When once [the deep ocean] has been seen, it will remain forever the most vivid memory in life, solely because of its cosmic chill and isolation, the eternal and absolute darkness and the indescribable beauty of its inhabitants.”

Half Mile Down ( William Beebe, 1934)


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Pedrosa-Pàmies, R., Conte, M. H., Weber, J.C., Johnson, R., 2018. Carbon cycling in the Sargasso Sea water column: insights from lipid biomarkers in suspended particles. Progress in Oceanography, Accepted 22 August 2018, doi: 10.1016/j.pocean.2018.08.005.


Carbon cycle

Lipid profiles

Suspended particles

NW Atlantic

Danovaro, R., Canals, M., Tangherlini, M., Dell’Anno, A., Gambi, C., Lastras, G., Amblas, D., Sanchez-Vidal, A., Frigola, J., Calafat, A.M., Pedrosa-Pàmies, R., Rivera, J., Rayo, X., Corinaldesi, C., 2017. A submarine volcanic eruption leads to a novel microbial habitat. Nat. Ecol. Evol. 1, 0144, doi:10.1038/s41559-017-0144.

Quirós-Collazos, L.*, Pedrosa-Pàmies, R.*, Sanchez-Vidal, A., Guillén, J., Duran, R., Cabello, P., 2017. Distribution and sources of organic matter in size-fractionated nearshore and inner-shelf sediments of the NW Mediterranean. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 189, 267-280, doi: 10.1016/j.ecss.2017.03.004. *Both authors contributed equally to this work.

Pedrosa-Pàmies, R., Sanchez-Vidal, A., Canals, M., Lampadariou, N, Dimitris, V., Gogou, A., Parinos, C., Calafat, A., 2016. Enhanced carbon export to the abyssal depths driven by atmosphere dynamics. Geophysical Research Letters, 43 (16), 8626-86-36, doi: 10.1002/2016GL06978. * This paper had a coverage by the media and was cited in several newspapers including (e) Science News.

Pedrosa-Pàmies, R., Parinos, C., Sanchez-Vidal, A., Gogou, A., Calafat, A., Canals, M., Bouloubassi, I., Lampadariou, N., 2015. Composition and sources of sedimentary organic matter in the deep Eastern Mediterranean Sea. Biogeosciences, 12, 9935-9989, doi: 10.5194/bgd-12-9935-2015.

Pedrosa-Pàmies, R., Sanchez-Vidal, A., Calafat, A., Canals, M. and Durán, R., 2013. Impact of storm-induced remobilization on grain size distribution and organic carbon content in sediments from the Blanes Canyon area, NW Mediterranean Sea. Progress Oceanography, 118, 122-136, doi: 10.1016/j.pocean.2013.07.023.

Coast and shelf dynamics Organic carbon

Stable isotopes

Grain size

NW Mediterranean Sea

Extreme weather events

Open ocean convection

Volcanic eruption

Carbon cycle/Opal

Export to the deep

Mediterranean Sea

Seafloor sediments

Organic matter/lipids

Stable isotopes

E Mediterranean Sea

Severe coastal storm

Organic carbon

Stable isotopes

Grain size

Submarine canyon

W Mediterranean Sea


Durán, R., Canals, M., Lastras, G., Micallef, A., Amblas, D., Pedrosa-Pàmies, R. and Sanz, J. L., 2013. Sediment dynamics and post-glacial evolution of the continental shelf around the Blanes submarine canyon head (NW Mediterranean). Progress Oceanography, 118, 28-46, doi: 10.1016/j.pocean.2013.07.031.


Parinos, C., Gogou, A., Bouloubassi, I., Pedrosa-Pàmies, R., Sanchez-Vidal, A., Velaoras, D., Krokos, G., Hatzianestis, I., Lykousis, V., 2013. Occurence, sources and transport pathways of natural and anthropogenic hydrocarbons in deep-sea sediments of the eastern Mediterranean Sea. Biogeociences, 10, 6069-6089, doi: 10.5194/bg-10-6069-2013.

Rumín-Caparrós, A., Sanchez-Vidal, A., Calafat, A., Canals, M., Puig, P., Martín, J., Pedrosa-Pàmies, R., Amblàs, D., Rayo, X., 2013. External forcings, oceanographic processes and mass flux dynamics of Cap de Creus submarine canyon, NW Mediterranean Sea. Biogeociences, 10, 3493-3505, doi: 10.5194/bg-10-3493-2013.

Sanchez-Vidal, A., Canals, M., Calafat, A.M., Lastras, G., Pedrosa-Pàmies, R., Menéndez, M., Romero, J., Hereu, B., Alcoverro, T., 2012. Impacts on the deep-sea ecosystem by a severe coastal storm. PLoS ONE 7(1): e30395, doi:10.1371/journal.pone,0030395. * This paper had a large coverage by the media and was cited in several newspapers including ScienceNow section of the Science Magazine.

Techio, S, Ramírez-Llodra, E, Sardà, F, Company, J.B. Pedrosa-Pàmies, R, Sanchez-Vidal, A., 2011. Environmental drivers of deep Mediterranean megabenthos communities along longitudinal and bathymetric gradients. Marine Ecology Progress Series 439, 181-192, doi: 10.3354/meps0933, 2011.

Book chapters

De Mol, B., Amblas, D., Alvarez, G., Busquets, P., Calafat, A., Canals, M., Duran, R., Lavoie, C., Acosta, J., Muñoz, A., HERMESIONE Shipboard Party. Cold-Water Coral Distribution in an Erosional Environment: The Strait of Gibraltar Gateway. Seafloor Geomorphology as Benthic Habitat, 635-643, doi: 10.1016/B978-0-12-385140-6.00045-1, 2012

De Mol, B., Amblas, D., Calafat, A., Canals, M., Duran, R., Lavoie, Muñoz, A., Rivera, J., HERMESIONE, DARWIN CD178, and COBAS Shipboard Parties, 2012. Cold-Water Coral Colonization of Alboran Sea Knolls, Western Mediterranean Sea.  Seafloor Geomorphology as Benthic Habitat, 819-829, doi: 10.1016/B978-0-12-385140-6.00060-8, 2012.

Marine biogeochemistry

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