RESEARCH TRAINING GROUP 2360
Is a research training group with an innovative qualification plan for young researchers that investigates bottom-up and top-down interactions in terrestrial ecosystems, which propagate 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 hypotheses 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.”
08 November 2023
DFG funds second phase of Research Training Group with around 6.6 million euros! SystemLink has beeen extended for another 4.5 years and a third cohort of doctoral researchers. Link to press release (in German).
07 November 2023
A new paper by Ralf Schulz and the PI’s of the Research Training group on how anthropogenic stressors can affect aquatic-terrestrial linkages and food webs with special focus on pollutants. Link to the paper
Insights into our work