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ZMT Newsletter

Our newsletter informs about new developments at the ZMT. It is issued twice a year in English. Would you like to subscribe? more ...

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Tropical coastal ecosystems are highly productive habitats with high ecological and economic importance. The ZMT is dedicated to these ecosystems, and the understanding of the influences which alter and threaten them. Through its activities in research, training and consulting, the ZMT aims to contribute toward their protection and sustainable use.
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Webcam

Our webcam shows a pair of clownfish tending their brood. more ...

Job offers

PhD - student in the project "Valuing Marine Ecosystem Services in Costa Rica"

The CEMarin offers two stipends in collaboration with ZMT for interdisciplinary PhD thesis projects jointly conducted at German and Colombian Universities. ZMT is part of the CEMarin consortium. Extended deadline for applications: May, 31st, 2015

PhD stipend in the WG Ecophysiology

PhD stipend in the WG Resource Management


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Publications

Functionalised ceramic spawning tiles with probiotic Pseudoalteromonas biofilms designed for clownfish aquaculture
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Higher education cooperation in ASEAN: building towards integration or manufacturing consent?
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Context-oriented model validation of individual-based models in ecology: A hierarchically structured approach to validate qualitative, compositional and quantitative characteristics
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News

Indonesian exchange pupils visit ZMT

On Thursday, the ZMT welcomed a group of exchange pupils from Indonesia. The pupils, aged between 14 and 17, come from the Budi Mulia Dua International Highschool in Yogjakarta and are staying for ten days at the Kippenberg-Gymnasium in Bremen. more ...

Anna-Katharina Hornidge accepts appointment as Professor of Social Sciences at the ZMT

The Department of Social Sciences of the ZMT is delighted to announce a new appointment which will strengthen research at the Center. On May 1st the sociologist Anna-Katharina Hornidge began her work as professor at the ZMT and the University of Bremen and as leader of the ZMT research group "Development and Knowledge Sociology". more ...

The Nagoya Protocol and its consequences

A seminar devoted to the background and the consequences of the Nagoya Protocol and the EU's new Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS) regime regarding access to biological and genetic resources and benefit sharing for research will be held on 14 July 2015 at the ZMT. Interested persons are cordially invited. more ...

“The Rulers of the World” – Bernhard Kegel to read from his new book at the ZMT

On the 27th of April biologist Bernhard Kegel, one of the best known German authors of science novels and non-fiction books, will again visit the ZMT. He will present his new book “The Rulers of the World – How Microbes Dominate Our Lives”. more ...

Indonesia plans extensive research cooperation with ZMT on marine issues

A delegation from the ZMT, led by its director Hildegard Westphal, met last week in Jakarta with the Indonesian Coordinating Minister of Maritime Affairs. The planned cooperation will encompass seven different thematic fields. more ...

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Events

Lectures

27.5.15, 12:00, Guest lecture
Environmental Assessment of a Coastal Zone in Southern Vietnam: A multi-proxy approach (Dr. Sandra Böddeker, Technische Universität Braunschweig), Host: H. Westphal

28.5.15, 12:30, Guest lecture
Sensory Excursions in the Production of the Everyday (Prof. Dr. Kelvin E.Y. Low, National University of Singapore), Host: A.K. Hornidge

3.6.15, 11:00, Guest lecture
Post 2015 Agenda on SCP (Sustainability Consumption and Production):
What Role for Economics and Economists? (Praveen Jha, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India). Host: M. Wolff

3.6.15, 12:00, PhD colloquium
Population and ecosystem- based fisheries assessment in the Rift Valley Lake Koka, Ethiopia (Gashaw Tesfaye Chekol)


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Expeditions

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Expedition to South Africa, 20.1.15 - 14.10.15 more ...

Expedition to Zanzibar, 8.3.15-9.4.15 more ...

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