Short CV/Education and training

  • 1999
    Graduation, University of Girona (Spain)

  • 2003
    PhD in Biology, University of Girona (Spain)

  • 2006
    postdoc at the University of Oslo

  • 2006 – 2008
    The National Environmental Research Institute of Denmark

  • 2009 – 2012
    research scientist, European Commission-Joint Research Centre (Italy)

  • 2012
    research group on Aquatic Ecology, University of Vic (Spain)

  • 2013
    Marie Curie Intra European Fellowship, University of Aarhus (Denmark)

    Visiting Scientist, Middle East Technical University (Turkey)

  • Since 2015
    ICREA Research Professor, University of Vic (Spain)

Selected publications

  • Brucet S., Tavşanoğlu Ü.N., Özen A., Levi E.E., Bezirci G., Çakıroğlu A.İ., Jeppesen E., Svenning J.-C., Ersoy Z, Beklioğlu M. 2017. Size-based interactions across trophic levels in food webs of shallow Mediterranean lakes. Freshwater Biology. In press.

  • Trochine C, Brucet S. Argillier C., Arranz I., Beklioglu M. , Benejam L., Ferreira T., Hesthagen T., Holmgren.K., Jeppesen E. , Kelly F., Krause T., Rask M. Volta, Winfield I.J., T. Mehner. Non-native fish occurrence and biomass in 1943 Western Palearctic lakes and reservoirs and their abiotic and biotic correlates.

  • Cañedo-Argüelles, M., C. P. Hawkins, B. J. Kefford, R.B. Schäfer, B.J. Dyack,S. Brucet, et al. 2016. Saving freshwater from salt. Science, 351: 914-916.

  • Mehner T., Keeling C., Emmrich, M, Holmgren K, Argillier C., Volta P., Winfield IJ., S. Brucet. 2016. Effects of fish predation on density and size spectra of prey fish communities in lakes. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 73: 506–518

  • Arranz I. Mehner T., Benejam L., Argillier C., Holmgren K, Jeppesen E., Lauridsen T.L., Volta P., Winfield IJ., S. Brucet. 2016. Density-dependent effects as key drivers of intraspecific size structure of six fish species in lakes across Europe. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 73: 519–534.

  • Benejam L., Teixeira-de Mello F., Meerhoff M., Loureiro M., Jeppesen E., S. Brucet. 2016. Assessing effects of change in land use on size-related variables of fish in subtropical streams. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 73: 547–556.

  • Jeppesen E., Brucet S, Naselli-Flores L., Papastergiadou E., Stefanidis K., Nõges T., Nõges P, Attayde J.L., Zohary T., Coppens J., Bucak T., Fernandes Menezes R., Sousa Freitas F.R., Kernan M., Søndergaard M., M. Beklioğlu. 2015. Ecological impacts of global warming and water abstraction on lakes and reservoirs due to changes in water level and related changes in salinity. Hydrobiologia 750: 201-227.

  • Brucet, S., S. Poikane, Solheim, A.L., S., Birk. 2013. Biological assessment of European lakes: ecological rationale and human impacts. Freshwater Biol. 58, 1106–1115.

  • Brucet, S., S. Pédron, T. Mehner, T. L. Lauridsen, C. Argillier, I. J. Winfield, P. Volta, M. Emmrich, T. Hesthagen, K. Holmgren, L. Benejam, F. Kelly, T. Krause, A. Palm, M. Rask, & E. Jeppesen. 2013. Fish diversity in European lakes: geographical predictors dominate over anthropogenic pressures. Freshwater Biol. 58, 1779–1793.

  • Brucet, S., Boix, D., Nathansen, L.W. Quintana, X.D., Jensen, E., Balayla, D., Meerhoff, M., E. Jeppesen. 2012. Effects of temperature, salinity and fish in structuring the macroinvertebrate community in shallow lakes: Implications for effects of climate change. PLoS ONE 7(2): e30877

  • Brucet, S., Boix, D., Quintana, X.D., Jensen, E., Nathansen, L.W., Trochine, C., Meerhoff, M., Gascon, S., Jeppesen, E. 2010. Factors influencing zooplankton size structure at contrasting temperatures in shallow lakes: implications for effects of climate change. Limnology and Oceanography, 55:1697-1711.

  • Brucet, S., Boix, D., Gascón, S., Lauridsen, T.L., Søndergaard, M. A., Quintana, X., Jeppesen, E. 2009. Species richness of crustacean zooplankton and trophic structure of brackish lagoons in contrasting climate zones: north temperate Denmark and Mediterranean Catalonia (Spain). Ecography 32: 692-702.

  • Brucet, S., Boix, D., López-Flores, R., Badosa, A., Quintana, X. 2006. Size and species diversity of zooplankton communities in fluctuating Mediterranean salt marshes, Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Sciences 67: 424-432.

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • Analysing size-density relationships of aquatic communities in response to strength of predator-prey interactions and resource subsidy (DFG Me 1686/7-1), German Research Foundation. 2016-2019.

  • Myvatn Project : Will climate-related changes in fish stocks lead to significant ecosystem shifts in the natural eutrofic Lake Myvatn (Iceland)? Funded by Carlsberg Fundation, 2014 – 2016.

  • SOS-Fartet: improvement of conservation status of fartet, an endangered fish species Funded by Fundación Biodiversidad del Ministerio de Agricultura, Alimentación y Medio Ambiente. 2016-2017.

  • Rivers of salt: Advancing towards a better management of salt-rich Effluents. Funded by Tecniospring programme and COFUND Marie Curie Actions. 2014 – 2016.

  • CLIMBING: Climate and nutrient impacts on lake biodiversity and ecosystem functioning. Funded by EU FP7 Marie Curie Actions (contract no. 330249), 2013 – 2015

  • EU funded project “REFRESH: Adaptive strategies to mitigate the impacts of climate change on European freshwater ecosystems”. (contract no. 244121), 2010 – 2014

  • EU funded project “WISER: Water bodies in Europe: Integrative Systems to assess Ecological status and Recovery”. (contract no. 226273), 2009 – 2012

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Expert of the Intergovernmental Panel of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) . Lead Author of the Regional Assessment of the biodiversity and ecosystem services in Europe and Central Asia.

  • Specialist Adviser of CIRCLE programme (UK Department for International Development) to support African researchers on research on climate change impacts (2016-2017)

  • Evaluator of Horizon 2020, call H2020-SC5-2015, European Commission. 2015

  • Scientific Evaluator of CERCA, Spain 2016.

  • Scientific Evaluator of the National Science Center, Poland. 2016

  • Scientific Evaluation of FONCyT (Fondo para la Investigación Científica y Tecnológica), Argentina

  • Scientific Evaluation of CSIC I+D, Uruguay

  • Scientific Evaluation of Czech Science Foundation, Czech Republic

Media coverage






  • News about our Project SOS-fartet:



  • Street exhibition about our research at the Aquatic Ecology Group:

  • Article in Catalan Newspaper 9Nou, 2016: Cal que els rius portin aigua? (Is it important that rivers have water?)


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