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Do urban fish exhibit impaired sleep?

Light pollution can suppress the production of melatonin in fish, even at very low light intensities, a finding established by Franziska Kupprat, Franz Hölker and Werner Kloas from IGB.

Science meets soulbottles

Within the workshop series "Uncharted Waters", the IGB regularly invites interesting representatives from businesses, associations and politics to an open exchange. This time, the team of soulbottles was our guest.

Open Call for Citizen Science Projects on Pollution

ACTION supports citizen science projects working on pollution of all kinds, such as water, air or light pollution. IGB will be coordinating the ACTION Accelerator programme. Apply till 31st October 2019!
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Microorganisms on microplastic

Organisms can grow on microplastics and accumulate in the water. Researchers from IGB and IOW have shown that potentially toxin-fproducing microorganisms are also among the top colonisers.

Along the river Spree: on the trail of sulfate and Co.

In March 2019, IGB researchers and technicians sampled the Spree and its tributaries. They have been doing this once a year since 2015, from the source in Upper Lusatia to the estuary into the Havel. The background is the contamination with sulphate and iron from the brown coal mining regions of Lusatia.

“Fencing in is not an option”

Freshwaters play a central role when it comes to recreational activities. Markus Venohr and Christian Wolter are investigating how such activities affect the ecosystems of lakes and rivers in the new AQUATAG project.

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