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

Two crew members of cruise M116 take water samples with a so called CTD rosette. Photo: M. Visbeck, GEOMAR
19.05.2017

Iron deficiency restrains marine microbes

GEOMAR scientists discover important process in the nutrient cycles of the tropical North Atlantic.

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A marbled spinefoot rabbitfish grazing on turf algae in the Mediterranean Sea off Israel. Photo: Erez Yeruham, IOLR
17.05.2017

'Trojan Fish': Invasive Rabbitfish Spread Invasive Species

International science team discovers new way for alien species to spread in Oceans

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27.04.2017

Cold-water corals: acidification harms, warming promotes growth

Long-term study reveals combined effects of two climate change drivers

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