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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

Three scientists (one coordinator, two PhD-positions) in the project ECOLOC

Two student assistants in the research group Development and Knowledge Sociology

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

Publications

Benthic Nutrient Fluxes from Mangrove Sediments of an Anthropogenically Impacted Estuary in Southern China
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Seasonal Fisheries Changes in Low-Rainfall Mangrove Ecosystems of Iran
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A revolution without people? Closing the people–policy gap in aquaculture development
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News

The second newsletter this year…

…has just been issued. Among other, you will find information about a game to analyse harvesting behaviour, the new ZMT-Leibniz Chair, and an ecological model of the Rapa Nui society of Easter Island. We hope you enjoy reading it! more ...

A talk with the President

During the Annual Meeting of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Prof. Nesar Ahmed, fellow in the WG Social-Ecological Systems Analysis, had the opportunity to talk with Joachim Gauck at a reception in Schloss Bellevue about his research at the ZMT. 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 ...

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Events

Lectures

1.7.15, Guest lecture
High Seas Governance (Development of a UN Implementing Agreement and regional approaches) - (Sebastian Unger, Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies, Potsdam). Host: A. Schlüter

3.7.15, Guest lecture, 10:00
Certified seafood – A legal assessment of current practices (Prof. Dr. Alexander Proelß, University of Trier).

6.7.15, Guest lecture, 14:00
Social-Ecological Regime Shift Avoidance via Ostracism (Dr. Alessandro Tavoni, London School of Economics and Political Science) Gastgeber: A. Merico

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Expeditions

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

Expedition to Accra and Keta, Ghana, 7.– 18.5.15 more ...

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The ZMT is a member of the Leibniz Association, the Leibniz-Network Biodiversity, the German Marine Research Consortium and the Northwest Marine Research Association.

Konsortium Deutsche Meeresforschung