Young AIL

The Iberian Association of Limnology (AIL) has a special section of Young AIL, made up of all those members which are students or postdoctoral researchers who do not yet have a permanent position. They have a working committee that organizes annual meetings and activities for this group.

When registering for the Association, there is an option to indicate if you want to belong to the Young-AIL when you provide your personal information.

The coordinators of the Young-AIL are Edurne Estévez and Isabel Fernandes.

Advantages of being a member of Young-AIL:
- possibility of participating in a network of young researchers
- possibility of applying for grants to participate in congresses organized or supported by AIL
- possibility of applying for projects for young researchers, organized by AIL and by the European Federation for Freshwater Sciences (EFFS)
- possibility of participating in meetings, courses and workshops organized or supported by AIL
- possibility of applying for the prize for the best Iberian (AIL) and European PhD thesis (EFFS).


DOMIPEX project: collaborative research meet large-scale stream ecology

El pasado mes se publicó en Limnetica – 36 (1): 67-85 (2017) – el primer artículo derivado del proyecto colaborativo entre Jóvenes AIL, DOMIPEX, titulado “Local and regional drivers of headwater streams metabolism: insights from the first AIL collaborative project”. Sus autores, un equipo multidisciplinar formado por 35 limnólogas y limnológos de mas de 7 paises, han preparado un resumen para el blog J-AIL....

Leaf litter decomposition is a good tool to assess the effects of acidification on stream health

New research on functional stream ecology by Young AIL researchers

  • Leaves are a key source of energy for small forest streams
  • Small bugs (invertebrates) and microbes (bacteria and fungi) feed on these leaves, being key to transfer leaf energy to bigger animals such as fishes or birds
  • The rate at which bugs and microbes decompose leaf litter (litter decomposition) is tested as a measure of river health in response to human-caused stream acidification
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Ten simple rules for...

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