Dr. Vicenç Acuña is a research scientist at the Catalan Institute for Water Research (ICRA) in Girona, Spain. His research focuses on the ecology and biogeochemistry of rivers and streams, especially waterways that do not flow year-round. He conducts field and lab experiments on the effects of multiple stressors on those rivers and streams and other freshwater ecosystems. His work has focused on aquatic ecosystem services and implementation of river basin management and river restoration. He spent time in residence at SESYNC collaborating with SESYNC Director Margaret Palmer and SESYNC postdoctoral fellow Albert Ruhi.
2016 - 2017
Areas of Expertise
lakes, rivers, streams, and wetlands
Methods of Expertise
Managing temporary streams and rivers as unique rather than second-class ecosystems
Article published in Biological Conservation
Temporary Waters & Intermittent Streams at Risk: International Team of Scientists Urge Science-Based Policy
Why should we care about temporary waterways?
Article published in Science