Papers SCI


Crisci C, Ledoux JB, Mokhtar-Jamaï K, Bally M, Bensoussan N, Aurelle D, Cebrian E, Coma R, Feral JP, La Rivière M, Linares C, López-Sendino P,  Marschal C, Ribes M, Teixidó N, Zuberer F, Garrabou J (in revision) Regional and local environmental conditions do not shape the response to warming of a marine habitat-forming species. Scientific Reports

Garrabou J, Sala E, Linares C, Ledoux JB, Montero-Serra I, Dominici JM, Kipson S, Teixidó N, Cebrian E, Kersting DK, Harmelin JG (2017) Re-shifting the ecological baseline for the overexploited Mediterranean red coral. Scientific Reports 7, 42404; doi: 10.1038/srep42404

Montero-Serra I, Garrabou J, Doak D, Hereu B, Ledoux JB, Linares C (2017) Accounting for life-history strategies and timescales in marine restoration. Conservation letters. doi:10.1111/conl.12341

Kersting DK, Cebrian E, Verdura J, Ballesteros E (2017) A new Cladocora caespitosa population with unique ecological traits. Mediterranean Marine Science 18/1 38-42 DOI:


Tremblay P, Gori A, Maguer, JF, Hoogenboom M, Ferrier-Pagès C (2016) Heterotrophy promotes the re-establishment of photosynthate translocation in a symbiotic coral. Scientific Reports 6:38112

Costantini F, Gori A, López-González PJ, Bramanti L, Rossi S, Gili JM, Abbiati M (2016) Limited genetic connectivity between gorgonian morphotypes along a depth gradient. PloS ONE 11:e0160678

Orejas C, Gori A, Rad-Menéndez C, Last KS, Davies AJ, Beveridge CM, Sadd D, Kiriakoulakis K, Witte U, Roberts JM (2016) The effect of flow speed and food size on the capture efficiency and feeding behaviour of the cold-water coral Lophelia pertusa. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 481:34–40

Coppari M, Gori A, Viladrich N, Saponari L, Canepa A, Grinyó J, Olariaga A, Rossi S (2016) The role of Mediterranean sponges in benthic-pelagic coupling processes: Aplysina aerophoba and Axinella polypoides case studies. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 477:57–68

Aspillaga E, Bartumeus F, Linares C, Starr RM, López-Sanz À, Díaz D, Zabala M, Hereu B (2016) Ordinary and Extraordinary Movement Behaviour of Small Resident Fish within a Mediterranean Marine Protected Area. PLoS ONE 11(7): e0159813

Clark BL, Bevanda M, Aspillaga E, Jørgensen NH (2016). Bridging disciplines with training in remote sensing for animal movement: an attendee perspective. Remote Sensing in Ecology and Conservation: doi:10.1002/rse2.22

Chaabane S, López Correa M, Montagna P, Kallel N, Taviani M, Linares C, Ziveri P (2016) Exploring the oxygen and carbon isotopic composition of the Mediterranean red coral (Corallium rubrum) for seawater temperature reconstruction. Marine Chemistry 186: 11-23

Capdevila P, Hereu B, Riera JL, Linares C (2016) Unraveling the natural dynamics and resilience patterns of underwater Mediterranean forests: insights from the demography of the brown alga Cystoseria zosteroides. Journal of Ecology  104: 1799-1808

Casas-Güell E, Cebrian E, Garrabou J, Linares C, Baptiste JB, Teixidó N (2016) Structure and biodiversity of coralligenous assemblages dominated by the precious red coral Corallium rubrum over broad spatial scales. Scientific Reports 6: 36535 doi: 10.1038/srep36535

Rattray A, Andrello M, Asnaghi V, Bevilacqua S, Bulleri F, Cebrian E, Chiantore M, Claudet J, Deudero S, Evans J, Fraschetti S, Guarnieri G, Mangialajo L, Schembri PJ, Terlizzi A, Benedetti-Cecchi L (2016) Effects of geographic distance, water circulation and environmental conditions in shaping the biodiversity of Mediterranean rocky coasts. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 553: 1-11. doi: 10.3354/meps11783

Blanquer A, Uriz MJ, Cebrian E, Galand PE (2016) Snapshot of a Bacterial Microbiome Shift during the Early Symptoms of a Massive Sponge Die-Off in the Western Mediterranean. Frontiers in Microbiology 7: 752. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2016.00752

Kersting DK, Cebrian E, Verdura J, Ballesteros E (2016) Rolling corals in the Mediterranean Sea. Coral Reefs doi 10.1007/s00338-016-1498-9

Ambroso S, Böhmer A, López-González P, Teixidó N (2016) Ophiuroid biodiversity patterns along the Antarctic Peninsula. Polar Biology 39(5): 881-895

Grinyó J, Gori A, Ambroso S, Purroy A, Calatayud C, Dominguez-Carrió C, Coppari M, Lo Iacono C, Lopez-Gonzalez P, Gili JM (2016). Diversity, distribution and population size structure of deep Mediterranean gorgonian assemblages (Menorca Channel, Western Mediterranean Sea). Progress in Oceanography 145: 42-56

Viladrich N, Bramanti L, Tsounis G, Chocarro B, Martínez-Quitana A, Ambroso S, Madurell T, Rossi S (2016) Variation in lipid and free fatty acid content during spawning in two temperate octocorals with different reproductive strategies: surface versus internal brooder. Coral Reefs 35: 1-13

Pascual M, Neubert MG, Acuña JL, Solow AR, Dominguez-Carrió C, Salvador J, Olariaga A,  Fuentes V (2016) Environmental drivers of salp Thalia democratica population dynamics from in situ observations. Marine Ecology Progress Series 561: 189-201

Martinez-dios A, Dominguez-Carrió C, Zapaa-Guardiola R, Gili JM (2016) New insights on Antarctic gorgonians' age, growth and their potential as paleorecords.Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers 112:57–67

Cefalí ME, Cebrian E, Chappuis E, Pinedo S, Terradas M, Mariani S, Ballesteros E (2016) Life on the boundary: environmental factors as drivers of habitat distribution in the littoral zone. Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecss.2016.01.043

Gili JM, Zapata-Guardiola R, Isla E, Vaqué D, Barbosa A, García-Sancho L, Quesada A (2016) Introduction to the special issue on the life in Antarctica: Boundaries and gradients in a changing environment (XIth SCAR Biology Symposium). Polar Biology 39:1–10

Coppari M, Gori A, Viladrich N, Saponari L, Canepa A, Grinyó J, Olariaga A, Rossi S  (2016) The role of Mediterranean sponges in benthic-pelagic coupling processes: Aplysina aerophoba and Axinella polypoides case studies. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 477:57-68

Gori A, Ferrier-Pagès C, Hennige SJ, Murray F, Rottier C, Wicks LC, Roberts JM (2016) Physiological response of the cold-water coral Desmophyllum dianthus to thermal stress and ocean acidification. PeerJ doi:10.7717/peerj.1606

Pierdomenico M, Martorelli E, Dominguez-Carrió C, Gili JM, Chiocci FL (2016) Seafloor characterization and benthic megafaunal distribution of an active submarine canyon and surrounding sectors: the case of Gioia Canyon (Southern Tyrrhenian Sea). Journal of Marine Systems 157:101-117



Teixidó N, Bensoussan N, Gori A, Fiorillo A, Viladrich N (2015) Sexual reproduction and early life-history traits of the Mediterranean soft coral Alcyonium acaule. Marine Ecology 37:134–144

Arizmendi-Mejía R, Ledoux JB, Antunes A, Thanopoulou Z, Garrabou J, Linares C (2015) Demographic responses to warming: reproductive maturity and sex influence vulnerability in an octocoral. Coral Reefs DOI: 10.1007/s00338-015-1332-9

La Rivière M, Garrabou J, Bally M (2015)  Evidence for host specificity among dominant bacterial symbionts in temperate gorgonian corals. Coral Reefs 34:1087-1098

Gutt J, Alvaro MC, Barco A, Böhmer A, Bracher A, David B, De Ridder C, Dorschel B, Eléaume M, Janussen D, López-González P, Martínez-Baraldés I, Schröder M, Segelken-Voigt A, Teixidó N (2015) Macro-epibenthic communities at the tip of the Antarctic Peninsula, an ecological survey at different spatial scales. Polar Biol DOI 10.1007/s00300-015-1797-6

Capdevila P, Linares C, Aspillaga E, Navarro L, Kersting, DK, Hereu B (2015) Patterns of recruitment in long-lived species: the case of NW Mediterranean algae Cystoseira zosteroides. Marine Biology. 164 (6): 1665-1174. DOI:10.1007/s00227-015-2658-0

Montero-Serra I, Edwards M, Genner MJ (2015) Warming shelf seas drive the subtropicalization of European pelagic fish communities. Global Change Biology 21: 144-153

Coma R, Llorente-Llurba E, Serrano E, Gili JM, Ribes M (2015) Natural heterotrophic feeding by a temperate octocoral with symbiotic zooxanthellae: a contribution to understanding the mechanisms of die-off events. Coral Reefs 34: 549-560

Bordehore C, Nogue S, Gili JM, Acevedo MJ, Fuentes V (2015) Carybdea marsupialis (Cubozoa) in the Mediterranean Sea: The first case of a sting causing cutaneous and systemic manifestations. Journal of Travel Medicine 22:61-66

Viladrich N, Rossi S, López-Sanz Á, Orejas C (2015) Nutritional condition of two coastal rocky fishes and the potential role of a marine protected area. Marine Ecology doi:10.1111/maec.12247

Gori A, Reynaud S, Orejas, C, Ferrier-Pagès C (2015) The influence of flow velocity and temperature on zooplankton capture rates by the cold-water coral Dendrophyllia cornigera. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 466:92-97

Angiolillo M, Gori A, Canese S, Bo M, Priori C, Bavestrello G, Salvati E, Erra F, Greenacre M, Santangelo G (2015) Distribution and population structure of deep-dwelling red coral in NW Mediterranean. Marine Ecology DOI: 10.1111/maec.12274

Denkinger J, Gordillo L, Montero-Serra I, Murillo JC, Guevara N, Hirschfeld M, Fietz K, Rubianes F, Dan M (2015) Urban life of Galápagos sea lions (Zalophus wollebaeki) on San Cristobal Island, Ecuador: Colony trends and threats. Journal of Sea Research 105: 10-14

Kersting DK, Cebrián C, Casado C, Teixidó N, Garrabou J, Linares C (2015) Experimental evidences of synergistic effect of warming and invasive algae on a temperate reef-builder coral. Scientific reports 5:18635

Linares C, Vidal M, Canals M, Kersting D, Amblas D, Aspillaga E, Cebrian E, Díaz D, Hereu B, Garrabou J, Navarro L, Teixidó N, Ballesteros E (2015) Persistent acidification drives major distribution shifts in marine benthic ecosystems. Proceedings Royal Society B, 282: 20150587

Sini M, Kipson S,  Linares C, Koutsoubas D, Garrabou J (2015) The yellow gorgonian Eunicella cavolini: demography and disturbance levels across the Mediterranean Sea. PLoS One 10(5):e0126253

Montero-Serra I, Linares C, García M, Pancaldi F, Frleta-Valić M, Ledoux JB, Zuberer F, Merad D, Drap P, Garrabou J (2015) Harvesting effects, recovery mechanisms and management strategies for a long-lived and structural precious coral.  PLoS ONE 10(2): e0117250. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone. 0117250

Arizmendi R, Linares C, Garrabou J, Antunes A, Ballesteros E, Cebrián E, Díaz D, Ledoux JB (2015) Combining genetic and demographic data for the conservation of a Mediterranean marine habitat-forming species  PLos One 10(3): e0119585 doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0119585

Ledoux JB, Aurelle D, Bensoussan N, Marschal C, Féral JP, Garrabou J, (2015) Potential for adaptive evolution at species range margins: contrasting interactions between red coral populations and their environment in a changing ocean. Ecology and Evolution, 5, 1178-1192.

Casas E, Teixidó N, Garrabou J, Cebrian E (2015) Structure and biodiverstiy of coralligenous assemblages over broad spatial and temporal scales. Marine Biology 162:901–912

Teixidó N, Bensoussan N, Gori A, Fiorillo A, Viladrich N (2015) Sexual reproduction and early life-history traits of the Mediterranean soft coral Alcyonium acaule. Marine Ecology 37: 134-144 doi:10.1111/maec.12255

Ling SD, Scheibling RE, Rassweiler A, Johnson CR, Shears N, Connell SD, Salomon A, Norderhaug KM, Perez-Matus A, Hernandez JC, Clemente S, Blamey L, Hereu B, Ballesteros E, Sala E, Garrabou J, Cebrian E, Zabala M, Fujita D, Johnson LE (2015) Global regime-shift dynamics of catastrophic sea urchin overgrazing. Philosophical Transactions of The Royal Society of London B.


Gori A, Reynaud S, Orejas C, Gili JM, Ferrier-Pagès C (2014) Physiological performance of the cold-water coral Dendrophyllia cornigera reveals its preference for temperate environments. Coral Reefs 33:665–674

Gori A, Grover R, Orejas C, Sikorski S, Ferrier-Pagès C (2014) Uptake of dissolved free amino acids by four cold-water coral species from the Mediterranean Sea. Deep-Sea Research II 99:42–50

Coppari M, Gori A, Rossi S (2014) Size, spatial, and bathymetrical distribution of the ascidian Halocynthia papillosa in Mediterranean coastal bottoms: benthic-pelagic coupling implications. Marine Biology 161:2079–2095

Movilla J, Gori A, Calvo E, Orejas C, López-Sanz Á, Domínguez-Carrió C, Grinyó J, Pelejero C (2014) Resistance of two mediterranean cold-water coral species to low-pH conditions. Water, 6: 59-67

Movilla J, Orejas C, Calvo E, Gori A, López-Sanz À, Grinyó J, Domínguez-Carrió C, Pelejero C (2014) Differential response of two Mediterranean cold-water coral species to ocean acidification. Coral Reefs, 33(3) 675-686

Montero-Serra I, Paez-Rosas D, Murillo JC, Vegas-Vilarrúbia T, Fietz K and Denkinger J (2014) Environment driven changes in terrestrial habitat use and distribution of the Galápagos Sea Lion. Endangered Species Research 24: 9 – 19

Kaplan K, Montero-Serra I, Vaca L, Vinueza L, and Sullivan P (2014) Applying complementary species vulnerability assessments to improve conservation strategies in the Galapagos Marine Reserve. Biodiversity & Conservation 23 (6): 1509-1528

Kipson S, Linares C, Čižmek H, Cebrián E, Ballesteros  E, Bakran-Petricioli T, Garrabou J (2014) Population structure and conservation status of the red gorgonian Paramuricea clavata (Risso, 1826) in the Eastern Adriatic Sea. Marine Ecology 36: 982-993 doi: 10.1111/maec.12195

Vergés A, Tomas F, Cebrian E, Ballesteros E, Kizilkaya Z, Dendrinos P, Karamanlidis A, Spiegel D, Sala E (2014) Tropical rabbitfish and the deforestation of a warming. Journal of Ecology 45-52

Friedlander A, Obura D, Aumeeruddy R, Ballesteros E, Church J, Cebrian E, Sala E (2014) Coexistence of low coral cover and near pristine fish biomass at Farquhar Atoll, Seychelles. Plos One 9 (1): 87359

Martin CS, Giannoulaki M, De Leo F, Scardi M, Salomidi M, Knitweiss L, Pace ML, Garofa G, Gristina M, Ballesteros E, Bavestrello G, Cebrian E, Belluscio A, Gerakaris A, Pergent G, et al. (2014) Coralligenous and maërl habitats: predictive modelling to identify their spatial distributions across the Mediterranean Sea. Scientific Reports doi:10.1038/srep05073

Casado C, Kersting DK, Cebrian E, Teixidó N, Garrabou J, Linares C (2014) Rapid recovery from injuries in the temperate long-lived coral Cladocora caespitosa. Marine Biodiversity 45: 135-137 DOI 10.1007/s12526-014-0219-2

Kersting DK, Teixidó N, Linares C (2014) Recruitment and mortality of the temperate coral Cladocora caespitosa: implications for the recovery of endangered populations. Coral Reefs 33: 403-407 DOI 10.1007/s00338-014-1144-3

Kersting DK, Ballesteros E, De Caralt S, Linares C (2014) Invasive macrophytes in a marine reserve (Columbretes Islands, NW Mediterranean): spread dynamics and interactions with the endemic scleractinian coral Cladocora caespitosa. Biological invasions 16: 1599-1610 DOI: 10.1007/s10530-013-0594-9

Pairaud I, Bensoussan N, Garreau P, Faure V, Garrabou J (2014) Impacts of climate change on coastal benthic ecosystems: assessing potential risk of mortality outbreaks under thermal stress in the NW Mediterranean coastal areas. Ocean dynamics 64: 103-115


Ambroso A, Gori A, Dominguez-Carrió C, Gili JM, Berganzo E, Teixidó N, Greenacre M, Rossi (2013) Spatial distribution patterns of the soft corals Alcyonium acaule and Alcyonium palmatum in coastal bottoms (Cap de Creus, northwestern Mediterranean Sea). Marine Biology 160(12): 3059-3070

Ambroso S, Dominguez-Carrió C, Grinyó J, López-González PJ, Gili JM, Purroy A, Requena S, Madurell T (2013) In situ observations on withdrawal behaviour of the sea pen Virgularia mirabilis. Marine Biodiversity 43(4): 257-258 DOI: 10.1007/s12526-013-0172-5

Madurell T, Zabala M, Dominguez-Carrió C, Gili JM (2013) Bryozoan faunal composition and community structure from the continental shelf of Cap de Creus (Northwestern Mediterranean). Journal of Sea Research 83: 123-136

Bramanti L, Movilla J, Guron M, Calvo E, Gori A, Dominguez-Carrió C, Grinyó J, Lopez-Sanz A, Martinez-Quintana A, Pelejero C, Ziveri P, Rossi S (2013) Detrimental effects of Ocean Acidification on the economically important Mediterranean red coral (Corallium rubrum). Global Change Biology, 19(6): 1897–1908

Carr LA, Stier AC, Fietz K, Montero I, Gallagher AJ, Bruno JF (2013) Illegal shark fishing in the Galápagos Marine Reserve. Marine Policy 39: 317 - 321

Garcia-Rubies A, Hereu B, Zabala M (2013) Long-term recovery patterns and limited spillover of large predatory fish in a Mediterranean MPA. PLoS One 8(9) e73922

Cardona L, Moranta J, Reñones O, Hereu B (2013) Pulses of phytoplanktonic productivity may enhance sea urchin abundance and induce state shifts in Mediterranean rocky reefs. Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science, 133: 88-96

Pages J, Bartumeus F, Hereu B, Lopez-Sanz A, Romero J, Alcoverro T (2013) Evaluating a key herbivorous fish as a mobile link: a Brownian bridge approach. Marine Ecology Progress Series 492: 199-210

Pagès J, Gera A, Romero J, Farina S, Garcia-Rubies A, Hereu B, Alcoverro T (2013) The Mediterranean benthic herbivores show diverse responses to extreme storm disturbances. PLoS One 8 (5) e62719

Kersting DK, Bensoussan N, Linares C (2013) Long-term responses of the endemic reef-builder Cladocora caespitosa to Mediterranean warming. PLoS ONE 8(8): e70820. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0070820

Vielzeuf D, Garrabou J, Gagnon A, Ricolleau A, Adkins J, Günther D, Hametner K, Devidal JL, Reusser E, Perrin J, Floquet N (2013) Distribution of Sulphur and Magnesium in the Red Coral. Chemical Geology 355:13-27

Linares C, Cebrián E, Kipson S, Garrabou J (2013) Does thermal history influence the tolerance to future warming events by temperate gorgonians? Marine Environmental Research 89:45-52

Kersting DK, Casado C, López-Legentil S, Linares C (2013) Unexpected divergent patterns in the sexual reproduction of the Mediterranean coral Cladocora caespitosa. Marine Ecology Progress Series 486: 165-171

Hughes TP, Linares C, Dakos V, van de Leemput I, van Nes EG (2013) Living dangerously on borrowed time during slow, unrecognized regime shifts, Trends in Ecology and Evolution 28:149-155.

Gori A, Linares C, Viladrich N, Clavero A, Orejas C, Fiorillo I, Ambroso S, Gili JM, Rossi S (2013) Effects on food availability on the sexual reproduction and biochemical composition of the Mediterranean gorgonian Paramuricea clavata. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 444:38-45

De Caralt S, Cebrian E (2013) Impact of an invasive alga (Womersleyella setacea) on sponge assemblages: compromising the viability of future populations. Biological invasions 15:1591-1608

La Rivière M, Rougmanac M, Garrabou J, Bally M (2013) Transient Shifts in Bacterial Communities Associated with the Temperate Gorgonian Paramuricea clavata in the Northwestern Mediterranean Sea. PLoS ONE 10.1371/journal.pone.0057385

Teixido N, Casas E, Cebrián E, Linares C, Garrabou J (2013) Impacts on coralligenous outcrop biodiversity of a dramatic coastal storm. PLoS ONE 10.1371/journal.pone.0053742

Ledoux JB, Aurelle D, Feral JP, Garrabou J (2013) Molecular forensics of the precious Mediterranean red coral, Corallium rubrum: testing DNA extraction and microsatellite genotyping using dried colonies. Conservation Genetic Resources 5, 327-330.


Bonaviri C, Pipitone C, Gianguzza P, Hereu B (2012) Micropredation on sea urchins as a potential stabilizing process for rocky reefs. Journal of Sea Research 73: 18-23

Joher S, Ballesteros E, Cebrian E, Sánchez N Rodríguez-Prieto C (2012) Deep-water macroalgal-dominated coastal detritic habitats on the continental shelf off Mallorca and Menorca (Balearic Islands, Western Mediterranean) Botanica Marina 55: 485-497 DOI 10.1515/bot-2012-0113

Kipson S, Linares C, Teixidó N, Bakran-Petricioli T, Garrabou J (2012) Effects of thermal stress on the early development stages of a gorgonian coral. Marine Ecology Progress Series 470: 69–78

Linares C, Cebrian E, Coma R (2012) Effects of turf algae on gorgonian recruitment and juvenile survival. Marine Ecology Progress Series 452: 82-88 doi: 10.3354/meps09586

Cebrian E, Linares C, Marschal C, Garrabou J (2012) Exploring the effects of invasive algae on the persistence of gorgonian populations. Biological Invasions 14: 2647–2656 DOI: 10.1007/s10530-012-0261-66

Hereu B, Linares C, Sala E, Garrabou J, Garcia-Rubies A, et al. (2012) Multiple Processes Regulate Long-Term Population Dynamics of Sea Urchins on Mediterranean Rocky Reefs. PLoS ONE 7(5): e36901. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0036901

Sanchez-Vidal A, Canals M, Calafat AM, Lastras G, Pedrosa-Pàmies R, et al. (2012) Impacts on the Deep-Sea Ecosystem by a Severe Coastal Storm. PLoS ONE 7(1): e30395. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0030395

Cebrian E, Rodríguez-Prieto C (2012) Marine Invasion in the Mediterranean Sea: The Role of Abiotic Factors When There Is No Biological Resistance. PLoS ONE 7(2): e31135. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0031135

Sala E, Ballesteros E, Dendrinos P, Di Franco A, Ferretti F, et al. (2012) The Structure of Mediterranean Rocky Reef Ecosystems across Environmental and Human Gradients, and Conservation Implications. PLoS ONE 7(2): e32742. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0032742

Kersting, D.K., Linares, C. (2012) Cladocora caespitosa bioconstructions in the Columbretes Islands Marine Reserve (Spain, NW Mediterranean): distribution, size structure and growth. Marine Ecology 33: 427–436 doi: 10.1111/j.1439-0485.2011.00508.x

Linares C, Garrabou J, Hereu B, Diaz D, Marschal C, Sala E, Zabala M (2012) Assessing the effectiveness of marine reserves on unsustainably harvested long-lived sessile invertebrates. Conservation Biology 26: 88-96


Bonaviri C, Giancuzza P, Pipitone C, Hereu B (2011)  Micropredation on sea urchins as a potential stabilizing process in Mediterranean rocky reefs. Journal of Sea Research(7),  18-23.   ISSN: 1385-1101

Kipson S, Fourt M, Teixido N, Cebrian E, Casas E, Ballesteros E, Zabala M, Garrabou J (2011) Rapid biodiversity assessment and monitoring method for highly diverse benthic communities: a case study of Mediterranean coralligenous outcrops. PLoS ONE 6(11): e27103 doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0027103

Aurelle D, Ledoux JB, Rocher C, Borsa P, Chenuil A, Féral JP (2011)  Phylogeography of the red coral (Corallium rubrum): inferences on the evolutionary history of a temperate gorgonian. Genetica 139: 855-869

Crisci C, Bensoussan N, Romano JC, Garrabou J (2011) Temperature anomalies and mortality events in marine communities: insights on factors behind differential mortality impacts in the NW Mediterranean.  PLoS ONE 6(9): e23814. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0023814

Teixidó N, Garrabou J, Harmelin JG (2011) Low Dynamics, High Longevity and Persistence of Sessile Structural Species Dwelling on Mediterranean Coralligenous Outcrops. PLoS ONE 6(8): e23744. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0023744

Navarro L, Ballesteros E, Linares C, Hereu B (2011) Spatial and temporal variability on deep-water assemblages of Cystoseira zosteroides C. Agardh (Fucales, Ochrophyta) in the Northwestern Mediterranean: insights into the effects of an exceptional storm.  Estuarine coast shelf science, doi: 10.1016/j.ecss.2011.08.002

Coma R, Serrano E, Linares C, Ribes M, Diaz D, Ballesteros E (2011) Sea-urchin predation facilitates coral invasion in a marine reserve. PLoS ONE 6(7): e22017

Ruttenberg BI, Hamilton SL, Walsh SM, Donovan MK, Friedlander A, DeMartini EE, Sala E, Sandin SA (2011) Predator-induced demographic shifts in coral reef fish assemblages. PLoS ONE 6(6): e21062. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0021062

Linares, C., Pratchett, M.S., Coker, D.J. (2011) Recolonisation and growth of Acropora hyacinthus following climate-induced coral bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef. Marine Ecology Progress Series, DOI: 10.3354/meps0927

Wegley, L., Barott, K.L., Dinsdale,E., Friedlander, A.M., Nosrat, B., Obura, D., Sala, E., Sandin, S.A., Smith, J.E., Vermeij, M.J.A., Williams, G.J., Willner,  D. & Rohwer, F. (2011) Black reefs: Iron induced phase-shifts on coral reefs. ISME Journal doi:10.1038/ismej.2011.114

Mokhtar-Jamaï, K., Pascual, M., Ledoux, J.B., Coma, R., Feral, J.P, Garrabou, J., Aurelle, D. (2011) From global to local genetic structuring in the red gorgonian Paramuricea clavata: the interplay between oceanographic conditions and limited larval dispersal. Molecular Ecology doi: 10.1111/j.1365-294X.2011.05176.x

Giakoumi, S., Cebrian, E., Kkokkoris, G.D., Ballesteros, E., Sala, E. (2011)  The structure of shallow rocky sublittoral communities in the Cyclades, Eastern Mediterranean: relationships between fish, sea urchins and macroalgae. Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science. doi:10.1016/j.ecss.2011.06.004.

Sala, E. & Dayton, P.K.D. ( 2011) Predicting strong community impacts using experimental estimates of per capita interaction strength: benthic herbivores and giant kelp recruitment. Marine Ecology 32: 300-312 DOI: 10.1111/j.1439-0485.2011.00471.x

Cebrian, E., Uriz, MJ., Garrabou, J., Ballesteros E. (2011) Sponge mass mortalities in a warming Mediterranean Sea: Are cyanobacteria-harboring species worse off?  PLoS ONE 6(6): e20211. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0020211

Teixidó N, Albajes-Eizagirre A, Bolbo D, Le Hir E, Demestre M, Garrabou J, Guigues L, Gili JM, Piera J, Prelot T, Soria-Frisch A (2011) Hierarchical segmentation based software for cover classification analyses of seabed images (Seascape). Marine Ecology Progress Series 431:45-53.

Gori, A., Rossi, S., Linares, C., Berganzo, E., Orejas, C., Dale, M. & Gili, J.M,  (2011) Size and spatial structure in deep versus shallow populations of the Mediterranean gorgonian Eunicella singularis (Cap de Creus, Northwestern Mediterranean Sea)” Marine Biology 158: 1721-1732 DOI: 10.1007/s00227-011-1686-7

Torrents, O. & Garrabou, J. (2011) Fecundity of red coral Corallium rubrum (L.) populations inhabiting in contrasting environmental conditions inthe NW Mediterranean. Marine Biology 158 : 1019-1028

Schunter, C., Carreras-Carbonell, J., Planes, S,. Sala, E., Ballesteros, E., Zabala, M.,Harmelin, J.G., Harmelin-Vivien, M., Macpherson, E. & Pascual M. (2011). Genetic connectivity patterns in an endangered species: The dusky grouper (Epinephelus marginatus). Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 401: 126-133

Mora, C., Aburto-Oropeza, O., Ayala Bocos, A., Ayotte, P.M., Banks, S., et al. (2011) Global human footprint on the linkage between biodiversity and ecosystem functioning in reef fishes. PLoS Biology 9(4): e1000606. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.1000606

Sales, M., Cebrian, E., Tomas, F., Ballesteros E. (2011) Pollution impacts and recovery potential in three species of the genus Cystoseira. Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science 92: 347-357

Tomas, F., Cebrian, E., Ballesteros, E.(2011) Differential herbivory of invasive algae by native fish: temporal and spatial variability. Estuarine coast and Shelf Science 92: 27-34

Sala, E.,  Z. Kizilkaya, D. Yildirim & Ballesteros, E. (2011) Alien marine fishes deplete algal biomass in the eastern Mediterranean. PLoS ONE 6(2): e17356. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0017356


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Bonaviri, C.; Pipitone, C.; Gianguzza, P.; Hereu, B. (2010).  Predation on young Paracentrotus lividus settlers: implications for Mediterranean rocky infralittoral stability. Biologia Marina Mediterranea, 17(1),  98-101.

Cebrian, E. (2010) Impact of fish grazing on abundance and growth of a bioeroding sponge on the Great Barrier Reef. Marine Ecology 31: 533-538

Cebrian, E., Ballesteros, E. (2010) Temporal and spatial variability in shallow- and deep-water populations of the invasive Caulerpa racemosa var. cylindracea in the Western Mediterranean. Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science 83: 469-474

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Ledoux, J.B., Garrabou, J., Bianchimani, O., Drap, P., Feral, J.P., Aurelle, D. (2010) Fine-scale  genetic structure and inferences on population biology in the threatened Mediterranean red coral, Corallium rubrum.  Molecular Ecology 19:4204-4216

Friedlander, A., Sandin,S., DeMartini, E. &  Sala, E. (2010) Spatial patterns of the structure of reef fish assemblages at a pristine atoll in the central Pacific. Marine Ecology Progress Series 410: 219-231

Bensoussan, N., Romano, J.C., Harmelin, J.G., Garrabou, J. (2010) High resolution characterization of northwest Mediterranean coastal waters thermal regimes: to better understand responses of benthic communities to climate change. Estuarine, coastal and Shelf Science. 87:431-441

Cebrian, E., & Ballesteros, E. (2010) Invasion of Mediterranean benthic assemblages by red alga Lophocladia lallemandii (Montagne) F. Schmitz: depth-related temporal variability in biomass and phenology. Aquatic Botany 92: 81-85.

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Linares, C., Bianchimani, O., Torrents, O., Marschal, C., Drap P., Garrabou, J. (2010) Marine Protected Areas and the conservation of long-lived marine invertebrates: the Mediterranean red coral. Marine Ecology Progress Series 402: 69–79.

Ledoux, J.B., Mokhtar-Jamai, K., Roby, C., Feral, J.P. Garrabou, J., Aurelle, D. (2010) Genetic survey of shallow populations of the Mediterranean red coral (Corallium rubrum (Linnaeus, 1758)): new insights into evolutionary processes shaping current nuclear diversity and implications for conservation. Molecular Ecology 19:675-690.

Jacquet, J., Hocevara, J., Laia, S., Majlufa,  P., Pelletiera, N., Pitcher, T., Sala, E., Sumaila, R. & Pauly, D. (2010) Conserving fish in a sea of market-based efforts. Oryx 44: 45-56

Macpherson, E., Richer des Forges, B., Schnabel, K., Samadi, S., Boiseler, M. C., Garcia-Rubies, A., (2010) Biogeography of the deep-sea galatheid squat lobsters of the Pacific Ocean. Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers 57(2): 228-238.

Sellanes, J., Neira, C., Quiroga, E., Teixidó, N. (2010) Diversity patterns along and across the Chilean margin: a continental slope encompassing oxygen gradients and methane seep benthic habitats. Marine Ecology 31(1), 111-124.

Vieulzeuf, D., Floquet, N., Chatain, D., Bonneté, F., Ferry, D., Garrabou, J., Stolper, E.M. (2010) Multilevel modular mesocrystalline organization in red coral. American mineralogist 95:242-248.


Ballesteros, E., Garrabou, J., Hereu, B., Zabala, M., Cebrian, E., Sala, E. (2009) Community structure and growth of a deep water stand of Cystoseira zosteroides (Phaeophyta) in the Northwestern Mediterranean Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science 82: 477-48.

Cebrian, E., & Ballesteros, E. (2009) Temporal and spatial variability in shallow- and deep-water populations of theinvasive Caulerpa racemosa var. cylindracea in the Western Mediterranean Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science 83: 469-474.

Ferrier-Pagès, C., Tambutté, E., Zamoum, T., Segonds, N., Merle, P.L., Bensoussan, N., Allemand, D. Garrabou, J., Tambutté S. (2009) Physiological response of the symbiotic gorgonian Eunicella singularis to a longterm temperature increase. Journal of Experimental Biology 212: 3007-3015.

Garrabou, J., Coma, R., Bally, M., Bensoussan, N., Chevaldonné, P., Cigliano, M., Diaz, D., Harmelin, J.G., Gambi, M.C., Kersting D. K., Lejeusne, C, Linares, C., Marschal, C., Pérez, T., Ribes, M., Romano, J.C., Serrano, E., Teixidó, N., Torrents, O., Zabala, M., Zuberer, F., Cerrano, C. (2009) Mass mortality in northwestern Mediterranean rocky benthic communities : effects of the 2003 heat wave. Global Change Biology 15:1090-1103.

Teixido, N., Pineda, M.C., Garrabou, J. (2009) Decadal demographic trends of a long-lived temperate encrusting sponge. Marine Ecology Progress Series 375: 113–124.


Aburto-Oropeza, O., Ezcurra, E., Danemann, G., Valdez, V., Murray, J., Sala, E. (2008) Mangroves in the Gulf of California increase fishery yields. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the U.S.A. 105: 10456 – 10459.

Cardona, L., Hereu, B., Torras, X. (2008) Juvenile bottlenecks and salinity shape grey mullet assemblages in Mediterranean estuaries. Estuarine coast and Shelf Science 77: 623-632.

Cebrian, E. (2008) Ecotoxicology of heavy metals in marine sponges: different and contrasting effects of heavy metals on different biological levels. Environmental Research Journal 2(2-3): 35-46.

Hereu, B., Diaz, D., Pasqual, J., Zabala, M., Sala, E. (2008) Temporal predictability of spawning of the dusky grouper, Epinephelus marginatus, in relation to environmental factors. Marine Ecology Progress Series 325: 187-194.

Hereu, B., Mangialajo, L., Ballesteros, E., Thibaut, T. (2008) On the occurrence, structure and distribution of deep-water Cystoseira populations in the Port-Cros National Park (Northwestern Mediterranean). European Journal of Phycology 43: 263-273.

Hereu, B., Zabala, M., Sala, E. (2008) Multiple controls of community structure and dynamics in a sublittoral marine environment. Ecology 89:3423–3435

Linares, C., Coma, R., Garrabou, J., Diaz, D., Zabala, M., (2008) Size distribution, density and disturbance I two Mediterranean gorgonians: Paramuricea clavata and Eunicella singularis. Journal of Applied Ecology 45: 688-699.

Linares, C., Coma, R., Mariani, S., Diaz, D., Hereu, B., Zabala, M. (2008) Early life history of the Mediterranean gorgonian Paramuricea clavata: implications for population dynamics. Invertebrate Biology 127(1): 1-11.

Linares, C., Coma, R., Zabala, M. (2008) Effects of a mass mortality event on gorgonian reproduction. Coral reefs 27: 27-34.

Linares, C., Coma, R., Zabala, M. (2008) Restoration of threatened gorgonian populations: an experimental and modeling approach. Biological conservation 141: 427-437.

Rossi, S., Tsounis, G., Padrón, T., Orejas, O., Gili, JM., Bramanti, B., Teixidó, N., Gutt, J. (2008) Survey of deep-dwelling red coral (Corallium rubrum) populations at Cap de Creus (NW Mediterranean). Marine Biology 154: 533-545.

Stobart, B., Warwick, B., Gonzalez, C., Mallol, S., Díaz, D., Reñones, O., Goñi, R., (2009) Long term recovery and spillover effects from an exploited fish community in a marine protected area. Marine Ecology Progress Series Vol 384: 47–60.

Torrents, O., Tambuté, E., Caminiti, N., Garrabou, J. (2008) Upper thermal thresholds of shallow vs. deep populations of the precious Mediterranean red coral Corallium rubrum: assessing the potential effects of warming in the NW Mediterranean. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 357: 7-19.

Vielzeuf, D., Garrabou, J., Baronnet, A., Grauby, O., Marschal, C. (2008) Nano to macroscale biomineral architecture of red coral (Corallium rubrum). American Mineralogist 93:1799-1815.


Ballesteros, E., Cebrian, E., Alcoverro, T (2007) Mortality of seagrass Posidonia oceanica following meadow invasion by red alga Lophocladia lallemandii. Botanica Marina 50: 8-13.

Bally, M., Garrabou, J. (2007) Thermodependent bacterial pathogens and mass mortalities in temperate benthic communities: a new case of emerging disease linked to climate change. Global Change Biology 13: 2078-2088.

Cebrian, E. & Uriz, M.J. (2007a) Contrasting effects of heavy metals and hydrocarbons on larval settlement and juvenile survival in sponges. Aquatic Toxicology 81: 137-143.

Cebrian, E. & Uriz, M.J. (2007b) Do heavy metals play an active role in sponge cell behaviour in absence of calcium? Consequences in larval settlement. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 346: 60-65.

Cebrian, E. & Uriz M.J. (2007c) Contrasting effects of heavy metals on sponge cells behaviour. Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 53: 552-558

Cebrian, E., Uriz, M.J., Turon, X. (2007) Sponges as bioaccumulators of heavy metals: spatial and temporal variations. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 26(11): 2430-2439.

Gori, A., Linares, C., Rossi, S., Coma, R., Gili, J.M (2007) Spatial variability in reproductive cycle of the gorgonians Paramuricea clavata and Eunicella singularis (Anthozoa, Octocorallia) in the Western Mediterranean Sea. Marine Biology 151:1571-1584.

Linares, C., Doak, D., Coma, R., Diaz, D., Zabala, M. (2007) Life History and Viability of a Long-Lived Marine Invertebrate: the Octocoral Paramuricea clavata. Ecology 88:918-928.

Starr, R., Sala, E., Ballesteros, E., Zabala, M. (2007) Spatial dynamics of the Nassau grouper (Epinephelus striatus) in a Caribbean atoll. Marine Ecology Progress Series 343: 239-249.

Teixido, N., Garrabou, J., Gutt, J., Arntz, WE. (2007) Impact of iceberg disturbance and successional spatial patterns: the case of the deep Antarctic benthic communities.  Ecosystems 10: 143-158.


Arntz, W.E., Thatje, S., Linse, K., Avila, C., Ballesteros, M., Barnes, D.K.A., Cope, T., Cristobo Rodríguez, F.J., De Broyer, C., Gutt, J., Isla, E., López-González, P., Montiel, A., Munilla, T., Ramos Esplá, A., Raupach, M., Rauschert, M., Rodriguez, E., Teixidó, N. (2006) Missing link in the Southern Ocean: sampling the marine benthic fauna of remote Bouvet Island. Polar Biol 29:83-96.

Calderon, I., Garrabou, J., Aurelle, D. (2006) Evaluation of the utility of COI and ITS markers as tools for population genetic studies of temperate gorgonians. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 336: 184-197.

Cebrian, E. & Uriz, M.J. (2006) A facilitation example involving sponges: grazing on fleshy seaweeds by sea urchins enhances Cliona viridis abundance. Marine Ecology Progress Series 323: 83-89

Cebrian, E., Martí, R., Agell, G., Uriz, M.J. (2006) Response to heavy metal pollution of the Mediterranean sponge Chondrosia reniformis Nardo. Environmental Pollution 141: 452-458.

Coma, R., Linares, C., Ribes, M., Diaz, D., Garrabou, J., Ballesteros, E. (2006) Consequences of a mass mortality event on the populations of the gorgonian Eunicella singularis (Cnidaria: Octocorallia) in Menorca (Balearic Islands, NW Mediterranean. Marine Ecology Progress Series 327: 51-60.

Gili, J.M., Palanques, A., Arntz, W.E., Clarke, A., Dayton, P.K., Orejas, C., Isla, E., Teixidó, N., Rossi, S., López, P. (2006) A unique assemblage of epibenthic sessile suspension feeders with archaic features in the high-Antarctic. Deep Sea Research II 53:1029-1052.

Gili, J.M., Rossi, S., Pagès, F., Orejas, C., Teixidó, N., López-González, P.J., Arntz, W.E. (2006) A new trophic link between the pelagic and benthic systems on the Antarctic shelf. Marine Ecology Progress Series 322:43-49.

Guerao, G., Díaz, D., Abelló P. (2006) Morphology of puerulus and post-puerulus stages of the spiny loster Palinurus mauritanicus (Decapoda:Palinuridae). Journal of Crustacean Biology 26(4), 480-494.

Gutt, J., Arntz, W.E., Fricke, A., Teixidó, N. (2006) Macro-epibenthos at Bouvet Island: a biological "cold-spot" on a geological "hot-spot". Polar Biology 29:97-105.

Hereu, B. (2006) Depletion on palatable algae by sea urchins and fishes in a Mediterranean subtidal community. Marine Ecology Progress Series 33: 95-103.

Isla, E., Palanques, A., Gerdes, D., Arntz, W.E., Teixidó, N., Puig, P. (2006) The frozen rivers of Antarctica: coastal particle fluxes feed deep-sea benthos. Polar Biology 29:249-256.

Raventós, N., Macpherson, E., Garcia-Rubies, A. (2006) Effect of a brine discharge from a desalination plant on macrobenthos communities in the NW Mediterranean. Marine Environmental Research 62: 1-14 (A).

Rossi, S., Gili, J.M., Coma, R., Linares, C., Gori, A., Vert. N. (2006) Temporal variation in protein,carbohydrate and lipid concentrations in Paramuricea clavata (Anthozoa, Octocorallia): evidence for summer-autumn feeding constraints. Marine Biology 149: 643-651.

Sala, E. (2006) Top predators provide insurance against climate change. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 21: 479-480.

Teixidó, N., Gili, J.M., Urizm M.J., Gutt, J., Arntz, W. (2006) Observations of asexual reproductive strategies in Antarctic hexactinellid sponges from ROV video records. Deep Sea Research II: 972-984.

Uriz, M.J & Cebrian, E. (2006) Presence of the genus Petrosaspongia Bergquist, 1995 (Porifera: Demospongiae) in the Atlantic with description of a new species. Zootaxa 1209: 61-68.

Worm, B., Barbier, E.B., Beaumont, N., Duffy, J.E., Folke, C., Halpern, B.S., Jackson, J.B.C., Lotze, H.K., Micheli, F., Palumbi, S.R., Sala, E., Selkoe, K.A., Stachowicz, J.J., Watson, R. (2006) Effects of biodiversity loss on ocean ecosystem services. Science  314: 787-790.


Arntz, W.E., Thatje, S., Gerdes, D., Gutt, J., Jacob, U., Montiel, A., Orejas, C., Teixidó, N. (2005) The Antarctic-Magellan connection: macrobenthos ecology on the shelf and upper slope, a progress report. Scie Mar 69 (Suppl 2):237-269.

Ballesteros, E., Cebrian, E., Garcia-Rubies, A., Alcoverro, T., Romero, J., Font, X. (2005) Pseudovivipary, a new form of asexual reproduction in the seagrass Posidonia oceanica. Botanica Marina 48 : 175-177.

Díaz, D., Zabala, M., Linares, C., Hereu, B., Abelló, P. (2005) Increased predation of juvenile European spiny lobster (Palinurus elephas) in a Marine Protected Area. New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research 39: 447–453.

Hereu, B. (2005) Movements pattern of the sea urchin Paracentrotus lividus in the NW Mediterranean. Marine Ecology 26: 54-62.

Hereu. B., Zabala, M., Linares, C., Sala, E. (2005) The effects of predator abundance and habitat structural complexity on survival of juvenile sea urchins.  Marine Biology 146: 293-299.

Linares, C., Coma, R., Diaz, D., Zabala, M., Hereu, B., Dantart, L. (2005) Immediate and delayed effects of a mass mortality event on gorgonian population dynamics and benthic community structure in the NW Mediterranean. Marine Ecology Progress Series 305: 127-137.

Torrents, O., Garrabou, J., Harmelin, J.G., Marschal (2005) Age and size at first reproduction in the precious red coral Corallium rubrum. Biological Conservation 121:391-397.