About us

Open and diverse: get to know IGB!

The Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB) is Germany’s largest and one of the leading international research centres for freshwaters. 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 – true to our guiding principle “Research for the future of our freshwaters”.

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