The IGB-researchers Stella Berger and Sabine Wollrab have a lot to do in the coming weeks. As part of the CONNECT project, their team is installing measuring buoys on 18 lakes in the North German lowlands.
Climate change will strongly affect many European freshwater fish species. This is particularly the case for species in the Mediterranean region, according to the latest findings of an international team of researchers.
Professor Rita Adrian is engaged in the long-term and climate impact research of lake ecosystems at IGB. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has selected her as a lead author of the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report (AR6), which is due to be released in 2021/22.
As the earth warms up, our bodies of water can release more methane and carbon dioxide. It is a vicious circle in which climate change itself intensifies. Researchers at IGB investigate the processes that lead to this release of greenhouse gases.
Climate change, pesticides and land use changes alone cannot fully explain the decline in insect populations in Germany. Artificial lighting at night could be another reason for declining insect populations.