Xosé Anton Álvarez-Salgado

CSIC, Spain


X. Antón Álvarez–Salgado received his M.Sc. degree in Chemistry in 1990 from the University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain). He them moved to the Department of Oceanography of the CSIC Instituto de Investigaciones Marinas (Spain) as a Ph.D. fellow. In 1993 he obtained his Ph.D. degree defending a thesis about the nitrogen cycle in coastal embayments affected by wind–driven upwelling. In 1995 he moved to the Plymouth Marine Laboratory (United Kingdom) for postdoctoral work on the role played by dissolved organic matter in marine ecosystems. He returned to the CSIC Instituto de Investigaciones Marinas (Spain) in 1996 as a postdoctoral fellow and became a CSIC Tenured Scientist in 1999 to lead research in organic biogeochemistry. From 2006, he is a CSIC Research Scientist. His current research focuses on coastal, shelf and ocean carbon and nutrient cycles in a global change context, with special emphasis on the function of dissolved organic matter in coastal upwelling systems. He has teaching commitments in M.Sc. and Ph.D. courses at the Universities of Vigo, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, and Menéndez y Pelayo. He has supervised 8 Ph.D. students (3 in due course) and participated in 30 research grants, funded by EU, National and Regional agencies, being principal investigator of 17 of them. He has authored over 65 papers indexed in 21 SCI journals belonging to 10 categories that have received more than 1100 citations (Hirsch’s index = 21) as a result of the collaboration with 126 authors of 35 institutions in 12 countries.

Biography Updated on 21 September 2010

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