Jordi Corbera

Jordi Corbera
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Cumacea (Crustacea, Peracarida) are an important component of soft-bottom macrofauna. Their assemblages are influenced by environmental parameters, including the presence of alien species. Cumacean assemblages from 443 samples collected between 2005 and 2012, at 148 sites along the Israeli Mediterranean coast were analysed. In all, the 31,508 cumac...
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Bryophytes are some of the most sensitive biological indicators of environmental change. Springs have a significant presence of bryophytes and so are ideal habitats for studying their relationship with the environment. We tested whether bryophyte assemblages can be explained with macro-, meso- and micro-ecological variables (i.e. seasonal climate,...
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Mosses are amongst the oldest and simplest plants, they can be found almost everywhere in the world, and they condition the structure and function of many ecosystems. Their sensitivity to environmental changes makes them very interesting subjects of study in ecology and understanding them can provide insights into the evolutionary history of plants...
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The structure of the cumacean assemblages from the southern margin of the Cap Ferret Canyon was studied at 13 stations ranging from 346 to 1099 m depth with a modified Macer-GIROQ suprabenthic sledge (four superimposed nets; 0.5 mm mesh size). A total of 1885 specimens were collected and classified into 5 families and 42 species. The total abundanc...
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During the austral summers of 2003 and 2006, two cruise were carried out in the Bellingshausen Sea and west off Antarctic Peninsula on board of RV Hespérides. Samples were collected at 26 stations with a multinet Macer-GIROQ sled. A total of 557 cumaceans belonging to 36 species of five families were collected. Nannastacidae was the most abundant a...
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Differences in the elemental composition of plants, mainly C, N, and P, have been shown to be related to differences in their nutritional status, and their morphological and functional traits. The relationship between morphological traits and micronutrients and trace elements, however, has been much less studied. Additionally, in bryophytes, resear...
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Ecological stoichiometry and studies of biogeochemical niches have mainly focused on plankton and vascular plants, but the phenotypically closest modern relatives of early plants, bryophytes, have been largely neglected. We analysed C:N:P stoichiometries and elemental compositions (K, Na, Mg, Ca, S, Fe) of 35 widely distributed bryophyte species in...
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1. Nutrient economy and plant nutrient concentrations have been suggested as im- portant selective pressures of reproductive traits in vascular plants. However, evidence supporting that the reproduction of bryophytes and their reproductive traits have also been conditioned by nutrient availability is lacking. 2. We here analysed the nutrient (N, P,...
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The invisible life of our rivers: adaptive traits of macroinvertebrates to riverine habitats. – Rivers are ecosystems that can have quite different environmental characteristics along their course, such as the type of substrate or the speed of the water. In this paper we consider whether freshwater organisms reveal these differences depending on th...
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Camera Trap Monitoring of Mammals in the Montnegre Mountain Range: 2018-2019 Results In order to assess the populations of mammals and verify the possible presence of the wild cat in the Montnegre mountain range, in July 2018 three camera traps were installed at different altitudes on the northern slope of the mountain range. In December 2018, the...
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Anthropogenic activities and intensive farming are causing nitrate pollution in groundwater bodies. These aquifers are drained by springs which, in the Mediterranean region, act as refugia for preserving biodiversity of species that need continuous water. Some springs are also used for drinking water for wild animals, livestock and humans, so if th...
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Tothom qui coneix el Montseny, poc o molt, té una font preferida. Els més experts, i sovint més vells, fins i tot saben quines són les més bones per veure-hi aigua. Però, ai las! Són realment més bones que les de les altres serralades? En aquest article expliquem algunes de les diferències de les fonts del Montseny respecte les de les serralades pr...
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Sea spray aerosol (SSA) is responsible for the large-scale transfer of particles from the sea to the land, leading to significant deposition of a range of ions, predominantly Na + , K + , Mg 2+, Ca 2+ , and Cl −. Up to now, there has been little research into the effects of SSA on spring water chemistry. Therefore, we sampled 303 semi-natural sprin...
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S'aporten dades sobre noves poblacions de Myriostoma coliforme (Dicks.) Corda a Catalunya descobertes els últims anys, que amplien notablement l'àrea de distribució coneguda fins ara d'aquest fong, protegit a Catalunya i inclòs a la majoria de llistes vermelles dels països europeus on és present. Es revisa la distribució i els requeriments ecològic...
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Projecte Fonts: study of the bryophyte communities of springs Springs are a favourable habitat for the establishment of bryophyte communities due to the constant presence of water. The objective of this project is to identify the bryophyte species that grow in springs, see if there are associations between the different species of bryophytes and c...
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Bryophytes have biological traits that make them some of the most sensitive indicators of environmental change. Springs have a significant presence of bryophytes and hence they are ideal habitats for studying their relationship with the environment. We tested whether bryophyte species richness and distribution can be predicted with macroecological...
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In 1977, an unexpected marine ecosystem was discovered on the deep-sea hydrothermal vents of the Galapagos Rift. Since then, hydrothermal vents and the associated marine communities have been found in all oceans, and particularly along tectonic plate boundaries. Without light, primary production in this ecosystem is performed by microorganisms that...
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Semi-natural springs contain complex communities of living organisms that look for constant water supplies. However, an excess of nitrate in the underlying aquifers could affect species richness, especially of those groups that are sensitive to pollution such as bryophytes (mosses and liverworts). In this study, we analyse water characteristics and...
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Semi-natural springs contain complex communities of living organisms that look for constant water supplies. However, an excess of nitrate in the underlying aquifers could affect species richness, especially of those groups that are sensitive to pollution such as bryophytes (mosses and liverworts). In this study, we analyse water characteristics and...
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Los cumáceos son crustáceos de la clase Malacostraca y del superorden Peracarida con unos rasgos morfológicos que los diferencian con claridad de los restos de los crustáceos. Se caracterizan por la pre-sencia de un caparazón que cubre parcialmente los segmentos torácicos y un abdomen largo y cilíndrico que termina en un par de urópodos en forma de...
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Hydrogeochemical characterization of the springs of the Serralada Litoral Central (NE Iberian Peninsula) in relation to the surrounding lithology and environmental factors In arid or semi-arid environments, such as the Mediterranean region, the need for finding freshwater springs, building fountains and preserving them has always been part of the...
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The bryophytes of the Serralada Litoral Central’s springs: specific composition and effects of enviromental parameters on their distribution Springs, as a rather constant source of water, provide an adequate habitat for the establishment of bryophyte communities. The features of these waters play a major role in determining the specific compositio...
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During the last thirty-two years the Natural Science Department of Mataró Museum has organised an exhibition of mushrooms in the city of Mataró. Since 1991, 449 species have been identified. The year in which most species were picked was 2005 (164), whereas 2000 and 1997 were the years when the fewest species were collected (26 and 29 respectively)...
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During a study on seasonal dynamics and community structure of the sublittoral soft-bottom macroinfauna carried on from 1992 to 1997 in Bay of Blanes, ten cumacean species were collected. Density and biomass of Bodotria pulchella, Iphinoe douniae, Pseudocuma longicorne and Pseudocuma simile (the most frequent species) were calculated based on fortn...
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New data on the distribution and biology of some cumacean species from the Canary Islands are reported. Campylaspis glabra, Nannastacus cf. ungiculatus and Diastylis rugosa are first recorded from these islands. The distribution of the endemic species Speleocuma guanche, up to now only known from the south coast of Tenerife, is extended to the west...
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A new cumacean genus and species, Ithyleucon sorbei gen. et sp. n., was described from material collected in the southern margin of the Cap Ferret Canyon (Bay of Biscay, NE Atlantic). Although the new genus resembles Pseudoleucon Zimmer, 1903, in terms of the general aspect of the carapace and the pseudo-rostrum position, it shows important differe...
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The nannastacid cumacean Campylaspis laevigata is reported for the first time in the Mediterranean Sea from specimens collected on the Israeli continental slope. This species is redescribed, based on specimens from the Bay of Biscay and the Mediterranean, and distinguished from the closely allied congeners Campylaspis glabra and Campylaspis nitens,...
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The painted lady butterfly (Vanessa cardui) (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae: Nymphalinae) is well known for its seasonal long-distance migrations and for its dramatic population fluctuations between years. Although parasitism has occasionally been noted as an important mortality factor for this butterfly, no comprehensive study has quantified and compare...
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Between March and August 2009 the Onofre Arnau Hill, which is located northeast of Mataró (Catalonia), was visited at least once at month in order to study butterfly hilltopping behaviour. Sampling took place from 7 a.m. to sunset. Environmental parameters, as well as the density and diversity of the respective butterfly populations were measured e...
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A new species of Nannastacidae, Styloptocuma darwini n. sp., is described from three hydrothermal sites in the back-arc basins of the southwestern Pacifi c: White Lady (North Fiji Basin), Hine Hina and Tu’i Malila (Lau Basin). Styloptocuma darwini n. sp. resembles S. pleonserratum Mühlenhardt-Siegel, 2005, from the Angola Basin and S. spinosum Petr...
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The Mediterranean Sea is a marine biodiversity hot spot. Here we combined an extensive literature analysis with expert opinions to update publicly available estimates of major taxa in this marine ecosystem and to revise and update several species lists. We also assessed overall spatial and temporal patterns of species diversity and identified major...
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Charles Darwin was a prolific writer who published 16 books, participated in 9 others, and was the author of more than 150 papers and notes in periodical journals. In most of these books and in some of the papers Darwin employed illustrations as an effective way to strengthen his ideas. However, he was, in the words of his son Francis, awkward with...
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During two sampling campaigns carried out in August 1998 and November 2002, 232 cumaeans from eight species belonging to the families Bodotriidae and Nannastacidae were collected. This paper presents the first ecological data on a shallow water tropical cumacean assemblage from the Persian Gulf, where 50% of the existing species were recently descr...
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En aquest llibret presentem els animals i plantes més comuns que es poden observar a la platja de Torredembarra amb l’ajut tan sols d’un tub, unes ulleres submarines i una mica de ganes i curiositat. La selecció de les espècies, dibuixades per en Jordi Corbera, s’ha basat en els estudis i reculls d’observacions duts a terme durant els darrers anys...
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Alloctonous plants from the central section of the Catalan Littoral Range (the region between the Besós and the Tordera rivers). The flora of this region was exhaustively studied by Dr. Pere Montserrat between the years 1945 and 1950. Since then, the area has suffered a high increase in urban occupation compared to its former use as agricultural la...
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During the austral summers of 2003 and 2006 suprabenthic assemblages were investigated at 35 stations lo-cated in the bellingshausen sea and off the western antarctic Peninsula, at depths ranging from 45 to 3280 m. suprabenthos was collected with a macer-GiroQ sledge equipped with an automatic opening and closing system. this study presents data on...
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Modern in situ survey technologies such as crewed submersibles, remotely-operated vehicles (ROVs), towed camera arrays, and visual/video plankton recorders (VPRs) were used to characterize the dominant anthomedusan species off the eastern seaboard of Japan. Notes on the taxonomy, distribution, behaviour and interspecies interactions are presented f...
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A new cumacean genus and species, Thalycrocuma sarradini gen. et sp. nov., belonging to the family Nannastacidae is described from several sites of the Lucky Strike hydrothermal vent field (Mid-Atlantic Ridge, 37°N, 1700 m depth). The new genus differs from others in the family by males lacking exopods on the pereopods 3 and 4 and having an antenna...
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Peri-urban agricultural spaces are rural transition zones that are subject to a high degree of interference from surrounding towns. Due to their agricultural activity, these landscapes are of great worth and interest, especially in light of their proximity to urban areas. In order to preserve this type of landscape, however, these zones should be p...
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Four new species of Cumacea are described from deep-sea samples collected around Salomon Islands during the French campaign SALOMON I. Bathylamprops pagesi sp. nov. and Bathylamprops caperatus sp. nov. belonging to the family Lampropidae differ from the all currently known species by the oblique lateral carina running from anterolateral angle backw...
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Cumaceans (Crustacea: Peracarida) belonging to the family Bodotriidae collected between 206 and 3680 m depth, during the French campaigns BIOCAL and BIOGEOCAL in waters of New Caledonia, KARUBAR in Indonesia and BORDAU 1 around Fiji were studied. The 93 specimens belonging to this family were assigned to 11 species, ten of them new to science, name...
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Associations between pycnogonids and the mesopelagic anthomedusan Pandea rubra are reported from two in situ video footage records off the Pacific coast of northern Japan, and from a plankton sample collected in the Weddell Sea (one juvenile of the pycnogonid Pallenopsis (Bathypallenopsis) tritonis). This is the first pelagic record of a pycnogonid...
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In samples collected in the course of the national monitoring programme, two interesting cumacean species were collected on the shallow bottoms (6-14 m) of Haifa Bay, Israel. Scherocumella gurneyi, previously known from the Red Sea and the Suez Canal, is recorded for the first time in the Mediterranean Sea. Eocuma rosae is described as a species ne...
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Membres d’una mateixa família s’han dedicat sovint a l’estudi de la Natura. És el cas a casa nostra de la família Salvador (Camarasa, 1989). Poques d’aquestes famílies, però, han aconseguit la importància dels Sowerby que durant cinc generacions (quasi dos segles) van aprofundir en l’estudi i la il·lustració d’un ampli ventall de temàtiques que van...
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During the austral summer 1995, suprabenthic samplings were carried out at 24 stations (depth range 45–649 m) located around Livingston Island, within the caldera of Deception Island and in the Bransfield Strait. At each station, the near-bottom motile fauna was simultaneously collected with a multinet Macer-GIROQ sled in three water layers above t...
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A new genus and species of bodotriid cumacean, Scyllarocuma mclaughlinae n. gen., n. sp., are described from deep waters south of New Caledonia. Along with three other known genera, this new genus belongs to a group of operculate cumaceans. In all these genera an operculum closes the cavity between the inferolateral folds of the carapace. Scyllaroc...
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Specimens belonging to the family Lampropidae (Crustacea, Cumacea) collected during the French campaigns BATHUS-3, BIOCAL and BIOGEOCAL in waters around New Caledonia were studied. Except for some specimens belonging to the species Hemilamprops pellucidus Zimmer, 1908, the rest of material is new to science and 6 species and a genus are herein desc...
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Arthropoda Cumacea, by J. CORBERA: Currently more than 1400 cumacean species are known, but up to now no species has been recorded as associated with the hydrothermal vent biotope. The two species presented here were collected by sediment traps. They are not endemic of this environment but they are widely distributed in deep-sea, where cumaceans sh...
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The study of a benthic macroinvertebrate collection from the Iranian coasts off Assaluyeh led to obtain the first data on the cumacean fauna of the Persian Gulf. During two sampling campaigns carried out in August 1998 and November 2002, eight species belonging to the families Bodotriidae and Nannastacidae were collected. Four of them are new to sc...
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At the 1st of November 1911, Edward A. Wilson together with four more people led by Captain Robert F. Scott left the winter quarters at Cape Evans (Ross Island) towards the South Pole. After a long journey of more than 1200 km, they reached the Pole at 17 of January 1912, just to see that Norwegians had left their footprints a few weeks ago. With w...
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A new species of Nannastacidae (Cumacea), Scherocumella boxshalli n. sp., is described from a coral lagoon of Lifou, Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia. Genus Scherocumella Watling, 1991 occurs typically in shallow waters of the Indo-West Pacific region. S. boxshalli n. sp. differs from other species in the genus in having a short uropod peduncle, whic...
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Las especiales características oceanográficas de las aguas del archipiélago canario han condicionado el establecimiento de una gran variedad de ecosistemas y la presencia de una importante diversidad de especies organizadas en comunidades singulares. Hasta el momento se han reconocido 5.232 especies pertenecientes a 1.117 familias y a un total de t...