Research for the future of our freshwaters

IGB carries out cutting-edge research in freshwater ecology and inland fisheries. Based its broad and comprehensive research portfolio, IGB successfully integrates:

  • research across disciplines
  • basic with applied research
  • research across spatial and temporal scales (habitat to catchment scale, short- to long-term changes)
  • research across various trophic levels (from microbes to vertebrates)
IGB advances basic science within the 6 Research Departments and integrates new knowledge across departments through 3 cross-cutting Research Domains ("Programmbereiche").