Clara Romero González-Quijano

+49 (0)30 64181 699

Müggelseedamm 310, 12587 Berlin


I started my PhD in October 2015 on Ecosystem metabolism in natural and technical aquatic systems of urban environments, which is part of the Urban Water Interfaces (UWI) graduate school  I am working on aquatic ecosystem functions under the supervision of Dr.Gabriel Singer, Dr. Mark Gessner and Dr.Peter Casper.


  • 10/2015 – now  PhD Candidate IGB-Berlin.
  • 2008- 2010 MSc. European Master in Inland Water Quality Assessment. Mälardalen Högskola (Sweden) and  Universidad Autónoma Madrid (Spain). Master Thesis (special mention): Methodological and ecological studies on running water and benthic extract toxicities, Center of Advanced Studies of Blanes(CEAB-CSIC), Spain.
  • 2004 – 2008 BSc. Environmental Sciences. Universidad Autónoma Madrid.

Work experience

  • 05/15-09/15 Research Technician. Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science, EAWAG Dübendorf,  Switzerland. Aquatic Ecology Department.
  • 03/15-08/15 Scientific Assistant. Paul Scherrer Institute, PSI, Villingen, Switzerland.  Ecosystem Fluxes Group.
  • 10/14-12/14 Research Technician. Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science, EAWAG Dübendorf, Switzerland.  Aquatic Ecology Department.
  • 08/10-12/13 Research Technician. Center of Advanced Studies of Blanes, CEAB-CSIC Blanes, Spain. REFRESH Project: Adaptive strategies to mitigate the impact of climate changes on European Freshwater Ecosystems.
  • 09/09-07/10 Intern. Center of Advanced Studies of Blanes, CEAB-CSIC Blanes, Spain.

Urban Water Interfaces

DFG Research training group  
Contact person
Gunnar Nützmann
Mark Gessner
Sabine Hilt
(Dept. 1) Ecohydrology
(Dept. 2) Ecosystem Research
(Dept. 3) Experimental Limnology
(Dept. 6) Chemical Analytics and Biogeochemistry



Andrea G. Bravo; Dolly N. Kothawala; Katrin Atttermeyer; Emmanuel Tessier; Pascal Bodmer; José L. J. Ledesma; Joachim Audet; Joan Pere Casas-Ruiz; Núria Catalán; Sophie Cauvy-Fraunie; Miriam Colls; Anne Deininger; Vesela V. Evtimova; Jérémy A. Fonvielle; Thomas Fuß; Peter Gilbert; Sonia Herrero Ortega; Liu Liu; Clara Mendoza-Lera; Juliana Monteiro; Jordi-René Mor; Magdalena Nagler; Georg H. Niedrist; Anna C. Nydahl; Ada Pastor; Josephine Pegg; Catherine Gutmann Roberts; Francesca Pilotto; Ana Paula Portela; Clara Romero González-Quijano; Ferran Romero; Martin Rulík; David Amouroux

The interplay between total mercury, methylmercury and dissolved organic matter in fluvial systems: a latitudinal study across Europe

Water Research. - 144(2018), S. 172-182

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