Dr. Enrique González Ortegon | Enviroment | Best Researcher Award

CSIC, Spain

Author Profile

Early Academic Pursuits:

Enrique Gonzalez Ortegón embarked on his academic journey with a focus on coastal ecology and marine biology. He obtained his Ph.D. and subsequent postdoctoral training, specializing in areas such as larval ecology, invasive species, and benthic ecology of marine invertebrates. His early research experiences provided a solid foundation in understanding ecological processes at various organizational levels, from individual organisms to entire marine communities.

Professional Endeavors:

As a distinguished researcher at the Institute of Marine Science of Andalusia (ICMAN/CSIC), Ortegón has made significant contributions to the field of coastal ecology and water management. He has supervised multiple Ph.D. and Master's theses, demonstrating his commitment to nurturing the next generation of scientists. His extensive publication record, comprising peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, and technical reports, reflects his dedication to advancing scientific knowledge in his field.

Contributions and Research Focus:

Ortegón's research focuses on understanding the impact of global change stressors on coastal ecosystems, including plastic pollution and heatwaves. He employs a multidisciplinary approach, integrating ecological processes at different organizational levels to assess the dynamics of marine communities. His long-term research in the Guadalquivir estuary has provided valuable insights into estuarine functioning and environmental processes.

Accolades and Recognition:

Ortegón's contributions to coastal ecology have earned him recognition both nationally and internationally. He has been awarded prestigious fellowships and grants, including postdoctoral fellowships in the UK and Spain. His expertise in invasive species management has led to invitations to contribute to policy documents and reports for organizations such as the European Conference of Invasive Exotic Species and the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada.

Impact and Influence:

Ortegón's research has had a significant impact on our understanding of coastal ecosystems and the threats they face from human-induced stressors. His work has influenced management strategies for invasive species and contributed to the development of mechanistic models of ecological processes in marine environments. By engaging with scientific societies and serving as an evaluator for research evaluation agencies, Ortegón continues to shape the direction of coastal ecology research globally.

Legacy and Future Contributions:

As he continues his academic journey, Ortegón's legacy lies in his dedication to advancing knowledge and understanding in coastal ecology and water management. His research contributions, mentorship of students, and engagement with policy and management initiatives ensure that his work will have a lasting impact on the field. Ortegón's future contributions are poised to further our understanding of coastal ecosystems and inform conservation and management efforts in the face of ongoing environmental challenges.


 A total of  1772 citations for his publications, demonstrating the impact and recognition of his research within the academic community.

  • Citations            1772
  • h-index              23
  • i10-index           50

Notable Publications 

Trends in the decapod crustacean community at the southernmost estuary of the Atlantic coast of Europe

E González-Ortegón, GF de Carvalho-Souza, C Vilas, F Baldó, JA Cuesta

Enrique González Ortegon | Enviroment | Best Researcher Award

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