In Germany, the protection of fish is supported by general pro-ecological values and norms. In France, Sweden and Norway, on the other hand, native fish species have great influence on individual conservation-oriented behaviour.
The award has been conferred on us by the European Commission once again in recognition of our HR development strategy. The institute is assessed according to the EU’s HRS4R standard every three years: Have we made progress in improving the working and research environment for our staff as planned?
Global warming is increasing the surface temperatures of lakes worldwide – are species finding the temperatures they need to survive? Researchers led by IGB have quantified the long-term temperature changes in 139 lakes worldwide.
Oxygen levels in freshwater lakes are declining rapidly – faster than in the oceans. Over the past forty years, for example, oxygen levels in the deep waters of temperate lakes have dropped by nearly 19 percent.
Around half of the hydropower plants in Romania are located in nature conservation areas. These are mostly small plants that contribute only 3 percent of Romania's electricity generation, but threaten biodiversity.
The “Zeitschrift für Fischerei” (or “FischZeit” for short) is the first peer-reviewed, German-language journal for fisheries research that brings together knowledge on all aspects of commercial and recreational fisheries, aquaculture, stock management, and fish conservation in inland, coastal and marine ecosystems.
Lynn Govaert has been the head of the new research group Eco-Evolutionary Dynamics. She studies how ecological and evolutionary processes shape communities and metacommunities in their response to environmental change.