Welcome to the Department of Marine Biology

Marine Biology is one of the most interdisciplinary, fascinating and important subjects in natural sciences. The present-day Renaissance of marine biology research mirrors our growing understanding and concern about the critical roles of the oceans and their inhabitants in the past, present and future of the biosphere and the humankind. The importance of the oceans for the biosphere and the humanity is reflected in the fact that 2021-2030 has been proclaimed a  Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development by UNESCO  https://www.oceandecade.org/   A degree in marine biology provides an entry point to the research- or application-oriented careers that focus on the scientifically and societally important issues such as assessment of the impacts of the global climate change, eutrophication and pollution on marine ecosystems and development of the sustainable solutions to mitigate these problems.

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Most read article at JEB

The article "Combined effects of salinity and intermittent hypoxia on mitochondrial capacity and reactive oxygen species efflux in the Pacific oyster, Crassostrea gigas" from out PhD student Jennifer Steffen was one of the most read articles published at JEB in August 2023 and hereby reflects the importance and relevance of our work!

Poster Award BSSC 2023

Our colleague Aminah Kaharuddin won the "Outstanding Student Poster Award" of the Baltic Sea Science Conference 2023.

ECR Spotlight

The work of our third year PhD student Jennifer (Jenny) Steffen was featured in the ECR Spotlight of the Journal of Experimental Biology (JEB). Jenny's work on the responses to oyster mitochondria to salinity and oxygen fluctuations has been recently published in JEB (Steffen et al, 2023). Congratulations, Jenny!