Current staff

Dr. Javier Pérez
Position: Researcher
Phone:+34 946015939
Links: Google Scholar,ResearchGate

Research interests

My studies are focused on leaf-litter decomposition process in headwater streams. I have measured the natural variability and seasonality of this ecosystem function at different spatial scales and some related variables: associated detritivores and decomposers (aquatic hyphomycetes) and stoichiometry (CNP). I have assessed the effect of water nutrient enrichment, river regulation, litter quality or water temperature on these processes. I have experience in litter breakdown experiments in streams and also under laboratory conditions (microcosms assays).