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Past Principal Investigators
  • Myers, Ransom - in memoriam
  • Marta Coll Montón
    Post-Doctoral Fellow
    Dept. of Biological Sciences
    Dalhousie University
    Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    B3H 4R2
    Phone: 902-494-3406
    Email: martacoll-replace-dal.ca
    Dr Marta Coll Monton is a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute of Marine Science (Barcelona, Spain) in collaboration with Dalhousie University (Halifax, Canada). She is currently working on the Marie Curie project "ECOFUN: Analysis of biodiversity changes on structural and functional properties of marine ecosystems under cumulative human stressors" (International Outgoing Fellowships FP7-PEOPLE-2007-4-1-IOF, European Community). Her interest focuses on understanding how documented changes on marine biodiversity have been translated into changes on ecosystem structure and functioning, and services to humans, and how these changes may impact ecosystems in the future. To do so, she applies various ecological modelling tools using historical and fisheries data and combines it with laboratory experiments and field work data analysis. Her PhD work was based on studying marine ecosystems in the Mediterranean Sea, where she studied the ecosystem impacts of fishing by means of food-web modelling and trophodynamic indicators.

    Lotze, H. K., M. Coll, J. A. Dunne. Historical changes in marine resources, food-web structure and ecosystem functioning in the Adriatic Sea, Mediterranean. Ecosystems, in press.

    Costello, M.J., M. Coll, R. Danovaro, P. Halpin, H. Ojaveer, P. Miloslavich. 2010. A census of marine biodiversity knowledge, resources and future challenges. PLoS ONE, 5(8): e12110.

    Coll, M., A. Santojanni, I. Palomera, E. Arneri. 2010. Ecosystem assessment of the North-Central Adriatic (Mediterranean Sea): towards a multivariate reference framework. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 417: 193-210.

    Coll, M., C. Piroddi, J. Steenbeek, K. Kaschner, F. Ben Rais Lasram, J. Aguzzi, E. Ballesteros, C. Nike Bianchi, J. Corbera, T. Dailianis, R. Danovaro, M. Estrada, C. Froglia, B. S. Galil, J. M. Gasol, R. Gertwagen, J. Gil, F. Guilhaumon, K. Kesner-Reyes, M.-S. Kitsos, A. Koukouras, N. Lampadariou, E. Laxamana, C. M. López-Fé de la Cuadra, H. K. Lotze, D. Martin, D. Mouillot, D. Oro, S Raicevich, J. Rius-Barile, J. I. Saiz-Salinas, C. San Vicente, S. Somot, J. Templado, X. Turon, D. Vafidis, R. Villanueva & E. Voultsiadou. 2010. The biodiversity of the Mediterranean Sea: estimates, patterns and threats. PLoS ONE, 5(8): e11842.

    Libralato, S., M. Coll, M. Tempesta., A. Santojanni., M. Spoto, I. Palomera, E. Arner, & C. Solidoro. Food-web traits of protected and exploited areas of the Adriatic Sea. Biological Conservation, 143: 2182-2194.

    Coll, M., L.J. Shannon, D. Yemane, J. Link, H. Ojaveer, S. Neira, D. Jouffre, P. Labrosse, J. J. Heymans, E. A. Fulton & Y.-J. Shin. 2010. Ranking ecological relative status of exploited marine ecosystems. ICES Journal of Marine Science, 67: 769-786.

    Link, J., D. Yemane, L.J. Shannon, M. Coll, Y. J. Shin, L. Hill, M.F. Borges, A. Bundy, K. Aydin. 2010. Relating Marine Ecosystem Indicators to Fishing and Major Environmental Drivers. ICES Journal of Marine Science, 67: 787-795.

    Shin, Y.J, L. J. Shannon, A. Bundy, M. Coll, J. L. Blanchard, M.-F. Borges, J. Cotter, Ph. M. Cury, J. J. Heymans, D. Jouffre, J. Link, C. Möllmann, H. Ojaveer, K. O.M. Abdallahi, M.-J. Rochet, & D. Yemane. 2010. Using indicators for evaluating, comparing and communicating the ecological status of exploited marine ecosystems. Part 2: Setting the scene. 2010. ICES Journal of Marine Science, 67: 692-716.

    Shin, Y.J, A. Bundy, L. J. Shannon, M. Simier, M. Coll, E. A. Fulton, D. Jouffre, H. Ojaveer, J. J. Heymans, & T. Raid. Can simple be useful and reliable? Using ecological indicators for representing and comparing the states of marine ecosystems. 2010. ICES Journal of Marine Science, 67: 717-731.

    Blanchard, J.L., M. Coll, J. Cotter, J. Link, V. Trenkel, R. Vergnon, D. Yemane & Y.-J- Shin. 2010. Trend analysis of indicators: a comparison of recent changes in the status of marine ecosystems around the world. ICES Journal of Marine Science, 67: 732-744.

    Shannon, L.J., M. Coll, D. Yemane, D. Jouffre, S. Neira, A. Betrand, E. Diaz & Y.J. Shin. 2010. Comparing data-based indicators across upwelling and comparable systems for communicating ecosystem states and trends. ICES Journal of Marine Science, 67: 807-832.

    Jouffe, D., M.F. Borges, A. Bundy, M. Coll, I. Diallo, E. Fulton, J. Guitton, P. Labrosse, K. ould Mohamed Abdellahi, B. Masumbuko & D. Thiao. 2010. Analysis of indicators calculated from scientific trawling surveys. ICES Journal of Marine Science, 67: 796-806.

    Tsagarakis, K., M. Coll, M. Giannoulaki, C. Papakonstantinou, A. Machias. 2010. Food-web traits of the North Aegean Sea continental shelf (Eastern Mediterranean, Greece) and comparison with other Mediterranean ecosystems. Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science, 88(2): 233-248.

    Mackinson, S., Daskalov,G., Heymans J.J., Neira, S. Arancibia, H., Zetina-Rejón, M., Jiang, H., Cheng, H.Q., Coll, M., Arreguin-Sanchez, F., Keeble, K, & Shannon, L. 2009. Which forcing factors fit? Using ecosystem models to investigate the relative influence of fishing and changes in primary productivity on the dynamics of marine ecosystems. Ecological Modelling, 220: 2972-2987.

    Shannon, L.J, M. Coll & S. Neira. Understanding the behaviour of ecological indicators using food web models fitted to time series of abundance and catch data. Ecosystem Indicators, 9: 1078-1095.

    Sardà , F., J. B. Company, G. Rotllant & M. Coll. 2009. Biological patterns and ecological indicators for Mediterranean fish and crustaceans below 1 000 m: a review. Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries, 19(3): 329-347.

    Coll, M., I. Palomera & S. Tudela. 2009. Decadal changes in a NW Mediterranean Sea food web in relation to fishing exploitation. Ecological Modelling, 220: 2088-2102.

    Mora, C., R.A. Myer, M. Coll, S. Libralato, T.J. Pitcher, R.U. Sumaila, D. Zeller, R. Watson, K.J.Gaston, & B. Worm. 2009. Management Effectiveness of the World's Marine Fisheries. PLos Biology, 7(6): e1000131

    Coll, M., A. Santojanni, I. Palomera, & E. Arneri. 2009. Food-web dynamics in the North-Central Adriatic marine ecosystem (Mediterranean Sea) over the last three decades. Marine Ecology Progress Series, Marine Ecology Progress Series, 381: 17-37.

    Coll, M., A. Bundy & L.J. Shannon. Ecosystem Modeling using the Ecopath with Ecosim approach. 2008. In. B. Megrey and E. Moksness. Computers in Fisheries Research. Second edition. Springer. Book chapter. 225-291.

    Coll, M., I. Palomera, S. Tudela & M. Dowd. 2008. Food-web dynamics in the South Catalan Sea ecosystem (NW Mediterranean) for 1978-2003. Ecological Modelling, 217(1-2):95-116.

    Coll, M., H. Lotze & T. Romanuk. 2008. Structural degradation in Mediterranean Sea food webs: testing ecological hypotheses using stochastic and mass-balance modelling. Ecosystems, 11: 939-960.

    Coll, M., S. Libralato, S. Tudela, I. Palomera, & F. Pranovi. 2008. Ecosystem Overfishing in the Ocean. PLos ONE, 3(12): e3881.

    Coll, M., N. Bahamon, F. Sardà, I. Palomera, S. Tudela & P. Suuronen. 2008. Improved trawl selectivity: effects on ecosystems in the South Catalan Sea (NW Mediterranean). Marine Ecology Progress Series, 355: 131-147.

    Libralato, S., M. Coll, S. Tudela, I. Palomera & F. Pranovi. 2008. Novel index for quantification of ecosystem effects of fishing as removal of secondary production. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 355: 107-129.

    Palomera, I., M. P. Olivar, J. Salat, A. Sabatés, M. Coll, A. García & B. Morales-Nin. 2007. Small pelagic fish in the NW Mediterranean Sea: An ecological review. Progress in Oceanography, 74: 377-396.

    Coll, M., A. Santojanni, E. Arneri, I. Palomera, & S. Tudela. 2007. An ecosystem model of the Northern and Central Adriatic Sea: analysis of ecosystem structure and fishing impacts. Journal of Marine Systems. 67: 119-154.

    Coll, M., L. J. Shannon, C. L. Moloney, I. Palomera, & S. Tudela. 2006. Comparing trophic flows and fishing impacts of a NW Mediterranean ecosystem with coastal upwellings by means of standardized ecological models and indicators. Ecological Modelling. 198: 53 -70.

    Coll, M., I. Palomera, S. Tudela, & F. Sardà. 2006. Trophic flows, ecosystem structure and fishing impacts in the South Catalan Sea, Northwestern Mediterranean. Journal of Marine Systems. 59: 63-96.

    Tudela, S., M. Coll, & I. Palomera. 2005. Developing an operational reference framework for fisheries management on the basis of a two-dimensional index of ecosystem overfishing. ICES Journal of Marine Science. 62(3): 585-591.

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