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Faculty of Engineering


Research group


GeoLimna research group

Academic Unit: Faculty of Engineering

Colombian Ministry of Science








Natural sciences


Earth and related environmental sciences

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Strategic Focus

GeoLimna is an academic research group whose main activities relate to teaching, research and academic extension. The group addresses its objects of study through the perspective of the disciplines of Geography and Limnology in order to understand and solve environmental problems, especially those associated with hydric resources. On the basis of the spacialization and geographical interrelationships that it allows us to discover and the further modeling of hydric resources, we seek for these resources to be used and exploited in a sustainable manner.

Research Areas and Topics

  • Geographical Engineering.
  • Theoretical and applied limnology.
  • Environmental modeling.
  • Analysis of aquatic production systems.

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Clean water and sanitation Sustainable cities and communities Climate action Life on land

Group Coordinator

Fabio de Jesús Vélez Macías, PhD


PhD in Geography

Universität Düsseldorf.

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Scientific Cooperation

Collaborative Relationships


  • Ekkehard Jordan, University of Düsseldorf, Germany.
  • Pierre Lutgen, IFBV, Luxembourg.
  • Jürgen Marxsen, University of Giessen.
  • Elisabeth Pohlon, University of Giessen.
  • Broder Breckling, University of Vechta.
  • Valerie Graw, University of Bonn.


  • Raul López, Red Hidrobío, Universidad Nueva Granada.
  • Grupo de Electrónica de Potencia, Automatización y Robótica (GEPAR) [Group on Power Electronics, Automation and Robotics].
  • Grupo de Investigación en Gestión y Modelación Ambiental (GAIA) [Research Group on Environmental Modeling and Management].
  • Grupo de Investigación en Geomecánica Aplicada (GIGA) [Research Group in Applied Geomechanics].
  • Grupo de Investigación Medio Ambiente y Sociedad (MASO) [Environment and Society Research Group].
  • Grupo de Investigación Diagnóstico y Control de la Contaminación (GDCON) [Research Group in Diagnosis and Control of Pollution].

Notable Projects


  • Bioprospection of The San Lorenzo, Guarinó, and Cocorná Rivers, in the Municipality of El Carmen de Viboral, Antioquia.
  • Environmental Management Plan of the Parque Norte Lake.
  • Designing hydro-sanitary networks in the Tulenapa site of Universidad de Antioquia in Carepa, Antioquia.
  • Several research projects have been developed in the Ayapel Swamp for 8 years Currently, the following are still in progress:
    1. Study of the riparian vegetation profile.
    2. Automatization of meteorological data capture and real-time remote transmission.
    3. Cartography for the layout of water transportation routes in the Ayapel Swamp System.

Main Research Results


  • Hydrogeological and Geomorphological Characterization of the Basin and Dam of La Nitrera Natural Park. DOI: https://bit.ly/35YkbWK
  • Ecological Quality Index Using Periphytic Algae in the San Juan River (Antioquia-Colombia). DOI: https://bit.ly/2WtCksp
  • Temporal Variation of Phytoplankton Functional Morphology in a Colombian Caribbean Floodplain System. DOI: https://bit.ly/2T4Eoox
  • Measurement and Analysis of the Diversity of Hydrobiological Communities: An Environmental Engineering-based Perspective. DOI: https://bit.ly/3cwt1xt

Research Portafolio


  • Limnological studies.
  • Water Quality indexes calculation.
  • Aquatic ecotoxicity studies.
  • Production of Environmental Management Plans (EMP).
  • Environmental Impact Studies.
  • Development of technology-based environmental solutions by using Digital Treatment of Images with the collaboration of the GEPAR group.

More Information


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