Andreu Rico Artero

Dr. Andreu Rico Artero


Researcher. University of Valencia


Environmental Sciences. Wageningen University, The Netherlands.

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Andreu Rico obtained his PhD on Environmental Sciences, with specialization on aquatic ecology and ecotoxicology, from Wageningen University (the Netherlands). Afterwards he worked as junior researcher at the Wageningen Environmental Research institute. In 2015, he joined the IMDEA Water Institute, were he acts as Principal Investigator of the Ecotoxicology group. His work focuses on assessing the ecotoxicological risks of contaminants of emerging concern (including plastics), and on the impact assessment of multiple stressors related to global climate change on aquatic populations and communities. He has participated in more than 15 research projects, and is co-author of more than 50 papers and 60 conference proceedings. He currently supervises four PhD students, and participates as lecturer at the University of Alcalá and the University Rey Juan Carlos. He is associate editor of the journal Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, and forms part of the editorial panel of Toxics. In 2015, he won the best paper award provided by the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry for his study on the relationship between biological traits and the vulnerability of aquatic invertebrates to pesticide pollution.