Corazza BM, Lacerda CHF, Güth AZ, Marcançoli RKM, Bianchini A, Calderon EN, Capel KCC, Conceição E, Faria SC, Francini-Filho RB, Garrido AG, Guebert FM, Kitahara MV, Longo GO, Lotufo TMC, Salvi KP, Segal B, Sumida PYG, Zilberberg C, Mies M. 2024. No coral recovery three years after a major bleaching event in reefs in the Southwestern Atlantic refugium. Marine Biology, 171:114. (access link)


Pereira PHF, Fernandes LM, Jesus HE, Costa P, Lacerda CHF, Mies M, Bianchini A, Santos HF. 2023. The impact of highly weathered oil from the most extensive oil spill in tropical oceans (Brazil) on the microbiome of the coral Mussismilia harttii. Microorganisms, 11:1935. (access link)

Santana EFC, Mies M, Longo GO, Menezes R, Aued AW, Luza AL, Bender MG, Segal B, Floeter SR, Francini-Filho RB. 2023. Turbidity shapes shallow Southwestern Atlantic benthic reef communities. Marine Environmental Research, 183:105807. (access link)


Banha TNS, Luiz OJ, Asp NE, Pinheiro HT, Magris RA, Cordeiro RTS, Mahiques MM, Mies M, Giglio VJ, Omachi CY, Siegle E, Nogueira LC, Thompson CC, Thompson FL, Nora V, Horta PA, Rezende CE, Sumida PYG, Ferreira CEL, Floeter SR, Francini-Filho RB. 2022. The Great Amazon Reef System: a fact. Frontiers in Marine Science, 9:1088956.

Braz GB, Lacerda CHF, Evangelista H, Güth AZ, Rumbelsperger AMB, Capel KCC, Dall’Occo PL, Mies M. 2022. Unprecedented erosion of Mussismilia harttii, a major reef-building species in the Southwestern Atlantic, after the 2019 bleaching event. Coral Reefs, 41:1537-1548. (access link)

Ip YK, Boo MV, Mies M, Chew SF. 2022. The giant clam Tridacna squamosa quickly regenerates iridocytes and restores symbiont quantity and phototrophic potential to above-control levels in the outer mantle after darkness-induced bleaching. Coral Reefs, 41:35-51. (access link)

Carvalho LM, Mies M, Inagaki KY, Sanches EG, Souza MR, Longo GO, Tomás ARG. 2022. The marine ornamental market in Brazil (Southwestern Atlantic) frequently trades prohibited and endangered species, and threatens the ecosystem role of cleaning mutualism. Marine Policy, 146:105305. (access link)


Negrão F, Lacerda CHF, Melo TH, Bianchini A, Calderon EN, Castro CB, Cordeiro RTS, Dias RJS, Francini-Filho RB, Guebert FM, Güth AZ, Hetzel B, Horta PA, Lotufo TMC, Mahiques MM, Mies M, Pires DO, Salvi KP, Sumida PYG. 2021. The first biological survey of the Royal Charlotte Bank (SW Atlantic) reveals a large and diverse ecosystem complex. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 255:107363. (access link)

Pupier CA, Mies M, Fine M, Francini-Filho RB, Brandini FP, Zambotti-Villela L, Colepicolo P, Ferrier-Pagès C. 2021. Lipid biomarkers reveal the trophic plasticity of octocorals along a depth gradient. Limnology and Oceanography,  66:2078-2087. (access link)

Godoy L, Mies M, Zilberberg C, Pastrana Y, Amaral A, Cruz N, Pereira CM, Garrido AG, Paris A, Santos LFA, Pires DO. 2021. Southwestern Atlantic reef-building corals Mussismilia spp. are able to spawn while fully bleached. Marine Biology, 168:15. (access link)

Fonseca JS, Mies M, Paranhos A, Taniguchi S, Güth AZ, Bícego MC, Marques JA, Marangoni LFB, Bianchini A. 2021. Isolated and combined effects of thermal stress and copper exposure on the trophic behavior and oxidative status of  the reef-building coral Mussismilia harttii. Environmental Pollution, 268:115892. (access link)


Banha TNS, Mies M, Güth AZ, Pomory CM, Sumida PYG. 2020. Juvenile Cassiopea andromeda medusae are resistant to multiple thermal stress events. Marine Biology, 167:173. (access link)

Thé J, Barroso HS, Mammone M, Viana M, Melo CSB, Mies M, Banha TNS, Morandini AC, Rossi S, Soares MO. 2020. Aquaculture facilities promote populational stability throughout seasons and increase medusae size for the invasive jellyfish Cassiopea andromeda. Marine Environmental Research, 162:105161. (access link)

Pereira CM, Fonseca JS, Paiva ES, Costa PG, Mies M, Silva AG, Calderon EN, Bianchini A, Castro CB. 2020. Larvae of the South Atlantic coral Favia gravida are tolerant to salinity and nutrient concentrations associated with river discharges. Marine Environmental Research, 161:105118. (access link)

Mies M, Francini-Filho RB, Zilberberg C, Garrido AG, Longo GO, Laurentino E, Güth AZ, Sumida PYG, Banha TNS. 2020. South Atlantic coral reefs are major global warming refugia and less susceptible to bleaching. Frontiers in Marine Science, 7:514.

Santos HF, Santos LFA, Jesus HE, Lacerda CHF, Mies M. 2020. The South Atlantic coral Mussismilia harttii actively and quickly removes heavy crude oil from its surface. Bulletin of Marine Science, 96:803-804. (access link)

Monteiro EA, Güth AZ, Banha TNS, Sumida PYG, Mies M. 2020. Implications of feeding frequency, prey size and condition, and intraspecific competition for the commercial aquaculture of the nudibranch Berghia stephanieae.  Journal of the World Aquaculture Society, 51:244-254. (access link)

Banha TNS, Capel KCC, Kitahara MV, Francini-Filho RB, Francini CLB, Sumida PYG, Mies M. 2020. Low coral mortality during the most intense bleaching event ever recorded in subtropical Southwestern Atlantic reefs. Coral Reefs, 39:515-521. (access link)

Okuma D, Dias JF, Silbiger HLN, Güth AZ, Mies M. 2020. Sexual pattern and caudal fin as a sexually dimorphic trait in the commercially-aquacultured Meiacanthus blennies (Teleostei: Blenniidae). Journal of the World Aquaculture Society, 51:1221-1234. (access link)


Marangoni LFB, Mies M, Güth AZ, Banha TNS, Inague A, Fonseca JS, Dalmolin C, Faria SC, Ferrier-Pagès C, Bianchini A. 2019. Peroxynitrite generation, and increased heterotrophic capacity are linked to the disruption of the coral-dinoflagellate symbiosis in a scleractinian and hydrocoral species. Microorganisms, 7:426.

Mies M. 2019. Evolution, diversity, distribution and the endangered future of the giant clam-Symbiodiniaceae association. Coral Reefs, 38:1067-1084. (access link)

Monteiro EA, Güth AZ, Banha TNS, Sumida PYG, Mies M. 2019. Evidence against mutalism in an aeolid nudibranch associated with Symbiodiniaceae dinoflagellates. Symbiosis, 79:183-189. (access link)


Mies M, Güth AZ, Tenório AA, Banha TNS, Waters LG, Polito PS, Taniguchi S, Bícego MC, Sumida PYG. 2018. In situ shifts of predominance between autotrophic and heterotrophic feeding in the reef-building coral Mussismilia hispida: an approach using fatty acid trophic markers. Coral Reefs, 37:677-689. (access link)

Mies M, Güth AZ, Castro CB, Pires DO, Calderon EN, Pompeu M, Sumida PYG. 2018. Bleaching in reef invertebrate larvae associated with Symbiodinium strains within clades A-F. Marine Biology, 165:6. (access link)


Mies M, Chaves-Filho AB, Miyamoto S, Güth AZ, Tenório AA, Castro CB, Pires DO, Calderon EN, Sumida PYG. 2017. Production of three symbiosis-related fatty acids by Symbiodinium types in clades A-F associated with marine invertebrate larvae. Coral Reefs, 36:1319-1328. (access link)

Mies M, Dor P, Güth AZ, Sumida PYG. 2017. Production in giant clam aquaculture: trends and challenges. Reviews in Fisheries Science and Aquaculture, 4:286-296. (access link)

Mies M, Sumida PYG, Rädecker N, Voolstra CR. 2017. Marine invertebrate larvae associated with Symbiodinium: a mutualism from the start? Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, 5:56.

Mies M, Voolstra CR, Castro CB, Pires DO, Calderon EN, Sumida, PYG. 2017. Expression of a symbiosis-specific gene in Symbiodinium type A1 associated with coral, nudibranch and giant clam larvae. Royal Society Open Science, 4:170253.

Mies M, Van Sluys MA, Metcalfe CJ, Sumida PYG. 2017. Molecular evidence of symbiotic activity between Symbiodinium and Tridacna maxima larvae. Symbiosis, 72:13-22. (access link)


Sumida PYG, Güth AZ, Mies M. 2015. Pressure tolerance of tadpole larvae of the Atlantic ascidian Polyandrocarpa zorritensis: potential for deep-sea invasion. Brazilian Journal of Oceanography, 63:515-520. (access link)


Mies M, Güth AZ, Scozzafave MS, Sumida PYG. 2014. Spawning behaviour and activity in seven species of ornamental dottybacks (Teleostei: Pseudochromidae). Journal of Zoo and Aquarium Research, 2:117-122. (access link)


Mies M, Braga F, Scozzafave MS, Sumida PYG, Lemos D. 2013. Successful spawning and a possible solution for broodstock mortality in giant clams (Tridacnidae): a neurotransmitter injection through the byssal orifice. Aquaculture Research, 44:671-676. (access link)


Mies M, Sumida PYG. 2012. Giant clam aquaculture: a review on induced spawning and larval rearing.  International Journal of Marine Science, 2:62-69.

Mies M, Braga F, Scozzafave MS, Lemos D, Sumida PYG. 2012. Early development, survival and growth rates of the giant clam Tridacna crocea (Bivalvia: Tridacnidae). Brazilian Journal of Oceanography, 60:129-135. (access link)


Book Chapters

Mies M, Banha TNS, Castro CB, Cordeiro RTS, Lotufo TMC, Bianchini A. in press. Biology of Brazilian Benthic Reef Builders and Dwellers. In: Brazilian Coral Reefs (eds RKP Kikuchi, ME Araújo, TMC Lotufo), pp xx-xx, Springer-Verlag.

Mies M, Banha TNS, Francini-Filho RB, Garrido AG, Santos LFA, Güth AZ, Dottori M, Longo GO, Zilberberg C. in press. Reef Ecosystems in the Brazilian Continental Shelf. In: Brazilian Continental Shelf Habitats (ed PYG Sumida), pp xx-xx, Springer-Verlag.

Mies M. 2017. Aquicultura de peixes ornamentais marinhos. In: O Aquário de Recifes de Corais (ed JC Basso), pp 99-103, Editora do Autor.

Mies M, Scozzafave MS, Braga F, Sumida PYG. 2017. Giant clams. In: Marine Ornamental Species Aquaculture (eds R Calado, I Olivotto, M Planas, GJ Holt), pp 510-535, Wiley-Blackwell Publishing. (access link)

Shei MRP, Mies M, Olivotto I. 2017. Other Demersal Spawners. In: Marine Ornamental Species Aquaculture (eds R Calado, I Olivotto, M Planas, GJ Holt), pp 223-250, Wiley-Blackwell Publishing. (access link)