Human impacts on marine ecosystems

Human activities affect marine ecosystems as a result of pollution, overfishing, the introduction of invasive species, and acidification, which all impact on the marine food web and may lead to largely unknown consequences for the biodiversity and survival of marine life forms.

News for topic: Human impacts on marine ecosystems

Since 1957 biological, chemical and physical data are regularly time measured at the time series station Boknis Eck. Photo: J. Steffen, GEOMAR
01.12.2014

Baltic Sea: Climate Change counteracts decline in eutrophication

GEOMAR scientists publish the first comprehensive analysis of the time series station Boknis Eck

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The bladderwrack Fucus vesiculosus. Photo: M. Wahl, GEOMAR
31.10.2014

Bladderwrack: Tougher than suspected

GEOMAR biologists show a functioning defense system in Fucus vesiculosus despite environmental changes

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30.10.2014

Reef-builders with a sense of harmony

Cold-water corals are able to fuse skeletons of different individuals

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