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Department of Biology
University of Malta
MSD06 Msida   MALTA
Tel : + 356 2340 2272
Fax : + 356 2134 2488
Email :  
Web Site :
Director : Dr Joseph A. Borg

Type of activities
research only academic, education
policy/planning envir. monitoring

Main sectors of research
ecotoxicology, marine pollution, fish-farming, fish pathology, coastal ecology

Current major projects

Number of local permanent staff
scientists : 6 others : 7

Indoor surface area (m2) available for
research : 250 teaching : 200
others : 250

Conference room
no yes (number of seats : 60 )

Research vessel(s)
less than 12 m in length; number of vessels :
more than 12 m in length; number of vessels :
Brief description of vessels and on board scientific equipment :

Other major research facilities and equipment

Ecosystem types available nearby
habitats : marine, sandy and rocky shores, marine boulders ;
ecosystems : Posidonia meadows, forests of photophilic algae

Areas of taxonomic expertise
molluscs, decapods, amphipods, echinoderms, fishes, algae

Specimen collections
yes no
  Brief description :

Hosting facilities for visiting scientists
yes no
university residence

Training courses
yes no

Capacity and brief description of library

Type of research institution
governmental, national governmental, local
international academic
private other:


CIESM Guide of Marine Research Institutes