Carmen Pérez Martínez

Carmen Pérez Martínez

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Chair Professor, Department of Ecology

CarmenPérez Curriculum vitae

Contact information:

Phone: +34 958 241000 ext. 20076
Fax: +34 958 246166
E-mail: --LOGIN--03128f655e1e939e424e298719129c42ugr[dot]es

Departamento de Ecología
Facultad de Ciencias
Universidad de Granada
Campus Fuentenueva
18071 - Granada

My research focuses on the study of plankton and benthos community in freshwater bodies - especially high mountain lakes- during the present and the past. I study the phytoplankton and zooplankton succession and the phytoplankton response to nutrients and grazing, the algal epibionts and zooplankton relationship, and the life cycle of planktonic species.

In the last years is of special interest to me:
1. the study of zooplankton life cycles, particularly the hatching and production of resting forms, and
2. the paleolimnological analysis of lake community changes in the last 200 years

  • Academic Education
    • Graduation in Biology, University of Granada (Spain), 1986
    • M.Sc. Department of Ecology, University of Granada (Spain), 1987
    • PhD. Department of Ecology, University of Granada (Spain), 1992
  • Appointments
    • 1993-1994: Postdoctoral position (Netherlands Institute of Ecology, Centre for Limnology)
    • 1996-2001: Associate Professor (Dept. Ecology – Univ. Granada)
    • 2001- Present: Full professor (Dept. Ecology – Univ. Granada)
  • Research
    • Research group: Redes Tróficas Pelágicas
    • Selected publications:
      • Casas, JJ., Julia Toja, Santiago Bonachela, Francisca Fuentes, Irene Gallego, Melchor Juan, David León, Patricio Peñalver, Carmen Pérez-Martínez and Pedro Sánchez (2011) Artificial ponds in a Mediterranean region (Andalusia, southern Spain): Agricultural and environmental issues. Water and Environmental Journal 25: 308-317.
      • Conde-Porcuna J.M., Valdés-Cano, J, S. Romo and C. Pérez-Martínez (2011) Reproduction strategy in a Daphnia population: importance of environmental factors and egg abort rates. Journal of Limnology 70(1): 69-75.
      • Anderson, S. , Jiménez-Moreno, G., Carrión, J.S. and C. Pérez-Martínez (2011) Postglacial history of alpine vegetation, fire, and climate from Laguna de Río Seco, Sierra Nevada, Southern Spain. Quaternary Science Review 30:1615-1629.
      • Casas, J.J., Julia Toja, Patricio Peñalver, Melchor Juan, David León, Francisca Fuentes-Rodriguez, Irene Gallego, Encarnación Fenoy, Carmen Pérez-Martínez, Pedro Sánchez, Santiago Bonachela and Ma Antonia Elorrieta (2012) Farm ponds as potential complementary habitats to natural wetlands in a mediterranean region. Wetlands DOI 10.1007/s13157-011-0265-5.
      • Gallego, I., Thomas A. Davidson, Erik Jeppesen, Carmen Pérez-Martínez, Pedro Sánchez-Castillo, Melchor Juan, Francisca Fuentes-Rodríguez, David León, Patricio Peñalver, Julia Toja and J. Jesús Casas (2012) Taxonomic or ecological approaches? Searching for phytoplankton surrogates in the determination of richness and assemblage composition in ponds. Ecological Indicators, doi:10.1016/j.ecolind.2012.01.002.
      • Gallego, I., Casas, J.J., Juan, M., Fuentes-Rodríguez, F., Sánchez-Castillo, P., Pérez-Martínez, C. Effectiveness of chlorination and three different culture media on growth rate and rhizoid production in Spirogyra africana. Phycological research (en revisión).
      • Pérez-Martínez, C., Jiménez, L., Moreno, E. and J.M. Conde-Porcuna. Emergence patterns and population dynamics of an alpine lake zooplankton community. Enviado