MASTER PROGRAMME

Prof. Dr. Helena Guasch Padro

Prof. Dr. Helena Guasch Padro

Working Institution: University of Girona (Spain)
Contact Phone: +34 972418375
E-mail: helena.guasch@udg.edu
Qualification: Ph.D. in Biology, Department of Ecology, Faculty of Biology, Universitat de Barcelona (Spain)
Teaching Interests: Horticulture enterprise development; sustainable food production systems; agricultural training and education programming for Southeast Asia.
Research Interests: Fluvial Ecology and Ecotoxicology, Freshwater Biology, Ecophysiology, Biological Interactions, Periphyton (Biofilm) Ecology.

Recent publications:
Contributed to 119 publications, including two books (as co-editor), 16 book chapters and 79 ISI papers in highly cited journals, most in the first (47) and second quartile (19) and supervised 6 Doctoral Thesis.

  • Rubio-Gracia F; Almeida D; Bonet B; Casals F; Espinosa C; Flecker AS; García-Berthou E; Martí E; Tuulaikhuu BA; Vila-Gispert A; Zamora L Guasch H.  2017. Combined effects of hydrologic alteration and cyprinid fish in mediating biogeochemical processes in a Mediterranean stream. Science of the Total Environment, 601-602:  1217-1225. 
  • Tuulaikhuu, BA.; Guasch, H.; García-Berthou, E.  2017. Examining predictors of chemical toxicity in freshwater fish using the random forest technique. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 24:  10172-10181. 
  • Menció, A.; Guasch, H.; Soler, D.; Canelles, A.; Zamorano, M.; Brusi, D.  2016. Influence of regional hydrogeological systems at a local scale: analyzing the coupled effects of hydrochemistry and biological activity in a Fe and CO2 rich spring.  Science of the Total Environment, 569-570:  700-715. 
  • Guasch, H.; Ricart, M.; López-Doval, J.; Bonnineau, C.; Proia, L.; Morin, S.; Muñoz, I.; Romaní, A.M.; Sabater, S.  2016. Influence of grazing on triclosan toxicity to stream periphyton. Freshwater Biology, 6:  2002-2012. 
  • Ponsatí, L.; Petrovic, Mira; P., Yolanda; G., A.; Tornés, E.; Corcoll, N.; Guasch, H.; Barceló, D.; Sabater, S. 2016. Multiple-stressor effects on river biofilms under different hydrological conditions. Freshwater Biology, 61:  2102-2115. 
  • Rodriguez-Mozaz, S.; Ricart, M.; Köck-Schulmeyer, M.; Guasch, H.; Bonnineau, C.; Proia, L.; Lopez de Alda, M.; Sabater, S.; Barceló. D. 2015. Pharmaceuticals and pesticides in reclaimed water: Efficiency assessment of a microfiltration-reverse osmosis (MF-RO) pilot plant.  Journal of Hazardous Materials, 282:  165-173. 
  • Corcoll, N.; Casellas, M.; Huerta, B.; Guasch, H.; Acuña, V.; Rodríguez-Mozaz, S.; Serra-Compte, A.; Barceló, D.; Sabater, S.  2015. Effects of flow intermittency and pharmaceutical compounds on the structure and metabolism of stream biofilms.  Science of the Total Environment, 503–504:  159-173. 
  • Tiam, S. K.; Morin, S.; Bonet, B.; Guasch, H.; Feurtet-Mazel, A.; Eon, M.; Gonzalez, P.; Mazzella, N.  2015. Is the toxicity of pesticide mixtures on river biofilm accounted for solely by the major compounds identified?. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, DOI 10.1007/s11356-014-3373-y. 
  • Morin, S.; Bonet, B.; Corcoll, N.; Guasch, H.; Bottin, M.; Coste, M. 2015. "Cumulative Stressors Trigger Increased Vulnerability of Diatom Communities to Additional Disturbances."  Microbial Ecology, 70:  585-595. 
  • Rodriguez Castro, Ma. C.; Urrea, G.; Guasch, H. 2015. Influence of the interaction between phosphate and arsenate on periphyton's growth and its nutrient uptake capacity.  Science of the Total Environment, 503 (2015):  122-132. 
  • Tuulaikhuu, Baigal-Amar; Romani, Anna M.; Guasch, Helena, 2015. Arsenic toxicity effects on microbial communities and nutrient cycling in indoor experimental channels mimicking a fluvial system. Aquatic Toxicology, 166:  72-82. 
  • Barral-Fraga, Laura; Morin, Soizic; Rovira, Marona; Urrea, Gemma; Magellan, Kit; Guasch, Helena, 2015. Short-term arsenic exposure reduces Diatom cell size in biofilm communities. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 23:  4257-4270. 
  • Tuulaikhuu, B. A.; Bonet, B.; Guasch, H. 2015. Effects of low arsenic concentration exposure on freshwater fish in the presence of fluvial biofilms. Science of the Total Environment, 544:  467-175. 
  • Ginebreda, A.; Kuzmanovic, M.; Guasch, H; López de Alda, M.; López-Doval, J.C.; Muñoz, I.; Ricart, M.; Romaní, A.M.; Sabater, S.; Barceló, D. 2014. Assessment of multi-chemical pollution in aquatic ecosystems using toxic units: Compound prioritization, mixture characterization and relationships with biological descriptors. Science of the Total Environment, 468–469:  715-723. 
  • Merciai, R.; Guasch, H.; Kumar, A.; Sabater, S.; García-Berthou, E. 2014. Trace metal concentration and fish size: variation among fish species in a Mediterranean river. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, 107:  154-161.