Aquatic Ecogeography

Research group of Sonja Jähnig
Natürliche Flusslandschaft

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Research Focus

The Research group of Aquatic Ecogeography lab investigates how global change impacts freshwater (particularly river) ecosystems. We combine hydrology, community ecology, conservation biology, ecological & habitat modelling, and biogeography approaches. We study groups of organisms from 5mm benthic macro-invertebrates, to fishes, to 30kg+ freshwater megafauna and the scope of our analyses range from river reaches, catchments, to continental networks, to global scale impacts.

 

Our research has three main components:

1. Integrated modeling approaches in river ecosystems, particularly interested in global change effects

2. Diversity patterns and conservation status of freshwater species at large scales, and potential interactions with human activities

3. Community ecology and trait-based research spanning multiple biological and spatial scales

 

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Team

Sonja Jähnig

Head of Department
Research group
Aquatic Ecogeography

Xing Chen

Doctoral Student
Research group
Aquatic Ecogeography

Jens Kiesel

Guest Scientist
Research group
Aquatic Ecogeography

Fengzhi He

Guest Scientist
Research group
Aquatic Ecogeography

Kangle Lu

Guest Scientist
Research group
Aquatic Ecogeography
Selected publications
January 2020

Living waters: a research agenda for the biodiversity of inland and coastal waters

Sonja C. Jähnig - lead author; Rita Adrian; Hans-Peter Grossart; Jörg Freyhof; Matthias Stöck; Franz Hölker; Jonathan Jeschke; Robert Arlinghaus; Mark Gessner; Martin Pusch; Daniel Hering ...; Peter Haase; Hans Jürgen Hahn ...; Dietrich Borchardt ...; Frank Suhling; Dietmar Staile ...; Thomas Berendonk ...; Jürgen Geist; Ursula Gaedke; Guntram Weithoff; Jörg Dutz ...; Judith Piontek; Marlene Pätzig; Steffen Pauls; Nike Sommerwerk
13 S.
August 2018

The Alliance for Freshwater Life: a global call to unite efforts for freshwater biodiversity science and conservation

Wiliam Darwall; Vanessa Bremerich; Aaike De Wever; Anthony I. Dell; Jörg Freyhof; Mark O. Gessner; Hans-Peter Grossart; Ian Harrison; Ken Irvine; Sonja C. Jähnig; Jonathan M. Jeschke; Jessica J. Lee; Cai Lu; Aleksandra M. Lewandowska; Michael T. Monaghan; Jens C. Nejstgaard; Harmony Patricio; Astrid Schmidt-Kloiber; Simon N. Stuart; Michele Thieme; Klement Tockner; Eren Turak; Olaf Weyl
Aquatic Conservation. - 28(2018)4, S. 1015-1022

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