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