Albert Calbet, Ph. D.        


The ecology of micro- and mesozooplankton in marine environments. The trophic role of zooplankton in marine food webs. Zooplankton ecophysiology: feeding, growth and reproduction.


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Alcaraz M., Almeda R., Saiz E., Calbet A., Duarte C.M., Agustí S., Santiago R., Alonso A. (2013) Effects of temperature on the metabolic stoichiometry of Arctic zooplankton. Biogeosciences 10: 689-697.

Acevedo M.J., Fuentes V.L., Olariaga A., Canepa A., Belmar M.B., Bordehore C., Calbet A. (2013) Maintenance, feeding and growth of Carybdea marsupialis (Cnidaria: Cubozoa) in the laboratory. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 439: 84-91.

Saiz E., Calbet A., Isari S., Antó M., Velasco E.M., Almeda R., Movilla J., Alcaraz M. (2013) Zooplankton distribution and feeding in the Arctic Ocean during a Phaeocystis pouchetii bloom. Deep-Sea Research I 72:17-33

Guerrero E., Gili J.M., Rodriguez C., Araujo E.M., Canepa A., Calbet A., Genzano G., Mianzan H.W., González R.A. (2013) Biodiversity and distribution patterns of planktonic cnidarians in San Matías Gulf, Patagonia, Argentina. Marine Ecology 34: 1-12.

Calbet A., Isari S., Martínez R.A., Saiz E., Garrido S., Peters J., Borrat R.M., Alcaraz M. (2013). Adaptations to feast and famine in different strains of the marine heterotrophic dinoflagellates Gyrodinium dominans and Oxyrrhis marina. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 483: 67-84.

Schmoker C., Hernández-León S., Calbet A. (2013). Review: Microzooplankton grazing in the oceans: impacts, data variability, major gaps of knowledge, and future directions. Journal of Plankton Research 35(4): 691–706.

Calbet A., Saiz E. (2013). Effects of trophic cascades in dilution grazing experiments: from artificial saturated feeding responses to positive slopes. Journal of Plankton Research 35: 1183-1191

A. Mitra, K. J. Flynn, J. M. Burkholder, T. Berge, A. Calbet, J. A. Raven, E. Granéli, P. M. Glibert, P. J. Hansen, D. K. Stoecker, F. Thingstad, U. Tillmann, S. Våge, S. Wilken, and M. V. Zubkov. (2014). The role of mixotrophic protists in the biological carbon pump. Biogeociences 11: 995–1005.

Martínez R.A., Isari S., Calbet A. (2014). Use of live, fluorescently labeled algae for measuring microzooplankton grazing in natural communities. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 457: 59-70.

A. Calbet, A. F. Sazhin, J. C. Nejstgaard, S. A. Berger , Z. S. Tait, L. Olmos, D. Sousoni, S. Isari, R. A. Martínez, J.-M. Bouquet, E. M. Thompson, U. Båmstedt, H. H. Jakobsen (2014). Future climate scenarios for a coastal productive planktonic food web resulting in microplankton phenology changes and decreased trophic transfer efficiency. Plos One 9(4): e94388. DOI 10.1371/journal.pone.0094388.

S. Isari, S. Zervoudaki, A. Calbet, E. Saiz, R. Ptacnikova, J. C. Nejstgaard, D. Sousoni, S. A. Berger, R. Ptacnik (2014). Light-induced changes on the feeding behaviour of the calanoid copepod Clausocalanus furcatus (Brady, 1883): evidences from a mesocosm study. Journal of Plankton Research 36(5): 1233–1246.

E. Saiz, K. Griffell, A. Calbet, S. Isari (2014). Feeding rates and prey:predator size ratios of the nauplii and adult females of the marine cyclopoid copepod Oithona davisae. Limnology and Oceanography 59(6): 2077-2088.

C. Schmoker, M.S. Mahjoub, A. Calbet, S.H. Hsiao, F. Russo, O. Larsen, A. Trottet, G. Drillet (2014). A Review of the zooplankton in Singapore waters. Raffles bulletin of zoology 62: 726-749

A. Mitra, C. Castellani, W. C. Gentleman, S. H. Jónasdóttir, K. J. Flynn, A. Bode, C. Halsband, P. Kuhn, P. Licandro, M. D. Agersted, A. Calbet, P. K. Lindeque, R. Koppelmann, E. F. Møller, A. Gislason, T. G. Nielsen, M. St. John (2014). Bridging the gap between marine biogeochemical and fisheries sciences; configuring the zooplankton link. Progress and Oceanography 129: 176-199.

A. Calbet, M. D. Agersted, S. Kaartvedt, M. Møhl, E.F. Møller, S. Enghoff-Poulsen, M. L. Paulsen, I. Solberg, K. W. Tang, K. Tönnesson, D. E. Raitsos, T. G. Nielsen (2015). Heterogeneous distribution of plankton within the mixed layer and its implications for bloom formation in tropical seas. Scientific Reports 5: 11240; doi 10.1038/srep11240.

E. Saiz, A. Calbet, K. Griffell, J. G. F. Bersano, S. Isari, M. Solé, J. Peters, M. Alcaraz. (2015). Ageing and caloric restriction in a marine planktonic copepod. Scientific Reports 5:14962 | DOI 10.1038/srep14962.

Sala M.M., Aparicio F., Balagué V., Boras J.A., Borrull E., Cardelús C., Cros L., Gomes A., López-Sanz A., Malits A., Martínez R.A., Mestre M., Movilla J.M., Sarmento H., Vázquez-Domínguez E., Vaqué D., Pinhassi J., Calbet A., Calvo E., Gasol J.M., Pelejero C., Marrasé C. (2016). Contrasting effects of ocean acidification on the microbial food web under different trophic conditions. ICES Journal of Marine Science 73(3): 670-679.

A. Mitra, K. J. Flynn, U. Tillmann, J. A. Raven, D. Caron, D. K. Stoecker, F. Not, P. J. Hansen, G. Hallegraeff, R. Sanders, S. Wilken, G. McManus, M. Johnson, P. Pitta, S. Vage, T. Berge, A. Calbet, F. Thingstad, H. J. Jeong, J.-A. Burkholder, P. M Glibert, E. Granéli, V. Lundgre (2016). Defining planktonic protist functional groups on mechanisms for energy and nutrient acquisition: Incorporation of diverse mixotrophic strategies. Protist.167(2): 106-120. DOI 10.1016/j.protis.2016.01.003

Albert Calbet, Claire Schmoker, Francesca Russo, Aurore Trottet, Mohamed-Sofiane Mahjoub, Ole Larsen, Hor Yee Tong, and Guillaume Drillet (2016). Non-proportional bioaccumulation of trace metals and metalloids in the planktonic food web of two Singapore coastal marine inlets with contrasting water residence times. Science of the Total Environment 560-561: 284-294.

Thomas Weisse, Ruth Anderson, Hartmut Arndt, Albert Calbet, Per Juel Hansen, David J. S. Montagnes (2016). Functional Ecology of aquatic phagotrophic protists – concepts, limitations, and perspectives. European Journal of Protistology 55: 50-74.

Albert Calbet, Enric Saiz (2016). Role of zooplankton in marine biogeochemical cycles: from fine scale to global theories. Journal of Plankton Research 38(3): 690-691.

Claire Schmoker, Francesca Russo, Guillaume Drillet, Aurore Trottet, Mohamed-Sofiane Mahjoub, Shih-Hui Hsiao, Ole Larsen, Karenne Tun, and Albert Calbet (2016). Effects of eutrophication on the planktonic food web dynamics of marine coastal ecosystems: the case study of two tropical inlets. Marine Environmental Research. 119: 176-188.

R. Ptacnik, A. Gomes, S.-J. Royer, S. A. Berger , A. Calbet, J. C. Nejstgaard, J. M. Gasol, S. Isari, S. D. Moorthi, R. Ptacnikova, M. Striebel, A. F. Sazhin, T. M. Tsagaraki, S. Zervoudaki, K. Altoja, P. Dimitriou, P. Laas, A. G. Akoglu, R. A. Martínez, S. Schabhüttl, I. Santi, D. Sousoni, P. Pitta (2016). A Light-induced shortcut in the planktonic microbial loop. Scientific Reports 6:29286 | DOI: 10.1038/srep29286.

M. Alcaraz, A. Calbet, S. Isari, X. Irigoien, I. Trepat and E. Saiz (2016). Variability of mesozooplankton biomass and individual size in a coast-offshore transect in the Catalan Sea: relationships with chlorophyll a and hydrographic features. Scientia Marina 80S1: 79-87. DOI 10.3989/scimar.04353.15A.

Dacha Atienza, Ana Sabatés, Stamatina Isari, Enric Saiz, Albert Calbet (2016). Environmental boundaries of marine cladoceran distributions in the NW Mediterranean: implications for their expansion under global warming. Journal of Marine Systems 164:30-41.

S. G. Leles, A. Mitra, K. J. Flynn, D. K. Stoecker, P. J. Hansen, A. Calbet, G. B. McManus, R. W. Sanders, D. A. Caron, F. Not, G. M. Hallegraeff, P. Pitta, J. A. Raven, M. D. Johnson, P. M. Glibert, S. Våge. (2017) Oceanic protists with different forms of acquired phototrophy display diverse biogeographies and abundance. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. 284: 20170664. DOI 10.1098/rspb.2017.0664

Anna Arias, Enric Saiz, Albert Calbet (2017). Diel feeding rhythms in marine microzooplankton: effects of prey concentration, prey condition, and grazer nutritional history. Marine Biology: 164:205. DOI 10.1007/s00227-017-3233-7

E. Saiz, A. Calbet, K. Griffell (2017). Sex-dependent effects of caloric restriction on the ageing of an ambush feeding copepod. Scientific Reports. 7: 12662. DOI 10.1038/s41598-017-12661-4

Rodrigo A. Martínez, Albert Calbet, Enric Saiz (2018). Effects of small-scale turbulence on growth and grazing of marine microzooplankton. Aquatic Sciences. 80: 2. DOI 10.1007/s00027-017-0558-8

Albert Calbet and Enric Saiz. How much is enough for nutrients in microzooplankton dilution grazing experiments? In press, Journal of Plankton Research.