Dr. Diego Fernández González

external/former PhD student (Quantitative Landscape Ecology)
PhD student
Contact
Building I, Room 2.02

Research Interests

  • Anthropogenic stressors in freshwater ecosystems
  • River ecology and metabolism
  • River hydrogeomorphology
  • Spatial ecological modelling
  • Riparian forest characterization and functioning
  • Management of fluvial ecosystems

Teaching

  • River Habitat Survey (Course Trainer)
  • Chemical, physical and biological characterization methods in freshwater ecosystems of rivers (Course Assistant)

Academic History

  • PhD student in the group of Quantitative Landscape Ecology at the University of Koblenz-Landau, Campus Landau, Germany (since 2012)
  • Environmental Technician at the Environmental Hydraulics Institute of Cantabria (2008 – 2012) http://www.ihcantabria.com
  • M.Sc. Environmental Water Systems Management at the University of Cantabria, Spain (2007-2009)
  • Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Sciences at the University of León, Spain (2001-2005)

Publications

2012

  • Barquín, J., B. Ondiviela, M. Recio, M. Álvarez-Cabria, F. J. Peñas, D. Fernández, A. Gómez, C. Álvarez, and J. A. Juanes. 2012. Assessing the conservation status of alder-ash alluvial forest and Atlantic salmon in the Natura 2000 river network of Cantabria, Northern Spain.in P. J. Boon and P. J. Raven, editors. River conservation and management: 20 years on. Wiley-Blackwell.

2011

  • Barquín, J., B. Ondiviela, M. Recio, M. Álvarez-Cabria, F. J. Peñas, D. Fernández, A. Gómez, C. Álvarez, and J. A. Juanes. 2012. Assessing the conservation status of alder-ash alluvial forest and Atlantic salmon in the Natura 2000 river network of Cantabria, Northern Spain.in P. J. Boon and P. J. Raven, editors. River conservation and management: 20 years on. Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Barquín, J., D. Fernández, M. Álvarez- Cabria, and F. J. Peñas. 2011. Riparian quality and habitat heterogeneity assessment in Cantabrian rivers. Limnetica 30:329-346.
  • Cortes, R., S. Varandas, A. Teixeira, S. J. Hughes, M. Magalhâes, J. Barquín, M. Alvarez-Cabria, and D. Fernández. 2011. Effects of landscape metrics and land-use variables on macroinvertebrate communities and habitat characteristics. Limnetica 30:347-362.
  • Fernández, D., J. Barquín, and P. J. Raven. 2011. A review of river habitat characterisation methods: indices vs. characterisation protocols. Limnetica 30:217-234.
  • Naura, M., D. Sear, M. Álvarez-Cabria, F. J. Peñas, D. Fernández, and J. Barquín. 2011. Integrating monitoring, expert knowledge and habitat management within conservation organisations for the delivery of the water framework directive: A proposed approach. Limnetica 30:427-446.

2009

  • Fernández, D. 2009. Geomorphological characterization and physical integrity of Cantabrian rivers. Master thesis. 85 p.