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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.

Webcam

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

Job offers

We are looking for student assistants in various working groups.

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Publications

Threats to mangrove social-ecological systems in the most luxuriant coastal forests of the Neotropics
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Co-culture of sea cucumber Holothuria scabra and red seaweed Kappaphycus striatum
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Burrows of the Semi-Terrestrial Crab Ucides cordatus Enhance CO2 Release in a North Brazilian Mangrove Forest
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Massive coral tissue ablations in reefs of Pacific Costa Rica
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News

Future member of ZMT Advisory Board appointed Minister

Dr. Indroyono Soesilo, future member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the ZMT, has been appointed Indonesian Minister for the Coordination of Maritime Affairs. The scientist has previously assumed prominent positions within the Indonesian Government and the FAO and has cooperated with the ZMT in numerous German-Indonesian research projects. more ...

New GENUS podcasts

In the GENUS project, new podcasts were produced during the last expedition on the research vessel „Meteor“ along the Namibian coast. Expedition participants from the ZMT report about their research on the vessel. The joint project investigates the influence of climate change on the Benguela upwelling system. more ...

Leibniz in Africa: Networking meeting at the ZMT

This week the ZMT is hosting a workshop that aims to concretise the strategy of the Leibniz Association with respect to intensifying the cooperation with partners in Africa. more ...

Search for geological traces on Majorca

During an eight-day excursion, geologists Hildegard Westphal and Alessio Rovere, leader of the joint research group on sea level changes, introduced students from the University of Bremen into the world of fossil reefs on Majorca. The island offers a wealth of geological particularities. more ...

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Events

Lectures

12.11.14, 12:00, guest lecture
Global relationship between phytoplankton diversity and productivity in the ocean: killing the winner (Dr. Sergio Vallina, Institute of Marine Sciences, Spanish National Research Council. Host: A. Merico)

17.11.14, 14:00, guest lecture
Cooperative research within the Leibniz network: Good science for a better life (Prof. Dr. Matthias Kleiner, Präsident der Leibniz-Gemeinschaft. Host: H. Westphal)

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Expeditions

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Expedition to Zanzibar, Tanzania, 23.8.14 – 8.11.14 more ...

Expedition to the Galápagos Islands, Ecuador, 20.6.12 - 20.12.14 more ...

Expedition to Saudi Arabia, 3.6.14-1.2.15 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.

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