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

Publications

Sterile Surfaces of Mnemiopsis leidyi (Ctenophora) in Bacterial Suspension—A Key to Invasion Success?
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Drift logs are effective agents of physical coral fragmentation in a tropical eastern Pacific coral reef
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Nitrogen cycling in corals: the key to understanding holobiont functioning?
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The formation of aggregates in coral reef waters under elevated concentrations of dissolved inorganic and organic carbon: A mesocosm approach
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News

“The Rulers of the World” – Bernhard Kegel to read from his new book at the ZMT

On the 27th of April biologist Bernhard Kegel, one of the best known German authors of science novels and non-fiction books, will again visit the ZMT. He will present his new book “The Rulers of the World – How Microbes Dominate Our Lives”. more ...

Indonesia plans extensive research cooperation with ZMT on marine issues

A delegation from the ZMT, led by its director Hildegard Westphal, met last week in Jakarta with the Indonesian Coordinating Minister of Maritime Affairs. The planned cooperation will encompass seven different thematic fields. more ...

The mystery of the Rapa Nui

Easter Island and the collapse of its ancient culture exert a special fascination. A study of ZMT scientists newly evaluates the controversial theories on the basis of objective and quantitative data and finds answers to unsolved questions with the help of a mathematical model. more ...

Summa cum laude for a doctoral thesis on reef ecology

For his doctoral thesis, Ulisse Cardini spent eight months in Aqaba at the marine research station of the University of Jordan. Within the framework of the CANCOR project, he studied the role of corals in the seasonal nitrogen cycle in the reefs of the northern part of the Red Sea and the impact of disruptive factors. more ...

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Events

Lectures

27.4., 16:00, Reading
Die Herrscher der Welt - Wie Mikroben unser Leben bestimmen (Bernhard Kegel presents his new book)

29.4., 12:00, Guest Lecture
Internal Waves and Carbonate Systems (Dr. Luis Pomar, University of the Balearic Islands) Host: H. Westphal / A. Rovere


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Expeditions

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Expedition to Saudi Arabia, 3.6.14-1.2.15 more ...

Expedition to Zanzibar, 8.3.15-9.4.15 more ...

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