Results

The overall objective of the Riverlands project was to understand the mechanisms by which current and past land uses affect river processes so as to draw more effective catchment management strategies. This main task was addressed across five specific objectives:

  1. Determination of landscape temporal dynamics: the construction of a landscape legacy record using remote sensing techniques.
  2. Accounting for spatial arrangement of catchment land uses: characterize catchment land uses to river reaches following different spatial arrangements by developing specific GIS-based software.
  3. Identification of landscape legacy effects on hydro-morphological processes: determine and quantify the effects that land use legacies might have on hydromorphological processes
  4. Determining river functioning temporal dynamics under different landscape legacies: explore the conceptual development of a river functioning simulation model at a reach scale
  5. Identification of landscape legacy effects on river network functioning: produce a spatial model for river network functioning rates, which will assist the decision making process when planning for catchment strategies.

Following the methodology proposed in the project, and in the base of these objectives, there have been developed the next scientific results in the form of paper, Master thesis reports and contributions to national and international congresses.

PAPERS
  • 1) Can training data counteract topographic effects in supervised image classification? A sensitivity analysis in the Cantabrian Mountains (Spain).
    • Álvarez Martínez JM, Silió A, Barquín J.
    • Año 2017 (aceptado)
    • 1 Environmental Hydraulics Institute (IH Cantabria), University of Cantabria
    • Aceptado en: International Journal of Remote Sensing. Journal impact factor 2.76
  • 2) Mature forests confer hydrologic stability to river Ecosystems
    • Óscar Belmar1*, José Barquín1, Jose Manuel Álvarez-Martínez1, Francisco J. Peñas1, Manuel del Jesus1.
    • Año 2017 (enviado)
    • 1 Environmental Hydraulics Institute (IH Cantabria), University of Cantabria
    • Enviado a: Hydrology and Earth System Sciences (HESS). Journal impact factor 3.990
  • 3) Analysis of structural and functional indicators for assessing the health state of mountain streams
    • Edurne Estevez1*, Tamara Rodriguez-Castillo1, Mario Álvarez-Cabria1, Francisco J. Peñas1, Alexia M. González-Ferreras1, María Lezcano1, José Barquín1.
    • Año 2017
    • 1 Environmental Hydraulics Institute (IH Cantabria), University of Cantabria
    • Publicado en: Ecological Indicators. Journal impact factor 3.190
  • 4) Modelling macroinvertebrate and fish biotic indices: From reaches to entire river networks
    • Mario Álvarez-Cabria1*, Alexia M. González-Ferreras1, José Barquín1, Francisco J. Peñas1.
    • Año 2016
    • 1 Environmental Hydraulics Institute (IH Cantabria), University of Cantabria
    • Publicado en: Science of the Total Environment. Journal impact factor 4.42.
  • 5) Integration of habitat models to predict fish distributions in several watersheds of Northern Spain.
    • González-Ferreras AM1*, Barquín J1, Peñas FJ1.
    • Año 2016.
    • 1 Environmental Hydraulics Institute (IH Cantabria), University of Cantabria
    • Publicado en: Journal of Applied Ichthyology, 32: 2014-216. DOI: 10.1111/jai.13024. Journal impact factor 0.783
  • 6) Sources of variation in hydrological classifications: Time scale, flow series origin and classification procedure
    • Francisco J. Peñas1*, José Barquín1, César Álvarez1
    • Año 2016
    • 1 Environmental Hydraulics Institute (IH Cantabria), University of Cantabria
    • Publicado en: Journal of Hydrology 538 (2016) 487–499. Journal impact factor 3.053
  • 7) Modelling the spatial and seasonal variability of water quality for entire river networks: Relationships with natural and anthropogenic factors.
    • Mario Álvarez-Cabria1*, José Barquín1, Francisco J. Peñas1
    • Año 2016
    • Environmental Hydraulics Institute (IH Cantabria), University of Cantabria
    • Publicado en: Science of the Total Environment 545–546 (2016) 152–162. Journal impact factor 4.42.
  • 8) Coupling virtual watersheds with ecosystem services assessment: a 21st century platform to support river research and management.
    • José Barquín1*, Lee E. Benda2, Ferdinando Villa3, Lee E. Brown4, Núria Bonada5, David R. Vieites6,7, Tom J. Battin8, Julian D. Olden9, Samantha J. Hughes10, Clare Gray11,12 and Guy Woodward11, Año 2015.
    • 1 Environmental Hydraulics Institute, Universidad de Cantabria, Parque Científico y Tecnológico de Cantabria, Santander, Spain
    • 2 Earth Systems Institute, Seattle, WA, USA
    • 3 Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3), IKERBASQUE, Basque Foundation for Science Bilbao, Bizkaia, Spain
    • 4 Water@leeds/School of Geography, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK
    • 5 Grup de Recerca Freshwater Ecology and Management (FEM), Departament d’Ecologia, Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    • 6 Museo Nacional de ciencias Naturales, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Madrid, Spain
    • 7 CIBIO-INBIO, University of Porto, Campus Agrário de Vairão, Vairão, Portugal
    • 8 Stream Biofilm and Ecosystem Research Laboratory, School of Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Lausanne, Switzerland
    • 9 School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
    • 10 Centre for Research and Technology of Agro-Environmental and Biological Sciences, University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Quinta de Prados, Portugal
    • 11 Department of Life Sciences, Imperial College London, Berkshire, UK
    • 12 School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, Queen Mary University of London, London, UK
    • Publicado en: Wires Water 2: 609–621. doi:10.1002/wat2.1106. Journal impact factor: no indexada.
CONGRESSES
  • 1) Modelling metapopulation dynamics for Salmo trutta on river networks
    • González, A.M., Bertuzzo, E., Barquín, J., Rinaldo, A.
    • Año 2016
    • Publicado en: XVIII Congress of the Iberian Association of Limnology.
    • Organizado por Institut de Recerca I Tecnologia Agroalimentáries (IRTA). Tortosa, Spain, 4 to 8 July 2016.
  • 2) Catchment land cover effects on stream food Catchment land cover effects on stream food alteration
    • Edurne Estévez, María Lezcano , María Lezcano, Mario Álvarez -Cabria , Tom Battin & José Barquín Año 2016
    • Publicado en: XVIII Congress of the Iberian Association of Limnology.
    • Organizado por Institut de Recerca I Tecnologia Agroalimentáries (IRTA). Tortosa, Spain, 4 to 8 July 2016.
  • 3) Forests confer resilience to the functioning of river ecosystems
    • Barquín J., Álvarez-Martínez J.M., Cabria M., Peñas F.J., Silió A., Rodríguez-Castillo T., Estévez E., González M.A., Lezcano M.
    • Año 2015
    • Publicado en: Actas del Congreso  Aquatic Sciences Meeting 2015. Aquatic sciences: global and regional perspectives — north meets south. Session 026: Regime shifts in lakes, rivers, and oceans
    • Organizado por Association for the Sciences of Limnology & Oceanography. Granada, 23-27 February 2015.
  • 4) How do land abandonment and past land uses affect stream metabolism?
    • Estévez, E., Rodríguez-Castillo, T., Álvarez-Cabria, M., Peñas, F. J., González, A. M., Silió, A., Álvarez-Martínez, J. M., Lezcano, M. & Barquín, J.
    • Año 2015
    • Publicado en: Actas del Congreso  Aquatic Sciences Meeting 2015. Aquatic sciences: global and regional perspectives — north meets south. Session 026: Regime shifts in lakes, rivers, and oceans
    • Organizado por Association for the Sciences of Limnology & Oceanography. Granada, 23-27 February 2015.
  • 5) Estimating ecosystem metabolism for entire river networks
    • Pepe Barquín*, Tamara Rodríguez-Castillo, EdurneEstévez, Alexia MaríaGonzález, Mario Álvarez-Cabria, Francisco J. Peñas, and ÓscarBelmar.
    • Año 2015
    • Publicado en: 9thSymposium for European Freshwater Sciences – Freshwater sciences coming home.
    • Organizado por European Federation for Freshwater Sciences (EFFS) in Geneva, Switzerland, 5-0 de Julio de 2015
  • 6) The role of patch connectivity in river networks for the dynamics of Salmo trutta populations
    • González, A.M., Rodriguez-Castillo, T., Estevez, E., Alvarez-Cabria, M., Peñas, F.J., Silió-Calzada, A., Alvarez-Martinez, J.M., Lezcano, M., Barquín,J.
    • Año 2015
    • Publicado en: 2015 ASLO Aquatic Sciences Meeting
    • Organizado por Association for the Sciences of Limnology & Oceanography (ASLO). Granada, 23-27 February 2015.
  • 7) A methodological approach to simulate climate change effects in Atlantic riparian forests.
    • Ignacio Pérez*, José Manuel Álvarez-Martínez and José Barquín.
    • Año 2014
    • Publicado en: Actas del XVII Congress of the Iberian Association of Limnology (AIL) (http://limnologia2014.com).
    • Organizado por la Asociación Ibérica de Limnología (AIL) y el Instituto de Hidráulica Ambiental de la Universidad de Cantabria. Santander 6-11 Julio 2014
  • 8) A remote-sensing based approach for evaluating land cover change effects on hydrological processes: a case study in a mountainous landscape of NW Spain.
    • Álvarez-Martínez J.M., Silió A., Peñas F.J., Stoorvogel J.J., Álvarez-Cabria M., Rodríguez-Castillo T., Estévez E., González M.A., Lezcano M., Barquín J.
    • Año 2014
    • Publicado en: Actas del XVII Congress of the Iberian Association of Limnology (AIL) (http://limnologia2014.com).
    • Organizado por la Asociación Ibérica de Limnología (AIL) y el Instituto de Hidráulica Ambiental de la Universidad de Cantabria. Santander 6-11 Julio 2014
  • 9) Alternative strategies to assess the hydrological alteration according to data availability.
    • Francisco J. Peñas, Estévez E., Rodríguez-Castillo T., González M.A., Álvarez-Cabria M., Silió A., Álvarez-Martínez J.M., Lezcano M., Barquín J.
    • Año 2014
    • Publicado en: Actas del XVII Congress of the Iberian Association of Limnology (AIL) (http://limnologia2014.com).
    • Organizado por la Asociación Ibérica de Limnología (AIL) y el Instituto de Hidráulica Ambiental de la Universidad de Cantabria. Santander 6-11 Julio 2014
  • 10) Analysing the spatial distribution of invertebrates communities under the neutral theory.
    • Mario Álvarez-Cabria, Peñas F.J., Estévez E., González M.A., Rodríguez-Castillo T., Silió A., Álvarez-Martínez J.M., Lezcano M., Barquín J.
    • Año 2014
    • Publicado en: Actas del XVII Congress of the Iberian Association of Limnology (AIL) (http://limnologia2014.com).
    • Organizado por la Asociación Ibérica de Limnología (AIL) y el Instituto de Hidráulica Ambiental de la Universidad de Cantabria. Santander 6-11 Julio 2014
  • 11) Long-term evolution of stream metabolism in Atlantic rivers.
    • Tamara Rodríguez-Castillo, González M.A., Estévez E., Álvarez-Cabria M., Peñas F.J., Silió A., Álvarez-Martínez J.M., Lezcano M., Barquín J.
    • Año 2014
    • Publicado en: Actas del XVII Congress of the Iberian Association of Limnology (AIL) (http://limnologia2014.com).
    • Organizado por la Asociación Ibérica de Limnología (AIL) y el Instituto de Hidráulica Ambiental de la Universidad de Cantabria. Santander 6-11 Julio 2014
  • 12) Temporal variability of invertebrates assemblages structure from high mountain streams. How they are affected by changes in the flow regimen?
    • Maria Lezcano, Álvarez-Cabria M., Peñas F.J., Silió A., Álvarez-Martínez J.M., Rodríguez-Castillo T., Estévez E., González M.A., Barquín J.
    • Año 2014
    • Publicado en: Actas del XVII Congress of the Iberian Association of Limnology (AIL) (http://limnologia2014.com).
    • Organizado por la Asociación Ibérica de Limnología (AIL) y el Instituto de Hidráulica Ambiental de la Universidad de Cantabria. Santander 6-11 Julio 2014
  • 13) A comparison of approaches to estimate stream metabolism in natural and impaired mountain streams.
    • Edurne Estévez, Tamara Rodríguez-Castillo, Mario Álvarez-Cabria, Francisco J. Peñas, Alexia María González, Ana Silió, José Manuel Álvarez-Martínez, María Lezcano & José Barquín
    • Año 2014
    • Publicado en: Actas del XVII Congress of the Iberian Association of Limnology (AIL) (http://limnologia2014.com).
    • Organizado por la Asociación Ibérica de Limnología (AIL) y el Instituto de Hidráulica Ambiental de la Universidad de Cantabria. Santander 6-11 Julio 2014
  • 14) Spatial Correlation Analysis of riverine characteristics through spatial statistical network models.
    • González, A.M., Rodriguez-Castillo, T., Estevez, E., Alvarez-Cabria, M., Peñas, F.J., Silió-Calzada, A., Alvarez-Martinez, J.M., Lezcano, M., Barquín,J.
    • Año 2014
    • Publicado en: Actas del XVII Congress of the Iberian Association of Limnology (AIL) (http://limnologia2014.com).
    • Organizado por la Asociación Ibérica de Limnología (AIL) y el Instituto de Hidráulica Ambiental de la Universidad de Cantabria. Santander 6- Julio 2014
MASTER THESIS

1) Caracterización y evaluación del estado de conservación de la vegetación de las áreas riparias de la comunidad autónoma de Cantabria.

  • Trabajo final de máster oficial en gestión ambiental de sistemas hídricos.
  • Presentada por: Ignacio Pérez Silos
  • Dirigida por: Jose Barquín Ortiz, Jose Manuel Álvarez-Martínez
  • Universidad De Cantabria, Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros de Caminos, Canales y Puertos
  • Departamento de Ciencias y Técnicas del Aguay del Medio Ambiente
  • Santander, Marzo de 2016