Peer-review  papers



45. Giménez, J., Arneill, G. E., Bennison, A., Pirotta, E., Gerritsen, H. D., Bodey, T. W., ... & Jessopp, M. (2021). Sexual mismatch between vessel-associated foraging and discard consumption in a marine top predator. Frontiers in Marine Science, 8, 220.

44. Giménez, J., Cañadas, A., de Stephanis, R., & Ramirez, F. (2021). Expanding protected areas to encompass the conservation of the endangered common dolphin (Delphinus delphis) in the Alboran Sea. Marine Environmental Research, 105305.

43. Giménez, J., Puigarnau, S., Morán, E., Lombarte, A., Gómez-Vives, M. J., Coll, M., & Navarro, J. (2021). Interannual trophic behaviour of a pelagic fish predator in the western Mediterranean Sea. Marine Environmental Research, 105288.

42. Vella, A., Murphy, S., Giménez, J., de Stephanis, R., Mussi, B., Vella, J.G., Larbi Doukara, K., Pace, D.S. (in press) The conservation of the endangered Mediterranean common dolphin (Delphinus delphis): Current knowledge and research priorities. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems.

41. Marçalo, A., Giménez, J., Nicolau, L., Frois, J., Ferreira, M., Sequeira, M., ... & Vingada, J. (2021). Stranding patterns and feeding ecology of striped dolphins, Stenella coeruleoalba, on Western Iberia (1981–2014). Journal of Sea Research, 101996


40. 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.

39. Bachiller, E., Albo-Puigserver, M., Giménez, J., Pennino, M. G., Marí-Mena, N., Esteban, A., ... & 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(1), 1-18.

38. 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, 105033.

37. Stelzenmüller, V., Coll, M., Cormier, R., Mazaris, A. D., Pascual, M., Loiseau, C., ..., Giménez, J.,…& Rumes, B. (2020). Operationalizing risk-based cumulative effect assessments in the marine environment. Science of the Total Environment, 138118.

36. Gauffier, P., Borrell, A., Silva, M. A., Víkingsson, G., López, A., Giménez, J., ... & de Stephanis, R. (2020). Wait your turn, North Atlantic fin whales share a common feeding ground sequentially. Marine Environmental Research, 104884.


35. Verborgh, P., Gauffier, P., Brévart, C., Giménez, J., Esteban, R., Carbou, M., Debons, E., & de Stephanis, R. (2019). Epizootic effect and aftermath in a pilot whale population. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems, 29(5), 820-828.

34. Tixier, P., Giménez, J., Reisinger, R. R., Méndez-Fernandez, P., Arnould, J. P., Cherel, Y., & Guinet, C. (2019). Importance of toothfish in the diet of generalist subantarctic killer whales: implications for fisheries interactions. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 613, 197-210.

33. Sala, B, Giménez, J., de Stephanis, R., Barceló, D. & Eljarrat, E. (2019) First determination of high levels of organophosphorus flame retardants and plasticizers in dolphins from Southern European water. Environmental Research, 172, 289-295.


32. Giménez, J., Cañadas, A., Ramírez, F., Afán, I., García-Tiscar, S., Fernández-Maldonado, C., Castillo, J.J. & de Stephanis, R. (2018). Living apart together: Niche partitioning among Alboran Sea cetaceans. Ecological Indicators, 95, 32-40.

31. Fernández-Vilert, R., Giménez, J., Mas, G., Figueroa, I., & Moles, J. (2018). First records of the Red Sea alien mollusc Haminoea cyanomarginata (Gastropoda: Heterobranchia: Cephalaspidea) in the Western Mediterranean. Journal of Natural History, 52(27-28), 1817-1823.

30. Afán, I., Giménez, J., Forero, M.G., Ramírez, F. (2018) An adaptive method for identifying marine areas of highest conservation priority. Biological Conservation.

29. Gauffier, P., Verborgh, P., Giménez, J., Esteban, R., Sierra, J. M. S., & de Stephanis, R. (2018). Contemporary migration of fin whales through the Strait of Gibraltar. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 588, 215-228.

28. Marçalo, A., Nicolau, L., Giménez, J., Ferreira, M., Santos, J., Araújo, H., Silca, A., Vingada, J., and Pierce, G. J. (2018). Feeding ecology of the common dolphin (Delphinus delphis) in Western Iberian waters: has the decline in sardine (Sardina pilchardus) affected dolphin diet?. Marine Biology, 165(3), 44.


27. Giménez, J., Marçalo, A., Ramírez, F., Verborgh, P., Gauffier, P., Esteban, R., Nicolau, L., González-Ortegón, E., Baldó, F., Vilas, C., Vingada, J., Forero, M.G. and de Stephanis, R.  (2017). Diet of bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) from the Gulf of Cadiz: Insights from stomach content and stable isotope analyses. PloS One, 12(9), e0184673.

26. Giménez, J., Marçalo, A., García‐Polo, M., García‐Barón, I., Castillo, J. J., Fernández‐Maldonado, C., Saavedra, C., Santos, M.B., and  de Stephanis, R. (2017). Feeding ecology of Mediterranean common dolphins: The importance of mesopelagic fish in the diet of an endangered subpopulation. Marine Mammal Science.

25. Giménez, J., Louis, M., Barón, E., Ramírez, F., Verborgh, P., Gauffier, P., Esteban, R., Eljarrat, E., Barceló, D., Forero, M.G., and de Stephanis, R. Towards the identification of ecological management units: A multidisciplinary approach for the effective management of bottlenose dolphins in the southern Iberian Peninsula. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems.

24. Moles, J., Mas, G., Figueroa, I., Fernández-Vilert, R., Salvador, X., Giménez, J. (2017) As fast as a hare: colonization of the heterobranch Aplysia dactylomela (Mollusca: Gastropoda: Anaspidea) into de western Mediterranean Sea. Cahiers de Biologie Marine 58: 341-345.

23. Giménez, J., Ramírez, F., Forero, M. G., Almunia, J., de Stephanis, R., Navarro, J. (2017). Lipid effects on isotopic values in bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) and their prey with implications for diet assessment. Marine Biology 164:122.


22. Aznar-Alemany, Ò., Giménez, J., de Stephanis, R., Eljarrat, E., & Barceló, D. (2017). Insecticide pyrethroids in liver of striped dolphin from the Mediterranean Sea. Environmental Pollution, 225, 346-353.

21. Giménez, J., Cañadas, A., Ramírez, F., Afán, I., García-Tiscar, S., Fernández-Maldonado, C., Castillo, J.J. & de Stephanis, R. (2017). Intra-and interspecific niche partitioning in striped and common dolphins inhabiting the southwestern Mediterranean Sea. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 567, 199-210.


20.  Esteban, R., Verborgh, P., Gauffier, P., Alarcón, D., Salazar, JM., Giménez, J., Foote, A., de Stephanis, R. (2016) Conservation status of killer whales, Orcinus orca, in the Strait of Gibraltar. Advances in Marine Biology.

19.  Verborgh, P., Gauffier, P., Esteban, R., Giménez, J., Cañadas, A., Salazar, JM., de Stephanis, R. (2016) Conservation status of long-finned pilot whales, Globicephala melas, in the Mediterranean sea. Advances in Marine Biology.

18.  Giménez, J., Manjabacas, A., Tuset, V.M., Lombarte, A. (2016) Relationships between otolith and fish size from Mediterranean and north-eastern Atlantic species to be used in predator–prey studies. Journal of Fish Biology

17.  Esteban, R., Verborgh, P., Gauffier, P., Giménez, J., Matin, V., Pérez-Gil, M., Tejedor, M., Almunia, J., Jepson, P.D., García-Tíscar, S., Barett-Lennard, L.G., Guinet, C., Foote, A.D., de Stephanis, R. (2016) Using a milti-disciplinary approach to identify a critically endangered killer whale management unit. Ecological Indicators 291-300.

16.  Jepson, P.D., Deaville, R., Barber, J.L., Aguilar, À., Borrell, A., Murphy, S., Barry, J., Brownlow, A., Barnett, J., Berrow, S., Cunningham, A.A., Davison, N.J., ten Doeschate, M., Esteban, R., Ferreira, M., Foote, A.D., Genov, T., Giménez, J., Loveridge, J., Llavona, Á., Martin, V., Maxwell, D.L., Papachlimitzou, A., Penrose, R., Perkins, M.W., Smith, B., de Stephanis, R., Tregenza, N., Verborgh, P., Fernandez, A., Law, R.J. (2016) PCB pollution continues to impact populations of orcas and other dolphins in European waters. Scientific Reports 6:18573

15.  Esteban, R., Verborgh, P., Gauffier, P., Giménez, J., Guinet, C., de Stephanis, R. (2016) Dynamics of killer whale, bluefin tuna and human fisheries in the Strait of Gibraltar. Biological conservation 194:31-38.

14.  Giménez, J., Ramírez, F., Almunia, J., Forero, M.G., de Stephanis, R. (2016) From the pool to the sea: Applicable isotope turnover rates and diet to skin discrimination factors for bottlenose dolphins. Journal of experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 475:50-61

13.  Esteban, R., Verborgh, P., Gauffier, P., Giménez, J., Foote, A.D., de Stephanis, R. (2016) Maternal kinship and fisheries interaction influence killer whale social structure. Behav Ecol Sociobiol 70:111:122.


12.  Barón, E., Hauler, C., Gallistl,C., Giménez, J., Gauffier, P., Castillo, J.J., Fernández-Maldonado, C., de Stephanis, R., Vetter. W., Eljarrat, E., Barceló, D. (2015) Halogenated natural products in dolphins: Brain-Blubber distribution and comparison with halogenated flame retardants. Environ. Sci. Technol. 49, 9073-9083.

11. Barón, E., Giménez, J., Verborgh, P., Gauffier, P., De Stephanis, R., Eljarrat, E., & Barceló, D. (2015). Bioaccumulation and biomagnification of classical flame retardants, related halogenated natural compounds and alternative flame retardants in three delphinids from Southern European waters. Environmental Pollution, 203, 107-115.

10. Ramírez, F., Gutiérrez-Expósito, C., Afán, I., Giménez, J., de Stephanis, R., Forero, M. G. (2015). Human influence on gull non-breeding distribution: potential consequences of changes in fishing practices. MEPS, 527, 221-232.


9. Giménez, J., Gómez-Campos, E., Borrell, A., Cardona, L., Aguilar, A. (2014) The uncertain status of the Mediterranean and northeastern North Atlantic fin whale subpopulations: Reply to Castellote et al., Rapid Commun. Mass Spectrom. 2014, 28(6), 665-667. Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry 28(6):668-70.  doi:10.1002/rcm.6817

8. Aguilar, A., Giménez, J., Gómez-Campos, E., Cardona, L., Borrell, A. (2014) δ15N Value Does Not Reflect Fasting in Mysticetes. PLoS ONE 9(3):e92288. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0092288

7. de Stephanis, R., Giménez, J., Esteban, R., Gauffier, P., Gacía-Tiscar, S., Sinding, M-H. S.,  Verborgh, P. (2014) Mobbing-like behavior by pilot whales towards killer whales: a response to resource competition or perceived predation risk? Acta Ethologica doi:10.1007/s10211-014-0189-1 


6. Esteban, R., Verborgh,P., Gauffier, P., Gimenez, J., Cañadas, A., García, P., Magalhães, S., Andreu, E., De Stephanis, R. (2013) Distribution of killer whales at southern Iberian Peninsula. Journal Of The Marine Biological Association Of The United Kingdom. doi:10.1017/S002531541300091X

5. Giménez, J., Gómez-Campos, E., Borrell, A., Cardona L., Aguilar, A. (2013) Isotopic evidence of limited exchange between Mediterranean and eastern North Atlanticfin whales. Rapid Commun. Mass Spectrom. 27, 1801–1806

4. De Stephanis, R., Giménez, J., Carpinelli, E., Gutierrez-Expósito, C., Cañadas, A. (2013)  As main meal for Sperm whales: plastic deris. Marine Pollution Bulletin 69: 206–214.


3. Borrell, A.,  Abad-Oliva, N., Gómez-Campos, E., Giménez, J., and A. Aguilar (2012) Discrimination of stable isotopes infin whale tissues and application to diet assessment in cetaceans. Rapid Commun. Mass Spectrom. 26: 1596–1602.


2. Pérez, S., Gracía-lópez, A., de Stephanis, R., Giménez, J., García-tiscar, S., Verborgh,    P., Mancera, J., Martínez-rodríguez, G. (2011) Use of blubber levels of progesterone to determine  pregnancy in free-ranging live cetaceans. Marine Biology. doi: 10.1007/s00227-011-1676-9

1. Giménez, J., de Stephanis, R., Gauffier, P., Esteban, R., Verborgh, P. (2011) Biopsy wound healing in long-finned pilot whales (Globicephala melas). Veterinary Records. doi: 10.1136/vr.c5284