IGB scientists have quantified the global decline of big freshwater animals: From 1970 to 2012, global populations of freshwater megafauna declined by 88 percent. Large fish species are particularly affected.
ACTION supports citizen science projects working on pollution of all kinds, such as water, air or light pollution. IGB will be coordinating the ACTION Accelerator programme. Apply till 31st October 2019!
Jonathan Jeschke has passed the five-year “Heisenberg test”, and has now been appointed to a permanent professorship. He embarked on his research into biological invasions with his Ecological Novelty research group at both the IGB and FU Berlin in 2014.
An IGB study partially refutes the pace-of-life syndrome hypothesis. Ex-IGB doctoral student Giovanni Polverino, was able to show that the pace-of-life syndrome, much discussed in biology at present, does not appear under all conditions.
The Université Toulouse III Paul Sabatier has awarded an honorary doctorate to Professor Dr. Mark Gessner for his scientific achievements in limnology. He has undertaken pioneering work on leaf litter breakdown in freshwater ecosystems. Congratulations!
The River Intellectuals bring together young committed people from science and conservation for river conservation in the Balkans. Bonus: behind-the-sciences video about IGB research on the Vjosa. Roll it!
This fellowship honours international geoscientists who have e.g. distinguished themselves in geoscience investigations or providing notable service to implementing public policy in natural resource managements.
Aquatic organisms are threatened by fungal and fungal-like diseases globally. There are few approved chemical means for combating these pathogens, and many have unwanted side-effects. IGB scientists propose 7 biological alternatives.
Interesting short lectures by female researchers – easy to understand, free of charge and open air – will be held on 22 June 2019 from 2 to 5 pm at Berlin's Alexanderplatz under the World Time Clock. Bonus: Brand new explainer video!