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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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PhD student in the WG Mangrove Ecology

Student assistant for Data@ZMT project


Baseline of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in the surface sediment and sea cucumbers (Holothuria leucospilota and Stichopus hermanni) in the northern parts of Persian Gulf

Under pressure: investigating marine resource-based livelihoods in Jakarta Bay and the Thousand Islands

External validity of artefactual field experiments: a study on cooperation, impatience and sustainability in an artisanal fishery in Colombia

Tropical peat and peatland development in the floodplains of the Greater Pamba Basin, South-Western India during the Holocene

Heterozoan carbonates from the equatorial rocky reefs of the Galápagos Archipelago

Large marine ecosystems training and capacity development

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Science Year 2016 / 17: Seas and Oceans

Leibniz Year 2016


New set-up at the MAREE: ZMT tests effects of ocean acidification and warming on corals

After an extensive overhaul of the Marine Environmental Ecology Unit (MAREE), scientists at the Leibniz-Center for Tropical Marine Ecology are now able to undertake more in-depth testing of the effects of global change on marine organisms. more ...

Bright spots for the future of coral reefs: New insights into fish biomass on coral reefs

What influences fish abundance in these environments? An international team of 39 researchers explored this question on 2.500 reefs in 46 countries. The study headed by lead author Prof. Josh Cinner (James Cook University, Australia) has just been published in renowned journal “Nature”. Dr. Sebastian Ferse from ZMT is one of the co-authors of the publication. more ...

New DFG focus "Sea Level and Society" with ZMT particpation

The Leibniz Center for Tropical Marine Ecology (ZMT) is working on two projectsfunded within the new priority programme „Regional Sea Level and Society" by the German Research Foundation (DFG). The successful applications show the interdisciplinary diversity of the new research programme. more ...

International Coral Reef Symposium: ZMT researchers out in full force

Twenty scientists from the Leibniz Center of Tropical Marine Ecology (ZMT) are taking part in the International Coral Reef Symposium (IRCS) this year. The ICRS, the world’s biggest conference on coral reefs, is taking place in Honolulu (Hawaii) from June 19 to 24. more ...

More ocean research: Year of Science 2016*2017 launched

Over the coming years the oceans will be at the centre of research: On June 7, Johanna Wanka, Federal Minster of Education and Research launched the Year of Science 2016*2017 focusing on the oceans and the seas. She also announced a new ocean research programme by the Federal Government. more ...

Apply for the NAM-Fellowship at ZMT by July 8th!

Young scientists from developing countries have the opportunity to apply for one of five NAM-Fellowships. The stipend by the Leibniz Center for Tropical Marine Ecology (ZMT) and the NAM S&T Centre* financially supports a three-month research stay at the ZMT in Bremen. more ...

ZMT: 25 years of tropical marine research in Bremen

Twenty-five years ago the Leibniz Center for Tropical Marine Ecology was founded in Bremen. On the occasion of its anniversary the ZMT starts a new German-language lecture series on February 6 at Bremen’s Haus der Wissenschaft. more ...

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2.7.16, 11:00, ZMT-Talk in Haus der Wissenschaft, Bremen
Ungetrübtes Naturparadies: Ist Galapagos ein kluges Modell für nachhaltige Entwicklung? (Prof. Dr. Matthias Wolff, ZMT)

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Expedition to Honolulu, Hawaii, 19.6.16 - 24.6.16 more ...

Expedition to Fiji, 1.10.15 - 30.6.16 more ...

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ECSA 56 Coastal systems in transition: From a 'natural' to an 'anthropogenically-modified' state

4-7 September 2016 Maritim Hotel & Congress Centrum Bremen

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