Marc Peipoch

Marc Peipoch

Postdoctoral Scholar

Office: HS 513B

Personal Summary

My research is primarily focused on how organisms, including humans, interact with physical and chemical aspects of lotic environments to organize ecosystem properties such as nutrient dynamics, productivity, and biodiversity at different spatial and temporal scales. Broadly, I am interested on how the causes and consequences of ecosystem patterns change across different scales of ecosystems hierarchical organization. My research encompass large-scale interactions between landscape complexity and niche diversity in river-floodplain landscapes, spatial heterogeneity of patterns and processes in streams and rivers, and the potential of nitrogen stable isotopes as tracers of the effects of global change on aquatic ecosystems. Through my research, I aim to expand the capacity of ecology as an interdisciplinary field to provide reliable predictions to the society that will help preserving and restoring natural systems and ecosystem services.


13. Peipoch, M., R. Jones, and H. M. Valett. Spatial patterns in biofilm diversity across hierarchical levels of river-floodplain landscapes. PLoSONE. Under review

12. Peipoch, M., E. Gacia. E. Bastias, A. Serra, L. Proia, M. Ribot, S. N. Merbt, and E. Martí. Small-scale heterogeneity of microbial nitrogen uptake in streams and its implications at the ecosystem level. Ecology. Under review

11. Peipoch, M., M. Brauns, H. M. Valett, F. R. Hauer, and M. Weitere. Ecological simplification: human influences on riverscape complexity. BioScience. doi:10.1093/biosci/biv120

10. Levi, P. S., T. Riis, A. J. Baisner, M. Peipoch, A. Baattrup-Pedersen. 2015. Macrophyte complexity controls nutrient uptake in lowland streams. Ecosystems. doi: 10.1007/s10021-015-9872-y

9. González-Pinzón, R., M. Peipoch, R. Haggerty, E. Martí, J. H. Fleckenstein. 2015. Diel fluctuations of respiration in a headwater stream. Ecohydrology. doi: 10.1002/eco.1615

8. Peipoch, M., E. Gacia, A. Pastor, M. Ribot, J. LL. Riera, F. Sabater, and E. Martí. 2014. Intrinsic and extrinsic drivers of autotrophic N cycling in stream ecosystems: results from a translocation experiment. Limnology & Oceanography. 59(6):1973-1986

7. Pastor, A., J. Ll. Riera, M. Peipoch, L. Cañas, M. Ribot, E. Gacia, , E. Martí, and F. Sabater. 2014. Temporal variation of nitrogen stable isotopes in primary uptake compartments in four streams differing in human impacts. Journal of Environmental Science and Technology. 48(12):6612-9

6. Caldwell, S. K., M. Peipoch, and H. M. Valett. 2014. Spatial drivers of ecosystem structure and function in a floodplain riverscape: spring brook nutrient dynamics. Freshwater science. 34(2):233-244

5. Peipoch, M., E. Gacia, A. Blesa, M. Ribot, and E. Martí. 2014. Contrasts among macrophyte riparian species in their use of stream water nitrate and ammonium: insights from 15N natural abundance. Aquatic sciences.76:203-215

4. Pastor, A., M. Peipoch, L. Cañas, E. Chappuis, M. Ribot, E. Gacia, J. Ll. Riera, E. Martí, and F. Sabater. 2013. Natural abundance of nitrogen stable isotopes in primary uptake compartments across streams differing in nutrient availability. Journal of Environmental Science and Technology. 47(18):10155-62

3. Ribot, M., D. Von Schiller, M. Peipoch, F. Sabater. N. B. Grimm, and E. Martí. 2013. The influence of nitrate and ammonium availability on uptake kinetics of stream biofilms. Freshwater science. 32(4):1155-1167

2. Peipoch, M., E. Martí and E. Gacia. 2012. Variability in 15N natural abundance of basal resources in fluvial ecosystems: a meta-analysis. Freshwater Science. 31(3): 1003-1015

1. Proia, L., S. Morin, M. Peipoch, A.M. Romaní and S. Sabater. 2011. Resistance and recovery of river biofilms receiving short pulses of Triclosan and Diuron. Science of the Total Environment. 409:3129-37