Peer-reviewed/Revisados por pares

Pascual, M., Acuña, J.L., Sabatés, A., Raya, V., Fuentes, V. (2017) Contrasting diel vertical migration patterns in Salpa fusiformis populations, Journal of Plankton Research DOI: 10.1093/plankt/fbx043

Sarmiento-Vizcaíno, A., Braña, Pérez-Victoria, I., Martín, J., de Pedro, N., Vicente, F., Acuña, J.L., Reyes, F., García, L.A. and  Blanco, G. (2017) Paulomycin G, a new natural product with cytotoxic activity against tumor cell lines produced by a deep-sea sediment derived Micromonospora matsumotoense M-412 from the Avilés Canyon in the Cantabrian Sea. Marine Drugs

Romero-Romero, S., Herrero, L., Fernández, M., Gomara, B. and Acuña, J.L. (2017) Biomagnification of persistent organic pollutants in a deep-sea, temperate food web. Science of the Total Environment 605-606: 589-597. DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.06.148

Fernández-Rodríguez, I., Arias, A., Borrell, Y.J., Anadón, N., Massin, C. and Acuña, J. L. (2017) Psolus rufus, a new species of sea cucumber (Holothuroidea: Psolidae) from northern Spain (Bay of Biscay). Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. DOI: 10.1017/S0025315417001138

Pascual, M., Neubert, M. G., Acuña, J. L., Solow, A. R.,  Dominguez-Carrió, C., Salvador, J.,  Olariaga, A., Fuentes, V. (2016) Environmental drivers of the population dynamics of the salp Thalia democratica from in situ observations. Marine Ecology Progress Series 561: 189–201. doi: 10.3354/meps11915

Rivera, A., Gelcich, S., García-Flórez, L., Acuña, J. L. (2016). Trends, drivers and lessons from a long-term data-series of the Asturian (North Spain) gooseneck barnacle territorial use rights system. Bulletin of Marine Science 92(3). doi:

Sarmiento-Vizcaíno, A., González, V., Braña, A.F., Palacios, J. J., Otero, L., Fernández, J., Molina, A., Kulik, A., Vázquez, F., Acuña, J. L., García, L. A., Blanco, G. (2016) Pharmacological Potential of Phylogenetically Diverse Actinobacteria Isolated from Deep-Sea Coral Ecosystems of the Submarine Avilés Canyon in the Cantabrian Sea. Microbial Ecology. doi:10.1007/s00248-016-0845-2

Romero-Romero, S., Molina-Ramírez, A., Höfer, J., Duineveld, G., Rumín-Caparrós, A., Sanchez-Vidal, A., Canals, M., Acuña, J. L. (2016) Seasonal pathways of organic matter within the Avilés submarine canyon: Food web implications. Deep Sea Res. I 117: 1-10. doi:

Rivera, A., Gelcich, S., García-Flórez, L., Acuña, J. L. (2016) Incorporating landscape metrics into invertebrate fisheries management: case study of the gooseneck barnacle in Asturias (N. Spain). ICES Journal of Marine Science 73: doi: 10.1093/icesjms/fsw029

Höfer, J., Weidberg, N., Molina-Ramírez, A., Cañas-Rueda, A., García-Flórez, L., Fernández-Rueda, M. P., Acuña, J. L. (2015) Small-scale effects of a river plume front on the distribution of salps and doliolids. Journal of Plankton Research. In press

Romero-Romero, S., Molina-Ramírez, A., Höfer, J., Acuña, J.L. (2015) Body size based trophic structure of a deep marine ecosystem. Ecology 9(1): 171-181. DOI: 10.1890/15-0234.1

Jarpers, C., Acuña, J. L and Brodeur, R. (2015) Interactions of gelatinous zooplankton within marine food webs. Journal of Plankton Research. doi: 10.1093/plankt/fbv068

Rivera, A. Gelcich, S. García-Florez, J.L., Acuña, J.L. (2015) Assessing the sustainability and adaptive capacity of the gooseneck barnacle co-management system in Asturias, N. Spain. AMBIO. doi:10.1007/s13280-015-0687-z [pdf]

Blanco, G., Sarmiento-Vizcaíno, A., Braña, A. F., González, V., Nava, H., Molina, A., LLera, E., Fiedler, H-P., Rico, J. M., García-Flórez, L., Acuña, J. L., García, L. A. (2015) Atmospheric dispersal of bioactive Streptomyces albidoflavus strains among terrestrial and marine environments. Microbial Ecology. doi:10.1007/s00248-015-0654-z [pdf]

Sarmiento-Vizcaíno, A., González, V., Braña, A. F., Molina, A., Acuña, J. L., García, L. A., Blanco, G. (2015) Myceligenerans cantabricum sp. nov., a barotolerant actinobacterium isolated from a deep cold-water coralInternational Journal of  Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology, 565:1328-1334. DOI: 10.1099/ijs.0.000107 [pdf]

Molina-Ramírez, A., Cáceres, C., Romero-Romero, S., Bueno, J., González-Gordillo, J. I., Irigoien, X., Sostres, J., Bode, A., Mompeán, C., Fernández Puelles, M. L., Echevarria, F., Duarte, C. M., Acuña, J. L. (2015) Functional differences in the allometry of the water, carbon and nitrogen content of gelatinous organisms. Journal of Plankton Research. doi: 10.1093/plankt/fbv037

Rivera, A. Gelcich, S. García-Florez, L. Alcázar, J.L., Acuña, J.L. (2014) Co-management in Europe: Insights from the gooseneck barnacle fishery in Asturias, Spain. Marine Policy 50: 300-308. doi:10.1016/j.marpol.2014.07.011

Braña, A. F., Fiedler, H-P., Nava, H., González, V., Sarmiento-Vizcaíno, A., Molina, A., Acuña, J.L., García, L. A., Blanco, G. (2014) Two Streptomyces Species Producing Antibiotic, Antitumor, and Anti-Inflammatory Compounds Are Widespread Among Intertidal Macroalgae and Deep-Sea Coral Reef Invertebrates from the Central Cantabrian Sea. Microbial Ecology 69:512–524. [pdf] DOI 10.1007/s00248-014-0508-0

Weidberg, N., Lobón, C., López, E., Fernández, L., García, M.P., Largier, J., Acuña, J. L. (2014) Effect of nearshore surface slicks on meroplankton distribution: role of larval behaviour. Marine Ecology Progress Series 506: 15-30. DOI: 10.3354/meps10777

Irigoien, X., T. Klevjer, A. Røstad, U. Martinez, G. Boyra, J.L. Acuña, A. Bode, F. Echevarria, J.I. González-Gordillo, S. Hernandez-Leon, S. Agustí, D. Aksnes, C.M. Duarte y S. Kaartvedt. 2014. Large Mesopelagic Fish Biomass and Trophic Efficiency in the Open Ocean. Nature Communications.  doi:10.1038/ncomms4271 [pdf]

Rivera A, Weidberg N, Pardiñas AF, González-Gil R, García-Flórez L, Acuña, J.L. (2013) Role of Upwelling on Larval Dispersal and Productivity of Gooseneck Barnacle Populations in the Cantabrian Sea: Management Implications. PLoS ONE 8(11): e78482. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0078482 [pdf]

Gordoa, A., Acuña, J. L., Farres, R. Bacher, K. (2013) Burst feeding of Pelagia noctiluca ephyrae on Atlantic Bluefin Tuna (Thunnus thynnus) eggs. PLoS ONE 8(9): e74721. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0074721 [web][pdf]

Weidberg, N., Acuña, J.L., Lobón, C. (2013) Seasonality and fine-scale meroplankton distribution off the central Cantabrian Coast. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 442: 47-57. [pdf]

Lobón, C. M., Bouquet, J-M., Reeve, M., Novac, A., Acuña, J. L., Thompson, E. M. and Troedsson, C. (2013) Response of the pelagic tunicate appendicularian, Oikopleura dioica to controlled simulations of a strong bloom condition: A bottom-up perspective. Limnology and Oceanography 58(1), 2013: 215-226. DOI: 10.4319/lo.2013.58.1.0215. [pdf]

Acuña, J.L., López-Urrutia, A. y Colin, S. (2011) Faking giants: the evolution of high prey clearance rates in jellyfishes. Science 333: 1627-1629.  DOI:10.1126/science.1205134 [abstract][pdf][pdf presentation english][presentacion pdf español][supplementary materials]

Lobón CM, Acuña JL, López-Álvarez M, Capitanio FL (2011) Heritability of morphological and life history traits in a pelagic tunicate. Mar Ecol Prog Ser 422:145-154. [pdf]

López-Alvarez, M., Acuña, J. L., Sostres, J., Arrontes, J. (2010) Experimental dynamics of nitrate uptake by winter phytoplankton assemblages. Journal of Plankton Research, 32: 885-898. [pdf]

Acuña, J. L., López, M., Nogueira, E., González, F. (2010) Diatom floatation at the onset of the Spring Phytoplankton Bloom: an in situ experiment. Marine Ecology Progress Series 400: 115-125. doi: 10.3354/meps08405. [pdf][resumen y agradecimientos en español][vídeo sobre las campañas DINAPROFIT]

Louzao, M., Anadón, N., Arrontes, J., Álvarez-Claudio, C., Fuente, D. M., Ocharán, F., Anadón, A., Acuña, J. L. (2010). Macrobenthic community assemblages in the Avilés Canyon, N Iberian Shelf: baseline biodiversity information for a marine protected area. Journal of Marine Systems 80: 47-56. doi: 10.1016/j.jmarsys.2009.09.006 [pdf][supplementary data][resumen y agradecimientos  en español]

Troedsson, C. , Bouquet, J-M., Skinnes, R., Acuña, J. L., Zech, K.,  Frischer, M. E. and Thompson, E. M. (2009). Regulation of filter-feeding house components in response to varying food regimes in the appendicularian, Oikopleura dioica. Journal of Plankton Research.3(12): 1453-1463.  doi:10.1093/plankt/fbp085 [pdf]

Álvarez, E., Nogueira, E. Acuña, J. L., López-Álvarez, M., Sostres, J. (2009) Short-term dynamics of late-winter phytoplankton blooms in a temperate ecosystem (Central Cantabrian Sea, Southern Bay of Biscay). Journal of Plankton Research 31(6):601-617; doi:10.1093/plankt/fbp012 [pdf]

Lobón, C., Fernández, C., Arrontes, J., Rico, J. M., Acuña, J. L., Anadón, R., Monteoliva, A. (2008). Effects of the ‘Prestige’ oil spill on macroalgal assemblages: large-scale comparison. Marine Pollution Bulletin 56(6): 1192-1200. doi: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2008.02.009. [pdf]

Acuña, J. L., Puente, A., Anadón, R., Fernández, C., Vera, M. L., Rico, J. M., Arrontes, J. Juanes, J. (2008) Large-scale fuel deposition patterns in northern Spanish shores following the Prestige’s oil spill. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom 88: 463-468. doi: 10.1017/S0025315408000830. [pdf][resumen y agradecimentos en español]

Echevarría, F., Acuña, J.L., Hernández-León, S., Saiz, E., Santos, A.M.P. and Barangé, M. (2007) Ecological functioning of the Iberian Seas: a synthesis of GLOBEC research in Spain and Portugal. Progress in Oceanography 74: 95-97. [pdf]

Urban-Rich, J., Fernández, D. and Acuña, J. L. (2006) Grazing impacts on Chromophoric Dissolved Organic Matter (CDOM) by the larvacean Oikopleura dioica. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 317:101-110. doi: 10.3354/meps317101. [pdf]

Urban-Rich, J., J. T. McCarty, D. Fernandez and J. L. Acuna (2006). “Larvaceans and copepods excrete fluorescent dissolved organic matter (FDOM). Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 332(1): 96-105. doi: 10.1016/j.jembe.2005.11.023  [pdf]

Deibel, D., Saunders, P. A., Acuña, J. L., Bochdansky, A., Shiga, N. and Rivkin, R. 2004. The role of appendicularian tunicates in the biogenic carbon cycle of three arctic polynyas. In Gorsky, G. Youngbluth, M. and Deibel, D. (eds.), Response of marine ecosystems to global change: Ecological impact of appendicularians, pp. 333-362. GB Scientific Publishers. [pdf]

López-Urrutia, A., Harris, R. P., Acuña, J. L., Bämstedt, U., Flood, P. R., Fyhn, H. J., Gasser, B., Gorsky, G., Irigoien, X y Martinussen, M. (2004) A comparison of appendicularian seasonal cycles in four distinct European coastal environments. In Gorsky, G. Youngbluth, M. and Deibel, D. (eds.), Response of marine ecosystems to global change: Ecological impact of appendicularians, pp 261-280. GB Scientific Publishers. [pdf]

Fernández, D., A. López-Urrutia, Acuña, J. L y Harris, R. (2004). Retention efficiency of 0.2 to 6 µm particles by the appendicularian Oikopleura dioica and Fritillaria borealis. Marine Ecology Progress Series 266: 89-101. doi: 10.3354/meps266089. [pdf][corrigendum]

Fernández, D. and J. L. Acuña (2003). Enhancement of marine phytoplankton blooms by appendicularian grazers. Limnology and Oceanography 48(2): 587-593. [pdf]

López-Urrutia, A., J. L. Acuña, Irigoyen, X. y Harris, R. (2003). Food limitation and growth in temperate epipelagic appendicularians (Tunicata). Marine Ecology Progress Series 252: 143-157.  doi: 10.3354/meps252143. [pdf]

López-Urrutia, A., X. Irigoien, Acuña, J. L y Harris, R. (2003). In situ feeding physiology and grazing impact of the appendicularian community in temperate waters. Marine Ecology Progress Series 252: 125-141. doi: 10.3354/meps252125. [pdf]

Acuña, J. L., D. Deibel, Saunders, P. A., Booth, B., Hatfield, E., Klein, B., Mei, Z_P. y Rivkin, R. (2002). Phytoplankton ingestion by appendicularians in the North Water. Deep-Sea Research Pt II 49: 5101-5115.

Cabal, J. A., F. Alvarez-Marqués, Acuña, J. L., Quevedo, M., González-Quirós, R., Huskin, I., Fernández, D., Del Valle, C. and Anadón, R. (2002). “Mesozooplankton distribution and grazing during the productive season in the Northwest Antarctic Peninsula (FRUELA cruises).” Deep-Sea Research Pt II 49: 869-882. [pdf]

Acuña, J. L. (2001). Pelagic Tunicates: Why Gelatinous? American Naturalist 158(1): 100-107. [pdf]

Acuña, J. L. and M. Kiefer (2000). Functional response of the appendicularian Oikopleura dioica. Limnology and Oceanography 45(3): 608-618. [pdf]

Acuña, J. L., D. Deibel, Bochdansky, A. B. y Hatfield, E. (1999). In situ ingestion rates of appendicularian tunicates in the Northeast Water Polynya (NE Greenland). Marine Ecology Progress Series 186: 149-160. [pdf]

López-Urrutia, A. and J. L. Acuña (1999). Gut throughput dynamics in the appendicularian Oikopleura dioica. Marine Ecology Progress Series 191: 195-205.[pdf]

Acuña, J. L., Deibel, D. y Morris, C. C. (1996). Particle capture mechanism of the pelagic tunicate Oikopleura vanhoeffeni. Limnology and Oceanography 41(8): 1800-1814. [pdf]

Acuña, J. L., Deibel, D. y Sooley, S. (1994). A simple device to transfer large and delicate planktonic organisms. Limnology and Oceanography 39(8): 2001-2003. [pdf]

Fernández, E., J. Cabal, Acuña, J.L., Bode, A., Botas, A. y García-Soto, C. (1993). “Plankton distribution across a slope current-induced front in the southern Bay of Biscay.” Journal of Plankton Research 15(6): 619-641.

Acuña, J. L. (1994). Summer vertical distribution of appendicularians in the central Cantabrian Sea (Bay of Biscay). Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the nited Kingdom 74: 585-601.

Bedo, A. W., Acuña, J. L., Robins, D. y Harris, R. (1993). Grazing in the micron and the sub-micron particle size range: the case of Oikopleura dioica (Appendicularia). Bulletin of Marine Science 53(1): 2-14. [pdf]

Acuña, J. L. y Anadón, R. (1992). Appendicularian assemblages in a shelf area and their relationship with temperature. Journal of Plankton Research 14(9): 1233-1250. [pdf]

Cabal, J. A., Fernández, E., Acuña, J. L., Bode, A., Botas, A. y Alvarez-Marqués, F. (1989) Distribución espacial del plancton en un frente costero. Revista de la Facultad de Biología, 7: 51-56. [pdf]

fernández, E., Acuña, J.L., Bode, A., Cabal, J.A., Botas, J.A., y Alvarez-Marqués, F. (1988) Variations in particle size spectra through an estuarine plume front. Investigación Pesquera 52(4): 549-560. [pdf]

Non peer-reviewed/No revisados por pares


Duarte, C., Acuña, J. L., Alvarez, X. A., Blasco, D., Bordons, M., Costas, R., Dañobeitia, J. J., Hernández-León, S., Losada, I., Morales, B., Nombela, M. A., Ruiz, J., Zanuy, S. (2006). Las Ciencias y Tecnologías Marinas en España. Informes CSIC. Cyan.[pdf]

Acuña, J. L., Daly, K. y Deibel, D. (1994) Zooplankton Grazing. In “Reports on Polar Research, Expedition ARKTIS  IX/2 & 3″. Kattner y H.J. Hirche (Eds). AWI institute,Bremerhaven

Cabal, J., Acuña, J. L., Menéndez, P., Perez, C., Villegas, M. L., Alvarez-Marques, F. y Anadón, E. 1990. Datos básicos de las campañas “COCACE”.  II.‑ Zooplancton de la costa central del Cantábrico (Asturias). Biodatos  Básicos Revista de Biología de la Universidad de Oviedo: 1-50.

Anadón, R., Fernández, E., Botas, A., Bode, A., Serret, P., Acuña, J. L., Cabal, J., Sostres, J. y Alvarez-Marqués, F. (1991) Datos básicos de la campaña”ASFLOR I”. Biodatos  Básicos Revista de Biología de la Universidad de Oviedo: 1-6.

Acuña, J. L. (2001) Appendicularian outbreaks: accident or rule?. En “Gelatinous zooplankton outbreaks: theory and practice.”  CIESM workshop Series nº 14. Naples. 112 pp. [pdf]


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