RESEARCH TRAINING GROUP 2360
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.
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.
Publication of “A midge fly can be a source of currently used pesticides for birds, bats.” by Alexis Roodt and colleagues in ACS’ Environmental Science & Technology
PhD students of SystemLink organising a workshop on aquatic-terrestrial research at the International Conference on Ecological Science in Metz
Sara Kolbenschlag and Nina Röder won a poster prize at the Young Researchers Symposium in Kaiserslautern.
Insights into our work