Our team focuses on assessing classic/emerging pollutants levels from transitional environments and the joint effects of natural stressors on pollutants availability/effects to key species. We developed the following topics:
1. Occurrence and availability of pollutants ( influence of physico-chemical variables on the adsorption/desorption, degradation/transformation processes, and bioaccumulation)
2. Biota responses to environmental changes (salinity, temperature, and nutrient availability/changes) and its interaction (tolerance, sensibility) with anthropogenic stressors (pollutants).
3. The influence of environmental variables and pollutants mixtures on watershed pollution management and remediation processes.
We are currently running several projects dealing with pollutants dynamics in sediments from the southwestern Atlantic coast of the Buenos Aires province (Pampa and Patagonia biome). Additionally, we are running the first laboratory and field studies about the interaction between natural and anthropogenic stressors on key representative species from Argentinean coastal/aquatic environments,
*PIP 2015-0498 CONICET. “Development and assessment of pollution indicators for aquatic environments under industrial and agricultural impact.
*PICT 2017-3064 ANPCyT.“ Use of cost-effective indicators in assessing the combined effects of future environmental scenarios and anthropogenic pollutants.
*EXA 986/20 UNMdP. “Spatio-temporal pollution assessment in the coastal environment from the southeast of Buenos Aires province: influence of environmental factors.”
*PICT 2018-0568 ANPCyT. “ Sources and fate of trace elements from global concern in the southeast of the Buenos Aires province.”
*RLA/7/025. IAEA. Conforming the microplastic node in the international project ” Strengthening Capacities in Marine and Coastal Environments Using Nuclear and Isotopic Techniques.Proyecto Regional del IAEA.RLA/7/025. Director: Dra. Betina Lomovasky.