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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 ...


Post Doc in the WG Tropical Marine Microbiology

Master´s projects in the WG Algae and Seegrass Ecology

Assistant to the Scientific Director

Master´s project in Mangrove Ecology

Student helper in the WG Mangrove Ecology

PhD candidate in WG Ecophysiology


Integrating the concept of resilience into an ecosystem approach to bivalve aquaculture management.

High sedimentary oxygen consumption indicates that sewage input from small islands drives benthic community shifts on overfished reefs

Panama’s impotent mangrove laws

Flood pulse induced changes in isotopic niche and resource utilization of consumers in a Mexican floodplain system

A Sustainability Agenda for Tropical Marine Science

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Science Year 2016 / 17: Seas and Oceans


Leibniz magazine features the oceans

In the frame of the Science Year “Seas and Oceans” the Leibniz Association dedicates the new issue of its magazine to the oceans. Three of the contributions feature ZMT research projects. more ...

GeoBremen 2017: Call for abstracts open

This year the annual meeting of the Deutsche Geologische Gesellschaft – Geologische Vereinigung (DGGV) and the Deutsche Mineralogische Gesellschaft (DMG) takes place in Bremen from Septmber 24 to 29 2017. The Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research (ZMT) is also taking part and resposible for organizing a session on coastal dynamics. Abstracts can be submitted until 15 June 2017. more ...

Results from ZMT-led Triple C project presented at workshop in Indonesia

Indonesian experts on corals and marine governance this week met with project members of the ZMT-led project “Contributing to Coral Commons” (Triple C) to discuss their latest findings within the framework of the three-year research project. more ...

ZMT alumni gather for conference in Columbia

The second regional conference of ZMT’s alumni – this time with Alumni from the Americas – will take place in Santa Marta (Colombia) from March 27 – 31. Hosted by the Universidad del Magdalena, the goal of the gathering is to contribute to the conservation and management of coastal ecosystems in the region and to establish a working line for the regional network. more ...

Letter to Science Magazine: Panama´s protected mangroves are threatened

In a letter to Science Magazine researchers G. Castellanos, L. Kluger and P. Tompkins from ZMT report about their observations in the Panama Bight. There, protected mangroves are being cut down to give way to luxury properties and golf courses. more ...

Bernhard Kegel presented new novel "Abgrund“ at Universum

Bernhard Kegel presented his new German novel "Abgrund“ on March 2, 2017 with a reading and a panel discussion at Universum® Bremen – the event was a collaboration between the Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research (ZMT), „Fiction Meets Science“ and Kegel's publishing house "mareverlag". more ...

Future of the oceans: International conference in Bremen from March 6 - 8

The Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research (ZMT) hosted an international conference in the framework of the EU COST Action „Ocean Governance for Sustainability“. Close to 100 participants from science and politics hailing from 24 nations met at Bremen's Haus der Wissenschaft and at ZMT to discuss the future of the oceans. more ...

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28.3.17, FB5 University of Bremen, 14:15
Paleoclimate information from skeletal diaries (Peter Müller, doctoral thesis defense)

29.3.17, ZMT seminarr room, 15:00
Governance for the long term: searching for strategy and scale
Lessons from Canadian boom/bust research (Prof. Dr. Kristof Van Assche, Faculty of Extension & Faculty of Science, University of Alberta). Host: A. K. Hornidge

25.4.17, ZMT seminar room, 17:00, BEST Lecture Series
Seagrass global crisis – how to survive exposure to hypoxia and sulfide (Prof. Dr. Marianne Holmer, Department of BioloUniversity of Southern Denmark). Host: A. Merico, T. Jennerjahn


27.4.17, 9:00 - 13:00, Future´s day at ZMT: Experiencing Marine Research

16. - 17.5.17, Workshop, Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg, Delmenhorst
The Carnian Pluvial Episode (Late Triassic): Climate Change and Evolutionary Innovations (A. Merico et al.). More information...

12.9. - 17.9.17 IUCN Mangrove Symposium


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Expedition to Colombia, 7.11.16 – 17.11.16 more ...

Expedition nach Eilat, Israel, Januar - März 2017 more ...

Expedition to Zanzibar, 15.9 - 15.10.16 more ...

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

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