Álvaro Javier Moyano Salcedo
Ministry of science of Colombia fellow
Research group: Surface Hydrology and Erosion
My research is focused on evaluating the ecological status of rivers in response to pollution, with the aim of proposing effective management measures. Currently, I am specifically working on assessing the causes, consequences, interactions, and management of salinization in freshwater ecosystems, with a particular emphasis on wastewater treatment. I have completed an Environmental Engineering degree, with a specialization in environmental management of agri-food systems, as well as a Master's degree in water management from the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Additionally, I hold a second Master's degree in environmental science and technology from the Federal University of ABC and the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. I am currently a Ph.D. candidate in ecology, environmental sciences, and plant physiology at the University of Barcelona, and my research is conducted in collaboration with IDEA-CSIC and FEHM-Lab. I have experience in environmental consulting, macroinvertebrate identification, managing environmental and statistical programs (R), implementing efficient water usage practices, deploying water treatment systems, teaching at the university level, and conducting cutting-edge research.