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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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The discovery of kleptopredation, a new way of catching prey

A completely new type of interaction among organisms

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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

13/02/2019

Marine Turtle Newsletter

A Stranded Loggerhead Turtle Tracked by Satellite in Mersin Bay, Eastern Mediterranean Sea, Turkey

13/02/2019

Diseases of Aquatic Organisms

Aeromonas induced polyostotic osteomyelitis in a juvenile loggerhead sea turtle Caretta caretta

13/02/2019

Toxins

Distribution of Toxigenic Halomicronema spp. in Adjacent Environments on the Island of Ischia: Comparison of Strains from Thermal Waters and Free Living in Posidonia Oceanica Meadows

11/02/2019

Mathematics

Aggregating a Plankton Food Web: Mathematical versus Biological Approaches

11/02/2019

Journal of Applied Ichthyology

The genetic population structure of Thunnus thynnus (Linnaeus, 1758) in the Mediterranean Sea, a controversial issue

05/02/2019

Fisheries Research

Sizing up the role of predators on Mullus barbatus populations in Mediterranean trawl and no-trawl areas

01/02/2019

Scientific Reports

Toxicity of diatom-derived polyunsaturated aldehyde mixtures on sea urchin Paracentrotus lividus development

01/02/2019

Marine Biology

Within‑ and among‑leaf variations in photo‑physiological functions, gene expression and DNA methylation patterns in the large‑sized seagrass Posidonia oceanica

01/02/2019

Protist

Cryptic Diversity: a Long-lasting Issue for Diatomologists

29/01/2019

Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety

Soil pollution and toxicity in an area affected by emissions from a bauxite processing plant and a power plant in Gardanne (southern France)

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