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

Emiliania huxleyi cells in an electron microscopic picture. Photo: Lennart Bach, GEOMAR (CC BY 4.0)

Rapid evolution of a calcareous microalgae

Emiliania huxleyi surprises with fast changes in ecological fitness

A specimen of the atlantic squid Sthenoteuthis pteropus. Photo: Solvin Zankl,

Squid as links within and between foodwebs

New details published on the role of squids in the oceanic food web and carbon cycle

The "Turn the Tide on Plastic" on its way to the Southern Ocean. Photo: Jeremie Lecaudey/Volvo Ocean Race

Round-the-World Regatta: Science wins

GEOMAR equips Volvo Ocean Race yacht with sensors for ocean observations