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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 3 Departments, two focusing on scientific research: 1) Biology and Evolution of Marine Organisms; 2) Integrative Marine Ecology, and one dedicated to technological research 3) Research Infrastructures for Marine Biological Resources.

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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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Nitric oxide: the small molecule with multiple functions

New insights into the role of nitric oxide in marine organisms. Experiments on sea urchin

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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

18/06/2018

BioInvasions Records

Sometimes they come back: the re-colonization of the alien seagrass Halophila stipulacea (Forsskål) Ascherson, 1867 (Hydrocharitaceae) in the Palinuro Harbor (Tyrrhenian Sea, Italy)

18/06/2018

Scientific Reports

Fish mitigate trophic depletion in marine cave ecosystems

01/06/2018

Journal of Marine Science and Engineering

Coastal Defence IntegratingWave-Energy-Based Desalination: A Case Study in Madagascar

30/05/2018

Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems

Global ocean conservation under the magnifying glass

30/05/2018

Oecologia

Molecular level responses to chronic versus pulse nutrient loading in the seagrass Posidonia oceanica undergoing herbivore pressure

28/05/2018

Marine Drugs

Food Modulation Controls Astaxanthin Accumulation in Eggs of the Sea Urchin Arbacia lixula

23/05/2018

Grand Challenges in Marine Biotechnology - P.H. Rampelotto, A. Trincone (eds.)

Grand Challenges in Marine Biotechnology: Overview of Recent EU-Funded Projects

23/05/2018

Marine Drugs

Marine Microalgae with Anti-Cancer Properties

18/05/2018

Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science

Target gene expression studies on Platynereis dumerilii and Platynereis cfr massiliensis at the shallow CO2 vents off Ischia, Italy

15/05/2018

PlosOne

Clarifying the taxonomic status of the alien species Branchiomma bairdi and Branchiomma boholense (Annelida: Sabellidae) using molecular and morphological evidence

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