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REFEREED SCIENTIFIC PAPERS : (*denotes student advisees)

  1. F. Tomas^, B. Martínez-Crego^, G. Hernan*, R. Santos. 2015. Responses of seagrass to anthropogenic and natural disturbances do not equally translate to its consumers. (^ equally contributing authors). Global Change Biology 21: 4021-4030
  2. Sampeiro-Ramos, G.*, Olsen Y., F. Tomas, Marbà N. 2015. Ecophysiological responses of three Mediterranean invasive seaweeds (Acrothamnion preissii, Lophocladia lallemandii and Caulerpa cylindracea) to experimental warming. Marine Pollution Bulletin. In press.
  3. J. Bernardeau-Esteller*, J.M. Ruiz, F. Tomas, J.M. Sandoval-Gil, L. Marín-Guirao. 2015. Photoacclimation of Caulerpa racemosa: light as a limiting factor in the invasion of native Mediterranean seagrass meadows. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 465: 130-141.
  4. Vergés A. ^, Tomas, F. ^, Cebrian E., Ballesteros E., Kizilkaya Z., Dendrinos P., Karamanlidis A.A., Spiegel D., Sala E. 2014. Tropical rabbitfish and the deforestation of a warming temperate sea. (^ equally contributing authors). Journal of Ecology. In press. DOI: 10.1111/1365-2745.12324
  5. Verges A., Steinberg P.D., Poore A.G., Hay M.E., Ballesteros E., Heck K., Booth D., Campbell A.H., Coleman M.A., Feary D:, Figueira W., Langlois T., Mizerek T., Marzinelli E., Mumby P., Nakamura Y., Roughan M., van Sebille E., Sen Gupta A., Smale D., Tomas, F. , Wernberg T., Wilson S.K. The tropicalisation of temperate marine ecosystems: climate-mediated changes in herbivory and community phase shifts. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. 281, 20140846
  6. Ballesteros E., Alcoverro T., Sánchez-Lisazo L., Tomas F., Romero J. Els Alguers. In: Ballesteros E. (ed). Atles d’Ecologia, clima i evolució. Història Natural dels Països Catalans. Enciclopèdia Catalana, Barcelona, Spain., 2013.
  7. Castejón-Silvo, I.*, Domínguez M., Terrados J.,  Tomas, F., Morales-Nin B. Invertebrate response to nutrient-driven epiphytic load increase in Posidonia oceanica meadows. Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science 112: 225-235, 2012.
  8. Prado, P., Tomas, F. , Pinna, S., Farina, S., Roca, G., Ceccherelli, G., Romero. J., Alcoverro, T. Habitat and scale shape the demographic fate of the keystone sea urchin Paracentrotus lividus in Mediterranean macrophyte communities. PLOS One. 7(4): e35170. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0035170, 2012.
  9. Sala E., Ballesteros, E, Dendrinos P., DiFranco A., Ferretti F., Foley D., Fraschetti S., Friedlander A., Garrabou J., Güçlüsoy H., Guidetti P., Halpern B.S., Hereu B., Karamanlidis A.A., Kizilkaya Z., Macpherson E., Mangialajo L., Mariani S., Micheli F., Pais A., Riser K., Rosenberg A., Sales M., Selkoe K.A., Starr R., Tomas, F., Zabala M. The structure of Mediterranean rocky reef ecosystems across environmental and human gradients, and conservation implications. PLOS One. 7(2): e32742. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0032742, 2012.
  10. Verges, A.^, Tomas, F.^, Ballesteros, E. Interactive effects of depth and marine protection on predation and herbivory patterns. (^ equally contributing authors). Marine Ecology Progress Series 450: 55-65, 2012.
  11. Tomas F., Abbott J.M. *, Steinberg C.S. *, Balk M.A. *, Williams S.L., Stachowicz J.J. Plant genotype and nitrogen loading influence seagrass (Zostera marina) productivity, biochemistry, and plant-herbivore interactions. Ecology 92(9): 1807-1817, 2011.
  12. Sales, M., Cebrian E., Tomas F., Ballesteros E. Pollution impacts and recovery potential in three species of the genus Cystoseira (Fucales, Heterokonphyta). Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science 92(3): 347-357, 2011.
  13. Tomas, F., Cebrian, E., Ballesteros, E. Differential herbivory of invasive algae by native fish in the Mediterranean Sea. Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science 92(1): 27-34, 2011.
  14. Manzanera, M., Alcoverro, T., Tomas, F., Romero, J. Response of Posidonia oceanica to burial dynamics. Marine Ecology Progress Series 423: 47-56, 2011.
  15. Tomas, F., Box, A., Terrados, J. Effects of invasive seaweeds on feeding preference and performance of a keystone Mediterranean herbivore. Biological Invasions 13: 1559-1570 , 2011.
  16. Cebrian, E., Ballesteros, E., Linares, C., Tomas, F. Do native herbivores provide biotic resistance to Mediterranean marine bioinvasions? A seaweed example. Biological Invasions 13(6) 1397-1408, 2011.
  17. Gacia, E., Costalago, D., Piorno, D., Prado, P., Tomas, F. Mesograzers in Posidonia oceanica meadows: an update on gastropod-epiphyte-seagrass interactions. Botanica Marina special issue on Mediterranean Seagrasses. 52 (5):439-447, 2009.
  18. Ruiz, J.M., Pérez, M., Romero, J., Tomas, F. Importance of herbivory on seagrass (Posidonia oceanica) decline near a fish farm: an experimental approach. Botanica Marina special issue on Mediterranean Seagrasses. 52 (5): 449–458, 2009.
  19. Farina, S. *, Tomas, F., Prado, P. *, Alcoverro, T., Romero, J. Seagrass meadow structure alters interactions between the sea urchin Paracentrotus lividus and its predators. Marine Ecology Progress Series 377: 131-137, 2009.
  20. Prado, P. *, Farina, S. *, Tomas, F., Alcoverro, T., Romero, J. Marine protection and meadow size alter fish herbivory in seagrass ecosystems. Marine Ecology Progress Series 371:11-21, 2008.
  21. Prado, P. *, Tomas, F., Alcoverro, T., Romero, J. Extensive direct measurements of Posidonia oceanica defoliation confirm the importance of herbivory in temperate seagrass meadows. Marine Ecology Progress Series 340: 63-71, 2007.
  22. Tomas, F., Álvarez-Cascos, D. *, Turon, X., Romero, J. Differential element assimilation by sea urchins Paracentrotus lividus in seagrass beds: implications for trophic interactions. Marine Ecology Progress Series 306:125-131, 2006.
  23. Tomas, F., Turon, X., Romero, J. Seasonal and small–scale spatial variability of herbivore pressure on the temperate seagrass Posidonia oceanica (L.) Delile. Marine Ecology Progress Series 301: 95-107, 2005.
  24. Tomas, F., Turon, X., Romero, J. Effects of herbivores on a Posidonia oceanica seagrass meadow: importance of epiphytes. Marine Ecology Progress Series 287: 115-125. 2005.
  25. Tomas, F., Romero, J., Turon, X. Experimental evidence that intraspecific competition in seagrass meadows reduces reproductive potential in the sea urchin Paracentrotus lividus (Lamarck). Scientia Marina 69 (4): 475-484, 2005.
  26. Tomas, F., Romero, J., Turon, X. Settlement and recruitment of the sea urchin Paracentrotus lividus in two contrasting habitats in the Mediterranean. Marine Ecology Progress Series 282: 173 – 184, 2004.
  27. Invers, O., Tomas, F., Pérez, M., Romero, J. Potential effect of increased CO2 availability on the depth distribution of the seagrass Posidonia oceanica (L.) Delile: a tentative assessment using a carbon balance model. Bulletin of Marine Science 71 (3): 1191-1198, 2002.
  28. Invers, O.Tomas, F., Pérez, M., Romero, J. Potential effect of increased CO2 availability on the depth distribution of the seagrass Posidonia oceanica (L.) Delile. Biologia Marina Mediterranea 7(2): 70-74    

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