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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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Heterozoan carbonates from the equatorial rocky reefs of the Galápagos Archipelago

Large marine ecosystems training and capacity development

Non-random variability in functional composition of coral reef fish communities along an environmental gradient

Agricultural Knowledge and Knowledge Systems in Post-Soviet Societies

Thermal stress effects on energy resource allocation and oxygen consumption rate in the juvenile sea cucumber, Holothuria scabra (Jaeger, 1833)

Mechanics of multiple feedbacks in benthic coral reef communities

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Science Year 2016 / 17: Seas and Oceans

Leibniz Year 2016


Science Year 2016*17: exhibition on MS Wissenschaft opened

The exhibition ship MS Wissenschaft started its tour in Germany on May 3. On board the former cargo vessel, which is 100 meters long, the exhibition “Seas and Oceans” can be visited. The ZMT is also taking part with an exhibit: a virtual coral reef. more ...

When water makes us ill

On April 28, the Leibniz Research Alliance “Infections 21” and the Leibniz Center for Tropical Marine Ecology are organizing a talk series about water as transmission path for infections at the Haus der Wissenschaft in Bremen. more ...

New choices: Second "Carrer Paths" information day for PhD students

On May 27, the Leibniz Center for Tropical Marine Ecology offers a second information day for young marine scientists, who like to find out more about careers outside of academia. The event at Bremen’s Haus der Wissenschaft will focus on jobs in industry, administration, consulting or journalism. more ...

Director Hildegard Westphal elected as member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts

Special honour for Prof. Dr. Hildegard Westphal, Director of the ZMT: The geologist is now a member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts. The forum for academics from sciences, society and politics aims at dealing with interdisciplinary topics of transnational and European relevance. more ...

Prof. Dr. Anna-Katharina Hornidge takes over as head of the Department of Social Sciences

Prof. Dr. Anna-Katharina Hornidge is the new head of the Department of Social Sciences at the Leibniz Center for Tropical Marine Ecology (ZMT). She is taking over from Prof. Dr. Achim Schlüter whose regular time in office comes to an end after five years. 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 organizes a German-language lecture series at Bremen’s Haus der Wissenschaft. more ...

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4.5.16, 12:00, Guest lecture, ZMT seminar room
Nature-Culture Dichotomies and the Societal Construction of Landscape at the Wadden Sea, Dr. Cormac Walsh, Institut für Geografie, Universität Hamburg (Host: A.-K. Hornidge)

18.5.16, 12:00, Guest lecture, ZMT seminar room
The Sundarbans Mangrove of Bangladesh: Importance and quest of ecosystem research for sustainability, Prof. Dr. Salma Begum, Khulna University, Bangladesh (Host: M. Zimmer)

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Expedition to Saint-Louis, Senegal, 25.4.16 – 1.5.16 more ...

Expedition to Hainan, China, 21.3.16 - 18.5.16 more ...

Expedition to Eilat, Israel, 28.3.16 - 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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