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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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Student assistant in Public Relations

Internship Photometer Project

Master thesis in mangrove ecology


Mangrove crab Ucides cordatus removal does not affect sediment parameters and stipule production in a one year experiment in nortern Brazil.

Time preferences and natural resource extraction behavior: an experimental study from artisanal fisheries in Zanzibar.

Nests of the brown booby (Sula leucogaster) as a potential indicator of tropical ocean pollution by marine debris.

Abundance and physiology of dominant soft corals linked to water quality in Jakarta Bay, Indonesia

Mapping coral reefs using consumer-grade drones and structure from motion photogrammetry techniques.

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Science Year 2016 / 17: Seas and Oceans


Drones Aid in Coral Reef Research

The use of drones for research purposes is still in its infancy. An international team of scientists led by Elisa Casella of the ZMT has now developed a method to investigate the condition of coral reefs using drone technology. more ...

Neuer Name ab 2017: ZMT heißt jetzt Leibniz-Zentrum für Marine Tropenforschung

The Leibniz Center for Tropical Marine Ecology – ZMT for short – is now called the Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research. The name change entered into force on January 1, 2017. The name change takes into account the increasingly interdisciplinary scope of the ZMT, which includes both the natural sciences and the social sciences. more ...

„Leibniz in der Bremischen Bürgerschaft“ is back on December 14

After a successful start last year ZMT's dialogue forum „Leibniz in the Bremen Parliament" is back. On December 14, scientists from Leibniz institutes in
Bremen and Lower-Saxony are visting the members of Bremen's Parliament for an exchange on a wide range of research topics. more ...

First Leibniz Environment and Development Symposium (LEADS) took place in Berlin

From December 5 to 7, thirty researchers from Leibniz institutes discussed their works at the headquarters of the Leibniz Association in Berlin. The aim of the symposium was to give a forum to junior researchers from Leibniz institutes working on the intersection between environment and development. more ...

MarParCloud project: Series of tests at ZMT sucessfully concluded

Within the framework of the research project MarParCloud, funded by the Leibniz Association, Dr. Enno Bahlmann (WG Carbon and Nutrient Cycling at ZMT) and PhD candidate Markus Hartmann (TROPOS) investigated the properties of marine aerosols. more ...

ZMT welcomes new NAM-Fellows

Four scientists from Columbia, India, Malaysia and Jordan will be visiting the ZMT for three months as part of a NAM-Fellowship. They will do their research in the work groups Human Agency, Resilience and Diversity in Coral Reefs, Ecophysiology, Microbiology and Mangrove Ecology. Two of the new guests have already arrived in Bremen. more ...

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8.2.17, ZMT Seminar room, 12:00
Defining temperature stress in two sea cucumber species (Holger Kühnhold, ZMT)


Roundtable workshop: "Exploring Marine and Coastal Epistemologies"
Co-organised by ZMT´s Development and Knowledge Sociology Work Group, the Sustainability Research Center (artec, University of Bremen,and the Geography Institute (University of Hamburg) .

Date: Mo, 23 January 2017, 14.00-16.00

Venue: Yu Garden Chinese Tea House (room: Shanghai Hall), Feldbrunnenstr. 67, 20148 Hamburg (train station: Hamburg-Dammtor)

Registration deadline: 10 December 2016 with cormac.walshe-mail addressuni-hamburg.de

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Expedition to Colombia, 7.11.16 – 17.11.16 more ...

Expedition to Zanzibar, 15.9 - 15.10.16 more ...

STUAS - Symposium, Zanzibar, 18. - 23.9.16 more ...

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