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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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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

18/10/2018

Plos Biology

Harnessing positive species interactions as a tool against climate-driven loss of coastal biodiversity

16/10/2018

PlosOne

Ran GTPase, an eukaryotic gene novelty, is involved in amphioxus mitosis

16/10/2018

Scientific Reports

Metabolic enhancers supporting 1-carbon cycle affect sperm functionality: an in vitro comparative study

16/10/2018

Antarctic Science

Life history traits of rare Antarctic dragonfishes from the Weddell Sea

12/10/2018

Progress in Oceanography

Planktonic prokaryote and protist communities in a submarine canyon system in the Ligurian Sea (NW Mediterranean)

12/10/2018

Annual Review of Marine Science

The Water Mass Transformation Framework for Ocean Physics and Biogeochemistry

12/10/2018

Ecosphere

Spatial distribution of life-history traits and their response to environmental gradients across multiple marine taxa

10/10/2018

Phycologia

Gonyaulax hyalina and Gonyaulax fragilis (Dinoflagellata), two names associated with ‘mare sporco’, indicate the same species

10/10/2018

Journal of Plankton Research

Molecular analyses of protists in long-term observation programmes - current status and future perspectives

09/10/2018

Scientific Reports

Linking mixing processes and climate variability to the heat content distribution of the Eastern Mediterranean abyss

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