• 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]


  • Movilla J, Calvo E, Pelejero C, Coma R, Ribes M. Evaluación del problema de la acidificación en el Mediterráneo mediante series temporales de pH y experimentos con corales. In: Sigró et al, editors. Cambio climático regional y sus impactos. Tarragona: Asociación Española de Climatología (AEC). 183-188. [More]



  • Cox E. F, Ribes M, Kinzie-III R. A. Temporal and spatial scaling of planktonic responses to nutrient inputs into a subtropical embayment. Marine Ecology Progress Series 2006;324. [More] [PDF version, authorized staff only]
  • Coma R, Linares C, Ribes M, Diaz D, Garrabou J, Ballesteros E. Consequences of a mass mortality in populations of Eunicella singularis (Cnidaria: Octocorallia) in Menorca (NW Mediterranean). Marine Ecology Progress Series 2006;327. [More] [PDF version, authorized staff only]


  • Ribes M, Coma R, Atkinson M, Kinzie-III R. A. Sponges and ascidians control removal of particulate organic nitrogen from coralreef waterr. Limnol. Oceanogr. 2005;50(5):1480-1489. [More] [PDF version, authorized staff only]


  • Rossi S, Ribes M, Coma R, Gili J. Temporal variability in zooplankton prey capture rate of the passive suspension feeder Leptogorgia sarmentosa (Cnidaria: Octocorallia), a case study. Mar Biol 2004;144:89-99. [More] [PDF version, authorized staff only]
  • Coma R, Pola E, Ribes M, Zabala M. Long-term assessment of temperate octocoral mortality patterns, protected vs. unprotected areas. ECOLOGICAL APPLICATIONS 2004;14(5):1466-1478. [More] [PDF version, authorized staff only]


  • Ribes M, Coma R, Atkinson M. J, Kinzie-III R. A. Particle removal by coral reef communities: picoplankton is a major source of nitrogen. Mar Ecol Prog Ser 2003;257:13-23. [More] [PDF version, authorized staff only]
  • Ribes M, Coma R, Rossi S. Natural feeding of the temperate asymbiotic octocoral-gorgonian Leptogorgia sarmentosa (Cnidaria: Octocorallia). Mar Ecol Prog Ser 2003;254:141-150. [More] [PDF version, authorized staff only]
  • Coma R, Ribes M. Seasonal energetic constraints in Mediterranean benthic suspension feeders: effects at different levels of ecological organization. Oikos 2003;101:205-215. [More] [PDF version, authorized staff only]