Scientific publications


  • Artigas M.L., C. Llebot, O.N. Ross, N.Z. Neszi, V. Rodellas, J. Garcia-Orellana, P. Masqué, J. Piera, M. Estrada, E. Berdalet. 2014. Understanding the spatio-temporal variability of phytoplankton biomass  distribution in a microtidal Mediterranean estuary. Deep-Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in  Oceanography, 101, 180-192. DOI: 10.1016/j.dsr2.2014.01.006

  • Estrada, M., Latasa, M., Emelianov, M., Gutiérrez-Rodríguez, A., Fernández-Castro, B., Isern-Fontanet, J., Mouriño-Carballido, B., Salat, J., Vidal, M. 2014. Seasonal and mesoscale variability of primary production in the deep winter-mixing region of the NW Mediterranean. Deep-Sea Research Part I, 94: 45-61.

  • Gallisai, R., Peters, P., Volpe, G., Basart, S., Baldasano, J.M. 2014. Saharan Dust Deposition May Affect Phytoplankton Growth in the Mediterranean Sea at Ecological Time Scales. PLoS ONE. 9, e110762. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0110762.

  • Guieu, C., Aumont, O., Paytan, A., Bopp, L., Law, C.S., Mahowald, N., Achterberg, E.P., Marañón, E., Salihoglu, B., Crise, A., Wagener, T., Herut, B., Desboeufs, K., Kanakidou, M., Olgun, N., Peters, F., Pulido-Villena, E., Tovar-Sanchez, A., Völker, C. 2014. The significance of the episodic nature of atmospheric deposition to Low Nutrient Low Chlorophyll regions. Global Biogeochemical Cycles. 28: 1179-1198. doi: 10.1002/2014GB004852.

  • Llebot C., F.J. Rueda, J. Solé, M.L. Artigas, M. Estrada. 2014. Hydrodynamic states in a wind-driven microtidal estuary (Alfacs Bay)Journal of Sea Research, 85, 263-276. DOI: 10.1016/j.seares.2013.05.010 

  • Raine R., E. Berdalet, M. McManus, H. Yamazaki (Guest Editors). 2014. Deep-Sea Research, Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography. Special issue: Harmful Algal Blooms in Stratified Systems. 101, 1-254. 

  • Romero, E., Peters, F., Arin, L., Guillén, J. 2014. Decreased seasonality and high variability of coastal plankton dynamics in an urban location of the NW Mediterranean. Journal of Sea Research, 88, 130-143. DOI: 10.1016/j.seares.2014.01.010


  • Arin L, Guillén J, Segura-Noguera M, Estrada M. 2013. Open sea hydrographic forcing of nutrient and phytoplankton dynamics in a Mediterranean coastal ecosystem. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 133, 116:128.

  • Berdalet E., M.A. McManus, O.N. Ross, H. Burchard, F.P. Chavez, J.S. Jaffe, I.R. Jenkinson, R. Kudela, I. Lips, U. Lips, A. Lucas, D. Rivas, M.C. Ruiz-de la Torre, J. Ryan, J.M. Sullivan, H. Yamazaki. 2014. Understanding harmful algae in stratified systems: Review of progress and future directions. Deep-Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography, 101, 4-20. DOI: 10.1016/j.dsr2.2013.09.042 

  • Cros, L., Estrada, M. 2013. Holo-heterococcolithophore life cycles: ecological implications. Marine Ecology- Progress Series, 492: 57-68.

  • Romero, E., Peters, F., Guadayol, O. 2013. The interplay between short-term, mild physicochemical forcing and plankton dynamics in a coastal area. Limnology & Oceanography. 58: 903-920.

  • Ryan J.P., M.A. McManus, R.M. Kudela, M. Lara Artigas, J.G. Bellingham, F.P. Chavez, G. Doucette, D. Foley, M. Godin, J.B.J. Harvey, R. Marin III, M. Messié, C. Mikulski, T. Pennington, F .Pya, K. Rajan, I. Shulman, Z. Wange, Y. Zhang. 2014. Boundary influences on HAB phytoplankton ecology in a stratification-enhanced upwelling shadow. Deep-Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography, 101, 63-79. DOI: 10.1016/j.dsr2.2013.01.017.


  • Gallisai, R., Peters, F., Basart, S., Baldasano, J.M. 2012. Mediterranean basin-wide correlations between Saharan dust deposition and ocean chlorophyll concentration. Biogeosciences Discuss. 9: 8611-8639

  • Gasol, J.M., Massana, R., Simó, R., Marrasé, C., Acinas, S.G., Pedrós-Alió, C., Pelejero, C., Sala, M.M., Calvo, E., Vaqué, D., Peters, F. 2012. Blanes Bay (Site 55). In: O’Brien, T.D., W.K.Li & X.A.G. Morán (eds). ICES Phytoplankton and Microbial Ecology Status Report 2010/2012. ICES Cooperative Research Report No. 313. pp.138-141.

  • Romero, E., Peters, F., Marrasé, C. 2012. Dynamic forcing of coastal plankton by nutrient imbalances and match-mismatch between nutrients and turbulence. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 464: 69-87.

  • Segura, M., D.Blasco, J.M.Fortuño. 2012. An improved energy-dispersive X-ray microanalysis methodology for analyzing simultaneously carbon, nitrogen, oxygen, phosphorus, sulfur and other cation and anion concentrations on single natural marine microplankton cells. Limnology and Oceanography: Methods, 10, 1-15.

  • Sheldon, J.E., Griffith, P.C., Peters, F., Sheldon, W.M.Jr., Blanton, J.O., Amft, J., Pomeroy, L.R. 2012. Southeastern U.S.A. continental shelf respiratory rates revisited. Biogeochemistry. 107: 501-506. doi: 10.1007/s10533-010-9552-0.

  • Vila-Reixach, G., Gasol, JM., Cardelús, C., Vidal, M. 2012. Seasonal dynamics and net production of dissolved organic carbon in an oligotrophic coastal environment. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 456: 7-19. 10.3354/meps09677


  • Berdalet, E., Llaveria, G., Simó, R. 2011. Modulation of small-scale turbulence on methylsulfoniopropionate (DMSP) concentration in an Alexandrium minutum (Dinophyceae) culture: link with toxin production. Harmful Algae 10: 88-95.

  • Llebot, C.; Solé, J.; Delgado, M.; Fernàndez–Tejedor, M.; Camp, J.; Estrada, M. 2011. Hydrographical forcing and phytoplankton variability in two semi-enclosed estuarine bays. Journal of Marine Systems, 86: 69-86. 

  • Romero, E., Peters, F., Marrasé, C., Guadayol, O., Gasol, J.M., Weinbauer, M.G. 2011. Coastal Mediterranean plankton stimulation dynamics through a dust storm event: An experimental simulation. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science. 93: 27-39.

  • Segura-Noguera, M., Cruzado, A., Blasco, D. 2011. Nutrient preservation, analysis precision and quality control of an oceanographic database of inorganic nutrients, dissolved oxygen and chlorophyll a from the NW Mediterranean Sea. Scientia Marina, vol 75 (29): 325-339.


  • Estrada, M., Solé, J., Anglès, S., and Garcés, E. 2010. The role of resting cysts in Alexandrium minutum population dynamics. Deep Sea Research Part II- Topical Studies in Oceanography, 57, 308-321.

  • Gutiérrez-Rodríguez, A., Latasa, M., Estrada, M., Vidal, M., Marrasé, C. 2010. Carbon fluxes through major phytoplankton groups during the spring bloom and post-bloom in the Northwestern Mediterranean Sea. Deep-Sea Research I, 57: 486-500. 

  • Iversen, K.R., Primicerio, R., Larsen, A., Egge, J.K., Peters, F., Guadayol, Ò., Jacobsen, A., Havskum, H., Marrasé, C. 2010. Effects of small-scale turbulence on lower trophic levels under different nutrient conditions. Journal of Plankton Research. 32: 197-208. doi: 10.1093/plankt/fbp113.

  • Latasa M.; Scharek, R.; Vidal, M.; Vila, G.; Gutiérrez, A.; Emelianov, M.; Gasol, JM. 2010. Preferences of phytoplankton groups for waters of different trophic status in the northwestern Mediterranean Sea.Marine Ecology-Progress Series. 407, pp. 27. 

  • Lekunberri, I., Lefort, T., Romero, E., Vázquez-Domínguez, E., Romera-Castillo, C., Marrasé, C., Peters, F., Weinbauer, M., Gasol, J.M. 2010. Effects of a dust deposition event on coastal marine microbial abundance and activity, bacterial community structure and ecosystem function. Journal of Plankton Research. 32: 381-396. doi: 10.1093/plankt/fbp137.

  • Lekunberri, I., Calvo-Díaz, A., Teira, E., Morán, X.A.G., Peters, F., Nieto-Cid, M., Espinoza-González, O., Teixeira, I.G., Gasol, J.M. 2010. Changes in bacterial activity and community composition caused by exposure to a simulated oil spill in micro- and mesocosm experiments. Aquatic Microbial Ecology. 59: 169-183. doi: 10.3354/ame01380.

  • Llaveria, G., Garcés, E., Ross, O.N., Figueroa, R., Sampedro, N., Berdalet, E. 2010. Significance of small-scale turbulence for parasite infectivity on dinoflagellates. Marine Ecology- Progress Series. 412: 45-56.

  • Llebot, C., Spitz, Y., Solé, J., Estrada, M. 2010. The role of inorganic nutrients and dissolved organic phosphorus in the phytoplankton dynamics of a Mediterranean Bay. A modelling study. Journal of Marine Systems, 83: 192-209.

  • Peters, F. 2010. On some relationships between storms and plankton dynamics. Advances in Geosciences. 26: 33-38.


  • Guadayol, Ò., Peters, F., Stiansen, J.E, Marrasé, C., Lohrmann, A. 2009. Evaluation of oscillating grids and orbital shakers as means to generate isotropic and homogeneous small-scale turbulence in laboratory enclosures commonly used in plankton studies. Limnology and Oceanography: Methods. 7: 287-303. doi: LOM-07-11-0119.R1.

  • Guadayol, O., Peters, F., Marrasé, C., Gasol, J.M., Roldán, C., Berdalet, E., Massana, R., Sabata, A. 2009. Episodic meteorological and nutrient-load events as drivers of coastal planktonic ecosystem dynamics: a time series analysis. Marine Ecology- Progress Series. 381: 139-155

  • Guadayol, O., Marrasé, C., Peters, F., Berdalet, E., Roldán, C., Sabata, A. 2009. Responses of coastal osmotrophic planktonic communities to simulated events of turbulence and nutrient load throughout a year. Journal of Plankton Research. 31: 583-600.

  • Kleijne, A. and Cros, L. (2009) Ten new extant species of the coccolithophore Syracosphaera and a revised classification scheme for the genus. Micropaleontology, 55 (5): 425-462. 

  • Llaveria, G., Figueroa, R., Garcés, E., Berdalet, E. 2009. Cell cycle and cell mortality on Alexandrium minutum (Dinophyceae) under small-scale turbulence. J. Phycol. 45(5): 1106-1115.

  • Pedrotti, M.L., Peters, F., Beauvais, S., Vidal, M., Egge, J., Jacobsen, A., Marrasé, C. 2010. Effects of nutrients and turbulence on the production of transparent exopolymer particles: a mesocosm study. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 419: 57-69. doi: 10.3354/meps08840.

  • Solé, J., Turiel, A., Estrada, M., Llebot, C., Blasco, D., Camp, J., Delgado, M., Fernández-Tejedor, M., Diogène, J. 2009. Climatic forcing on hydrography of a Mediterranean bay (Alfacs Bay). Continental Shelf Research, 29: 1786–1800.

  • Vaqué, D., Guadayol, Ò., Peters, F., Felipe, J., Malits, A., Pedrós-Alió, C. 2009. Differential response of grazing and bacterial heterotrophic production to experimental warming in Antarctic waters. Aquatic Microbial Ecology. 54: 101-112. doi: 10.3354/ame01259.