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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

11/12/2018

Nature Communications

Functional biodiversity loss along natural CO2 gradients

10/12/2018

Environmental Science and Policy

Incorporating change in marine spatial planning: A review

07/12/2018

ICES Journal of Marine Science

Historical separation and present-day structure of common dolphinfish (Coryphaena hippurus) populations in the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea

06/12/2018

Scientia Marina

Towards more selective Mediterranean trawl fisheries: are juveniles and trash excluder devices effective tools for reducing undersized catches?

29/11/2018

Nature Communications

MRP3 is a sex determining gene in the diatom Pseudo-nitzschia multistriata

28/11/2018

Journal of Marine Science and Engineering

Radar Technology for Coastal Areas and Open Sea Monitoring

22/11/2018

Nature

Amphioxus functional genomics and the origins of vertebrate gene regulation

21/11/2018

Marine Policy

Human activities and resultant pressures on key European marine habitats: An analysis of mapped resources

21/11/2018

Biological Conservation

How good is your marine protected area at curbing threats?

21/11/2018

Environmental Pollution

Effects of a glyphosate-based herbicide on Fucus virsoides (Fucales, Ochrophyta) photosynthetic efficiency

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