Juan Rubio Ríos

PhD Student - Aquatic Ecology & Aquaculture

Juan Rubio Ríos

I studied Environmental Sciences at the University of Almeria (UAL). Subsequently, I completed a master's degree in Industrial and Agrifood Biotechnology, and I am currently developing my thesis in the PhD program in Biotechnology at the same university. In 2013 I obtained a collaboration grant, and I started working in the Ecology laboratory of the UAL, where I developed my undergraduate and master's degree final projects. In 2017 I started working as a research technician with a youth guarantee contract. Since July 2018 I enjoy a FPU contract, and I am a member of the research group in Aquatic Ecology and Aquaculture (RNM 346). I have also taught in the Ecology subject of the Environmental Sciences degree (2009 plan) during the 2018-19 and 2019-20 courses; and in the Limnology and Marine Ecology, and Ecology subjects of the Environmental Sciences degree (2018 plan).


My research interests are focused on assessing how the expected increase in aridity under future climate change scenarios will affect the quality of litter entering headwater rivers flowing through forests, either by changes in foliar traits or by substitution of some plant species for others, and their potential effects on river food webs. Currently, my research is being carried out in rivers located in Natural Parks throughout Andalusia, focusing mainly on the headwater rivers of the Sierra Nevada National Park.

RESEARCH GROUP: Aquatic Ecology and Aquaculture (RNM-346)


  • Ecology
  • Limnology
  • Aquatic Ecology
  • Trophic Networks


I collaborated in the RIBARID project (CGL2012-39635) that concluded in 2015. I am currently participating in a national project RIOVEGEST (FEDER-UAL18 -RNM -B006), and in two projects developed at European level for young researchers (EUROPONDS and URBIFUN). I also co-lead a project for young researchers funded by SIBECOL (INVASORIAN).

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