Ph.D. Ecology, Institute of Aquatic Ecology, University of Girona, Spain, 2012
B.S. Biology, University of Girona, Spain, 2006
Freshwater ecology, biodiversity conservation, community ecology, global change
Our research focuses on understanding how freshwater communities and food webs respond to global change, with a special emphasis on the effects of hydrologic alteration and drought.
- Metacommunities in highly-dynamic freshwater ecosystems
- Joint effects of hydroclimatic anomalies and invasion on native biodiversity
- Regime shifts in riverine food webs
- 'Designer' environmental flows
- Wetland restoration for biodiversity conservation
Read more about our research on the Ruhi Lab website.
Ruhi, A., Messager, M. & J.D. Olden (in press). Tracking the pulse of the Earth’s fresh waters. Nature Sustainability.
Ruhi, A., Dong, X., Holt, C., Batzer, D.P. & J.L. Sabo (in press). Detrimental effects of a novel flow regime on the functional trajectory of an aquatic invertebrate metacommunity. Global Change Biology.
Sabo, J.L., Caron, M., Doucett, R., Dibble, K., Ruhi, A., Marks, J.C., Hungate, B & T.A. Kennedy (2018). Pulsed flows, tributary inputs and food-web structure in a highly regulated river. Journal of Applied Ecology, in press. DOI: 10.1111/1365-2664.13109.
Mor, J.R., Ruhi, A., Muñoz, I., Tornés, E., Valcarcel, H. & S. Sabater (2018). Dam regulation and riverine food-web structure in a Mediterranean river. Science of the Total Environment 625:301-310.
Ruhi, A., Datry, T. & J.L. Sabo (2017). Interpreting beta diversity components over time to conserve metacommunities in highly-dynamic ecosystems. Conservation Biology 31(6):1459-1468.
Sabo, J.L., Ruhi, A., Elliot, V., Arias, M., Holtgrieve, G. & N. So (2017). Designing flows that improve food security futures in the Lower Mekong Basin. Science 358(6368): eaao1053.
Kominoski, J.S., Ruhi, A., Hagler, M.M., Petersen, K., Sabo, J.L., Sinha, T., Arumugam, S. & J.D. Olden (2017). Patterns and drivers of fish extirpations in rivers of the American Southwest and Southeast. Global Change Biology, 24(3):1175–1185.
Dong, X., Ruhi, A. & N.B. Grimm (2017). Evidence for self-organization in determining spatial patterns of stream nutrients, despite primacy of the geomorphic template. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1617571114.
Acuña, V., Hunter, M. & A. Ruhi (2017). Managing temporary streams and rivers as unique rather than second-class ecosystems. Biological Conservation 211:12-19.
Ruhi, A., Olden, J. & J.L. Sabo (2016). Declining streamflow induces collapse and replacement of native fish in the American Southwest. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 14(9):1-8.
Ruhi, A., Muñoz, I., Tornés, E., Batalla, R.J., Vericat, D., Ponsatí, L., Acuña, V., von Schiller, D., Marcé, R., Bussi, G., Francés, F. & S. Sabater (2016). Flow regulation increases food‐chain length through omnivory mechanisms in a Mediterranean river network. Freshwater Biology 61(9):1536-1549.
Ruhi, A., Acuña, V., Barceló, D., Huerta, B., Mor, J.R., Rodríguez, S. & S. Sabater (2016). Bioaccumulation and trophic magnification of pharmaceuticals and endocrine disruptors in a Mediterranean river food web. Science of the Total Environment 540: 250-259.
Escoriza, D. & A. Ruhi (2016). Functional distance to recipient communities may favour invasiveness: insights from two invasive frogs (2016). Diversity and Distributions 22:519-533.
Ruhi, A., Holmes, E., Rinne, J. & J.L. Sabo (2015). Anomalous droughts, not invasion, decrease persistence of native fishes in a desert river. Global Change Biology 21, 1482-1496.
Batzer, D. & A. Ruhi (2013). Is there a core set of organisms that structure invertebrate assemblages in freshwater wetlands? Freshwater Biology 58:1647-1659.
Ruhi, A., Boix, D., Sala, J., Gascón, S. & X.D. Quintana (2013). Nestedness and successional trajectories of macroinvertebrate assemblages in created wetlands. Oecologia 171:545-556.
Ruhi, A., Herrmann, J., Gascón, S., Sala, J., Geijer, J. & D. Boix (2012). Change in biological traits and community structure of macroinvertebrates through primary succession in a man-made Swedish wetland. Freshwater Science 31(1):22-37.
We are always interested in inquiries from motivated students and postdocs. If you are interested in our research program please contact the lab at: firstname.lastname@example.org