Marine Biogeochemistry

Culturing of a tropical reef-building coral Stylophora sp. on a perspex tile
Culturing of a tropical reef-building coral Stylophora sp. on a perspex tile

Biomineralisation Lab

We maintian a facility for culturing marine warm water calcifiers under controlled conditions. The laboratory provides live tropical reef corals for biomineralisation studies.

The aquarium was set up in May 2013. After a two month start-up phase corals were put in the basin in August 2013.

2013

June 2013
September 2013

2014

September 2014

2015

September 2015
September 2015

2016

September 2016
September 2016

Our Corals

We culture corals of different groups

  • stony corals (Scleractinia)
  • softcorals (Alcyonacea)

Two major clades of scleractinian corals (robust clade, complex clade) are represented.

Contact

Head of the research unit
Prof. Dr. Anton Eisenhauer

Contact person for this topic
Dr. Isabelle Taubner

Personal Assitant / Office Management:
Christine Utecht