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Shalom! – Daily adventures of Team Israel

An Israeli saying says ‘The human heart and the seabed are unfathomable’ – This is kind of true but as scientists we are at least trying to discover the ocean and reveal its secrets. To reach that we invest not only a lot of sweat and power but rather a lot of heart! We are this […]

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Topic for 2019: Next GAME project will focus on microplastics

The consortium of partner scientists has now decided about the topic for 2019. GAME will focus on microplastics again. This time we want to investigate whether there is a difference in the effects of microplastic particles and natural seston components on benthic filter feeders such as mussels. The experimental approach will be similar to the […]

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Hello from (Aqua)Rio

After 3 months since they started their work, Team Brazil has finished the pilot studies of this year´s project, which is about the effects of ocean warming on diet composition in marine invertebrate grazers. But who is Team Brazil? Konstanze, from Germany, is a Marine Biology Master’s student from the University of Rostock and Paula, […]

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Hunting snails way out in the Atlantic

After four weeks of intensive planning and discussing in March 2018 with our fellow Gamies (aka GAME students) in Kiel, Team Madeira finally arrived on the island of Madeira in the beginning of April. Who is team Madeira? It is Anne, who is studying Geoecology at the University of Potsdam, and Felicitas, who is studying […]

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Gabi Dederer will speak in the GAME alumni talk series

The next speaker in the GAME alumni talk series will be Gabi Dederer who works for WWF Germany. She will speak about derelict fishing gear (aka ghost nets) in the Baltic Sea and the first transnational initiative that seeks to mitigate their negative effects. Gabi participated in GAME in 2008 and she and her team […]

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GAME 2018: Grazing in a warmer ocean revisited – will marine invertebrates change their food preferences?

In the last GAME project, the student teams found experimental evidence for the assumption that consumption rates of herbivorous invertebrates will increase when the ocean gets warmer. However, their experiment was (like all experiments) somehow limited, since they offered their test animals a mono-diet that did not give them the chance to change their food […]

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Science Comic – English version

Meta and the secret of sponges. Illustration: Susanne Landis, Scienstration

Finally, here is the english version of the science comic developed in cooperation with the scientist Dr. Lucia Pita and the science illustrator Dr. Susanne Landis, Scienstration. If the font is too small to read on the screen: simply zoom in on the image with the key combination “ctrl” and “+”. Keep your eyes peeled […]

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Olá da equipa de Portugal!

So in this year’s Portugal GAME project, we are Joana from Lisbon, Portugal, and Katrin from Munich, Germany! We worked together on the beautiful island of Madeira and here is our tale of our time there! Joana is a Marine Ecology Master who heard about this project from a former advisor in her favourite area […]

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Wissenschaftscomic: Meta und das Geheimnis der Schwämme

Meta und das Geheimnis der Schwämme. Illustration: Susanne Landis, Scienstration

Liebe Leser, nach längerer Zeit der Abstinenz melde ich mich mit einem neuen Projekt zurück. Seit Anfang des Jahres bin ich am Leibniz-Institut für die Pädagogik der Naturwissenschaften und Mathematik angestellt und versuche, das spannende, wenn auch begrifflich zunächst etwas sperrig anmutende, Thema der “Metaorganismen” für die Öffentlichkeit aufzuarbeiten. Was sich dahinter verbirgt, könnt Ihr […]

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MIDDLE EAST TIMES – News from Israel

Shalom, we are Luisa and Erez – Team Israel 2017! Luisa is a master student from Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main and Erez is a PhD Student from Haifa University. Our working place for the six months in Israel was the Marine Community Ecology Lab which is part of the “Israel Oceanographic and Limnological Research”. The […]