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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

13/11/2017

Journal of Visualized Experiments

Ecotoxicological Method with Marine Bacteria Vibrio anguillarum to Evaluate the Acute Toxicity of Environmental Contaminants

13/11/2017

Aquatic Toxicology

Long-term toxicity of surface-charged polystyrene nanoplastics to marine planktonic species Dunaliella tertiolecta and Artemia franciscana

13/11/2017

Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety

Comparative ecotoxicity of polystyrene nanoparticles in natural seawater and reconstituted seawater using the rotifer Brachionus plicatilis

13/11/2017

Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety

Insights into the CuO nanoparticle ecotoxicity with suitable marine model species

13/11/2017

Frontiers in Microbiology

Salinity-Based Toxicity of CuO Nanoparticles, CuO-Bulk and Cu Ion to Vibrio anguillarum

09/11/2017

Marine Biology

Large‑scale movements in the oceanic environment identify important foraging areas for loggerheads in central Mediterranean Sea

09/11/2017

PlosOne

Phytoplankton blooms during austral summer in the Ross Sea, Antarctica: Driving factors and trophic implications

09/11/2017

Journal of Marine Systems

Physical and biological forcing of mesoscale variability in the carbonate system of the Ross Sea (Antarctica) during summer 2014

09/11/2017

Journal of Marine Systems

Spring-time dynamics of diatomcommunities in landfast and underlying platelet ice in Terra Nova Bay, Ross Sea, Antarctica

07/11/2017

Marine Pollution Bulletin

Experimental evidence of warming-induced flowering in the Mediterranean seagrass Posidonia oceanica

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