7 Works

Source data and code for: Climate change transforms the functional identity of Mediterranean coralligenous assemblages

Daniel Gómez-Gras, Cristina Linares, Maria Dornelas, Joshua S. Madin, Viviana Brambilla, Jean-Baptiste Ledoux, Nathaniel Bensoussan, Paula López-Sendino & Joaquim Garrabou
We used five long-term (>10 years) records of Mediterranean coralligenous assemblages in a multi-taxa, trait-based analysis to investigate MHW-driven changes in functional structure. We show that, despite stability in functional richness (i.e., the range of species functional traits), MHW-impacted assemblages experienced long-term directional changes in functional identity (i.e., their dominant trait values). Declining traits included large sizes, long lifespans, arborescent morphologies, filter feeding strategies or calcified skeletons. These traits, which were mostly supported by few...

SAGA10W Cruise, RV Sarmiento de Gamboa

Mikhail Emelianov &
Oceanographic data acquired during the SAGA10W Cruise (29SG20210308) on board the Research Vessel Sarmiento de Gamboa in 2021.

The impact of estimator choice: Disagreement in clustering solutions across K estimators for Bayesian analysis of population genetic structure across a wide range of empirical datasets

Kathryn Stankiewicz, Kate Vasquez Kuntz, Jean-Baptiste Ledoux, Didier Aurelle, Joaquim Garrabou, Yuichi Nakajima, Mikael Dahl, Yuna Zayasu, Sabri Jaziri, Federica Costantini & Iliana Baums
The software program STRUCTURE is one of the most cited tools for determining population structure. To infer the optimal number of clusters from STRUCTURE output, the ΔK method is often applied. However, a recent study relying on simulated microsatellite data suggested that this method has a downward bias in its estimation of K and is sensitive to uneven sampling. If this finding holds for empirical datasets, conclusions about the scale of gene flow may have...

SUMMIT Cruise, RV García del Cid

Rafel Simó &
Oceanographic data acquired during the SUMMIT Cruise (29GD20210610) on board the Research Vessel García del Cid in 2021.

Data from: Population collapse of habitat-forming species in the Mediterranean: a long-term study of gorgonian populations affected by recurrent marine heatwaves

Daniel Gómez-Gras
Understanding the resilience of temperate reefs to climate change requires exploring the recovery capacity of their habitat-forming species from recurrent marine heatwaves (MHWs). Here, we show that, in a Mediterranean highly enforced Marine Protected Area established more than 40 years ago, habitat-forming octocoral populations that were firstly affected by a severe MHW in 2003 have not recovered after 15 years. Contrarily, they have followed collapse trajectories that have brought them to the brink of local...

MIAU-DCM Cruise, RV García del Cid

Josep M. Gasol &
Oceanographic data acquired during the MIAU-DCM Cruise (29GD20210601) on board the Research Vessel García del Cid in 2021.

BIOMAP Cruise, RV García del Cid

Emilio García Ladona &
Oceanographic data acquired during the BIOMAP Cruise (29GD20210909) on board the Research Vessel García del Cid in 2021.

Registration Year

  • 2021

Resource Types

  • Dataset


  • Institute of Marine Sciences
  • Marine Technology Unit
  • Institut de Ciències del Mar
  • The Arctic University of Norway
  • University of Bologna
  • University of Hawaii at Manoa
  • University of Barcelona
  • Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology
  • University of St Andrews
  • Aix-Marseille University