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Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn

Explore the Mediterranean Sea to understand and protect the Global Ocean

Founded in 1872, the SZN is among the most influential research Institutions in the field of marine biology and ecology.

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The SZN carries on advanced research on the biology, ecology and evolution of marine organisms.

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A core activity of the SZN is the higher education and formation of young scientists to lead pure and applied research.

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Research Departments

The research at the SZN is organized in 3 Departments, two focusing on scientific research: 1) Biology and Evolution of Marine Organisms; 2) Integrative Marine Ecology, and one dedicated to technological research 3) Research Infrastructures for Marine Biological Resources.

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Biology and Evolution of Marine Organisms

Studies the fundamental biological mechanisms that allow animals to deal with the challenges of Life on Earth.

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Integrative Marine Ecology

Promotes interdisciplinary research on biodiversity, structure and functioning of marine ecosystems.

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Research Infrastructures for marine biological resources

The Section RIMAR was established to provide services and access to research platforms.

Hot Topics

A summary of the most recent research activities carried out in our laboratories.

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The discovery of kleptopredation, a new way of catching prey

A completely new type of interaction among organisms

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Nitric oxide: the small molecule with multiple functions

New insights into the role of nitric oxide in marine organisms. Experiments on sea urchin

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Sea turtles are now texting their whereabouts directly to the researchers

Loggerhead sea turtles are abundant in the Western Mediterranean.

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Last Publications

12/12/2017

Marine Ecology

Paradigm shifts in community ecology: Open versus closed units, challenges and limits of connectivity studies

30/11/2017

Frontiers in Marine Science

Santa Maria di Leuca Province (Mediterranean Sea): Identification of Suitable Mounds for Cold-Water Coral Settlement Using Geomorphometric Proxies and Maxent Methods

30/11/2017

Ecology and Evolution

An approach based on the total-species accumulation curve and higher taxon richness to estimate realistic upper limits in regional species richness

28/11/2017

Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science

Target gene expression studies on Platynereis dumerilii and Platynereis cfr massiliensis at the shallow CO2 vents off Ischia, Italy

28/11/2017

Nature Communications

Evolutionary recruitment of flexible Esrp-dependent splicing programs into diverse embryonic morphogenetic processes

24/11/2017

Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Harmful Algae

Are HABs and their societal impacts expanding and intensifying? A call for answers from the HAB scientific community

23/11/2017

BioScience

World Scientists’ Warning to Humanity: A Second Notice

23/11/2017

The ISME Journal

Clonal expansion behind a marine diatom bloom

23/11/2017

Ecological Informatics

A thesaurus for phytoplankton trait-based approaches: Development and applicability

23/11/2017

BMC Genomics

Diatom flagellar genes and their expression during sexual reproduction in Leptocylindrus danicus

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