Senckenberg Research Institute and Natural History Museum Frankfurt

Marine Zoology

Head of Department:
Prof. Dr. Angelika Brandt
Tel. +4969 75421240
Fax +4969 746238



The Department of Marine Zoology was formed in 2004 during the last structural reorganisation of the institute. It includes all marine sections of the former Department of Aquatic Zoology to which the Micropaleontology (I) Section was added. Scientific work focusses _mce_on Mega- and Macrobenthos in the framework of larger marine projects covering multiple departments. Contrary to the other two marine units within Senckenberg, the Marine Zoology Department is in charge of large collections and their opening out to the scientific community. The department is in charge of the Central Zoological Library which can be used by all departments.

Main scientific research areas are the oceanic deep sea, deep sea hydrothermal vents, Arabian seas, East Asian seas and the North Sea.  


Important Notice !


The Department  of Marine Zoology will be moving to a new building (former Physikalischer Verein) from 1 January – 30 June 2017. This will concern all the collections, offices, labs and libraries of all sections of the department. Because of the necessary preparations that have to be taken inquiries, loan requests and working visits will have to be suspended starting from 1 October 2016. Please take into account that there might also be delays answering inquiries or loan requests after 1 July 2017.

Thank you for your understanding!