NameEspinosa Torre, Free
DepartmentZoología
Knowledge areaZoología
Professional categoryCatedrático de Universidad
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Coastal sprawl and the ecological effects of artificial structures design and substratum type on macrobenthic assemblages

Sempere Valverde, Juan; Espinosa Torre, Free; García Gómez, José Carlos; Guerra García, José Manuel (2024)
Los ecosistemas costeros proporcionan servicios ecosistémicos esenciales que contribuyen a diversas necesidades humanas y ...
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Ecological succession within microhabitats (tidepools) created in riprap structures hosting climax communities: An economical strategy for mitigating the negative effects of coastal defence structure on marine biodiversity

Ostalé Valriberas, Enrique; Martín Zorrilla, A.; Sempere Valverde, Juan; García Gómez, José Carlos; Espinosa Torre, Free (Elsevier, 2024)
The substitution of natural habitats with artificial structures, such as coastal defence structures, has significantly ...
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Artificial portable plates: A brand new method for assisted colonization of an endangered marine invertebrate, Patella ferruginea

Pavón Paneque, Altai Carlos; Ostalé Valriberas, Enrique; Sempere Valverde, Juan; Sedano Vera, Francisco; Espinosa Torre, Free; García Gómez, José Carlos (Wiley, 2023)
1. Limpets play an important role in structuring the intertidal fringe, one of the most heavily impacted marine habitats. ...
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Buoys are non-indigenous fouling hotspots in marinas regardless of their environmental status and pressure

Sempere Valverde, Juan; Castro Cadenas, María D.; Guerra García, José Manuel; Espinosa Torre, Free; García Gómez, José Carlos; Ros Clemente, Macarena (Elsevier, 2023)
Marinas contribute to the degradation of coastal ecosystems, constitute non-indigenous species (NIS) hotspots and function ...
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When the population of an endangered marine mollusc (Patella ferruginea) increases almost three-fold in ten years. Reality or fiction?

Ostalé Valriberas, Enrique; Sabino Lorenzo, Á.; Ali-Ahmed, A.; Pavón Paneque, Altai Carlos; Sempere Valverde, Juan; Espinosa Torre, Free; García Gómez, José Carlos (Frontiers Media SA, 2023)
The critically endangered species Patella ferruginea (Gastropoda, Patellidae), endemic to the western Mediterranean, has ...
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Efecto de la depredación sobre la epifauna móvil de cuevas submarinas.

García Muñoz, Antonio Ignacio; Navarro Barranco, Carlos; Espinosa Torre, Free (2023)
Las cuevas submarinas albergan comunidades de gran valor taxonómico y ecológico, actuando como reservorios de biodiversidad ...
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Joining technology and biology to solve conservation problems through translocation in the endangered limpet Patella ferruginea

Espinosa Torre, Free; Maestre Delgado, Manuel Jesús; García Gómez, José Carlos; Cotaina Castro, María Isabel; Pitarch Moreno, Carmen; Paramio, Juan Manuel; Fort Santa María, Patricia; García Estévez, Natalia (Frontiers Media SA, 2023)
The Anthropocene era is characterized by a biodiversity crisis, where many species are pushing to extinction, causing ...
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Location and Building Material Determine Fouling Assemblages within Marinas: A Case Study in Madeira Island (NE Atlantic, Portugal)

Sempere Valverde, Juan; Ramalhosa, Patrício; Chebaane, Sahar; Espinosa Torre, Free; Monteiro, João Gama; Bernal Ibáñez, Alejandro; Cacabelos, Eva; Gestoso, Ignacio; Guerra García, José Manuel; Canning-Clode, João (Elsevier, 2023)
Marinas are hubs for non-indigenous species (NIS) and constitute the nodes of a network of highly modified water bodies ...
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Marine heatwaves drive recurrent mass mortalities in the Mediterranean Sea

Garrabou, Joaquim; Gómez Gras, Daniel; Medrano, Alba; Cerrano, Carlo; Ponti, Massimo; Schlegel, Robert; Espinosa Torre, Free; Harmelin, Jean G. (Wiley-Blackwell, 2022)
Climate change is causing an increase in the frequency and intensity of marine heatwaves (MHWs) and mass mortality events ...
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Molluscs community as a keystone group for assessing the impact of urban sprawl at intertidal ecosystems

Ortega Jiménez, Elena; Sedano Vera, Francisco; Espinosa Torre, Free (Springer Nature, 2022)
Mollusc communities are getting endangered in the aftermath of urban sprawl because artificial structures do not surrogate ...
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Artificial marine micro-reserves as a new ecosystem-based management tool for marine conservation: The case of Patella ferruginea (Gastropoda, Patellidae), one of the most endangered marine invertebrates of the Mediterranean

Ostalé Valriberas, Enrique; Sempere Valverde, Juan; Pavón Paneque, Altai Carlos; Coppa, Stefania; Espinosa Torre, Free; García Gómez, José Carlos (Elsevier, 2022)
During the Anthropocene, species are becoming extinct at unprecedented rates, a trend that will be difficult to reverse, ...
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Reconstruction of Cymodocea nodosa’s dynamics as a tool to examine the conservation status of a Mediterranean declared marine protected area

Boutahar, Loubna; Espinosa Torre, Free; Bazairi, Hocein (National Centre for Marine Research, 2022)
Seagrass habitats rank amongst the most valuable ecosystems in the biosphere. They support fisheries production, climate ...
PhD Thesis
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Moroccan Seagrass Ecosystems: Multi-proxy Analysis and Conservation Implications

Boutahar, Loubna; Espinosa Torre, Free (2021)
Seagrasses are valuable ecosystem service providers playing a major role in the structure and functioning of costal and ...
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Evaluación del impacto de las estructuras de defensa costera sobre la biota marina. Efectos a nivel local, regional y trófico

Sedano Vera, Francisco; Espinosa Torre, Free; Guerra García, José Manuel; Navarro Barranco, Carlos (2021)
El escenario actual de cambio global (ej. aumento del nivel del mar y de los eventos climáticos extremos) y el incremento ...
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Impacts of the non-indigenous seaweed Rugulopteryx okamurae on a Mediterranean coralligenous community (Strait of Gibraltar): The role of long-term monitoring

Sempere Valverde, Juan; Ostalé Valriberas, Enrique; Maestre Delgado, Manuel Jesús; González Aranda, Roi; Bazairi, Hocein; Espinosa Torre, Free (Elsevier, 2021)
The Mediterranean is one of the most biodiverse and anthropogenically impacted seas and the coralligenous is one of its ...
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Detect coastal disturbances and climate change effects in coralligenous community through sentinel stations

García Gómez, José Carlos; González Aranda, Alexandre Roi; Maestre Delgado, Manuel Jesús; Espinosa Torre, Free (Public Library of Science, 2020)
This study was implemented to assess the Sessile Bioindicators in Permanent Quadrats (SBPQ) underwater environmental alert ...
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Unpublished Mediterranean records of marine alien and cryptogenic species

Katsanevakis, Stelios; Poursanidis, Dimitris; Hoffmann, Razy; Rizgalla, Jamila; Rothman, Shevy Bat-Sheva; ​​​​Levitt-Barmats, Ya’arit; Espinosa Torre, Free (Regional Euro-Asian Biological Invasions Centre (REABIC), 2020)
Good datasets of geo-referenced records of alien species are a prerequisite for assessing the spatio-temporal dynamics of ...
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Comparing sessile benthos on shallow artificial versus natural hard substrates in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea

Sedano Vera, Francisco; Florido Capilla, Marta; Rallis, Ioannis; Espinosa Torre, Free; Gerovasileiou, Vasilis (Hellenic Centre for Marine Research, 2019)
Artificial structures cover a considerable part of the Mediterranean coasts. In the Aegean Sea, most studies related to ...
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Collaborative Database to Track Mass Mortality Events in the Mediterranean Sea

Garrabou, Joaquim; Gómez Gras, Daniel; Ledoux, Jean-Baptiste; Linares, Cristina; Bensoussan, Nathaniel; Espinosa Torre, Free; Harmelin, Jean G. (Frontiers Media, 2019)
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Rugulopteryx okamurae (E.Y. Dawson) I.K. hwang, W. J. Lee & H.S. Kim (Dictyotales, ochrophyta), alga exótica “explosiva” en el estrecho de Gibraltar. Observaciones preliminares de su distribución e impacto

García Gómez, José Carlos; Sempere Valverde, Juan; Ostalé Valriberas, Enrique; Martínez, Manuel; Olaya Ponzone, Liliana; Roi González, Alexandre; Espinosa Torre, Free; Sánchez Moyano, Juan Emilio; Megina Martínez, César; Parada, Juan Antonio (Mancomunidad de Municipios del Campo de Gibraltar, 2018)
Durante los últimos dos años, el alga exótica Rugulopteryx okamurae se ha expandido de forma muy agresiva sobre fondos ...
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Estado de la población de Patella ferruginea en el área del estrecho de Gibraltar

Maestre Delgado, Manuel Jesús; Espinosa Torre, Free; Fa, Darren A.; Pavón Paneque, Altai Carlos; García Gómez, José Carlos (Instituto de Estudios Campogibraltareños, 2018)
Patella ferruginea es el invertebrado marino endémico del Mediterráneo occidental más amenazado según la Directiva 92/43 ...
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Geographic patterns of biodiversity in European coastal marine benthos

Hummel, Herman; Van Avesaath, Pim; Wijnhoven, Sander; Kleine-Schaars, Loran; Degraer, Steven; Kerckhof, Francis; Espinosa Torre, Free; Rilov, Gil (Cambridge University Press, 2017)
Within the COST action EMBOS (European Marine Biodiversity Observatory System) the degree and variation of the diversity ...
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Conservation biology of the endangered orange coral. Astroides Calycularis

Terrón Sigler, Alejandro; Espinosa Torre, Free (2016)
El coral naranja, Astroides calycularis (Pallas 1766), se distribuye principalmente en el mar Mediterráneo sur-occidental ...
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Análisis de las perturbaciones antropogénicas sobre las biocenosis marinas de sustrato duro

Maestre Delgado, Manuel Jesús; García Gómez, José Carlos; Espinosa Torre, Free (2016)
Las costas rocosas y, por ende, las comunidades que se asientan en ellas pueden quedar afectadas por una amplia variedad ...
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Diets of peracarid crustaceans associated with orange coral Astroydes calycularis in southern Spain

Terrón Sigler, Alejandro; León Muez, David; Peñalver Duque, P.; Espinosa Torre, Free (Hellenic Centre for Marine Research, 2016)
The endangered and Mediterranean endemic orange coral ( Astroides calycularis ) hosts an important macrofaunal assemblage. ...
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Spatio-temporal macrofaunal assemblages associated with the endangered orange coral Astroides calycularis (Scleractinia: Dendrophylliidae)

Terrón Sigler, Alejandro; Peñalver Duque, P.; León Muez, David; Espinosa Torre, Free (Inter-Research, 2014)
The orange coral Astroides calycularis is internationally protected due to its narrow distribution, its sensitivity to ...
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A combined approach to assessing the conservation status of Cap des Trois Fourches as a potential MPA: is there a shortage of MPAs in the Southern Mediterranean?

Espinosa Torre, Free; Navarro Barranco, Carlos; González, A. R.; Maestre Delgado, Manuel Jesús; García Gómez, José Carlos; Benhoussa, A; Limam, A.; Bazairi, H. (Hellenic Centre for Marine Research, 2014)
The Mediterranean basin is recognized as one of the most diverse regions on the planet, but is being threatened by ...
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Depth and sediment granulometry effects on subtidal meiofaunal assemblages of the subtropical coast of Granada (Alboran Sea)

Sedano Vera, Francisco; Marquina, D.; Espinosa Torre, Free (Universidad de Granada, 2014)
Hypotheses about relationships of meiofaunal assemblages to depth and sediment granulometry were tested. Samples were taken ...
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Usefulness of meiofauna at high taxonomic levels as a tool to assess harbor quality status. Marina del Este Harbor (Granada, Spain) as a case study,

Sedano Vera, Francisco; Marquina, Daniel; Espinosa Torre, Free (Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica, 2014)
Meiofaunal communities from a harbor with low levels of disturbance (Marina del Este Harbor) and a control area (Galera ...
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Primera cita del molusco exótico Bursatella leachii de Blainville, 1817 (Mollusca: opistobranchia) en el litoral mediterráneo andaluz

Ibáñez Yuste, Alejandro José; Garrido Díaz, Ana; Espinosa Torre, Free; Terrón Sigler, Alejandro (Asociación Hombre y Territorio, 2012)
Bursatella leachii de Blainville, 1817 es una especie circumtropical que se encuentra presente en el Mediterráneo como ...
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Microrreservas marinas artificiales en la línea de costa. Hacia un nuevo modelo de gestión de la biodiversidad en áreas litorales

García Gómez, José Carlos; Espinosa Torre, Free; Rivera Ingraham, Georgina Alexandra; Guerra García, José Manuel; López-Fé de la Cuadra, Carlos María; Fa, Darren A.; Maestre Delgado, Manuel Jesús; González, A. R.; Ruíz, A. (Grupo de Investigación Gestión Integrada de Áreas Litorales, Universidad de Cádiz, 2012)
Recientemente se ha propuesto a la comunidad científica la nueva figura de protección MRMA (Microrreserva Marina Artificial; ...
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Innovación docente en las asignaturas de Biología Marina y Zoología Marina: aprendizaje basado en problemas y trabajo en pequeños grupos

Guerra García, José Manuel; Corzo, Juan; Espinosa Torre, Free; García Gómez, José Carlos (Bioscripts, 2012)
El inicio del grado de Biología en la Universidad de Sevilla modifica sustancialmente la organización de los estudios ...
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Especies protegidas intermareales del Parque Natural del Estrecho

Ruiz Giráldez, Francisco; Guerra García, José Manuel; Espinosa Torre, Free; Corzo, Juan; Ruiz Tabares, Aurora; Gálvez, R.; Aguilar, H.J. (2011)
En el marco de dos campos de trabajo (2006 y 2007) financiados por el Patronato Municipal de Juventud del Ayuntamiento de ...
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Population Dynamics and Viability Analysis for the Critically Endangered Ferruginean Limpet

Rivera Ingraham, Georgina Alexandra; Espinosa Torre, Free; García Gómez, José Carlos (National Shellfisheries Association, 2011)
The current study deals with the critically endangered limpet Patella ferruginea (Gastropoda: Patellidae) endemic to the ...
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Present status of the endangered limpet Cymbula nigra (Gastropoda: Patellidae) in Ceuta: how do substrate heterogeneity and area accessibility affect population structure?

Rivera Ingraham, Georgina Alexandra; Espinosa Torre, Free; García Gómez, José Carlos (2011)
Situación actual en Ceuta de la lapa Cymbula nigra (Gastropoda, Patellidae), una especie en peligro: ¿cómo afecta la ...
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Biología de la conservación de especies de patélidos en el umbral Atlántico-Mediterráneo

Rivera Ingraham, Georgina Alexandra; Espinosa Torre, Free; García Gómez, José Carlos (2010)
Los hábitats físicamente complejos contienen un mayor número de especies que aquellos más simples, habiendo sido estos ...
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Populational status of the endangered mollusc Patella ferruginea Gmelin, 1791 (Gastropoda, Patellidae) on Algerian islands (SW Mediterranean)

Espinosa Torre, Free (Museu de Ciències Naturals, 2009)
Populational status of the endangered mollusc Patella ferruginea Gmelin, 1791 (Gastropoda, Patellidae) on Algerian islands ...
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Trends in Taxonomy today: an overview about the main topics in Taxonomy

Guerra García, José Manuel; Espinosa Torre, Free; García Gómez, José Carlos (Universidad de Granada, 2008)
Taxonomy is the science of the description and classification of organisms, essential in theoretical and applied biology. ...
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Evaluación y conservación de especies intermareales amenazadas en el Parque Natural del Estrecho: la importancia del voluntariado ambiental

Ruiz Giráldez, Francisco; Espinosa Torre, Free; Guerra García, José Manuel; Corzo, Juan; Gálvez, Rafael (Instituto de Estudios Campogibraltareños, 2008)
En este estudio se incluyen los resultados obtenidos durante el Campo de Trabajo Tarifa 2006 organizado por el Patronato ...
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Community structure of caprellids (Crustacea: Amphipoda: Caprellidae) on seagrasses from southern Spain

González, A. R.; Guerra García, José Manuel; Maestre Delgado, Manuel Jesús; Ruiz Tabares, A.; Espinosa Torre, Free; Gordillo, Ismael; Sánchez Moyano, Juan Emilio; García Gómez, José Carlos (BMC, 2008)
The community structure of caprellids inhabiting two species of seagrass (Cymodocea nodosa and Zostera marina) was ...
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Preliminary observations on activity rhythms and foraging behaviour in the endangered limpet Patella ferruginea.

Espinosa Torre, Free; González Aranda, Alexandre Roi; Maestre Delgado, Manuel Jesús; Fa, Darren A.; Guerra García, José Manuel; García Gómez, José Carlos (Editorial Office, Current Zoology, 2007)
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Caracterización biológica del molusco protegido Patella Ferrruginea Gmelin, 1791(Gastropoda: Patellidae): Bases para su gestión y conservación

Espinosa Torre, Free; Fa, Darren; García Gómez, José Carlos; Guerra García, José Manuel (2006)
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Algae, macrofaunal assemblages and temperature: a quantitative approach to intertidal ecosystems of Iceland

Espinosa Torre, Free; Guerra García, José Manuel (BMC, 2005)
Algae and the associated macrofauna in two Icelandic intertidal ecosystems under cold and warm influence, respectively, ...
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Estado de la especie amenazada Patella ferruginea Gmelin, 1791 (Gastropoda: Patellidae) en la bahía de Algeciras y Gibraltar

Espinosa Torre, Free; Fa, Darren A.; Ocaña, Terence M. J. (Sociedad Española de Malacología, 2005)
El molusco marino Patella ferruginea está considerado como una de las especies en mayor peligro de extinción del Mediterráneo. ...