Julia Pasqualini

Contact/ Address

Julia Pasqualini
PhD student

Department  River Ecology
Helmholtz-Centre
for Environmental Research - UFZ
Brückstr. 3a, 39114 Magdeburg, Germany

phone +49 391 810 9221
julia.pasqualini@ufz.de


Curriculum vitae

since 11/2018

PhD student at Helmholtz-Centre of Environmental Research - UFZ
Department River Ecology

01-10/2018

Grant Holder in "Advanced school in Benefits and Risks in Life Sciences"
IRCCS - Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri. Environmental Chemistry and Toxicology department, Milan (Italy)

11/2015 - 10/2017

M. Sc. “Sciences and Technologies for environment and landscape”
University of Milan Bicocca (Italy).
Msc Thesis: "Effects of neonicotinoid mixture on freshwater communities: mesocosm experiment" Prof. A. Finizio, M. Vighi, A. Rico.

02/2017 – 09/2017

Internship IMDEA Agua, Alcala de Henares (Spain) - Ecotoxicology department

09/2012 – 07/2015

B.Sc. in Environmental Sciences and Technologies
University of Milan Bicocca (Italy)
B.Sc Thesis: "Considerations on the reversibility of the eutrophization process” M. Vighi


Research topic

Using field surveys and manipulative experiments, I'm investigating the role of the benthic and hyporheic fauna in the nutrient recycling process under multiple stressors conditions.

Specific questions are: Is the hyporheic fauna contribution in the nutrient recycling process higher than the benthic one in forested streams? How does the colmation of the streambed influence the secondary production of the invertebrate community? In agricultural streams which stressor affects mostly the functionality of the invertebrate community?


Publications

  • Rico A., Arenas-Sanchez A., Pasqualini J., García-Astillero A., Cherta L., Nozal L., Vighi M. (2018)
    Effects of imidacloprid and a neonicotinoid mixture on aquatic invertebrate communities under Mediterranean conditions Aquatic Toxicology 204, 130-143

Khan K., Khan P., Lavado G.,Valsecchi C., Pasqualini J.,[...], Benfenati E.(2019)
QSAR modeling of Daphnia magna and fish toxicities of biocides using 2D descriptors, Chemosphere 229, 8-17.