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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

18/01/2018

Deep-Sea Research Part II

Cold-water corals and large hydrozoans provide essential fish habitat for Lappanella fasciata and Benthocometes robustus

18/01/2018

Trends in Ecology and Evolution

Global Carbon Cycling on a Heterogeneous Seafloor

08/01/2018

Zootaxa

Syllidae (Annelida: Phyllodocida) from the deep Mediterranean Sea, with the description of three new species

03/01/2018

Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety

Insights into the CuO nanoparticle ecotoxicity with suitable marine model species

03/01/2018

Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety

Sperm viability assessment in marine invertebrates by fluorescent staining and spectrofluorimetry: A promising tool for assessing marine pollution impact

03/01/2018

PlosOne

Who's there? - First morphological and DNA barcoding catalogue of the shallow Hawai'ian sponge fauna

20/12/2017

Nature GeoScience

Influence of diatom diversity on the ocean biological carbon pump

19/12/2017

Advances in Oceanography and Limnology

Plankton food for benthic fish: de visu evidence of trophic interaction between rainbow wrasse (Coris julis) and pelagic tunicates (Pegea confoederata)

19/12/2017

Advances in Oceanography and Limnology

Biological complexity behind plankton system functioning: Synthesis and perspectives from a marine Long Term Ecological Research

19/12/2017

Trends in Copepod Studies - Ed. Marco Uttieri

TRENDS IN COPEPOD STUDIES

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