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The Institute of Aquatic Ecology (Institut d’Ecologia Aquàtica, IEA) of the University of Girona is a research center founded in 1987 and devoted to all aquatic ecosystems, including marine and inland water habitats (rivers, lakes and reservoirs, and wetlands). It is currently organised in three Sections (Limnology, Microbiology and Marine biology), corresponding to three research groups. It presently consists of over 30 researchers on a wide array of water ecology topics (including studies on bacteria, algae, macroinvertebrates and fish), what facilitates multidisplinary research.

Most of the IEA belongs to EcoAqua (research group recognized and funded by the Generalitat of Catalonia: 2014 SGR 484 and 2017 SGR 548). Members of the Marine Biology section belong to the also SGR-funded group MedRecover (SGR 1521) and coordinate the web page Health and Fish.

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Dr. Sergi Sabater Cortés (GRECO / ICRA) wins the AIL Limnology Trajectory Award from the Iberian Association of Limnology

The Institute of Aquatic Ecology, and especially the Continental Aquatic Ecology Research Group of the University of Girona (GRECO), congratulates Dr. Sergi Sabater Cortés (GRECO / ICRA), winner of this year's Limnology Trajectory Award Congratulations Sergi, a well deserved award!


Thermal performance curves for aerobic scope in a tropical fish (Lates calcarifer): flexible in amplitude but not breadth

The past December 13, the Journal of Experimental Biology decided to highlight the paper "Thermal performance curves for aerobic scope in a tropical fish (Lates calcarifer): flexible in amplitude but not breadth" in its Volume 224, Issue 24. We are very happy since we were an active asset in the development of the experimental part, as it described in the text:  Despite the guarded optimism of some politicians following the COP26 summit in November 2021, the planet continues to warm, leaving so-called cold-blooded animals (ectotherms) with an uncertain future.


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