The #SAME16 in Potsdam provided an ideal platform for networking and discussions not only on current knowledge gaps and the future of aquatic microbiology, but also on emerging problems in times of climate change.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Just one-third of the world’s longest rivers remain free-flowing says a comprehensive study, published in the journal Nature. Christiane Zarfl, a former member of IGB, and Klement Tockner, long-time director of IGB, played a key role in the study.