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

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Freshwater Life: Document, Understand, Protect

Online survey open until 31 October 2017: People around the globe who work or have an interest in the research and protection of freshwater biodiversity are invited to contribute their experience and know-how.

Publications

2017
von Fabian Swirplies

Identifizierung von molekularen Indikatoren für temperaturinduzierten Stress beim Zander, Sander lucioperca (L., 1758)

2017
Yari Alexa Osenberg

Population density and body size of Daphnia in response to different concentrations of humic DOC

2017
by Paul, Maurice

Evaluation of an UASB (Upflow Anaerobic Sludge Blanket digestion) EGSB (Expanded Granular Sludge Bed digestion) prototype for improved utilization of solids from the mechanical water treatment of an recirculating aquaculture

2017
von Nikolas Schneider

Evaluation of the potential multitrophic utilization of African sharptooth catfish (Clarias gariepinus) and Austraian red claw crayfish (Cherax quadricarinatus) in a floating aquaponic system

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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