Publications

2021

Brean, J., M. Dall’Osto, R. Simó, Z. Shi, D. C. S. Beddows, R. M. Harrison (2021 ). Open ocean and coastal new particle formation from sulfuric acid and amines around the Antarctic Peninsula. Nature Geoscience 14, 383-388, doi: 10.1038/s41561-021-00751-y.

Moallemi A., S. Landwehr, C. Robinson, R. Simó, M. Zamanillo, G. Chen, A. Baccarini, M. Schnaiter, S. Henning, R. L. Modini, M. Gysel-Beer, J. Schmale (2021). Sources, Occurrence and Characteristics of Fluorescent Biological Aerosol Particles Measured over the Pristine Southern Ocean. JGR Atmospheres 126, doi: 10.1029/2021JD034811.

Pérez G.L., M. Galí, S.-J. Royer, M. Gerea, E. Ortega-Retuerta, J.M. Gasol, C. Marrasé, R. Simó (2021). Variability of phytoplankton light absorption in stratified waters of the NW Mediterranean Sea: the interplay between pigment composition and the packaging effect. Deep-Sea Research Part I 169, doi: 10.1016/j.dsr.2020.103460.

2020

Sotomayor-Garcia A., M.M. Sala, I. Ferrera, M. Estrada, E. Vázquez-Domínguez, M. Emilianov, P. Cortés, C. Marrasé, E. Ortega-Retuerta, S. Nunes, Y.M. Castillo, M. Serrano Cuerva, M. Sebastian, M. Dall’Osto, R. Simó, D. Vaqué (2020). Assessing viral abundance and community composition in four contrasting regions of the Southern Ocean. Life 10: 107, doi: 10.3390/life10070107.

Rinaldi M., M. Paglione, S. Decesari, R. Harrison, D. Beddows, J. Ovadnevaite, D. Ceburnis, C. O’Dowd, R. Simó, M. Dall’Osto (2020). Contribution of water soluble organic matter from multiple marine biogeographic regions to aerosols around Antarctica. Environmental Science and Technology 54, 7807−7817, doi: 10.1021/acs.est.0c00695.

Rodríguez-Ros P., M. Galí, P. Cortés, C.M. Robinson, D. Antoine, C. Wohl, M.X. Yang, R. Simó (2020). Remote sensing retrieval of isoprene concentrations in the Southern Ocean. Geophysical Research Letters 47: e2020GL087888, doi: 10.1029/2020GL087888.

Rodríguez-Ros P., P. Cortés, C.M. Robinson, S. Nunes, C. Hassler, S.-J. Royer, M. Estrada, M.M. Sala, R. Simó (2020). Distribution and drivers of marine isoprene concentration across the Southern Ocean. Atmosphere 11: 556; doi:10.3390/atmos11060556.

Decesari S., M. Paglione, M. Rinaldi, M. Dall’Osto, R. Simó, N. Zanca, F. Volpi, M.C. Facchini, T. Hoffmann, S. Götz, C.J. Kampf, C. O’Dowd, J. Ovadnevaite, D. Ceburnis, E. Tagliavini (2020). Shipborne measurements of Antarctic submicron organic aerosols: an NMR perspective linking multiple sources and bioregions. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 20: 4193–4207, doi: 10.5194/acp-20-4193-2020.

Lennartz S.T., C.A. Marandino, M. von Hobe, M.O. Andreae, K. Aranami, E. Atlas, M. Berkelhammer, H. Bingemer, D. Booge, G. Cutter, P. Cortes, S. Kremser, C. Law, A. Marriner, R. Simó, B. Quack, G. Uher, H. Xie, X. Xu (2020). Marine carbonyl sulfide (OCS) and carbon disulfide (CS2): a compilation of measurements in seawater and the marine boundary layer. Earth System Science Data 12: 591–609, doi: 10.5194/essd-12-591-2020.

2019

Steiner P.A., E. Sintes, R. Simó, D. De Corte, D.M. Pfannkuchen, I. Ivančic, M. Najdek, G.J. Herndl (2019). Seasonal dynamics of marine snow-associated and free-living demethylating bacterial communities in the coastal northern Adriatic Sea. Environmental Microbiology Reports 11: 699–707 doi: 10.1111/1758-2229.12783.

Park J., M. Dall’Osto, K. Park, J.-H. Kim, J. Park, K.-T. Park, C.Y. Hwang, G. Jang, Y. Gim, S. Kang, S. Park, Y.K. Jin, S.S. Yum, R. Simó, Y.J. Yoon (2019). Arctic primary aerosol production strongly influenced by riverine organic matter. Environmental Science and Technology 53: 8621-8630,  doi: 10.1021/acs.est.9b03399.

Zamanillo M., E. Ortega-Retuerta, S. Nunes, M. Estrada, M.M. Sala, S.-J. Royer, D.C. López-Sandoval, M. Emelianov, D. Vaqué, C. Marrasé, R. Simó (2019). Distribution of transparent exopolymer particles (TEP) in distinct regions of the Southern Ocean. Science of the Total Environment 691: 736-748. doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.06.524.

Nunes S., M. Latasa, M. Delgado, M. Emelianov, R. Simó, M. Estrada (2019). Phytoplankton community structure in contrasting ecosystems of the Southern Ocean: South Georgia, South Orkneys and Western Antarctic Peninsula. Deep-Sea Research I 151: 103059, doi: 10.1016/j.dsr.2019.06.005.

Nunes S., G.L. Perez, M. Latasa, M. Zamanillo, M. Delgado, E. Ortega-Retuerta, C. Marrasé, R. Simó, M. Estrada (2019). Size fractionation, chemotaxonomic groups and bio-optical properties of phytoplankton along a transect across the Atlantic Ocean. Scientia Marina 83, doi: 10.3989/scimar.04866.10A.

Dall’Osto M., R. Airs, R. Beale, C. Cree, M. Fitzsimons, D. Beddows, R. Harrison, D. Ceburnis, C. O’Dowd, M. Rinaldi, M. Paglione, A. Nenes, S. Decesari, R. Simó (2019). Simultaneous detection of alkylamines in the surface ocean and atmosphere of the Antarctic sympagic environment. ACS Earth and Space Chemistry 3 : 854-862, doi: 10.1021/acsearthspacechem.9b00028.

Zamanillo M., E. Ortega–Retuerta, S. Nunes, P. Rodríguez–Ros, M. Dall’Osto, M. Estrada, M.M. Sala, R. Simó (2019). Main drivers of transparent exopolymer particle distribution across the surface Atlantic Ocean. Biogeosciences 16: 733–749, doi: 10.5194/bg-16-733-2019.

2018

Simó R., V. Saló, R. Almeda, J. Movilla, I. Trepat, E. Saiz, A. Calbet (2018). The quantitative role of microzooplankton grazing in dimethylsulfide (DMS) production in the NW Mediterranean. Biogeochemistry 141: 125-142, doi: 10.1007/s10533-018-0506-2.

Fossum K.N., J. Ovadnevaite, D. Ceburnis, M. Dall’Osto, S. Marullo, M. Bellacicco, R. Simó, A. Zuend, C. O’Dowd (2018). Summertime primary and secondary contributions to Southern Ocean cloud condensation nuclei. Scientific Reports 8: 13844, doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-32047-4.

Dall’Osto M., R. Simó, A. Saiz-López, R.M. Harrison, D.C.S. Beddows, R. Lange, H. Skov, J. K. Nøjgaard, I.E. Nielsen, A. Massling (2018). Abiotic and biotic sources influencing spring new particle formation in North East Greenland. Atmospheric Environment 190: 126-134. doi: 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2018.07.019.

Galí M., M. Levasseur, E. Devred, R. Simó, M. Babin (2018). Sea-surface dimethylsulfide (DMS) concentration from satellite data at global and regional scales. Biogeosciences 15 : 3497–3519. doi: 10.5194/bg-15-3497-2018.

Ortega-Retuerta E., C. Marrasé, A. Muñoz-Fernández, M.M. Sala, R. Simó, J.M. Gasol (2018). Seasonal dynamics of transparent exopolymer particles (TEP) and their drivers in the coastal NW Mediterranean Sea. Science of the Total Environment 631-632:180-190. doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.02.341.

Lange R., M.l Dall’Osto, H. Skov, J.K. Nøjgaard, I.E. Nielsen, D.C.S. Beddows, R. Simó, R.M. Harrison, A. Massling (2018). Characterization of distinct Arctic aerosol accumulation modes and their sources. Atmospheric Environment 183: 1-10, doi: 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2018.03.060.

Dall’Osto M., R. Lange, C. Geels, D.C.S. Beddows, R.M. Harrison, R. Simó, J.K. Nøjgaard, D. Boertmann, H. Skov, A. Massling (2018). Regions of open water and melting sea ice drive new particle formation in North East Greenland. Scientific Reports 8: 6109, doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-24426-8.

Dall’Osto M., D.C.S. Beddows, A. Asmi, L. Poulain, L. Hao, E. Freney, J.D. Allan, M. Canagaratna, M. Crippa, F. Bianchi, G. de Leeuw, A. Eriksonn, H.C. Hansson, J.S. Henzing, C. Granier, P. Laj, T. Onasch, A. Prevot, J.P. Putaud, K. Sellegri, E. Swietlicki, M. Vidal, A. Virtanen, K. Zemankova,  R. Simó, D. Worsnop, C. O´Dowd, M. Kulmala and R.M. Harrison (2018). Novel insights on new particle formation derived from a pan-European observing system. Scientific Reports 8:1482, doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-17343-9.

2017

Dall’Osto M., J. Ovadnevaite, M. Paglione, D.C.S. Beddows, D. Ceburnis, C. Cree, P. Cortés, M. Zamanillo, S.O. Nunes, G.L. Pérez, E. Ortega-Retuerta, M. Emelianov, D. Vaqué, C. Marrasé, M. Estrada, M.M. Sala, M. Vidal, M.F. Fitzsimons, R. Beale, R. Airs, M. Rinaldi, S. Decesari, M.C. Facchini, R.M. Harrison, C.D. O’Dowd, R. Simó (2017).  Antarctic sea ice region as a source of biogenic organic nitrogen in aerosols. Scientific Reports 7: 6047, doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-06188-x.

Dall’Osto M., D. Beddows, P. Tunved, R. Krejci, J. Ström, Y.J. Jun Yoon,  K.-T. Park, S. Becagli, R. Udisti, C.D. O’Dowd, R. Simó, R.M. Harrison (2017). Arctic sea ice melt leads to atmospheic new particle formation. Scientific Reports 7: 3318, doi:10.1038/s41598-017-03328-1.

Ortega-Retuerta E., M.M. Sala, E. Borrull, M. Mestre, F.L. Aparicio, R. Gallisai, C. Antequera, C. Marrasé, F. Peters, R. Simó, J.M. Gasol (2017). Horizontal and vertical distributions of Transparent exopolymer particles (TEP) in the NW Mediterranean Sea are linked to chlorophyll a and O2 variability. Frontiers in Microbiology 7, doi:10.3389/fmicb.2016.02159.

Gutierrez-Rodriguez A., L. Pillet, T. Biard, W. Said-Ahmad, A. Amrani, R. Simó, F. Not (2017). Concentration and sulfur isotopic composition of dimethyl sulfur compounds in symbiotic plankton: a potentially important source for marine DMS(P). Limnology and Oceanography 62 : 1139-1154, doi :10.1002/lno.10491.

Lennartz S.T., C.A. Marandino, M. von Hobe, P. Cortés, B. Quack, R. Simó, D. Booge, A. Pozzer, T. Steinhoff, D.L. Arévalo-Martínez, C. Kloss, A. Bracher, R. Röttgers, E. Atlas, K. Krüger (2017). Direct oceanic emissions unlikely to account for the missing source of atmospheric carbonyl sulfide. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 17: 385–402, doi:10.5194/acp-17-385-2017.  

2016

Galí M., D.J. Kieber, C. Romera-Castillo, J.D. Kinsey, E. Devred, G.L. Pérez, G.R. Westby, C. Marrasé, M. Babin, M. Levasseur, C. Duarte, S. Agustí, R. Simó (2016). CDOM sources and photobleaching control quantum yields for oceanic DMS photolysis. Environmental Science and Technology 50: 13361–13370, doi:10.1021/acs.est.6b04278.  

Gasol J.M., C. Cardelús, X.A.G. Morán, R. Simó, R. Massana, C. Marrasé, D. Vaqué, V. Balagué, I. Forn, M.M. Sala, C. Pedrós-Alió, M. Estrada, (2016). Seasonal patterns in phytoplankton photosynthetic parameters and primary production at a coastal NW Mediterranean site. Scientia Marina 80S1: 63-77, doi: 10.3989/scimar.04480.06E.  

Royer S-J., M. Galí, A.S. Mahajan, O.N. Ross, G.L. Pérez, E.S. Saltzman, R. Simó (2016). A high-resolution time-depth view of dimethylsulfide cycling in the surface sea. Scientific Reports 6: 32325; doi:10.1038/srep32325.  

Pérez G.L., M. Galí, S.-J. Royer, H. Sarmento, J.M. Gasol, C. Marrasé, R. Simó (2016). Bio-optical characterization of offshore NW Mediterranean waters: CDOM contribution to absorption budget and diffuse attenuation of downwelling irradiance. Deep-Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers 114: 111-127, doi: 10.1016/j.dsr.2016.05.011.    

Simó R. (2016). Foreword to the special issue on ‘Biological and environmental chemistry of DMS(P) and related compounds’. Environmental Chemistry 13: i–iii, doi:10.1071/ENv13n2_FO.  

Frade P.R., V. Schwaninger, B. Glasl, E. Sintes, R.W. Hill, R. Simó, G.J. Herndl (2016). Coral dimethylsulfoniopropionate: responses to light and stress, and interrelations with bacterial assemblages in surface mucus. Environmental Chemistry 13: 252–265, doi:10.1071/EN15023. 

2015

Fernández-Castro B., B. Mouriño-Carballido, E. Marañón, P. Chouciño, J. Gago, T. Ramírez, M. Vidal, A. Bode, D. Blasco, S.-J. Royer, M. Estrada, R. Simó (2015). Importance of salt fingering for new nitrogen supply in the oligotrophic oceans. Nature Communications 6 : 8002, doi: 10.1038/ncomms9002.   

Mahajan A.S., S. Fadnavis, M. Thomas, L. Pozzoli, R. Simó, S.-J. Royer, A. Saiz-Lopez (2015). Quantifying the impacts of an updated global dimethylsulfide (DMS) climatology on cloud microphysics and aerosol radiative forcing. Journal of Geophysical Research Atmos. 120: 2524–2536. doi: 10.1002/2014JD022687.  

Royer S.-J., A.S. Mahajan, M. Galí, E.S. Saltzman, R. Simó (2015). Small-scale variability patterns of DMS and phytoplankton in surface waters of the tropical and subtropical Atlantic, Indian and Pacific oceans. Geophysical Research Letters 42: 475–483, doi:10.1002/2014GL062543.

Prados-Roman C., C.A. Cuevas, T. Hay, R.P. Fernandez, A.S. Mahajan, S-J. Royer, M. Galí, R. Simó, J. Dachs, K. Großmann, D.E. Kinnison, J-F. Lamarque, A. Saiz-Lopez (2015). Iodine oxide in the global marine boundary layer. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 15: 583–593, doi:10.5194/acp-15-583-2015. 

2014

Royer S.-J., M. Galí, E.S. Saltzman, C.A. McCormick, T.G. Bell, R. Simó (2014). Development and validation of a shipboard system for measuring high-resolution vertical profiles of aqueous dimethylsulfide concentrations using chemical ionization mass spectrometry. Environmental Chemistry 11: 309-317,  doi:10.1071/EN13203.   

2013

Galí M., R. Simó, G.L. Pérez, C. Ruiz-González, H. Sarmento, S.-J. Royer, A. Fuentes-Lema, J.M. Gasol (2013). Differential response of planktonic primary, bacterial, and  dimethylsulfide production rates to  static vs. dynamic light exposure in upper mixed-layer summer sea waters. Biogeosciences 10: 7983–7998, doi:10.5194/bg-10-7983-2013.

Ruiz-González C., R. Simó, R. Sommaruga, J.M. Gasol (2013). Away from darkness: A review on the effects of solar radiation on heterotrophic bacterioplankton activity. Frontiers in Microbiology , 4(MAY), 131, doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2013.00131.    

Galí M., R. Simó, M. Vila-Costa, C. Ruiz-González, J.M. Gasol, P. Matrai (2013). Diel patterns of oceanic dimethylsufide (DMS) cycling: microbial and physical drivers. Global Biogeochemical Cycles 27: 1–17, doi:10.1002/gbc.20047.

Garcés E., E. Alacid, A. Reñé, K. Petrou, R. Simó (2013). Host-released dimethylsulphide activates the dinoflagellate parasitoid Parvilucifera sinerae. ISME Journal 7: 1065-1068, doi:10.1038/ismej.2012.173.  

Galí M., C. Ruiz-González, T. Lefort, J.M. Gasol, C. Cardelús, C. Romera-Castillo, R. Simó (2013). Spectral irradiance dependence of sunlight effects on plankton dimethylsulfide production. Limnology and Oceanography 58: 489-504, doi: 10.4319/lo.2013.58.2.0489.

2012

Decelle J., I. Probert, L. Bittner, Y. Desdevises, S. Colin, C. de Vargas, M. Galí, R. Simó, F. Not (2012) An original mode of symbiosis in open ocean plankton. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA 109: 18000-18005, doi:10.1073/pnas.1212303109.  

Ruiz-González C., M. Galí, E. Sintes, G.J. Herndl, J.M. Gasol, R. Simó (2012). Sunlight effects on the osmoheterotrophic uptake of DMSP-sulfur and leucine by polar phytoplankton. PLoS ONE 7(9): e45545, doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0045545.    

Gasol J.M., R. Massana, R. Simó, C. Marrasé, S.G. Acinas, C. Pedrós-Alió, C. Pelejero, M.M. Sala, E. Calvo, D. Vaqué, F. Peters (2012). Phytoplankton and microbial plankton of the Mediterranean Sea: Blanes Bay. In: ICES Phytoplankton and Microbial Plankton Status Report 2009/2010 (T.D. O’Brien, W.K.W. Li, X.A.G. Morán, eds.), ICES Cooperative Research Report No. 313, Copenhagen, 196 pp.  

Lana A., R. Simó, S.M. Vallina, J. Dachs (2012). Potential for a biogenic influence on cloud microphysics over the ocean: a correlation study with satellite-derived data. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 12: 7977–7993, doi:10.5194/acp-12-7977-2012.  

Ruiz-González C., M. Galí, T. Lefort, C. Cardelús, R. Simó, J.M. Gasol (2012). Annual variability in light modulation of bacterial heterotrophic activity in surface northwestern Mediterranean waters. Limnology and Oceanography 57: 1376-1388, doi:10.4319/lo.2012.57.5.1376. 

Stefels J., D. Shenoy, R. Simó, G. Malin, M. Levasseur, S. Belviso, D. Kumar (2012). Preface: Special Issue of the 5th International Symposium on Biological and Environmental Chemistry of DMS(P) and Related Compounds, Goa, India, 19–22 October 2010. Biogeochemistry 110: 1-4, doi:10.1007/s10533-012-9759-3. 

Ruiz-González C., M. Galí, J.M. Gasol, R. Simó (2012). Sunlight effects on the DMSP and leucine assimilation activities of polar heterotrophic bacterioplankton. Biogeochemistry 110: 57-74, doi:10.1007/s10533-012-9699-y.

Lana A., R. Simó, S.M. Vallina, J. Dachs (2012). Re-examination of global emerging patterns in DMS concentration. Biogeochemistry 110: 173-182, doi: 10.1007/s10533-011-9677-9.  

Ruiz-González C., T. Lefort, M. Galí, M.M. Sala, R. Sommaruga, R. Simó, J.M. Gasol (2012). Seasonal patterns in the sunlight sensitivity of bacterioplankton from Mediterranean surface coastal waters. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 79: 661-674, doi: 10.1111/j.1574-6941.2011.01247.x. 

Ruiz-González C., T. Lefort, R. Massana, R. Simó, J.M. Gasol (2012).  Diel changes in bulk and single-cell bacterial heterotrophic activity in winter surface waters of the northwestern Mediterranean Sea. Limnology and Oceanography 57(1): 29–42, doi:10.4319/lo.2012.57.1.0029.  

Herrmann M., R.G. Najjar, A.R. Neeley, M. Vila-Costa, J.W.H. Dacey, G.R. DiTullio, D.J. Kieber, R.P. Kiene, P.A. Matrai, R. Simó, M. Vernet (2012). Diagnostic modeling of dimethylsulfide production in coastal water west of the Antarctic Peninsula. Continental Shelf Research 32: 96-109, doi.org/10.1016/j.csr.2011.10.017.   

2011

Calvo E., R. Simó, R. Coma, M. Ribes, J. Pascual, A. Sabatés, J.M. Gili, C. Pelejero (2011). Impact of climate change on Mediterranean marine ecosystems: The case of the Catalan Sea. Climate Research 50: 1–29, doi: 10.3354/cr01040. 

Galí M., V. Saló, R. Almeda, A. Calbet, R. Simó (2011). Stimulation of gross dimethylsulfide (DMS) production by solar radiation. Geophysical Research Letters 38, L15612, doi:10.1029/2011GL048051.  

Lana A., T.G. Bell, R. Simó, S.M. Vallina, J. Ballabrera-Poy, A.J. Kettle, J. Dachs, L. Bopp, E.S. Saltzman, J. Stefels, J.E. Johnson, P.S. Liss (2011). An updated climatology of surface dimethlysulfide concentrations and emission fluxes in the global ocean. Global Biogeochemical Cycles 25, GB1004, doi:10.1029/2010GB003850. 

2010

Galí M., R. Simó (2010). Occurrence and cycling of dimethylated sulfur compounds in the Arctic during summer receding of the ice edge. Marine Chemistry 122: 105-117, doi:10.1016/j.marchem.2010.07.003.     

Saló V., R. Simó, A. Calbet (2010). Revisiting the dilution technique to quantify the role of microzooplankton in DMS(P) cycling: Laboratory and field tests. Journal of Plankton Research 32: 1255-1267, doi:10.1093/plankt/fbq041.  

Le Clainche Y., A. Vecina, M. Levasseur, R. Cropp, J. Gunson, S. Vallina, M. Vogt, C. Lancelot, I. Allen, S. Archer, L. Bopp, C. Deal, S. Elliott, M. Jin, G. Malin, V. Schoemann, R. Simó, K. Six, J. Stefels (2010). A first appraisal of prognostic ocean DMS models and prospects fortheir use in climate models. Global Biogeochemical Cycles 24, GB3021, doi:10.1029/2009GB003721.  

Seymour J.R., R. Simó, T. Ahmed, R. Stocker (2010). Chemoattraction to dimethylsulfoniopropionate throughout the marine microbial food web. Science 329: 342-345, doi: 10.1126/science.1188418.  

2009

Saló V., R. Simó, M. Vila-Costa, A. Calbet (2009). Sulfur assimilation by Oxyrrhis marina feeding on a 35S-DMSP labelled prey. Environmental Microbiology 11: 3063-3072, doi:10.1111/j.1462-2920.2009.02011.x.  

Simó R., M. Vila-Costa, L. Alonso-Sáez, C. Cardelús, Ò. Guadayol, E. Vázquez-Domínguez, J.M. Gasol (2009). Annual series of DMSP contribution to S and C fluxes through phytoplankton and bacterioplankton in a NW Mediterranean coastal site. Aquatic Microbial Ecology 57: 43-55, doi:10.3354/ame01325.  

2008

Vila-Costa M., R. Simó, L. Alonso-Sáez, V. Balagué, C. Pedrós-Alió (2008). Number and phylogenetic affiliation of bacteria assimilating dimethylsulfoniopropionate and leucine in the ice-covered coastal Arctic Ocean. Journal of Marine Systems 74: 957-963, doi:10.1016/j.jmarsys.2007.10.006.  

Jurado E., J. Dachs, C.M. Duarte, R. Simó (2008). Atmospheric deposition of organic and black carbon to the global oceans. Atmospheric Environment 42: 7931-7939, doi: 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2008.07.029.  

Gabric A.J., P. Matrai, R. Cropp, J. Dacey, J DiTullio, D.J. Kieber, R.P. Kiene, R. Najjar, R Simó, D.A. Toole (2008). Factors determining the vertical profile of dimethylsulfide in the Sargasso Sea during summer. Deep Sea Res. II 55: 1505-1518, doi:10.1016/j.dsr2.2008.02.002.  

Alonso-Saez L., E. Vázquez-Domínguez, C. Cardelús, J. Pinhassi, M.M. Sala, I. Lekunberri, V. Balagué, M. Vila-Costa, F. Unrein, R. Massana, R. Simó, J.M. Gasol (2008). Factors controlling the seasonality of bacterial carbon flux in a coastal marine system. Ecosystems 11: 397-409, doi:10.1007/s10021-008-9129-0.  

Jickells T.D. y 32 coautores (incluido R. Simó) (2008). A Lagrangian biogeochemical study of an eddy in the North East Atlantic. Progress in Oceanography 76: 366-398, doi:10.1016/j.pocean.2008.01.006.  

Vallina S.M., R. Simó, T.R. Anderson, A. Gabric, R. Cropp, J.M. Pacheco (2008). A dynamic model of oceanic sulfur (DMOS) applied to the Sargasso Sea: Simulating the dimethylsulfide summer-paradox. J. Geophysical Research – Biogeosciences 113, G01009, doi:10.1029/2007JG000415.  

Calbet A., I. Trepat, R. Almeda, V. Saló, E. Saiz, J.I. Movilla, M. Alcaraz, L. Yebra, R. Simó (2008) Impact of micro- and nanograzers on phytoplankton assessed by standard and size-fractionated dilution experiments. Aquatic Microbial Ecology 50: 145-156, doi:10.3354/ame01171. 

Vila-Costa M., R.P. Kiene, R. Simó (2008). Seasonal variability of the dynamics of dimethylated sulfur compounds in a coastal northwest Mediterranean site. Limnology Oceanography 53: 198-211, doi: 10.4319/lo.2008.53.1.0198.  

2007

Vallina S.M., R. Simó (2007). Re-visiting the CLAW hypothesis. Environmental Chemistry 4: 384-387, doi:10.1071/EN07055.

Slezak D., R.P. Kiene, D.J. Kieber, R. Simó, D.A. Toole (2007). Effects of solar radiation on the yield of DMS during consumption of DMSP. Aquatic Sciences 69: 377-393, doi:10.1007/s00027-007-0896-z.  

Vallina S.M., R. Simó, M. Manizza (2007). Weak response of oceanic dimethylsulfide to upper mixing shoaling induced by global warming. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 104: 16004-16009, doi:10.1073/pnas.0700843104.   

Vila-Costa M., J. Pinhassi, C. Alonso, J. Pernthaler, R. Simó (2007). An annual cycle of DMSP-sulfur assimilating bacterioplankton in the coastal NW Mediterranean. Environmental Microbiology 9: 2451–2463, doi:10.1111/j.1462-2920.2007.01363.x.    

Vallina S.M., R.Simó (2007). Strong relationship between DMS and the solar radiation dose over the global surface ocean. Science 315: 506-509, doi:10.1126/science.1133680.

2006

Vila-Costa M., R. Simó, H. Harada, J.M. Gasol, D. Slezak, R.P. Kiene (2006). Dimethylsulfoniopropionate uptake by marine phytoplankton. Science 314: 652-654, doi: 10.1126/science.1131043.   

Vila-Costa M., D. Del Valle, J.M. González, D. Slezak, R.P. Kiene, O. Sánchez, R. Simó (2006). Phylogenetic identification and metabolism of marine DMS-consuming bacteria. Environmental Microbiology 8: 2189-2200, doi:10.1111/j.1462-2920.2006.01102.x.  

Vallina S.M., R. Simó, S. Gassó (2006). What controls CCN seasonality in the Southern Ocean? A statistical analysis based on satellite-derived chlorophyll and CCN and model-estimated OH radical and rainfall. Global Biogeochemical Cycles 20, GB1014, doi: 10.1029/2005GB002597.  

Simó R., M. Vila-Costa (2006). Ubiquity of algal dimethylsulfoxide in the surface ocean: geographic and temporal distribution patterns. Marine Chemistry 100: 136-146, doi:10.1016/j.marchem.2005.11.006. 

2005

Pinhassi J., R. Simó, J.M. González, M. Vila, L. Alonso-Sáez, R. Kiene, M.A. Moran, C. Pedrós-Alió. (2005). Dimethylsulfoniopropionate turnover is linked to the composition and dynamics of the bacterioplankton assemblage during a microcosm phytoplankton bloom. Applied Environmental Microbiology 71: 7650-7660, doi:10.1128/AEM.71.12.7650-7660.2005.

Jurado E., F. Jaward, K.C. Jones, R. Simó, J. Dachs (2005). Wet deposition of persistent organic pollutants to the global oceans. Environmental Science & Technology 39 : 2426-2435, doi :10.1021/es048599g. 

2004

Jurado E., R. Lohmann, K.C. Jones, R. Simó, J. Dachs (2004). Atmospheric deposition of persistent organic pollutants to the Atlantic and inferences for the global oceans. Environmental Science & Technology 38: 5505-5513, doi:10.1021/es049240v.

Belviso S., L. Bopp, C. Moulin, J. C. Orr, T.R. Anderson, S. Chu, S. Elliot, M.E. Maltrud, R. Simó (2004). Comparison of global climatological maps of sea surface dimethylsulfide. Global Biogeochemical Cycles 18, GB3013, doi:10.1029/2003GB002193.  

Besiktepe S., K. Tang, M. Vila, R. Simó (2004). Dimethylated sulfur compounds in seawater, seston and mesozooplankton in the seas around Turkey. Deep-Sea Research 51 : 1179-1197, doi:10.1016/j.dsr.2004.05.008.    

Vila-Costa M., R. Simó, R. Kiene, J. Pinhassi, J.M. González, M. A. Moran, C. Pedrós (2004). Use of microautoradiography combined with fluorescence in situ hybridization to determine dimethylsulfoniopropionate incorporation by marine bacterioplankton taxa. Applied Environmental Microbiology Aug;70(8):4648-57, doi:10.1128/AEM.70.8.4648-4657.2004.

Simó R. (2004). From cells to globe: approaching the dynamics of DMS(P) in the ocean at multiple scales. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 61(5): 673-684, doi:10.1139/f04-030.  

Gabric A., R. Simó, R. Cropp, T. Hirst, J. Dachs (2004). Global estimates of the oceanic emission of DMS under enhanced greenhouse conditions. Global Biogeochemical Cycles 18, GB2014, doi:10.1029/2003GB002183.  

2003

Antia A.N., P.H. Burkill, W. Balzer, H.J.W. de Baar, R.F.C. Mantoura, R. Simó, D. Wallace (2003). Coupled Biogeochemical Cycling and Controlling Factors. En Marine Science Frontiers for Europe (G. Wefer, F. Lamy y F. Mantoura, eds.), Springer-Verlag, Berlin Heidelberg, 147-162, doi:10.1007/978-3-642-55862-7_9.  

Bopp L., T. Anderson, S. Belviso, R. Simó (2003). Review of global fields of sea-surface DMS. En el sitio web de Global Emission Inventory Activity (GEIA).

Tang K., R. Simó (2003). Trophic uptake and transfer of dimethylsulfoniopropionate in planktonic food chains. Aquatic Microbial Ecology 31: 193-302, doi:10.3354/ame031193.

2002

Maar M., L. Arín, R. Simó, M. Sala, F. Peters, C. Marrasé (2002). Combined effects of nutrients and small-scale turbulence in a microcosm experiment. II. Dynamics of organic matter and phosphorus. Aquatic Microbial Ecology 29: 63-72, doi: 10.3354/ame029063.  

Pedrós-Alió C., R. Simó (2002). Studying marine microorganisms from space. International Microbiology, doi 10.1007/s10123-002-0087-7.   

Simó R., J. Dachs (2002). Global ocean emission of dimethylsulfide predicted from biogeophysical data. Global Biogeochemical Cycles 16: 1078, doi: 10.1029/2001GB001829.  

Simó R., S. Archer, C. Pedrós-Alió, L. Gilpin, C. Stelfox-Widdicombe (2002). Coupled dynamics of DMSP and DMS cycling and the microbial food-web in surface waters of the North Atlantic. Limnology and Oceanography 47: 53-61, doi:10.4319/lo.2002.47.1.0053.   

2001

Simó R. (2001). Production of atmospheric sulfur by oceanic plankton: biogeochemical, ecological and evolutionary links. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 16: 287-294, doi:0.1016/S0169-5347(01)02152-8.    

2000

González J.M., R. Simó, R. Massana, J.S. Covert, E.O. Casamayor, C. Pedrós-Alió, M.-A. Moran (2000). Bacterial community structure associated with a DMSP-producing North Atlantic algal bloom. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 66: 4237-4246, doi:10.1128/aem.66.10.4237-4246.2000.   

Simó R., C. Pedrós-Alió, G. Malin, J.O. Grimalt (2000). Biological turnover of DMS, DMSP and DMSO in contrasting open-sea waters. Marine Ecology Progress Series 203: 1-11, doi:10.3354/meps203001.  

1999

Simó R., C. Pedrós-Alió (1999). Role of vertical mixing in controlling the oceanic production of dimethyl sulphide. Nature 402: 396-399, doi:10.1038/46516.  

Simó R., C. Pedrós-Alió (1999). Short-term variability in the open ocean cycle of dimethylsulfide. Global Biogeochemical Cycles 13: 1173-1181, doi:10.1029/1999GB900081.  

Kettle A.J. and 31 coauthors (R. Simó included) (1999). A global data base of sea surface dimethyl sulfide (DMS) measurements and a simple model to predict sea surface DMS as a function of latitude, longitude and month. Global Biogeochemical Cycles 13: 399-444, doi:10.1029/1999GB900004.  

1998

Simó R., G. Malin, P.S. Liss (1998). Refinement of the borohydride reduction method for trace analysis of dissolved and particulate dimethyl sulfoxide in marine water samples. Analytical Chemistry 70: 4864-4867, doi:10.1021/ac980345o.  

Simó R., J.O. Grimalt (1998). Spring-summer emissions of dimethyl sulfide from the north-western Mediterranean. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 47: 671-677, doi:10.1006/ecss.1998.0386.  

Simó R., A.D. Hatton, G. Malin, P.S. Liss (1998). Particulate dimethyl sulphoxide in sea water: production by microplankton. Marine Ecology Progress Series 167: 291-295, doi: 10.3354/meps167291. 

Simó R. (1998). Trace chromatographic analysis of dimethyl sulfoxide and related methylated sulfur compounds in natural waters. Journal of Chromatography 807A, 151-164, doi:10.1016/s0021-9673(98)00086-7.  

1997

Solà I., X. Ausió, R. Simó, J.O. Grimalt, A. Ginebreda (1997). Quantitation of volatile sulphur compounds in polluted waters. Journal of Chromatography 778A, 329-335, doi:10.1016/S0021-9673(97)00415-9.

Simó R., J.O. Grimalt, J. Albaigés (1997). Loss of unburned-fuel hydrocarbons from combustion aerosols during atmospheric transport. Environmental Science & Technology 31, 2697-2700, doi:10.1021/es960994m.

Simó R., J.O. Grimalt, J. Albaigés (1997). Dissolved dimethylsulphide, dimethylsulphoniopropionate and dimethylsulphoxide in western Mediterranean waters. Deep-Sea Research II 44, 929-950, doi:10.1016/S0967-0645(96)00099-9.  

Lipiatou E., I. Tolosa, R. Simó, I. Bouloubassi, J. Dachs, S. Martí, M.A. Sicre, J.M. Bayona, J.O. Grimalt, A. Saliot, J. Albaigés (1997). Mass budget and dynamics of PAH in the Western Mediterranean Sea. Deep-Sea Research II 44, 881-905, doi:10.1016/S0967-0645(96)00093-8.  

1996

Wood A.P., S. van Bergeijk, T. Hansen, S. Joye, R.P. Kiene, G. Malin, J.C.M. Scholten, R. Simó, P. Visscher (1996). Sulfur, carbon and nitrogen interactions. En Microbiology of Atmospheric Trace Gases (J.C. Murrell y D.P. Kelly, eds.), NATO ASI Series Vol. I 39, Springer-Verlag, Berlin Heidelberg, 281-288.  

Simó R., J.O. Grimalt (1996). Determination of volatile sulphur species in soil samples of interest for porspecting for metal sulphide deposits. Journal of Chromatography 726A, 161-166, doi: 10.1016/0021-9673(95)01053-X.   

Simó R., J.O. Grimalt, J. Albaigés (1996). Sequential method for the determination of nanomolar concentrations of dimethyl sulfoxide in natural waters. Analytical Chemistry 68, 1493-1498, doi: 10.1021/ac9510907.  

1995

Lozano J.M., R. Simó, J.O. Grimalt, J. Estévez (1995). Indicadores químicos de combustión en un hogar del Paleolítico Medio del yacimiento de Mediona I (Alt Penedès, Barcelona). Trabajos de Prehistoria 52 (2), 145-155, doi:10.3989/tp.1995.v52.i2.423.  

Simó R., J.O. Grimalt, C. Pedrós-Alió, J. Albaigés (1995). Occurrence and transformations of dissolved dimethyl sulfur in stratified waters (Western Mediterranean). Marine Ecology Progress Series 127, 291-299, doi:10.3354/meps127291.  

1994

Gogou A., E. Stephanou, N. Stratigakis, J.O. Grimalt, R. Simó, J. Albaigés, M. Aceves (1994). Differences in lipid and organic salt constituents of aerosols from eastern and western Mediterranean coastal cities. Atmospheric Environment 28, 1301-1310, doi:10.1016/1352-2310(94)90277-1.  

Simó R., R. de Wit, J.O. Grimalt, J. Albaigés (1994). Factors controlling the emission of volatile sulphur compounds from a monomictic, sulphide-rich karstic lake to the atmosphere. En Transport and Transformation of Pollutants in the Troposphere (P.M. Borrell, P. Borrell, T. Cvitas y W. Seiler, eds.), SPB Acad. Publ., 554-558.

Simó R., J.O. Grimalt, J. Albaigés (1994). Occurrence and emission of dimethyl sulphide (DMS) in the western Mediterranean, June-July 1993. Water Pollution Research Reports 32 (H. Barth y J.M. Martin, eds.), CEE, 299-310.

1993

Simó R., R. de Wit, J.O. Grimalt, J. Albaigés (1993). Dimethylsulphide and other volatile organic sulphur compounds in some neglected ecosystems: a study in evaporitic environments and in sulphate-rich karstic lakes. En Dimethylsulphide: Oceans, Atmosphere and Climate (Restelli i Angeletti, eds.), Kluwer, CEE, 173-179.  

Lipiatou E., J.O. Grimalt, M. Colom-Altés, R. Simó, J. Albaigés (1993). The particle size distribution of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in the marine atmosphere. Polycyclic Aromatic Compounds 3, 543-550.  

Simó R., J.O. Grimalt, J. Albaigés (1993). Field sampling and analysis of volatile reduced sulphur compounds in air, water and wet sediments by cryogenic trapping and gas chromatography. Journal of Chromatography A 655, 301-307, doi:10.1016/0021-9673(93)83236-L.  

Simó R., R. de Wit, J. Villanueva, J. Grimalt (1993). Metabolism of volatile sulfur compounds in Lake Cisó. Verh. Internat. Verein. Limnol. 25, 743-746, doi:10.1080/03680770.1992.11900237.  

1992

Simó R., E. Lipiatou, J.O. Grimalt, J. Albaigés (1992). Atmospheric deposition fluxes of particulate organic compounds in the western Mediterranean. Water Pollution Research Reports 30 (H. Barth i J.M. Martin, eds.), CEE, 297-301.

1991

Simó R., J.O. Grimalt, M. Colom-Altés, J. Albaigés (1991). Major biogenic and anthropogenic lipids in NW Mediterranean aerosols. Water Pollution Research Reports 28 (H. Barth i J.M. Martin, eds.), CEE, 247-257.

Grimalt J.O., A. Rosell, R. Simó, C. Saiz-Jiménez, J. Albaigés (1991). A source correlation study between the organic components present in the urban atmosphere and in gypsum crusts from old building surfaces. En Organic Geochemistry: advances and applications in Energy and the Natural Environment (D. Manning, ed.), Manchester Press, 513-515.  

Lipiatou E., R. Simó, M. Colom-Altés, J.O. Grimalt, J. Albaigés (1991). Particle size distribution of terrigenous lipids in the marine aerosol. En Organic Geochemistry: advances and applications in Energy and the Natural Environment (D. Manning, ed.), Manchester Press, 530-533.  

Albaigés J., J.M. Bayona, P. Fernández, J. Grimalt, A. Rosell, R. Simó (1991). Vapor-particle partitioning of hydrocarbons in western Mediterranean urban and marine atmospheres.  Mikrochimica Acta 104, 13-27, doi:10.1007/BF01245492.  

Simó R., J.O. Grimalt, M. Colom-Altés, J. Albaigés (1991). The lipid composition of the western Mediterranean aerosol. Fresenius Journal of Analytical Chemistry 339, 757-64, doi:10.1007/BF00321740.  

Simó R., M. Colom-Altés, J.O. Grimalt, J. Albaigés (1991). Background levels of atmospheric hydrocarbons, sulphate and nitrate over the western Mediterranean. Atmospheric Environment 25A, 1463-1471, doi:10.1016/0960-1686(91)90005-R.  

1990

Simó R., M. Colom-Altés, J.O. Grimalt, J. Albaigés (1990). Background levels of atmospheric hydrocarbons, sulphate and nitrate over the western Mediterranean. Water Pollution Research Reports 20 (H. Barth i J.M. Martin, eds.), CEC.   

FEATURED PUBLICATIONS

Simó R. (2004). From cells to globe: approaching the dynamics of DMS(P) in the ocean at multiple scales. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 61(5): 673-684.

Galí M., R. Simó (2015). A meta-analysis of oceanic DMS and DMSP cycling processes: disentangling the summer paradox. Global Biogeochemical Cycles. 29.

Vallina S.M., R. Simó, M. Manizza (2007). Weak response of oceanic dimethylsulfide to upper mixing shoaling induced by global warmingProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 104: 16004-16009

Rafel Simó

I am interested in ocean biosphere-atmosphere interactions in the Earth System. For nearly 30 years, I have investigated the biological and environmental actors that govern the production and emission of volatile sulfur from the ocean, which I have recently extended to other volatile compounds and gel-like substances. I like to look at both sides of the ocean-atmosphere interface and follow the path of oceanic emissions into aerosols and clouds.

I am also interested in chemical communication between marine organisms, and how this communication shapes trophic interactions and symbioses. 

For my research I count on a network of collaborators and use a broad array of methodologies, from “single-cell biogeochemistry” and omics, and trace gas and aerosol measurements, through experimental plankton physiology and ecology, all the way up to satellite analyses and modeling of the global ocean and atmosphere. I have conducted fieldwork in the Arctic, Antarctica, across the Atlantic, tropical Pacific and Mediterranean Sea.

RESEARCH PROFESSOR
Institute of Marine Sciences, Barcelona
Telf. +34 932309590
Email: rsimo@icm.csic.es