• Crisci C, Ledoux J. -, Mokhtar-Jamaï K, Bally M, Bensoussan N, Aurelle D et al. Regional and local environmental conditions do not shape the response to warming of a marine habitat-forming species. Scientific Reports 2017;DOI:10.1038/s41598-017-05220-4. [More] [PDF version, authorized staff only]
  • Grupstra C. G, Coma R, Ribes M, Leydet K. P, Parkinson J. E, McDonald K et al. Evidence for coral range expansión accompanied by reduced diversity of Symbiodinium genotypes. Coral Reefs 2017;DOI: 10.1007/s00338-017-1589-2. [More] [PDF version, authorized staff only]
  • Morganti T, Coma R, Yahel G, Ribes M. Trophic niche separation that facilitates co-existence of high and low microbial abundance sponges is revealed by in situ study of carbón and nitrogen fluxes. Limnology and Oceanography 2017:doi: 10.1002/lno.105. [More] [PDF version, authorized staff only]
  • Serrano E, Ribes M, Coma R. Recurrent partial mortality events in winter shape the dynamics of the zooxanthellate coral Oculina patagonica at a high latitude in the Mediterranean. Coral Reefs 2017;36:27-38. [More] [PDF version, authorized staff only]


  • Bernardello R, Serrano E, Coma R, Ribes M, Bahamon N. A comparison of remote sensing SST and in situ seawater temperature in near-shore habitats in the Western in the Mediterranean Sea. Marine Ecology Progress Series 2016;559:21-34. [More] [PDF version, authorized staff only]
  • Morganti T, Yahel G, Ribes M, Coma R. “VacuSIP”, an improved “InEx” method for in situ measurement of particulate and dissolved compounds processed by active suspension feeders. Journal of Visualized Experiments 2016. [More] [PDF version, authorized staff only]
  • Ribes M, Calvo E, Movilla J, Logares R, Coma R, Pelejero C. Restructuring of the sponge microbiome favors tolerance to ocean acidification. Environmental Microbiology Reports 2016;8:536-544. [More] [PDF version, authorized staff only]


  • Erwin P. M, Coma R, López-Sendino P, Serrano E, Ribes M. Stable symbionts across the HMA-LMA dichotomy: Low seasonal and inter-annual variation in sponge-associated bacteria from taxonomically diverse hosts. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 2015;91. [More] [PDF version, authorized staff only]
  • Ribes M, Dziallas C, Coma R, Riemann L. Microbial diversity and putative diazotrophy in high- and low-microbial-abundance Mediterranean sponges. Applied Environmental Microbiology 2015;81:5683-5693. [More] [PDF version, authorized staff only]
  • Coma R, Llorente-Llurba E, Serrano E, Gili J. M, Ribes M. Natural heterotrophic feeding by a temperate octocoral with symbiotic zooxanthellae: a contribution to understand the mechanisms of die-off events. Coral Reefs 2015;34:549-560. [More] [PDF version, authorized staff only]


  • Alexander B. E, Liebrand K, Osinga R, Van der Geest H. G, Admiraal W, Cleutjens J et al. Cell turnover and detritus production in marine sponges from tropical and temperate benthic ecosystems. PLos ONE 2014;9(10):e109486. [More] [PDF version, authorized staff only]
  • Mueller B, De Goeij J. M, Vermeij M. J, Mulders Y, Van der Ent E, Ribes M et al. Natural diet of coral-excavating sponges consists mainly of disolved organic carbon. PLoS ONE 2014;9(2):e90152. [More] [PDF version, authorized staff only]


  • Björk J. R, Díez-Vives C, Coma R, Ribes M, Montoya J. Specificity and temporal dynamics of complex bacteria-sponge symbiotic interactions. Ecology 2013;94:2781-2791. [More] [PDF version, authorized staff only]
  • Serrano E, Coma R, Ribes M, Weitzmann B, García M, Ballesteros E. Rapid northward spread of a zooxanthellate coral enhanced by artificial structures and sea warming in the Western Mediterranean. PLoS ONE 2013;8(1):e52739. [More] [PDF version, authorized staff only]


  • Maldonado M, Ribes M, Van Duyl F. C. Nutrient fluxes through sponges: biology, budgets and ecological implications. In: Becerro et al, editors. Advances in Marine Biology, Vol. 62. Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Academic Press. 113-182. [More] [PDF version, authorized staff only]
  • Ribes M, Jiménez E, Yahel G, López-Sendino P, Diez B, Massana R et al. Functional convergence of microbes associated to temperate marine sponges. Environmental Microbiology 2012;14:1224-1239. [More] [PDF version, authorized staff only]
  • Serrano E, Coma R, Ribes M. A phase shift from macroalgal to coral dominance in the Mediterranean. Coral Reefs 2012:1-1. [More] [PDF version, authorized staff only]
  • Movilla J, Calvo E, Pelejero C, Coma R, Serrano E, Fernández-Vallejo P et al. Calcification reduction and recovery in native and non-native Mediterranean corals in response to ocean acidification. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 2012;438:144-153. [More] [PDF version, authorized staff only]


  • Coma R, Serrano E, Linares C, Ribes M, Díaz D, Ballesteros E. Sea urchins predation facilitates coral invasion in a marine reserve. PLoS ONE 2011;6(7):e22017, doi:10.1371/. [More] [PDF version, authorized staff only]
  • Calvo E, Simo R, Coma R, Ribes M, Pascual J, Sabates A et al. Effects of climate change on Mediterranean marine ecosystems: the case of the Catalan Sea. Climate Research 2011;50:1-29. [More] [PDF version, authorized staff only]


  • Simó R, Calvo E, Ribes M, Pelejero C, Coma R, Pascual J. Ecosistemes Marins. In: Llebot, E. J, editors. Segon informe sobre el canvi climàtic a Catalunya. Generalitat de Catalunya and Institut d’Estudis Catalans. 469-502. [More]
  • Serrano E, Coma R, Ribes M. L’expansió del corall invasor Oculina patagonica. In: Giralt, J., editors. Historia Natural dels països catalans. Fundació Enciclopèdia Catalana. 16-18. [More]
  • Coma R, Ribes M, Serrano E. Els episodis de mortalitat massiva en la comunitat del coral.ligen. In: Giralt, J., editors. Historia Natural dels països catalans. Fundació Enciclopèdia Catalana. 16-18. [More]


  • Garrabou J, Coma R, Bensoussan N, Bally M, Chevaldonné P, Cigliano M et al. Mass mortality in Northwestern Mediterranean rocky benthic communities: effects of the 2003 heat wave. Global Change Biology 2009;15:1090–1103. [More] [PDF version, authorized staff only]
  • Coma R, Ribes M, Serrano E, Jiménez E, Salat J, Pascual J. Global warming-enhanced stratification and mass mortality events in the Mediterranean. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 2009;106(15):6176-6181. [More] [PDF version, authorized staff only]