Justyna Wolinska and her Team have found that pollution by fungicides can have unforeseen but far-reaching consequences for the functioning of aquatic systems – like indirectly on the development of algal blooms.
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.
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!
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.
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.
On January 23rd the Berliner Nachtungen will enter the 10th round. This time Will Straw from McGill University Montreal will discuss media consumption at night with his audience. It starts at 8pm in the Center for Metropolitan Studies Berlin.
Six tanks filled with water of River Spree and exposed to differently-colored artificial light: this is the core element of an art installation shown from July 5th to September 2nd 2018 in Berlin-Charlottenburg.
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.