Scientific publications


  • BELMAR, O., MATEU, D., BOIX, D. & SALA, J. 2022.  The presence of Dolomedes plantarius (Clerck, 1757) (Araneae: Pisauridae) in the Ebro Delta extends its distribution in the Iberian Peninsula southwards. Limnetica, 41: 139-145.
  • DONAIRE-BARROSO, D., HERNANDEZ, A. & ESCORIZA, D. 2022. Shedding light on a threatened midwife toad: fine-scale niche modelling of the Moroccan endemic Alytes maurus (Pasteur and Bons, 1962). African Journal of Herpetology, 71 (1): 83-93.
  • EPELE, L.B., GRECH, M.G., WILLIAMS-SUBIZA, E.A., STENERT, C., MCLEAN, K., GREIG, H.S., MALTCHIK, L., PIRES, M.M., BIRD, M.S., BOISSEZON, A., BOIX, D., DEMIERRE, E., GARCÍA, P.E., GASCÓN, S., JEFFRIES, M., KNEITEL, J.M., LOSKUTOVA, O., MANZO, L.M., MATALONI, G., MLAMBO, M.C., OERTLI, B., SALA, J., SCHEIBLER, E.E., WU, H., WISSINGER, S.A. & BATZER, D.P. 2022. Perils of life on the edge: Climatic threats to global diversity patterns of wetland macroinvertebrates. Science of The Total Environment, 820: 153052.
  • GUZMAN, L.M., THOMPSON, P.L., VIANA, D.S., VANSCHOENWINKEL, B., HORVÁTH, Z., PTACNIK, R., JELIAZKOV, A., GASCÓN, S., LEMMENS, P., ANTON-PARDO, M., LANGENHEDER, S., DE MEESTER, L. & CHASE, J.M. 2022. Accounting for temporal change in multiple biodiversity patterns improves the inference of metacommunity processes. Ecology, 103: e3683.
  • MEREDITH, W., CASAMITJANA, X., QUINTANA, X.D. & MENCIÓ, A. 2022. Effects of morphology and sediment permeability on coastal lagoons’ hydrological patterns. Journal of Hydrology, 612: 128259.


  • ANTÓN-PARDO, M., MUŠKA, M., JŮZA, T., VEJŘÍKOVÁ, I., VEJŘÍK, L., BLABOLIL, P., ČECHB, M., DRAŠTÍK, V., FROUZOVÁ, J., HOLUBOVÁ, M., ŘÍHA M., SAJDLOVÁ, Z., ŠMEJKAL, M. & PETERKA, J. 2021.  Diel changes in vertical and horizontal distribution of cladocerans in two deep lakes during early and late summer. Science of the Total Environment, 751: 141601.
  • BOADELLA, J., BUTTURINI, A., COMPTE, J., GIONCHETTA, G., PERUJO, N., QUINTANA, X.D. & ROMANÍ, A.M. 2021.  Different microbial functioning in natural versus man-made Mediterranean coastal lagoons in relation to season. Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science, 259: 107434.
  • CUNILLERA-MONTCUSÍ, D., BORTHAGARAY, A.I., BOIX, D., GASCÓN, S., SALA, J., TORNERO, I., QUINTANA, X.D. & ARIM, M. 2021.  Metacommunity resilience against simulated gradients of wildfire: disturbance intensity and species dispersal ability determine landscape recover capacity. Ecography, 44(7): 1022-1034.
  • CUNILLERA-MONTCUSÍ, D., BOIX, D., TORNERO, I., QUINTANA, X.D., SALA, J. & GASCÓN, S. 2021. Recovery of temporary pond alpha and beta diversity after wildfire disturbance: the role of dispersal and recolonization processes. Inland Waters, 11: 522-537.
  • DJITLI, Y., BOIX, D., MILLA, A., MARNICHE, F., TORNERO, I., CUNILLERA-MONTCUSÍ, D., SALA, J., GASCÓN, S., QUINTANA, X.D. & DAOUDI-HACINI, S. 2021. Annual cycle of water quality and macroinvertebrate composition in Algerian wetlands: a case study of lake Réghaïa (Algeria). Limnetica, 40: 399-415.
  • ESCORIZA, D. 2021. Dispersal patterns of Squamata in the Mediterranean: An evolutionary perspective. Ecology and Evolution, 11: 14733-14743.
  • ESCORIZA, D. & PASCUAL, G. 2021. Habitat occupancy by semi-aquatic reptiles on an aridity gradient in the western Mediterranean. River Research and Applications, 37: 1233-1242.
  • ESCORIZA, D., PASCUAL, G & MESTRE, L. 2021. Climate and habitat niche diversification in a southwest European squamate assemblage. Evolutionary Ecology, 35: 761-777.
  • ESCORIZA, D., POCH, S., SUNYER-SALA, P. & BOIX, D. 2021. Growth patterns of Emys orbicularis across a range of aquatic habitats: a long-term study. Basic and Applied Herpetology, 36: 35-43.
  • ESCORIZA, D., ROUAG, R. & BEN HASSINE, J. 2021. Fine-scale habitat segregation in North African amphibians: the case of Kroumirie, a montane region of northern Algeria and western Tunisia. Herpetology Notes, 14: 1441-1448.
  • ESCORIZA, D., SUNYER, P., POCH, S. & BOIX, D. 2021. Habitat overlap and body condition in aquatic turtles: are there additive effects between invasive and native species? Knowledge & Management of Aquatic Ecosystems, 422: 2.
  • LOPES DA CUNHA, R., SALA, J., MACHADO, M., BOIX, D., MADEIRA, C., MADEIRA, P., CRISTO, M., CANCELA DA FONSECA, L. & CASTILHO, R. 2021. Distinctive genetic signatures of two fairy shrimp species with overlapping ranges in Iberian temporary ponds. Freshwater Biology, 66(9): 1680-1697.
  • QUINTANA, X.D., ANTÓN-PARDO, M., BAS-SILVESTRE, M., BOIX, D., CASAMITJANA, X., COMPTE, J., CUNILLERA-MONTCUSÍ, D., GASCÓN, S., MENCIÓ, A., OBRADOR, B., TORNERO, I. & SALA, J. 2021. Identifying critical transitions in seasonal shifts of zooplankton composition in a confined coastal salt marsh. Aquatic Sciences, 83: 69.


  • ANTON-PARDO, M., HLAVÁČ, D., BAUER, C. & ADÁMEK, Z. 2020. Environmental and biotic variables in carp (Cyprinus carpio) ponds: organic vs. conventional management. Aquaculture International, 28: 1621-1637.
  • BAS-SILVESTRE, M., QUINTANA, X.D., COMPTE, J., GASCÓN, S., BOIX, D., ANTÓN-PARDO, M. & OBRADOR, B. 2020. Ecosystem metabolism dynamics and environmental drivers in Mediterranean confined coastal lagoons. Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science, 245: 106989.
  • BOIX, D., CALHOUN, A.J.K., MUSHET, D.M., BELL, K.P., FITZSIMONS, J.A. & ISSELIN-NONDEDEU, F. 2020. Conservation of Temporary Wetlands. In: Goldstein, M.I. & DellaSala, D.A. (eds.) Encyclopedia of the World’s Biomes, 4: 279-294.  Elsevier. DOI:
  • CUNILLERA-MONTCUSÍ, D., ARIM, M., GASCÓN, S., TORNERO, I., SALA, J., BOIX, D. & BORTHAGARAY, A.I. 2020. Addressing trait selection patterns in temporary ponds in response to wildfire disturbance and seasonal succession.  Journal of Animal Ecology, 89: 2134-2144.
  • CUNILLERA-MONTCUSÍ, D., BOIX, D., SALA. J., COMPTE, J., TORNERO, I., QUINTANA, X.D. & GASCÓN, S. 2020. Large- and small-regional-scale variables interact in the dispersal patterns of aquatic macroinvertebrates from temporary ponds. Aquatic Ecology, 54:1041-1058.
  • ESCORIZA, D., BEN HASSINE, J., BOIX, D. & SALA, J. 2020. Diet of larval Pleurodeles waltl throughout its distributional range. Limnetica, 39 (2): 667-676.
  • ESCORIZA, D., FRANCH, M., RAMOS, S., SUNYER-SALA, P. & BOIX, D. 2020. Demographics and survivorship in the European pond turtle Emys orbicularis: a 31–year study. Herpetological Conservation and Biology, 15 (1): 41-48.
  • MORA-GÓMEZ, J., BOIX, D., DUARTE, S., CÁSSIO, F., PASCOAL, C., ELOSEGUI, A. & ROMANÍ, A.M. 2020. Legacy of summer drought on autumnal leaf litter processing in a temporary Mediterranean stream. Ecosystems, 23: 989-1003.
  • NGUYEN, C.T., VILA-GISPERT, A., QUINTANA, X.D., VAN HOA, A., NGUYEN, T.P. & UT VU, N. 2020. Effects of salinity on species composition of zooplankton on Hau River, Mekong Delta, Vietnam. Annales de Limnologie – International Journal of Limnology, 56: 20.
  • OLMO, C., ANTÓN-PARDO M., ORTELLS, R. & ARMENGOL, X. 2020. Influence of restoration age on egg bank richness and composition: an ex situ experiment. Journal of Plankton Research, 42 (5): 553-563.
  • POCH, S., SUNYER, P., PASCUAL, G., BOIX, D., CAMPOS, M., CRUSET, E., FEO, C., FUENTES, M.A., MOLINA, A., PORCAR, A., PÉREZ-NOVO, I., POU-ROVIRA, Q., RAMOS, S. & ESCORIZA, D. 2020. Alien chelonians in north-eastern Spain: new distributional data. The Herpetological Bulletin 151: 1-5.
  • RODRÍGUEZ-SIERRA, C.M., ANTÓN-PARDO, M., QUINTANA, X.D. & ARMENGOL, X. 2020. Ingesta de microplásticos por el pez exótico Gambusia holbrooki en dos lagunas costeras mediterráneas. Ecosistemas,  29(3): 2097.
  • VECCHIONI, L., SALA, J., ARCULEO, M. & MARRONE, F. 2020. On the occurrence of Eudiaptomus gracilis (G.O. Sars, 1863) (Copepoda: Diaptomidae) in Madeira (Portugal). Limnetica, 39 (2): 571-578.


  • ANTÓN-PARDO, M., ORTEGA, J.C., MELO, A.S. & BINI, L.M. 2019. Global meta‐analysis reveals that invertebrate diversity is higher in permanent than in temporary lentic water bodies. Freshwater Biology, 64: 2234–2246.
  • ÀVILA, N., LÓPEZ-FLORES, R. & QUINTANA, X.D. 2019. Composition of pelagic microbial communities in Mediterranean coastal aquatic ecosystems under extreme drought conditions. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 216:139-147.
  • CABRERA, S., COMPTE, J., GASCÓN, S., BOIX, D., CUNILLERA-MONTCUSÍ, D., BARRERO, L. & QUINTANA, X.D. 2019. How do zooplankton respond to coastal wetland restoration? the case of newly created salt marsh lagoons in la Pletera (NE Catalonia). Limnetica 38(2): 721-741.
  • CASAMITJANA, X., MENCIÓ, A., QUINTANA, X.D., SOLER, D., COMPTE, J., MARTINOY, M. & PASCUAL, J. 2019. Modeling the salinity fluctuations in salt marsh lagoons. Journal of Hydrology, 575:1178-1187.
  • CUNILLERA-MONTCUSÍ, D., GASCÓN, S., TORNERO, I., SALA, J., ÀVILA, N., QUINTANA, X.D. & BOIX, D. 2019. Direct and indirect impacts of wildfire on faunal communities of Mediterranean temporary ponds. Freshwater Biology, 64: 323-334.
  • FUENTES, M.A., TORRENT, L., BARRERA, S. & BOIX, D. 2019. Rapid invasion of the American blue crab Callinectes sapidus Rathbun, 1896 in the North-East of the Iberian Peninsula. BioInvasions Records, 8: 113-118.
  • MENÉNDEZ, M., ABRIL, M., COLLS, M. & QUINTANA, X.D. 2019. Decomposition process in coastal lagoons and their implications for the assessment of ecological health. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems, 29:450-460.
  • OLMO, C., ANTÓN-PARDO, M., ORTELLS, R. & ARMENGOL, X. 2019. Tracking environmental changes in restored Mediterranean dune slacks. Science of the Total Environment, 691: 332-340.


  • BARTRONS, M., ARRANZ, I., CAÑEDO-ARGÜELLES, M., SGARZI, S., LAURIDSEN, T.L., LANDKILDEHUS, F., QUINTANA, X.D., BRUCET, S. & JEPPESEN, E. 2018. Fish shift the feeding behaviour and trophic niche diversification of their prey in subarctic Lake Mývatn, Iceland. Hydrobiologia, 816(1): 243-254.
  • BOIX, D., ESCORIZA, D. & SALA, J. 2018. Contribution to the knowledge of the aquatic fauna of some temporary ponds in the Rif mountains (northern Morocco). Boletín de la Sociedad Entomológica Aragonesa, 63: 271-273.
  • CATALÁN, N., CASAS-RUIZ, J.P., ARCE, M.I., ABRIL, M., BRAVO, A.G., DEL CAMPO, R., ESTÉVEZ, E., FREIXA, A., GIMÉNEZ-GRAU, P., GONZÁLEZ-FERRERAS, A.M., GÓMEZ-GENER, L., LUPON, A., MARTÍNEZ, A., PALACIN-LIZARBE, C., POBLADOR, S., RASINES-LADERO, R., REYES, M., RODRÍGUEZ-CASTILLO, T., RODRÍGUEZ-LOZANO, P., SANPERA-CALBET, I., TORNERO, I. & PASTOR, A. 2018. Behind the scenes: Mechanisms regulating climatic patterns of dissolved organic carbon uptake in headwater streams. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 32(10): 1528-1541.
  • MENCIÓ, A. & BOIX, D. 2018. Response of macroinvertebrate communities to hydrological and hydrochemical alterations in Mediterranean streams. Journal of Hydrology, 566: 566-580.
  • TORNERO, I., BOIX, D., BAGELLA, S., PINTO-CRUZ, C., CARIA, M.C., BELO, A., LUMBRERAS, A., SALA, J., COMPTE, J. & GASCÓN, S. 2018. Dispersal mode and spatial extent influence distance-decay patterns in pond metacommunities. PLoS ONE, 13: e0203119.


  • BOIX, D., CARIA, M.C., GASCÓN, S., MARIANI, M.A., SALA, J., RUHÍ, A., COMPTE, J. & BAGELLA, S. 2017. Contrasting intra-annual patterns of six biotic groups with different dispersal mode and ability in Mediterranean temporary ponds. Marine and Freshwater Research, 68(6):1044-1060.
  • CALHOUN, A.J.K., MUSHET, D.M., BELL, K.P., BOIX, D., FITZSIMONS, J.A. & ISSELIN-NONDEDEU, F. 2017. Temporary wetlands: challenges and solutions to conserving a ‘disappearing’ ecosystem. Biological Conservation, 211: 3-11.
  • CAÑEDO-ARGÜELLES, M., SGARZI, S., ARRANZ, I., QUINTANA, X.D., ERSOY, Z., LANDKILDEHUS, F., LAURIDSEN, T.L., JEPPESEN, E. & BRUCET, S. 2017. Role of predation in biological communities in naturally eutrophic sub-Arctic Lake Mývatn, Iceland. Hydrobiologia, 790(1):213-223.
  • ERSOY, Z., JEPPESEN, E., SGARZI, S., ARRANZ, I., CAÑEDO-ARGÜELLES, M., QUINTANA, X.D., LANDKILDEHUS, F., LAURIDSEN, T.L., BARTRONS, M. & BRUCET, S. 2017. Size-based interactions and trophic transfer efficiency are modified by fish predation and cyanobacteria blooms in Lake Mývatn, Iceland. Freshwater Biology, 62:1942-1952.
  • GARCÍA-DE-LOMAS, J., SALA, J., BARRIOS, V., PRUNIER, F., CAMACHO, A., MACHADO, M., ALONSO, M., KORN, M., BOIX, D., HORTAS, F., GARCÍA, C.M., SERRANO, L & MUÑOZ, G. 2017. How threatened are large branchiopods (Crustacea, Branchiopoda) in the Iberian Peninsula? Hydrobiologia, 801: 99-116.
  • LUCENA-MOYA, P., GASCÓN, S., BOIX, D., PARDO, I., SALA, J. & QUINTANA, X.D. 2017. Crustacean assemblages of coastal wetlands from fragmented and low isolated islands compared to the mainland. Marine and Freshwater Research, 68(5): 889-899.
  • MENCIÓ, A., CASAMITJANA, X., MAS-PLA, J., COLL, N., COMPTE, J., MARTINOY, M., PASCUAL, J. & QUINTANA, X.D. 2017. Groundwater dependence of coastal lagoons: the case of La Pletera salt marshes (NE Catalonia). Journal of Hydrology, 552: 793-806.
  • MENCIÓ, A., QUINTANA, X.D., COMPTE, J. & MAS-PLA, J. 2017. El patrimonio hidrogeológico de las marismas litorales: el caso de La Pletera (NE Cataluña). p. 453-459. In: Carcavilla, L., Duque-Macías, J., Giménez, J., Hilario, A., Monge-Ganuzas, M., Vegas, J. & Rodríguez, A. (eds.). Patrimonio geológico, gestionando la parte abiótica del patrimonio natural. Cuadernos del Museo Geominero, nº 21. Instituto Geológico y Minero de España, Madrid.
  • SALA, J., GASCÓN, S., CUNILLERA-MONTCUSÍ, D., ALONSO, M., AMAT, F., CANCELA DA FONSECA, L., CRISTO, M., FLORENCIO, M., GARCÍA-DE-LOMAS, J., MACHADO, M., MIRACLE, M.R., MIRÓ, A., PÉREZ-BOTE, J.L., PRETUS, J.L., PRUNIER, F., RIPOLL, J., RUEDA, J., SAHUQUILLO, M., SERRANO, L., VENTURA, M., VERDIELL-CUBEDO, D. & BOIX, D. 2017. Defining the importance of landscape metrics for large branchiopod biodiversity and conservation: the case of the Iberian Peninsula and Balearic Islands. Hydrobiologia, 801: 81-98.
  • SERRANO, L., REINA, M., QUINTANA, X.D., ROMO, S., OLMO, C., SORIA, J.M., BLANCO, S., FERNÁNDEZ-ALÁEZ, C. FERNÁNDEZ-ALÁEZ, M., CARIA, C., BAGELLA, S., KALETTKA, T. & PÄTZIG, M. 2017. A new tool for the assessment of severe anthropogenic eutrophication in small shallow water bodies. Ecological Indicators, 76: 324-334.


  • ÀVILA, N., LÓPEZ-FLORES, R., BOIX, D., GASCÓN, S. & QUINTANA, X.D. 2016. Environmental factors affecting the balance of autotrophs versus heterotrophs in the microbial food web of temporary ponds. Hydrobiologia, 782: 127-143.
  • ÀVILA, N., LÓPEZ-FLORES, R., QUINTANA, X.D. & SERRANO, L. 2016. The microbial loop in Doñana marshland: influence of trophic state and hydrology. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 180: 150-159.
  • BAGELLA, S., GASCÓN, S., FILIGHEDDU, R., COGONI, A. & BOIX, D. 2016. Mediterranean Temporary Ponds: new challenges from a neglected habitat. Hydrobiologia, 782: 1-10.
  • BALLÓN, C., ÀVILA, N., BOIX, D., LÓPEZ-FLORES, R., ROMO, S., SALA, J., QUINTANA, X.D. & GASCÓN, S. 2016. Is ecosystem size more important than locality in determining the environmental characteristics of temporary ponds? Limnetica, 35(1): 73-88.
  • BATZER, D. & BOIX, D. (eds.). 2016. Invertebrates in freshwater wetlands: An international perspective on their ecology. Springer International Publishing. 655 p.
  • BATZER, D. & BOIX, D. 2016. An introduction to freshwater wetlands and their invertebrates. p. 1-23. In: Batzer, D. & Boix, D. (eds.). Invertebrates in freshwater wetlands: An international perspective on their ecology. Springer International Publishing.
  • BEN HASSINE, J., ESCORIZA, D. & BAKHOUCHE, B. 2016. Factors determining the occurrence of Pleurodeles poireti (Caudata: Salamandridae) on Edough Peninsula, northeastern Algeria. African Journal of Herpetology, 65: 55–67.
  • BEN HASSINE, J., GUTIÉRREZ-RODRÍGUEZ, J., ESCORIZA, D. & MARTÍNEZ-SOLANO, I. 2016. Inferring the roles of vicariance, climate and topography in populations differentiation in Salamandra algira (Caudata, Salamandridae). Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research, 54: 116–126.
  • BOIX, D. & BATZER, D. 2016. Invertebrate assemblages and their ecological controls across the world’s freshwater wetlands. p. 601-639. In: Batzer, D. & Boix, D. (eds.). Invertebrates in freshwater wetlands: An international perspective on their ecology. Springer International Publishing.
  • BOIX, D., KNEITEL, J., ROBSON, B.J., DUCHET, C., ZÚÑIGA, L., DAY, J., GASCÓN, S., SALA, J., QUINTANA, X.D. & BLAUSTEIN, L. 2016. Invertebrates of freshwater temporary ponds in Mediterranean climates. p. 141-189. In: Batzer, D. & Boix, D. (eds.). Invertebrates in freshwater wetlands: An international perspective on their ecology. Springer International Publishing.
  • BOIX, D., SALA, J., ESCORIZA, D. & ALONSO, M. 2016. Linderiella jebalae sp. nov (Crustacea: Branchiopoda: Anostraca), a new species from the Rif mountains (northern Morocco). Zootaxa, 4138 (3): 491-512.
  • COMPTE, J., MONTENEGRO, M., RUHÍ, A., GASCÓN, S., SALA, J. & BOIX, D. 2016. Microhabitat selection and diel patterns of zooplankton in a Mediterranean temporary pond. Hydrobiologia, 766: 201-213.
  • ESCORIZA, D. & RUHÍ, A. 2016. Functional distance to recipient communities may favour invasiveness: insights from two invasive frogs. Diversity and Distributions, 22: 519–533.
  • ESCORIZA, D., BEN HASSINE, J. & BOIX, D. 2016. Niche conservatism determines the occurrence of allopatric populations of Hyla meridionalis in different biogeographical scenarios. Salamandra, 52 (3): 243-254.
  • ESCORIZA, D., BEN HASSINE, J. SALA, J. & BOIX, D. 2016. Zoophagy in the larvae of Ibero-Maghrebian spade-foot toads. Herpetologica, 72 (4): 281-287.
  • FUENTES, M.A. & ESCORIZA, D. 2016. Natrix maura marine foraging. The Herpetological Bulletin, 134: 31–32.
  • GASCÓN, S., ARRANZ, I., CAÑEDO-ARGÜELLES, M., NEBRA, A., RUHÍ, A., RIERADEVALL, M., CAIOLA, N., SALA, J., IBÀÑEZ, C., QUINTANA X.D. & BOIX, D. 2016. Environmental filtering determines metacommunity structure in wetland microcrustaceans. Oecologia, 181: 193-205.
  • QUINTANA, X.D., CAÑEDO-ARGÜELLES, M., NEBRA, A., GASCÓN, S., RIERADEVALL, M., CAIOLA, N., SALA, J., IBÀÑEZ, C., SÁNCHEZ-MILLARUELO, N. & BOIX, D. 2016. New tools to analyse the ecological status of Mediterranean wetlands and shallow lakes. p. 171-199. In: Munné, A. et al. (eds.). Experiences from surface water quality monitoring. The EU Water Framework Directive Implementation in the Catalan River Basin District (Part I). The Handbook of Environmental Chemistry, 42. Springer International Publishing.
  • QUINTANA, X.D., EGOZCUE, J.J., MARTÍNEZ-ABELLA, O., LÓPEZ-FLORES, R., GASCÓN, S., BRUCET, S. & BOIX, D. 2016. Update: A non-parametric method for the measurement of size diversity, with emphasis on data standardization. The measurement of the size evenness. Limnology and Oceanography-Methods, 14: 408-413.
  • SABATER, S., ACUÑA, V., BATALLA, R.J., BORREGO, C., BUTTURINI, A., FELIP, M., GARCÍA-BERTHOU, E., GASCÓN, S., MARCÉ, R., MARTÍ, E., MENÉNDEZ, M., MUÑOZ, I., QUINTANA, X. & SABATER, F. 2016. Ecosistemes aquàtics continentals. In: Martín-Vide J. (coord.) Tercer informe sobre el canvi climàtic a Catalunya. Generalitat de Catalunya i Institut d’Estudis Catalans. Barcelona. p. 237-261.
  • TORNERO, I., SALA, J., GASCÓN, S., ÀVILA, N., QUINTANA, X.D. & BOIX, D. 2016. Pond size effect on macrofauna community structure in a highly connected pond network. Limnetica, 35(2): 337-354.


  • ARRANZ, I., SALA, J., GASCÓN, S., RUHÍ, A., QUINTANA, X.D., AMOEDO, J., MARTINOY, M. & BOIX, D. 2015. Contribution to the knowledge of the distribution of Chaoborus species (Diptera: Chaoboridae) in the NE Iberian Peninsula, with notes on the spatial and temporal segregation among them. Limnetica, 34 (1): 57-68.
  • COMAS, M. & ESCORIZA, D. 2015. Cannibalism observed in a tadpole of the Western Spadefoot Toad Pelobates cultripes (Cuvier, 1829). Herpetozoa, 3-4: 203-205.
  • ESCORIZA, D. & BEN HASSINE, J. 2015. Niche partitioning at local and regional scale in the North African Salamandridae. Journal of Herpetology, 49: 276-283.
  • ESCORIZA, D. & COMAS, M. 2015. Is Hyalosaurus koellikeri a true forest lizard?. Herpetological Conservation and Biology, 10: 610-620.
  • QUINTANA, X.D., ARIM, M., BADOSA, A., BLANCO, J.M., BOIX, D., BRUCET, S., COMPTE, J., EGOZCUE, J.J., DE EYTO, E., GAEDKE, U., GASCÓN, S., DE SOLÁ, L.G., IRVINE,  K., JEPPESEN, E., LAURIDSEN, T.L., LÓPEZ-FLORES, R., MEHNER, T., ROMO, S. & SØNDERGAARD, M. 2015. Predation and competition effects on the size diversity of aquatic communities. Aquatic Sciences, 77 (1): 45-57.


  • BEN HASSINE, J. & ESCORIZA, D. 2014. New ecological data on the family Salamandridae in the Maghreb. Herpetological Review, 45: 1–5.
  • CÉRÉGHINO, R., BOIX, D., CAUCHIE, H.-M., MARTENS, K. & OERTLI, B. 2014. The ecological role of ponds in a changing world. Hydrobiologia, 723: 1–6.
  • COMAS, M., ESCORIZA, D. & MORENO-RUEDA, G. 2014. Stable isotope analysis reveals variation in trophic niche depending on altitude in an endemic alpine gecko. Basic and Applied Ecology, 15: 362-369.
  • ESCORIZA, D. & BEN HASSINE, J. 2014. Phenotypic variability in larvae of two species of Mediterranean spadefoot toad: an approach using linear and geometric morphometrics. African Journal of Herpetology, 63: 152-165.
  • ESCORIZA, D. & BEN HASSINE, J. 2014. Microclimatic variation in multiple Salamandra algira populations along an altitudinal gradient: phenology and reproductive strategies. Acta Herpetologica, 9: 91-99.
  • ESCORIZA, D. & BEN HASSINE, J. 2014. Bufo spinosus in Tunisia: new data on occurrence, parasitism and tadpole morphology. Herpetological Bulletin, 127: 22-32.
  • ESCORIZA, D. & BOIX, D. 2014. Reproductive habitat selection in alien and native populations of the genus Discoglossus. Acta Oecologica, 59: 97-103.
  • ESCORIZA, D. & RUHÍ A. 2014. Macroecological patterns of amphibian assemblages in the Western Palearctic: Implications for conservation. Biological Conservation 176: 252-261.
  • ESCORIZA, D. 2014. Predation of Hyla intermedia egg-clutches by tadpoles of Discoglossus pictus in Sicily. Herpetological Notes, 10: 7.
  • ESCORIZA, D., BEN HASSINE, J. & BOIX, D. 2014. Factors regulating the invasive success of an alien frog: a comparison of the ecology of the native and alien populations. Hydrobiologia, 730:127–138.
  • LÓPEZ-FLORES, R. , QUINTANA, X.D., ROMANÍ, A.M., BAÑERAS, RUIZ-RUEDA, O., COMPTE, J., GREEN, A.J. & EGOZCUE, J.J. 2014. A compositional analysis approach to phytoplankton composition in coastal Mediterranean wetlands: Influence of salinity and nutrient availability. Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science, 136:72-81.
  • MENCIÓ, A. GALÁN, M., BOIX, D. & MAS-PLA, J. 2014. Analysis of stream–aquifer relationships: A comparison between mass balance and Darcy’s law approaches. Journal of Hydrology, 517: 157-172.
  • MIGUEL-CHINCHILLA, L., BOIX, D., GASCÓN, S. & COMÍN, F.A. 2014. Taxonomic and functional successional patterns in macroinvertebrates related to flying dispersal abilities: a case study from isolated manmade ponds at reclaimed opencast coal mines. Hydrobiologia, 732: 111-122.
  • MIGUEL-CHINCHILLA, L., BOIX, D., GASCÓN, S. & COMÍN, F.A. 2014. Macroinvertebrate biodiversity patterns during primary succession in manmade ponds in north-eastern Spain. Journal of Limnology, 73 (3): 428-440.
  • ROUISSI, M., BOIX, D., MULLER, S.D., GASCÓN, S., RUHÍ, A., SALA, J., BOUATTOUR, A., BEN HAJ JILANI, I., GHRABI-GAMMAR, Z., BEN SAAD-LIMAM, S. & DAOUD-BOUATTOUR, A. 2014. Spatio-temporal variability of faunal and floral assemblages in Mediterranean temporary wetlands. Comptes Rendus Biologies, 337: 695-708.
  • RUHÍ, A., CHAPPUIS, E., ESCORIZA, D., JOVER, M., SALA, J., BOIX, D., GASCÓN, S. & GACIA, E. 2014. Environmental filtering determines community patterns in temporary wetlands – a multi‑taxon approach. Hydrobiologia, 723: 25–39.
  • SÁNCHEZ, A. & ESCORIZA, D. 2014. Checkerboard worm lizard (Trogonophis wiegmanni) new records and description of its ecological niche in North-Western Africa. Bulletin de la Société Herpétologique de France, 152: 29–36.
  • TORNERO, I., SALA, J., GASCÓN, S., ÀVILA, N., QUINTANA, X.D. & BOIX, D. 2014. Aquatic macrofauna of Vila Nova de Milfontes temporary ponds, with the first record of Cyphon hilaris Nyholm, 1944 (Coleoptera: Scirtidae) from Portugal. Boletín de la Sociedad Entomológica Aragonesa, 55: 326-330.
  • VERDIELL-CUBEDO, D. & BOIX, D. 2014. Primeros datos sobre la distribución de grandes branquiópodos (Crustacea: Branchiopoda) en la Región de Murcia (SE España). Anales de Biología, 36: 65-69.


  • BATZER, D. & RUHÍ, A. 2013. Is there a core set of organisms that structure macroinvertebrate assemblages in freshwater wetlands? Freshwater Biology, 58 (8): 1647-1659.
  • BEN HASSINE, J. & ESCORIZA, D. 2013. Caretta caretta in Tunisia: Natural History and Report of a New Regular Nesting Area. Herpetological Review, 44(4): 557–561.
  • BEUKEMA, W., DE POUS, P., DONAIRE-BARROSO, D., BOGAERTS, S., GARCIA-PORTA, J., ESCORIZA, D., ARRIBAS, O.J., EL MOUDEN, E.H. & CARRANZA, S. 2013. Review of the systematics, distribution, biogeography and natural history of Moroccan amphibians. Zootaxa, 3661: 1-60.
  • ESCORIZA, D. & BEN HASSINE, J. 2013. New record of Pelobates varaldii in the region of Ben Slimane (northern Morocco). Herpetological Bulletin, 124: 26-27.
  • GASCÓN, S., LLOPART, X., RUIZ-NAVARRO, A., COMPTE, J., VERDIELL-CUBEDO, D., BOIX, D., OLIVA-PATERNA, F.J., QUINTANA, X.D. & TORRALVA, M. 2013. The effects of Aphanius iberus predation on an aquatic community: diel changes and the role of vegetation. Fundamental and Applied Limnology, 182: 75-87.
  • MACHADO, M. & SALA, J. 2013. Tanymastigites lusitanica sp. nov. (Crustacea: Branchiopoda: Anostraca) from Portugal, first representative of the genus in Europe. Zootaxa, 3681 (5): 501-523.
  • RUHÍ, A., BOIX, D., GASCÓN, S., SALA, J. & BATZER, D. 2013. Functional and phylogenetic relatedness in temporary wetland invertebrates: current macroecological patterns and implications for future climatic change scenarios. PLoS ONE, 8 (11): e81739.
  • RUHÍ, A., BOIX, D., GASCÓN, S., SALA, J. & QUINTANA, X.D. 2013. Nestedness and successional trajectories of macroinvertebrate assemblages in man-made wetlands. Oecologia, 171: 545-556.
  • TORNÉS, E. & RUHÍ, A. 2013. Flow intermittency decreases nestedness and specialisation of diatom communities in Mediterranean rivers. Freshwater Biology, 58: 2555-2566.


  • BAÑERAS, L., RUIZ-RUEDA, O., LÓPEZ-FLORES, R. & QUINTANA, X.D. 2012. The role of plant type and salinity in the selection for the denitrifying community structure in the rhizosphere of wetland vegetation. International Microbiology, 15:89-99.
  • BASSET, A., BARBONE, E., BORJA, A., BRUCET, S., PINNA, M., QUINTANA, X.D., REIZOPOULOU, S., ROSATI, I. & SIMBOUR, N. 2012. A benthic macroinvertebrate size spectra index for implementing the Water Framework Directive in coastal lagoons in Mediterranean and Black Sea ecoregions. Ecological Indicators, 12: 72-83.
  • BOIX, D., BIGGS, J., CÉRÉGHINO, R., HULL, A.P., KALETTKA, T. & OERTLI, B. 2012. Pond research and management in Europe: “Small is Beautiful”. Hydrobiologia, 689: 1-9.
  • BOIX, D., RUHÍ, A., GASCÓN, S. & SALA, J. 2012. First record of Holocentropus stagnalis (Albarda, 1874) (Trichoptera: Polycentropodidae) for the Iberian Peninsula. Boletín de la Sociedad Entomológica Aragonesa, 51: 343-345.
  • BRUCET, S., BOIX, D., NATHANSEN, L.W., QUINTANA, X.D., JENSEN, E., BALAYLA, D., MEERHOFF, M. & JEPPESEN, E. 2012. Effects of temperature, salinity and fish in structuring the macroinvertebrate community in shallow lakes: implications for effects of climate change. PLoS ONE, 7(2): e30877.
  • CAÑEDO-ARGÜELLES, M., BOIX, D., SÁNCHEZ-MILLARUELO, N., SALA, J., CAIOLA, N., NEBRA, A. & RIERADEVALL, M. 2012. A rapid bioassessment tool for the evaluation of the water quality of transitional waters. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 111: 129-138.
  • COMPTE, J., GASCÓN, S., QUINTANA, X.D. & BOIX, D. 2012. The effects of small fish presence on a species-poor community dominated by omnivores: Example of a size-based trophic cascade. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 418-419: 1-11.
  • ESCORIZA, D. 2012. Description of a case of albinism in a tadpole of Discoglossus pictus pictus (Anura: Discoglossidae) in Sicily. Herpetology Notes, 5: 311-312.
  • ESCORIZA, D. & BOIX, D. 2012. Assessing the potential impact of an invasive species on a Mediterranean amphibian assemblage: a morphological and ecological approach. Hydrobiologia, 680: 233-245.
  • GASCÓN, S., MACHADO, M., SALA, J., CANCELA DA FONSECA, L., CRISTO, M. & BOIX, D. 2012. Spatial characteristics and species niche attributes modulate the response by aquatic passive dispersers to habitat degradation. Marine and Freshwater Research, 63: 232-245.
  • RUHÍ, A., HERRMANN, J., GASCÓN, S., SALA, J., GEIJER, J. & BOIX, D. 2012. Change in biological traits and community parameters of macroinvertebrates through primary succession in a man-made Swedish wetland. Freshwater Science, 31: 22-37.
  • RUHÍ, A., HERRMANN, J., GASCÓN, S., SALA, J. & BOIX, D. 2012. How do early successional patterns in man-made wetlands differ between cold temperate and Mediterranean regions? Limnologica, 42: 328-339.
  • RUHÍ, A., SAN SEBASTIAN, O, FEO, C., FRANCH, M., GASCÓN, S., RICHTER-BOIX, À., BOIX, D. & LLORENTE, G. 2012. Man-made Mediterranean Temporary Ponds as a tool for amphibian conservation. Annales de Limnologie – International Journal of Limnology, 48: 81-93.
  • TRIAS, R., RUIZ-RUEDA, O., GARCÍA-LLEDÓ, A., VILAR-SANZ, A., LÓPEZ-FLORES, R., QUINTANA, X.D., HALLIN, S. & BAÑERAS, L. 2012. Emergent macrophytes act selectively on ammonia-oxidizing bacteria and archaea. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 78: 6352-6356.


  • ALARCÓN-ELBAL, P.M., CASANOVA, A., RUIZ-ARRONDO, I., DELACOUR, S., PINAL, R., BOIX, D., SALA, J. & LUCIENTES, J. 2011. Primera cita de Chaoborus crystallinus (De Geer, 1776) (Diptera: Chaoboridae) para la provincia de Zaragoza (noreste de España). Boletín de la Sociedad Entomológica Aragonesa, 48: 466-468.
  • BAGELLA, S., GASCÓN, S., CARIA, M.C., SALA, J. & BOIX, D. 2011. Cross-taxon congruence in Mediterranean temporary wetlands: vascular plants, crustaceans, and coleopterans. Community Ecology, 12 (1): 40-50.
  • BOIX, D., MAGNUSSON, A.K., GASCÓN, S., SALA, J. & WILLIAMS, D.D. 2011. Environmental influence on flight activity and arrival patterns of aerial colonizers of temporary ponds. Wetlands, 31: 1227-1240.
  • COMPTE, J., GASCÓN, S., QUINTANA, X.D. & BOIX, D. 2011. Fish effects on benthos and plankton in a Mediterranean salt marsh. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 409: 259-266.
  • DE POUS, P., MORA, E., METALLINOU, M., ESCORIZA, D., COMAS, M., DONAIRE, D., PLEGUEZUELOS, J.M. & CARRANZA, S. 2011. Elusive but widespread? The potential distribution and genetic variation of Hyalosaurus koellikeri (Günther, 1873) in the Maghreb. Amphibia-Reptilia, 32: 385-397.
  • GALLARDO, B., GASCÓN, S., QUINTANA, X.D. & COMÍN, F.A. 2011. How to choose a biodiversity indicator – Redundancy and complementarity of biodiversity metrics in a freshwater ecosystem. Ecological Indicators, 11 (5): 1177-1184.
  • LÓPEZ-FLORES, R., ROMANÍ, A.M. & QUINTANA, X.D. 2011. Phytoplankton composition in shallow water ecosystems: influence of environmental gradients and nutrient availability. Proceedings of the 4th International Workshop on Compositional Data Analysis (2011).


  • BAGELLA, S., GASCÓN, S., CARIA, M.C., SALA J., MARIANI, M.A. & BOIX, D. 2010. Identifying key environmental factors related to plant and crustacean assemblages in Mediterranean temporary ponds. Biodiversity and Conservation, 19: 1749-1768.
  • BEUKEMA, W., DE POUS, P., DONAIRE, D., ESCORIZA, D., BOGAERTS, S., TOXOPEUS, A.G., DE BIE, C.A.J.M., ROCA, J. & CARRANZA, S. 2010. Biogeography and contemporany climatic differentiation among Moroccan Salamandra algira. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 101: 626-641.
  • BOIX, D., GARCÍA-BERTHOU, E., GASCÓN, S., BENEJAM, L., TORNÉS, E., SALA, J., BENITO, J., MUNNÉ, A., SOLÀ, C. & SABATER, S. 2010. Response of community structure to sustained drought in Mediterranean rivers. Journal of Hydrology, 383: 135-146.
  • BOIX, D., RUHÍ, A., SALA, J., GASCÓN, S., COMPTE, J. & QUINTANA, X.D. 2010. Invertebrats aquàtics (249-284). In: FRAGA, P., ESTAÚN, I. & CARDONA, E. (eds.) Basses temporals mediterrànies. LIFE BASSES: gestió i conservació a Menorca. Institut Menorquí d’Estudis. Consell Insular de Menorca.
  • BRUCET, S., BOIX, D., QUINTANA, X.D., JENSEN, E., NATHANSEN, L.W., TROCHINE, C., MEERHOFF, M., GASCÓN, S. & JEPPESEN, E. 2010. Factors influencing zooplankton size structure at contrasting temperatures in shallow lakes: Implications for effects of climate change. Limnology & Oceanography, 55(4): 1697-1711.
  • COMPTE, J., GASCÓN, S., QUINTANA, X.D. & BOIX, D. 2010. Top-predator effects of jellyfish Odessia maeotica in Mediterranean salt marshes. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 402: 147-159.
  • ESCORIZA, D. 2010. Ecological niche modeling of two Afrotropical snakes: is the Sahara desert a true barrier for these species? Revista Española de Herpetología, 24: 93-100.
  • LÓPEZ-FLORES, R., BOIX, D., BADOSA, A., BRUCET, S. & QUINTANA, X.D. 2010. Is Microtox® toxicity related to potentially harmful algae proliferation in Mediterranean salt marshes? Limnetica, 29 (2): 257-268.
  • MOR, J.-R., SABATER, L.C., MASFERRER, J., SALA, J., FONT, J. & BOIX, D. 2010. Presence of the exotic weevil Stenopelmus rufinasus Gyllenhal, 1836 (Coleoptera: Erirhinidae) in Ter River (NE Iberian Peninsula). Boletín de la Sociedad Entomológica Aragonesa, 46: 367-372.


  • BOIX, D., GASCÓN, S. & SALA, J. 2009. Presència d’Ephoron virgo (Ephemeroptera: Polymitarcyidae) al tram baix del Ter. Scientia gerundensis, 28: 5-8.
  • BOIX, D., SALA, J., GASCÓN, S., RUHÍ, A. & QUINTANA, X.D. 2009. Structure of invertebrate assemblages: contribution to the ecological functioning of the Mediterranean temporary ponds (151-187). In: FRAGA, P. (ed.). International Conference on Mediterranean Temporary Ponds: Proceedings & Abstracts.
  • BRUCET, S., BOIX, D., GASCÓN, S., SALA, J., QUINTANA, X.D., BADOSA, A., SØNDERGAARD, M., LAURIDSEN, T.L. & JEPPESEN, E. 2009. Species richness of crustacean zooplankton and trophic structure of brackish lagoons in contrasting climate zones: north temperate Denmark and Mediterranean Catalonia (Spain). Ecography, 32: 692-702.
  • COMPTE, J., BRUCET, S., GASCÓN, S., BOIX, D., SALA, J., LÓPEZ-FLORES, R. & QUINTANA, X.D. 2009. Impact of different developmental stages of Daphnia magna (Straus) on the plankton community under different trophic conditions. Hydrobiologia, 635: 137-151.
  • ESCORIZA, D., METALLINOU, M., DONAIRE-BARROSO, D., AMAT, F. & CARRANZA, S. 2009. Biogeography of the white-bellied carpet viper Echis leucogaster Roman, 1972 in Morocco, a study combining mitochondrial DNA data and ecological niche modeling. Butlletí de la Societat Catalana d’Herpetologia, 18: 55-68.
  • ESCORIZA, D. 2009. Observació d’un cas de necrofàgia en Salamandra salamandra terrestris Eiselt, 1954 en el massís del Canigó (Catalunya Nord). Butlletí de la Societat Catalana d’Herpetologia, 18: 96-97.
  • FERNÁNDEZ, I., MOLIST, T., NASPLEDA, J., ROST, J., RUHÍ, A., POU-ROVIRA, Q. & CLAVERO, M. 2009. El fartet (Aphanius iberus) al Baix Ter (NE de Catalunya): Mètodes de monitoratge, ús de l’hàbitat i impacte de la gambúsia. Scientia gerundensis, 28: 25-36.
  • GALLARDO, B., GASCÓN, S., CABEZAS, A., GONZÁLEZ, M., GARCÍA, M. & COMÍN, F.A. 2009. Relationship between invertebrate traits and lateral environmental gradients in a Mediterranean river-floodplain, Fundamental and Applied Limnology, 173:281-292.
  • GALLARDO, B., GASCÓN, S., GARCÍA, M. & COMÍN, F.A. 2009. Testing the response of macroinvertebrate functional structure and biodiversity to flooding and confinement. Journal of Limnology, 68: 315-326.
  • GALLARDO, B., GASCÓN, S., GONZÁLEZ-SANCHÍS, M., CABEZAS, A. & COMÍN, F.A. 2009. Modelling the response of floodplain aquatic communities across the lateral hydrological connectivity gradient. Marine and Freshwater Research, 60: 924-935.
  • GASCÓN, S., BOIX, D. & SALA, J. 2009. Are different biodiversity metrics related to the same factors? A case study from Mediterranean wetlands. Biological Conservation, 142: 2602–2612.
  • GASCÓN, S., BOIX, D., SALA, J. & QUINTANA, X.D. 2009. Patterns in size and species diversity of benthic macroinvertebrates in Mediterrannean salt marshes. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 391: 21-32.
  • LÓPEZ-FLORES, R., BOIX, D., BADOSA, A., BRUCET, S. & QUINTANA, X.D. 2009. Environmental factors affecting bacterioplankton and phytoplankton dynamics in confined Mediterranean salt marshes (NE Spain). Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 369:118-126.
  • POU-ROVIRA, Q., ARAUJO, R., BOIX, D., CLAVERO, M., FEO, C., ORDEIX, M. & ZAMORA, L. 2009. Presence of the alien chinese pond mussel Anodonta woodiana (Lea, 1834) (Bivalvia, Unionidae) in the Iberian Peninsula.Graellsia, 65(1): 67-70.
  • ROST, J. & RUHÍ, A. 2009. La influència del bosc de ribera en la comunitat d’ocells del congost del riu Ter (Gironès): aspectes de riquesa i estacionalitat. Scientia gerundensis, 28 : 37-42.
  • RUHÍ, A., BOIX, D., SALA, J., GASCÓN, S. & QUINTANA, X.D. 2009. Spatial and temporal patterns of pioner macrofauna in recently created ponds: taxonomic and functional approaches. Hydrobiologia, 634: 137-151.
  • SALA, J., GASCÓN, S. & BOIX, D. 2009. Presència de la larva de Calamoceras marsupus (Trichoptera: Calamoceratidae) a les comarques gironines. Scientia gerundensis, 28: 9‑12.
  • SALA, L., SALA, J., ORDEIX, M., BOIX, D., COUSO, J. & SERRA, M. 2009. Les rieres de la Costa Brava: evolució històrica recent, estat actual i perspectives de futur. Scientia gerundensis, 28: 43-61.
  • SERRA, T., BORREGO, C., QUINTANA, X.D., CALDERER, L., LÓPEZ, R. & COLOMER, J. 2009. Quantification of the Effect of Nonphotochemical Quenching on the Determination of In Vivo Chl a from Phytoplankton Along the Water Column of a Freshwater Reservoir. Photochemistry and photobiology, 85:321-331.


  • BADOSA, A., BOIX, D., BRUCET, S., LÓPEZ-FLORES, R. & QUINTANA, X.D.  2008. Short-term variation in the ecological status of a Mediterranean coastal lagoon (NE Iberian Peninsula) after a man-made change of hydrological regime.Aquatic conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems, 18: 1078–1090.
  • BRUCET, S., COMPTE, J., BOIX, D., LÓPEZ-FLORES, R., QUINTANA, X.D. 2008. Feeding of nauplii, copepodites and adults of Calanipeda aquaedulcis (Calanoida) in Mediterranean salt marshes. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 335: 183-191.
  • BOIX, D., GASCÓN, S., SALA, J., BADOSA, A., BRUCET, S., LÓPEZ-FLORES, R., MARTINOY, M.,  GIFRE, J. & QUINTANA, X.D. 2008. Patterns of composition and species richness of crustaceans and aquatic insects along environmental gradients in Mediterranean water bodies. Hydrobiologia, 597: 53‑69.
  • CANCELA DA FONSECA, L., CRISTO, M., MACHADO, M., SALA, J., REIS, J., ALCAZAR, R. & BEJA, P. 2008.Mediterranean temporary ponds in Southern Portugal: key faunal groups as management tools? Pan-American Journal of Aquatic Sciences (2008) 3(3): 304-320
  • GASCON, S., BOIX, D., SALA, J. & QUINTANA, X.D. 2008. Relation between macroinvertebrate life strategies and habitat traits in Mediterranean salt marsh ponds (Empordà wetlands, NE Iberian Peninsula). Hydrobiologia, 597: 71-83.
  • QUINTANA, X.D., BRUCET, S., BOIX, D., LÓPEZ-FLORES, R., GASCÓN, S., BADOSA, A., SALA, J., MORENO-AMICH, R. & EGOZCUE, J.J. 2008. A nonparametric method for the measurement of size diversity, with emphasis on data standardisation. Limnology and Oceanography Methods, 6: 75-86.


  • BADOSA A., BOIX, D., BRUCET, S., LÓPEZ-FLORES, R., GASCÓN, S. & QUINTANA, X.D. 2007. Zooplankton taxonomic and size diversity in Mediterranean coastal lagoons (NE Iberian Peninsula): Influence of hydrology, nutrient composition, food resource availability and predation. Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science, 71: 335-346.
  • BADOSA, A., BOIX, D., BRUCET, S., LÓPEZ-FLORES, R. & QUINTANA, X.D. 2007. Short-term effects of changes in water management on the limnological characteristics of a eutrophic Mediterranean coastal lagoon (NE Iberian Peninsula). Marine Pollution Bulletin, 54: 1273-1284.
  • BEKLIOGLU, M., ROMO, S., KAGALOU, I., QUINTANA, X.D. & BÉCARES, E. 2007. State of the Art in the Functioning of Shallow Mediterranean Lakes: Workshop Conclusions. Hydrobiologia, 584: 317-326.
  • BOIX, D., SALA, J., GASCÓN, S., MARTINOY, M., GIFRE, J., BRUCET, S., BADOSA, A., LÓPEZ-FLORES, R. & QUINTANA, X.D. 2007. Comparative biodiversity of crustaceans and aquatic insects in different waterbody types in coastal Mediterranean wetlands. Hydrobiologia, 584: 347-359.
  • CATALAN, J., MARTÍ, E., PUIG, M.A., VENTURA, M., BOIX, D., GASCÓN, S., SALA, J., SABATER, S., QUINTANA, X.D., DEOCÓN, M., FOLCH, M.,  HUERTAS, E., SALGOT, M., TORRENS, A., ARRECIADO, A., BENITO, G., GODÉ, L.X., MUNÉ, A., ABOAL, M., UBERO-PASCAL, N., ALONSO, J., PASCUAL, A., CARBÓ, J. & CAMPOS, C. 2007. Control de sistemes. In: Balaguer, M.D., M.A. Puig, M. Salgot, M. Sànchez-Marrè; C. Turon (eds.). Gestió i tractament d’aigües residuals. Universitat de Girona, Girona (electronic book).
  • GARCÍA-BERTHOU, E., BOIX, D. & CLAVERO, M. 2007. Non-indigenous animal species naturalized in Iberian inland waters, 123-140. In: Gherardi, F. (ed.). Biological Invaders in Inland Waters. Springer, Dordrecht.
  • GASCÓN, S., BRUCET, S., SALA, J., BOIX, D. & QUINTANA, X.D. 2007. Comparison of the effects of hydrological disturbance events on benthos and plankton salt marsh communities. Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science, 74: 419-428.
  • GASCÓN, S., BOIX, D., SALA, J. & QUINTANA, X.D. 2007. Changes on macrobenthic fauna of a Mediterranean salt marsh (Empordà Wetlands, NE Iberian Peninsula) after a severe drought, with special emphasis on the Corophium orientale population. Vie et Milieu, 57(1/2):3-12.


  • BADOSA, A., D. BOIX, S. BRUCET, R. LÓPEZ-FLORES & QUINTANA, X.D. 2006. Nutrients and zooplankton composition and dynamics in relation to the hydrological pattern in a confined Mediterranean salt marsh (NE Iberian Peninsula). Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 66: 513-522.
  • BOIX, D., SALA, J., GASCÓN, S. & BRUCET, S. 2006. Predation in a temporary pond with special attention to the trophic role of Triops cancriformis (Crustacea: Branchiopoda: Notostraca). Hydrobiologia, 571: 341-353.
  • BRUCET, S., D. BOIX, R. LÓPEZ-FLORES, A. BADOSA & QUINTANA, X.D. 2006. Size and species diversity of zooplankton communities in fluctuating Mediterranean salt marshes. Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science, 67: 424-432.
  • GASCÓN, S., BOIX, D., SALA, J. & QUINTANA, X.D. 2006. Nematode assemblages and their response to distrubances: a case study from the Empordà wetlands (NE Iberian Peninsula). Journal of the North American Benthological Society, 25: 643-655.
  • GASCÓN, S., D. BOIX, J. SALA & X.D. QUINTANA. 2006. Organic carbon and nutrient (P, N) concentrations of water and sediment in several aquatic environment types of Mediterranean salt marshes (Empordà Wetlands, NE Iberian Peninsula). Annales de Limnologie – International Journal of Limnology, 42: 221-231.
  • LÓPEZ-FLORES, R., D. BOIX, A. BADOSA, S. BRUCET & X.D. QUINTANA. 2006. Pigment composition and size distribution of phytoplankton in a confined Mediterranean salt marsh ecosystem. Marine Biology, 149: 1313-1324.
  • LÓPEZ-FLORES, R., E. GARCÉS, D. BOIX, A. BADOSA, S. BRUCET, M. MASÓ, M. & X.D. QUINTANA. 2006. Comparative composition and dynamics of harmful dinoflagellates in Mediterranean salt marshes and nearby external marine waters. Harmful Algae. 5:637-648.
  • MARTINOY, M., BOIX, D., SALA, J., GASCÓN, S., GIFRE,J., ARGERICH, A., BARRERA, R., BRUCET, S., BADOSA, A., LÓPEZ-FLORES, R., MÉNDEZ, M., UTGÉ, J.M. & QUINTANA, X.D. 2006. Crustacean and aquatic insect assemblages in the Mediterranean coastal ecosystems of Empordà Wetlands (NE Iberian Peninsula). Limnetica, 25: 53-70.
  • QUINTANA, X.D., D. BOIX, A. BADOSA, S. BRUCET, J. COMPTE, S. GASCÓN, R. LÓPEZ-FLORES, J. SALA & R. MORENO-AMICH. 2006. Community structure in mediterranean shallow lentic ecosystems: size-based vs. taxon-based approaches. Limnetica, 25: 303-320.
  • SALVADÓ, V., X.D. QUINTANA & M. HIDALGO. 2006. Monitoring of nutrients, pesticides and metals in waters, sediments and fish of a wetland. Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, 51: 377-386.


  • BOIX, D., S. GASCÓN, J. SALA, M. MARTINOY, J. GIFRE & X.D. QUINTANA. 2005. A new index of water quality assessment in Mediterranean wetlands based on crustacean and insect assemblages: the case of Catalunya (NE Iberian peninsula). Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems, 15: 635-651.
  • BRUCET, S., D. BOIX, R. LÓPEZ-FLORES, A. BADOSA, R. MORENO-AMICH & X.D. QUINTANA. 2005. Zooplankton structure and dynamics in permanent and temporary Mediterranean salt marshes: taxon-based and size-based approaches. Archiv für Hydrobiologie, 162: 535-555.
  • BRUCET, S., D. BOIX.,  R. LÓPEZ-FLORES, A. BADOSA & X.D. QUINTANA 2005. Ontogenic changes of amino acid composition in crustacean species. Marine Biology, 148: 131-139.
  • BRUCET, S., X.D. QUINTANA, R. MORENO-AMICH & D. BOIX. 2005. Changes in the shape of aquatic invertebrates’ biomass-size spectra at ecological scaling in a fluctuant ecosystem (Empordà wetlands, NE Spain). Vie et Milieu, 55: 31-40.
  • GASCÓN, S., D. BOIX, J. SALA & X.D. QUINTANA. 2005. Variability of benthic assemblages in relation to the hydrological pattern in Mediterranean salt marshes (Empordà wetlands, NE Iberian Peninsula). Archiv für Hydrobiologie 163: 163-181.
  • GESTI, J., A. BADOSA & X.D. QUINTANA. 2005. Reproductive potential in Ruppia cirrhosa (Petagna) Grande in response to water permanence. Aquatic Botany, 81: 191-198.
  • SALA, J. & D. BOIX. 2005. Presence of the nearctic water boatman Trichocorixa verticalis verticalis (Fieber , 1851) (Heteroptera, Corixidae) in the Algarve region (S Portugal). Graellsia, 61: 31-36.
  • SALA, J., S. GASCÓN & D. BOIX. 2005. Nueva localidad para Branchinectella media (Crustacea: Anostraca) en Los Monegros. Boletín de la Sociedad Entomológica Aragonesa, 37: 164.


  • BOIX, D., J. SALA, X.D. QUINTANA & R. MORENO-AMICH. 2004. Succession of the animal community in a Mediterranean temporary pond. Journal of the North American Benthological Society, 23(1): 29-49.
  • QUINTANA, X.D., D. BOIX, A. BADOSA, S. BRUCET, S. GASCÓN, J. GESTI, R. LÓPEZ-FLORES, Q. POU-ROVIRA, R. TROBAJO & R. MORENO-AMICH. 2004. Limnología de los humedales costeros mediterráneos. El caso de Aiguamolls de l’Empordà. Ecosistemas 2004/2. (URL:
  • SALA, J., S. GASCÓN, D. BOIX, J. GESTI & X.D. QUINTANA. 2004. Proposal of a rapid methodology to assess the conservation status of Mediterranean wetlands and its application in Catalunya (NE Iberian peninsula). Archives des Sciences, 57: 141152.
  • TROBAJO, R., X.D. QUINTANA & S. SABATER. 2004. Factors affecting the periphytic diatom community in Mediterranean coastal wetlands (Empordà wetlands, NE Spain). Archiv für Hydrobiologie,160 (3): 375-399.
  • TROBAJO, R., E.J. COX & X.D. QUINTANA. 2004. The effects of some environmental variables on the morphology of Nitzschia frustulum (Bacillariophyta), in relation its use as a bioindicador. Nova Hedwigia, 79: 433-445.


  • FRANCH, M., D. BOIX & J. SALA. 2003. Localitzacions de nàiades (Mollusca: Bivalvia: Unionoida) a les conques de la Muga, de la Tordera i del Ter. Scientia gerundensis, 26 : 5-7.
  • LÓPEZ-FLORES, R., X.D. QUINTANA, V. SALVADÓ, M. HIDALGO, L. SALA & R. MORENO-AMICH. 2003. Comparison of nutrient and contaminant fluxes in two areas with different hydrological regimes (Empordà Wetlands, NE Spain). Water Research, 37: 3034-3046.
  • PONS, P. & X.D. QUINTANA. 2003. Unsuitable reintroductions and conservation priorities. Oryx, 37(3): 285.
  • SALA, J., D. BOIX & M. FRANCH. 2003. Noves localitzacions d’anostracis i notostracis (Crustacea: Branchiopoda) a Catalunya. Scientia gerundensis, 26 : 9-13.


  • BOIX, D. 2002. Aportació al coneixement de la distribució d’anostracis i notostracis (Crustacea: Branchiopoda) als Països Catalans. Butlletí de la Institució Catalana d’Història Natura, 70: 55-71.
  • BOIX, D. & J. SALA. 2002. Riqueza y rareza de los insectos acuáticos de la laguna temporal de Espolla (Pla de l’Estany, Cataluña). Boletín de la Asociación Española de Entomología, 26 (1-2) : 45-57.
  • BOIX, D., J. SALA & R. MORENO-AMICH, R. 2002. Population dynamics of Triops cancriformis (Crustacea: Branchiopoda: Notostraca) of the Espolla temporary pond in the northeastern Iberian peninsula. Hydrobiologia, 486: 175-183.
  • GIFRE, J., X.D. QUINTANA, R. BARRERA, M. MARTINOY & E. MARQUÈS. 2002. Ecological factors afecting ostracod distribution in lentic ecosystems of Empordà wetlands (NE Spain). Archiv für Hydrobiologie, 154(3): 499-514.
  • QUINTANA, X.D. 2002. Estimation of water circulation in a Mediterranean salt marsh and its relationship with flooding causes. Limnetica, 21(1-2) 25-35
  • QUINTANA, X.D. 2002. Measuring the intensity of disturbance in zooplankton communities of Mediterranean salt marshes using multivariate analysis. Journal of Plankton Research, 24(3): 255-265.
  • QUINTANA, X.D. & R. MORENO-AMICH. 2002. Phytoplankton composition of Empordà salt marshes and its response to freshwater flux regulation. Journal of Coastal Research (special issue) 36: 581-590.
  • QUINTANA, X.D., A. BADOSA, J. GESTI, M. MARTINOY & J. GIFRÉ. 2002. Restauració de les llacunes del Baix Ter. Proceedings of the Mediterranean symposium on marine and coastal protected areas: 399-407.
  • QUINTANA, X.D., F.A. COMÍN & R. MORENO-AMICH. 2002. Biomass-size spectra in aquatic communities in shallow fluctuating Mediterranean salt marshes (Empordà wetlands, NE Spain). Journal of Plankton Research, 24(11): 1149-1161.
  • TROBAJO, R., X.D. QUINTANA & R. MORENO-AMICH. 2002. Model of alternative predominance of phytoplankton-periphyton-macrophytes in lentic waters of Mediterranean coastal wetlands. Archiv für Hydrobiologie. 154(1): 19-40.


  • BOIX, D. & J. SALA. 2001. Presència del gènere Rhynchodemus (Platyhelminthes, Tricladida, Terricola) a la Península Ibèrica. Scientia gerundensis, 25: 31-32.
  • BOIX, D., J. SALA & C. FEO. 2001. Localització d’una població viable d’Unio aleroni (Unionidae, Bivalvia) a la conca del Fluvià i estat del coneixement de les nàiades al Pla de l’Estany. Scientia gerundensis, 25: 27-29
  • BOIX, D., J. SALA & R. MORENO-AMICH. 2001. Succession of the macroinvertebrate assemblage in a temporary pond. Verhandlungen/Internationale vereinigung für theoretische und angewandte limnologie, 27: 2586-2593.
  • BOIX, D., J. SALA & R. MORENO-AMICH. 2001. The faunal composition of Empolla pond (NE Iberian Peninsula): the neglected biodiversity of temporary waters. Wetlands, 21(4): 577-592.


  • TROBAJO, R., QUINTANA, X. D. y R. MORENO-AMICH. Utilisation de la chlorophylle de la flore épiphyte pour typifier des systèmes d’eaux stagnantes dans les marais d’Aiguamolls de l’Empordà (NE de la péninsule Ibérique). Cryptogamie algologie, 21(3): 253-254.


  • GARCIA-BERTHOU, E., C. FERNANDEZ-DELGADO, Q. POU, D. BOIX & R. MORENO AMICH. 1999. Edad y crecimiento del Fartet (Lebias ibera Valenciennes, 1846): comparación entre las poblaciones del Ampurdán (Cataluña) y del río Guadalquivir (Andalucía), 235-251. In: Planelles-Gomis, M. (ed.). Peces ciprinodóntidos ibéricos fartet y samaruc. Generalitat Valenciana.
  • MORENO-AMICH, R., J. POU, X.D. QUINTANA, & E. GARCÍA-BERTHOU. 1999. Efecto de la regulación hídrica en la conservación del Fartet (Lebias ibera) en “Aiguamolls de l’Empordà”: Importancia de los refugios de población. In: Planelles-Gomis, M. (ed.). Peces Ciprinodóntidos Ibéricos, Fartet y Samaruc. Generalitat Valenciana.
  • MORENO-AMICH, R., X.D. QUINTANA, L. SUÑER, R. TROBAJO & S. GASCÓN. 1999. Dinámica del heleopláncton en relación a las fluctuaciones hidrológicas en “Aiguamolls de l’Empordà” (NE de la Península Ibérica). Propuesta de un método sencillo de monitorización basado en la abundancia de grupos taxonómicos. Limnetica, 16: 17-31.
  • QUINTANA, X.D., L. SUÑER, R. TROBAJO, S. GASCÓN & R. MORENO-AMICH. 1999. Nutrientes y renovación del agua en aiguamolls de l’Empordà. (NE de la península Ibérica). Uso potencial de agua residual para la inundación de zonas húmedas. Limnetica, 16: 49-59.


  • BACH, J., J. GARCÍA, E. MARQUÈS, R. MORENO-AMICH, R. MUJERIEGO, X.D. QUINTANA & V. SALVADÓ. 1998. Seguiment de la qualitat de les aigües a la zona del Parc Natural dels Aiguamolls de l’Alt Empordà. Consorci de la Costa Brava, Girona (electronic book).
  • QUINTANA, X.D., F.A. COMÍN & R. MORENO-AMICH. 1998. Nutrient and plankton dynamics in a Mediterranean salt marsh dominated by incidents of flooding. Part 2: Response of the zooplankton community to disturbances. Journal of Plankton Research, 20(11): 2109-2127.
  • QUINTANA, X.D., R. MORENO-AMICH & F.A. COMÍN. 1998. Nutrient and plankton dynamics in a Mediterranean salt marsh dominated by incidents of flooding. Part 1: Differential confinement of nutrients. Journal of Plankton Research, 20(11): 2089-2107.
  • SALA, L., J. BACH, J. GARCÍA, E. MARQUÈS, R. MORENO-AMICH, R. MUJERIEGO, X.D. QUINTANA & V. SALVADÓ. 1998. Seguiment de la qualitat de les aigües a la zona del Parc Natural dels Aiguamolls de l’Alt Empordà. Informe de Síntesi. Consorci de la Costa Brava, Girona.


  • QUINTANA, X.D. 1995. Relaciones entre el peso seco y la longitud en Aedes, Culex y Gammarus. Limnetica, 11: 15-17.


  • GARCÍA-BERTHOU, E., D. BOIX & R. MORENO-AMICH. 1993. Ecología del fartet, Aphanius iberus (Cyprinodontidae), en las marismas del alto empurdán, 433 439. In: Cruz-Pizarro, L., R. Morales-Baquero & P. Sánchez-Castillo (eds.). Actas del VI congreso español de limnología, Universidad de Granada.
  • GARCÍA-BERTHOU, E., D. BOIX, L. ZAMORA & R. MORENO-AMICH. 1993. Fish assemblage of two small coastal mediterranean lagoons. Verhandlungen/Internationale vereinigung für theoretische und angewandte limnologie, 25 (2): 1026.
  • MORENO-AMICH, R., A. VILA, D. BOIX & E. GARCÍA-BERTHOU. 1993. Spatial distribution of native and introduced fish of Banyoles lake. Verhandlungen/Internationale vereinigung für theoretische und angewandte limnologie, 25 (4): 2179.
  • QUINTANA, X.D. & F.A. COMÍN. 1993. Modificaciones de las relaciones tróficas en marismas tras la aplicación de insecticidas, 141-148. In: Cruz-Pizarro, L., R. Morales-Baquero & P. Sánchez-Castillo (eds.). Actas del VI congreso español de limnología, Universidad de Granada.


  • QUINTANA, X.D. & F.A. COMÍN. 1989. Introducció a l’estudi limnològic de la llacuna del Ter Vell (Baix Empordà). Butlletí Institució Catalana d’Història Natural (Secció Botànica), 57: 23-34.