Dr Berta Bonet PhD

Dr Berta Bonet

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences
Research Fellow

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School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Dr Berta Bonet is an ecotoxicologist interested in how stress (anthropogenic and/or environmental) affect aquatic ecosystems performance among other scientific interests. Her current research focuses on the effects of the climate change (increase of temperature) on fluvial biofilms at different levels (molecular, functional and structural) and how this environmental change can modulate nanoparticles behaviour and their toxic effects on fluvial biofilms.

ORCID iD: orcid.org/0000-0002-4290-5583
Scopus author iD: 55070308500
Researcher ID: H-1122-2016

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  • 2008-13 - International PhD in Experimental science and sustainably, especially in fluvial Ecology and Community Ecotoxicology summa cum laude, University of Girona (UdG, Spain). PhD fellowship from the Spanish Ministry of Science and Technology (FPI 20060097171).
  • 2008-09 - Postgraduate Certificate in Education (CAP), University of Girona (UdG, Spain).
  • 2007-08 - Research Masters in Basic and Applied Ecology, University of Barcelona and University of Girona (UB-UdG, Spain).
  • 2001-05 - BSc, Degree in Environmental Science, University of Girona (UdG, Spain).


Dr Bonet has teaching experience having been lecturer of biology and practical lecturer of environmental impact assessment and ecology for different degrees at the University of Girona (UdG). Dr Bonet also trained PhD students in designing and performing experiments.

Other activities

Participation in national and international cooperation projects

2015-2018 Project manager of an Erasmus+ project:  the Implementing quality of education & training of the young Universities in rural area of Cambodia (UNICAM) at the University of Girona (UdG). Project reference 562006-EPP-1-2015-1-ES-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP (Jan-Nov 2016). 


Recent publications

Commissioned report

Acton, J, Anderson, P, Andres, L, Angus, M, Amor, P, Arrowsmith, J (ed.), Asmelash, H, Bartington, S (ed.), Bengtsson, F, Bhullar, L, Bloss, W, Bonet, B, Börner, S, O Bonsu, N, Bryson, JR, Burns, V, Burrows, A, Calvert, C, Cassidy, N, Cavoski, A, Chadyiwa, M, Chapman, H, Chapman, L, Cockram, M, Degendardt, L, Dickinson, D, Ding, Y, Dobrzynski, D, Dolo, M, Dora, J, Ercolani, M, Ersoy, A, Farag, H, Ferranti, E, Fisher, R, Freer, M, Goldmann, N, Goode, CE, Greenham, S, Gulati, S, Hadfield-Hill, S, Harper, G, Hegerl, G, Hillmansen, S, Holmes, J, Huang, JJ, Huser, C, Jackson, R, Jaroszweski, D, Jefferson, I, Johnson, J, Kaewunruen, S, Kelly-Akinnuoye, F, Kettles, G, Kraftl, P, Krause, S, Leckebusch, GC, Lee, R, Lockwood, B (ed.), Lohse, J, Luna Diez, E, Lynch, I (ed.), MacKenzie, R, Maddison, D, Makepeace, J, Mann, V, Marino, R, Mavronicola, N, McDonald, M, McGowan, K (ed.), Metje, N, Ng, K, Nicol, J, O'Sullivan, C, Phalkey, N, Prestwood, E, Pyatt, N, Quinn, A, Radcliffe, J (ed.), Ravi, M, Reardon, L, Reeder, T, O’Regan, P, Remedios, L, Roberts, J, Rogers, C, Rungskunroch, P, van Schaik, W, Swan, J (ed.), Thomson, I, Toft, H (ed.), Tong, J, Botello Villagrana, F, Walton, A, Wason, C (ed.), Weir, C, Wood, R & Zhong, J 2021, Addressing the climate challenge. University of Birmingham. https://doi.org/10.25500/epapers.bham.00003451

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