The latest IGB Dossier explains the impact of climate change on lakes.

When lakes start to sweat

Photo: stockadobe.com - Maurice Tricatelle
Light pollution affects the behaviour of fish during the day

More courageous due to artificial light at night

Photo: Pixabay
About one third of all plastic waste ends up in soils and freshwaters.

Land-based pollution with microplastics

Polyacrylic fibers in soil. | Image: Anderson Abel de Souza Machado
IGB Policy Brief for the Bundestag election

Five urgent water issues for policymakers

Photo: The Finowkanal near Niederfinow. © Kolja Krabbe

Research for the Future of our Freshwaters

 Our profile

Our vision is the understanding of all fundamental processes in freshwaters and their communities. Our research findings help to tackle global environmental changes and to develop measures conductive to sustainable water management.

IGB is Germany’s largest and one of the leading international research centres for freshwaters. Here, hydrologists, chemists, physicists, microbiologists, limnologists, fish ecologists and fisheries biologists from all over the world are working under one roof.

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Climate gases from water bodies

As the earth warms up, our bodies of water can release more methane and carbon dioxide. It is a vicious circle in which climate change itself intensifies. Researchers at IGB investigate the processes that lead to this release of greenhouse gases.
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The city of tomorrow is "blue"

Much more than foul water in clogged canals: urban waters could make our cities more livable. On the World Cities Day, we have talked to IGB scientist Jörg Freyhof about how this can be achieved.
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A bit of statistics

There is no doctoral thesis without data. But how do I design my experiment or investigation? How do I test my hypothesis? And how do I deal with my data? On the World Statistics Day, we offer the corresponding course at IGB.

Colloquia

17. Jan
17th January 2019, 2.00 pm
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Dr. Alena Gsell

Lecture hall, Müggelseedamm 310, 12587 Berlin

Research on Focus

“The things we enjoy doing produce better results”

Dörthe Tetzlaff has been head of IGB’s department of Ecohydrology since August 2017. Time, to make up a first balance. And to talk about research & family, and her future plans.

Ms Adrian, what are the effects of climate change on lakes?

Prof. Dr. Rita Adrian explains how climatic changes have already had an impact on lakes and what we can expect in the future.

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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