Research Training Group 2360 Graduiertenkolleg 2360

Crossing boundaries:
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.



  • Available project: AÖK3, RPC or Master Thesis opportunities for students of Ecotoxicology or Environmental Sciences. More information
  • August 14, 2021: SystemLink presents the ongoing experiments at the RSM during the visit of the State Secretary of the MWWK, Dr. Denis Alt. Further reading
  • May 2021: Verena Gerstle, part of the Systemlink Ph.D. student group, won the poster award at the SETAC meeting. Access to the poster and video
  • May 31, 2021: Dr. Valeria Lencioni (Department of Invertebrate Zoology and Hydrobiology, MUSE Science Museum, Trento, Italy): “Response of chironomids ( Diamesa  and  Chironomus ) to pesticides and emerging contaminants in mountain streams”
  • March 15, 2021: Prof. Dr. Florian Wittmann (Department of Wetland Ecology, Karlsruhe Institute for Technology). Why rivers make the difference: examples from Amazonian

Further news

Introducing SystemLink

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