Propagation of in-stream environmental alterations to adjacent terrestrial ecosystems
System Link investigates bottom-up and top-down mediated interactions in terrestrial ecosystems, which propagate from aquatic environments as a result of their exposure to anthropogenic stress. Doctoral researchers in System Link either conduct experiments in unique aquatic-terrestrial mesocosm facilities combined with laboratory and field research, or develop and apply process-based environmental models. They benefit from a targeted course program. System Link started in October 2019.
- March 15, 2021: Prof. Dr. Florian Wittmann (Department of Wetland Ecology, Karlsruhe Institute for Technology). Why rivers make the difference: examples from Amazonian
- February 22, 2021: Dr. Moritz Bigalke (Institute of Geography University of Bern, Switzerland). The biogeochemistry of Cu and other trace metals in the soil system
- February 10, 2021: Prof. Markus Brinkmann (Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada). The missing piece in the eel puzzle? New evidence indicates toxic metals and dioxin-like compounds might be responsible for recruitment failure in European eels
- January, 28-29 2021: Virtual Research Workshop on Aquatic-Terrestrial Linkages. Access to the Workshop videos
- November 09, 2020: Dr. Pascal Bodmer (Québec à Montréal, Kanada). Carbon Dynamics in stream and river ecosystems: From water-air interface to sediments