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Cattle vs. hippopotamus: Dung in rivers of the savannah

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.
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A worldwide freshwater experiment in the time of corona

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.
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Storms and lakes – a critical knowledge gap

Rita Adrian and Hans-Peter Grossart from IGB, investigated the research knowledge about the effects of extreme weather on lake ecosystems and found out: We know too little – and that is a risk.

IGB scientists in the impermanent ice

The scientists explore parasitic fungi on diatoms in the Antarctic. Their investigations could reveal unknown effects of climate change on the Antarctic food webs.
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Luc De Meester is the new director of IGB

The Belgian aquatic ecologist and evolutionary biologist Luc De Meester takes up the position as the director of IGB. We look forward to working with him!

“It is important to me that IGB is a community”

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.
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Cyanobacteria in water and on land identified as source of methane

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.

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