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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20 freshwater species that deserve our attention

How do arapaima breathe? How fast are hippos? And how do water fleas reproduce? Answers to these and many other questions have been compiled by IGB and the Alliance for Freshwater Life. The #FreshwaterFactCards present 20 freshwater species that deserve special attention.
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Research network publishes "10 Must Knows" on biodiversity

Scientists from the Leibniz Biodiversity Research Network, including researchers from IGB, have compiled an inventory on the conservation of nature as the basis of human life. The "10 Must Knows from Biodiversity Research" are intended to stimulate dialogue, but also formulate concrete recommendations for politics and society.
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Exploring blue and green urban spaces

Together with partners from science, environmental education and nature conservation, IGB presented interesting facts about the blue-green metropolis supporting the Long Day of Urban Nature.

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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
Christine Beusch
Judith Mahnkopf
Department
(Dept. 1) Ecohydrology and Biogeochemistry
(Dept. 4) Fish Biology, Fisheries and Aquaculture
Start
03/2019
End
02/2022
Topic

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
Pieter Lemmens
Department
(Dept. 2) Community and Ecosystem Ecology
(Dept. 4) Fish Biology, Fisheries and Aquaculture
(Dept. 5) Evolutionary and Integrative Ecology
Start
12/2020
End
11/2024
Topic

INAS

In this project, we will develop a prototype for an argumentation machine that supports users in and during the argumentation process in a scientific context. The goal is to enable for example fresh PhD students to develop and refine their own research hypotheses in the research field of invasion biology by referring them to the relevant scientific terminology and respective publications.
Contact person
Tina Heger
Department
(Dept. 5) Evolutionary and Integrative Ecology
Start
09/2021
End
08/2024
Topic

enKORE

Our current era is characterized by increasing amounts of data and information that make it increasingly hard to gain and keep an overview of research fields. To tackle this challenge and using the research field of invasion science as an example, we will develop an open and interactive navigation tool that allows to dive into the field’s research questions and hypotheses, discover relevant publications and datasets.
Contact person
Jonathan Jeschke
Department
(Dept. 5) Evolutionary and Integrative Ecology
Start
09/2021
End
02/2024
Topic

Inspire4Nature

A training network at the interface between the science and the policy of international biodiversity conservation.
Contact person
Robert Arlinghaus
Department
(Dept. 4) Fish Biology, Fisheries and Aquaculture
Start
03/2018
End
02/2022
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Researchers from 20 German scientific institutions have presented a joint research agenda on the biological diversity of inland and coastal waters.

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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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The Atlas is written in Mongolian and English language, as a joint activity of IGB and its Mongolian partner IGG. The science based fundamentals of monitoring and research results of MoMo are documented and continuously updated as maps and texts for discussions with stakeholders and decision makers.

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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