Enric Saiz, Ph. D.


Ecology of micro and mesozooplankton in marine environments. Small-scale processes and individual-based studies. Zooplankton behaviour and hydrodynamics. Ecophysiology. Feeding. Turbulence. Growth and recruitment. Ageing. Biogeochemical fluxes. Trophic interactions. Copepod culturing. ZooImage.




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Garrido, S.,Ben-Hamadou, R., Santos, A.M.P., Ferreira, S., Teodósio, M.A., Cotano, U., Irigoien, X., Peck, M.A., Saiz, E. and Ré, P.Born small, die young: Intrinsic, size-selective mortality in marine larval fish. Scientific Reports 5, doi:10.1038/srep17065 (2015).

Isari, S., Zervoudaki, S., Saiz, E., Pelejero, C. and Peters, J. Copepod vital rates under CO2-induced acidification: a calanoid species and a cyclopoid species under short-term exposures. Journal of Plankton Research 37, 912-922, doi:10.1093/plankt/fbv057 (2015).

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

Alcaraz, M.,Calbet, A., Isari, S., Irigoien, X., Trepat, I. and Saiz, E. 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 (2016).

Atienza, D., Sabatés, A., Isari, S., Saiz, E. and Calbet, A. Environmental boundaries of marine cladoceran distributions in the NW Mediterranean: Implications for their expansion under global warming. Journal of Marine Systems 164, 30-41, doi:10.1016/j.jmarsys.2016.08.003 (2016).

Calbet, A and Saiz E. Role of zooplankton in marine biogeochemical cycles: from fine scale to global theories. Introduction to the Themed Section: ‘The Role of Zooplankton in Marine Biogeochemical Cycles: From Fine Scale to Global Theories’. Journal of Plankton Research 38, 690-691, doi:10.1093/plankt/fbw032 (2016).

Garrido S., Cristóvão, A., Caldeira C., Ben-Hamadou R., Baylina, N., Batista, H., Saiz E., Peck M.A., Ré P. and Santos A.M.P. Effect of temperature on the growth, survival, development and foraging behaviour of Sardina pilchardus larvae. Marine Ecology Progress Series 559, 131-145, doi:10.3354/meps11881 (2016).

Isari, S.,Zervoudaki, S., Peters, J., Papantoniou, G., Pelejero, C. and Saiz, E. Lack of evidence for elevated CO2-induced bottom-up effects on marine copepods: a dinoflagellate - calanoid prey - predator pair. Ices Journal of Marine Science 73, 650-658, doi:10.1093/icesjms/fsv078 (2016).

Kiørboe, T., Gonçalves, R.J., Couespel, D., Greve, H.V., Saiz, E. and Tiselius, P. Reply to comment: Prey perception in feeding-current feeding copepods. Limnology and Oceanography 61, 1169-1171, doi: 10.1002/lno.10293 (2016).
Helenius, L.K. and Saiz ,E. Feeding behaviour of the nauplii of the marine calanoid copepod Paracartia grani Sars: Functional response, prey size spectrum, and effects of the presence of alternative prey. PLoS ONE 12(3): e0172902. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0172902 (2017).

Arias, A. Saiz, E. and Calbet, A. 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 (2017).

Saiz, E., Calbet, A. and Griffell, K. 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 (2017).

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

Kiørboe, T., Saiz, E., Tiselius, P. and Andersen, K. Adaptive feeding behavior and functional responses in zooplankton. Limnology and Oceanography 63, 308-321, doi: 10.1002/lno.10632 (2018).