RESEARCH TRAINING GROUP 2360
Is a research training group with an innovative qualification plan for young researchers who investigates bottom-up and top-down interactions in terrestrial ecosystems propagating from aquatic environments as a result of their exposure to anthropogenic stress.
The impact of matter input from terrestrial sources on aquatic systems is well known. The reverse process has received less attention.
We hypothesize that invasive species and micropollutant exposure cause top-down and bottom-up mediated responses in terrestrial ecosystems.
PhD students in SystemLink either conduct experiments in unique aquatic terrestrial mesocosm facilities combined with laboratory and field research, or develop and apply process-based environmental models.
SystemLink thrives to increase the knowledge on effect translation across ecosystem boundaries by integrating biogeochemical fluxes and biological subsidies.
15 November 2023
SystemLink PhD candidate Maike Huszarik successfully defended her doctoral thesis. We congratulate her on this great success.
Maike completed her dissertation on the topic “Indirect effects of chemical stream pollution on the riparian food web.”
02 November 2023
Vicoria Sophie Stoll wins the university prize for the best master thesis with a regional focus.
She investigated the effects of the mosquito repellent Bti, which is used in the Rhine floodplains and elsewhere, on the diversity and composition of mosquito communities. Link to press release (in German)
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