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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 4 Departments, two focusing on scientific research: 1) Biology and Evolution of Marine Organisms; 2) Integrative Marine Ecology, and two dedicated to technological research 3) Research Infrastructures for Marine Biological Resources, 4) Marine Biotechnology.

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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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Marine Biotechnology

This is one of the first Marine Biotechnology Departments in Europe

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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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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

26/09/2019

Marine Pollution Bulletin

Taking advantage of seagrass recovery potential to develop novel and effective meadow rehabilitation methods

26/09/2019

Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science

Links between microbial processing of organic matter and the thermohaline and productivity features of a temperate river-influenced Mediterranean coastal area

26/09/2019

Marine Biology

Re‑shaping marine plankton communities: effects of diatom oxylipins on copepods and beyond

26/09/2019

Sustainability

Combining Marine Ecology and Economy to Roadmap the Integrated Coastal Management: A Systematic Literature Review

26/09/2019

Mediterranean Marine Science

Assessing the quality of biogeochemical coastal data: a step-wise procedure

26/09/2019

Harmful Algae

Ocurrence of Ostreopsis in two temperate coastal bays (SW iberia): Insights from the plankton

26/09/2019

Frontiers in Marine Science

ILTER – The International Long-Term Ecological Research Network as a Platform for Global Coastal and Ocean Observation

26/09/2019

Frontiers in Marine Science

An Integrated Approach to Coastal and Biological Observations

26/09/2019

Environmental Pollution

Mercury accumulation in freshwater and marine fish from the wild and from aquaculture ponds

17/09/2019

Scientific Reports

Anthropogenic impact is negatively related to coral health in Sicily (Mediterranean Sea)

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