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

Scientists recovering the water sampler used to collect ocean samples. Photo: Marie Cuvelier
26.09.2019

Viruses as Modulators of Interactions in Marine Ecosystems

GEOMAR scientists show a new picture of the role of viruses in the ocean

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The three-dimensional representation of the sponge tissue illustrates the close contact of sponge cells (red) with the bacteria (turquoise) living in the sponge.. Photo: Martin T. Jahn/GEOMAR
24.09.2019

Symbiosis as a tripartite relationship

Investigation of viral communities of sponges allows new insights into the mechanisms of symbiosis

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Red Seaweed of the species Agarophyton vermyculophyllum. Photo: Mahasweta Saha/PML
13.05.2019

Seaweeds can attract friends and keep away enemies

Scientists from Kiel and Plymouth show for the first time health-promoting microbial manipulation in aquatic plants

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