Researchers call for a consideration of recreational fishers in international fisheries and water protection policy.

Five-point plan for global policy reform

Photo: Florian Möllers
Dry inland waters, fluctuating water levels and rising temperatures will affect numerous freshwater fish species in the future. This is particularly the case for species in the Mediterranean region.

Climate change endangers freshwater fish species in Southern Europe

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The latest IGB Dossier explains the impact of climate change on lakes.

When lakes start to sweat

Photo: stockadobe.com - Maurice Tricatelle

Research for the Future of our Freshwaters

 Our profile

Our vision is the understanding of all fundamental processes in freshwaters and their communities. Our research findings help to tackle global environmental changes and to develop measures conductive to sustainable water management.

IGB is Germany’s largest and one of the leading international research centres for freshwaters. Here, hydrologists, chemists, physicists, microbiologists, limnologists, fish ecologists and fisheries biologists from all over the world are working under one roof.

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Soapbox Science: Fascinating Female Scientists at Alexanderplatz

Interesting short lectures by female researchers – easy to understand, free of charge and open air – will be held on 22 June 2019 from 2 to 5 pm at Berlin's Alexanderplatz under the World Time Clock. Bonus: Brand new explainer video! 
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Artists in Residence at IGB

How can you make lakes and the worlds largely hidden within them experienceable? "Artists in Residence" of IGB will be filming at Lake Stechlin in June.

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IGB Annual Report 2018

This annual research report summarises our research results on climate change, urban waters and fish behaviour as well as the most important developments at IGB in 2018.

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Research on Focus

“The things we enjoy doing produce better results”

Dörthe Tetzlaff has been head of IGB’s department of Ecohydrology since August 2017. Time, to make up a first balance. And to talk about research & family, and her future plans.

Ms Adrian, what are the effects of climate change on lakes?

Prof. Dr. Rita Adrian explains how climatic changes have already had an impact on lakes and what we can expect in the future.

Do fish have different personalities?

Dr. Kate Laskowski observes shy, bold and dominant individuals and explains how researchers can test personality in fish.

Do we need to better protect the biodiversity in our freshwaters?

Yes, says Dr. Gregor Kalinkat, and explains why species in lakes, rivers, etc. are particularly at risk.

My PhD thesis

Anika Brüning investigates how artificial light at night affects fish species and the balance of whole life communities and ecosystems.  

My PhD thesis

Stefan Linzmaier wants to find out how animal and plant species manage to adapt to a new environment within the shortest space of time, sometimes even displacing native species.

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Fellowship Programme

'Freshwater Science'

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