The Laboratory of Marine Biology and Ecology was founded in 1959 and its name remains unchanged since its establishment. At present, it employs 55 researchers, including six senior professional technicians, 18 deputy senior professional technicians, and 29 doctoral degree holders.
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Its four major disciplines are: 1) classification and systematic evolution of marine organisms; 2) typical ecosystems; 3) research on breeding of marine economic animals and marine breeding ecological environment; 4) ecological effects, ecotoxicology and risk assessment of pollution organisms; 5) biodiversity and ecosystem management.
Joint Marine Ecological Station Costruction China-Indonsia Bitung Ecological Station in April 2013
Aside from presiding over and participating in a series of large-scale marine surveys and researches, it has also undertaken a large number of research projects of the Ministry of Science and Technology, the projects of the natural science foundations at the national and provincial levels, Program 973, Program 863, ocean special projects, polar scientific expedition, international cooperation, and national key research and development plans. Many research achievements, including some domestically and internationally leading achievements, have won Science and Technology Progress Awards issued by the State, the SOA and local departments.
The laboratory has compiled national standards such as Specifications for Oceanographic Survey—Part 6: Marine Biological Survey and Marine Biological Quality as well as industry standards such as Technical Guidelines for Mangrove Vegetation Restoration and Technical Guidelines for Marine Biodiversity Assessment in Offshore Areas. It is the editor and publisher of a series of monographs such as Marine Species and Their Distribution in China, Marine Species and Atlas of China (11 volumes), Theory and Practice of Marine Ecological Restoration, Research on Ecological Connectivity of Tropical Coastal Ecosystems, and Evaluation of Island Ecosystems in China. In the past five years scientists in the laboratory have published 248 papers, including 175 SCI papers, and obtained 15 patents.
The “Marine Biological Sample Library” has been built based on special projects such as Project 908 and the Project of “Global Change and Sea-Air Interactions”. The library preserves over 200,000 pieces of marine biological samples and specimens from the sea areas under the jurisdiction of China, the Arctic Ocean, the Pacific Ocean, and the Indian Ocean. There are also more than 200 pieces of type specimens of new species and over 3,000 pieces of image specimens. It is a marine biological sample library that covers the widest sea areas in China and boasts the most comprehensive sample types with the greatest value in scientific research.
China’s First Blue Carbon Trade Project
Zhanjiang Mangrove Afforestation Project (VCS Registered ID 2343) has been success...
Ocean and Coastal Carbon Sink Workshop successfully held in Xiamen04/17/2021
TIO participated in the 16th APEC Ocean and Fisheries Working Group Meeting03/09/2021
TIO beach restoration research team won the 1st prize of Fujian Provincial Science and Techn...12/31/2020
2020 APEC Marine Spatial Planning Training Workshop held successfully in Xiamen11/25/2020
New Research Progress in the Phylogeography of the Indo-Pacific Humpback Dolphin03/04/2021
New Progress in the study of late Paleoproterozoic magmatism and tectonic setting in the Cathaysia Block01/29/2021
Series advances made by Key Laboratory of Global Change and Marine-Atmospheric Chemistry (GC-MAC)12/31/2020
New Progress in the Research of Exploring Blue Carbon Plants to Effectively Reflect the Carbon Capture and Storage Capacity of Marine Ecosystem12/09/2020
Gratifying progress in the application of “Research and Development of Working Tubes for the Oxidation of Tritium in Marine Organisms”11/27/2020
The Research Progress of Nanobody in The Application of Red Light-Switchable Protein Dimerization Systems11/24/2020