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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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Tropical peat and peatland development in the floodplains of the Greater Pamba Basin, South-Western India during the Holocene

Distribution and bioconcentration of heavy metals in a tropical aquatic food web: A case study of a tropical estuarine lagoon in SE Mexico

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

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Science Year 2016 / 17: Seas and Oceans

Leibniz Year 2016


Apply now for the NAM-Fellowship at ZMT!

Young scientists from developing countries have the opportunity to apply for one of five NAM-Fellowships. The stipend by the Leibniz Center for Tropical Marine Ecology (ZMT) and the NAM S&T Centre* financially supports a three-month research stay at the ZMT in Bremen. more ...

Start of the exhibition ScienceStation

From May 23 to October 11 the ScienceStation, an exhibition of the Science Year Seas and Oceans will be touring through German train stations with a combination of fascinating interactive experiments and background information. The ZMT is presenting one of its exhibits. more ...

Chinese delegation visits ZMT

Representatives of the Qindao National Laboratory for Marine Science and Technology (QNLM), the country’s largest research institute for marine sciences, visited the ZMT yesterday. Dr. Tim Jennerjahn, head of the work group Ecological Biogeochemistry, received the delegation. more ...

ZMT takes part in European Maritime Day

From May 18 to 19, more than 1,000 representatives from the EU, the European Commission, from the maritime industry and from science are gathering in the Finnish city of Turku for the European Maritime Day (EMD) conference. ZMT is also part of the meeting: On May 18, Prof. Dr. Anna-Katharina Hornidge holds a talk on “Governance Challenges for Deep-Sea Resources and the Role of Science”. more ...

Leibniz Association strengthens research cooperation with Israel

The Leibniz Association has signed an agreement with the Marine Science Institute (IUI) of the Israeli universities in Eilat to extend its research cooperation with Israel. Six Leibniz institutes will now undertake joint interdisciplinary marine research together with the IUI. The ZMT has been instrumental in the cooperation agreement. more ...

All on board: MS Wissenschaft starts its tour through Germany

The exhibition vessel MS Wissenschaft has started its tour through Germany setting off from Kiel harbor. As part of the year of science 2016*17 the exhibition on board the 100 metre ship is dedicated to “Seas and Oceans”. The ZMT is also taking part with an exhibit: a virtual coral reef. 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 starts a new German-language lecture series on February 6 at Bremen’s Haus der Wissenschaft. more ...

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4.6.16, 11:00, Series of lectures from the ZMT in Haus der Wissenschaft
Seegurken, Haie & Co.: Von der offensichtlichen und weniger offensichtlichen Nutzung tropischer Meerestiere (Dr. Annette Breckwoldt, ZMT)

8.6.16, 10:30, Seminar room F8, 1. Floor
Bandung, a contested tale of creativity (Lenny Martini, Universität Bonn, Host: A.-K. Hornidge)

8.6.16, 12:00, ZMT Seminar room
Digitizing the Reef: mapping the biodiversity of reef benthos using underwater hyperspectral imaging (Dr. Arju Chennu, MPI Bremen, Host: H. Westphal)

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Expedition to Semarang, Indonesia, 8.5. - 24.5.16 more ...

Expedition to Hainan, China, 21.3.16 - 18.5.16 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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