Forthcoming seminars

Jonas Schoelynck, University of Antwerp, ECOBE:
The importance of silicon in river ecology: downstream transformations of a forgotten element.
20th September 2017, 17:00, WCL

Seminars 2017

Brian Fry, Australian Rivers Institute, Griffith University, Brisbane:
Tracers show large-scale connectivity across landscapes: A case study of watershed development and sediment erosion impacting downstream coastal fisheries at Brisbane, Australia
21st June 2017

Stuart Bunn, Australian Rivers Institute, Griffith University, Brisbane:
River-floodplain connectivity and food web subsidies in tropical rivers
21st June 2017

Stefanie Moorthi, Institute for Chemistry and Biology of the Marine Environment, Oldenburg, Germany:
Implications of ecological stoichiometry in plankon food webs - considering interactive effects of nutrient availability and temperature and the functional role of mixotrophs
12th June 2017

Andy Green, Doñana Biological Station, Spain
The role of birds in freshwater ecosystems
31st May 2017

Markus Lindholm, NIVA, Norway
Climate driven range retraction of the Arctic fairy shrimp Branchinecta paludosa
19th May 2017

Norbert Kamjunke, Helmholtz Center for Environmental Research (UFZ), Germany:
Release and degradation of dissolved organic matter in streams
4th May 2017

Demetris Koutsoyiannis, National Technical University of Athens, Greece:
Saving the world from climate threats vs. dispelling climate myths and fears
20th April 2017

Seminars 2016


Jonathan Chase
German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research, Leipzig:
"Quantifying biodiversity change in the Anthropocene: We know less than we think"
2nd November 2016
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Till Czypionka, KU Leuven, Belgium:

Exploring the genetic underpinnings of diapause termination timing in Daphnia magna – an approach combining QTL mapping and candidate gene association studies in natural populations
4th October 2016

Pavel Kratina, Queen Mary University of London, UK:

Indirect effects of climate warming in freshwater ecosystems
1st June 2016


Lynn Chiu, University of Bordeaux/CNRS:
Are individuals ecosystems? Are ecosystems individuals?
24th May 2016


Mira Grönroos, University of Helsinki, Finland:
Metacommunity structuring in stream systems
10th May 2016


Julio C. López-Doval, University of Sao Paolo, Brazil:
Ecological risks of pharmaceuticals in freshwater ecosystems from a Tropical and Mediterranean point of view
27th April 2016
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Mia Bengtsson, University of Greifswald & WCL:
The role of regional, local environmental and biotic factors for community composition and diversity of bacteria and microbial eukaryotes in lakes.
12th April 2016


Luc Brendonck, KU Leuven, Belgium:
The impact of dormant egg bank dynamics on population and community processes along the pond permanence gradient
10th March 2016
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Dag O. Hessen, University of Oslo, Norway:
Boreal and alpine lakes in transition: long-term changes in temperature, chemistry and browning
4th March 2016


Steven Loiselle, University of Siena, Italy:
Community limnology: a global tour of citizen contributions to freshwater research
17th February 2016


Jens Nejstgaard, IGB Berlin:
How to assess zooplankton feeding in situ: a 100 year problem and potential solution using quantitative molecular analysis of prey in zooplankton guts.
18th January 2016


Stella Berger, IGB Berlin:
Multiple stressors in pelagic ecosystems: Effects of eutrophication, browning, and deep mixing simulated in large mesocosms
18th January 2016


Susanne Stephan, IGB Berlin:
Phytoplankton in a world of changing light - Effects of skyglow, brownification and eutrophication on freshwater algae
19th January 2016

Seminars 2015

Daniel Gräber, Aarhus University:
Sources and functions of stream dissolved organic matter

December 16th 2015

Nele Schuwirth, EAWAG, Switzerland:
Multi-criteria decision support for environmental management
November 25th 2015

Kevin Lafferty, California University:
Parasites and food webs
October 19th 2015

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Michael Reid. University of New England, Australia:
Too many jumbucks* in the billabong**? Evidence of early post-European settlement impacts on billabongs of the Murray-Darling Basin
*sheep; **floodplain lake
October 20th 2015

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Cristiana Callieri, ISE Pallanza, Italy:
Micro-players for Macro-roles: two examples from deep lakes
October 13th 2015

Karl Matthias Wantzen, UNESCO Chair for River Culture, University of Tours, France:
Organic matter processing in riparian zones and floodplains of tropical riverscapes
July 1st 2015
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Yves Prairie, Université du Québec à Montréal:
Ecosystem processes and biogenic carbon gases: a two way street
June 15th 2015

Christian Griebler, IGOE Neuherberg:
Dynamics of microbial communities and functions in natural and stressed groundwater ecosystems – key drivers and major limitations
May 5th 2015

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Bas Ibelings, UNIGE Switzerland:
On deep lakes, environmental change, plankton biodiversity and disease
April 7th 2015

Mateusz Grygoruk, Warsaw University of Life Sciences - SGGW:
Semi-nature vs. new wilderness: perspectives of aquatic and wetland ecosystems management in evolving environments
March 25th 2015

Blake Matthews, Eawag Switzerland:
Experimental evidence for Eco-evolutionary dynamics in aquatic ecosystems
March 3rd 2015

Maria Stockenreiter, LMU München:
Community assembly and diversity in phytoplankton communities
February 3rd 2015

Marcin Wojewodzic, University of Birmingham, School of Biosciences:
Transgenerational effects in clones - what does the environmental epigenomic offer?
January 22nd 2015

Seminars 2014

Adam Petrusek, Charles University, Prague, Czechia:
Diversity and impact of invasive crayfish and crayfish plague: from Czechia to continental scale
December 2nd 2014

Ferenc Jordán, Balaton Limnological Institute, Tihany, Hungary:
Key players in food web dynamics
November 4th 2014

Florian Altermatt, University of Zürich & EAWAG, Switzerland:
Diversity patterns and dispersal processes in riverine metacommunities
October 7th 2014

Elena Litchman, Kellogg Biological Station, USA:
Trait-based approaches to phytoplankton ecology and evolution
September 24th 2014

Ulrich Sommer (GEOMAR, Kiel, Germany) & Maria Moustaka-Gouni (Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece): Almost 30 years after: some new elaboration on the PEG-model of plankton seasonal
July 30th 2014

Jaroslav Vrba, University of South Bohemia, Czech Republic: Few, small, but exciting - lessons learnt from long-term limnological research of Bohemian Forest lakes
July 1st 2014

Andrew Tyler, University of Stirling, UK: Global observatory of lake responses to environmental change (GloboLakes)
June 10th 2014

Chris Parrish, Ocean Sciences Center, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada: Nutritional and biomarker lipids in marine food webs
May 6th 2014

Katharina Besemer, University of Vienna: Spatial patterns of microbial biofilm biodiversity in streams
April 1st 2014

Steven Declerck, Netherlands Institute of Ecology: Metacommunity theory as a framework for the study of spatial community patterns of aquatic organisms: on the importance of landscape features and organism traits
March 5th 2014

Erik Jeppesen, Aarhus University, Denmark: Climate change effects on trophic dynamics in freshwaters - from the Arctic to the tropics
February 4th 2014

Griselda Chaparro: Influence of water level and macrophytes in the spatial and temporal patterns of zooplankton in a floodplain lake
January 8th 2014

Seminars 2013

Tz-Ching Yeh, WCL: Organic matter dynamics from an Indian estuary to Taiwanese rivers
December 4th 2013

Christoph Plum, University Oldenburg, Germany: Diversity meets stoichiometry - The role of biodiversity for stoichiometric interactions in planctonic food webs
August 27th 2013

Maren Striebel, University Oldenburg, Germany: Mesocosms 2013: what we did this summer
August 27th 2013

Robert Fischer, ICBM Wilhelmshaven, Universität Oldenburg, Germany: Relative importance of mixotrophy alond gradients of light and loss-rates
July 18th 2013

Jan-Erik Thrane, Department of Biosciences, University of Oslo, Norway: Fate of light in lakes: negative impact of dissolved aroganic carbon on primary productivity
July 18th 2013

Tom Andersen, University of Oslo, Norway: Robot limnology
June 27th 2013

Ellen van Donk, Netherlands Institute of Ecology: What is the impact of chemical communication? Examples of planktonic interactions in lakes
June 19th 2013

David Murray, WCL: Adhesion mechanisms in European whitefisch (coregonus lavaretus) eggs: a survival mechanism for high energy spawning grounds?
June 13th 2013

Nina Welti, University of Queensland, Australia: Stories from the swamp: Tales of fire, wonky mounds and groundwater
April 17th 2013

Francesco Pomati, EAWAG Zürich/Kastanienbaum: Real-time quantification of phytoplankton with the CytoBuoy, an in-situ flow cytometer
March 28th 2013

Alexey Ryabov, University Oldenburg, Germany: Phytoplankton – competition and coexistance in vertically structured water columns
March 28th 2013

Csaba Vad, WCL: Seasonal and diet patterns of microcrustacean zooplankton in relation of environmental variables in peatland ponds
March 20th 2013

Zsófia Horváth, WCL: Aquatic communities and metacommunities of the European astatic soda pans
January 14th 2013