Belén González Gaya
Researcher at the Research Centre for Experimental Marine Biology and Biotechnology in the Plentzia Marine Station (PiE-UPV/EHU) and at the Department of Analytical Chemistry of the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), Spain. She focuses on the presence and effects of organic pollutants in natural ecosystems and urban areas. She has a special interest in aquatic ecosystems which she studies from a multidisciplinary perspective, combining analytical, ecotoxicological, and biological techniques to explore the impact of pollution on the environment.

Urban waste generates pollution that cannot be seen with the naked eye but has negative impacts on aquatic ecosystems, which are particularly vulnerable to it.