I obtained >620,000 € to develop my research through 7 fellowships and grants awarded in competitive programs (including 2 projects as PI), resulting in an overall research budget of 241,000€:
Generación de Conocimiento 2022. (Ministry of Science and Innovation, research budget: 120,000€, 2023-2025, Ref: PID2022-141732NA-I00). Project: “A food web perspective to better understand the impacts of multiple stressors on multitrophic riverine ecosystems (TrophicStress)”. Role: PI
‘La Caixa’ Junior Leader fellowship (‘La Caixa’ Foundation, 301,500€; salary: 186,000€ + research: 115,000 €, 2022-2025. Ref: LCF/BQ/PR22/11920005). Project: “Exploring large-scale impacts of multiple stressors and biodiversity change on river functioning and biogeochemistry”. Role: PI
‘Juan de la Cierva-Incorporación’ fellowship (MINECO, 93,000€; salary: 87,000€ + research: 6000€, 2020-2023. Ref: Ref. JC2018-036642-I).
Mobility grant (EU COST action CA15113 - SMIRES, stipend: 900€ – hosting institution Pyrenean Institute of Ecology-CSIC, Jan-2020; Ref. ECOST-STSM-Request-CA15113-46222)
‘Juan de la Cierva-Formación’ fellowship (MINECO, salary: 50,000€; 2017-2019. Ref. FJCI-2015-25785)
Introductory scholarship to research ("Beca-colaboración"), Ministry of Science and Education, University of Murcia, stipend: 2,400€, 2004-2005.
PARTICIPATION IN PROJECTS (RESEARCH TEAM)
I participated in the research team of 18 research projects:
DRY-GUADALMED: Advanced tools for the assessment of the ecological status of Mediterranean temporary rivers during the dry phase. Ministry of Science and Innovation. Ref: PID2021-126143OB-C21. 2022-2025. PIs: Núria Bonada, Núria Cid and María Sánchez Montoya. 223,850 €
DANGERCARRION Understanding the peril: The landscapes of fear and disgust associated with carrion. Ref: PID2021-128952NB-I00. Ministry of Science and Innovation. 2022-2025. PI: Marcos Moleón. 165,770 €
TRivers-P Ecological status of temporary rivers: methods to evaluate disconnected pools. Ref: ACA210/18/00022. Agència Catalana de l'Aigua. 2020-2023. PI: Núria Bonada
VERTEBICHOS project. Impacts of multiple stressors on the populations’ trends of terrestrial, freshwater and marine species in the Iberian Peninsula. SIBECOL. 2020-2022. PIs: Pol Capdevilla & Roberto Rodríguez. 4,000 €.
URBIFUN Urbanization effects on the relationship between microbial biodiversity and ecosystem functioning. AIL. 2020-2022. PIs: Miriam Colls and Ferran Romero. 4,500€
STREAMECO: Biodiversity and ecosystem functioning under climate change: from the gene to the stream. Ref: PTDC/CTA-AMB/31245/2017.FCT. 2018-2021. PI: Cláudia Pascoal. 198,308 €.
MECODISPER Advancing meta-community ecology in intermittent rivers to improve their conservation and management. Ref: CTM2017-89295-P. MINECO (Spain). 2018-2021. PI: Núria Bonada. 175,000€.
CARNIVECO Trophic and non-trophic functions of carnivore carcases in ecosystems: integrating ecology and epidemiology. Ref: CGL2017-89905-R. MINECO (Spain). 2018-2021. PI: Marcos Moleón; 72,600€.
AGRHYDROM A timely look at effects of agriculture on fluvial dissolved organic matter: the role of hydrology. Iberian Association of Limnology. Call: 2nd Young collaborative project from the Iberian Association of Limnology. 2017-2018. PIs: Edurne Estévez & Rubén del Campo. 4,500 €
IMPLANTIN: Basic and applied aspects of invasive plant impacts. Ref: CGL2015-65346-R. Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness. 2016-2018. PI: Montserrat Vilà. 116,160€
The MARS project (Managing aquatic ecosystems and water resources under multiple stress). EU 7th Framework Programme, contract no. 603378. 2014-2018. PI: Daniel Hering. 9,000,000€
DURESS (Diversity of upland rivers for ecosystem service sustainability). Natural Environment Research Council (NERC, Ref. NE/J014818/1). 2012-2015. PI: Isabelle Durance. 3,000,000 £
Taxonomic and genetic diversity of the macroinvertebrates of the Iberian saline streams: tools for conservation and management. Spanish Ministry of Science. 2007-2009. PI: Andrés Millán. 64,000 €
Aquatic ecosystems with especial conservation interest in the Western Mediterranean: Rif (Morocco) and Segura (Spain) River Basins. Spanish Ministry of Foreign affairs. PI: Andrés Millán). 2006. 11,000 €
Effects of land-use change in a saline stream's trophic web. Spanish Ministry of Science. 2003-2005. PI: Josefa Velasco. 19,500 €
Assessment and control of the pollutants in the surface waters of the Albujón stream and its effect on the biological communities of the Mar Menor lagoon. Regional Agency of Science (Murcia, Spain). 2002-2004. PI: Josefa Velasco. 23,000 €
Biological indicators to design a biomonitoring plan for the natural protected area of Ajauque wetland and Rambla Salada stream. TRAGSA. 2005. PI: Josefa Velasco. 3,630 €
Management plant of common red in the Albujón stream to enhance its role as a green filter (Spain). Segura River Catchment administration. 2005. PI: Josefa Velasco. 36,876 €