Julián Blasco Moreno, PhD
Instituto de Ciencias Marinas de Andalucía (CSIC)
Campus Río San Pedro - 11510 Puerto Real (Cádiz), Spai
Phone. 34-956832612 (ext.285)
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Researcher ID: A-5319-2008
Julian Blasco is a Senior Scientist of the Department Ecology and Coastal Management from Marine Science Institute of Andalusia (CSIC) and responsible of the Research Group "Ecotoxicology and Ecophysiology of Marine Systems" RNM306 from Andalusian Research Plan.
His research is focused on: biogeochemistry of trace metals, fate and behaviour of pollutants, bioaccumulation, bioavailability and trophic transfer of metals and mobilisation of metals associated to leakages from CO2 submarine storage systems, marine ecotoxicology, design and application of bioassays for ecotoxicity assessment employing marine and estuarine organisms, effects of emergent contaminants (pharmaceuticals and nanoparticles) on marine biota at different hierarchical levels, including -omics responses (transcriptomics and proteomics) in global change scenarios.
He has published more than 100 papers SCI and participated in more than 50 research projects.


Nieto E., Blasco J., González-Ortegón E., Drake P., Hampel M. Is Atyaephyra desmarestii a useful candidate for lethal and sub-lethal toxicity tests on pharmaceutical compounds? Journal of Hazardous Materials, 2013, 263: 256-265.

González-Ortegón E., Blasco J., Le Vay L., Giménez L. A multiple stressor approach to study the toxicity and sub-lethal effects of pharmaceutical compounds on the larval development of a marine invertebrate. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 2013, 263: 233-238.

Campana O., J. Blasco J., Simpson S.L. Demonstrating the appropriateness of developing sediment quality guidelines based on sediment geochemical properties. Environmental Science and Technology, 2013, 47(13): 7483-7489.

Lapresta-Fernández A., Fernández A., Blasco J. Nanoecotoxicity effects of engineered silver and gold nanoparticles in aquatic organisms. TrAC - Trends in Analytical Chemistry, 2012, 32: 40-59.

Tornero V., Arias A.M., Blasco J. Following the Aznalcóllar toxic spill. Environmental Research, 2011, 111(8): 1033-1036.

Mauffret A., Temara A., Blasco J. Exposure of the marine deposit feeder Hydrobia ulvae to sediment spiked with LAS congeners. Water Research, 2010, 44(9): 2831-2840.

Mauffret A., Moreno-Garrido I., Blasco J. The use of marine benthic diatoms in a growth inhibition test with spiked whole-sediment. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, 2010, 73(3): 262-269.

Araújo C.V.M., Diz F.R., Tornero V., Lubián L.M., Blasco J., Moreno-Garrido I. Ranking sediment samples from three Spanish estuaries in relation to its toxicity for two benthic species: The microalga Cylindrotheca closterium and the copepod Tisbe battagliai. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 2010, 29(2): 393-400.

Araújo C.V.M., Blasco J., Moreno-Garrido I. Microphytobenthos in ecotoxicology: A review of the use of marine benthic diatoms in bioassays. Environment International, 2010, 36(6): 637-646.

Martín-Díaz M.L., Blasco J., Sales D., DelValls T.A. The use of a kinetic biomarker approach for in situ monitoring of littoral sediments using the crab Carcinus maenas. Marine Environmental Research, 2009, 68(2): 82-88.

Martín-Díaz M.L., Blasco J., Sales D., DelValls T.A. Field validation of a battery of biomarkers to assess sediment quality in Spanish ports. Environmental Pollution, 2008, 151(3): 631-640.

Hampel M., González-Mazo E., Vale C., Blasco J. Derivation of predicted no effect concentrations (PNEC) for marine environmental risk assessment: Application of different approaches to the model contaminant Linear Alkylbenzene Sulphonates (LAS) in a site-specific environment. Environment International, 2007, 33(4): 486-491.

Moreno-Garrido I., Hampel M., Lubián L.M., Blasco J. Sediment toxicity tests using benthic marine microalgae Cylindrotheca closterium (Ehremberg) Lewin and Reimann (Bacillariophyceae). Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, 2003, 54(3): 290-295.

Blasco J., Arias A.M., Sáenz V. Heavy metal concentrations in Squilla mantis (L.) (Crustacea, Stomatopoda) from the Gulf of Cádiz evaluation of the impact of the Aznalcollar mining spill. Environment International, 2002, 28(1-2): 111-116.

Cajaraville M.P., Bebianno M.J., Blasco J., Porte C., Sarasquete C., Viarengo A. The use of biomarkers to assess the impact of pollution in coastal environments of the Iberian Peninsula: A practical approach. Science of the Total Environment, 2000, 247(2-3): 295-311.

Blasco J., Sáenz V., Gómez-Parra A. Heavy metal fluxes at the sediment-water interface of three coastal ecosystems from south-west of the Iberian Peninsula. Science of the Total Environment, 2000, 247(2-3): 189-199.

Blasco J., Arias A.M., Sáenz V. Heavy metals in organisms of the River Guadalquivir estuary: Possible incidence of the Aznalcollar disaster. Science of the Total Environment, 1999, 242(1-3): 249-259.