Publications & Outreach

Papers

Wangensteen OS, Cebrian E, Palacín C, Turon X. (submited). Under the canopy: community-wide effects of invasive algae in Marine Protected Areas revealed by metabarcoding.

García-Cisneros A, Carreras C, Ordóñez V, Wangensteen OS, Palacín C, Turon X, Pascual M. (submited). Population genomics of a keystone species: genetic structure of the purple sea urchin Paracentrotus lividus in its Atlanto-Mediterranean range.

Sillero N Huey RB, Gilchrist G, Rissler L, Pascual M. (submitted). Distribution modelling of an introduced species: does the founding bottleneck affect potential range?

Clusa M, Carreras C, Cardona L, Demetropoulos A, Margaritoulis D, Rees AF, Hamza AA, Khalil M, Levy Y, Turkozan O, Aguilar A, Pascual M. (submitted). Philopatry in loggerhead turtles (Caretta caretta): beyond the gender paradigm.

Carreras C, Pascual M, Tomás J, Marco A, Hochscheid S, Castillo JJ, Gozalbes P, Parga M, Piovano S, Cardona L. (submitted). Escaping from philopatry: evidences of long distance colonisation events on the loggerhead sea turtle.

Wangensteen OS, Guardiola M, Palacín C, Turon X. (submited). Metabarcoding of shallow marine hard-bottom communities using two molecular markers reveals unexpected diversity and database gaps.

Casso M, Palacin C, López C, Wangensteen OS. (submited). Molecular and morphological evidence of nonvalidity of genus Arbaciella (Echinoidea:Arbacioida) throughout the Mediterranean and NE Atlantic.

Casso M, Navarro M, Ordóñez V, Fernández-Tejedor M, Pascual M, Turon X. (in press). Seasonal patterns of settlement and growth of introduced and native ascidians in bivalve cultures in the Ebro Delta (NE Iberian Peninsula). Regional Studies in Marine Sciences.

Garcia-Cisneros A, Palacín C, Ventura CRR, Feital B, Paiva PC, Pérez-Portela R. (in press). The effect of asexual reproduction on the intra-specific genetic structure and divergence: the case of an amphi-Atlantic starfish. Molecular Ecology.

Palero F, Robainas-Barcia A, Corbari L, Macpherson E. (in press). Phylogeny and evolution of shallow-water squat lobsters (Decapoda, Galatheoidea) from the Indo-Pacific. Zoologica Scripta. DOI:10.1111/zsc.12230

Soto Àngel J, Martell L, Palero F. 2017. Polyps fishing on a crab: novel association between Hydrichthella epigorgia (Hydrozoa, Ptilocodiidae) and Achaeus (Crustacea, Inachidae). Marine Biodiversity, DOI:10.1007/s12526-017-0746-8

Genis-Armero R, Guerao G, Abelló P, González-Gordillo JI, Cuesta JA, Corbari L, Clark PF, Capaccioni-Azzati R, Palero F. 2017. Possible amphi-Atlantic dispersal of scyllarid lobsters (Crustacea, Decapoda): molecular and larval evidence. Zootaxa, 4306(3):325–338.

Pascual M, Rives B, Schunter C, Macpherson E. 2017. Impact of life history traits on gene flow: A multispecies systematic review across oceanographic barriers in the Mediterranean Sea. PloS one 12(5):e0176419

Carreras C, Ordóñez V, Zane L, Kruschel C, Nasto I, Macpherson E, Pascual M. 2017. Population genomics of an endemic Mediterranean fish: differentiation by fine scale dispersal and adaptation. Scientific Reports. DOI:10.1038/srep43417

Palero F, Robainas-Barcia A, Corbari L, Macpherson E. 2016. Phylogeny and evolution of shallow-water squat lobsters (Decapoda, Galatheoidea) from the Indo-Pacific. Zoologica Scripta, 46(5):584–595. DOI:10.1111/zsc.12230

Pascual M, Macpherson E. 2016. Population genetic connectivity among marine species; a matter of dispersal, selection and drift. In: Marine Connectivity. CIESM Workshop Monographs n. 48.

Wangensteen OS, Turon X, Palacín C. 2016. Reproductive strategies in marine invertebrates and the structuring of marine animal forests. In: Rossi S, Bramanti L, Gori A & Orejas C (eds.) Marine Animal Forests. The Ecology of Benthic Biodiversity Hotspots (pp.1-24). Springer International Publishing. DOI:10.1007/978-3-319-17001-5_52-1

Guardiola M, Wangensteen OS, Taberlet P, Coissac E, Uriz MJ, Turon X. 2016. Spatio-temporal monitoring of deep-sea communities using metabarcoding of sediment DNA and RNA. PeerJ 4:e2807. DOI 10.7717/peerj.2807

Wangensteen OS, Turon X. 2016. Metabarcoding techniques for assessing biodiversity of marine animal forests. In: Rossi S, Bramanti L, Gori A & Orejas C (eds.), Marine Animal Forests. The Ecology of Benthic Biodiversity Hotspots (pp.1-29). Springer International Publishing, Switzerland. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-17001-5_53-1

Pérez-Portela R, Rius M, Villamor A. 2016. Lineage splitting, secondary contacts and genetic admixture of a widely distributed marine invertebrate. Journal of Biogeography. DOI: 10.1111/jbi.12917

Wright AG, Pérez-Portela R, Griffiths CL (2016). Determining the correct identity of South African Marthasterias (Echinodermata: Asteroidea). African Journal of Marine Science, 38(3):443-455. DOI: 10.2989/1814232X.2016.1222308

Garcia-Cisneros A, Palacín C, Ben Khadra Y, Pérez-Portela R. 2016. Low genetic diversity and demographic expansion in the red starfish Echinaster sepositus (Retzius 1816). Scientific Reports, 6:33269. DOI: 10.1038/srep33269

Lopes E, Pérez-Portela R, Paiva PC, Ventura CR. 2016. The molecular phylogeny of the sea star Echinaster (Asteroidea: Echinasteridae) provides insights for genus taxonomy. Invertebrate Biology, 135: 235–244. DOI: 10.1111/ivb.12135

Taboada S, Pérez-Portela R. 2016. Contrasted phylogeographic patterns on mitochondrial DNA of shallow and deep brittle stars across the Atlantic-Mediterranean area. Scientific Reports, 6:32425. DOI: 10.1038/srep32425

Garcia-Cisneros A, Pérez-Portela R, Wangensteen OS, Campos-Canet M, Palacín C. 2016. Hope springs eternal in the starfish gonad: preserved potential for sexual reproduction in a single-clone population of fissiparous starfish. Hydrobiologia. DOI: 10.1007/s10750-016-2971-8

Clusa M, Carreras C, Pascual M, Gaughram S, Piovano S, Avolio D, Ollano G, Fernández G, Tomás J, Raga JA, Aguilar A, Cardona L. 2016. Potential bycatch impact on distinct sea turtle populations is dependent on fishing ground rather than gear type in the Mediterranean Sea. Marine Biology, 163:122.

Pascual M, Palero F, García-Merchán VH, Macpherson E, Robainas-Barcia A, Mestres F, Roda T, Abelló P. 2016. Temporal and spatial genetic differentiation in the crab Liocarcinus depurator across the Atlantic-Mediterranean transition. Scientific Reports, 6:29892. DOI: 10.1038/srep29892

Palero F, Genis R, Hall M, Clark P. 2016. DNA barcoding the phyllosoma of Scyllarides squammosus (H. Milne Edwards, 1837) (Decapoda: Achelata: Scyllaridae). Zootaxa, 4139(4):481–498. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4139.4.2

Pineda MC, Lorente B, López-Legentil S, Palacín C, Turon X. 2016.Stochasticity in space, persistence in time: genetic heterogeneity in harbour populations of the introduced ascidian Styela plicata. PeerJ 4:e2158. DOI: 10.7717/peerj.2158

Balsalobre M, Wangensteen OS, Palacín C, Clemente S, Hernández JC. 2016. Efficiency of artificial collectors for quantitative assessment of sea urchin settlement rates. Scientia Marina 80(2) DOI: 10.3989/scimar.04252.13A

Ordóñez V, Pascual M, Fernández-Tejedor M, Turon X. 2016. When invasion biology meets taxonomy: Clavelina oblonga (Ascidiacea) is an old invader in the Mediterranean Sea. Biological Invasions, 18:1203-1215.

Turon X, Cañete JI, Sellanes J, Rocha RM, López-Legentil S. 2016. Ascidian fauna (Tunicata, Ascidiacea) of subantarctic and temperate regions of Chile. Zootaxa, 4093(2):151-180.

Pineda M, Turon X, Pérez-Portela R, López-Legentil S. 2016. Stable populations in unstable habitats: temporal genetic structure in the introduced ascidian Styela plicata in North Carolina (USA). Marine Biology, 163:59. DOI: 10.1007/s00227-016-2829-7

Rodríguez-Barreras R, Wangensteen OS. 2016. Assessing the reliability of two tagging techniques in the echinoid Echinometra lucunter. Regional Studies in Marine Science, 5:51–54. DOI: 10.1016/j.rsma.2016.01.006

López-Legentil S, Turon X, Erwin PM. 2016. Feeding cessation alters host morphology and bacterial communities in the ascidian Pseudodistoma crucigaster. Frontiers in Zoology, 13:2. DOI: 10.1186/s12983-016-0134-4

Turon X, Cañete JI, Sellanes J, Rocha RM, López-Legentil S. 2016. Too cold for invasions? Contrasting patterns of native and introduced ascidians in subantarctic and temperate Chile. Management of Biological Invasions, 7(1):77-86.

Pérez‐Portela R, Turon X, Riesgo A. 2015. Characterization of the transcriptome and gene expression of four different tissues in the ecologically relevant sea urchin Arbacia lixula using RNA‐seq. Molecular ecology resources, 16(3):794-808. DOI: 10.1111/1755-0998.12500

Guardiola M, Uriz MJ, Taberlet P, Coissac E, Wangensteen OS, Turon X. 2015. Deep-sea, deep-sequencing: metabarcoding extracellular DNA from sediments of marine canyons. PLoS One 10(10):e0139633. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0139633

López-Legentil S, Turon X, Espluga R, Erwin PM. 2015. Temporal stability of bacterial symbionts in a temperate ascidian. Frontiers in Microbiology. DOI: 10.3389/fmicb.2015.01022

Airoldi L, Turon X, Perkol-Finkel S, Rius M. 2015. Corridors for aliens but not for natives: effects of marine urban sprawl at a regional scale. Diversity and Distributions 21:755-768.

Rius M, Turon X, Bernardi G, Volckaert FAM, Viard F. 2015. Marine invasion genetics: from spatio-temporal patterns to evolutionary outcomes. Biological Invasions 17: 869-885.

García-Cisneros A, Pérez-Portela R, Almorth BC, Palacín C, Nilsson Sköld H. 2015. Long telomeres are associated with clonality in natural populations of the fissiparous starfish Coscinasterias tenuispina. Heredity 115:437-443. DOI: 10.1038/hdy.2015.43

Ordóñez V, Pascual M, Fernández-Tejedor M, Pineda MC, Tagliapietra D, Turon X. 2015. Ongoing expansion of the worldwide invader Didemnum vexillum (Ascidiacea) in the Mediterranean Sea: high plasticity of its biological cycle promotes establishment in warm waters. Biological Invasions 17:2075-2085.

López-Legentil S, Legentil ML, Erwin PM, Turon X. 2015. Harbor networks as introduction gateways: contrasting patterns of native and introduced ascidians. Biological Invasions 17:1623-1638.

Hazan Y, Wangensteen OS, Fine M. 2014. Tough as a rock-boring urchin: adult Echinometra sp. EE from the Red Sea show high resistance to ocean acidification over long-term exposures. Marine Biology 161:2531–2545.




Conferences

Huchon D, Sasson MH, Dray L, Douzery EJP, Turon X, Ekins M, Paulay G, Gissi C, Shenkar N. Insights from complete mitochondrial sequences on the phylogenetic relationships of Aplousobranchia. 9th Tunicate International Meeting, New York (USA), 17 - 21 July, 2017.

Rius M, Gittenberger A, Lambert G, Monniot M, Rocha RM, Shenkar N, Swalla BJ, Turon X. First Ascidiacea World Database Editor Workshop. 9th Tunicate International Meeting, New York (USA), 17 - 21 July, 2017.

Easson CG, Thacker RW, Turon X, Erwin P, Lopez-Legentil S. Temporal dynamics of sponge microbial communities. 10th World Sponge Conference, Galway (Ireland), 25 - 30 June, 2017.

Pérez-Portela R. Plenary talk: Molecular studies on echinoderms across the Atlantic-Mediterranean area: from population genetics to gene expression. III Latinoamerican Congress of Echinoderms, San José (Costa Rica), July 18 - 22, 2016.

Turon X, Wangensteen OS. Issues in metabarcoding of the marine benthos. Workshop on application of genomic tools for biomonitoring of marine environment: from technology to legal and socio-economic aspects. Geneva (Switzerland), April 4 - 5, 2016.

Guardiola M, Wangensteen OS, Taberlet P, Coissac E, Uriz MJ, Turon X. Assessment of spatio-temporal community structure in submarine canyons using metabarcoding. 14th Deep Sea Biology Symposium. Aveiro (Portugal), 31 Aug - 4 Sept, 2015.

Wangensteen OS, Guardiola M, Palacín C, Turon X. DNA-metabarcoding of marine hard-bottom communities using 18S and COI. 6th International Barcode of Life Conference. Guelph (Canada), 18 - 21 Aug, 2015.

Carreras C, Macpherson E, Pascual M. Population genomics on a non model fish species through Genotyping by Sequencing. 15th Congress of the European Society for Evolutionary Biology Meeting. Lausanne (Switzerland), 10 - 14 Aug, 2015.

Mestres F, Ojeda V, Abelló P, Pascual M, García T. Asymmetric gene flow between populations of marine crab Liocarcinus depurator. 15th Congress of the European Society for Evolutionary Biology. Lausanne (Switzerland), 10 - 14 Aug, 2015.

Turon X, Wangensteen OS, Palacín C, Guardiola M, Uriz MJ. Utility of the metabarcoding approach for the determination of tunicate diversity in environmental DNA samples. 8th International Tunicate Meeting. Aomori (Japan), 13 - 17 Jul, 2015.

Ojeda V, Pascual M, García T, Mestres F, Abelló P. Flux gènic asimètric entre poblacions del cranc marí Liocarcinus depurator. XV Jornada de Biologia Evolutiva. Barcelona (Spain), 23th June, 2015.

Escoda M, Wangensteen OS, López A, Grinyó J, Palacín P, Orejas C. Effect of marine protected areas on the reproductive cycle of the sea urchin Arbacia lixula. II International Ocean Research Conference. Barcelona (Spain), November 17 - 21, 2014.

Pascual M, Schunter C, Garza JC, Bartumeus F, Valverde S, Macpherson E. "Fishy" relationships: genomic investigations into dispersal patterns and family affairs. Seminario de Genética de Poblaciones y Evolucion, Granada (Spain), 1 - 3 Oct, 2014.

The Crustacean Midterm Meeting
Barcelona (Spain), 19 - 22 June, 2017
Pascual M, Rives B, Schunter C, Torrado H, Macpherson E. Gene flow across oceanographic barriers in the Mediterranean Sea.
Palero F, Meland K, Clark P, Olesen J. Moving towards the Malacostraca phylogenomic tree: addition of new mitogenomes and rDNA data.
Pascual M, Palero F, García-Merchán VH, Macpherson E, Robainas-Barcia A, Mestres F, Roda T, Abelló P. Temporal and spatial genetic differentiation in the crab Liocarcinus depurator across the Atlantic-Mediterranean transition.
Palero F, Bracken-Grissom H, Crandall KA. First genome draft of Panulirus argus (Latreille, 1804): insights for molecular evolution studies.
Armer RG, Guera G, Abelló P, González Gordillo JI, Cuesta JA, Corbari L, Capaccioni Azzati R, Palero F. Amphi-Atlantic dispersal of scyllarid lobsters (Crustacea, Decapoda): molecular and larval evidence.
Palero F, Armero RG, Hall MR, Clark PF. DNA barcoding the phyllosoma of Scyllarides squammosus (H. Milne Edwards, 1837) (Decapoda: Achelata: Scyllaridae).
Marco-Herrero E, Abello P, Drake P, García-Raso JE, González-Gordillo JI, Guerao G, Palero F, Cuesta JA. Illustrated key for the identification of brachyuran megalopae of Iberian Peninsula (SW Europe).
Centelles J, Yang CH, Chan TY, Abello P, Palero F. Discovery of cryptic species in Plesionika (Crustacea: Pandalidae): shared taxa between Taiwanese and Mediterranean waters.
Centelles J, Abello P, Palero F. On the value of museum collections: Establishing a neolectotype for Plesionika antigai Zariquiey Alvarez 1955.
Candelas-Perez FM, Corbar L, Clark P, Palero F. Scyllarinae lobster distribution in Coral Sea waters (Crustacea: Scyllaridae).
James F, Giacomelli M, Lozano-Fernandez J, Olesen J, Palero F, Pisani D, Tanner AR, Thomsen PF, Vinther J. Pancrustacean phylogeny and the colonization of land by hexapods.
García Raso JE, Cuesta JA, Abelló P, Macpherson E. Checklist of marine Crustacea Decapoda (excluded Brachyura) from Iberian Peninsula.

XIX Simposio Ibérico de Biología Marina
Porto (Portugal), 5 - 9 Sep, 2016
Campos-Canet M, Garcia-Cisneros A, Palacín C, Pérez-Portela R. A supermale clone star: extensive clonality of Coscinasterias tenuispina in the Western Mediterranean sea. Front. Mar. Sci. Conference Abstract. DOI: 10.3389/conf.FMARS.2016.05.00012
Carreras C, Ordóñez V, Macpherson E, Pascual M. Population structuring: lessons from Genotyping by Sequencing in the East Atlantic peacock wrasse. Front. Mar. Sci. Conference Abstract. DOI: 10.3389/conf.FMARS.2016.05.00081
Casso M, Wangensteen OS, Lopez C, Palacín C. The elusive Arbaciella elegans is but the juvenile of the abundant echinoid Arbacia lixula. Front. Mar. Sci. Conference Abstract. DOI: 10.3389/conf.FMARS.2016.05.00013
Casso M, Navarro M, Ordóñez V, Fernández-Tejedor M, Pascual M, Turon X. Seasonal patterns of settlement of introduced and native ascidians in bivalve cultures in the Ebro Delta (NE Iberian Peninsula). Front. Mar. Sci. Conference Abstract. DOI: 10.3389/conf.FMARS.2016.05.00184
Centelles J, Yang C, Abello P, Chan T and Palero F. Discovery of cryptic species in Plesionika (Crustacea: Pandalidae): shared taxa between Taiwanese and Mediterranean waters. Front. Mar. Sci. Conference Abstract. DOI: 10.3389/conf.FMARS.2016.05.00057
Garcia-Cisneros A, Palacín C, Ventura RR, Paiva PC, Feital B, Khadra YB, Pérez-Portela R. Different biology but shared distribution: genetic structure of two common starfish. Front. Mar. Sci. Conference Abstract. DOI: 10.3389/conf.FMARS.2016.05.00010
Macpherson E, Raventos N, Alcoverro T. Can climate change affect dispersal capabilities? Latitudinal variation in the pelagic larval duration, date of hatching and other early-life traits of some temperate littoral fishes. Front. Mar. Sci. Conference Abstract. DOI: 10.3389/conf.FMARS.2016.05.00027
Palacín C, Garcia-Cisneros A, Arjona M, Wangensteen OS, Pérez-Portela R. Spatio-temporal patterns of demographic and genetic structure in the red starfish Echinaster sepositus. Front. Mar. Sci. Conference Abstract. DOI: 10.3389/conf.FMARS.2016.05.00011
Palero F, Genis R, Hall M, Clark P. DNA barcoding the phyllosoma of Scyllarides squammosus (H. Milne Edwards, 1837) (Decapoda: Achelata: Scyllaridae). Front. Mar. Sci. Conference Abstract. DOI: 10.3389/conf.FMARS.2016.05.00131
Palero F, Ferrer Mateu I, Wray B, Hughes R, Morritt D, Lepage M, Van Der Meer M, Tate M, Clark PF. Pathways of invasion: the genetic structure of the Chinese mitten crab in Europe. Front. Mar. Sci. Conference Abstract. DOI: 10.3389/conf.FMARS.2016.05.00183
Pascual M, Palero F, García-Merchán V, Macpherson E, Robainas-Barcia A, Mestres F, Roda T, Abello P. Temporal genetic variability in the crab Liocarcinus depurator across oceanographic fronts. Front. Mar. Sci. Conference Abstract. DOI: 10.3389/conf.FMARS.2016.05.00172
Pineda MC, Lorente B, López-Legentil S, Palacín C, Turon X. Spatial heterogeneity, temporal homogeneity: genetic structure in harbour populations of the introduced ascidian Styela plicata. Front. Mar. Sci. Conference Abstract. DOI: 10.3389/conf.FMARS.2016.05.00185
Rodríguez Flores PC, Machordom A, Abello P, Cuesta J, Macpherson E. A revision of the species of the genus Munida (Crustacea, Anomura, Munididae) from Mediterranean and north-eastern Atlantic waters using morphological and molecular characters. Front. Mar. Sci. Conference Abstract. DOI: 10.3389/conf.FMARS.2016.05.00123
Turon X. Plenary talk: Twenty-five years of genetic studies of the Iberian benthos: retrospect and prospect.
Wangensteen OS, Guardiola M, Palacín C, Turon X. Molecular biodiversity assessment of marine hard-bottom communities from Spanish National Parks by metabarcoding of COI and 18S. Front. Mar. Sci. Conference Abstract. DOI: 10.3389/conf.FMARS.2016.05.00185

15th International Echinoderm Conference
Playa del Carmen (Mexico), 25 - 29 May, 2015
Pérez-Portela R, Turon X, Riesgo A. Transcriptomic data based on RNA seq of four different tissues in an ecologically relevant echinoderm.
Wangensteen OS, Guardiola M, Turon X. Metabarcoding of echinoderms, promises and pitfalls.
Pérez-Portela R, Taboada S. Phylogeography of intertidal and deep subtidal populations of brittle stars of the genus Ophiothrix.
Campos-Canet M, Garcia-Cisneros A, Palacín C, Pérez-Portela R. A Supermale Clone Star: the species Coscinasterias tenuispina.
Garcia-Cisneros A, Ventura R, Feital B, Paiva PC, Palacín C, Pérez-Portela R. Asexual reproduction shapes genetic structure: Phylogeography of the fissiparous starfish Coscinasaterias tenuispina.
Lopes ME , Pérez-Portela R, Paiva PC, Ventura R. First molecular phylogeny of the genus Echinaster (Asterioidea: Echinasteridae) and insights on its biogeography.
Ventura CR, Feital B, García-Cisneros A, Palacín C, Pérez-Portela R, Silva EP, Paiva PC. A brief population history of the starfish Coscinasterias tenuispina of the Brazilian coast: shifting density, reproductive strategy and genetic structure.

V International Invasive Sea Squirt Conference
Woods Hole (Massachusetts, USA), 29 - 31 Oct, 2014
Turon X, Airoldi L, Perkol-Finkel S, Rius M. Corridors for aliens but not for natives: filtering effects of marine urban sprawl at a regional scale.
López-Legentil S, Legentil ML, Erwin PM, Turon X. Harbor networks as introduction gateways: contrasting distribution patterns of native and introduced ascidians.
Ordóñez V, Pascual M, Fernández-Tejedor M, Pineda MC, Tagliapietra D, Turon X. Ongoing expansion of Didemnum vexillum in the Mediterranean Sea: biological cycle and genetic structure of a worldwide invader.

XVIII Simposio Ibérico de Biología Marina
Gijón (España), 2 - 5 Sep, 2014
Wangensteen OS, Hemery LG, Eléaume M, López-Batista C, Martell C, Balsalobre M, Chevaldonné P, Palacín C. Revised biogeography of genus Antedon based on molecular markers and morphology.
Balsalobre M, Wangensteen OS, Palacín C, Clemente S, Hernández JC. Efficiency of artificial collectors for quantitative assessment of settlement rates of sea urchins.
Pérez-Pujol J, Orejas C, Grau A, Brooke S, Wangensteen OS, Gori A, Roberts JM. Ecología reproductiva de Lophelia pertusa: comparación interzonal en el arrecife de Mingulay y los montes de Logachev (Atlántico Nordeste).
Wangensteen OS, Turon X, Palacín C. El erizo negro Arbacia lixula, mito y realidad.
Turon X, Guardiola M, Uriz MJ, Taberlet P, Coissac E. Deep-sea, deep-sequencing: metabarcoding of marine sediments.
Pineda MC, López-Legentil S, Turon X. Life story of the introduced ascidian Styela plicata: Pathway to a holistic understanding.
Ordóñez V, Pascual M, Fernández-Tejedor M, Pineda MC, Tagliapietra D, Turon X. Life history and genetic structure of a worldwide invader: Didemnum vexillum in the Mediterranean Sea.
López-Legentil S, Legentil ML, Erwin PM, Turon X. Native and introduced ascidians in harbors of the NE Iberian Peninsula: distribution, diversity and abundance.
Cerro E, Riesgo A, Taboada S, Mora J, Campillo C, Tidu C, Pérez-Portela R. Genetic structure of deep populations of the gorgonian Paramuricea clavata along the Catalan Coast.
Espada O, Coll C, Pérez-Portela R, Taboada S, Riesgo A. Reproductive isolation of two closely related ophiuroids of the genus Ophiothrix in the Western Mediterranean.
García-Cisneros A, Palacín, Nilsson Sköld H, Almroth B, Pérez-Portela R. Clonal lineages in Coscinasterias tenuispina and strategies to avoid senescence.
Campos-Canet M, García-Cisneros, Wangensteen O, Pérez-Portela R, Palacín C. Reproduction dynamic in the fissiparous sea star Coscinasterias tenuispina.

8th European Echinoderms Colloquium
Portsmouth (UK), 20 - 23 Jul, 2014
Wangensteen OS, Turon X, Palacín C. The black sea urchin Arbacia lixula, myths and facts.
Pérez-Portela R & Villamor A. Speciation processes and genetic divergence in the widely distributed sea star Marthasterias glacialis.
García-Cisneros A, Almorth BC, Palacín C, Nilsson Sköld H, Pérez-Portela R. Clonal lineages in Coscinasterias tenuispina and strategies to avoid senescence.
Espada O, Coll C, Pérez-Portela R, Taboada S, Riesgo A. Life cycles features indicate reproductive isolation in two closely related species of Ophiothrix in the Western Mediterranean.



Other outputs

Pacheco da Silva VC, Kaydan MB, Malausa T, Germain JF, Palero F, Botton M. (in press). Molecular and morphological characterization of mealybugs (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae) infesting fruit trees in Southern Brazil. Scientific Reports.

Larousse M, Rancurel C, Syska C, Palero F, Mura C, Industri B, Nesme X, Bardin M, Galiana E. 2017. Tomato root microbiota and Phytophthora parasitica-associated disease. Microbiome, 5:56.

Irigoien I, Mestres F, Arenas C. 2016. Weighted Distance Based Discriminant Analysis: The R Package WeDiBaDis. The R Journal, 8(2).

Mestres F, Soley M, Álvaro MI, Àrias B, Auladell MC, Bonada N, Ferrer J, Hladun N, Llorente G, Martínez J, Vinyoles MD. 2017. Una Meravella anomenada vida. Com són, com funcionen i d’on vénen els éssers vius. Universitat de Barcelona Edicions, 196 pp. ISBN: 978-84-475-4031-0

Correa M, Palero F, Dubreuil N, Etienne L, Hulak M, Tison G, Warot S, Crochard D, Ris N, Kreiter P. 2016. Molecular characterization of parasitoids from armored scales infesting citrus orchards in Corsica, France. BioControl. DOI: 10.1007/s10526-016-9752-1

Santos J, Pascual M, Fragat I, Simões P, Santos MA, Lima M, Marques A, Lopes-Cunha M, Kellen B, Balanyà J, Rose MR, Matos M. 2016. Tracking changes in chromosomal arrangements and their genetic content during adaptation. Journal of Evolutionary Biology. DOI: 10.1111/jeb.12856

Pegueroles C, Ferrés-Coy A, Martí-Solano M, Aquadro CF, Pascual M, Mestres F. 2016. Inversions and adaptation to the plant toxic ouabain shape DNA sequence variation within and between chromosomal inversions ofDrosophila subobscura. Scientific Reports, 6:23754.

Gibert P, Hill M, Pascual M, Plantamp C, Terblanche JS, Yassin A, Sgro CM. 2016. Drosophila as models to understand the adaptive process during invasion. Biological Invasions, 18:1089-1103.

Foucaud J, Moreno C, Pascual M, Rezende EL, Castañeda LE, Gibert P, Mery F. 2016. Introduced Drosophila subobscura populations perform better than native populations during an oviposition choice task due to increased fecundity but similar learning ability. Ecology and Evolution, 6:1725–1736.

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Media coverage

About the effect of oceanographic fronts in the population structure in the Mediterranean
"L'efecte de les fronteres del mar", Diari de Girona, 31 May 2017.

About the opening of the New Suez Canal
"Especies invasoras: El regalo tóxico de Egipto al Mediterráneo", El Mundo, Ciencia, 21 Aug 2015.
"Ecological worries about Suez Canal extension", BBC, Science in action, 13 Aug 1025.
"Suez, così cambierà la fauna del mare", La Stampa, Opinioni, 7 Aug 2015.
"Raddoppio di Suez, per le specie tropicali sarà un’autostrada per il Mediterraneo", Il Secolo XIX, Mondo, 7 Aug 2015.
"توسيع قناة السويس يوسِّع غزو الكائنات البحرية للبحر المتوسط"
Nature Middle East, 7 Aug 2015.
"Ecologists fear new Suez Canal plays ‘Russian roulette’ with the Mediterranean", Science News, 7 Aug 2015.
"L’expansion du canal de Suez a des effets négatifs sur la diversité biologique de la Méditerranée", Libération, 6 Aug 2015.
"Ecologists concerned over Suez expansion impacts", DW, 6 Aug 2015.
Fish News EU, 5 Aug 2015.
"Enlargement of the Suez Canal: The number of ships is increasing, the number of invasive species too;", Bloom Association, 5 Aug 2015.
"Muschel-Migration im Mittelmeer", Universität Wien, Medienportal, 4 Aug 2015.
"Silence on the Suez", Huffington Post, Science, 8 May 2015.
"Suez Expansion, effects unknown", Nature, News in focus, 1 Jan 2015.
"La invasión que viene de Suez" La Vanguardia, Tendencias, 30 Nov 2014.
"Under the ships in the Suez Canal", The New York Times, Opinion Pages, 12 Nov 2014.

About the telomeres of Coscinasterias tenuispina
"Una espècie d'estrella de mar del litoral gironí rejoveneix quan es reprodueix", Diari de Girona, 21 Jul 2015.
"Un tipus d'estrella de mar del litoral gironí rejoveneix quan es reprodueix", Regió7, 20 Jul 2015.
"KLONENDE SEESTERNE: Forscher sind dem Rätsel der ewigen Jugend auf der Spur", Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung, 15 Jul 2015.
"Ученые раскрыли секрет вечной молодости морских звезд", noticia.ru, 7 Jul 2015.
"La Costa Brava, invadida por estrellas de mar clónicas e ‘inmortales’", 20 minutos, 4 Jul 2015.
"Warum sexuelle Fortpflanzung den Seesternen nicht gut tut", Badische Zeitung, 2 Jul 2015.
"Klonen statt Fortpflanzung: Seesterne leben länger ohne Sex", n-tv, Wissen, 29 Jun 2015.
"Cloning Leads To More Longevity Than Sexual Reproduction", Science 2.0, 26 Jun 2015.
"Sex macht schneller alt", Südwest Presse, 26 Jun 2015.
"Bintang Laut Kunci Kemudaan Kekal yang Dicari Manusia", CNN Indonesia, Gaya Hidup, Berita Tren, 26 Jun 2015.
"Zeesterren die zichzelf klonen leven langer", Scientias, 26 Jun 2015.
"Sexless starfish live longer", United Press International, 25 Jun 2015.
"科学家发现海星能够“返老还童”", 科技频道_腾讯网, 25 Jun 2015.
"The key to eternal youth? STARFISH may hold the secret after scientists discover they can live for hundreds of years without ageing", Mail, Health, 22 Jun 2015.
"Starfish that clone themselves live longer", University of Gothenburg, 18 Jun 2015.