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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.

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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

02/08/2019

ICES Journal of Marine Science

Changes of energy fluxes in marine animal forests of the Anthropocene: factors shaping the future seascape

30/07/2019

Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety

Co-inertia multivariate approach for the evaluation of anthropogenic impact on two commercial fish along Tyrrhenian coasts

30/07/2019

Regional Studies in Marine Science

Fish assemblages associated with coastal defence structures: Does the surrounding habitat matter?

25/07/2019

Science of the Total Environment

Detection of artificial cellulose microfibers in Boops boops from the northern coasts of Sicily (Central Mediterranean)

24/07/2019

Marine Pollution Bulletin

Plastics occurrence in the gastrointestinal tract of Zeus faber and Lepidopus caudatus from the Tyrrhenian Sea

24/07/2019

Science of the Total Environment

Jellyfish summer outbreaks as bacterial vectors and potential hazards for marine animals and humans health? The case of Rhizostoma pulmo (Scyphozoa, Cnidaria)

24/07/2019

Marine Drugs

Prostaglandins in Marine Organisms: A Review

22/07/2019

The European Zoological Journal

Effects of global warming on reproduction and potential dispersal of Mediterranean Cnidarians

19/07/2019

ICES IDENTIFICATION LEAFLETS FOR PLANKTON NO. 188

Oithona Baird, 1843

10/07/2019

Molecular Reproduction & Development

Effects of ecosystem stress on reproduction and development

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