Aquatic experimental ecology group at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ. Follow our research and publications on ResearchGate or Google Scholar and via Twitter.

eDNA paper published in Aquatic Conservation

Environmental DNA as a tool for the conservation of endangered tropical reptiles (here: the Vietnamese Crocodile Lizard) - new paper now published in Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems.

March 2019

Successful ASLO Aquatic Sciences meeting in San Juan, Puerto Rico

The whole FinkLab participated in the 2019 Aquatic Sciences meeting: Four oral presentations given, two sessions chaired and one workshop co-organized!

February 2019

Paper accepted for publication in Aquatic Conservation

Timm's latest paper in Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems (in collaboration with colleagues in Vietnam and the Cologne Zoo) shows the potential for the use of environmental DNA (eDNA) in conservation biology.

November 2018

Life in transition - Article in Limnology and Oceanography Bulletin

Article on life as an early career scientist and how the Early Career Committee of the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO) can assist with these transition processes published in the Limnology and Oceanography Bulletin.

October 2018

We move from U. Cologne to the UFZ Helmholtz Centre!

From Nov 1st on, our group will be relocated from the Institute for Zoology at the University of Cologne to the Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ) in Magdeburg.

October 2018

Paper accepted for publication in Freshwater Biology

Alessandra's paper in Freshwater Biology demonstrates that high nutrient availability leads to weaker top-down control of stream periphyton.

August 2018

Two more FinkLab papers accepted for publication in May

One on effects of global warming on freshwater plankton with Eric von Elert and one on the Gene expression of Daphnia magna with Heidi Windisch.

May 2018

Two new FinkLab papers accepted for publication in May

One on western fire salamanders with Timm Reinhardt and Maja Ilic and one on the food web of Salar de Atacama, Chile with Jana Moelzner and Lisa Burmann.

May 2018

Two new group members in April

Max Diesner started a PostDoc and Jessica Titocci a PhD in our group. Klick on their names to read more about their research.

April 2018

Papers on the molecular basis of algal food quality for Daphnia now included in journal issues

Daphnia transcriptomics of under essential fatty acid limitation in (Molecular Ecology 27 (4) and enzyme activities and gene expression dependent on dietary quality (Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology B 218)

April 2018

New BSc student Michelle Etienne

Michelle started her BSc thesis on inducible defenses in Daphnia on March 5th.

March 2018

Two new papers accepted on the molecular basis of algal food quality for Daphnia

Transcriptomics of D. magna under essential fatty acid limitation with Heidi Windisch and Enzyme activities and gene expression of D. pulex dependent on dietary quality with Anke Schwarzenberger

February 2018

PhD position available in freshwater plankton biodiversity

Apply until February 2nd, 2018, find details here

January 2018

New project on freshwater plankton biodiversity

Funded within DFG priority programme DynaTrait

October 2017

Third paper on effects of insect repellents on aquatic invertebrates

Collaboration with the German Federal Environment Agency yields publications in Water Research, Environmental Pollution, and Environmental Science and Pollution Research

September 2017

New PhD student from Chile

Stephanie Trench Fiol starts DAAD fellowship on metatranscriptomics in high altitude wetlands

April 2017

Four papers on benthic algal biodiversity published

Results of Sophie Groendahl's PhD thesis published in Scientific Reports, PloS One (2016), BMC Ecology, and PloS One (2017).

March 2017

New publication on long-term effects of fungicides on stream invertebrates

Collaboration project with the University of Koblenz-Landau published in Environmental Science and Technology

February 2017