Dialogue and transfer

"Research for the Future of our Freshwaters" is IGB’s mission. For this reason, the provision of objective information and consulting to societal players from policy, authorities, associations, the economy, education, civil society and the interested public is an equally important central task undertaken by IGB as the joint development of new research questions. We collaborate in dialogue-oriented and participatory projects that include specialised interest groups or citizen scientists from the very beginning (citizen science); we promote exchange in the context of public events, we offer our own series of workshops and dialogue talks, and publish an IGB publication series to help transfer our research results to societal and political processes. In order to foster this exchange, we have developed an institute-wide Science-Society-Interface (SSI) strategy that is now being gradually implemented. Industrial cooperation activities also ensure that current research knowledge and technologies are transferred to practice.

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Citizen Science project honoured

Our project "Species protection through environmentally friendly lighting" (AuBe) is particularly committed to the conservation of biological diversity. Now it has been awarded as an official project of the UN Decade of Biodiversity.

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PONDERFUL

IGB (project lead Thomas Mehner) is part of a consortium that is running a new Horizon 2020 project ‘PONDERFUL’, led by the University of Vic (Spain). The project’s overarching aim is to develop improved methods for maximising the use of ponds and pondscapes in climate change adaptation and mitigation, biodiversity conservation and the delivery of ecosystem services.
Contact person
Thomas Mehner
Sabine Hilt
Department
(Dept. 2) Ecosystem Research
(Dept. 4) Biology and Ecology of Fishes
Start
12/2020
End
11/2024
Topic

IDES

Was leisten Auen für die Wasserqualität in der Donau und wie können unterschiedliche Nutzungsinteressen über Ländergrenzen hinweg berücksichtigt werden?
Contact person
Martin Pusch
Markus Venohr
Department
(Dept. 1) Ecohydrology
(Dept. 2) Ecosystem Research
Start
07/2020
End
12/2022
Topic

Species protection through environmental friendly lighting (AuBe)

Species protection through environmentally friendly lighting Tatort streetlight discovers causes for insect decline. Street lighting can severely impair nocturnal flying insects, as many insects are attracted to the light of the luminaires and withdrawn from their actual habitats. Help us to investigate which insects are affected by street lighting and how environmentally sound lighting solutions can help preserve the insects' habitat.
Contact person
Sibylle Schroer
Franz Hölker
Department
(Dept. 1) Ecohydrology
Start
06/2019
End
05/2025
Topic

ACTION

ACTION transforms the way we do citizen science today.
Contact person
Franz Hölker
Kat Austen
Department
(Dept. 1) Ecohydrology
Start
02/2019
End
01/2022
Topic

AQUATAG

Spatio-temporal high-resolution analysis of water-based recreational activities, resulting impacts and conflicts of use, as well as derivation of a socio-ecological management concept.
Contact person
Markus Venohr
Simone A. Podschun
Judith Mahnkopf
Department
(Dept. 1) Ecohydrology
(Dept. 4) Biology and Ecology of Fishes
Start
03/2019
End
02/2022
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The IGB Policy Brief recommends continued commitment to the objectives of the WFD and improved practical implementation – and offers options for action to policy makers and practitioners.

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M.Sc. Fish Biology, Fisheries and Aquaculture – Arrival and Survival Guide

Everything you need to know about the International Master Program in Fish Biology, Fisheries and Aquaculture! The program is jointly coordinated by the Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries, the Humboldt Universität zu Berlin and the Institute of Inland Fisheries in Potsdam Sacrow.

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