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Natàlia Corcoll Cornet

Universitetslektor

Inst f biol o miljövet -
Botan
Telefon
Besöksadress
Carl Skottsbergs gata 22B
143 19 Göteborg
Postadress
Box 461
405 30 Göteborg

Om Natàlia Corcoll Cornet

Research Area

The high degree of chemical pollution in aquatic ecosystems and the decrease in biodiversity and community functions have raised the urgent need for ecotoxicological studies using natural communities. My research focuses on assessing the presence and effects of chemicals (pharmaceuticals, pesticides, metals), microplastics, and wastewater microorganisms on algal and microbial diversity, tolerance development, primary production, general carbon metabolism, and contaminant transformation. I like to combine field and lab-based approaches with classical methods (eg. chl fluorescence techniques, pigment analysis, PICT approach, 14C and H-incorporation, light microscopy, enzymatic activities, BIOLOG, DAPI stain, toxicity/degradation bioassays), and molecular ecology tools, especially DNA and RNA-based approaches, to understand mechanisms of action, biodiversity changes and tolerance development in microalgae and microbes. The final goal of my research is to better protect our environment from chemical pollution to ensure healthy aquatic environments which benefit both the aquatic biodiversity and society in general.

Teaching and supervising

Currently, the portion of my time that is dedicated to teaching is around 30%. I am involved in bachelor and master courses focused on ecology, ecotoxicology, and environmental impact assessment. I am the course leader of ES1220, ecology, and evolution for environmental scientists, and ES2616, advanced environmental methods, and highly involved in BIO430, Ecotoxicology at the community level. Supervisor of PhD, master, and bachelor students

Projects and networks involved (last 5-yrs)