ReSilience of long-lived MARine sTructural species in a changing world: towards a sustainable coastal management and restoration (SMART)


Núria Teixidó Ullod is postdoctoral researcher (Beatriu de Pinós program) at the University of Barcelona’s Department of Ecology and at the ICM from the CSIC. Her main research activity is related to the ecology of benthic communities, with a focus on their structure and dynamics under the influence of disturbances associated with global change. This line began during her PhD thesis at the Alfred Wegener Institute (Germany), with the implementation of landscape ecology techniques in Antarctic benthic communities, and was complemented by her postdoctoral scientific work at the Centre d’Océanologie de Marseille. Her present research focuses on biodiversity and temporal patterns of highly diverse benthic communities in the NW Mediterranean and their dynamics at large spatial and temporal scales. To obtain this information, she carries out studies on demography and landscape and community ecology, using photographic image analysis.

Selected publications:

  • Teixidó, N., Garrabou, J., Harmelin, J.G. (2011) Low Dynamics, High Longevity and Persistence of Sessile Structural Species Dwelling on Mediterranean Coralligenous Outcrops. PLoS ONE 6(8): e23744. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0023744
  • Teixido, N., Pineda, M.C., Garrabou, J. (2009) Decadal demographic trends of a long-lived temperate encrusting sponge. Marine Ecology Progress Series 375: 113–124.
  • Teixido, N., Garrabou, J., Gutt, J., Arntz, WE. (2007) Impact of iceberg disturbance and successional spatial patterns: the case of the deep Antarctic benthic communities. Ecosystems 10: 143-158.
  • Teixidó, N., Gili, J.M., Urizm, M.J., Gutt, J., Arntz, W. (2006) Observations of asexual reproductive strategies in Antarctic hexactinellid sponges from ROV video records. Deep Sea Research II: 972-984.
  • Teixidó, N., Garrabou, J., Gutt, J., Arntz, W.E. (2004) Recovery in Antarctic benthos after disturbance: trends in benthic composition, abundance, and growth forms. Marine Ecology Progress Series 278: 1-16.


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