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

11.07.2016

Ocean acidification – the limits of adaptation

World’s longest laboratory experiment with the single-celled calcifying alga Emiliania huxleyi reveals that evolutionary adaptation to acidification is restricted

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Cold water coral reef in northern Norway. The corals form large reefs along the entire European coast. Photo: ROV team, GEOMAR.
19.05.2016

Comfort zone of cold-water corals has always been thin

GEOMAR researchers reconstruct the development of carbonate mounds off Ireland

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Gracilaria mat at Tirpitz-Hafen Kiel. Foto: Florian Weinberger, GEOMAR
18.05.2016

Invasive Seaweed adopts a smart survival strategy

Invasive seaweed adapts successfully to harmful bacterial vermins

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