Tarragona, 6-8 February 2008
Riverpol Scientific Committee Invited speakers Venue and dates Accommodation
Technical Secretariat Registration form Abstract Scientific Programme
 
 
February 6, 2008 I February 7, 2008 I February 8, 2008

Chairman: Ramon Batalla
Dept. Medi Ambient i Ciències del Sòl, Universitat de Lleida. 25198 Lleida


9.00h-10.00h
Mercury pollution in freshwater and marine systems
J. Munthe
IVL Swedish Environental Research Institute. 400 14 Gothenburg, Sweden


Focus: Trophic webs

10.00h-10.20h
Heavy metal bioaccumulation by filter–feeding species: Ephoron virgo and Hydropsyche sp. in the lower Ebro river
N. Cid1, C. Ibáñez1 and N. Prat2
1 Aquatic Ecosystems Unit, IRTA. E-43540 Sant Carles de la Ràpita
2 Department of Ecology, Faculty of Biology, University of Barcelona. E-08028 Barcelona


10.20h-10.40h
Bioassessment of industrial residues influence in aquatic system by POPs analysis in mayfly Ephoron virgo
C. Lourencetti1, J.O. Grimalt1, N. Cid Puey2, C. Ibañez2 and N. Prat3
1 Chemical and Environmental Research Institute (IIQAB-CSIC). 08034-Barcelona
2 Aquatic Ecosystem Unit (IRTA), 43540 Sant Carles de la Ràpita
3 Department of Ecology. Faculty of Biology. University of Barcelona. 08028 Barcelona


10.40h-11.00h
Environmental hazards of organochlorine and metallic contaminant residues from a mercury cell chloro-alkali plant in aquatic invertebrate species in the lower part of Ebro river. A multi-biomarker approach

M. Faria1,2, C. Riva1,2, C. Barata3
1 Centre de Recerca i Innovacio en Toxicologia - CRIT, UPC. Terrassa
2 Laboratoy of Environmental Toxicology – INTEXTER, UPC. Terrassa
3 Department of Enviornmental Chemistry, CSIC. Barcelona


11.00h-11.30h
Coffee break

11.30h-11.50h
Heavy metal bioaccumulation in Procambarus clarkii (American red crayfish) in the lower Ebro River and Delta
A. Suárez, C. Ibáñez and R. Trobajo
Aquatic Ecosystems Unit. Institute of Food and Agricultural Research and Technology

11.50h-12.10h
Evaluation of metal levels present in different shellfish species from the shellfish harvesting areas of Catalonia
P. de la Iglesia1,2, D. Furones1,2, M. Delgado1 and J. Diogène1,2
1 IRTA. 43540. Sant Carles de la Ràpita. Tarragona
2 XRAq, Xarxa de Referència en Aquicultura. Generalitat de Catalunya


12.10h-12.30h
Polychlorinated biphenyls content in shellfish from the Delta Ebro river and other coastal areas of Catalonia

P. de la Iglesia1,2, D. Furones1,2, M. Delgado1 and J. Diogène1,2
1 IRTA. 43540. Sant Carles de la Ràpita. Tarragona
2 XRAq, Xarxa de Referència en Aquicultura. Generalitat de Catalunya


12.30h-12.50h
BDE-209 and other polybromodiphenyl ethers in high mountain lakes
M. Bartrons1,2, J. Catalan1 and J.O. Grimalt2
1 Centre for Advanced Studies of Blanes (CEAB-CSIC). 17300 – Blanes
2 Department of Environmental Chemistry (IIQAB-CSIC). 08034 - Barcelona


13.00h-14.30h
Lunch

Chairman: Pere Masqué
Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals - Departament de Física. Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, 08183 Bellaterra

14.30h-15.30h
Organic pollutants in rivers and freshwater systems: some overview remarks
K.C. Jones
Centre for Chemicals Management, Lancaster Environment Centre. Lancaster University, Lancaster, LA1 4YQ, UK

15.30h-15.50h
Eco-Toxicity of sediments collected across the lower part of the Ebro river between the Ribaroja reservoir and the Delta
C. Barata1,2, A. Olivares4, M. Faria2, J.M. Navas3, I. del Olmo3, M.C. Riva2 and B. Piña4
1 Department of Environmental Chemistry, IIQAB-CSIC, Jordi Girona 18, 08034 Barcelona
2 Laboratory of Environmental Toxicology, Universitat Politécnica de Catalunya, 08220-Terrassa
3 INIA. Dpto. Medio Ambiente, Laboratorio de Ecotoxicología, E-28040 Madrid
4 IBMB-CSIC. 08034 Barcelona


15.50h-16.10h
Mechanisms of downstream biomass transport of pollutants from a shallow reservoir heavily impacted by industrial waste
J. Catalan1, D. Soto1, R. Roig1, A. Palanques2 and E. Gacia1
1 Centre for Advanced Studies of Blanes (CEAB-CSIC). 17300-Blanes, Girona
2 Marine Science Institute (CSIC) Barcelona


16.10h-16.30h
Organochlorine compounds accumulated in toxic chloro-alkali plant waste in Flix reservoir: influence in fish downstream
D. Huertas and J.O. Grimalt
Institute of Chemical and Environmental Research (CSIC). Barcelona


16.30h-17.00h
Coffee break

17.00h-17.20h
Metal concentrations in fish of the lower Ebro river impacted by the Industrial waste of Flix reservoir

D. Soto1, R. Roig1, E. Gacia1, L. Benejam2, J. Benito2 and J. Catalan1
1 Centre for Advanced Studies of Blanes (CEAB), 17300-Blanes, Girona
2 Institute of Aquatic Ecology (IEA), University of Girona (UdG). Girona


17.20h-17.40h
Bioaccumulation of methylmercury and total mercury in the lower Ebro river basin (NE Spain)

L. Carrasco1, D. Soto2, L. Benejam3, J. Benito3, J. Catalan2, E. Gacia2, S. Díez1,4 and J.M. Bayona1
1 Environmental Chemistry Department, IIQAB-CSIC, Barcelona
2 Centre d'Estudis Avançats de Blanes, CEAB-CSIC, Blanes
3 Institute of Aquatic Ecology, University of Girona, Girona
4 Institute of Earth Sciences “Jaume Almera”, ICTJA-CSIC, Barcelona


17.40h-18.00h
Who feeds where? Stable isotopes and trace elements in eggs of ten bird species breeding at the Ebro delta
J. Cotín1, L. Jover2, C. Sanpera1 and X. Ruiz1
1 Dept. de Biologia Animal, Universitat de Barcelona. 08028-Barcelona
2 Dept. de Salut Pública, Universitat de Barcelona, 08036-Barcelona

18.00h-18.20h
Are the toxic sediments deposited at Flix reservoir currently affecting the Ebro river biota?Purple heron (Ardea purpurea) nestlings as indicators
J. Cotín1, M.G. Tarrasón1, L. Jover2, C. Sanpera1 and X. Ruiz1
1 Dept. de Biologia Animal, Universitat de Barcelona. 08028-Barcelona
2 Dept. de Salut Pública, Universitat de Barcelona, 08036-Barcelona


18.20h-18.40h
Combined use of gene and biochemical bio-markers in fish and aquatic birds to evaluate environmental hazards by Flix sediments
B. Piña1, L. Quirós1, A. Navarro1, S. Pelayo1, C. Barata2, M.C. Riva3, D. Raldúa3, M. Solé4 and X. Ruiz5
1 IBMB-CSIC
2 IIQAB-CSIC
3 Laboratory of Environmental Toxicology-UPC
4 ICM-CSIC
5 Department of Zoology-UB