Anna M. Romaní
Anna M. Romaní received the Biology degree and the Ph.D. degree from the University of Barcelona, in 1992 and 1997, respectively. She did research visits at the Institute of Terrestrial Ecology and University of Wales in Bangor,UK, at the Max Planck Institute for Limnology in Schlitz,Germany and at the Uppsala University (Sweden). From 2001 to 2006, she got a research contract at the University of Girona, Institute of Aquatic Ecology. Since 2007, she became an Associate Professor at the University of Girona. Her main research interest is the investigation of the biofilm (attached microbial communities developing on rocks, sand, and leaves) within the framework of river and stream ecology. She has been mainly focused on the organic matter decomposition capacity by stream biofilms trying to understanding the microbial interactions influencing biofilm functioning as well as comprehending the external factors affecting biofilm structure and function (nutrients, temperature, toxicants, and organic matter quality). Her research has an special emphasis on the functioning of Mediterranean streams, submitted to intense drought periods and seasonal fluctuations.
Biography Updated on 29 December 2010