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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

The mission of the Marine Biotechnology Department is to conduct and promote scientific research regarding the possible applications of marine natural products in the biomedical and environmental sectors

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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 Department of Research Infrastructures for marine biological resources (RIMAR) provides high technology services and access to infrastructure and research platforms to the national and international scientific community, as well as support third mission activities such as third-party contracts

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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

19/06/2020

Science of the Total Environment

Time resolved data unveils the complex DOM dynamics in a Mediterranean river

19/06/2020

Marine Environmental Research

Do plankton reflect the environmental quality status? The case of a post-industrial Mediterranean Bay

18/06/2020

Marine Drugs

A Metabolomics Exploration of the Sexual Phase in the Marine Diatom Pseudo-nitzschia multistriata

16/06/2020

Progress in Oceanography

Gulf of Cadiz zooplankton: Community structure, zonation and temporal variation

16/06/2020

Zoological Letters

Sea as a color palette: the ecology and evolution of fluorescence

16/06/2020

Reviews in Fisheries Science & Aquaculture

A Global Review on the Biology of the Dolphinfish (Coryphaena hippurus) and Its Fishery in the Mediterranean Sea: Advances in the Last Two Decades

16/06/2020

Marine Environmental Research

Anthropogenic noise and biological sounds in a heavily industrialized coastal area (Gulf of Naples, Mediterranean Sea)

16/06/2020

Marine Environmental Research

Integrated characterization and risk management of marine sediments: The case study of the industrialized Bagnoli area (Naples, Italy)

09/06/2020

Limnology and Oceanography Letters

Density-dependent mechanisms regulate spore formation in the diatom Chaetoceros socialis

09/06/2020

Environment International

Gamete quality in a multistressor environment

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