Dr Miriam Reverter

Dr Miriam Reverter

Lecturer in Marine Biology

School of Biological and Marine Sciences (Faculty of Science and Engineering)




PhD in Biodiversity, genetics and Evolution, Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes and the CRIOBE laboratory (France and French Polynesia). 

2012-2013: MRes in Chemistry of Bioactive Molecules and Environment, University of Perpignan Via Domitia (France).

2008-2012: Degree in Marine Sciences, University of las Palmas of Gran Canaria (Spain).

Previous positions:

2019-2021: Alexander von Humboldt post-doctoral fellow at the University of Oldenburg (Germany). 

2018-2019: Post-doctoral researcher at the Institute for Evolutionary Sciences of Montpellier (ISEM) and the National Research Institute for Sustainable Development (IRD) (France).

2017-2018: Post-doctoral researcher at the National University of Ireland Galway (Ireland).

Professional membership

  • Member of the British Ecological Society (BES) since 2022. 
  • Member of the International Society of Chemical Ecology since 2021.
  • Member of the Metabolomics Society since 2021.
  • Member of the International Coral Reef Society since 2020.

Roles on external bodies

  • Editorial board member for Coral Reefs since 2021.
  • Reviewer for UKRI grants and Ohio Sea Grant.
  • Reviewer for several scientific journals: https://publons.com/researcher/1503662/miriam-reverter/



Key publications

Key publications are highlighted

Vega-Heredia S, Giffard-Mena I & Reverter M (2024) 'Bacterial and viral co-infections in aquaculture under climate warming: co-evolutionary implications, diagnosis, and treatment' Diseases of Aquatic Organisms Publisher Site , DOI Open access
Dohrmann M, Reiswig HM, Kelly M, Mills S, Schätzle S, Reverter M, Niesse N, Rohde S, Schupp P & Wörheide G (2023) 'Expanded sampling of New Zealand glass sponges (Porifera: Hexactinellida) provides new insights into biodiversity, chemodiversity, and phylogeny of the class' PeerJ 11, , DOI Open access
Combe M, Reverter M, Caruso D, Pepey E & Gozlan RE (2023) 'Impact of Global Warming on the Severity of Viral Diseases: A Potentially Alarming Threat to Sustainable Aquaculture Worldwide' Microorganisms 11, (4) , DOI Open access
Roik A, Reverter M & Pogoreutz C (2022) 'A roadmap to understanding diversity and function of coral reef-associated fungi' FEMS Microbiology Reviews , DOI Open access
Jahanbakhshi A, Pourmozaffar S, Adeshina I, Vayghan AH & Reverter M (2022) 'Effect of garlic ( <i>Allium sativum</i> ) extract on growth, enzymological and biochemical responses and immune‐related gene expressions in giant freshwater prawn ( <i>Macrobrachium rosenbergii</i> )' Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition , DOI Open access
Hoseini SM, Khosraviani K, Hosseinpour Delavar F, Arghideh M, Zavvar F, Hoseinifar SH, Van Doan H, Zabihi E & Reverter M (2022) 'Hepatic transcriptomic and histopathological responses of common carp, Cyprinus carpio, to copper and microplastic exposure' Marine Pollution Bulletin 175, , DOI Open access
Reverter M, Helber SB, Rohde S, Goeij JM & Schupp PJ (2021) 'Coral reef benthic community changes in the Anthropocene: Biogeographic heterogeneity, overlooked configurations, and methodology' Global Change Biology 28, (6) 1956-1971 , DOI Open access
Yousefi M, Zahedi S, Reverter M, Adineh H, Hoseini SM, Van Doan H, El-Haroun ER & Hoseinifar SH (2021) 'Enhanced growth performance, oxidative capacity and immune responses of common carp, Cyprinus carpio fed with Artemisia absinthium extract-supplemented diet' Aquaculture 545, 737167-737167 , DOI
Reverter M, Jackson M, Rohde S, Moeller M, Bara R, Lasut MT, Segre Reinach M & Schupp PJ (2021) 'High taxonomic resolution surveys and trait-based analyses reveal multiple benthic regimes in North Sulawesi (Indonesia)' Scientific Reports 11, (1) , DOI Open access
Hoseini SM, Taheri Mirghaed A, Iri Y, Hoseinifar SH, Van Doan H & Reverter M (2021) 'Effects of dietary Russian olive, Elaeagnus angustifolia, leaf extract on growth, hematological, immunological, and antioxidant parameters in common carp, Cyprinus carpio' Aquaculture 536, 736461-736461 , DOI
Reverter M, Rohde S, Parchemin C, Tapissier-Bontemps N & Schupp PJ (2020) 'Metabolomics and Marine Biotechnology: Coupling Metabolite Profiling and Organism Biology for the Discovery of New Compounds' Frontiers in Marine Science 7, , DOI
Yousefi M, Adineh H, Reverter M, Khademi Hamidi M, Vatnikov YA, Kulikov EV, Hoseinifar SH & Van Doan H (2020) 'Protective effects of black seed (Nigella sativa) diet supplementation in common carp (Cyprinus carpio) against immune depression, oxidative stress and metabolism dysfunction induced by glyphosate' Fish &amp; Shellfish Immunology 109, 12-19 , DOI
Reverter M, Jackson M, Daraghmeh N, von Mach C & Milton N (2020) 'Correction to: 11-yr of coral community dynamics in reefs around Dahab (Gulf of Aqaba, Red Sea): the collapse of urchins and rise of macroalgae and cyanobacterial mats' Coral Reefs 39, (6) 1871-1871 , DOI
Reverter M, Jackson M, Daraghmeh N, von Mach C & Milton N (2020) '11-yr of coral community dynamics in reefs around Dahab (Gulf of Aqaba, Red Sea): the collapse of urchins and rise of macroalgae and cyanobacterial mats' Coral Reefs 39, (6) 1605-1618 , DOI
Reverter M, Tapissier-Bontemps N, Sarter S, Sasal P & Caruso D (2020) 'Moving towards more sustainable aquaculture practices: a meta‐analysis on the potential of plant‐enriched diets to improve fish growth, immunity and disease resistance' Reviews in Aquaculture 13, (1) 537-555 , DOI Open access
Reverter M, Sasal P, Suzuki MT, Raviglione D, Inguimbert N, Pare A, Banaigs B, Voisin SN, Bulet P & Tapissier-Bontemps N (2020) 'Insights into the Natural Defenses of a Coral Reef Fish Against Gill Ectoparasites: Integrated Metabolome and Microbiome Approach' Metabolites 10, (6) 227-227 , DOI
Reverter M, Sarter S, Caruso D, Avarre J-C, Combe M, Pepey E, Pouyaud L, Vega-Heredía S, de Verdal H & Gozlan RE (2020) 'Aquaculture at the crossroads of global warming and antimicrobial resistance' Nature Communications 11, (1) , DOI
Kamyab E, Goebeler N, Kellermann MY, Rohde S, Reverter M, Striebel M & Schupp PJ (2020) 'Anti-Fouling Effects of Saponin-Containing Crude Extracts from Tropical Indo-Pacific Sea Cucumbers' Marine Drugs 18, (4) 181-181 , DOI
Hoseinifar SH, Shakouri M, Doan HV, Shafiei S, Yousefi M, Raeisi M, Yousefi S, Harikrishnan R & Reverter M (2020) 'Dietary supplementation of lemon verbena (Aloysia citrodora) improved immunity, immune-related genes expression and antioxidant enzymes in rainbow trout (Oncorrhyncus mykiss)' Fish &amp; Shellfish Immunology 99, 379-385 , DOI
Tarkhani R, Imani A, Hoseinifar SH, Ashayerizadeh O, Sarvi Moghanlou K, Manaffar R, Van Doan H & Reverter M (2019) 'Comparative study of host-associated and commercial probiotic effects on serum and mucosal immune parameters, intestinal microbiota, digestive enzymes activity and growth performance of roach (Rutilus rutilus caspicus) fingerlings' Fish &amp; Shellfish Immunology 98, 661-669 , DOI
Reverter M, Tapissier-Bontemps N, Lecchini D, Banaigs B & Sasal P (2018) 'Biological and Ecological Roles of External Fish Mucus: A Review' Fishes 3, (4) 41-41 , DOI
Reverter M, Tribalat M-A, Pérez T & Thomas OP (2018) 'Metabolome variability for two Mediterranean sponge species of the genus Haliclona: specificity, time, and space' Metabolomics 14, (9) , DOI
Jaramillo KB, Reverter M, Guillen PO, McCormack G, Rodriguez J, Sinniger F & Thomas OP (2018) 'Assessing the Zoantharian Diversity of the Tropical Eastern Pacific through an Integrative Approach' Scientific Reports 8, (1) , DOI
Reverter M, Sasal P, Tapissier-Bontemps N, Lecchini D & Suzuki M (2017) 'Characterisation of the gill mucosal bacterial communities of four butterflyfish species: a reservoir of bacterial diversity in coral reef ecosystems' FEMS Microbiology Ecology 93, (6) , DOI
Reverter M, Cribb TH, Cutmore SC, Bray RA, Parravicini V & Sasal P (2017) 'Did biogeographical processes shape the monogenean community of butterflyfishes in the tropical Indo-west Pacific region?' International Journal for Parasitology 47, (8) 447-455 , DOI
Reverter M, Sasal P, Banaigs B, Lecchini D, Lecellier G & Tapissier-Bontemps N (2017) 'Fish mucus metabolome reveals fish life-history traits' Coral Reefs 36, (2) 463-475 , DOI
Reverter M, Saulnier D, David R, Bardon-Albaret A, Belliard C, Tapissier-Bontemps N, Lecchini D & Sasal P (2016) 'Effects of local Polynesian plants and algae on growth and expression of two immune-related genes in orbicular batfish ( Platax orbicularis )' Fish &amp; Shellfish Immunology 58, 82-88 , DOI
REVERTER M, CUTMORE SC, BRAY R, CRIBB TH & SASAL P (2016) 'Gill monogenean communities (Platyhelminthes, Monogenea, Dactylogyridae) of butterflyfishes from tropical Indo-West Pacific Islands' Parasitology 143, (12) 1580-1591 , DOI
Reverter M, Perez T, Ereskovsky AV & Banaigs B (2016) 'Secondary Metabolome Variability and Inducible Chemical Defenses in the Mediterranean Sponge Aplysina cavernicola' Journal of Chemical Ecology 42, (1) 60-70 , DOI
Reverter M, Bontemps N, Lecchini D, Banaigs B & Sasal P (2014) 'Use of plant extracts in fish aquaculture as an alternative to chemotherapy: Current status and future perspectives' Aquaculture 433, 50-61 , DOI
Reverter M, Sasal P, Banaigs B, Lecchini D & Tapissier-Bontemps N (2022) 'Chapter 13 - Butterflyfish gill mucus metabolome reflects diet preferences and gill parasite intensities' in Beale DJ; Hillyer KE; Warden AC; Jones OAH Applied Environmental Metabolomics: Community Insights and Guidance from the Field Academic Press, ElSevier 183-198 Publisher Site , DOI Open access
Hoseini SM & Reverter M (2021) 'Health-Promoting Effects of Amino Acids in Fish' Biotechnological Advances in Aquaculture Health Management Springer Nature Singapore 493-533 , DOI
Reverter M, Tapissier-Bontemps N, Sasal P & Saulnier D (2017) 'Use of Medicinal Plants in Aquaculture' Wiley 223-261 , DOI