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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.

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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

21/02/2018

Marine and Petroleum Geology

Petrographic and geochemical characterization of the early formative stages of Northern Adriatic shelf rocky buildups

21/02/2018

Quaternary Science Reviews

The giant Mauritanian cold-water coral mound province: Oxygen control on coral mound formation

14/02/2018

Science of the Total Environment

Photosynthesis and mineralogy of Jania rubens at low pH/high pCO2: A future perspective

06/02/2018

Marine Pollution Bulletin

Effects of sub-seabed CO2 leakage: Short- and medium-term responses of benthic macrofaunal assemblages

05/02/2018

Scientific Reports

First identification of marine diatoms with anti-tuberculosis activity

01/02/2018

Scientific Reports

Sporadic nesting reveals long distance colonisation in the philopatric loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta)

01/02/2018

Nature Communications

A global ocean atlas of eukaryotic genes

01/02/2018

Nature Communications

Single-cell genomics of multiple uncultured stramenopiles reveals underestimated functional diversity across oceans

01/02/2018

Scientific Reports

A regional assessment of cumulative impact mapping on Mediterranean coralligenous outcrops

01/02/2018

Oecologia

Seagrass collapse due to synergistic stressors is not anticipated by phenological changes

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