• Cargo: Investigador Postdoctoral CIBAS
  • Grado académico: Doctorado en Ciencias y Tecnologías para la Gestión Ambiental de Sistemas Hídricos. Universidad de Cantabria. España
  • Correo electrónico: fpenas@ucsc.cl

Proyecto postdoctoral

FONDECYT Nº3170313:

A Regional Scale Assessment of Hydrologic Alteration in South- Central Chile: Implications in River Functioning and Ecosystem Services Provisioning.



Rodriguez, T., Alvarez-Cabria, M., Peñas, F.J., Álvarez, C. & Barquín, J. Effects of sewage effluents and seasonal changes on the metabolism of three Atlantic rivers. Science of the total Environment. In press

Estevez, E., Rodriguez, T., Alvarez-Cabria, M., Gonzalez-Ferreras, A.M., Lezcano, M., Barquín, J. & Peñas, F.J. 2017. Analysis of structural and functional indicators for assessing the health state of mountain streams. Ecologial Indicators, 72:553-564


Alvarez-Cabria, M., Peñas, F.J., Gonzalez-Ferreras, A.M. & Barquín, J. 2016. Modelling macroinvertebrate and fish biotic indices: From reaches to entire river networks. Science of the total Environment, 577:308-318

Peñas, F.J., Barquín, J. & Álvarez, C. 2016. Assessing hydrologic alteration: Evaluation of different alternatives according to data availability. 2016. Ecologial Indicators, 60:470-482

Peñas, F.J., Barquín, J. & Álvarez, C. 2016. Sources of variation in hydrological classifications: Time scale, flow series origin and classification procedure. Journal of Hydrology. 538: 487–499

Alvarez-Cabria, M., Peñas, F.J. & Barquín, J. 2016. Modelling the spatial and seasonal variability of water quality for entire river networks: Relationships with natural and anthropogenic factors. Science of the total Environment, 545-546:152-162

Gonzalez-Ferreras, A.M., Peñas, F.J. & Barquín, J. 2016. Integration of habitat models to predict fish distributions in several watersheds of Northern Spain. Journal of Applied Ichthyology 32(1):204-216


Peñas, F.J., Barquin, J., Alvarez-Cabria, M., Rodriguez, T., Gonzalez-Ferreras, A.M., Estevez, E., Lezcano, M., Fernandez, F., Garcia, A. & Álvarez, C. 2015. Optimización de las redes de seguimiento del estado de conservación en ríos de alta montaña, in: In book: Proyectos de Investigación en Parques Nacionales (2010-2013), (eds: Pep Amengual, P. & Asensio, B.), Organismo Autónomo de Parques Nacionales. MAGRAMA, pp35-61.


Fernandez, D., Barquín, J., Alvarez-Cabria, M. & Peñas, F.J. 2014. Land-use coverage as an indicator of riparian quality. Ecological Indicators 41:165–174

Peñas, F.J., Barquín, J., Snelder, T., Booker, D.J. & Álvarez, C. 2014. The influence of methodological procedures on hydrological classification performance.  Hydrology and Earth System Sciences 11(1): 3393-3409


Peñas, F.J., Juanes, J.A., Galván, C., Medina, R., Castanedo, S., Álvarez, C & Barcena, F.J. 2013. Estimating minimum environmental flow requirements for well-mixed estuaries in Spain. Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science, 134: 138-149

Peñas, F.J., Juanes, J.A., Alvarez-Cabria, M., Alvarez, C., Puente, A., Gomez, A. & Barquin, J. 2013. Integration of hydrological and habitat simulation methods to define minimum environmental flows at the basin scale. Water and Environment Journal, 28(2).

Outstanding paper award Water and Environment Journal 2014.


Fernandez, D., Barquín, J., Alvarez-Cabria, M. & Peñas, F.J. 2012. Quantifying the performance of automated GIS-based geomorphological approaches for riparian zone delineation using digital elevation models. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences 16(10):3851-3862

Barquín, J., Ondiviela, B., Recio, M., Alvarez-Cabria, M.,  Penas, F.J., Fernandez, D., Oti, L., Gomez, A., Alvarez, C. & Juanes, J.A. 2012. Assessing the Conservation Status of Alder‐Ash Alluvial Forest and Atlantic Salmon in the Natura 2000 River Network of Cantabria, Northern Spain. In: River Conservation and Management (eds. Boom, F.J. and Raven, P.J.), pp.193 – 210


Peñas, F.J., Fernandez, F., Calvo, M., Barquín, J. & Pedraz-Polo, L., 2011. Influence of data sources and processing methods on theoretical river network quality. Limnetica, 30(2):197-216.

Naura, M., Sear, D., Alvarez-Cabria, M., Fernandez, D., Peñas, F.J. & Barquin, J., 2011. AlIntegrating monitoring, expert knowledge and habitat management within conservation organisations for the delivery of the water framework directive: A proposed approach. Limnetica 29(30):427-446

Barquin, J., Fernandez, D., Alvarez-Cabria, M. & Peñas, F.J. 2011. Riparian quality and habitat heterogeneity assessment in Cantabrian rivers. Limnetica 29(30):329-346