Sánchez & Alvarez Biogeochemistry Lab
Biogeochemistry in a changing world
Our lab is located at the National Museum of Natural History of the Spanish Research Council (MNCN-CSIC) in Madrid. Our research is focused on the functionality of aquatic ecosystems considering how function and structure are changing as induced by human activity. Ecosystems are analyzed by quantifying the biogeochemical fluxes between compartments at different time scales (from minutes to millennia), with emphasis on processes related to the transformations of C, N and P and their interconnections with the structure of the biotic compartment (food webs) and sediments. The ultimate goal of the lab is to model processes that drive biogeochemical cycles in relation to global change.