The #SAME16 in Potsdam provided an ideal platform for networking and discussions not only on current knowledge gaps and the future of aquatic microbiology, but also on emerging problems in times of climate change.
This fellowship honours international geoscientists who have e.g. distinguished themselves in geoscience investigations or providing notable service to implementing public policy in natural resource managements.
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.
Peatland restoration plays an important role in protecting the climate and biodiversity. From 21 to 29 October 2018, Dubai hosted the “Conference of the Contracting Parties to the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands (COP13)”. Researchers from IGB accompany the restoration of peatlands with their expertise.