Cross-Cutting Research Domains
Research Domain I: Aquatic Biodiversity
The primary aim is to better understand the coupling between aquatic biodiversity and ecosystem functioning, using a broad range of model organisms (bacteria to fish), communities (lakes, rivers) and spatial scales (microcosm experiments to global patterns).
Research Domain II: Aquatic Boundaries and LinkagesAquatic boundaries play a key role linking aquatic systems with the terrestrial environment as well as for the regulation of matter fluxes within surface waters. We study the processes and factors controlling the stability of aquatic ecosystems and their function for the matter cycle in the landscape.
Reseach Domain III: Human-Aquatic Ecosystem Interactions
This crosscutting research domain aims at improving our understanding of the interactions between humans and aquatic ecosystems to derive scientifically-supported insights for sustainable management of aquatic ecosystems and their ecological services.