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Natàlia Corcoll Cornet

Senior lecturer

Natàlia Corcoll Cornet
Senior lecturer
+46 31 786 4807

Postal Address: Box 463, 40530 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Carl Skottsbergs gata 22B , 41319 Göteborg

Department of Biological & Environmental Sciences (More Information)
Box 463
405 30 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Medicinaregatan 18 , 413 90 Göteborg

About Natàlia Corcoll Cornet

Research Area

I do research in ecotoxicology and ecological impact assessment in aquatic ecosystems. My research focuses in developing new tools and approaches for ecological and chemical risk assessment that can be applied in biomonitoring programs and to improve the currrent water quality legislations. I am also interested in understanding the mechanisms of tolerance development to chemical toxicity in algae (evolutionary toxicology) and microbial biodegradation. To assess the impact of multiple-stressors on microbial communities is another important work in my research.

In my group we mainly use algae and benthic microbial communities (so-called aquatic biofilms) as biological models. They are considered important sources of food, oxygen production and are fundamental for biochemical cycles in rivers and coastal areas. Our research is primarly a collection of field and lab-based data that seek to find relationships between chemical pollution, among other environmental stressors, and structural, physiological and molecular responses of microbial communities. In collaboration with bioinformaticians we recently started to apply genomic tools (eg. DNA metabarcoding and metagenomics) to better understand toxicity mechanisms, effects and adaptative responses at molecular, species and community levels.

Curriculum Vitae

2020-present. Senior lecturer in Environmental Sciences with focus on Ecotoxicology, Dept of Biological and Environmental Sciences, Univ of Gothenburg

2019. Docent (Associate Professor) in ecotoxicology, Univ of Gothenburg

2016- 2020. Forskarassistent (Assistant Professor) funded by FORMAS. Dept of Biological and Environmental Sciences, Univ of Gothenburg

2014-2015. Postdoctoral researcher, Dept of Biological and Environmental Sciences, Univ of Gothenburg

2012-2014. Postdoctoral researcher. Catalan Institute for Water Research (ICRA), Spain

2012. PhD in Biological Sciences. Institute of Aquatic Ecology, Univ of Girona, Spain.

2008. MSc in Fundamental and Applied Ecology. Univ of Barcelona & Univ of Girona, Spain

2006. BSc in Biology, Univ of Girona, Spain


Here is a list with different links to get access to all my publications:



  • Master students and undergraduates are welcome to contact me for an internship/research project.
  • Welcome to join our group as independent postdoctoral and apply jointly for fundig (e.g. Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship)


Latest publications

Modelling vs. experimental testing of chemical toxicity of environmental mixtures of pesticides on freshwater algae
Anton Sandblom, Thomas Backhaus, Natàlia Corcoll
SETAC Helsinki - SETAC Europe 29th Annual Meeting, 26 - 30 May 2019, Helsinki, Finland, Poster 2019

Metabarcoding and metagenomics in periphyton biofilms for ecotoxicology
Natàlia Corcoll
5th Biofilm Workshop " Omic approaches in biofilm research: advances in ecology and ecotoxicology", 11 -13 September 2018, Sweden, Conference contribution 2018
Conference contribution

Linking pesticide pollution with periphyton quality in agricultural streams: a fatty-acids approach
Natàlia Corcoll, Andreas Håkansson, Anders K. Nilsson, Karin S L Johansson, Helena Spångfors et al.
SETAC Europe 28th Annual Meeting 13−17 May 2018 | Rome, Italy. Abstract Book., Conference paper 2018
Conference paper

Fluvial biofilms exposed to desiccation and pharmaceutical pollution: New insights using metabolomics
Albert Serra-Compte, Natàlia Corcoll, Belinda Huerta, Sara Rodríguez-Mozaz, Sergi Sabater et al.
Science of the Total Environment, Journal article 2018
Journal article

The Use of Biofilms to Assess the Effects of Chemicals on Freshwater Ecosystems
Helena Guasch, Joan Artigas, Berta Bonet, Chloé Bonnineau, Oriol Canals et al.
Aquatic Biofilms: Ecology, Water Quality and Wastewater Treatment .Edited by: Anna M. Romaní, Helena Guasch and M. Dolors Balaguer, USA, Caister Academic Press, Chapter in book 2016
Chapter in book

Multiple-stressor effects on river biofilms under different hydrological conditions
L Ponsati, Natàlia Corcoll, M Petrovic, Y Picó, A Ginebreda et al.
Freshwater Biology, Journal article 2016
Journal article

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Ecophysiology of River Algae
S Sabater, J Artigas, Natàlia Corcoll, L Proia, X Timoner et al.
River Algae. O. Necchi Jr. (ed.), Switzerland, Springer, Chapter in book 2016
Chapter in book


Increasing extent of periods of no flow in intermittent waterways promotes heterotrophy
V. Acuña, M. Casellas, Natàlia Corcoll, X. Timoner, S. Sabater
Freshwater Biology, Journal article 2015
Journal article

Effects of flow intermittency and pharmaceutical exposure on the structure and metabolism of stream biofilms
Natàlia Corcoll, Maria Casellas, Belinda Huerta, Helena Guasch, Vicenç Acuña et al.
Science of the Total Environment, Journal article 2015
Journal article

Cumulative Stressors Trigger Increased Vulnerability of Diatom Communities to Additional Disturbances
Soizic Morin, Berta Bonet, Natàlia Corcoll, Helena Guasch, Marius Bottin et al.
Microbial Ecology, Journal article 2015
Journal article

Risk assessment of chemical pollution in Mediterranean rivers based on classical periphyton bioindicators and new biomarkers
Natàlia Corcoll, Maja Kuzmanovic, Lídia Ponsatí, Elisabet Tornés, Berta Bonet et al.
Poster presentation at the SETAC Europe 25th Annual Meeting, Barcelona, Spain, Poster 2015

Comparison of different DNA extraction methods for marine periphyton and its implications for ecotoxico-metagenomics
Natàlia Corcoll, Karl Martin Eriksson, Moritz Buck, Thomas Backhaus
Poster Presentation at the SETAC Europe 25th Annual Meeting, Barcelona, Spain, Poster 2015


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