Rita Adrian about the effects of climate change on lakes

Climate Change: Algae like it!

Photo: Solvin Zankl
IGB Policy Brief for the Bundestag election 2017

Five urgent water issues for policymakers

Photo: The Finowkanal near Niederfinow. © Kolja Krabbe
New bioeconomy project investigating the potential of insect meal

Sustainable aquaculture feed

Photo: Pixabay
Consequences of extreme summer storm tested in IGB LakeLab

Turbid prospects for pristine lakes

Photo: S.Berger/IGB
The cave loach has been discovered in the Lake Constance region.

Europe’s first cave fish

Picture: University of Konstanz
Large freshwater species among those most threatened with extinction on the planet

Endangered giants

Photo: Huigong Yu
The broadly used biopesticide Dipel ES is toxic to water fleas, even in very small doses.

Biocides: more toxic than expected

Photo: Pixabay
Sailfish hunt in groups containing roughly the same number of individuals that attack from the right as those that attack from the left.

Together unpredictable

Photo: Rodrigo Friscione

News

short news

Too many aquatic plants in the lake?

For several years, scientists and swimmers have observed a great increase in the number of aquatic plants in the Müggelsee. Whoever looks closely, also sees that the lake is currently very clear.
press release

Night sky often brighter than expected

Earlier studies focused mainly on the night sky directly over our heads. Using a simple measurement method, researchers can now demonstrate the distribution of light pollution over the entire sky.

Events

Publications

Colloquia

Research on Focus

Do fish have different personalities?

Dr. Kate Laskowski observes shy, bold and dominant individuals and explains how researchers can test personality in fish.

Do we need to better protect the biodiversity in our freshwaters?

Yes, says Dr. Gregor Kalinkat, and explains why species in lakes, rivers, etc. are particularly at risk.

My PhD thesis

Anika Brüning investigates how artificial light at night affects fish species and the balance of whole life communities and ecosystems.  

My PhD thesis

Stefan Linzmaier wants to find out how animal and plant species manage to adapt to a new environment within the shortest space of time, sometimes even displacing native species.

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International

Fellowship Programme

'Freshwater Science'

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