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Hydropower: the mortality risk for fish at turbines

IGB has presented a procedure for the assessment of fish mortality at hydroelectric power plants. The researchers advise against subsidising small hydropower plants unless adequate fish protection is implemented. 
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We need a safety net for biodiversity

Not only species, but also their habitats and genetic diversity need ambitious, interlinked targets. The study in Science with Luc De Meester outlines the scientific basis for redesigning the new set of biodiversity goals.
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Latte Macchiato for freshwater research

Today is World Coffee Day, so lay back, take a sip, watch our video and learn more about how water bodies stratify like milk in your coffee.
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IGB master student receives DGL early career award

The German Limnological Society (DGL) awards the Schwoerbel Benndorf Prize to outstanding young scientists. This year’s 3rd place went to Philipp Wolke for his master thesis on the hyporheic zone.
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Freshwaters under climate stress

On the occasion of the global climate strike, we have compiled 10 facts from our studies that underline the need for more climate action. A good read on the way to the demonstration!
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Eco-evolutionary dynamics in urban systems

International teams with Luc De Meester developed a framework  to fully grasp the opportunity to use urbanization as a model system to study eco-evolutionary dynamics.
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Marthe Vogt Podcast features IGB scientist Mina Bizic

In the 2nd episode of the new Marthe Vogt Podcast by the Forschungsverbund Berlin e.V., aquatic microbial ecologist Mina Bizic talks about her journey to academia and her life beyond science.
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Citizen science: research project on light pollution seeks support

What effect does street lighting have on insects and what could an environment-friendly lighting design look like? This is what researchers are investigating together with citizen scientists in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Hesse and Brandenburg.

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