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Fraschetti S, McOwen C, Papa L, Papadopoulou N, Bilan M, Boström C, Capdevila P, Carreiro-Silva M, Carugati L, Cebrian E, Coll M, Dailianis T, Danovaro R, De Leo F, Fiorentino D, Gagnon K, Gambi C, Garrabou J, Gerovasileiou V, Hereu B, Kipson S, Kotta J, Ledoux J-B, Linares C, Martin J, Medrano A, Montero-Serra I, Morato T, Pusceddu A, Sevastou K, Smith CJ, Verdura J and Guarnieri G (2021) Where Is More Important Than How in Coastal and Marine Ecosystems Restoration. Front. Mar. Sci. 8:626843. DOI: 10.3389/fmars.2021.626843

Orfanidis S, Rindi F, Cebrian E, Fraschetti S, Nasto I, Taskin E, Bianchelli B, Papathanasiou V, Kosmidou M, Caragnano A, Tsioli S, Ratti S, Fabbrizzi E, Verdura Brugarola J, Tamburello L, Beqiraj S, Kashta K, Sota D, Papadimitriou A, Mahmoud E, Kiçaj H, Georgiadis K, HannachiA, Danovaro R (2021) Effects of natural and anthropogenic stressors on fucalean brown seaweeds across different spatial scales in the Mediterranean Sea. Front. Mar. Sci. DOI: 10.3389/fmars.2021.658417

Santamaría J, Golo R, Cebrian E, García M and Vergés A (2021) Stressful Conditions Give Rise to a Novel and Cryptic Filamentous Form of Caulerpa cylindracea. Front. Mar. Sci. 8:548679. DOI: 10.3389/fmars.2021.548679

Verdura J, Santamaría Jorge, Ballesteros E, Smale Dan A, Cefalì ME, Golo R, De Caralt S, Vergés A, Cebrian E (2021) Local-scale climatic refugia offer sanctuary for a habitat-forming species during a marine heatwave. Journal of Ecology. DOI: 10.1111/1365-2745.13599

Orr RJS, Di Martino E, Ramsfjell M, Gordon DP, Berning B, Chowdhury I, Craig A, Cumming RL, Figuerola B, et al. (2021). Paleozoic origins of cheilostome bryozoans and parental care revealed by a new genome-skimmed phylogeny. Science Advances

Figuerola B, Valiente N, Barbosa A, Brasier M, Colominas-Ciuró R, Convey, P, et al. (2021) Shifting perspectives in polar academic research: global lessons on the barriers and drivers for securing careers in natural sciences. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 9:777009.

Santin A, Aguilar R, Akyol O, Begburs C, Benoit L, Chimienti G, ... & Andreu S (2021). New records of rare species in the Mediterranean Sea (March 2021). Mediterranean Marine Science, 22(1), 199-217.

Santín A, Uriz MJ, Cristobo J, Xavier JR, Ríos P (2021) Unique spicules may confound species differentiation: taxonomy and biogeography of Melonanchora carter, 1874 and two new related genera (Myxillidae: Poecilosclerida) from the Okhotsk Sea. PeerJ, 9, e12515.

Marcos C, Díaz D, Fietz K, Forcada A, Ford A, García-Charton JA, Goñi R, Lenfant P, Mallol S, Moillot D, Pérez-Marcos M, Puebla O, Manel S, Pérez-Rizafa (2021) A Reviewing the Ecosystem Services, Societal Goods, and Benefits of Marine Protected Areas. Frontiers in Marine Science. DOI: 10.3389/fmars.2021.613819

Cartes JE, Díaz D, Papiol V, Lombarte A, Serrano A, CArbonell A, Salas C, Gofas S, Parra S, Palomino D, Lloris D (2021) First faunistic results on Valencia Seamount, with some ecological considerations. Marine Biodiversity Records 14:17. DOI: 10.1186/s41200-021-00210-y

Ledoux JB, Ghanem R, Horaud M, López- Sendino P. Romero-Soriano V, Antunes A, Bensoussan N, Gómez-Gras D, Linares C, Machordom A, Ocaña O, Templado J, Leblois R, Ben Souissi J, Garrabou J (2021) Gradients of genetic diversity and differentiation across the distribution range of a Mediterranean coral: Patterns, processes and conservation implications. Diversity and Distributions, 27, 2104–2123. DOI: 10.1111/ddi.13382

Gómez-Gras D, Linares C, López-Sanz A, Amate R, Ledoux JB, Bensoussan N, Drap P, Bianchimani O, Marschal C, Torrents O, Zuberer F, Cebrian E, Teixidó N, Zabala M, Kipson S, Kersting DK, Montero-Serra I, Pagès-Escolà M, Medrano A, Frleta-Valić M, Dimarchopoulou D, López-Sendino P and Garrabou J (2021) Population collapse of habitat-forming species in the Mediterranean: a long-term study of gorgonian populations affected by recurrent marine heatwaves. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. 288 (1965), 20212384. DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2021.2384

Kersting DK, Hendriks IE (2021) On the lookout for the endangered, only to find the invasive. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 19:442-442. DOI: 10.1002/fee.2413

Kersting DK, Ballesteros E (2021) Is the local extinction of Pinna nobilis facilitating Pinna rudis recruitment? Mediterranean Marine Science 22: 623-626

Kersting DK, Mangialajo L, Ballesteros E (2021) On the edge: segregation and coexistence between epibenthic fish species in Mediterranean mesophotic habitats. Marine Biology 168: 155.

Pons-Fita A, Kersting DK, Ballesteros E (2021) Co-occurrence of a reef-building coral and canopy-forming macroalgae in the Mediterranean Sea. Mediterranean Marine Science 22:697-705. DOI: 10.12681/mms.26967

Katsanevakis S, Carella F, Çinar ME, Cizmek H, Jimenez C, Kersting DK, Moreno D, Rabaoui L, Vicente N (2021) The fan mussel Pinna nobilis on the brink of extinction in the Mediterranean. Imperilled: The Encyclopedia of Conservation, Reference Module in Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences, Elsevier. DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-12-821139-7.00070-2

Hennige SJ, Larsson AI, Orejas C, Gori A, De Clippele LH, Lee YC, Jimeno G, Georgoulas K, Kamenos NA, Roberts JM (2021) Using the Goldilocks Principle to model coral ecosystem engineering. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences

Montseny M, Linares,C, Carreiro-Silva M, Henry LA, Billett D, Cordes EE, Smith CJ, Papadopoulou N, Bilan M, Giard F, Burdett HL, Larsson A, Strömberg S, Viladrich, N, Barry JB, Baena P, Godinho A, Grinyó J, Santín A, Morato T, Sweetman AK, Gili JM, Gori, A (2021) Active ecological restoration of cold-water corals: techniques, challenges, costs and future directions. Frontiers in Marine Science

Montseny M, Linares C, Viladrich N, Biel M, Gracias N, Baena P, Quintanilla E, Ambroso S, Grinyó J, Santin A, Salazar J, Carreras M, Palomeras N, Magí L, Vallicrosa G, Gili JM, Gori A (2021) Involving fishers in scaling up the restoration of cold-water coral gardens on the Mediterranean continental shelf. Biological Conservation

Santamaría J, Tomas F, Ballesteros E, Cebrian E (2021, accepted), Herbivory on the invasive alga Caulerpa cylindracea: The role of omnivorous fishes. Frontiers in Marine Science. DOI: 10.3389/fmars.2021.702492

Santamaría J, Tomas F, Ballesteros E, Ruiz JM, Bernardeau-Esteller J, Terrados J, Cebrian E (2021), The role of competition and herbivory in biotic resistance against invaders: a synergistic effect. Ecology. Accepted Author Manuscript e03440. DOI: 10.1002/ecy.3440

Ghanem R, Ben Souissi J, Ledoux JB, Linares C, Garrabou J (2021) Population structure and conservation status of the white gorgonian Eunicella singularis (Esper, 1791) in Tunisian waters (Central Mediterranean). Mediterranean Marine Science 22 (2), 362-371.

Garrabou J, Ledoux JB, Bensoussan N, Gómez-Gras D, Linares C (2021) Sliding Toward the Collapse of Mediterranean Coastal Marine Rocky Ecosystems. In; Canadell JG, Jackson RB (Eds) Ecosystem Collapse and Climate Change, Ecological Studies Series, Springer pp291-324. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-71330-0

Bradley DJ, Boada J, Glasby TM, Gribben PE (2021, Accepted). Sublethal effects of a rapidly spreading native alga on a key herbivore. Ecology and Evolution

Gazulla CR, Lopez-Sendino P, Antunes A, Aurelle D, Monterro-Serra I., Dominici JM, Linares C, Garrabou J, Ledoux JB (2021, Accepted) Demo-genetic approach for the conservation and restoration of a habitat-forming octocoral: the case of the red coral, Corallium rubrum, in the Réserve Naturelle de Scandola. Frontiers in Marine Science. DOI: 10.3389/fmars.2021.633057

Brazo A, Marques R, Zimmermann M, Aspillaga E, Hereu B, Saragoni G, Mercière A, Crec’Hriou R, Mercader M, Verdoit-Jarraya M, Cadène F, Lenfant P (2021) Seasonal influence on the bathymetric distribution of an endangered fish within a marine protected area. Scientific Reports 11:13342. DOI: 10.1038/s41598-021-92633-x

Aspillaga E, Arlinghaus R, Martorell-Barceló M, Barcelo-Serra M, Alós J (2021) High-Throughput Tracking of Social Networks in Marine Fish Populations. Frontiers in Marine Science 8:688010. DOI: 10.3389/fmars.2021.688010

Pessarrodona A, Filbee-Dexter K, Alcoverro T, Boada T, Feehan CJ, Fredriksen S, Grace SP, Nakamura Y, Narvaez CA, Norderhaug KM, Wernberg T. (2021, In Press) Homogenization and miniaturization of habitat structure in temperate marine forests. Global Change Biology

Figuerola B, Grossman EL, Lucey N, Leonard ND, O'Dea A (2021) Millennial-scale change on a Caribbean reef system that experiences hypoxia. Ecography (in press). DOI: 10.1111/ecog.05606

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Rossi P, Ponti M, Righi S, Castagnetti C, Simonini R, Mancini F, Agrafiotis P, Bassani L, Bruno F, Cerrano C, Cignoni P, Corsini M, Drap P, Dubbini M, Garrabou J, Gori A, Gracias N, Ledoux JB, Linares C, Pulido Mantas T, Menna F, Nocerino E, Palma M, Pavoni G, Ridolfi A, Rossi S, Skarlatos D, Treibitz T, Turicchia E, Yuval M, Capra A (2021) Needs and gaps in optical underwater technologies and methods for the investigation of marine animal forest 3D-structural complexity. Frontiers in Marine Science. DOI: 10.3389/fmars.2021.591292

Gómez-Gras D, Linares C, Dornelas M, Madin J.S, Brambilla V, Ledoux JB, López-Sendino P. Bensoussan N, Garrabou J (2021) Climate change transforms the functional identity of Mediterranean coralligenous assemblages. Ecology Letters, DOI: 10.1111/ele.13718

Muñoz A, Goñi R, Linares C, Kersting D, Stobart B, Mallol S, Zabala M, Díaz D (2021) Exploration of the inter-annual variability and multi-scale environmental drivers of European spiny lobster Palinurus elephas (Decapoda:Palinuridae) settlement in the NW Mediterranean. Marine Ecology, DOI: 10.1111/maec.12654

Doak, D. F., M. B. Garcia, C. Linares, S. W. Fitzpatrick, W. C. Funk, M. L. Peterson, E. Waddle, R. K. Shriver, W. F. Morris (2021) Testing Demographic Methods Using Field Studies of Five Dissimilar Species. Bull Ecol Soc Am 102(2):e01870. DOI: 10.1002/bes2.1870

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Caballero-Huertas M, Soto M & Ribas L (2021) Reviewing Pseudoloma neurophilia infections in the popular zebrafish model. Reviews in Aquaculture, 1-12. DOI: 10.1111/raq.12545

Moraleda-Prados J, Caballero-Huertas M, Valdivieso A, Joly S, Ji J, Roher N, Ribas L (2021) Epigenetic differences in the innate response after immune stimulation during zebrafish sex differentiation. Developmental & Comparative Immunology, 114, 103848. DOI: 10.1016/j.dci.2020.103848

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Aspillaga E, Arlinghaus R, Martorell-Barceló M, Follana-Berná G, Lana A, Campos-Candela A, Alós J (2021) Performance of a novel system for high-resolution tracking of marine fish societies. Animal Biotelemetry 9:1. DOI: 10.1186/s40317-020-00224-w


Angulo-Preckler C, García-López E, Figuerola B, Avila C, Cid C. 2020. Natural chemical control of marine associated microbial communities by sessile Antarctic invertebrates. Aquatic Microbial Ecology 85:197-210.

Aurelle D, Tariel T, Zuberer F, Haguenauer A, Ribout C, Masmoudi M Kara H, Chaoui, L, Garrabou J, Ledoux JB, Gambi MC (2020) Genetic insights into recolonization processes of Mediterranean octocorals. Marine Biology 167 (6), 1-14.

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Bañón R, Caballero-Huertas M, Alonso-Fernández A, Barros-García D, Otero J, de Carlos A (2020) Signals of changes in the ichthyofauna composition of Galician waters (NW Iberian Peninsula). Regional Studies in Marine Science, 39, 101435. DOI: 10.1016/j.rsma.2020.101435

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Brasier M, Barnes D, Bax N, Brandt A, Christianson A, Constable AJ, Downey R, Figuerola B, Griffiths H, Gutt J, Lockhart S, Morley SA, Post A, Van de Putte A, Saeedi H, Stark JS, Sumner M, Waller C. Responses of Southern Ocean seafloor habitats and communities to global environmental changes. Frontiers in Marine Science 8:622721.

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Caballero-Huertas M, Moraleda-Prados J, Joly S, Ribas L (2020) Immune genes, IL1b and Casp9, show sexual dimorphic methylation patterns in the zebrafish gonads. Fish and Shellfish Immunology. 97:648-655.

Capdevila P, Beger M, Blomberg SP, Hereu B,Linares C, Salguero-Gómez R (2020) Longevity, body dimension and reproductive mode drive differences in aquatic versus terrestrial life‐history strategies. Functional Ecology 34: 1613–1625.

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Domínguez-Carrió C, Sanchez-Vidal A, Estournel C, Corbera G, Riera JL, Orejas C, Canals M, Gili JM (2020). Seafloor litter sorting in different dominates of Cap de Creus continental shelf and submarine canyon (NW Mediterranean Sea). Mar Poll Bull. 161: 111744.

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Gili J-M, Vendrell B, Arntz W, Sabater F, Ros JD (2020). The benthos: the ocean’s last boundary?. Scientia Marina. 84: 463-475.

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Grinyó J, Garriga, A, Soler-Membrives A, Santín A, Ambroso S, López-González PJ & Díaz D (2020) Soft corals assemblages in deep environments of the Menorca Channel (Western Mediterranean Sea). Progress in Oceanography, 188, 102435.

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Kersting DK et al. (2020) Recruitment disruption and the role of unaffected populations for potential recovery after the Pinna nobilis mass mortality event. Frontiers in Marine Science. DOI: 10.3389/fmars.2020.594378

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Medrano A, Hereu B, Cleminson M, Pagès-Escolà M, Rovira G, Solà, J, Linares C (2020) From marine deserts to algal beds: Treptacantha elegans revegetation to reverse stable degraded ecosystems inside and outside a No-Take marine reserve. Restoration Ecology. DOI: 10.1111/rec.13123

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Villegas-Hernández H, Lloret J, Muñoz M, Poot-López GR, Guillén-Hernández S, González-Salas C (2018) Age-specific environmental differences on the otolith shape of the bastard grunt (Pomadasys incisus) in the north-western Mediterranean. Environmental Biology of Fishes 101: 775-789. DOI: 10.1007/s10641-018-0737-z

Wangensteen O, Cebrian E, Palacín C, Turon X (2018) Under the canopy: Community-wide effects of invasive algae in Marine Protected Areas revealed by metabarcoding. Marine Pollution Bulletin 127 (2018): 54-66. DOI: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2017.11.033

Yokeş M, Andreou V, Bakiu R, Bonanomi S, Camps J, Christidis G, Crocetta F, Giovos I, Gori A, Juretić T, Ünsal Karhan S, Katsanevakis S, Kytinou E, Langeneck J, Lipej L, Maximiadi M, Michailidis N, Mitsou E, Nicolaidou A, Petrović S, Prado P, Santín A, Teneketzis K, Thasitis I, Tirelli V, Trkov D, Troplini E, Tsiamis K, Vannucci A (2018) New Mediterranean biodiversity records. Mediterranean Marine Science 19: 673-689. DOI: 10.12681/mms.19386


Ambroso S, Salazar J, Zapata-Guardiola R, Federwisch L, Richter C, Gili JM, Teixidó N (2017) Pristine populations of habitat-forming gorgonian species on the Antarctic continental shelf. Scientific reports, 7(1), 12251

Aspillaga E, Bartumeus F, Starr RM, López-Sanz À, Linares C, Díaz D, Garrabou J, Zabala M, Hereu B (2017) Thermal stratification drives movement of a coastal apex predator. Scientific Reports 7: 526. DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-00576-z

Cahill A E, De Jode A, Dubois S, Bouzazac Z, Aurelle D, Boissin E, Chabrole O, David R, Egea E, Ledoux J-B, Mérigot B, Weber A A T, Chenuil A (2017) A multispecies approach reveals hot-spots and cold-spots of diversity and connectivity in invertebrate species with contrasting dispersal modes. Molecular Ecology 26, 6563-6577. DOI: 10.1111/mec.14389

Crisci C, Ledoux J-B, Mokhtar-Jamaï K, Bally M, Bensoussan N, Aurelle D, Cebrian E, Coma R, Feral J P, La Rivière M, Linares C, López-Sendino P, Marschal C, Ribes M, Teixidó N, Zuberer F, Garrabou J (2017) Regional and local environmental conditions do not shape the response to warming of a marine habitat-forming species. Scientific Reports, 7:5069. DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-05220-4

Drap P, Royer J P, Nawaf M M, Saccone M, Merad D, López-Sanz A, Ledoux J.-B, Garrabou J (2017) Underwater photogrammetry, coded target and plenoptic technology: A set of tools for monitoring red coral in Mediterranean Sea in the framework fo the «Perfect» project. International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information 42, 275-282. DOI: 10.5194/isprs-archives-XLII-2-W3-275-2017

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

Gori A, Bavestrello G, Grinyó J, Dominguez-Carrió C, Ambroso S, Bo M (2017) Animal forests in deep coastal bottoms and continental shelf of the Mediterranean Sea. In: Rossi S, Bramanti L, Gori A, Orejas C (eds.) Marine Animal Forests: The Ecology of Benthic Biodiversity Hotspots, 1-27. Springer, Switzerland

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: 10.12681/mms.1955

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

Orejas C, Gori A, Jiménez C, Rivera J, Lo Iacono C, Hadjioannou L, Andreou V, Petrou A (2017) First in situ documentation of a population of the coral Dendrophyllia ramea off Cyprus (Levantine Sea) and evidence of human impacts. Galaxea 19:15-16

Pierdomenico M, Gori A, Guida VG, Gili JM (2017) Megabenthic assemblages at the Hudson Canyon head (NW Atlantic margin): habitat-faunal relationships. Progress in Oceanography 157: 12-26

Santín A, Grinyó J, Ambroso S, Uriz M J, Gori A, Dominguez-Carrió C, Gili J M (2017) Sponge assemblages on the deep Mediterranean continental shelf and slope (Menorca Channel, Western Mediterranean Sea). Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers

Sartoretto S, Schohna T, Bianchi CN, Morri C, Garrabou J, Ballesteros E, Ruitton S, Verlaque M, Daniel B, David B, Féral JP, Gatti G (2017) An integrated method to evaluate and monitor the conservation state of coralligenous bottoms: the INDEX-COR approach. Marine Pollution Bulletin 120(1-2):222-231. DOI: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2017.05.020

Thibaut T; Blanfuné A; Boudouresque CF; Personnic S; Ruitton S; Ballesteros E; Bellan-Santini D; Bianchi CN; BussottiS; Cebrian E; Cheminée A; Culioli JM; Derrien-Courtel S; Guidetti P; Harmelin-Vivien M; Hereu B; Morri C; Poggiale JC; Verlaque M (2017) An ecosystem-based approach to assess the status of Mediterranean algae-dominated shallow rocky reefs. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 117(1), pp. 311-329 . DOI: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2017.01.029. ISSN: 0025-326X

Viladrich N, Bramanti L, Tsounis G, Martinez A, Rossi S (2017) Variation of lipid and free fatty acid contents during larval release in two temperate octocorals according to their trophic strategy. Marine Ecology Progress Series 573:117-128. DOI: 10.3354/meps12141


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hereu B, Kersting DK (2016) Diseases of coralline algae in the Mediterranean Sea. Coral Reefs, 35(2), pp. 713-713. DOI: 10.1007/s00338-016-1428-x. ISSN: 0722-4028

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thibaut T, Blanfuné A, Boudouresque CF, Cottalorda JM, Hereu B, Susini ML, Verlaque M, (2016) Unexpected Temporal Stability of Cystoseira and Sargassum Forests in Port-Cros, one of the Oldest Mediterranean Marine National Parks. Cryptogamie Algologie, 37(1), pp. 61-90. DOI: 10.7872/crya/v37.iss1.2016.61. ISSN: 0181-1568

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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. 2013;8(2): e57385. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0057385

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.

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

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

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

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

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


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

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/s10530-012-0261-6

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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/meps09272

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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


Aburto-Oropeza, O., Paredes, G., Mascareñas-Osorio, I. & Sala, E. (2010) Climatic influence on reef fish recruitment and fisheries. Marine Ecology Progress Series 410: 283-287.

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.

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) 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.

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.

Cebrian, E., Ballesteros, E., Linares, C., Tomas, F. (2010) Do native herbivores provide resistance to Mediterranean marine bioinvasions? A seaweed example. Biological invasions. DOI: 10.1007/s10530-010-9898-1

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.

Goñi, R., Hilborn, R., Díaz, D., Mallol, S., Adlerstein, S. (2010) Net contribution of spillover from a marine reserve to fishery catches. Marine Ecology Progress Series vol 400: 233-243.

Guidetti P; Sala P; Ballesteros E; Di Franco A; Hereu B; Macpherson E; Micheli F; Pais A; Panzalis P; Rosenberg A; Zabala M (2010) Fish assemblages across the Mediterranean sea and the effects of protection from fishing. Biologia Marina Mediterranea, 17(1), 39-42.

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.

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.

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.

Linares, C., & Doak, D. (2010) Forecasting the combined effects of disparate disturbances on the persistence of long-lived gorgonians: the case study of Paramuricea clavata. Marine Ecology Progress Series 402: 59-68.

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.

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.

Swartz, W., E. Sala, S. Tracey, R. Watson & D. Pauly (2010) The spatial expansion and ecological footprint of fisheries (1950 to present). PLoS ONE 5(12): e15143. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0015143

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: 477-484.

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.

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