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  • BERNÁRDEZ P, PREGO  R, FILGUEIRAS A,V, OSPINA-ÁLVAREZ N, SANTOS-ECHEANDÍA J, ÁLVAREZ-VÁZQUEZ MA, CAETANO M. 2017. Lithogenic sources, composition and intra-annual variability of suspended particulate matter supplied from rivers to the Northern Galician Rias (Bay of Biscay)  Journal of Sea Research. DOI: 10.1016/j.seares.2017.05.006.



  • COBELO-GARCÍA A, SCHÄFER J, DROR I. 2017. VSI: Environmental concentrations, cycling and modeling of technology critical elements. Science of the Total Environment, 630, pp 32. DOI:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.02.160.



  • BRITO P, PREGO R, MIL-HOMENS M, CAÇADOR I, CAETANO M. 2017. Sources and distribution of yttrium and rare earth elements in surface sediments from Tagus estuary, Portugal. Science of the Total Environment, 621:317-325. DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.11.245.
  • ABDOU M, DUTRUCH L, SCHÄFER J, ZALDIBAR B, MEDRANO R, IZAGIRRE U, GIL-DÍAZ T, BOSSY C, CATROUILLET C, HU R, COYNEL A, LERAT A, COBELO-GARCIA A, BLANC G, SOTO M. 2017. Tracing platinum accumulation kinetics in oyster Crassostrea gigas, a sentinel species in coastal marine environments. Science of the Total Environment, 615:652-663. DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.09.078.
  • ÁLVAREZ-VÁZQUEZ MA, PREGO  R, CAETANO M, DE UÑA-ÁLVAREZ E, DOVAL M, CALVO S, VALE C. 2017.  Contributions of trace elements to the sea by small uncontaminated rivers: Effects of a water reservoir and a wastewater treatment plant. Chemosphere 178:173-186. DOI: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2017.03.053.
  • HOPPE CJM, KLASS C, OSSEBAAR S, SOPPA M.A, CHEAH W, LAGLERA L.M, SANTOS-ECHEANDÍA J, ROST  B, WOLF-GLADROW D.A, BRACHER A, HOPPEMA M, STRASS  V, TRIMBORN S. 2017. Controls of primary production in two phytoplankton blooms in the Antarctic Circumpolar Current. Deep-Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography 138:63-73. DOI: 10.1016/j.dsr2.2015.10.005.
  • CABANES  DJE, NORMAN  L, SANTOS-ECHEANDÍA J, IVERSEN  M.H, TRIMBORN  S, LAGLERA L.M, HASSLER CS. 2017. First evaluation of the role of salp fecal pellets on iron biogeochemistry FRONTIERS IN MARINE SCIENCE 3. DOI: 10.3389/FMARS.2016.00289.
  • CANÁRIO J, SANTOS-ECHEANDÍA J, PADEIRO A, AMARO E, STRASS  V, KLAAS C, HOPPEMA  M, OSSEBAAR  S, KOCH B.P, LAGLERA LM. 2017. Mercury and methylmercury in the Atlantic sector of the Southern Ocean. Deep-Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography 138:52-62. DOI: 10.1016/j.dsr2.2016.07.012.
  • PUIGCORBÉ V, ROCA-MARTÍ M, MASQUÉ P, BENITEZ-NELSON CR, RUTGERS v. d. LOEFF M, LAGLERA L.M, BRACHER A, CHEAH W, STRASS  VH, HOPPEMA  M, SANTOS-ECHEANDÍA J, HUNT BPV, PAKHOMOV EA, KLAAS C. 2017. Particulate organic carbon export across the Antarctic Circumpolar Current at 10°E: Differences between north and south of the Antarctic Polar Front. Deep-Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography 138:86-101. DOI: 10.1016/j.dsr2.2016.05.016.
  • ALMÉCIJA C, COBELO-GARCIA A, WEPENER  V, PREGO  R. 2017. Platinum group elements in stream sediments of mining zones: The Hex River (Bushveld Igneous Complex, South Africa) Journal of African Earth Sciences 129:934-942. DOI: 10.1016/j.jafrearsci.2017.02.002
  • BODE  A, VARELA  M, PREGO  R, ROZADA  F, SANTOS  MD. 2017. The relative effects of upwelling and river flow on the phytoplankton diversity patterns in the ria of A Coruña (NW Spain) Marine Biology 164(4) DOI: 10.1007/s00227-017-3126-9.



  • ÁLVAREZ-VÁZQUEZ MÁ, CAETANO M, ÁLVAREZ-IGLESIAS P, PEDROSA-GARCÍA MDC, CALVO S, DE UÑA-ÁLVAREZ E, QUINTANA B, VALE C, PREGO R. 2016. Natural and Anthropocene fluxes of trace elements in estuarine sediments of Galician Rias Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science . Article in Press
  • ABDOU M, SCHAEFER J, COBELO-GARCIA A, NEIRA P, PETIT J C J, AUGER D, CHIFFOLEAU J -F, BLANC G. 2016. Past and present platinum contamination of a major European fluvial-estuarine system: Insights from river sediments and estuarine oysters. Marine CHemistry.  185: 104-110. DOI: 10.1016/j.marchem.. 2016..01.006
  • ALMÉCIJA C, COBELO-GARCÍA A, SANTOS-ECHEANDÍA J, CAETANO M. 2016. Platinum in salt marsh sediments: Behavior and plant uptake. Marine Chemistry, 185: (91-103). DOI: 10.1016/j.marchem.. 2016..05.009
  • ÁLVAREZ-VÁZQUEZ MA, PREGO R, OSPINA-ALVAREZ N, CAETANO M, BERNÁRDEZ P, DOVAL M, FILGUEIRAS AV, VALE C. 2016. Anthropogenic changes in the fluxes to estuaries: Wastewater discharges compared with river loads in small rias Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 179:112-123. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecss.2015.08.022
  • CAETANO M, RAIMUNDO J, NOGUEIRA M, SANTOS M, MIL-HOMENS M, PREGO R, VALE C . 2016. Defining benchmark values for nutrients under the Water Framework Directive: Application in twelve Portuguese estuaries. Marine Chemistry, 185: 27- 37. DOI: 10.1016/j.marchem.. 2016..05.002
  • HOPPE CJM, KLAAS C, OSSEBAAR S, SOPPA MA, CHEAH W, LAGLERA LM, SANTOS-ECHEANDIA J, ROST B, WOLF-GLADROW DA, BRACHER A, HOPPEMA M, STRASS V, TRIMBORN S . 2016. Controls of primary production in two phytoplankton blooms in the Antarctic Circumpolar Current. Deep-Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography,   . DOI: 10.1016/j.dsr2.2015.10.005
  • TREZZI GIADA, GARCIA-ORELLANA JORDI, SANTOS-ECHEANDIA JUAN, RODELLAS VALENTI, GARCIA-SOLSONA ESTER, GARCIA-FERNANDEZ GREGORIO, MASQUE PERE . 2016. The influence of a metal-enriched mining waste deposit on submarine groundwater discharge to the coastal sea. Marine CHemistry, 178: 35-45. DOI: 10.1016/j.marchem.2015.12.004
  • ALMÉCIJA C, COBELO-GARCÍA A, J SANTOS-ECHEANDÍA.2016. Improvement of the ultra-trace voltammetric determination of Rh in environmental samples using signal transformation.Talanta 146: 737-743. DOI: 10.1016/j.talanta.2015.06.032
  • RIAL D, SANTOS-ECHEANDÍA J, ÁLVAREZ-SALGADO X A, JORDI A, TOVAR-SÁNCHEZ A, BELLAS J. 2016. Toxicity of seabird guano to sea urchin embryos and interaction with Cu and Pb. Chemosphere, 145: 384-393. DOI: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2015.11.064



  • ALMÉCIJA, C, SHARMA M., COBELO-GARCÍA A, SANTOS-ECHEANDÍA J, CAETANO M. 2015. Osmium and platinum decoupling in the environment: evidences in intertidal sediments (Tagus Estuary, SW Europe). Environmental Science and Technology, 49: 6545–6553. Doi: 10.1021/acs.est.5b00591
  • BAO R, HERNÁNDEZ A, SÁEZ A, GIRALT S, PREGO R, PUEYO JJ, MORENO A, VALERO-GARCÉS BL. 2015. Climatic and lacustrine morphometric controls on diatom paleoproductivity in a tropical Andean lake. Quaternary Science Reviews, 129: 96-110. DOI information: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2015.09.019. Digital CSIC:
  • CARREVEDO M.L, FRUGONE M, LATORRE C, MALDONADO A, BERNÁRDEZ P, PREGO R, CÁRDENAS D, VALERO-GARCÉS B. 2015. A 700-year record of climate and environmental change from a high Andean lake: Laguna del Maule, central Chile (36°S). The Holocene, 25: 956-972. doi: 10.1177/0959683615574584
  • CERVANTES-DUARTE R, PREGO R, GAXIOLA-CASTRO G, LÓPEZ-LÓPEZ S, AGUIRRE-BAHENA F, MURILLO-MURILLO I. 2015. Half-yearly patterns of upwelling and primary production in the euphotic zone of the shelf off southern Baja California. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 157: 51-58. doi: 10.1016/j.ecss.2015.02.008
  • COBELO-GARCÍA A, FILELLA M, CROOT P, FRAZZOLI C, DU LAING G, OSPINA-ALVAREZ N, RAUCH S, SALAUN P,  SHÄFER J, ZIMMERMANN S. 2015. COST Action TD1407: network on technology critical elements (NOTICE) – from environmental processes to human health threats. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 22: 15188-15194. doi: 10.1007/s11356-015-5221-0
  • NEIRA P, COBELO-GARCÍA A, BESADA V, SANTOS-ECHEANDÍA J, BELLAS J. 2015. Evidence of increased anthropogenic emissions of platinum: time-series analysis of mussels (1991-2011) of an urban beach. Science of the Total Environment, 514: 366-370. doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2015.02.016
  • ÁLVAREZ-VÁZQUEZ M.A, PREGO R, CAETANO M. 2015. Fluvial transport patterns of dissolved trace metals to the Ria of Cedeira. En: Panorámica Interdisciplinar sobre el Agua (P. Membiela, N. Casado & M.I. Cebreiros, Eds.), pp. 53-57. Educación Editora, ISBN: 978-84-15524-23-6. Digital CSIC:
  • ÁLVAREZ-VÁZQUEZ MA, UÑA-ÁLVAREZ ELENA de, 2015. Recursos Geomorfológicos: Evolución Morfológica de las Marmitas de Erosión en el Miño Medio. En: VII Simpósio Ibérico sobre a bacia hidrográfica do rio Minho (C. Antunes, Ed.), pp. 1-5. ISBN: 978-989-96062-4-1, Vila Nova de Cerveira (Portugal).
  • UÑA-ÁLVAREZ ELENA DE, ÁLVAREZ-VÁZQUEZ MA, 2015. Patrimonio geomorfológico del agua. Caracterización de microformas erosivas en el río Miño (Ourense, Galicia, NW Macizo Ibérico). En: VII Simpósio Ibérico sobre a bacia hidrográfica do rio Minho (C. Antunes, Ed.), pp. 159-165. ISBN: 978-989-96062-4-1, Vila Nova de Cerveira (Portugal).
  • PREGO R, ÁLVAREZ-VÁZQUEZ MA, DE UÑA-ÁLVAREZ E, DOVAL M. 2015. Fluvial contributions of nutrients and dissolved organic matter to the Ria of Ares-Betanzos. En: Panorámica Interdisciplinar sobre el Agua (P. Membiela, N. Casado & M.I. Cebreiros, Eds.), pp. 89-93. Educación Editora, ISBN: 978-84-15524-23-6. Digital CSIC:
  • PREGO R,  CAETANO M, ÁLVAREZ-VÁZQUEZ MA, VALE C, 2015. Contaminación por metales del sedimento (Cd, Pb, Zn) en el curso bajo del río Miño. En: VII Simpósio Ibérico sobre a bacia hidrográfica do rio Minho (C. Antunes, Ed.), pp. 24-29. ISBN: 978-989-96062-4-1, Vila Nova de Cerveira (Portugal).



  • ALVAREZ-VAZQUEZ MA, BENDICHO C, PREGO R.  2014. Ultrasonic slurry sampling combined with  total reflection X-ray spectrometry for multiele – mental analysis of coastal sediments in a ria sys- tem.  Microchemical Journal,  112: 172-180. DOI:  10.1016/j.microc.2013.09.026. Repositorio CSIC:
  • COBELO-GARCÍA A, SANTOS-ECHEANDÍA J, LÓPEZ-  SÁNCHEZ DE, ALMÉCIJA C, OMANOVIĆ D. 2014.  Improving the voltammetric quantification of  ill-defined peaks using second derivative signal  transformation: Example of the determination of  platinum in water and sediments.  Analytical Chemistry,  86(5): 2308-2313.
  • COBELO-GARCÍA A, LÓPEZ-SÁNCHEZ DE, SCHÄFER  J, PETIT CJC, BLANC G, TURNER A. 2014. Behavior  and fluxes of Pt in the macrotidal Gironde Estuary  (SW France).  Marine Chemistry 167,  93-101.
  • JAMBRINA-ENRÍQUEZ M, RICO M, MORENO A,  LEIRA M, BERNÁRDEZ P, PREGO R, RECIO C, VALE- RO-GARCÉS BL 2014. Timing of deglaciation and  postglacial environmental dynamics in NW Ibe – ria: The Sanabria Lake record.  Quaternary Science Reviews,  94: 136-158. DOI: 10.1016/j.quasci- rev.2014.04.018.
  • OSPINA-ALVAREZ N, CAETANO M, VALE C, SAN- TOS-ECHEANDÍA J, BERNÁRDEZ P, PREGO R. 2014.  Exchange of nutrients across the sediment-water  interface in intertidal ria systems (SW Europe).  Journal of Sea Research,  85: 349-358. DOI: 10.1016/j. seares.2013.07.002. Repositorio CSIC: http://hdl.
  • OSPINA-ALVAREZ N, CAETANO M, VALE C, SAN- TOS-ECHEANDÍA J, PREGO R. 2014. Prevalence of  tide-induced transport over other metal sources  in a temperate estuarine zone (NW Iberian Penin- sula).  Journal of Geochemical Exploration,  140: 46- 55. DOI:10.1016/j.gexplo.2014.02.001. Repositorio  CSIC:
  • OSPINA-ALVAREZ N, VARELA M, DOVAL MD, GÓ – MEZ-GESTEIRA M, CERVANTES-DUARTE R, PREGO R. 2014. Outside the paradigm of upwelling  rias in NW Iberian Peninsula: biogeochemical  and phytoplankton patterns of a non-upwelling  ria.  Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science,  138: 1-13.  DOI: 10.1016/j.ecss.2013.12.003. Repositorio CSIC:
  • PREGO R, CAETANO M, OSPINA-ALVAREZ N, RAI- MUNDO J, VALE C. 2014. Basin-scale contributions  of Cr, Ni and Co from Ortegal Complex to the  surrounding coastal environment (SW Europe).Science of the Tota  l Environment,  468-469: 495-504.  DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2013.08.036. Repositorio  CSIC:  DE
  • UÑA-ÁLVAREZ E, ÁLVAREZ-VÁZQUEZ MA,  RODRÍGUEZ R.  2014 Tipología de Formas Graní- ticas en el Tramo Medio del Río Miño (Ourense,  Galicia, NW del Macizo Ibérico). En:  Avances de la  Geomorfología en España 2012-2014. (S. Schnabel  & A. Gómez Gutierrez, Eds.), Sociedad Española de  Geomorfología. ISBN: 978-84-617-1123-9
  • ÓÑORA LUNA F, BODE A, GONZÁLEZ LAXE F,  MÉNDEZ G, FRANCÉS G, GONZÁLEZ JJ, GONZÁ- LEZ PRELCIC N, PREGO R. 2014  As Rias Editado  por Oceántica, 140 pp. Campus do Mar, Vigo. ISBN:  978-84-8158-637-4.



  • BERNARDEZ, P., OSPINA-ALVAREZ, N., CAETANO, M., PREGO, R. 2013. Fluvial contributions of nutrient salts, dissolved trace elements and organic carbon to the sea by pristine temperate rivers (SW Europe). Environmental Chemistry, 10: 42-53.
  • CAETANO, M., VALE, C., ANES, B., RAIMUNDO, J., DRAGO, T., SCHIMDT, S., NOGUEIRA, M., OLIVEIRA, A., PREGO, R. 2013. The Condor Seamount at Mid Atlantic Ridge as a supplementary source of trace and rare earth elements to the sediments. Deep-Sea Research II, 98A: 24-37.
  • COBELO-GARCIA, A., LOPEZ-SANCHEZ, D.E., ALMECIJA, C., SANTOS-ECHEANDIA, J. 2013. Behaviour of platinum during estuarine mixing (Pontevedra Ria, NW Iberian Peninsula). Marine Chemistry, 150: 11-18.
  • COBELO-GARCIA, A. 2013. Kinetic effects on the interactions of Rh(III) with humic acids as determined size exclusion chromatography (SEC). Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 20: 2330-2339.
  • LAGLERA, L.M., DOWNES, J., SANTOS-ECHEANDIA, J. 2013. Comparison and combined use of linear and non-linear fitting for the estimation of complexing parameters from metal titrations of estuarine samples by CLE/AdCSV. Marine Chemistry, 155: 102 – 112.
  • LAGLERA, L.M., SANTOS-ECHEANDIA, J., CAPRARA, S., MONTICELLI, M. 2013. Quantification of iron in seawater at the low picomolar range based on optimization of bromate/ammonia/ dihydroxynaphtalene system by catalytic adsorptive cathodic stripping voltammetry. Analytical Chemistry, 85: 2486 – 2492.
  • PREGO, R., SANTOS-ECHEANDIA, J., BERNARDEZ, P., COBELO-GARCIA, A., VARELA, M. 2013. Trace metals in the NE Atlantic coastal zone of Finisterre (Iberian Peninsula): terrestrial and marine sources and rates of sedimentation. Journal of Marine Systems, 126: 69-81.
  • COBELO-GARCIA, A., TOVAR-SANCHEZ, A., PALANQUES, A. (Eds.). 2013. Advances in Marine Biogeochemistry, Ecotoxicology and Contamination of Coastal Systems. Scientia Marina vol. 77S1.
  • SONORA LUNA, F., BODE, A., GONZALEZ LAXE, F., MENDEZ, G., FRANCES, G., GONZALEZ, J.J., GONZALEZ PRELCIC, N. & PREGO, R. 2013. As Rias. Vigo. Editado por Oceantica, 142 pp.
  • ALVAREZ I, PREGO R, DE CASTRO M, VARELA M. 2012. Galicia upwelling revisited: out of season events in Rias (1967-2009). Ciencias Marinas, 38 (1B): 143-159.

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