Tamara Rodríguez



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Tamara Rodríguez Castillo holds a PhD in Sciences and Technologies for the Environmental Management of Water Systems from the University of Cantabria (Universidad de Cantabria). She joined IHCantabria in 2010, thanks to a predoctoral grant from the University of Cantabria. The central theme of his thesis was the analysis and modeling at different spatio-temporal scales of the structural and functional components of freshwater aquatic ecosystems, with the ultimate goal of having a better understanding of ecosystem metabolism and carbon balances. In 2012 he did a research stay at The University of Waikato (New Zealand) with Professor David Hamilton. Nowadays, she collaborates as a postdoctoral researcher at the IHCantabria Foundation both in internal research lines and in the realization of different competitive R+D+i projects and contracts with the administration and companies.In this context, he has carried out several tasks of great scientific interest: field campaigns, laboratory sample analysis, statistical modeling, hydraulic numerical modeling (e.g., HEC-RAS, DELFT3D) and water quality modeling (e.g., WASP, DELFT3D), and management of various computer tools for data processing and analysis of results (e.g., R, Matlab, ArcGis). As a result of his research activity, he has published 6 articles in Science Citation Index journals, a book chapter and has participated in 3 international conferences. He is a member of the Iberian Association of Limnology, developing together with other young researchers of the association different collaborative science projects.



Determination of factors controlling fluvial metabolism.
Effects of anthropogenic activities on fluvial, lacustrine and estuarine ecosystems.
Spatio-temporal modeling of ecosystem functioning.
Numerical hydraulic, hydrodynamic and water quality modeling in freshwater and transitional water ecosystems.


Romero, F.; et al. (85/77) .2023. Impacts of diffuse urban stressors on stream benthic communities and ecosystem functioning: A review. Limnetica. 43(1): 89-108 https://doi.org/10.23818/limn.43.07

Pastor, A.; et al. (35/32). 2020. Early-Career Coordinated Distributed Experiments: Empowerment Through Collaboration. Frontiers in Education. 5, pp. Art. 13. https://doi.org/10.3389/feduc.2020.00013

Rodríguez-Castillo, T.; et al. (4/1). 2019. Estimating ecosystem metabolism to entire river networks. Ecosystems. Springer. 22, pp. 892–911. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10021-018-0311-8

Rodríguez-Castillo, T.; et al. (1/5). 2019. Modelado de la distribución espacial del microfitobentos en estuarios y cambio climático. Aplicación en el Estuario de Suances (Norte de España). VI Jornadas de Ingeniería del Agua. pp. 127-130. ISBN: 978-84-09-14914-8.

Jiménez Tobio, M.; et al. (2/7). 2019. Calibración y validación del modelado hidrodinámico y de calidad del agua 3D. Proyecto hidroeléctrico de Ituango. VI Jornadas de Ingeniería del Agua. pp. 91-92. ISBN: 978-84-09-14914-8.

Estévez, E.; et al. (5/2). 2018. Drivers of spatio-temporal patterns of salinity in Spanish rivers: a nationwide assessment. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 374(1764), pp. 20180022. https://doi.org/10.1098/rstb.2018.0022

Catalán, N.; et al. (22/18). 2018. Behind the Scenes: Mechanisms Regulating Climatic Patterns of Dissolved Organic Carbon Uptake in Headwater Streams. Global Biogeochemical Cycles. 32(10), pp. 1528-1541. https://doi.org/10.1029/2018GB005919

Estévez, E.; et al. (7/2). 2017. Analysis of structural and functional indicators for assessing the health state of mountain streams. Ecological Indicators. Elsevier. 72, pp.553-564. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolind.2016.08.052

 Rodríguez-Castillo, T.; et al. (5/1). 2017. Effects of sewage effluents and seasonal changes on the metabolism of three Atlantic rivers. Science of the Total Environment. Elsevier. 599-600, pp.1108-1118. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.05.067

Pastor, A.; et al. (35/4) 2017. Local and regional drivers of headwater streams metabolism: insights from the first AIL collaborative project. Limnetica. 36(1): 67-85. https://doi.org/10.23818/limn.36.06

Rodríguez-Castillo, T.; et al. (1/10). 2017. Modelización tridimensional hidrodinámica y de la calidad del agua en el Proyecto Hidroeléctrico de Ituango. V Jornadas de Ingeniería del Agua. ISBN: 978-84-9749-670-4.

Barquín, J.; et al. (11/4) 2015. Optimización de las redes de seguimiento del estado de conservación en ríos de alta montaña Proyectos de investigación en parques nacionales: 2010-2013. Organismo Autónomo de Parques Nacionales. pp.35-59. ISBNN: 978-84-8014-870-2.