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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

18/04/2018

Polar Biology

Life history traits of a poorly known pelagic fish, Aethotaxis mitopteryx (Perciformes, Notothenioidei) from the Weddell Sea

13/04/2018

Scientific Reports

Toxigenic effects of two benthic diatoms upon grazing activity of the sea urchin: morphological, metabolomic and de novo transcriptomic analysis

29/03/2018

The ISME Journal

Grazer-induced transcriptomic and metabolomic response of the chain-forming diatom Skeletonema marinoi

28/03/2018

Progress in Oceanography

Predictive habitat modeling in two Mediterranean canyons including hydrodynamic variables

22/03/2018

Biological Conservation

How good is your marine protected area at curbing threats?

15/03/2018

Scientific Reports

Biotic and environmental stress induces nitration and changes in structure and function of the sea urchin major yolk protein toposome

09/03/2018

The European Zoological Journal

Non-destructive tissue sampling and the use of PCR-RFLPs in two edible sea cucumbers from the north-eastern Atlantic, Holothuria mammata Grube, 1840 and H. sanctori Delle Chiaje, 1823 (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea)

08/03/2018

Phycologia

Adenoides sinensis, a new sand-dwelling dinoflagellate species from China and reexamination of Adenoides eludens from an Atlantic strain

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