Marc Ventura

Marc Ventura
Spanish National Research Council | CSIC · Center for Advanced Studies of Blanes

About

115
Publications
26,275
Reads
How we measure 'reads'
A 'read' is counted each time someone views a publication summary (such as the title, abstract, and list of authors), clicks on a figure, or views or downloads the full-text. Learn more
3,181
Citations
Additional affiliations
May 2005 - June 2008
Aarhus University
Position
  • Marie-Curie researcher

Publications

Publications (115)
Article
Full-text available
Thermal variables are crucial drivers of biological processes in lakes and ponds. In the current context of climate change, determining which factors better constrain their variation within lake districts become of paramount importance for understanding species distribution and their conservation. In this study, we describe the regional and short-t...
Article
Full-text available
Small fish species such as minnows (Phoxinus sp.) are introduced into mountain lakes by anglers that use them as live bait for fishing salmonids, that were previously introduced in these naturally fishless habitats. Introduced fish severely impact native biota but minnows are nevertheless released believing to provide forage for game fish, i.e., sa...
Article
Full-text available
Despite being naturally fishless, the widespread introduction of trout and minnows is threatening the conservation of high mountain lakes all over the world. Previous studies have reported that amphibians quickly disappear after trout introduction, followed by many conspicuous invertebrates. Here, we have studied the effects of minnows versus trout...
Article
A new fairy shrimp, Branchinecta piurae sp. nov. (Branchiopoda: Anostraca), from Peru Abstract South American species of Branchinecta that inhabit high altitude biotopes are so far represented by B. brushi and B. papillata. Here we describe a new species inhabiting these extreme habitats, B. piurae sp. nov., whose closest species is B. papillata. D...
Article
Full-text available
Introduced fish are a widespread ecological threat in originally fishless high mountain lakes. However, basic distribution data are largely missing for most high mountain regions. Using time‐consuming standard methods (e.g. Nordic standard fishing nets) to assess fish distribution and relative densities at a relevant spatial scale can be impractica...
Preprint
Full-text available
The Asian tiger mosquito, Aedes albopictus , is a highly invasive species that has been spreading rapidly throughout tropical and temperate regions worldwide since the late 1970s. On the Iberian Peninsula, it was first recorded in 2004 near Barcelona. Since then, the species has spread along the Mediterranean coast and is now colonising the Peninsu...
Preprint
Full-text available
Multiple Quaternary glacial refugia in the Iberian Peninsula, commonly known as “refugia within refugia”, allowed diverging populations to come into contact and admix, potentially boosting substantial mito-nuclear discordances. In this study, we employ a comprehensive set of mitochondrial and nuclear markers to shed light onto the drivers of geogra...
Article
Species of the genus Ceriodaphnia Dana, 1853 (Crustacea: Cladocera: Daphniidae) are present in the plankton of many freshwater bodies all around the World. However, the taxonomy of the genus is still poorly developed. Most species have been described in the nineteenth century and data on their morphology and distribution should be revised according...
Article
Full-text available
1. Invasive alien species are among the most important threats to biodiversity. Plans for their eradication have been implemented worldwide but estimating residual population size and eradication probability to assess removal success is complicated by the imperfect detection of residual individuals. 2. Most methods to assess residual abundance and...
Article
Full-text available
The corixid Sigara (Subsigara) distincta (Fieber, 1848) in the Pyrenees: a first record for Spain and an unsolved taxonomic puzzle The occurrence of Sigara (Subsigara) distincta (Fieber, 1848) in Spain is reported for the first time based on specimens collected in the Pyrenean municipality of Vielha e Mijaran (Central Pyrenees). Multiple captures b...
Article
In order to advance understanding of the current infection status related to the presence of Batrachochytrium spp. in different populations, we tested for the presence/absence (qualitative analysis) of Bd and Bsal in 13 monitored populations and measured the Bd infection loads (quantitative analysis) of 16 populations of the Pyrenean Brook Newt in...
Article
Full-text available
Amphibians of high mountain lakes face many threats related to global change, including novel pathogens, development, climate change and overexploitation. However, the foremost threat is the presence of non-native fish. One of the objectives of the LIFE+ LIMNOPIRINEUS project (2014-2019) was the recovery of protected amphibian communities (includin...
Article
Full-text available
Boletin de la Asociacion Herpetologica Española. 2020. 31 (1) 165-171. La hinchazón del cuerpo (cavidad celómica y otras zonas como tejido subcutáneo) en anfibios atiende a una acumulación de fluido debido a cualquier proceso patológico que comprometa el balance osmótico. Los animales afectados pueden duplicar y triplicar su peso corporal debido a...
Article
Full-text available
Understanding the perceptions of local residents of and visitors to mountain protected areas in terms of their knowledge of and the value they place on aquatic ecosystems is crucial to assess whether nature management and conservation actions will be accepted. This study analyzed the perceptions of visitors to and local residents of the Aigüestorte...
Article
In Lake Grande de Peñalara, an originally fishless small high mountain lake in the Central Iberian Peninsula, brook trout (Salvelinus fontinalis) was introduced in the 1970s, and then eradicated 30 years later using gillnets. In this study, we investigated the time-course and changes in macroinvertebrates and zooplankton communities, before and aft...
Article
Full-text available
Historical factors (colonization scenarios, demographic oscillations) and contemporary processes (population connectivity, current population size) largely contribute to shaping species’ present‐day genetic diversity and structure. In this study, we use a combination of mitochondrial and nuclear DNA markers to understand the role of Quaternary clim...
Article
Full-text available
Interaction between non-native predatory fishes and native galaxiids (Pisces: Galaxiidae) shapes food web structure in Tasmanian lakes, Inland Waters, ABSTRACT Non-native fish invasions threaten native fauna and ecosystem functioning, not least in isolated island lakes. In Tasmania, where the native fish are mostly galaxiids, 9 non-native freshwate...
Article
Full-text available
Best Iberian thesis 2016-2017 in the field of limnology. Iberian Association for Limnology (AIL). Plenary lecture (Thesis Award). XIX Conference of the Iberian Association of Limnology. June 28th 2018. University of Coimbra, Faculty of Sciences and Technology, Portugal. Abstract: Introduced fish in Pyrenean high mountain lakes: impact on amphibian...
Article
Full-text available
A new species of smooth clam shrimp (Branchiopoda: Laevicaudata) from Mongolia and China is described here based on both morphological and genetic differences. The new species, Lynceus grossipedia n. sp., has unique features, including asymmetrically modified male thoracopods (left side thoracopods III-VI), male claspers “movable finger” (=endopod)...
Article
Full-text available
Pyrenean lakes are home to a specific yet poorly known biodiversity, particularly because of the access conditions (approach walk and aquatic environment). Investigations were necessary so that conservation and/or management programmes on the fauna and flora of the lakes could be envisaged on the basis of more complete, robust and shared knowledge....
Chapter
Full-text available
L’estudi ha analitzat la percepció que tenen els visitants i els residents que viuen a l’entorn del Parc Nacional d’Aigüestortes i Estany de Sant Maurici i del Parc Natural de l’Alt Pirineu en relació amb els ecosistemes aquàtics d’alta muntanya. L’estudi ha permès identificar els diferents graus de coneixement social i de valoració (des del punt d...
Chapter
Full-text available
El estudio ha analizado la percepción que tienen los visitantes y los residentes del entorno del Parque Nacional de Aigüestortes i Estany de Sant Maurici y del Parque Natural del Alt Pirineu en relación con los ecosistemas acuáticos de alta montaña. El estudio ha permitido identificar los distintos grados de conocimiento social y de valoración (des...
Chapter
Full-text available
The study analysed the perception that visitors and nearby residents of the Aigüestortes i Estany de Sant Maurici National Park and the Alt Pirineu Natural Park have with respect to high mountain aquatic ecosystems. The study has allowed the identification of the different degrees of social knowledge and evaluation (from the ecological, landscape,...
Technical Report
Full-text available
The Pyrenean sculpin (Cottus hispaniolensis) is one of the most threatened freshwater fish in Catalonia and Spain. Its status in the Aran Valley drastically deteriorated as a result of the floods of 2013, to the point of reaching its practical disappearance. Since then, their populations have been progressively recovering, with a slow increase in t...
Conference Paper
Full-text available
Abstract The LIFE+ LimnoPirineus project (2014-2019) includes the recovery of amphibian populations in eight lakes of Aigü estortes i Estany de Sant Maurici National Park and Alt Pirineu Natural Park, by eradicating or controlling non-native fish. During the summers from 2014-2018 practically all of the fish present in the lakes were removed. We fo...
Article
Holarctic mires are systems of great ecological value and limited alpine distribution. Their southernmost European boundary borders the Mediterranean region. Understanding how environmental factors influence the plant community distribution and its response to disturbances, especially in the water regime, is a key step for their management and cons...
Article
Worldwide, increasing amounts of dams and weirs have been established in rivers in recent decades, often with drastic effects on their ecosystems. Between late 2009 and 2011, 16 large-scale dams were built in the main channels of the four largest rivers in South Korea, eight of these along the main channel of Nakdong River (300 km, 520 km in total)...
Presentation
Full-text available
The deficiency in the distributional data of invertebrate taxa is one of the major impediments acting on the bias towards the low awareness of its conservation status. The present study sets a basic framework to understand the large branchiopod distribution in the Iberian Peninsula and Balearic Islands. Since the extensive surveys performed in the...
Article
Full-text available
Submersed aquatic plants are a key component of shallow, clear water lakes contributing to primary production and water quality. High mountain lakes are naturally fishless although invasive trout and most recently minnows have been introduced causing a major impact on fauna richness. The Pyrenean high mountain range has preserved soft-water oligotr...
Article
Full-text available
High mountain lakes are mostly naturally fishless ecosystems that have received numerous trout introductions over the world. Extensive studies mostly developed in west North America have shown a large negative effect of these introductions on amphibians, although no extensive studies are available from other continents such as Europe. Fish were als...
Article
Full-text available
The deficiency in the distributional data of invertebrate taxa is one of the major impediments acting on the bias towards the low awareness of its conservation status. The present study sets a basic framework to understand the large branchiopods distribution in the Iberian Peninsula and Balearic Islands. Since the extensive surveys performed in the...
Chapter
Full-text available
High mountain lakes are originally fishless, although many have had introductions of non-native fish species, predominantly trout, and recently also minnows introduced by fishermen that use them as live bait. The extent of these introductions is general and substantial often involving many lakes over mountain ranges. Predation on native fauna by in...
Chapter
Full-text available
The introduction of invasive species is a fundamental cause of global change that affects ecosystem conservation. At present, conservation management (e.g. National Parks) has to face the consequences of the arrival of new species, especially those that take a strong role in structuring ecosystems. To be able to develop correct management policies...
Chapter
Full-text available
In this study, we present the preliminary results from the first sampling under the LIFE project LIMNOPIRINEUS, performed in summer 2014. We sampled 26 lakes with relatively similar morphometric and physicochemical characteristics that differed primarily in terms of the presence of fish. The aim was go see if fish had any effect on different groups...
Poster
Full-text available
The presence of the large branchiopod fauna in the Iberian Peninsula and Balearic Islands was recorded obtained from bibliographical and recent captures. The fauna includes 16 anostracans, 7 notostracans and 4 spinicaudatans, although we considered the different species of genus Triops as one taxa, due to the difficulties to allocate the bibliograp...
Article
Although copepods of the genus Cyclops are among the most common and dominant plankton taxa of lakes in the northern temperate zone, their taxonomy is still unclear. We analysed an extensive array of Cyclops populations from Europe by means of molecular methods and evaluated morphological characters. Altogether, 68 populations of Cyclops species we...
Article
Full-text available
Supplementation of nutrients by symbionts enables consumers to thrive on resources that might otherwise be insufficient to meet nutritional demands. Such nutritional subsidies by intracellular symbionts has been well studied; however, supplementation of de novo synthesized nutrients to hosts by extracellular gut symbionts is poorly documented, espe...
Article
Full-text available
A la vista de los datos del proyecto de ciencia ciudadana AtrapaelTigre, se consideró oportuno realizar un estudio de campo en la ciudad de Huesca (Aragón, España), resultando en el primer registro de mosquito tigre para esta ciudad y comunidad autónoma. In the light of data from the AtrapaelTigre project, a survey was conducted in the city of Hues...
Article
Ecological monitoring contributes to the understanding of complex ecosystem functions. The diets of fish reflect the surrounding environment and habitats and may, therefore, act as useful integrating indicators of environmental status. It is, however, often difficult to visually identify items in gut contents to species level due to digestion of so...
Conference Paper
Full-text available
Amphibians are one of the most globally threatened animal groups due to multiple causes, such as habitat destruction and introduction of exotic species. The aim was to study the role of introduced fish and artificial water-level fluctuation in determining the presence of amphibians in the high-mountain lakes and ponds of Aigüestortes i Estany de Sa...
Data
Figure S2 Comparison of the number of identification levels between visual quantification and DNA barcoding for all the sampled lakes, first column: visual quantification; second column: DNA barcoding. Figure S3 Comparison of the number of identification levels between the visual quantification and DNA barcoding analysis for each individual fish (...
Data
Figure S1 Alignment of the sequences obtained in this study with all the sequences retrieved from the Genbank and BOLD system for the COI region.
Article
Full-text available
Burial of organic carbon in marine sediments has a profound influence in marine biogeochemical cycles and provides a sink for greenhouse gases such as CO2 and CH4. However, tracing organic carbon from primary production sources as well as its transformations in the sediment record remains challenging. Here we examine a novel but growing tool for tr...
Article
Full-text available
Aiming to elucidate whether large-scale dispersal factors or environmental species sorting prevail in determining patterns of Trichoptera species composition in mountain lakes, we analyzed the distribution and assembly of the most common Trichoptera (Plectrocnemia laetabilis, Polycentropus flavomaculatus, Drusus rectus, Annitella pyrenaea, and Myst...
Article
Full-text available
Although high mountain lakes are naturally fishless, there have been numerous trout introductions to such ecosystems in many areas of the world with negative ecological consequences. In recent decades other fishes, such as minnows, have been introduced to some mountain areas, including the Pyrenees. These introductions may cause further ecological...
Article
Full-text available
Burial of organic carbon in marine sediments has a profound influence in marine biogeochemical cycles, and provides a sink for greenhouse gases such as CO2 and CH4. However, tracing organic carbon from primary production sources as well as its transformations in the sediment record remains challenging. Here we examine a novel but growing tool for t...
Article
Full-text available
Macroecology studies large-scale patterns with the aim of identifying the effects of general ecological processes. Although lakes (and ponds) are particularly suited for macroecological research due to their discrete nature and non geographically-structured variability, the development of this discipline in lentic habitats is comparatively much sma...
Article
We reconstructed the genetic structure of a planktonic crustacean Daphnia longispina living in high mountain lakes and ponds in the Pyrenees to investigate whether it was shaped by persistent founder effects originating shortly after the last glacial maximum or by ongoing dispersal and effective migration (gene flow). We found that the genetic stru...
Article
Full-text available
Tracing the origin of nutrients is a fundamental goal of food web research but methodological issues associated with current research techniques such as using stable isotope ratios of bulk tissue can lead to confounding results. We investigated whether naturally occurring δ(13)C patterns among amino acids (δ(13)CAA) could distinguish between multip...
Article
Full-text available
A new species of Phallocryptus Biraben 1951 (Branchiopoda, Anostraca) from Mongolia is described. Phallocryptus tserensodnomi sp. nov. is close to P. spinosa (Milne-Edwards 1840), but both morphological and molecular analyses (Cytochrome Oxidase I, COI) indicate that they represent separate species. Most relevant differential features of the new sp...
Article
Full-text available
Mycosporine-like amino acids (MAAs) are an important family of photoprotective compounds accumulated by zooplankton, but little is known about their localization in the body or their source in natural lake populations. Here, we assessed first, the distribution of MAAs in the body of the copepod Cyclops abyssorum tatricus and second, measured stable...