Usually, IGB researcher Michael Monaghan is studying the biological diversity of freshwater organisms. But currently everything is different. Michael is organising a database of experts for Berlin to conduct corona virus tests.
In order to slow down the spread of the coronavirus resp. the disease COVID-19, research operations at Berlin research institutions were switched to emergency presence mode on 20 March 2020. What does this mean at IGB?
In addition to the offspring, also keep the particularly large, older specimens alive: This management achieves good compromises between the demands of professional and angling fishing and the natural reproductive capacity of fish stocks.
The term megafauna is not clearly defined in biodiversity research. An international team with IGB researchers Sonja Jähnig, Fengzhi He and the former director of IGB, Klement Tockner, realized it's time to change that.
Currently, the Tesla building project "Gigafactory" in Grünheide and its potential impact on the environment is the subject of controversial discussions. The IGB has received several requests regarding the water situation. The IGB publishes its official position on this subject here.
Special Issue on groundwater: Many drinking water resources depend on the exchange between ground and surface water. Nutrients and pollutants can also be transported, converted, retained or accumulated along the flow paths.