• 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. [More] [PDF version, authorized staff only]
  • Movilla J, Calvo E, Coma R, Serrano E, López-Sanz A, Pelejero C. Annual response of two Mediterranean azooxanthellate temperate corals to low-pH and high-temperature conditions. Marine Biology 2016. [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]


  • 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]


  • Linares C, Cebrian E, Coma R. Effects of turf algae on recruitment and juvenile survival of gorgonian corals. Marine Ecology Progress Series 2012;452:81-88. [More]
  • 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]


  • Ribes M, Coma R, Rossi S, Micheli M. Cycle of gonadal development in Eunicella singularis (Cnidaria: Octocorallia): trends in sexual reproduction in gorgonians. Invertebrate Biology 2007;126(4):307-317. [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]