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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 ...

Publications

Observation of macroalgal browsing in juvenile humphead parrotfish, Bolbometopon muricatum, in the Spermonde Archipelago, Indonesia
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A combined chemical and biological assessment of industrial contamination in an estuarine system in Kerala, India
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In situ effects of simulated overfishing and eutrophication on settlement of benthic coral reef invertebrates in the Central Red Sea
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Benthic N2 fixation in coral reefs and the potential effects of human-induced environmental change
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News

GEO supports ZMT project

This year the magazine GEO encouraged young scientists for the first time to apply for an expedition fellowship. Five projects were chosen out of more than 150 proposals, including that of Hauke Schwieder and Pia Kelger from the ZMT about the role of bacteria in coral reefs. GEO will support them with start-up funding. more ...

Costa Rica expedition on WDR

A feature story in „Leonardo“, the science magazine of the WDR, accompanies young ZMT researchers during their field work in the reefs of the Costa Rican pacific coast. There, a seasonal upwelling exposes the reefs to pH values lower than usual. more ...

New joint junior research group investigates sea level changes

In the frame of the Excellence Initiative, a new junior research group is forming, which will be settled at the ZMT and the MARUM (Uni Bremen). It will tackle the subject of sea level changes and their impact on coastal areas. With the nomination of Dr. Alessio Rovere as group leader an exciting cooperation is now ready to start. more ...

Positive evaluation of the ZMT

Tremendous success for the Leibniz Center for Tropical Marine Ecology! In today’´s meeting, the Senate of the Leibniz Association recommended the further support of the ZMT by the Federal Government and the States. The Center succeeded in convincing the reviewers of its scientific performance and its concept for future developments. more ...

Capes-Humboldt Fellow in the Dept. of Ecological Modelling

The southeastern Brazilian coastal seas support a high diversity of marine mammals, sea birds and sea turtles. An enormous amount of animals can be found stranded every year along the coast. Capes-Humboldt Fellow Jailson F. de Moura will be investigating the causes of these high mortality rates in the Systems Ecology Group of Prof. A. Merico. more ...

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Events

Lectures

23. / 24.4.14
Lectures in the frame of the appointment process for a chair in "Social sciences with the focus on tropical coastal systems"

7.5.14, 12:00
Aerosols & Clouds in the Marine Tropical Troposphere (Prof. Andreas Macke,
TROPOS, Leipzig, Host: H. Westphal)

13.6.14, 09:00-17:30
4th International Coral Reef Ecology Symposium (Host: C. Wild)

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Expeditions

A blog about...

...expedition to Zanzibar, 31.12.13 - 31.5.14 more ...

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

...expedition to Sechura, Peru, 6.1.-15.6.14 more ...

...expedition to Sine Saloum, Senegal, 3.11.13 - 1.10.14 more ...

...expedition to Bali, Indonesia, 18.7.13 - 31.3.14 more ...

...expedition to the Northern Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, 1.4.13 – 30.4.14 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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