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New Master thesis in the framework of the SEE-ME project!

In 2023 we had the great pleasure of having two master’s students join the project. Mari Sol Hernández conducted speciation analysis of Cu in (many!) samples from the Mar Menor and defended her master’s thesis titled “Copper Complexation Capacity and its Relationship with Dissolved Organic Matter in the Mar Menor”

Paper released: Effect of dissolved organic matter on copper bioavailability to a coastal dinoflagellate at environmentally relevant concentrations.

This article, published in open access in The Science of the Total Environment (, applies the use of stable Cu isotopes and demonstrates that Cu internalization depends on labile Cu at relatively high Cu concentrations (greater than 30 nM), while at lower concentrations, Cu organic complexes are partially bioavailable