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The Statistical Modeling Ecology Group (SMEG) is an inter-disciplinary research group, linking researchers from the Schools of Mathematics and Statistics, Biology and Ecology.
Our remit is to develop and apply advanced mathematical and statistical methods to collecting and analyzing ecological/biological data, thereby improving the understanding and management of natural resources and their environment.

Fernández-Corredor, E., Albo-Puigserver, M., Pennino, M. G., Bellido, J.M., Coll, M. (2021). Influence of environmental factors on different life stages of European anchovy (Engraulis encrasicolus) and European sardine (Sardina pilchardus) from the Mediterranean Sea: a literature review. Regional Studies in Marine Science. 101606.



García-Rodríguez, E., Vivas, M., Bellido, J.M., Esteban, A., M.A. Torres (2021). Trophic ontogeny and feeding strategies of seven key Gadiformes species in the Western Mediterranean Sea. Fishery Bulletin. In press.


Prado, J. Kinas, P., Pennino, M. G., Seyboth, E., Silveira, F.R. G., Ferreira, E.C., Secchi, E. (2021). Definition of no-fishing zones and fishing effort limits to reduce franciscana by-catch to sustainable levels in southern Brazil. Animal Conservation. In press.


Izquierdo, F., Paradinas, I., Cerviño, S., Conesa, D., Fernandez, A., Velasco, F., Preciado, I., Punzon, A., Saborido-Rey, F., Pennino, M. G., (2021). Spatio-temporal assessment of the European hake (Merluccius merluccius) recruits in the northern Iberian Peninsula. Frontiers in Marine Science. 8: 614675.



Lloret-Lloret, E., Pennino, M. G., Vilas, D., Navarro, J., Bellido, J.M., Coll, M., (2021). Main drivers of spatial change in the biomass of commercial species between summer and winter in the NW Mediterranean Sea. Marine Environmental Research. 105227.



Ramirez, F., Pennino, M. G., Albo-Puigserver, M., Steenbeek, J., Bellido, J.M., Coll, M. (2021). SOS small pelagics: a Safe Operating Space for small pelagic fish in the Western Mediterranean Sea. Science of the Total Environment. 144002.



Guerra, T., Falcao Fraga dos Santos, J., Pennino, M. G., Lopes, P. (2021). Damage or benefit? How future scenarios of climate change may affect the distribution of small pelagic fishes in the coastal seas of the Americas. Fisheries Research. 234, 105815.



Martínez-Minaya, J., Conesa, D., López-Quílez, A., Mira, J.L., Vicent, A., (2021). Modelling Inoculum Availability of Plurivorosphaerella nawae in Persimmon Leaf Litter with Bayesian Beta Regression. Phytopathology.



Sarzo, B., King, R., Conesa, D., Hentati-Sundberg, J., (2021). Correcting bias in partially monitored populations using integrated models. Journal of Agricultural, Biological and Environmental Statistics, 1-20.


Antelo L.T., Bellido, J.M., Valeiras, J., Pérez-Martín, R.I., (2020). Innovative marine technologies applied to discard mitigation and management: The MARTEC18 conference. Marine Policy, Volume 116, 2020, 103911, ISSN 0308-597X.



Bellido J.M., Sumaila U.R., Sánchez-Lizaso J.L., Palomares M.L., Pauly D., (2020). Input versus output controls as instruments for fisheries management with a focus on Mediterranean fisheries. Marine Policy, 2020,103786, ISSN 0308-597X.



De Juan S, Hinz, H., Sartor, P. Vitale, S., Bentes, L., Bellido, J.M., Musumeci, C., Massi, D., Gancitano, V., Demestre, M. (2020). Vulnerability of Demersal Fish Assemblages to Trawling Activities: A Traits-Based Index. Frontiers in Marine Science. 7:44.



García-Rodríguez E, Vivas, M., Torres, M.A., Esteban, A., Bellido, J.M. (2020). Revealing environmental forcing in the different trophic guilds of fish communities off the Western Mediterranean Sea. Journal of Sea Research 166 (2020) 101958.



Giménez, J, Cardador, L., Mazor, T., Kark, S., Bellido, J.M., Coll, M., Navarro, J., (2020). Marine protected areas for demersal elasmobranchs in highly exploited Mediterranean ecosystems. Marine Environmental Research, Volume 160, 2020,105033, ISSN 0141-1136.



Sánchez Lizaso J.L., Sola, I., Guijarro-García, E., Bellido, J.M., Franquesa, R., (2020). A new management framework for western Mediterranean demersal fisheries. Marine Policy, Volume 112, 2020, 103772.



Lloret-Lloret, E., Navarro, J., Giménez, J., López, N., Albo-Puigserver, M., Pennino, M. G., Coll, M., (2020). The seasonal distribution of a highly commercial fish is related to ontogenetic changes in its feeding strategy.  Frontiers in Marine Science. 7, 1068.



Roos, N., Longo, G., Pennino, M. G., Francini-Filho, R., Carvalho, A. (2020). Protecting nursery areas without fisheries management is not enough to conserve the most endangered parrotfish of the Atlantic Ocean. Scientific reports. 10, 19143. 



Vighi, M., Borell, M.,Jackson, J., Carroll, E., Pennino, M. G., Aguilar, A. (2020). The missing whales: relevance of “struck and lost” rates for the impact assessment of historical whaling in the southwestern Atlantic Ocean. ICES Journal of Marine Science. In press. 



Bachiller, E., Albo-Puigserver, M., Giménez, J., Pennino, M. G., Marí-Mena, N., Esteban, A., Lloret-Lloret, E., Jadaud, A., Carro, B., Bellido, J.M., Coll, M. (2020). A trophic latitudinal gradient revealed in anchovy and sardine from the Western Mediterranean Sea using a multi-proxy approach. Scientific reports. 10, 17598.



 Lezama-Ochoa, N.,  Pennino, M. G., Stewart, J.D.,  Lopez, J., Murua, H. (2020). Using a Bayesian modelling approach (INLA-SPDE) to predict the occurrence of the Spinetail Devil Ray (Mobular mobular). Scientific reports. 10, 18822.



Inagaki, K., Pennino, M. G., Hay, M., Floeter, S., Longo, G. (2020). Trophic interactions will expand geographically, but be less intense as oceans warm. Global Change Biology. 26(12), 6805-6812.



Coll, M., Steenbeek, J., Pennino, M. G., Buszowski, J., Kaschner, K., Lotze, H., Rousseau, Y., Tittensor, D., Walters, C., Watson, R.A.,  Christensen, V., (2020). Advancing global ecological modelling capabilities to simulate future trajectories of change in marine ecosystems. Frontiers in Marine Science.  7, 741. 



Pennino, M. G., Coll., M., Albo-Puigserver, M., Fernández-Corredor, E., Steenbeek, J., Giráldez, A., González, M., Esteban, A., Bellido, J.M. (2020). Current and future influence of environmental factors on small pelagic fish distributions in the Northwestern Mediterranean Sea. Frontiers of Marine Science. 7: 622. 



Pennino, M. G., Bachiller, E., Lloret-Lloret, E.,  Esteban, A., Jadaud, A., Bellido, J.M., Coll., M. (2020). Ingestion of microplastics and occurrence of parasite association in Mediterranean anchovy and sardine. Marine Pollution Bulletin. 158: 111399.



Paradinas, I., Conesa, D., Martín López, L.M., López-Quílez, A., Esteban, A., Bellido, J.M., Pennino, M. G. (2020). Assessing the spatiotemporal persistence of fish distributions: A case study on red mullet (M. surmuletus and M. barbatus) in the western Mediterranean. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 644: 173-185. 



González Andrés, C., Cortes, J., Sanchez, J.L., Pennino, M. G. (2020). Illegal shing in Isla del Coco National Park: spatial-temporal distribution and the economic trade-offs. Marine Policy, 119: 104023. 



Orúe, B., Pennino, M. G., Lopez, J., Moreno, G., Santiago, J., Ramos, L. Murua, H. (2020). Seasonal distribution of tuna and non-tuna species associated with Drifting Fish Aggregating Devices (DFADs) in the Western Indian Ocean using fishery-independent data. Frontiers of Marine Science, 7:441.



Gamaza, M., Pennino, M. G., Torres, M.A., Acosta, J.J., Erzini, K., Sobrino, I. (2020). Discard practices in the gulf of Cadiz multispecies trawl fishery. Implications for the EU ‘Landing Obligation’. Marine Policy. 118: 104008. 



Damasio, L., Pennino, M. G., Lopes, P. Small changes, big impacts: geographic expansion in small-scale fisheries. Fisheries Research. 226, 105533. 


Orúe, B., Lopez, J., Pennino, M. G., Moreno, G., Santiago, J., Murua, H. (2020). Comparing the distribution of tropical tuna associated with drifting fish aggregating devices (DFADs) resulting from catch dependent and independent data. Deep-Sea Research Part II, 104747. 



Morato et al., (51 authors, Pennino, M. G. (in position 32). (2020). Climate-induced changes in the habitat suitability of cold-water corals and commercially important deep-sea fish in the North Atlantic. Global Change Biology, 26(4), 2181-2202.



Tovar Verba, J., Pennino, M. G., Coll, M., Lopes, P.  (2020). Assessing drivers of tropical and subtropical marine fish collapses of Brazilian Exclusive Economic Zone. Science of the Total Environment, 702, 134940. 


Silva, M., Pennino, M. G., Lopes, P. (2020). A social-ecological approach to estimate fisher resilience: A case study from Brazil. Ecology and Society, 25(1): 23.



Abad, E., Pennino, M.G., Valeiras, J., Vilela, R., Bellido, J.M., Punzon, A., Velasco (2020). Integrating spatial management measures into fisheries: the Lepidorhombus spp. case study. Marine Policy: MARTEC special issue, 116, 103739.



Vilas, D.,  Pennino, M. G., Bellido, J.M., Navarro, J., Palomera, I.,  Coll., M. (2020). Seasonality of spatial patterns of abundance, biomass and biodiversity in a demersal community of the NW Mediterranean Sea. ICES Journal of Marine Science, 77(2), 567-580.



Pennino, M. G., Bevilacqua, A.H., Torres, M. A., Bellido, J.M., Sole ,J., Steenbeek, J., Coll., M. Discard ban: A simulation-based approach combining hierarchical Bayesian and food web spatial models. Marine Policy: MARTEC special issue, 116, 103703.



Carvalho, A. R., Pennino, M. G., Bellido, J.M., Olavo, G. (2020). Small-scale shrimp fisheries bycatch: a multi-criteria approach for data-poor situations. Marine Policy: MARTEC special issue, 116, 103613.



Cendoya, M., Martínez-Minaya, M., Dalmau, V., Ferrer, A.,  Saponari, M., Conesa, D., López-Quílez, A., Vicent, A. (2020). Spatial Bayesian modeling applied to the surveys of Xylella fastidiosa in Alicante (Spain) and Apulia (Italy). Frontiers in Plant Science, 11:1204.



Sarzo, B., Conesa, D., King, R., (2020). Cormack-Jolly-Seber models: time and age perspectives. Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment, 34: 1683–1698.



Castilla, A., Méndez-Vigo, B., Marcer, A., Martínez-Minaya, J., Conesa, D., Picó, X., Alonso-Blanco, C. (2020). Ecological, genetic and evolutionary drivers of regional genetic differentiation in Arabidopsis thaliana. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 20:71.


Silva, M., Pennino, M. G., Lopes, P. (2019). Social-ecological trends: managing the vulnerability of coastal fishing communities. Ecology and Society, 24(4):4.



Barcala, E., Bellido, J. M., Bellodi, A., Carbonara, P., Carlucci, R., Casciaro, L., Esteban, A., Jadaud, A., Massaro, A., Peristaki, P., Meléndez, M. J., Pérez Gil, J. L., Salmerón, F., Pennino, M.G. (2019). Spatio-temporal variability in the distribution pattern of anglerfish species in the Mediterranean Sea. Scientia Marina, 83S1: 0214-8358. 



Lezama-Ochoa, N., Hall, M., Pennino, M. G., Stewart, J.D., Lopez, J., Murua, H. Environmental characteristics associated with the presence of the Spinetail Devil Ray (Mobula mobular) in the Eastern Tropical Pacific. PLoS ONE, 14(8). 



Roos, N., Pennino, M. G., Carvalho, A. R., Longo, G. (2019). Drivers of abundance and biomass of Brazilian parrotfishes. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 623, 117-130.



Martinez.Minaya, J., Conesa, D., Bakka, H., Pennino, M. G. (2019). Dealing with physical barriers in bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) distribution. Ecological Modelling, 406, 44-49.



  1. Martínez-Minaya, D. Conesa, M.J. Fortin, C. Alonso-Blanco, F.X. Picó and A. Marcer (2019). A hierarchical Bayesian Beta regression approach to study the effects of geographical genetic structure and spatial autocorrelation on species distribution range shifts. Molecular Ecology Resources, 19: 929–943. Selected by Editor to Interviews with authors blog of the Journal. More at:


  1. Sarzo, C. Armero, D. Conesa, J. Hentati-Sundberg and O. Olsson (2019). Bayesian immature survival analysis of the largest colony of common murre in the Baltic Sea. Waterbirds, 42(3): 304–313.


Coll, M., Pennino, M. G., Steenbeek, J., Sole, J., Bellido, J.M. (2019). Predicting marine species distributions: complementarity of food-web and Bayesian hierarchical modelling approaches.  Ecological Modelling, 405, 86-101.


Noleto-Filho, E. M., Pennino, M. G., dos Santos Gauy, A. C., Cesar Bolognesi, M., Goncalves de Freitas, E. (2019). The bias of combining variables on fish’s aggressive behavior studies.  Behavioural Processes, 164, 65-77. 



Fournier, A., Penone, C., Pennino, M. G., Courchamp, F. (2019). Predicting future invaders and future invasions. PNAS, 116(16), 7905-7910.



Pennino, M. G., Guijarro-García, E., Vilela, R., del Río, J.L., Bellido, J.M. (2019). Modeling the distribution of thorny skate (Amblyraja radiata) in the Southern Grand Banks (Newfoundland, Canada). Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences., 999, 1-10.



 Lopes, P., Verba, J., Begossi, A., Pennino, M. G., Predicting species distribution from fishers’ local ecological knowledge: an alternative for data-poor management. (2019). Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 76(8): 1423-1431. 



Pennino, M. G., Paradinas, I., Muñoz, F., Illian, J.,Quilez-Lopez, A., Bellido, J.M., Conesa, D. (2019). Accounting for preferential sampling in species distribution models. Ecology and Evolution, 9(1), 653-663. 



Pennino, M. G., Vilela, R., Bellido, J.M. (2019). Effects of environmental data temporal resolution on the performance of species distribution models. Journal of Marine Systems, 189, 78-86.



Pennino, M. G., Vilela, R., Bellido, J.M., Velasco, F. (2019). Balancing resources protection and fishing activity: the case of the European hake in the northern Iberian Peninsula. Fisheries Oceanography, 28(1), 54-65. 



Hidalgo M., Ligas, A., Bellido, J.M., Bitetto, I., Carbonara, P., Carlucci, R., Guijarro, B., Jadaud, A., Lembo, G., Manfredi, C., Esteban, A., Garofalo, G., Ikica, Z., García, C., Gil de Sola, L., Kavadas, S., Maina, I., Sion, L., Vittori, S., Vrgoc, N., (2019). Size-dependent survival of European hake juveniles in the Mediterranean Sea. Scientia. Marina 83S1, https://doi.org/10.3989/scimar.04857.16A


Stithou M, Vassilopoulou, V., Tsagarakis, K., Edridge, A., Machias, A., Maniopoulou, M.,. Dogrammatzi, A., Bellido, J.M., Carbonara, P., Carbonell, A., Lembo, G., (2019). Discarding in Mediterranean trawl fisheries—a review of potential measures and stakeholder insights. Maritime Studies.



Rodríguez-Rodríguez, G., Ballesteros, V.H.M., Valeiras, J., Bellido, J.M., (2019). Input-output analysis of the economic impacts of the landing obligation: Snap-shot from the trawler fleet in Northern Iberian waters (Spain). Ocean and Coastal Management 172: 146–156. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2019.02.006


Rodríguez de Rivera, O., Blangiardo, M., López-Quílez, A., Martín-Sanz, I. (2019). Species Distribution Modelling through Bayesian hierarchical approach. Theoretical Ecology 12: 49–59. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12080-018-0387-y

Dell’Apa, A., Pennino, M. G., Bangley, C., Bonzek, C. (2018). A hierarchical Bayesian modeling approach for the habitat distribution of Smooth Dogfish, by sex and season, in inshore coastal waters of the U.S. Northwest Atlantic. Marine and Coastal Fisheries, 10(6), 590-605. 



Pennino, M. G., Rufener, M., Thomé-Souza, M. J. F., Carvalho, A.R., Lopes, P.F.M., Sumaila, R.U., (2018). Searching for a compromise between biological and economic demands to protect vulnerable habitats. Scientific Reports, 8, 7791. 



Paradinas, I., Pennino, M.G., Marin, M., Lopez-Quilez, A.,  Bellido, J.M., Conesa, D., (2018). Modelling spatially sampled proportion processes. REVSTAT, Statistical Journal, 16(1), 71-86.


Martinez.Minaya, J., Camiletti, M., Conesa, D., Pennino, M. G. (2018). Species distribution modeling: a statistical review with focus in spatio-temporal issues. Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment, 32, 3227-3244. 



  1. Martínez-Minaya, D. Conesa, A. López-Quílez and A. Vicent (2018). Spatial and climatic factors associated with the geographical distribution of citrus black spot disease in South Africa. A Bayesian latent Gaussian model approach. European Journal of Plant Pathology, 151(4): 991–1007.


Stelzenmüller, V., Coll, M., Mazaris, A. D., Giakoumi, S., Katsanevakis, S., Portman, M., Degen, R., Mackelworth, P., Gimpe, A., Albano, P. G., Almpanidou, V., Claudet, J., Essel, F., Evagelopoulos, T., Heymans, J. J., Genov, T., Kark, S., Micheli, F., Pennino, M. G., Rilov, G., Rumes, B., Steenbeek, J. (2018). A risk-based approach to cumulative effect assessments for marine management. Science of the Total Environment, 612: 1132-1140. 



Lopes, P.F.M., Pennino, M. G., Freire, F. (2018). Climate change can reduce shrimp catches in equatorial Brazil. Regional Environmental Change, 18(1), 223-234.



García-Rivera, S., Sánchez Lizaso, J.L., Bellido, J.M., (2018). Spatial and temporal trends of marine litter in the Spanish Mediterranean Seafloor. Marine Pollution Bulletin 137 (2018) 252–261.



Vilela R., Conesa, D., del Rio, J.L., López-Quílez ,A., Portela, J., Bellido, J.M., (2018). Integrating fishing spatial patterns and strategies to improve high seas fisheries management. Marine Policy 94 (2018) 132–142.



Carbonell A, García, T., González, M., Álvarez- Berastegui, D., Mallol, S., de la Serna, J.M., Bultó, C., Bellido, J.M., Barcala, E., Baro, J., (2018). Modelling trawling discards of the Alboran fisheries in the Mediterranean Sea. Regional Studies in Marine Science 23 (2018) 73–86.



Paradinas, I., Pennino, M.G., Martín, M., Lopez-Quílez, A., Bellido, J.M. and Conesa, D., (2018). Modelling spatially sampled proportion processes. REVSTAT – Statistical Journal, Volume 16, Number 1, January 2018, 71–86


Rodríguez de Rivera, O., López-Quílez, A., Blangiardo, M. (2018). Assessing the spatial and spatio-temporal distribution of forest species via Bayesian hierarchical modeling. Forests 9: 573.


Noleto-Filho, E. M., dos Santos Gauy, A. C., Pennino, M. G., Goncalves de Freitas, E. (2017). Bayesian analysis improves experimental studies about temporal patterning of aggression in fish. Behavioural Processes, 145, 18-26. 



Fonseca, V. P., Pennino, M. G., de Nóbrega, M., Lins Oliveira, J.L., Figueiredo Mendes, L. (2017). Identifying fish diversity hot-spots in data-poor situations. Marine Environmental Research, 129, 365-373. 



Pennino, M. G., Arcangeli, A., Prado Fonseca, V., Campana, I., Pierce, G.J., Rotta, A., Bellido, J. M., (2017). A spatially explicit risk assessment approach: cetaceans and marine traffic in the Pelagos Sanctuary (Mediterranean Sea). PLoS ONE, 12(6):e0179686. 



Monllor Hurtado, A., Pennino, M. G., Sanchez-Lizaso, J.L. (2017). Shift in Tuna Catches due to Ocean Warming. PLoS ONE, 12(6): e0178196. 



Pennino, M. G., Bellido, J. M., Conesa, D., Coll, M., Tortosa-Ausina, E. (2017). The analysis of convergence in ecological indicators: An application to the Mediterranean fisheries. Ecological Indicators, 78, 449-457. 



Pennino, M.G., Vilela, R., Valeiras, J., Bellido, J.M. (2017). Discard management: a spatial multi-criteria approach. Marine Policy, 77(C):144 151. 



Dell’Apa, A., Pennino, M.G., Bonzek, C. (2017). Modeling the habitat distribution of spiny dogfish (Squalus acanthias) by sex in coastal waters of the Northeast Atlantic U.S. Fishery Bulletin, 115: 89-100. doi:10.7755/FB.115.1.8.


Costa, T.L.A., Pennino, M.G., Mendes, L. (2017). Identifying ecological barriers in marine environment: the case study of Dasyatis marianae. Marine Environmental Research, 125: 1-9.



Bellido, J.M,, García-Rodriguez, M., García-Jiménez, T., González-Aguilar, M., Carbonell-Quetglas, A., (2017). Could the obligation to land undersized individuals increase the black market for juveniles: evidence from the Mediterranean?. Fish and Fisheries (2017), DOI:



Lembo G., Bellido J.M., Bitetto I., Facchini M.T., García-Jiménez T., Stithou M., Vassilopoulou V.C. and Spedicato M.T., (2017). Preference Modeling to Support Stakeholder Outreach toward the Common Fishery Policy Objectives in the North Mediterranean Sea. Front. Mar. Sci. 4:328. doi:



Paradinas, I., Conesa, D., López-Quílez, A., Bellido, J.M., (2017). Spatio-Temporal model structures with shared components for semi-continuous species distribution modelling. Spatial Statistics 22 (2017) 434 – 450.



García-Rivera, S., Sánchez Lizaso, J.L., Bellido, J.M., (2017). Composition, spatial distribution and sources of macro-marine litter on the Gulf of Alicante seafloor (Spanish Mediterranean). Marine Pollution Bulletin.



Tsagarakis, K., Carbonell, A., Brcic, J., Bellido, J.M., Carbonara, P., Casciaro, L., Edridge, A., García, T., González ,M., Krstulovic´ Šifner, S., Machias, A., Notti, E., Papantoniou, G., Sala, A., Škeljo, F., Vitale, S. and Vassilopoulou, V., (2017). Old Info for a New Fisheries Policy: Discard Ratios and Lengths at Discarding in EU Mediterranean Bottom Trawl Fisheries. Front. Mar. Sci. 4:99. doi:



Martínez-Minaya, J., Conesa, D., López-Quílez, A., Vicent, A.,  (2017). Response to the letter on Climatic distribution of citrus black spot caused by phyllosticta citricarpa. A historical analysis of disease spread in South Africa by Fourie et al. (2017).  European Journal of Plant Pathology, 148: 503–508.


Rodríguez de Rivera, O., López-Quílez, A. (2017). Development and Comparison of Species Distribution Models for Forest Inventories.


Roos, N., Pennino, M.G., Lopes, P.F.M., Carvalho, A.R., (2016). Multiple management strategies to control selectivity on parrotfishes harvesting. Ocean & Coastal Management, 134: 20-29.



Gonzales-Andres, C.,  P.F.M. Lopes, Cortes, J., Sanchez-Lizaso, J.L., Pennino, M.G., (2016). Abundance and distribution patterns of Thunnus albacares in Isla del Coco National Park through predictive habitat suitability models. PLoS ONE, 11 (12), e0168212. 



Pennino, M.G., Merigot, B., Prado Fonseca, V., Monni, V., Rotta, A. (2016). Habitat modeling for cetacean management: spatial distribution in the southern Pelagos Sanctuary (Mediterranean Sea). Special Issue in Deep-Sea Part II (Topical Studies in Oceanography), 141, 203-211. 



Paradinas, I., Marin, M., Pennino, M.G., Lopez-Quilez, A., Conesa, D. , Barreda, D., Gonzalez, M., Bellido, J.M. (2016). Identifying the best  fishing-suitable areas under the new European  discard  ban. Selected as Editor’s choice. ICES Journal of Marine Science, 73 (10): 2479-2487. 



Pennino, M.G., Conesa, D., López-Quílez, A., Muñoz, F., Bellido, J.M. (2016) Fishery dependent and independent data lead to consistent estimations of essential habitats. ICES Journal of Marine Science. 



Mele, S., Pennino, M. G., Piras, M.C., Macías, D., Gómez-Vives, M. J., Alemany, F., Montero, F. E., Garippa, G., Merella, P. (2016) The ecology of the Atlantic black skipjack Euthynnus alletteratus (Osteichthyes: Scombridae) in the western Mediterranean Sea inferred by parasitological analysis. Parasitology.



Damasio, L.M.A., Lopes, P.F.M., Pennino, M.G., Carvalho, A.R., Sumaila, R. (2016). Size matters: fishing less and yielding more in smaller-scale fisheries. ICES Journal of Marine Science.



Pennino, M.G., Pérez Roda, A., Graham, P.J., Rotta, A. (2016). Effects of vessel traffic on relative abundance and behaviour of cetaceans: the case of the bottlenose dolphins in the Archipelago de La Maddalena, north-western Mediterranean sea. Hydrobiologia, 1-12. 


Escalle, L., Pennino, M.G., Gaertner, D., Chavance, P., Delgado, A., Demarcq, H., Romanov, E., Guinet, C., Merigot, B. (2016). Environmental factors and megafauna spatio-temporal co-occurence with purse-seine fisheries. Fisheries Oceanography.



Ger, K. A., Faassen, E. J., Pennino, M.G., Lürling, M. (2016). Effect of the toxin (microcystin) content of Microcystis on copepod grazing. Harmful Algae, 52: 34-45.



Pennino, M.G., Thomé-Souza, M.J.F., Carvalho, A.R., da Silveira Fontes, L.C., Parente, C., Lopes, P.F.M. (2016) A spatial multivariate approach to understand what controls species catch composition in small-scale fisheries. Fisheries Research. 175: 132-141.



Casadevall, M., Torres, J., El Aoussimi, A., Carbonell, A., Delgado, E., Sarrà-Alarcón, L., García-Ruíz, C., Esteban, A., Mallol, S., Bellido, J.M. (2016). Pollutants and parasites in bycatch teleosts from south eastern Spanish Mediterranean’s fisheries: Concerns relating the foodstuff harnessing. Marine Pollution Bulletin 104 (2016) 182–189.