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Firma en Digital.CSIC (*):
Álvarez Cobelas, Miguel
Centro o Instituto:
CSIC - Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales (MNCN)
Biogeoquímica y Ecología Microbiana
Categoría Profesional:
Investigador Cientifico del CSIC
My scientific career has always been dominated by the idea of environmental synthesis: synthesis of structures, process synthesis and global description of the functioning of ecosystems. This is an unusual approach at the present time, resulting in the fact that my scientific performance is impaired when judged under the dominant criteria. Although my first training was as a biologist, initially specialized in continental algae, I gradually drifted towards the comprehensive study of fresh waters, which led me to the biogeochemical processes of carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus. The work, encouraged by several projects funded by CICYT and the National Parks Authority, resulted in global biogeochemical studies of complex flows at the watershed (surface and groundwater) scale, which aim to describe and model these flows from the farm plot to the lake that experiences the impacts of environmental mismanagement of the former, also considering groundwaters that transport nutrient-rich water and land-water connections. In any case, out of a fashion that the future will surely reveal as cyclical, I have always been interested in the ecosystem as a whole and, hence, the number of books I published on aquatic ecosystems is growing. More recently, I have written a book on the everyday life of the scientist in our country, which is under review by a leading publisher of sociology. Within global ecosystem analysis, I have also wanted to know the role of humans in shaping ecosystems and the human history of some environments, such as Las Tablas de Daimiel wetland (1996) and Ruidera lakes (2006). The meta-analysis studies seem to me a necessary process for the critical review of published information and thus I have undertaken several of them throughout my scientific life, from the seasonality of lake phytoplankton production to the export of nutrients from watersheds, through the emission of methane and the denitrification process in freshwater and marine ecosystems. I was also interested in applied ecology studies, paying particular attention to the problems of water quality. I have also been interested in issues of global change and its effects on the future of inland aquatic ecosystems, participating in the first evaluation of the effects of global change in our country, supported by the Spanish Ministry of Environment in 2005. Finally, I have found very necessary to disseminate my work among people who are not scientists, hence devoting a lot of work to that task. My scientific work has been funded by the EU, the CICYT, the National Parks Authority, Spanish Autonomous Counties, Councils, Municipalities and private companies.
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1closedAccessaccesoRestringido.pdf.jpg2012A worldwide view of organic carbon export from catchmentsÁlvarez Cobelas, Miguel  ; Angeler, D. G.; Sánchez Carrillo, Salvador  ; Almendros Martín, Gonzalo  artículo
2openAccess2002Assessment of exotic fish impacts on water quality and zooplankton in a degraded semi-arid floodplain wetlandAngeler, D. G.; Álvarez Cobelas, Miguel  ; Sánchez Carrillo, Salvador  ; Rodrigo, María A.artículo
3openAccessLa_calidad-de_las_aguas_españolas.pdf.jpg1997La calidad de las aguas españolasÁlvarez Cobelas, Miguel  ; Cabrera, Francisco artículo
4openAccessCob  Alg Cont 9.pdf.jpg1984Catálogo de las algas continentales españolas. II. Craspedophyceae, Cryptophyceae, Chrysophyceae, Dinophyceae, Euglenophyceae, Haptophyceae, Phaeophyceae, Rhodophyceae, Xantophyceae.Álvarez Cobelas, Miguel  artículo
5closedAccess2007Chara hispida beds as a sink of nitrogen: Evidence from growth, nitrogen uptake and decompositionRodrigo, María A.; Rojo, Carmen; Álvarez Cobelas, Miguel  ; Cirujano, Santos artículo
6closedAccessaccesoRestringido.pdf.jpg2020Charophyte stoichiometry in temperate watersCarmen Rojo; Salvador Sanchez-Carrillo; María A. Rodrigo; Eric Puche; Santos Cirujano; Álvarez Cobelas, Miguel  artículo
7openAccess4-Jun-2012Comparison of biogenic methane emissions from unmanaged estuaries, lakes, oceans, rivers and wetlandsOrtiz-Llorente, María Josefa ; Álvarez Cobelas, Miguel  artículo
8closedAccess28-Mar-2008Conservation issues of temporary wetland Branchiopoda (Anostraca, Notostraca: Crustacea) in a semiarid agricultural landscape: What spatial scales are relevant?Angeler, D. G.; Viedma, Olga; Sánchez Carrillo, Salvador  ; Álvarez Cobelas, Miguel  artículo
9openAccessMiguelAC511.pdf.jpgSep-1997La contaminación del agua impide la recuperación de Las Tablas de DaimielCirujano, Santos ; Álvarez Cobelas, Miguel  artículo
10closedAccess1-Apr-2005Daily patterns of mixing and nutrient concentrations during early autumn circulation in a small sheltered lakeÁlvarez Cobelas, Miguel  ; Velasco, José Luis ; Valladolid, María  ; Baltanás, Ángel; Rojo, Carmenartículo
11openAccess2002Daily variations in the optical properties of a small lakeÁlvarez Cobelas, Miguel  ; Baltanás, Ángel; Velasco, José Luis artículo
12closedAccess2006Denitrification in aquatic environments: a cross-system analysisPiña, Elisa; Álvarez Cobelas, Miguel  artículo
13openAccessAnales del Jardin Botanico de Madrid (2004).pdf.jpg2004Descomposición de helófitos en un humedal semiárido hipertróficoRibeiro Orge, María Dolores; Álvarez Cobelas, Miguel  ; Riolobos, Palmira; Cirujano, Santos artículo
14openAccess2007Does seston size structure reflect fish-mediated effects on water quality in a degraded semiarid wetland?Angeler, D. G.; Sánchez Carrillo, Salvador  ; Rodrigo, María A.; Álvarez Cobelas, Miguel  ; Rojo, Carmenartículo
15closedAccess7-Jul-2009Ecological Indicators 10:545-549 (2010)Angeler, D. G.; Álvarez Cobelas, Miguel  ; Sánchez Carrillo, Salvador  artículo
16openAccessAnales_62(1)_47-52_Sosnovsky_Carofitos.pdf.jpg2005Efectos antrópicos sobre las praderas sumergidas de carófitos en una laguna cársticaSosnovsky, Alejandro; Cirujano, Santos ; Álvarez Cobelas, Miguel  ; Moreno Pérez, Miriam; Piña, Elisaartículo
17closedAccess14-Jan-2010Effects of climatic change on stream water quality in SpainBenítez Gilabert, Manuel; Álvarez Cobelas, Miguel  ; Angeler, D. G.artículo
18openAccessAquatic Microbial Ecology (2002).pdf.jpg2002Effects of hydrologically confined fishes on bacteriplankton and autotrophic picoplankton in a semiarid marshAngeler, D. G.; Rodrigo, María A.; Sánchez Carrillo, Salvador  ; Álvarez Cobelas, Miguel  artículo
19closedAccessaccesoRestringido.pdf.jpgApr-2018Effects of overabundant nitrate and warmer temperatures on charophytes: The roles of plasticity and local adaptationPuche, Eric; Sánchez Carrillo, Salvador  ; Álvarez Cobelas, Miguel  ; Pukacz, Andrzej; Rodrigo, María A.; Rojo, Carmenartículo
20openAccessJExpMarBiolEco 402(1-2) 65-74 (2011).pdf.jpg19-Apr-2011Effects of shrimp-farm effluents on the food web structure in subtropical coastal lagoonsSerrano-Grijalva, Lilia; Sánchez Carrillo, Salvador  ; Angeler, D. G.; Sánchez-Andrés, R.; Álvarez Cobelas, Miguel  artículo