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

Until now the specification of a reference point for sustainable management of fish stocks is very difficult. Extensive and expensive research like scientific catches is necessary. Now Dr Froese and Dr Steven Martell have come up with a new, much simpler method to estimate MSY. Photo: M. Nicolai, GEOMAR

A shortcut to sustainable fisheries

Biologists from Kiel and Vancouver present a simple way to estimate Maximum Sustainable Yield

Dr Stefan Krause (GEOMAR/The Future Ocean) in a Lab of GEOMAR. Foto: J. Steffen, GEOMAR

How does Dolomite form?

Scientists in Kiel show the influence of marine bacteria on mineral formation

The basic configuration of an MoLab measuring field. It consists of one Master Lander  (MLM),  three satellite lander (SLM),  three eddy correlation modules (ECM) und  two mooring modules. For the maintainance of the modules ROV PHOCA (E) is being used. Graphic: MoLab-AG, GEOMAR

First Mission for New Ocean Floor Observatory

GEOMAR installs MoLab on a cold water coral reef in the Norwegian Sea

Scientists compare two flatfishes during a fisheries biological cruise with RV ALKOR. Photo: M. Nicolai, GEOMAR

Overfished But Still on the Plate

Nearly 30 percent of the fish products with the MSC or FOS certification come from overfished stocks.

DFG President Prof. Matthias Kleiner presents Prof. Ulf Riebesell the award certificate for the Leibniz Prize 2012. Image: David Ausserhofer, Copyright: DFG

Professor Ulf Riebesell awarded Leibniz-Prize

GEOMAR researcher receives the most highly endowed German science award in Berlin