Research results

Progress Resume

This is a resumen of our task progress. Updated quarterly(last day of the month)

YEAR 1

T1. Annual biogeochemical cycle of metals
T2. Influence of environmental events on trace metals
T3. Standarization methodology metal internalization
T4. Copper and lead internalization in synthetic samples
T5. Metal bioavailability in Mar Menor samples
T6. Metal levels in biota (from microalgae to fishes)
T7. Discussion and dissemination of the results

UPDATED: NOVEMBER 2023

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Congresses

Milestones project timeline

Timeline

Mar 2021

Cruise 1

May 2021

Cruise 2

May 2021

Divulgation activity

Jul 2021

Cruise 3

Jul 2021

Cruise 4

Sep 2021

Paper 3

Sep 2021

Paper 1

Sep 2021

Task 3 completed

Oct 2021

Divulgation activity

Dec 2021

Paper 2

Dec 2021

Task 6 completed

Feb 2022

Cruise 5

Feb 2022

Divulgation activity

Mar 2022

Task 4 completed

Apr 2022

Task 1 completed

May 2022

Congress: SETAC Europe 32nd annual meeting

Jun 2022

Congress: Eurolag 10

Jun 2022

Task 2 completed

Sep 2022

Congress: VIII International Symposium on Marine Sciences (ISMS 2022)

Sep 2022

Congress: IEBS 2021- XVII International Estuarine Biogeochemistry Symposium

Nov 2022

Task 5 completed

Dec 2022

Paper 4

Jul 2023

Paper 5

Nov 2023

Paper 6

Last research news

Presentation in the DGT 2023 Conference, Paris (France) 12th October 2023

During the DGT2023 international congress, which brings together world experts in the use of passive samplers of environmental pollutants, our colleague Juan Santos presented a paper entitled “The utility of passive samplers to monitor changes in trace metal levels in a coastal lagoon under different singular environmental events”. This work highlights the suitability of using this type of sampler in…

New publication: Levantine winds cause increased levels of metals in the waters of the Mar Menor

A paper has recently been published in the international journal Science of the Total Environment on the influence of the easterly wind on the levels of metals in the waters of the Mar Menor. The strong easterly winds cause the sediment in this shallow lagoon to resuspend, causing an increase in the concentrations of metals in the dissolved and particulate…

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 (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2023.165989), 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 to the dinoflagellate. This fact questions the applicability of the Biotic…