Experimental Aquatic Ecology group at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ and the University of Cologne. Follow our research and publications on ResearchGate or Google Scholar and via Twitter.
Please welcome Felix Bischoff, a new BSc student from the University of Cologne, who will participate in the EU project RESTOLINK.
Jessica Titocci successfully defended her PhD thesis at the University of Cologne on August 3
rd - Congratulations!
Assessing phytoplankton community structure via pigment and fluorescence proxies - just out in Fundamental and Applied Limnology
The final paper of the biofilm food quality project is now published in Oecologia!
Newspaper article covering our recent review in Biological Reviews.
in the major German Sunday newspaper Welt am Sonntag
Review and perspectives on the ecological roles of algal volatiles out in Biological Reviews.
including a recent press release
New paper from a collaboration with WaserCluster Lunz published in Inland Waters.
Book chapter on bioactive cyanobacterial metabolites acting against parasitic salmon lice published in a book on Crustacean Biology and Aquaculture with colleagues from Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn in Naples, Italy.
Opinion paper resulting from a fantastic pan-European collaboration just published in Global Change Biology.
including massive media coverage, e.g. by Daily Mail Online
The second paper from Jessica's PhD project was just accepted for publication in the Journal of Plankton Research.
Collaborative project with the chair for Aquaculture and Sea Ranching of the University of Rostock published in Sustainability.
Publication targeted to practicioners (in German) resulting from Alessandra's Early Career Award of the German Limnological Society - DGL published in Korrespondenz Wasserwirtschaft.
Another paper from the fantastic collaboration with Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn was just published in Frontiers in Marine Science.
The first paper from the DYNATLOSS II project and Jessica's PhD project is published in Microorganisms.
Please welcome Kristin Kreuter a new MSc student from the University of Magdeburg, who will investigate essential fatty acids in stream biofilms.
Great international collaboration at the Holtemme stream (this is where our Mobile Mesocosms (MOBICOS) are located) results in a new paper in STOTEN.
Alessandra is one of this years Early Career Award winners of the German Limnological Society - DGL - congratulations Alex!
After the laboratory studies, now also the first paper using the MOBICOS mesocosms for our biofilm research project is published in Scientific Reports.
After successfully completing her MSc thesis on stream biofilms in our group, Alexandra Schlenker started as a new PhD student in the DFG CRC 1439 - RESIST investigating effects of stream restoration on food webs.
Another paper of Alessandra's PhD thesis was accepted for publication in Hydrobiologia.
Two papers resulting from a collaboration with the University of Landau were accepted for publication in Aquatic Toxicology and Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety.
The second paper of Maja's PhD thesis was accepted for publication in Freshwater Biology.
Analysis of compound-specific stable nitrogen isotopes from amino acids to characterize trophic niche use in invasive amphipods
The fantastic collaboration with the University of Koblenz-Landau yielded another paper just accepted with International Review of Hydrobiology.
Taxonomic shift over a phosphorus gradient affects the stoichiometry and fatty acid composition of stream periphyton
The second paper of Alessandra's PhD project was accepted for publication in the Journal of Phycology.
Ocean acidification alters the responses of invertebrates to wound-activated infochemicals produced by epiphytes of the seagrass Posidonia oceanica
Finally, the last paper of Patrick's ASSEMBLE marine research at Stazione Zoologica 'Anton Dohrn' on Ischia, Italy will be published in the Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology.
As a result of the first Lipids in the Ocean conference in Brest, France, a network of European aquatic scientists put together a best practice paper on lipid analyses in the aquatic (marine and freshwater) sciences that will soon be published in ICES Journal of Marine Science.
The first paper of Stephanie's PhD project was accepted for publication in Frontiers in Microbiology.
Copepod transcriptome paper published in special issue in the Philos. Transactions of the Royal Society
A new paper resulting from a collaboration with the Marine Ecology group at the University of Ghent, Belgium will be published in a special issue of the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society: Biological Sciences.
The paper on the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research's Mobile Aquatic Mesocosm (MOBICOS) infrastructure was accepted for publication in the International Review for Hydrobiology.
The special issue of Hydrobiologia on the 11th international Symposium on Cladocera is published, including a study on Gene expression of Daphnia magna with Heidi Windisch.
Another Daphnia transcriptome paper accepted for publication in BMC Genomics
New methods paper accepted for publication in Limnology and Ocanography: Methods
Paper from a collaboration with LMU Munich published in Scientific Reports
New Opinion Paper published in Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment
New Paper from an international collaboration in Italy published in Scientific Reports
Patrick presented an invited keynote lecture at the ISCE Meeting in Atlanta (GA), USA
Maja Ilic successfully defended her PhD thesis at the University of Cologne on May 10
th - Congratulations!
We found "Equal relevance of omega-3 and omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids for the fitness of Daphnia spp." - just out in Limnology and Oceanography. This is the first chapter of Maja's PhD thesis.
Article on the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography's Early Career activities around and beyond the recent ASLO Aquatic Sciences meeting published in the Limnology and Oceanography Bulletin.
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.
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!
Patrick presented an invited keynote lecture at the British Phycological Society's annual meeting in Oban, UK
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.
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.
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.
Alessandra's paper in Freshwater Biology demonstrates that high nutrient availability leads to weaker top-down control of stream periphyton.
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.
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.
Max Diesner started a PostDoc and Jessica Titocci a PhD in our group. Klick on their names to read more about their research.
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)
Michelle started her BSc thesis on inducible defenses in Daphnia on March 5th.
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
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Collaboration with the German Federal Environment Agency yields publications in Water Research, Environmental Pollution, and Environmental Science and Pollution Research
Stephanie Trench Fiol starts DAAD fellowship on metatranscriptomics in high altitude wetlands
Results of Sophie Groendahl's PhD thesis published in Scientific Reports, PloS One (2016), BMC Ecology, and PloS One (2017).
Collaboration project with the University of Koblenz-Landau published in Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry