Dr.

Sonja Jähnig

Phone
+49 (0) 30 6392 4085

Justus-von-Liebig-Str. 7, 12489 Berlin

Profile
Working group
Global Change Effects on River Ecosystems
Expertise

My research focuses on global change effects in river ecosystems, large scale patterns of freshwater biodiversity, and river health. I am interested and engaged in large international initiatives like the Freshwater-BON, like maintaining and developing the Freshwater Information Platform, and thinking about effective communication to support efforts in freshwater conservation.

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CV

since 2014: Scientist, IGB: Global change effects in river ecosystems

2010-2013: Junior research group leader, Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre (BiK‐F), Frankfurt

2009: Postdoc, Department of River Ecology and Conservation, Senckenberg, Frankfurt

2008: Postdoc, Institute of Hydrobiology, Chin. Acad. of Sciences, Wuhan

2004-2007: PhD, Dept. of Applied Zoology/Hydrobiology, University of Duisburg‐Essen

2001-2003: Postgraduate Scholarship "Language & Professional Experience China", Beijing, China

1997-2001: Diploma Environmental Sciences, University of Duisburg-Essen

GLANCE

Climate change affects not only air temperature and precipitation, but also our streams and rivers: water temperature is rising, river flow characteristics are changing, oxygen concentration is sinking, while nutrient concentrations increase. This is not without consequence for the plants and animals living in freshwaters.
Contact person
Sonja Jähnig
Department
(Dept. 2) Ecosystem Research
Start
08/2014
End
07/2018
Topic

AQUACROSS

AQUACROSS is a Horizon 2020 project which aims to support EU efforts to protect aquatic biodiversity and ensure the provision of aquatic ecosystem services. As such, AQUACROSS seeks to advance knowledge and application of ecosystem-based management for aquatic ecosystems to support the timely achievement of the EU 2020 Biodiversity Strategy targets.   
Contact person
Sonja Jähnig
Martin Pusch
Department
(Dept. 2) Ecosystem Research
Start
06/2015
End
12/2018
Topic

SMART

The SMART Joint Doctorate focuses on the core areas of natural and engineering sciences relevant to the sustainable management of river systems from their headwaters to estuaries. SMART aims to provide education and research at PhD level by offering a 3-year programme within the Erasmus Mundus action. It adopts a multidisciplinary, multi-scale approach that integrates relevant aspects of the physical, chemical and biological sciences, including relevant theory, monitoring and modelling.
Contact person
Ina Severin
Franz Hölker
Department
(Dept. 1) Ecohydrology
(Dept. 2) Ecosystem Research
(Dept. 5) Ecophysiology and Aquaculture
(Dept. 6) Chemical Analytics and Biogeochemistry
Start
10/2011
End
10/2018
Topic

2017

Gregor Kalinkat; Juliano S. Cabral; William Darwall; G. Francesco Ficetola; Judith L. Fisher; Darren P. Giling; Marie-Pierre Gosselin; Hans-Peter Grossart; Sonja C. Jähnig; Jonathan M. Jeschke; Klaus Knopf; Stefano Larsen; Gabriela Onandia; Marlene Paetzig; Wolf-Christian Saul; Gabriel Singer; Erik Sperfeld; Ivan Jaric

Flagship umbrella species needed for the conservation of overlooked aquatic biodiversity

Conservation Biology. - 31(2017)2, S. 481-485

 

 

2016

2015

Mathias Kuemmerlen; Britta Schmalz; Qinghua Cai; Peter Haase; Nicola Fohrer; Sonja C. Jähnig

An attack on two fronts

Freshwater Biology. - 60(2015)7, S. 1443-1458

2014

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2012

2009

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