Dr Isabel Douterelo
EPSRC LWEC RESEARCH FELLOW
Department of Civil and Structural Engineering
The University of Sheffield
Sir Frederick Mappin Building
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Research Group: Pennine Water Group
- PhD Physical Geography, the University of Hull (UK)
- BSc Environmental Sciences, the Autonomous University of Madrid (Spain)
- BSc Biological Sciences, University of A Coruña (Spain)
My main research interest is environmental microbial ecology. Throughout my scientific career I have worked in different microbial-related projects and in multidisciplinary research groups. My interest in microbial ecology started when I was a student at the University Autonomous of Madrid (Spain), where I studied and collaborated in research projects focused on assessing the process of eutrophication in freshwater ecosystem and the use of cyanobacteria as bioindicators. I left Spain and moved to the UK to start my PhD in the Department of Physical Geography at the University of Hull, based on the study of microbial degradation of archaeological remains in wetland soils. After my PhD, I worked as a Marie Curie Research Fellow at the University of Warwick, in a project based on the study of bacterial adaptative strategies to changing environmental conditions and soon after that in the same University but a different department, the former HRI, investigating the molecular aspects of plant seed vigour and seeds dormancy cycling. I joined the PWG in 2010 and since then I have worked as a Research Associate on the EPSRC funded project known as Pipe Dreams, studying different aspects of the microbial ecology of drinking water distribution systems.
- Microbial ecology of urban water systems
- Wetlands soil microbiology & biogeochemistry
- Eutrophication and biomonitoring of freshwater ecosystems
- Cultural heritage microbiology: biodegradation and conservation
- EPSRC-Living with Environmental Change Challenge Fellowship: Uncovering microbial tactics in drinking water supply systems: using advances in genetics for countering the effects of climate change. Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council | Grant: EP/N02950X/1
- Impact of corrosion controlling phosphate dosing on microbial biofilm formation in drinking water distribution systems. Royal Society | Grant: RG160654
- Microbial pollution in water sources under extreme weather conditions: modelling sediment-pathogen interactions. White Rose University Consortium | Grant: RN/151299
- Douterelo I, Sharpe RL, Husband S, Fish KE & Boxall JB (2019) Understanding microbial ecology to improve management of drinking water distribution systems. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Water, 6(1).
- Douterelo I, Fish KE & Boxall JB (2018) Succession of bacterial and fungal communities within biofilms of a chlorinated drinking water distribution system. Water Research, 141, 74-85. View this article in WRRO
- Park JW, Lee YJ, Meyer AS, Douterelo I & Maeng SK (2018) Bacterial growth through microfiltration membranes and NOM characteristics in an MF-RO integrated membrane system: Lab-scale and full-scale studies. Water Research, 144, 36-45.
- Montoya-Pachongo C, Douterelo I, Noakes C, Camargo-Valero MA, Sleigh A, Escobar-Rivera J-C & Torres-Lozada P (2018) Field assessment of bacterial communities and total trihalomethanes: Implications for drinking water networks. Science of The Total Environment, 616-617, 345-354. View this article in WRRO
- Douterelo I, Jackson M, Solomon C & Boxall JB (2017) Spatial and temporal analogies in microbial communities in natural drinking water biofilms. Science of the Total Environment, 581-582, 277-288. View this article in WRRO
- Husband S, Fish KE, Douterelo I & Boxall J (2016) Linking discolouration modelling and biofilm behaviour within drinking water distribution systems. Water Science and Technology: Water Supply, 16(4), 942-950. View this article in WRRO
- Douterelo I, Husband S, Loza V & Boxall J (2016) Dynamics of Biofilm Regrowth in Drinking Water Distribution Systems. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 82(14), 4155-4168. View this article in WRRO
- Douterelo I, Jackson M, Solomon C & Boxall J (2016) Microbial analysis of in situ biofilm formation in drinking water distribution systems: implications for monitoring and control of drinking water quality. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 100(7), 3301-3311. View this article in WRRO
- Fish KE, Collins R, Green NH, Sharpe RL, Douterelo I, Osborn AM & Boxall JB (2015) Characterisation of the Physical Composition and Microbial Community Structure of Biofilms within a Model Full-Scale Drinking Water Distribution System. PLOS ONE, 10(2), e0115824-e0115824. View this article in WRRO
- Douterelo I, Boxall JB, Deines P, Sekar R, Fish KE & Biggs CA (2014) Methodological approaches for studying the microbial ecology of drinking water distribution systems. Water Research, 65, 134-156. View this article in WRRO
- Douterelo I, Sharpe R & Boxall J (2014) Bacterial community dynamics during the early stages of biofilm formation in a chlorinated experimental drinking water distribution system: implications for drinking water discolouration.. J Appl Microbiol, 117(1), 286-301. View this article in WRRO
- Douterelo I, Husband S & Boxall JB (2014) The bacteriological composition of biomass recovered by flushing an operational drinking water distribution system.. Water Res, 54, 100-114. View this article in WRRO
- Douterelo I, Sharpe RL & Boxall JB (2013) Influence of hydraulic regimes on bacterial community structure and composition in an experimental drinking water distribution system. Water Research, 47(2), 503-516. View this article in WRRO
- Footitt S, Douterelo-Soler I, Clay H & Finch-Savage WE (2011) Dormancy cycling in Arabidopsis seeds is controlled by seasonally distinct hormone-signaling pathways. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 108(50), 20236-20241.
- Douterelo I, Goulder R & Lillie M (2011) Enzyme activities and compositional shifts in the community structure of bacterial groups in English wetland soils associated with preservation of organic remains in archaeological sites. International Biodeterioration and Biodegradation, 65(3), 435-443.
- Douterelo I, Goulder R & Lillie M (2011) Enzyme activities and compositional shifts in the community structure of bacterial groups in English wetland soils associated with preservation of organic remains in archaeological sites. International Biodeterioration Biodegradation.
- Douterelo I, Goulder R & Lillie M (2010) Soil microbial community response to land-management and depth, related to the degradation of organic matter in English wetlands: Implications for the in situ preservation of archaeological remains. APPL SOIL ECOL, 44(3), 219-227.
- Douterelo I, Goulder R & Lillie M (2009) Response of the microbial community to water table variation and nutrient addition and its implications for in situ preservation of organic archaeological remains in wetland soils. INT BIODETER BIODEGR, 63(6), 795-805.
- Hänfling B, Douterelo-Soler I, Knight L & Proudlove G (2009) Molecular studies on the Niphargus kochianus group (Crustacea: Amphipoda: Niphargidae) in Great Britain and Ireland.. Cave and Karst Science, 35(1), 35-40.
- Hänfling B, Douterelo-Soler I, Knight L & Proudlove G (2008) Molecular studies on the Niphargus kochianus group (Crustacea: Amphipoda: Niphargidae) in Great Britain and Ireland. Cave and Karst Science, 35(1-2), 35-40.
- Mateo P, Douterelo I, Berrendero E & Perona E (2006) Physiological differences between two species of cyanobacteria in relation to phosphorus limitation. J PHYCOL, 42(1), 61-66.
- Douterelo I, Perona E & Mateo P (2004) Use of cyanobacteria to assess water quality in running waters. ENVIRON POLLUT, 127(3), 377-384.
- Douterelo I, Calero-Preciado C, Soria-Carrasco V & Boxall JB () Whole metagenome sequencing of chlorinated drinking water distribution systems. Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology, 4(12), 2080-2091.
Conference proceedings papers
- Furnass WR, Douterelo, I , Collins, RP , Mounce & Boxall, JB (2014) Controlled, realistic-scale, experimental study of how the quantity and erodibility of discolouration material varies with shear strength. Procedia Engineering, Vol. 89 (pp 135-142). Bari, Italy, 2014 - 2014.
- Lillie M, Soler I & Smith R (2012) Lowland Floodplain Responses to Extreme Flood Events: Long-Term Studies and Short-Term Microbial Community Response to Water Environment Impacts. Conservation and Management of Archaeological Sites, Vol. 14(1-4) (pp 126-149)
- Speight V, Douterelo I, Sharpe R, Fish K & Boxall JB () Impact of hydraulic events on organic and inorganic material in distribution systems. AWWA Water Quality Technology Conference. Long Beach, California, USA, 4 November 2013 - 7 November 2013.
- husband , douterelo , fish & Boxall JB () Biofilms and Discolouration Material Accumulation Processes in Drinking Water Distribution Systems and Modelling the Hydraulic. IWA Specialist Conference Biofilms in Drinking Water systems from treatment to tap. Arosa, Switzerland, 23 August 2015 - 26 August 2015.
- Fish K, Douterelo , husband & Boxall JB () The impact of hydraulic conditions upon drinking water distribution system biofilms. biofilms’ IWA Specialist Conference Biofilms in Drinking Water systems from treatment to tap. Arosa, Switzerland, 23 August 2015 - 26 August 2015.