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Survey on urban ponds

Support the project Urban Algae and participate in the online survey on perception and appreciation of urban ponds by 30th September 2019!
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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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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.
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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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Living Water

Researchers from 20 German scientific institutions have presented a joint research agenda on the biological diversity of inland and coastal waters.
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No free flow

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.

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