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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 ...


Student helper for the WG Development and Knowledge Sociology

Student helper for the Office for Knowledge Exchange (position 2)

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Postdoc in the WG Tropical Marine Microbiology

Postdoc in the WG Development and Knowledge Sociology


Resilience of the marine animal forest - lessons from Maldivian coral reefs after the mass mortality of 1998.

The analysis of Last Interglacial (MIS 5e) relative sea-level indicators:
Reconstructing sea-level in a warmer world

Effect of Inorganic and Organic Carbon Enrichments (DIC and DOC) on the Photosynthesis and Calcification Rates of Two Calcifying Green Algae from a Caribbean Reef Lagoon

Scallop fishery and culture in Peru

Of seascapes and people - multiple perspectives on oceans past

Carbon leaching from tropical peat soils and consequences for carbon balances

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Science Year 2016 / 17: Seas and Oceans

Leibniz Year 2016


ZMT master student is winner oft the „Deutscher Preis für Wissenschaftsfotografie“

Tom Vierus, master student at the ZMT, was awarded the “Deutscher Preis für Wissenschaftsfotografie“ in the category reportage with photos from his thesis work about shark nurseries in Fidji. The prize is launched yearly by the renowned German magazine “Bild der Wissenschaft”. Congratulations! more ...

ZMT launches the Bremen Earth and Social Science Talks (BEST)

This talk series aims to attract influential speakers from academia to Bremen to share their thoughts and provoke discussion. The focus will be on pressing societal challenges such as sustainability, climate change, resource exploitation, and governance. Scientists from all the natural and social sciences disciplines are welcome to attend. The inaugural lecture will be held by Prof. Eric Wolanski at ZMT on 8.9. at 17:30. more ...

Workshop: Effects of ocean acidification and warming on tropical and subpolar corals

In a series of lab experiments headed by Prof. Dr. Justin Ries (Northeastern University Boston), ZMT scientists have been testing the effects of ocean acidification and warming on tropical and subpolar corals.The research is a collaboration between the ZMT, Northeastern, AWI, MPI and GEOMAR. As part of the project Prof. Ries recently held a workshop at the Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg. more ...

Help at hand: ZMT donations reach Fijian communities

In February, cyclone Winston (category 5, highest at scale) hit Fiji and left serious devastation. The Fijian communities the Leibniz Center for Tropical Marine Ecology (ZMT) works with were also greatly affected by the disaster. To help the Fijians, ZMT employees have donated more than 1.200 Euro. more ...

ZMT mangrove researcher joins IUCN experts

Prof. Dr. Martin Zimmer, head of the work group Mangrove Ecology at the Leibniz Center for Tropical Marine Ecology (ZMT) has been appointed as a new member of the IUCN SSC Mangrove Specialist Group. He is now one of 50 experts lending their support to the conservation of mangroves in the name of the IUCN. more ...

First Indonesian scientist of ZMT partner institution trains as scientific diver

As the first Indonesian scientist from a ZMT partner institution Rikoh Siringoringo has been trained in scientific diving. Supported by the ZMT, the researcher from the Indonesian Institute of Sciences LIPI has successfully passed the five-week theoretical and practical training and is now certified as a scientific diver according to DGUV rules and as a European Scientific Diver. more ...

Ambassador of Mauritius visits the ZMT

Prof. Dr. Hildegard Westphal, Director of the Leibniz Center for Tropical Marine Ecology (ZMT) recently welcomed H.E. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Kheswar Jankee, the Ambassador of the Republic of Mauritius, to Bremen for talks about future collaborations with research institutions in the island state. 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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3.9.16, 11:00, Haus der Wissenschaft, Bremen
Korallen im globalen Kohlenstoffkreislauf: Geben sie CO2 ab oder nehmen sie es auf? (Dr. Sönke Hohn, ZMT)

14.9.16, 12:00, ZMT seminar room
Policy Briefs (Dr. Bevis Fedder, ZMT)

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FS Meteor, Mauritania/Senegal 30.07. – 25.08.16 more ...

Expedition to Mekong Delta, Vietnam, 1.6.16 - 29.6.16 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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