.d.ri.port
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To adapt existing Environmental Quality Standards for waters (EQS; 0.45 µm filtered) for the passive sampler DGT (EQS-DGT) in order to use DGTs to evaluate the chemical status of the waters under the WFD. www.monitoolproject.eu