MSc. Ma. Cristina Paule Mercado, Ph.D.

Job Position: Postdoc - Department of Hydrochemistry and Ecosystem Modelling (HEM)

Contact details

Phone: +420 387 77 5876
Room: 323NB


Research interest:
• Numerical and computer modelling of hydrodynamics and water quality in waterbodies
• Limnology, eutrophication, and nutrient cycles in lakes and reservoirs
• Nonpoint source pollution monitoring, modelling and management
• GIS application on water quality, land use and land cover and climate change and watershed management
• Faecal indicator bacteria and metagenomics

Curriculum vitae


June 2019 – present

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Institute of Hydrobiology, Biology Centre, Czech Academy of Sciences, České Budějovice, 37005, Czech Republic

September 2016 – January 2019

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Department of Environmental Engineering and Energy

Myongji University, 17058, South Korea

January 2011 – August 2016


Department of Environmental Engineering and Energy

Myongji University, 17058, South Korea

April 2007 – August 2010


Geographic Information System and Image Processing Laboratory International Rice Research Institute

Los Baños, 4031, Philippines



January 2011 – August 2016 (Spring semester)

Water quality modelling

Department of Environmental Engineering and Energy

Myongji University, 17058, South Korea


August 2010 – August 2016

Integrated MS and PhD Environmental Engineering

Department of Environmental Engineering & Energy

Myongji University, South Korea

Dissertation: “Stormwater Quantity and Quality Changes in Response to Land Development”

June 2002 – June 2006

BS Forestry

College of Forestry and Natural Resources

University of the Philippines Los Baños

Thesis: “GIS-Aided Biological Diversity Assessment of a Production Forest: The Case of SUDECOR, Mindanao, Philippines”



Myongji University International Scholarship

Integrated MS and Doctoral Degree

August 2010 to August 2016

Yongin City, Gyeonggi-do, 17058, South Korea


Biomanipulation as a tool for the improvement of reservoir water quality

Postdoctoral Researcher

June 2019 – present

Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport of the Czech Republic administrate the support provided from European Union funds

Development of integrated estuarine management system

Postdoctoral Researcher

August 2016 – January 2019

Korea Institute of Marine Science &Technology Promotion

Development of advanced technologies for assessing nonpoint pollution in watershed

Postdoctoral Researcher

April 2015 – March 2016

Korea Environmental Industry & Technology Institute

Development of integrated estuarine management system


November 2014 – August 2016

Korea Institute of Marine Science &Technology Promotion

Study of ocean total pollution load management system


March 2013 – December 2014

Korea Institute of Ocean Science and Technology

Development of advanced technologies for assessing nonpoint pollution in watersheds


May 2011 – March 2015

Kyungpook National University Industry and Academia Cooperation Fundation

Study on improvement of marine environments in the Shihwa costal reservoir


March 2011 – December 2016

Korea Ocean Research & Development Institute


  • Science of the Total Environment (February 2016 to present; >10 times)
  • Water Science and Technology (2017 to present; >10 times)
  • Desalination and Water Treatment (June 2014 to present; >15 times)
  • Ecological Indicator (July 2018 to present; >5 times)
  • Sustainability (November 2019 to present; >5 times)


  1. Published papers in TR or SCOPUS listed journals
  1. I. Salim, R. U. Sajjad, M. A. Paule-Mercado, S. A. Memon, B. Lee, C. Sukhbaatar and C.-H. Lee. 2019. Comparison of two receptor models PCA-MLR and PMF for source identification and apportionment of pollution carried by runoff from catchment and sub-watershed areas with mixed land cover in South Korea, Science of The Total Environment, 663, 746-775.
  1. R. U. Sajjad, M. A. Paule-Mercado, I. Salim, S. A. Memon, C. Sukhbaatar and C.-H. Lee. 2019. Temporal variability of suspended solids in construction runoff and evaluation of time-paced sampling strategies, Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 191:110.
  1. Salim, I., M. A. Paule-Mercado, R. U. Sajjad, S. A. Memon, B.-Y. Lee, C. Sukhbaatar and C.-H. Lee. 2019. Trend analysis of rainfall characteristics and its impact on stormwater runoff quality from urban and agricultural catchment, Membrane and Water Treatment, 10, (1) 047-057.
  1. M. A. Paule-Mercado, I. Salim, B.-Y. Lee, C.-H. Lee, D. Jahng. 2019. Intra-event variability of bacterial composition in stormwater runoff from mixed land use and land cover catchment, Membrane and Water Treatment, 10, (1) 29-38.
  1. M. A. Paule-Mercado, I. Salim, B.-Y. Lee, S. Memon, R. Sajjad, C. Sukhbaatar and C. Lee. 2018. Monitoring and quantification of stormwater runoff from mixed land use and land cover catchment in response to land development, Ecological Indicator, 93, 1112-1125.
  1. M. A. Paule-Mercado, B.Y. Lee, S.A. Memon, S.R. Umer, I. Salim, and C.-H. Lee. 2017. Influence of land development on stormwater runoff from a mixed land use and land cover catchment, Science of the Total Environment. 599-600, 2142-2155.
  1. S. Memon, M. A. Paule-Mercado, S. Yoo, R. Umer, B.-Y. Lee, C. Sukhbaatar, and C.-H. Lee. 2017. Trend of storm water runoff pollutants temporal variability from different land use sites in Korea. Desalination and Water Treatment. 63, 433-441. doi:10.5004/dwt.2017.11455.
  1. M. A. Paule-Mercado and C.-H. Lee. 2017. Calibration of the SWMM for a mixed land use and land cover catchment in Yongin, South Korea. Desalination and Water Treatment. 63, 381-388. doi:10.5004/dwt.2017.11441.
  1. M. A. Paule-Mercado, J. S. Ventura, S. A. Memon, D. Jahng, J.-H. Kang and C.-H. Lee. 2016. Monitoring and predicting the fecal indicator concentrations from agricultural, mixed land use and urban stormwater runoff. Science of Total Environment, 550, 1171-1181.
  1. R. Sajjad, K. Kim, S. Memon, C. Sukhbaatar, M. A. Paule, B.Y. Lee and C-H. Lee. 2015. Characterization of Stormwater Runoff from a Light Rail Transit Area. Water Environment Research. 87(9), 813-822. doi: 10.2175/106143015X14362865226356.
  1. M. A. Paule, J.-R. S. Ventura, S. Memon, B.-Y. Lee, D. Jahng, M. Kang and C.-H. Lee. 2015. Fecal contamination in Yongin watershed: association to land use and land cover and stormwater quality. Desalination and Water Treatment. 53(11), 3026-3038.
  1. L. Alfonso, K. Madarang, M. Lee, D. H. Lee, M. A. Paule, C.-H. Lee and J. Kang. 2015. Wet weather discharge characteristics of phosphorus and management implications in a mixed land-use watershed. Desalination and Water Treatment. 53(11) 3054-3065.
  1. S. Memon, M. A. Paule, B.-Y. Lee, R. Umer, C. Sukhbaatar and C.-Hee Lee. 2015. Investigation of turbidity and suspended solids behavior in storm water run-off from different land-use sites in South Korea. Desalination and Water Treatment. 53(11), 3088-3095.
  1. M. A. Paule, S. A. Memon, B.-Y. Lee, S. R. Umer and C.-H. Lee. 2014. Stormwater runoff quality in correlation to land use and land cover development in Yongin, South Korea. Water Science & Technology. 70(2), 218-25.
  1. M. A. Paule, S. Memon, B.-Y Lee, U. Raja, C. Sukhbaatar, J.-R S. Ventura, D. Jahng, J. Kang, and C.-H. Lee. 2014. Statistical Evaluation of Intra-event Variability of Fecal Indicator in Stormwater Runoff from Different Land uses. In: Ames, D.P., Quinn, N.W.T., Rizzoli, A.E. (Eds.), Proceedings of the 7th International Congress on Environmental Modelling and Software, June 15-19, 2014, San Diego, California, USA. ISBN: 978-88-9035-744-2.
  1. S. Memon, M. A. Paule, S. Park, B.-Y. Lee, S. Kang, R. Umer and C.-H. Lee. 2013. Monitoring of land use change impact on stormwater runoff and pollutant loading estimation in Yongin watershed Korea. Desalination and Water Treatment. 51(19-21), 4088–4096. (IF = 1.320).
  1. B.-Y. Lee, S. Park, M. A. Paule, W. Jun, and C.-H. Lee. 2012. Effects of Impervious Cover on the Surface Water Quality and Aquatic Ecosystem of the Kyeongan Stream in South Korea. Water Environment Research. 84 (8) 635-645.

Published papers in Refereed but Non-TR or SCOPUS listed journals

  1. M. A. Paule, J. G. Cuerdo, M.A. Reyes, A. Rala, J. van Etten, A. Nelson, and R.J. Hijmans, 2010. Mapping genebank collections. Rice Today 9(2): 30-31.

Total found: 15 records
Cianci-Gaskill J.A., Klug J.L., Merrell K.C., Millar E.E., Wain D.J., van Wijk D., Paule-Mercado M., Finlay K., Glines M.R., Munthali E.M., Teurlincx S., Borre L., Yan N.D. (2024) A lake management framework for global application: monitoring, restoring, and protecting lakes through community engagement. Lake and Reservoir Management 40 : 66–92.
DOI: 10.1080/10402381.2023.2299868
Haaland S., Hejzlar J., Eikebrokk B., Orderud G., Paule-Mercado M., Porcal P., Sláma J., Vogt R.D. (2024) Predicting the dissolved natural organic matter (DNOM) concentration and the specific ultraviolet absorption (sUVa) index in a browning central European stream. Ecological Indicators 165 : 112200.
DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolind.2024.112200
Harris T.D., Reinl K.L., Azarderakhsh M., Berger S.A., Berman M.C., Bizic M., Bhattacharya R., Burnet S.H., Cianci-Gaskill J.A., Domis L.N.d.S., Elfferich I., Ger K.A., Grossart H., Ibelings B.W., Ionescu D., Kouhanestani Z.M., Mauch J., McElarney Y.R., Nava V., North R.L., Ogashawara I., Paule-Mercado M., Soria-Píriz S., Sun X., Trout-Haney J.V., Weyhenmeyer G., Yokota K., Zhan Q. (2024) What makes a cyanobacterial bloom disappear? A review of the abiotic and biotic cyanobacterial bloom loss factors. Harmful Algae 133 : 102599.
DOI: 10.1016/j.hal.2024.102599
Paule-Mercado M., Rabaneda Bueno R., Porcal P., Kopáček M., Huneau F., Vystavna Y. (2024) Climate and land use shape the water balance and water quality in selected European lakes. Scientific Reports 14 : 8049.
DOI: 10.1038/s41598-024-58401-3
Weyhenmeyer G., Chukwuka A.V., Anneville O., Brookes J., Carvalho C.R., Cotner J.B., Grossart H., Hamilton D.P., Hanson P.C., Hejzlar J., Hilt S., Hipsey M., Ibelings B.W., Jacquet S., Kangur K., Kragh T., Lehner B., Lepori F. , Lukubye B., Marce R., McElarney Y., Paule-Mercado M., North R., Rojas‐Jimenez K., Rusak J., Sharma S., Scordo F., de Senerpont Domis L.N., Sø J.S., Wood S.A., Xenopoulos M., Zhou Y. (2024) Global lake health in the Anthropocene: Societal implications and treatment strategies. Earth's Future 12 : e2023EF004387.
DOI: 10.1029/2023EF004387
Hejzlar J., Porcal P., Kopáček J., Jarošík J., Paule-Mercado M. (2023) Předpovědní model DOC v přítoku do VN Římov a ve vodárenském odběru z nádrže. [Forecast model of DOC in the inflow to the Římov water reservoir and in the withdrawal of water from the reservoir.] Sborník konference Vodárenská biologie 45–50.
Kong X., Determann M., Andersen T.K., Barbosa C.C., Dadi T. , Janssen A.B.G., Paule-Mercado M., Pujoni D.G.F., Schultze M., Rinke K. (2023) Synergistic effects of warming and internal nutrient loading interfere with the long-term stability of lake restoration and induce sudden re-eutrophication. Environmental Science & Technology 57 : 4003–4013.
DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.2c07181
Reinl K.L., Harris T.D., North R.L., Almela P., Berger S.A., Bizic M., Burnet S.H., Grossart H., Ibelings B.W., Jakobsson E., Knoll L.B., Lafrancois B.M., McElarney Y., Morales-Williams A.M., Obertegger U., Ogashawara I., Paule-Mercado M., Peierls B.L., Rusak J., Sarkar S., Sharma S., Trout-Haney J.V., Urrutia-Cordero P., Venkiteswaran J.J., Wain D.J., Warner K., Weyhenmeyer G., Yokota K. (2023) Blooms also like it cold. Limnology and Oceanography Letters 8 : 546–564.
DOI: 10.1002/lol2.10316
Vogt R.D., Porcal P., Hejzlar J., Paule-Mercado M., Haaland S., Gundersen C.B., Orderud G., Eikebrokk B. (2023) Distinguishing between sources of natural dissolved organic matter (DOM) based on its characteristics. Water 15 : 3006.
DOI: 10.3390/w15163006
Vystavna Y., Paule-Mercado M., Schmidt S., Hejzlar J., Porcal P., Matiatos I. (2023) Nutrient dynamics in temperate European catchments of different land use under changing climate. Journal of Hydrology: Regional Studies 45 : 101288.
DOI: 10.1016/j.ejrh.2022.101288
Hejzlar J., Jarošík J., Mercado M., Porcal P. (2022) Optimalizace odtokového režimu ve VN Římov z hlediska vodárenského odběru. [Optimization of the outflow regime in the Římov reservoir from the point of view of water supply.] Vodní nádrže 2022 26-31.
Paule-Mercado M., Salim I., Sajjad R.U., Memon S.A., Sukhbaatar C., Lee B.-Y., Lee C.-H. (2022) Quantifying the effects of land use change and aggregate stormwater management practices on fecal coliform dynamics in a temperate catchment. Science of the Total Environment 838 : 155608.
DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2022.155608
Schmidt S., Hejzlar J., Kopáček J., Mercado M., Porcal P., Vystavna Y., Lanta V. (2022) Forest damage and subsequent recovery alter the water composition in mountain lake catchments. Science of the Total Environment 827 : 154293.
DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2022.154293 0048-9697
Schmidt S., Hejzlar J., Kopáček J., Paule-Mercado M., Porcal P., Vystavna Y. (2021) Relationships between a catchment-scale forest disturbance index, time delays, and chemical properties of surface water. Ecological Indicators 125 : 107558.
DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolind.2021.107558
Vystavna Y., Mercado M., Juras R., Schmidt S., Kopáček J., Hejzlar J., Huneau F. (2021) Effect of snowmelt on the dynamics, isotopic and chemical composition of runoff in mature and regenerated forested catchments. Journal of Hydrology 598 : 126437.
DOI: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2021.126437


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