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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


February 22, 2021


Dr. Moritz Bigalke (Institute of Geography University of Bern, Switzerland). The biogeochemistry of Cu and other trace metals in the soil system

February 10, 2021


Prof. Markus Brinkmann (Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada). The missing piece in the eel puzzle? New evidence indicates toxic metals and dioxin-like compounds might be responsible for recruitment failure in European eels


January 28-29, 2021 


Virtual Research Worksop on aquatic-Terrestrial Linkage. Access to the workshop videos

November 09, 2020Dr. Pascal Bodmer (Québec à Montréal, Canada). Carbon Dynamic in Stream and River Ecosystems: From water-air interface to sediments
October 28, 2020Dr. Isabelle Gounand (Institut d’Écologie et des Sciences de l’Environnement de Paris, Sorbonne University). Metacommunity and terrestrial-aquatic interactions
October 26, 2020Prof. Carolin Huhn, Benedikt Wimmer (University of Tübingen). The fate of glyphosate in the environment – indications for glyphosate to become a legacy
September, 04Online presentation of Dr. Masahiro Ryo ; FUB; on Temporal dimensions and diversity od multiple stressors
August 17, 2020Information board informs interested visitors about the development of the new Riparian Stream Mesocosm facility (pdf in German)
July 27, 2020Online presentation of Dr. India Mansour , Institute for Biology; FUB on Bibliometric mapping
July 15, 2020Presentation of the longterm Joint-Pot Experiment with the State Secretary of the MWWK Dr. Denis Alt ( more information )
June 22, 2020:Online presentation of Dr. John Richardson , UBC
May 25, 2020:Application for Online Autumn Academy on spatial ecotoxicology is now open
May 18, 2020:Online presentation of Dr. Johanna Kraus ; USGS.
May 01, 2020:Dr. Alessandro Manfrin and Manuela Fellmann started working at SystemLink
February 20, 2020:+++ Open Master theses available +++
January 31st, 2020:Research workshop Klingenmünster
January 29, 2020:Prof. Stano Pekar gave a talk about conservation biological control using spiders. Invitation
January 15, 2020:Dr. Alessandro Manfrin gave a talk about how artificial light effects the linkage between aquatic and riparian ecosystems. Invitation
October 1, 2019:Start of research training gruop: Welcome of doctoral researchers
April 11, 2019:SystemLink will be presented at SETAC Europe 29th Annual Meeting in Helsinki, Finland (May 26-30, 2019).
April 9, 2019:+++ Open positions +++


SETAC Europe 2021


Verena Gerstle, part of the System Link Ph.D. student group, won the poster award at the SETAC meeting. She presented her poster entitled: “Specific mosquito control agent Reduction of non-target organisms Chironomidae and Odonata observed in semi-field mesocosms treated with Bacillus thuringiensis var. israelensis. Here you can access to the poster and the video about the research topic.

Virtual Research Workshop on Aquatic-Terrestrial Linkage, January 2021

On January 28 and 29, 2021, System Link held the Virtual Research Workshop on anthropogenic alterations of aquatic-terrestrial linkages. The event was attended by 11 guest speakers working on different aspects related to System Link ‘s research field.

About 150 people registered for this workshop – the second organized by System Link – that aimed to promote both scientific exchange and enable subject-specific and social networking especially during this challenging time.

For students from related fields, this provided a detailed insight into the research topics of SystemLink and different institutions around the world, as well as the possibility to get in contact with associated persons.

Here you can access the conferences videos.

Presention of Joint-pot experiment, July 2020

System Link presented the longterm Joint-Pot Experiment on the area of ​​the Julius-Kühn-Institut in Siebeldingen under the presence of the State Secretary of the MWWK Dr. Denis Alt.

Despite the rain, the doctoral students were able to convey to all guests the content and importance of the experiment for System Link .

Read here the press release of the University Koblenz-Landau (in German).

Online Autumn Academy

SystemLink and the Online Project presents an international online academy on spatial ecotoxicology and ecotoxicological risk assessment – using an open community approach.

The online acdemy will last from 1st August till 31st October.

Application Deadline: 31.07.2020

Application and further information

Research Workshop, January 2020

Our first research workshop took place in January at Stiftsgut Keysermühle in Klingenmüster. During this workshop the PhD students presented their research projects with a focus on the planning of the first year.


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