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Saúl Blanco, Ph. D.


https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Saul_Blanco

Education

Thesis

Research Experience

Mar 2018 – present Lab Technician


Diatom Lab, IMARENABIO
, Spain

Jan 2018 – Mar 2018 Active Job Search


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Jan 2015 – Dec 2017 Lab Technician


Diatom Lab, IMARENABIO
León, Castille and León, Spain

Jan 2009 – Dec 2009 Researcher


Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology, Environment and Agro-
Biotechnologies Department (EVA)
Belvaux, Luxembourg

Jan 2006 – Jan 2015 Senior Researcher


Universidad de León, Department of Biodiversity and Environment
Management
Leon, Spain

Jan 2002 – Jun 2002 PhD


University of Valencia, Department of Microbiology and Ecology
Burjassot, Spain

Statistics

RG Score 41.39

Publications 158
Reads 28,657

Citations 1738

Awards & Grants

Skills & Activities

Skills Water Quality, Ecology, Diatoms, Freshwater Ecology, Taxonomy, Microscopy,


PAST, Biology, Botany, Phycology, Limnology, Biomonitoring, Invasive Species,
Water Quality Assessment, Environment, Rivers, Eutrophication, Microalgae,
Biodiversity & Conservation, Marine Ecology, Aquatic Ecology, Aquatic Science,
Hydrobiology, Limnoecology, Field Sampling, StatSoft Statistica, Environmental
Biology, Freshwater Biology, Ecological Monitoring, Stream Ecology,
Biodiversity, Diatom Identification, Lakes, Photobioreactors, Aquatic
Ecosystems, Wetlands, Ordination, Food Webs, Macroinvertebrates, Estuaries,
Nomenclature, Algae, Bioindicators, Correspondence Analysis, Biogas, Scanning
Electron Microscopy, Ecosystem Ecology, Light, Geometric Morphometry,
Geometric Morphometrics, Biomass, Wastewater Treatment, Freshwater,
Streams, Water, Water Framework Directive

Languages English, French, Latin, Spanish

Scientific Memberships RSEHN, SEF, ADLaF

Interests

Publication Highlights

Saúl Blanco, Irene Álvarez, Cristina Cejudo: A test on different aspects of diatom processing techniques. Journal
of Applied Phycology 08/2008; 20(4):445-450., DOI:10.1007/s10811-007-9292-2

S Blanco, E Bécares: Are biotic indices sensitive to river toxicants? A comparison of metrics based on diatoms and
macro-invertebrates. Chemosphere 02/2010; 79(1):18-25., DOI:10.1016/j.chemosphere.2010.01.059

Books

Maria Helena Novais, Saúl Blanco, Manuela Morais, Lucien Hoffmann, Luc Ector: Catalogue of continental
diatoms from Portugal, including the Archipelagos of Azores and Madeira: updated nomenclature,
distribution and bibliography. Edited by A. R. G. Gartner Verlag, R. G., 01/2014; Koeltz Scientific
Books., DOI:10.13140/RG.2.1.1034.9604

Irene Álvarez-Blanco, Saúl Blanco: Benthic diatoms from Mediterranean coasts. 01/2014; Schweizerbart'sche
Verlagsbuchhandlung., ISBN: 978-3-443-57051-4

Saúl Blanco, Elena Barrios, Alejandra Puig, Javier Ruza, Romina Álvarez Troncoso, Miguel Ventosa, Raúl
Ávila, Alfredo Corrochano, Blanca Rodríguez-Carreño, Rocío Fernández: Id-tax. catálogo y claves de
identificación de organismos fitobentónicos utilizados como elementos de calidad en las redes de control del
estado ecológico. 01/2012; MAGRAMA., ISBN: 978-84-491-1199-0

Saúl Blanco: Trophic Ecology of Fishes in Shallow Lakes and their Effect on Plant Epiphyton. 01/2012; AV
Academikerverlag GmbH Co. KG.

Cejudo-Figueiras C B E Blanco S Álvarez-Blanco I: Guía de las diatomeas de la cuenca del Duero. 01/2011;
Ministerio de Medio Ambiente, Medio Rural y Marino.

S BLANCO, C CEJUDO-FIGUEIRAS, I ÁLVAREZ-BLANCO, E BÉCARES, L HOFFMANN, L ECTOR:


Atlas de las Diatomeas de la Cuenca del Duero-Diatom Atlas of the Duero Basin, 386 pp.--Área de
Publicaciones, Universidad de León, León. The genus. 01/2010; University of leon.

Book Chapters

Soizic Morin, Arielle Cordonier, Isabelle Lavoie, Adeline Arini, Saul Blanco, Thi Thuy Duong, Elisabet
Torne´s, Berta Bonet, Nata`lia Corcoll, Leslie Faggiano, Martin Laviale, Florence Pérès, Eloy Becares,
Michel Coste, Agne`s Feurtet-Mazel, Claude Fortin, Helena Guasch, Sergi Sabater: Consistency in
Diatom Response to Metal-Contaminated Environments. The Handbook of Environmental Chemistry,
Edited by Helena Guasch, Antoni Ginebreda, Anita Geiszinger, 01/2012: chapter Consistency in
Diatom Response to Metal-Contaminated Environments: pages 117-146; Springer Berlin
Heidelberg., ISBN: 978-3-642-25721-6, DOI:10.1007/978-3-642-25722-3_5

Blanco S: The Role of Fish Communities in the Eutrophication of Shallow Lakes. Webber CD (ed)
Eutrophication: Ecological Effects, Sources, Prevention and Reversal, 01/2010: pages 41–63; Nova
Publishers, New York..

Journal Publications

Aleksandra Cvetkoska, Aleksandar Pavlov, Elena Jovanovska, Slavica Tofilovska, Saul Blanco, Luc Ector,
Friederike Wagner-Cremer, Zlatko Levkov: Spatial patterns of diatom diversity and community structure
in ancient Lake Ohrid. Hydrobiologia 05/2018; 819(1)., DOI:10.1007/s10750-018-3637-5

David Marín, Esther Posadas, Patricia Cano, Victor Pérez, Saúl Blanco, Raquel Lebrero, Raúl Muñoz:
Seasonal variation of biogas upgrading coupled with digestate treatment in an outdoors pilot scale algal-
bacterial photobioreactor. Bioresource Technology 04/2018; 263., DOI:10.1016/j.biortech.2018.04.117

Bing Liu, Saúl Blanco, Qing-Yan Lan: Ultrastructure of Delicata sinensis KRAMMER et METZELTIN and D.
williamsii sp. nov. (Bacillariophyta) from China. Journal of the Czech Phycological Society 03/2018;
18(1):30-36., DOI:10.5507/fot.2017.009

Memet Varol, Saul Blanco, Kenan Alpaslan, Gökhan Karakaya: New records and rare taxa for the freshwater
algae of Turkey from the Tatar Dam Reservoir (Elazığ). Turkish Journal of Botany 01/2018; 42.,
DOI:10.3906/bot-1710-55

Bing Liu, David M. Williams, Saúl Blanco, Xiaoyan Jiang: Two new species of Luticola (Bacillariophyta) from
the Wuling Mountains Area, China. Nova Hedwigia 12/2017; 146(146):197-208., DOI:10.1127/1438-
9134/2017/197
Saúl Blanco, María Borrego-Ramos, Adriana Olenici: Disentangling diatom species complexes: Does
morphometry suffice?. PeerJ 12/2017; 5(12):e4159., DOI:10.7717/peerj.4159

Bart Van de Vijver, Cheikh Abdoul Kader Fofana, El Hadji Sow, Christine Cocquyt, Saúl Blanco, Luc
Ector: Morphology of two Mastogloia species (Bacillariophyta) from Lac de Guiers (Senegal) and comparison
with the type material of M. braunii. European Journal of Taxonomy 12/2017; 2017(374).,
DOI:10.5852/ejt.2017.374

R. Gabilondo, S. Blanco, I. Fernández-Montiel, D.A. García, E. Bécares: Ciliates as bioindicators of CO 2 in


soil. Ecological Indicators 12/2017; 85., DOI:10.1016/j.ecolind.2017.11.060

Gisele C. Marquardt, Lívia F. Costa, Denise C. Bicudo, Carlos E. de M. Bicudo, Saúl Blanco, Carlos E.
Wetzel, Luc Ector: Type analysis of Achnanthidium minutissimum and A. catenatum and description of A.
tropicocatenatum sp. nov. (Bacillariophyta), a common species in Brazilian reservoirs. Plant Ecology and
Evolution 11/2017; 150(3):313-330., DOI:10.5091/plecevo.2017.1325

Carlos Sanchez, Gabriel Cristóbal, Gloria Bueno, Saul Blanco, Maria Borrego-Ramos, Adriana Olenici,
Anibal Pedraza, Jesus Ruiz-Santaquiteria: Oblique illumination in microscopy: A quantitative evaluation.
Micron 11/2017; 105., DOI:10.1016/j.micron.2017.11.006

Dimas García, Esther Posadas, Carlos Grajeda, Saúl Blanco, Sonia Martínez-Páramo, Gabriel Acién, Pedro
García-Encina, Silvia Bolado, Raúl Muñoz: Comparative evaluation of piggery wastewater treatment in
algal-bacterial photobioreactors under indoor and outdoor conditions. Bioresource Technology 08/2017;
245(Pt A):483-490., DOI:10.1016/j.biortech.2017.08.135

Gloria Bueno, Oscar Deniz, Anibal Pedraza, Jesús Ruiz-Santaquiteria, Jesús Salido, Gabriel Cristóbal,
María Borrego-Ramos, Saúl Blanco: Automated Diatom Classification (Part A): Handcrafted Feature
Approaches. Applied Sciences 07/2017; 7(8):753., DOI:10.3390/app7080753

Adriana Olenici, Saúl Blanco, María Borrego-Ramos, Laura Momeu, Călin Baciu: Exploring the effects of acid
mine drainage on diatom teratology using geometric morphometry. Ecotoxicology 07/2017; 26(4).,
DOI:10.1007/s10646-017-1830-3

S. Blanco, M. Doucet, I. Fernández-Montiel, R. Gabilondo, E. Bécares: Changes in the soil diatom community
induced by experimental CO2 leakage. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control 06/2017; 61.,
DOI:10.1016/j.ijggc.2017.03.005

Dimas García, Esther Posadas, Saúl Blanco, Gabriel Acién, Pedro García-Encina, Silvia Bolado, Raúl
Muñoz: Evaluation of the dynamics of microalgae population structure and process performance during
piggery wastewater treatment in algal-bacterial photobioreactors. Bioresource Technology 06/2017; 248(Pt
B)., DOI:10.1016/j.biortech.2017.06.079

Anibal Pedraza, Gloria Bueno, Oscar Deniz, Gabriel Cristóbal, Saúl Blanco, María Borrego-Ramos:
Automated Diatom Classification (Part B): A Deep Learning Approach. Applied Sciences 05/2017;
7(5):460., DOI:10.3390/app7050460

Laura Serrano, Marta Reina, Xavier D. Quintana, Susana Romo, Carla Olmo, Juan M. Soria, Saúl Blanco,
Camino Fernández-Aláez, Margarita Fernández-Aláez, Maria C. Caria, Simonetta Bagella, Thomas
Kalettka, Marlene Pätzig: A new tool for the assessment of severe anthropogenic eutrophication in small
shallow water bodies. Ecological Indicators 05/2017; 76:324-334., DOI:10.1016/j.ecolind.2017.01.034
Saúl Blanco, Sergi Pla-Rabès, Carlos E. Wetzel, Ignacio Granados: A New Psammothidium Species
(Bacillariophyta, Achnanthidiaceae) from Cimera Lake (Gredos Mountain Range), Central Spain.
Cryptogamie Algologie 02/2017; 38(1):17-29., DOI:10.7872/crya/v38.iss1.2017.17

Esther Posadas, David Marín, Saúl Blanco, Raquel Lebrero, Raúl Muñoz: Simultaneous biogas upgrading and
centrate treatment in an outdoors pilot scale high rate algal pond. Bioresource Technology 02/2017; 232.,
DOI:10.1016/j.biortech.2017.01.071

Zane N. Norvill, Alma Toledo-Cervantes, Saul Blanco, Andy Shilton, Benoit Guieysse, Raul Muñoz:
Photodegradation and sorption govern tetracycline removal during wastewater treatment in algal ponds.
Bioresource Technology 02/2017; 232., DOI:10.1016/j.biortech.2017.02.011

Saúl Blanco: Eunotia emmae sp. nov.(Bacillariophyta, Eunotiaceae) en la laguna Velaza (León, España). Boletín de
la Real Sociedad Española de Historia Natural. Sección biológica 01/2017; 111.

Gisele C. Marquardt, Sa�l Blanco, Carlos E. de M. Bicudo: Distance decay as a descriptor of the diatom
compositional variation in tropical reservoirs. Marine and Freshwater Research 01/2017; 69(1).,
DOI:10.1071/MF17003

Dimas García, Cynthia Alcántara, Saúl Blanco, Rebeca Pérez, Silvia Bolado, Raúl Muñoz: Enhanced Carbon,
Nitrogen and Phosphorus removal from domestic wastewater in a novel anoxic-aerobic photobioreactor
coupled with biogas upgrading. The Chemical Engineering Journal 12/2016; 313.,
DOI:10.1016/j.cej.2016.12.054

Cristina Delgado, M. Helena Novais, Saul Blanco, Salomé F. P. de Almeida: Fragilaria rinoi sp. nov.
(Fragilariales, Fragilariophyceae) from periphytic river samples in Central Portugal. European Journal of
Taxonomy 12/2016; 2016(248)., DOI:10.5852/ejt.2016.248

B. Riaño, S. Blanco, E. Becares, M.C. García-González: Bioremediation and biomass harvesting of anaerobic
digested cheese whey in microalgal-based systems for lipid production. Ecological Engineering 12/2016;
97:40-45., DOI:10.1016/j.ecoleng.2016.08.002

BING LIU, SAÚL BLANCO, HUA LONG, JINGJING XU, XIAOYAN JIANG: Achnanthidium sinense sp.
Nov. (Bacillariophyta) from the Wuling Mountains Area,China. Phytotaxa 11/2016; 284(3):194-202.,
DOI:10.11646/phytotaxa.284.3.4

Saúl Blanco: On the misuse of lectotypification in diatom taxonomy. Phycologia 11/2016; 56(1):108-113.,
DOI:10.2216/16-21.1

Alma Toledo-Cervantes, Mayara L. Serejo, Saúl Blanco, Rebeca Pérez, Raquel Lebrero, Raúl Muñoz:
Photosynthetic biogas upgrading to bio-methane: Boosting nutrient recovery via biomass productivity control.
Algal Research 07/2016; 17:46-52., DOI:10.1016/j.algal.2016.04.017

SAÚL BLANCO, CARLOS E. WETZEL: Replacement names for botanical taxa involving algal genera.
Phytotaxa 06/2016; 266(3):195., DOI:10.11646/phytotaxa.266.3.3

Judit Martín Juárez, Ana Lorenzo Hernando, Raúl Muñoz Torre, Saúl Blanco Lanza, Silvia Bolado
Rodríguez: Saccharification of microalgae biomass obtained from wastewater treatment by enzymatic
hydrolysis. Effect of alkaline-peroxide pretreatment. Bioresource Technology 06/2016; 218.,
DOI:10.1016/j.biortech.2016.06.087
Maria Kahlert, Éva Ács, Salome F. P. Almeida, Saúl Blanco, Mirko Dreßler, Luc Ector, Satu Maaria
Karjalainen, Antonia Liess, Adrienne Mertens, Jako van der Wal, Sirje Vilbaste: Quality assurance of
diatom counts in Europe: towards harmonized datasets. Hydrobiologia 06/2016; in press(1).,
DOI:10.1007/s10750-016-2651-8

Saúl Blanco, Susana Romo, Cristina Cejudo-Figueiras, Joan Gomà, Camino Fernandez-Alaez, Margarita
Fernandez-Alaez: Modelling Primary Producers in Some Shallow Spanish Lakes. Wetlands 05/2016;
36(4)., DOI:10.1007/s13157-016-0775-2

Saúl Blanco: A nomenclatural note on two species of the Achnanthidiaceae (Bacillariophyta).

Alba Sanmiguel, Saúl Blanco, Irene Álvarez-Blanco, Cristina Cejudo-Figueiras, Amando Escudero, María
E. Pérez, Gema Noyón, Eloy Bécares: Recovery of the algae and macroinvertebrate benthic community
after Didymosphenia geminata mass growths in Spanish rivers. Biological Invasions 03/2016; 18(5).,
DOI:10.1007/s10530-016-1095-4

E. Posadas, D. Szpak, F. Lombó, A. Domínguez, I. Díaz, S. Blanco, P. A. García-Encina, R. Muñoz:


Feasibility study of biogas upgrading coupled with nutrient removal from anaerobic effluents using
microalgae-based processes. Journal of Applied Phycology 12/2015; 28(4)., DOI:10.1007/s10811-015-
0758-3

E. Posadas, M.L. Serejo, S. Blanco, R. Pérez, P.A. García-Encina, R. Muñoz: Minimization of biomethane
oxygen concentration during biogas upgrading in algal–bacterial photobioreactors. Algal Research 11/2015;
12:221-229., DOI:10.1016/j.algal.2015.09.002

Bing Liu, SAÚL BLANCO, BANGQIN HUANG: Two new Nitzschia species (Bacillariophyceae) from China,
possessing a canalraphe-conopeum system. Phytotaxa 10/2015; 231(3):260-270.,
DOI:10.11646/phytotaxa.231.3.4

Cristina Delgado, M.Helena Novais, Saúl Blanco, Salomé F.P. de Almeida: Examination and comparison of
Fragilaria candidagilae sp. Nov. with type material of Fragilaria recapitellata, F. capucina, F. perminuta, F.
intermedia and F. neointermedia (Fragilariales, Bacillariophyceae). Phytotaxa 10/2015; 231(1):001-018.,
DOI:10.11646/phytotaxa.231.1.1

Cynthia Alcántara, Jesús M. Domínguez, Dimas García, Saúl Blanco, Rebeca Pérez, Pedro A. García-
Encina, Raúl Muñoz: Evaluation of wastewater treatment in a novel anoxic–aerobic algal–bacterial
photobioreactor with biomass recycling through carbon and nitrogen mass balances. Bioresource
Technology 09/2015; 191., DOI:10.1016/j.biortech.2015.04.125

Saúl Blanco, Carlos E. Wetzel: (25) Request for a binding decision on whether Geisleria Nitschke (Ascomycota:
Strigulaceae) and Geissleria Lange-Bert. & Metzeltin (Bacillariophyceae: Naviculaceae) are sufficiently alike
to be confused. Taxon 06/2015; 64(3)., DOI:10.12705/643.24

Saúl Blanco Lanza, DAVID M. WILLIAMS: Corrections to the nomenclature of genus Diatoma (Bacillariophyta:
Fragilariaceae). Phytotaxa 03/2015; 202(3):225., DOI:10.11646/phytotaxa.202.3.7

Mayara Leite Serejo, Esther Posadas, Marc A Boncz, Saúl Blanco, Pedro Antonio Garcia-Encina, Raúl
Muñoz: Influence of Biogas Flow Rate on Biomass Composition During the Optimization of Biogas
Upgrading in Microalgal-Bacterial Processes. Environmental Science and Technology 02/2015; 49(5).,
DOI:10.1021/es5056116
M.L. Serejo, E. Posadas, M.A. Boncz, S. Blanco, P. García-Encina, R. Muñoz: Tailoring biomass composition
during the optimization of the integral upgrading of biogas in microalgal-bacterial processes. Environmental
Science and Technology 01/2015; 49(5):3328-3336.

S. Blanco: Environmental factors controlling lake diatom communities: a meta-analysis of published data.
Biogeosciences Discussions 11/2014; 11(11):15889-15909., DOI:10.5194/bgd-11-15889-2014

Ahmed Mahdy, Lara Mendez, Saul Blanco, Mercedes Ballesteros, Cristina González-Fernández: Protease
cell wall degradation of Chlorella vulgaris: Effect on methane production. Bioresource Technology
09/2014; 171C:421-427., DOI:10.1016/j.biortech.2014.08.091

Esther Posadas, Pedro Antonio García-Encina, Antonio Domínguez, Ignacio Díaz, Eloy Becares, Saúl
Blanco, Raúl Muñoz: Enclosed tubular and open algal–bacterial biofilm photobioreactors for carbon and
nutrient removal from domestic wastewater. Ecological Engineering 06/2014; 67:156-164.,
DOI:10.1016/j.ecoleng.2014.03.007

Saúl Blanco, Cristina Cejudo-Figueiras, Irene Álvarez-Blanco, Ellen van Donk, Elizabeth M Gross, Lars-
Anders Hansson, Kenneth Irvine, Erik Jeppesen, Timo Kairesalo, Brian Moss, Tina Nõges, Eloy
Bécares: Epiphytic Diatoms along Environmental Gradients in Western European Shallow Lakes. CLEAN -
Soil Air Water 03/2014; 42:229-235., DOI:10.1002/clen.201200630

B Nehar, S Blanco, S Hadjadj Aoul: Diversity and ecology of diatoms in northwest of Algeria: Case of El-
Hammam Stream and estuary of Cheliff River. Applied Ecology and Environmental Research 01/2014;
13(1-1):37-52., DOI:10.15666/aeer/1301_037052

IRENE ÁLVAREZ-BLANCO, SAÚL BLANCO: Planothidium galaicum sp. nov.(Bacillariophyta,


Achnanthidiaceae), a new diatom species from Galician coast, Spain. Phytotaxa 12/2013; 151(1-1):44-52.,
DOI:10.11646/phytotaxa.151.1.4

Cristina Delgado, Luc Ector, Maria Helena Novais, Saúl Blanco, Lucien Hoffmann, Isabel Pardo: Epilithic
diatoms of springs and spring-fed streams in Majorca Island (Spain) with the description of a new diatom
species Cymbopleura margalefii sp. nov. Journal of the Czech Phycological Society 09/2013; 13(2):87-
104., DOI:10.5507/fot.2013.009

Saúl Blanco, Irene Álvarez-Blanco, Cristina Cejudo-Figueiras, José Manuel Recio Espejo, César Borja
Barrera, Eloy Bécares, Fernando Díaz del Olmo, Rafael Cámara Artigas: The diatom flora in temporary
ponds of Doñana National Park (southwest Spain): five new taxa. Nordic Journal of Botany 08/2013; 31(4-
4):489-499., DOI:10.1111/j.1756-1051.2013.01691.x

Irene Alvarez Blanco, Saúl Blanco Lanza: Nitzschia imae sp. nov. (Bacillariophyta, Nitzschiaceae) from Iceland,
with a redescription of Hannaea arcus var. linearis. Anales del Jardín Botánico de Madrid 07/2013; 70(2-
2):144-151., DOI:10.3989/ajbm.2358

Saúl Blanco, Luc Ector: La historia nomenclatural de Didymosphenia geminata (Lyngbye) M. Schmidt et al.
(Bacillariophyta) y taxones relacionados.

Saúl Blanco, Luc Ector: Sobre la validación nomenclatural de Achnanthidium subatomoides (Bacillariophyta).

Carlos E Wetzel, Eduardo A Morales, Saúl Blanco, Luc Ector: Pseudostaurosira cataractarum comb. nov.
(Bacillariophyta): type analysis, ecology and world distribution of a former “centric” diatom. Acta Nova 6 (1-
2): 53-63.
Saúl Blanco, Irene Álvarez-Blanco, Cristina Cejudo-Figueiras, Ignacio De Godos, Eloy Bécares, Raúl
Muñoz, Héctor O Guzman, Virginia A Vargas, Roberto Soto: New diatom taxa from high-altitude
Andean saline lakes. Diatom Research 03/2013; 28(1-1):13-27., DOI:10.1080/0269249X.2012.734528

Saúl Blanco, Luc Ector: On the nomenclatural validity of Achnanthidium subatomoides.

Saúl Blanco, Luc Ector: The nomenclatural history of Didymosphenia geminata (Lyngbye) M. Schmidt -in Schmidt
et al. (Bacillariophyta) and related taxa.

Maria Kahlert, Martyn Kelly, Raino-Lars Albert, Salomé F. P. Almeida, Tomáš Bešta, Saúl Blanco, Michel
Coste, Luc Denys, Luc Ector, Markéta Fránková, Daša Hlúbiková, Plamen Ivanov, Bryan Kennedy,
Petr Marvan, Adrienne Mertens, Juha Miettinen, Joanna Picinska-Fałtynowicz, Juliette Rosebery,
Elisabet Tornés, Sirje Vilbaste, Andrea Vogel: Identification versus counting protocols as sources of
uncertainty in diatom-based ecological status assessments. Hydrobiologia 11/2012; 695(1).,
DOI:10.1007/s10750-012-1115-z

Maria Helena Novais, Saúl Blanco, Cristina Delgado, Manuela Morais, Lucien Hoffmann, Luc Ector:
Ecological assessment of Portuguese reservoirs based on littoral epilithic diatoms. Hydrobiologia 10/2012;
695(1):265-279., DOI:10.1007/s10750-012-1197-7

Saúl Blanco, Cristina Cejudo-Figueiras, Loïc Tudesque, Eloy Bécares, Lucien Hoffmann, Luc Ector: Are
diatom diversity indices reliable monitoring metrics?. Hydrobiologia 10/2012; 695(1):199-206.,
DOI:10.1007/s10750-012-1113-1

Erik Jeppesen, Thomas Mehner, Ian J Winfield, Külli Kangur, Jouko Sarvala, Daniel Gerdeaux, Martti
Rask, Hilmar J Malmquist, Kerstin Holmgren, Pietro Volta, Susana Romo, Reiner Eckmann, Alfred
Sandström, Saúl Blanco, Andu Kangur, Henrik Ragnarsson Stabo, Marjo Tarvainen, Anne-Mari
Ventelä, Martin Søndergaard, Torben L Lauridsen, Mariana Meerhoff: Impacts of climate warming on
the long-term dynamics of key fish species in 24 European lakes. Hydrobiologia 09/2012;,
DOI:10.1007/s10750-012-1182-1

Saúl Blanco, Irene álvarez-Blanco, Cristina Cejudo-Figueiras, Eloy Bécares: Contribution to the diatom flora
of Cambodia: Five new recent freshwater taxa. Journal of Systematics and Evolution 05/2012; 50(3-
3):258-266., DOI:10.1111/j.1759-6831.2012.00189.x

Irene Alvarez-Blanco, Saúl Blanco, Cristina Cejudo-Figueiras, Eloy Bécares: The Duero Diatom Index (DDI)
for river water quality assessment in NW Spain: Design and validation. Environmental Monitoring and
Assessment 03/2012; 185(1)., DOI:10.1007/s10661-012-2607-z

M Kahlert, M Kelly, R L Albert, S F P Almeida, T Bevsta, S Blanco, M Coste, L Denys, L Ector, M


Fránková: Identification versus counting protocols as sources of uncertainty in diatom-based ecological
status assessments. Hydrobiologia 01/2012; 695:109-124.

Saul Blanco, Bart Van de Vijver, Alicia Vinocur, A. Mataloni, Joan Goma, Maria Helena Novais:
Hippodonta lange-bertalotii Van de Vijver, Mataloni & Vinocur sp. nov. and related small-celled Hippodonta
taxa. Nova Hedwigia 01/2012; 141:39-52.

Irene Álvarez-Blanco, Cristina Cejudo-Figueiras, Eloy Bécares, Saúl Blanco: Spatiotemporal changes in
diatom ecological profiles: Implications for biomonitoring. Limnology 08/2011; 12(2):157-168.,
DOI:10.1007/s10201-010-0333-1
Saul Blanco: Neodetonia nom. nov., a replacement name for Detonia Frenguelli (Bacillariophyceae). Phycologia
05/2011; 50(3-3):327-327., DOI:10.2216/10-92.1

Roberto Reinoso, Saúl Blanco, Linda A Torres-Villamizar, Eloy Bécares: Mechanisms for Parasites Removal in
a Waste Stabilisation Pond. Microbial Ecology 04/2011; 61(3):684-92., DOI:10.1007/s00248-010-9791-6

Agata Z. Wojtal, Luc Ector, Bart Van de Vijver, Eduardo A. Morales, Saúl Blanco, Jolanta Piatek, Agata
Smieja: The Achnanthidium minutissimum complex (Bacillariophyceae) in southern Poland. Algological
Studies 03/2011; 136(1-1):211-238., DOI:10.1127/1864-1318/2011/0136-0211

Eduardo A. Morales, Luc Ector, Erika Fernández, Maria Helena Novais, Daša Hlúbiková, Paul B.
Hamilton, Saúl Blanco, Morgan L. Vis, J. Patrick Kociolek: The genus Achnanthidium
Kutz.(Achnanthales, Bacillariophyceae) in Bolivian streams: a report of taxa found in recent investigations.
Algological Studies 03/2011; 136(1):89-130., DOI:10.1127/1864-1318/2010/0135-0089

Cristina González-Fernández, Berta Riaño-Irazábal, Beatriz Molinuevo-Salces, Saúl Blanco, Maria Cruz
García-González: Effect of operational conditions on the degradation of organic matter and development of
microalgae–bacteria consortia when treating swine slurry. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
02/2011; 90(3):1147-53., DOI:10.1007/s00253-011-3111-z

Cristina Cejudo-Figueiras, Eduardo A Morales, Carlos E. Wetzel, Saúl Blanco, Lucien Hoffmann, Luc
Ector: Analysis of the type of Fragilaria construens var. subsalina (Bacillariophyceae) and description of two
morphologically related taxa from Europe and the United States. Phycologia 01/2011; 50(1-1):67-77.,
DOI:10.2216/09-40.1

I Álvarez-Blanco, C Cejudo Figueiras, I. De Godos, S Blanco: Las diatomeas de los salares del Altiplano
boliviano: singularidades florísticas. Boletín de la Real Sociedad Española de Historia Natural. Sección
biológica 01/2011; 105:67-82.

Eduardo A. Lobo, Carlos E. Wetzel, Luc Ector, Kazuhiro Katoh, S Blanco Lanza, Shigeki Mayama:
Response of epilithic diatom communities to environmental gradients in subtropical temperate Brazilian
rivers. Limnetica 12/2010; 29(2-2):323-340.

Ignacio de Godos, Saúl Blanco, Pedro A García-Encina, Eloy Becares, Raúl Muñoz: Influence of flue gas
sparging on the performance of high rate algae ponds treating agro-industrial wastewaters. Journal of
hazardous materials 07/2010; 179(1-3):1049-54., DOI:10.1016/j.jhazmat.2010.03.112

Jonathan C. Taylor, Anatoliy Levanets, Saúl Blanco, Luc Ector: Microcostatus schoemanii sp. nov., M.
cholnokyi sp. nov. and M. angloensis sp. nov. - three new terrestrial diatoms (Bacillariophyceae) from South
Africa. Phycological Research 06/2010; 58(3):177 - 187., DOI:10.1111/j.1440-1835.2010.00576.x

C Cejudo-Figueiras, S Blanco, I Alvarez-Blanco, L Ector, E Bécares: Nutrient Monitoring in Spanish Wetlands


Using Epiphytic Diatoms. Vie et Milieu 06/2010; 60(2-2):89-94.

Maria Elena Beltrami, Sául Blanco, Nicolas Scheidecker, Francesca Ciutti, Cristina Cappelletti, Laura
Mancini, Lucien Hoffmann, Luc Ector: Gomphonema vidalii sp. nov. a new diatom from mediterranean
streams. Diatom Research 05/2010; 25(1-1):29-42., DOI:10.1080/0269249X.2010.9705827

Ignacio de Godos, Virginia A Vargas, Saúl Blanco, María C García González, Roberto Soto, Pedro A
García-Encina, Eloy Becares, Raúl Muñoz: A comparative evaluation of microalgae for the degradation of
piggery wastewater under photosynthetic oxygenation. Bioresource Technology 03/2010; 101(14):5150-8.,
DOI:10.1016/j.biortech.2010.02.010

S Blanco, E Bécares: Are biotic indices sensitive to river toxicants? A comparison of metrics based on diatoms and
macro-invertebrates. Chemosphere 02/2010; 79(1):18-25., DOI:10.1016/j.chemosphere.2010.01.059

Cristina Cejudo-Figueiras, Irene Alvarez-Blanco, Eloy Becares, Saul Blanco: Epiphytic Diatoms and Water
Quality in Shallow Lakes: The Neutral Substrate Hypothesis Revisited. Marine and Freshwater Research
01/2010; 61(12-12):1457-1467., DOI:10.1071/MF10018

Saul Blanco, Maria Helena Novais, Lucien Hoffmann, Luc Ector: Eolimna becaresii sp. nov., a new diatom
taxon from a Spanish Shallow Lake. Diatom Research 11/2009; 24(2-2):487-494.,
DOI:10.1080/0269249X.2009.9705815

MH Novais, Saul Blanco, Dasa Hlubikova, Elisa Falasco, Joan Goma, Cristina Delgado, Plamen Ivanov,
Eva Acs, Manuela Morais, Lucien Hoffmann, Luc Ector: Morphological examination and biogeography of
the Gomphonema rosenstockianum and G. tergestinum species complex (Bacillariophyceae). Journal of the
Czech Phycological Society 09/2009; 9(2-2):257-274., DOI:10.5507/fot.2009.026

Elisa Falasco, Saul Blanco, Francesca Bona, Joan Goma, Dasa Hlubikova, Maria Helena Novais, Lucien
Hoffmann, Luc Ector: Taxonomy, morphology and distribution of the Sellaphora stroemii complex
(Bacillariophyceae). Journal of the Czech Phycological Society 09/2009; 9(2).,
DOI:10.5507/fot.2009.025

Daša Hlúbiková, Saúl Blanco, Elisa Falasco, Joan Gomà, Lucien Hoffmann, Luc Ector: Nitzschia alicae sp.
nov. and n. puriformis sp. nov., new diatoms from european rivers and comparison with the type material of
n. sublinearis and N. Pura. Journal of Phycology 06/2009; 45(3):742 - 760., DOI:10.1111/j.1529-
8817.2009.00692.x

Ignacio de Godos, Saúl Blanco, Pedro A García-Encina, Eloy Becares, Raúl Muñoz: Long-term operation of
high rate algal ponds for the bioremediation of piggery wastewaters at high loading rates. Bioresource
Technology 06/2009; 100(19):4332-9., DOI:10.1016/j.biortech.2009.04.016

Fernanda Ferrari, Carlos Eduardo Wetzel, Luc Ector, Saúl Blanco, João Cláudio Cerqueira Viana, Eduardo
Mendes da Silva, Denise de Campos Bicudo: PERINOTIA DIAMANTINA SP NOV., A NEW
DIATOM SPECIES FROM THE CHAPADA DIAMANTINA, NORTHEASTERN BRAZIL. Diatom
Research 05/2009; 24(1):79-100., DOI:10.1080/0269249X.2009.9705784

Saúl Blanco, Luc Ector: Distribution, ecology and nuisance effects of the freshwater invasive diatom
Didymosphenia geminata (Lyngbye) M. Schmidt: a literature review. Nova Hedwigia 05/2009; 88(3-4-3-
4):347-422., DOI:10.1127/0029-5035/2009/0088-0347

Novais M.H, Blanco S, Delgado C, Falasco E, Gomà J, Hlúbiková D, Ivanov P, Morais M, Hoffmann L,
Ector L: Distribution and taxonomy of the Gomphonema tergestinum and G. rosenstockianum species
complex. Journal of the Czech Phycological Society 01/2009;

Saúl Blanco, Eloy Bécares: Una nueva alga invasora llega a España.

M E Beltrami, S Blanco, N Scheidecker, F Ciutti, C Cappelletti, L Mancini, L Hoffmann, L Ector: A new


Gomphonema (Bacillariophyceae) from Mediterranean streams. Scripta Botanica Belgica 01/2009;
S. Blanco, L. Ector, V. Huck, O. Monnier, H. M. Cauchie, L. Hoffmann, E. Becares: Diatom Assemblages and
Water Quality Assessment in the Duero Basin (NW Spain). Belgian Journal of Botany 09/2008; 141(1-
1):39-50., DOI:10.2307/20794650

Fernanda Ferrari, Carlos Eduardo Wetzel, Luc Ector, Saul Blanco, Joao Claudio Cerqueira Viana, Eduardo
Mendes da Silva, Denise de Campos Bicudo: Perinotia diamantina Sp. Nov., A new diatom species from
the chapada diamantina, Northeastern Brazil. Diatom Research 08/2008; 24(1):79-100.

Saúl Blanco, Irene Álvarez, Cristina Cejudo: A test on different aspects of diatom processing techniques. Journal
of Applied Phycology 08/2008; 20(4):445-450., DOI:10.1007/s10811-007-9292-2

Bart Van de Vijver, Martyn Kelly, Saúl Blanco, Amelie Jarlman, Luc Ector: The unmasking of a sub-Antarctic
endemic: Psammothidium abundans (Manguin) Bukhtiyarova et Round in European rivers. Diatom
Research 05/2008; 23(1):233-242., DOI:10.1080/0269249X.2008.9705749

Maria Elena Beltrami, Saul Blanco, Francesca Ciutti, Cristina Cappelletti, Catia Monauni, Sabrina Pozzi,
Frederic Rimet, Luc Ector: Distribution and ecology of Didymosphenia geminata (Lyngbye) M. Schmidt
(Bacillariophyta) in Trentino watercourses (Northern Italy). Cryptogamie Algologie 05/2008; 29(2-
2):141-160.

Saúl Blanco, Susana Romo, Margarita Fernández-Aláez, Eloy Bécares: Response of epiphytic algae to nutrient
loading and fish density in a shallow lake: A mesocosm experiment. Hydrobiologia 03/2008; 600(1):65-76.,
DOI:10.1007/s10750-007-9176-0

María Sahuquillo, Susana Romo, Rosa Miracle, Mª José Villena, Carmen Ferriol, Saúl Blanco, Juan Rueda,
Eduardo Vicente: Cabanes lake.

Saúl Blanco, Margarita Fernández-Aláez, Eloy Bécares: Efficiency of top-down control depends on nutrient
concentration in a Mediterranean shallow lake: A mesocosm study. Marine and Freshwater Research
01/2008; 59(10-10):922-930., DOI:10.1071/MF07212

S Blanco, E Bécares, N Hernández, L Ector: Evaluación de la calidad del agua en los ríos de la cuenca del Duero
mediante índices diatomológicos.

Saúl Blanco Lanza, Luc Éctor: Didymosphenia geminata (Bacillariophyta, Gomphonemataceae), una amenaza para
nuestros ríos. 01/2008; 26., DOI:10.14198/cdbio.2008.26.01

Zlatko Levkov, Saúl Blanco, Svetislav Krstic, Teofil Nakov, Luc Ector: Ecology of benthic diatoms from Lake
Macro Prespa (Macedonia). Algological Studies 07/2007; 124(1-1):71-83., DOI:10.1127/1864-
1318/2007/0124-0071

S BLANCO, E BECARES, H M CAUCHIE, L HOFFMANN, L ECTOR: Comparison of Biotic Indices for Water
Quality Diagnosis in the Duero Basin (Spain).

S.B. Lanza, E.B. Mantecón: Method for the use of epiphytic diatoms in lakes following the requirements of the
Water Framework Directive. TECNOLOGIA Y CIENCIAS DEL AGUA 10/2006; 26(277):42-47.

María Sahuquillo, Susana Romo, Rosa Miracle, Mª José Villena, Carmen Ferriol, Saúl Blanco, Juan Rueda,
Eduardo Vicente: Ullal of Baldoví.

María Sahuquillo, Susana Romo, Rosa Miracle, Mª José Villena, Carmen Ferriol, Saúl Blanco, Juan Rueda,
Eduardo Vicente, Javier Armengol, Carmen Rojo, Antonia Rodrigo: Xeraco-Xeraco-wetland.
S Blanco, S Romo: Ichthyofauna of Lake Albufera of Valencia (Spain): past and present status..

S Blanco Lanza, E Bécares Mantecón: Método de muestreo de diatomeas epífitas en lagunas para la aplicación de
la Directiva Marco del Agua.

S Blanco, S Romo: Ictiofauna del Lago de la Albufera de Valencia: Evolución histórica y situación actual.

Saúl Blanco, Susana Romo, María-José Villena: Experimental Study on the Diet of Mosquitofish (Gambusia
holbrooki) under Different Ecological Conditions in a Shallow Lake. Internationale Revue der gesamten
Hydrobiologie und Hydrographie 07/2004; 89(3):250 - 262., DOI:10.1002/iroh.200310684

S Blanco, L Ector, E Becares: Epiphytic Diatoms as Water Quality Indicators in Spanish Shallow Lakes. Vie et
Milieu 06/2004; 54(2-2-3):71-79.

Eloy Bécares Mantecón, Ana Conty Fernández, Carlos Rodríguez Villafañe, Saúl Blanco Lanza:
Funcionamiento de los lagos someros mediterráneos. 01/2004; 13(2).

Saúl Blanco, Susana Romo, María-José Villena, Susana Martínez: Fish communities and food web interactions
in some Mediterranean lakes. Hydrobiologia 11/2003; 506-509(1):473-480.,
DOI:10.1023/B:HYDR.0000008583.05327.da

S Blanco, M Fernández-Aláez, E Bécares, S Romo, L Ector: Réponses de la communauté de diatomées épiphytes


aux changements expérimentaux du réseau trophique dans un lac peu profond (Espagne).

Saúl Blanco Lanza: Estudio experimental sobre la influencia de los nutrientes en la ecología trófica de los peces en
una laguna somera.

María Sahuquillo, Susana Romo, Rosa Miracle, José Villena, Carmen Ferriol, Saúl Blanco, Juan Rueda,
Eduardo Vicente: Cap de Terme lake.

Saúl Blanco Lanza: Ecología trófica de los peces en lagunas someras y su efecto sobre el epifiton de las plantas.

Patents

Conference Proceedings

Gloria Bueno, Oscar Déniz, Jesus Ruiz-Santaquiteria, Adriana Olenici, Gabriel Cristobal, Anibal Pedraza,
Carlos Sanchez, Saúl Blanco, Maria Borrego-Ramos: Lights and pitfalls of convolutional neural networks
for diatom identification. Optics, Photonics and Digital Technologies for Imaging Applications;
05/2018, DOI:10.1117/12.2309488

Dimas Alberto García Guzmán, Esther Posadas, Saúl Blanco, Gabriel Acién, Silvia Bolado, Raúl Muñoz:
Evaluation of the dynamics of microalgae population structure and process performance during piggery
wastewater treatment in algal-bacterial photobioreactors. The 15th International Conference on
Environmental Science and Technology (CEST2017), Rhodes, Greece; 08/2017

María Borrego-Ramos, Adriana Olenici, Saúl Blanco: Are dead stems suitable substrata for diatom-based
monitoring in shallow lakes?. XXI Simposio de Botánica Criptogámica; 06/2017

Marco Cantonati, Abdullah A. Saber, Saul Blanco, Ahmed A.E. El-Refaey, Ehab F. Shehata, Ahmed D. El-
Gamal: Observations on some rarely-recorded Navicula species from Egyptian inland waters including the
recently-described N. flandriae. IDS 2016 - 24th International Diatom Symposium, Quebec City,
Canada; 08/2016

Marco Cantonati, Abdullah A. Saber, Saul Blanco, Ahmed D. El-Gamal, Ehab F. Shehata, Ahmed A.E. El-
Refaey: Seminavis aegyptiaca sp. nov., a new epilithic diatom species from the estuary of the Damietta
Branch of the River Nile (Egypt). IDS 2016 - 24th International Diatom Symposium, Quebec City,
Canada; 08/2016

Dimas García, Cynthia Alcántara, Rebeca Pérez, Silvia Bolado, Raul Muñoz, Saul Blanco: ENHANCED
CARBON, NITROGEN AND PHOSPHORUS REMOVAL FROM DOMESTIC WASTEWATER IN A
NOVEL ANOXIC-AEROBIC PHOTOBIOREACTOR COUPLED WITH BIOGAS UPGRADING. 10th
International Society for Environmental Biotechnology (ISEB) Conference. 1-3 June 2016, (Oral
presentation)., Barcelona, Spain; 06/2016

Beatriz Molinuevo-Salces, Berta Riaño, Mari Cruz García-González, Saúl Blanco: Microalgae-based system
co-treating fish processing wastewater and swine manure: organic matter reduction, nutrient recovery and
biomass production. The 1st International Congress on Water, Waste and Energy Management,,
Salamanca (Spain); 05/2012

Technical Reports

M. Sahuquillo, S. Romo, M.J. Villena, Juan M. Soria, C. Ferriol, S. Blanco, J. Rueda, E. Vicente, M.R.
Miracle: Albufera of Valencia, Cabanes Wetland, Cap de Terme Lagoon, Ullal de Baldoví, Xeresa-Xeraco
Wetland.. Report number: Red Marismas: Joint Research Centre of the European Commission.,
Affiliation: University of Valencia, DOI:10.13140/RG.2.1.1886.6008

María Sahuquillo, Susana Romo, Rosa Miracle, José Villena, Carmen Ferriol, Saúl Blanco, Juan Rueda,
Eduardo Vicente, Juan Soria: The Albufera of Valencia. Affiliation: Red Marismas España