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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

19/04/2019

Science of the Total Environment

Living in future ocean acidification, physiological adaptive responses of the immune system of sea urchins resident at a CO2 vent system

19/04/2019

Marine Ecology

Temporal correlation of population composition and environmental variables in the marine invader Ciona robusta

10/04/2019

Scientia Marina

Large-scale distribution of a deep-sea megafauna community along Mediterranean trawlable grounds

10/04/2019

International Journal of Biological Sciences

Contributions of suboolemmal acidic vesicles and microvilli to the intracellular Ca2+ increase in the sea urchin eggs at fertilization

10/04/2019

Marine Biodiversity

Worming its way into Patagonia: an integrative approach reveals the cryptic invasion by Eulalia clavigera (Annelida: Phyllodocidae)

10/04/2019

Polar Biology

Spatial distribution and habitat preferences of demersal fish assemblages in the southeastern Weddell Sea (Southern Ocean)

10/04/2019

State of the World’s Sea Turtles SWOT Report XIV

Sea Turtles of the Mediterranean Sea

10/04/2019

Evolution

Parallel pattern of differentiation at a genomic island shared between clinal and mosaic hybrid zones in a complex of cryptic seahorse lineages

08/04/2019

Marine and Freshwater Research

Syntopic Cystoseira taxa support different molluscan assemblages in the Gulf of Naples (southern Tyrrhenian Sea)

08/04/2019

Scientific Reports

Extensive use of Fish Aggregating Devices together with environmental change influenced the spatial distribution of a tropical affinity fish

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