When hippos are displaced by large herds of cattle in Kenya, aquatic ecosystems change. Gabriel Singer and team therefore took a close look at the dung of hippopotamus and cattle: the differences in amount and type of the input are significant.
Freshwater research is expecting – temporary – changes in man-made influences on aquatic ecosystems due to the global coronavirus shutdown. The International Society of Limnology (SIL) and IGB are calling to document these changes.
Sonja Jähnig was a successful candidate of the Leibniz Programme for Women Professors that is aimed at top women scientists, and has now been jointly appointed as professor by IGB and Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.
Getting to know the new IGB director Luc De Meester. Where is he from, and where does he want to go with IGB and its staff? On his first days in office, he told us about what motivates him, and what plans he has.
Cyanobacteria produce relevant amounts of methane in oceans, inland waters and on land. Due to climate change, “Cyanobacteria blooms” increase in frequency and extent, amplifying the release of methane from inland waters and oceans to the atmosphere.