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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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Four M.Sc. students in the Depts. Ecology and Modelling

A M.Sc. student in the Dept. of Ecology / WG Mangrove Ecology

A student assistant in the WG Social-Ecological Systems Analysis


Effects of Seasonal Upwelling on Inorganic and Organic Matter Dynamics in the Water Column of Eastern Pacific Coral Reefs

Dynamics in benthic community composition and influencing factors in an upwelling-exposed coral reef on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica

The impact of Indonesian peatland degradation on downstream marine ecosystems and the global carbon cycle

Impact of human interventions on nutrient biogeochemistry in the Pamba River, Kerala, India

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PhD student at the ZMT wins Royal Society’s inaugural photo competition

Claudia Pogoreutz, a PhD student at the Leibniz Center for Tropical Marine Ecology (ZMT), has won a photo competition by the renowned Royal Society in Britain. Her photo of a black tip reef shark came first in the category “Behaviour”. The London-based Royal Society is home to many of the world’s most distinguished scientists. more ...

Alexander von Humboldt Fellows to join ZMT

Two recipients of Alexander von Humboldt Fellowships will be joining the ZMT in the near future as members of the workgroup “Resource Management" led by Prof. Dr. Matthias Wolff. Adam Ceesay (pictured) from Gambia and Dr. Gustavo Castellanos-Galindo from Colombia have already spent some time at the ZMT before. more ...

ZMT hosts the international conference „ECSA 56“

From 4 to 7 September 2016 the international conference „ECSA 56 - Coastal Systems in Transition: From a natural to an anthropogenically modified state“ will take place in Bremen. It provides a broad disciplinary spectrum and is organised by ZMT in cooperation with the Estuarine and Coastal Sciences Association (ECSA). You can register now. more ...

ZMT opens its doors to science journalists

Experience research of tropical coastal ecosystems up close! As part of the “Wissenswerte”, the national conference for science journalists held in Bremen, the ZMT offers a guided tour of its laboratories. The excursion takes place on November 18. Interested conference participants can register online or book at short notice by contacting the organizers from Messe Bremen. more ...

ZMT and Zanzibar’s Institute of Marine Sciences sign new MoU

Prof. Dr. Hildegard Westphal, Director of the Leibniz Center for Tropical Marine Ecology, and Dr. Y.W. Shaghude, Director of the Institute of Marine Sciences (IMS) on Zanzibar have renewed their Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) from 2010. The five-year agreement was recently handed over by Dr. Matern S. P. Mtolera, Associate Director of the IMS, Zanzibar.

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4.12.15, 12:00, guest lecture
The new geographical precision of the SDGs: how civil society and coastal areas come into focus (Dr. Hart Nadav Feuer, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan). Host: A.-K. Hornidge

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

Expedition to Fiji, 1.8.-17.12.15 more ...

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