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 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!
On 6 May 2019, the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) published a summary for decision-makers on the IPBES-Report. IGB researcher Sonja Jähnig gives a statement.