The main places in which CEMarin carries out its investigations are located in Colombia, one of the “Megadiverse Countries" of the world, which possess a high richness in species of fauna and flora, ecosystems and habitats. In fact, of 70% of the biodiversity attributed to the Group of Like-Minded Megadiverse Countries (LMMC), 10% is attributed to Colombia.
Although the country represents less than 1% of the Earth’s surface, it is among the first in terms of the number of endemic species. 68,7% of its surface is covered by natural ecosystems and is the first nation in the world in number of amphibian and bird species and, additionally, the country has a vast marine territory in two oceans (the Pacific and the Caribbean).
For all these factors Colombia is considered the second among the most biodiverse countries in the world per square kilometer and an environmental power with privileged conditions, so the promotion of marine sciences and the protection and sustainable use of marine resources are a priority in the country. In particular, the loss of marine biodiversity, the increasing destruction of coastal habitats, industry and tourism, as well as the adverse influence of global warming, have been a source of concern to scientists and politicians for a long time.
An important quality of the places where the research is carried out is that they have similar characteristics, including the presence of large rivers, estuaries, mangroves and coral reefs, which allow comparative inquiry. They are: Santa Marta (Caribbean Coast), Islas del Rosario (Caribbean Coast), Gulf of Urabá (Caribbean Coast) and Bahía Málaga (Pacific Coast).
Prediction and seasonality of potential fishing areas for dorado (Coryphaena hippurus) and tuna (Scombridae family).
CEMarin currently has a team of ninety Colombian and German researchers who are members of the associated institutions in the Corporation.
|wdt_ID||RESEARCHER||LINES OF RESEARCH||RESEARCH SUBLINES||UNIVERSITY|
|1||Germán Bolívaremail@example.com||Marine Microbiology||Marine Biotechnology||Universidad del Valle|
|2||Jaime R. Canterafirstname.lastname@example.org||Ecology of Estuaries and Mangroves||Environmental Assessment||Universidad del Valle|
|3||Alan Giraldoemail@example.com||Biological Oceanography||Animal Ecology||Universidad del Valle|
|4||Edgardo Londoñofirstname.lastname@example.org||Ecology and Biodiversity of Rocky Ecosystems||Biology of Populations||Universidad del Valle|
|5||Enrique Peñaemail@example.com||Phycology||Environmental Assessment||Universidad del Valle|
|6||Aceneth Perafánfirstname.lastname@example.org||Social and Historical Component||Ocean and Society||Universidad del Valle|
|7||José Julián Taveraemail@example.com||Ichthyology||Evolutionary Biology||Universidad del Valle|
|8||Fernando A. Zapatafirstname.lastname@example.org||Ecology of Coral Reefs||Ichthyology||Universidad del Valle|
|9||Julien Wistemail@example.com||Environmental Change in Marine Ecosystems||Marine Ecosystem Functions||Universidad del Valle|
|10||Juan Armando Sánchezfirstname.lastname@example.org||Environmental Change in Marine Ecosystems||Evolution and Biodiversity Research of Marine Organisms||Universidad de los Andes|
|RESEARCHER||LINES OF RESEARCH||RESEARCH SUBLINES||UNIVERSITY|
|Researcher||wdt_ID||LINES OF RESEARCH||RESEARCH SUBLINES||UNIVERSITY|
|Andreas Kunzmannemail@example.com||Marine Resources; Environmental Change in Marine Ecosystems||Aquaculture (fish and different phyla of invertebrates); Ecophysiological Studies||Leibniz Center for Tropical Marine Research (ZMT) - Bremen|
|Achim Schlüterfirstname.lastname@example.org||Environmental Change in Marine Ecosystems||Ocean and Society; Institutional and Behavioural Economics||Leibniz Center for Tropical Marine Research (ZMT) - Bremen|
|Christian Winteremail@example.com||Environmental Change in Marine Ecosystems||Coastal Dynamics||Center for Marine Environmental Sciences (MARUM) - Bremen University|
|Matthias Wolfffirstname.lastname@example.org||Marine Resources; Environmental Change in Marine Ecosystems||Fisheries Biology; Coastal Zone Management; Trophic Modelling; Aquatic Ecology; Population Dynamics of Marine Invertebrates||Leibniz Center for Tropical Marine Research (ZMT) - Bremen|
|Researcher||LINES OF RESEARCH||RESEARCH SUBLINES||UNIVERSITY|