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

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Five urgent water issues for policymakers

In the run-up to the Bundestag election in 2017, the IGB has identified five urgent water related issues and published them in a policy letter. In the next legislature, there is an urgent need for discussion and action for the new federal government.
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The Best of the Best in 2016

An IGB review article was selected as one of the four best ones published in the reknown journal Environmental Science and Technology (ES&T)  in 2016.

Publications

2017
Peter Matthiessen; Gerald T. Ankley; Ronald C. Biever; Poul Bjerregaard; Christopher Borgert; Kristin Brugger; Amy Blankinship; Janice Chambers; Katherine K. Coady; Lisa Constantine; Zhichao Dang; Nancy D. Denslow; David A. Dreier; Steve Dungrey; L. Earl Gray; Melanie Gross; Patrick D. Guiney; Markus Hecker; Henrik Holbech; Taisen Iguchi; Sarah Kadlec; Natalie K. Karouna-Renier; Ioanna Katsiadaki; ... Werner Kloas ... Kunihiko Yamazaki
2017
Christopher Kyba; Andrej Mohar; Thomas Posch

How bright is moonlight?

Astronomy & Geophysics. - 58(2017)1, 1.31-1.32

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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