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I did my PhD at the Huelva University, after which I worked as a researcher and teacher at the University of Girona and the Forest Science Centre of Catalonia, in Solsona. Most of my research has dealt with the ecology and conservation of freshwater ecosystems, with a special focus on biological invasions and their impacts. I have also studied other freshwater organisms (e.g. crayfish, otter) as well as terrestrial systems (e.g. bird communities and the effects of wildfires). Nowadays I divide most research efforts in two main lines, one devoted to the compilation of historical biodiversity records and the analysis of ecological patterns with a long-term perspective, and the other centred in the ecology and conservation of freshwater fish, with a especial focus on Mediterranean streams and desert rivers of Morocco. I was one of the promotors and currently co-editor-in-chief of the open journal FiSHMED Fishes in Mediterranean Environments.



Some keywords: Biological invasions, Historical ecology, Conservation biology, Global Change, Freshwater Ecology, Freshwater Fish, Mediterranean Rivers, Arid Environments

10 recent publications 10 recent publications

Clavero, M. (2016).  Species substitutions driven by anthropogenic positive feedbacks: Spanish crayfish species as a case study. Biological Conservation 193: 80-85

Clavero, M., Nores, C., Kubersky-Piredda, S., Centeno-Cuadros, A. (2016) Interdisciplinarity to reconstruct historical introductions: solving the status of cryptogenic crayfish. Biological Reviews (in press)

Gallardo, B., Clavero, M., Sánchez, M.I., Vilà, M. (2016) Global ecological impacts of invasive species in aquatic ecosystems. Global Change Biology 22: 151-163

Clavero, M., Franch, N., Pou-Rovira, Q., Queral, J.M. (2016) Disruption of salinity regimes in Mediterranean coastal wetlands and its impact on the coexistence of an endangered and an invasive fish. FiSHMED, Fishes in Mediterranean Environments a001: 1-20

Clavero, M., Nores, C., Kubersky-Piredda, S. and Centeno-Cuadros, A. (2016). El cangrejo de río... italiano. Quercus 359: 42-52

Hermoso, V., Clavero, M., Villero, D. and Brotons, L. (2015) Continental targets for EU conservation. Nature 528: 193

Clavero, M. and García-Berthou, E. (2015) Invasive species: an unfair report. New Scientist 3048: 52

Clavero, M., López, V., Franch, N., Pou-Rovira, Q., Queral, J.M. (2015) Use of seasonally flooded rice fields by fish and crayfish in a Mediterranean wetland. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 213: 39-46

Clavero, M., Esquivias, J., Qninba, A., Riesco, M., Calzada, J., Ribeiro, F., Fernández, N., Delibes, M. (2015) Fish invading deserts: non-native species in arid Moroccan rivers. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems 25: 49-60

Clavero, M., Hermoso, V. (2015) Historical data to plan the recovery of the European eel. Journal of Applied Ecology 52: 960-968