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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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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

28/04/2017

Frontiers in Marine Science

Zoantharians (Hexacorallia: Zoantharia) Associated with Cold-Water Corals in the Azores Region: New Species and Associations in the Deep Sea

27/04/2017

Marine Environmental Research

Altered epiphyte community and sea urchin diet in Posidonia oceanica meadows in the vicinity of volcanic CO2 vents

27/04/2017

Oceanography

 Harmful algal blooms in benthic systems: Recent progress and future research

26/04/2017

PlosOne

Molecular phylogeny of Oncaeidae (Copepoda) using nuclear ribosomal internal transcribed spacer (ITS rDNA)

26/04/2017

New Phytologist

Finding a partner in the ocean: molecular and evolutionary bases of the response to sexual cues in a planktonic diatom

20/04/2017

Oceanography

GlobalHAB
A New Program to Promote International Research, Observations, and Modeling of Harmful Algal Blooms in Aquatic Systems

20/04/2017

Oceanography

Harmful Algal Blooms in Fjords, Coastal Embayments, and Stratified Systems

19/04/2017

Frontiers in Plant Science

Physiological and Biochemical Analyses Shed Light on the Response of Sargassum vulgare to Ocean Acidification at Different Time Scales

18/04/2017

Journal of Paleontology

Chemosymbiotic bivalves from Miocene methane-seep carbonates in Italy

06/04/2017

Cryptogamie, Algologie

Diatom Resting Stages in Surface Sediments: A Pilot Study Comparing Next Generation Sequencing and Serial Dilution Cultures

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