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88 Percent Decline of Big Freshwater Animals

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.
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River Management – It’s the Mix that Matters

IGB scientists Sonja Jähnig and Michael Monaghan point out the complexity of natural ecosystems and their multiple stressors, in reply to a recent comment piece in Nature on river management.
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Open Call for Citizen Science Projects on Pollution

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!
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Permanent professorship for IGB/FU researcher Jonathan Jeschke

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.

Big Fish = Bold Fish?

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.
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IGB Acting Director Mark Gessner Receives Honorary Doctorate

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!
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Research for Free Flowing Rivers

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!
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Soapbox Science: Fascinating Female Scientists at Alexanderplatz

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! 

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