Departamental II – DII. 221
Area of Biodiversity and Conservation
Rey Juan Carlos University
c/ Tulipán s/n.
E-28933 Móstoles (Madrid)

Phone: +34 91 488 8251
Fax:      +34 91 664 7490
E-mail: jose.gonzalez at
ResearchID: A-3835-2009

Short CV

2003 – Lecturer at URJC.

2000 – PhD in Biology UPV-EHU.

1994 – BsC in Biology UPV-EHU.

Current position

Assistant professor.

I teach Ecology and Iberian Ecosystems in the degree in Biology.

Research interests
  • Role of invertebrates in the processes of energy transfer
  • Influence of riparian vegetation on structure and function of the communities of river invertebrates
  • Population dynamics of Plecoptera, Ephemeroptera and Trichoptera

González, J. M.; Recuerda, M.; Elosegi, A. (2018). Crowded waters: short-term response of invertebrate drift to water abstraction. Hydrobiologia 819: 39-51.

Flores, L.; Giorgi, A.; González, J. M.; Larrañaga, A.; Díez, J. R.; Elosegi, A. (2017). Effects of wood addition on stream benthic invertebrates differed among seasons at both habitat and reach scales. Ecological Engineering 106: 116-123.

Martínez, A.; Larrañaga, A.; Pérez, J.; Casado, C., Casas, J. J.; González, J. M.; Menéndez, M.; Mollá, S.; Pozo, J. (2017). Climate modulates the magnitude of the effects of flow regulation on leaf-litter decomposition. Aquatic Sciences 79: 507.

Molla, S.; Casas, J. J.; Menéndez, M.; Basaguren, A.; Casado, C.; Descals, E.; González, J. M.; Larrañaga, A.;  Luisi, M.; Martínez, A.; Mendoza-Lera, C., Moya, O., Pérez, O., Riera, T. Roblas, N. & Pozo, J. (2017). Leaf-litter breakdown as an indicator of the impacts by flow regulation in headwater streams: Responses across climatic regions. Ecological Indicators 73: 11-22.

Luzuriaga, A. L.; González, J. M.; Escudero A. (2015). Annual plant community assembly in edaphically heterogeneous environments. Journal of Vegetation Science 26: 866–875. PDF

Casas, J. J.; Larrañaga, A.; Menéndez, M.; Pozo, J.; Basaguren, A.; Martínez, A.; Pérez, J.; González, J. M.; Mollá, S.;Casado, C.; Descals, E.; Roblas, N.; López-González, J. A.; Valenzuela, J. L. (2013). Leaf litter decomposition of native and introduced tree species of contrasting quality in headwater streams: How does the regional setting matter? Science of the Total Environment 458-460: 197-208. PDF

González, J. M.; Mollá S.; Roblas, N.; Descals, E.; Moya, O.; Casado, C. (2013). Small dams decrease leaf litter breakdown rates in Mediterranean mountain streams. Hydrobiologia 712: 117-128. PDF

Pozo, J.; Casas, J.; Menéndez, M.; Mollá, S.; Arostegui, I.; Basaguren, A.; Casado, C.; Descals, E.; García-Avilés, J.; González, J. M.; Larrañaga, A.; López, E.; Lusi, M.; Moya, O.; Pérez, J.; Riera, T.; Roblas, N.; Salinas, M. J. (2011). Leaf-litter decomposition in headwater streams: a comparison of the process among four climatic regions.  Journal of the North American Benthological Society 30: 935-950. PDF

Campos, J.; González, J. M. (2009). Sericostoma vittatum (Trichoptera) larvae are able to use pine litter as an energy source.  International Review of Hydrobiology 94: 472-483. PDF

Azevedo-Pereira H. V. S.; Graça, M. A. S.; González, J. M. (2006). Life history of Lepidostoma hirtum in an Iberian stream and its role in organic matter processing. Hydrobiologia 559: 183-192. PDF

González, J. M.; Graça, M. A. S. (2005). Influence of detritus on the structure of the invertebrate community in a small Portuguese stream. International Review of Hydrobiology 90: 534-545. PDF

Imbert, J. B.; González, J. M.; Basaguren, A.; Pozo, J. (2005). Influence of inorganic substrata size, leaf litter and woody debris removal on benthic invertebrates resistance to floods in two contrasting headwater streams. International Review of Hydrobiology 90: 51-70.

González, J. M.; Basaguren, A.; Pozo, J. (2003). Life history and production of Epeorus torrentium Eaton (Ephemeroptera: Heptageniidae) in a North Iberian stream. Aquatic Insects 25: 247-258. PDF

González, J. M.; Basaguren, A.; Pozo, J. (2003). Macroinvertebrate communities along a third-order Iberian stream. International Journal of Limnology39: 287-296. PDF

González, J. M.; Basaguren, A.; Pozo, J. (2003). Life history, production and coexistence of two leptophlebiid mayflies in three sites along a Northern Spain stream. Archiv für Hydrobiologie 158: 303-316. PDF

González, J. M.; & Graça, M. A. S. (2003). Conversion of leaf litter to secondary production by a shredding caddis-fly. Freshwater Biology 48: 1578-1592. PDF

González, J. M.; Basaguren, A.; Pozo, J. (2002). Size-mass relationships of stream invertebrates in a North Spain stream. Hydrobiologia 489: 131-137.

González, J. M.; Basaguren, A.; Pozo, J.  (2001). Life history and production of Caenis luctuosa (Burmeister) (Ephemeroptera, Caenidae) in two nearby reaches along a small stream. Hydrobiologia 452: 209-215. PDF

González, J. M.; Basaguren, A.; Pozo, J. (2000). Life history and production of Ephemerella ignita (Poda) (Ephemeroptera: Ephemerellidae) in a north Iberian stream. Archiv für Hydrobiologie 147: 535-545.

Muñoz, I.; Rodrígues-Capítulo, A.; Camacho, A.; González, J. M.; Romaní, A. M.; Sabater, S. (2009). Flujo de energía en el ecosistema fluvial. Producción primaria y producción secundaria. In: Elosegi, A.; Sabater, S. (eds.) Conceptos y técnicas en ecología fluvial: 323-346. Fundación BBVA, Bilbao.

González, J. M.; Basaguren, A.; Pozo, J. (1998). Mechanisms involved in leaf litter processing: influence of bag mesh size. In: Bretschko G.; Helešic, J. (eds.) Advances in River Bottom Ecology: 89-98. Backhuys Publishers, Leiden.