Experimental Aquatic Ecology group at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ and the University of Cologne. Follow our research and publications on ResearchGate or Google Scholar and via Twitter.
The paper on the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research's Mobile Aquatic Mesocosm (MOBICOS) infrastructure was accepted for publication in the International Review for Hydrobiology.
The special issue of Hydrobiologia on the 11th international Symposium on Cladocera is published, including a study on Gene expression of Daphnia magna with Heidi Windisch.
Another Daphnia transcriptome paper accepted for publication in BMC Genomics
New methods paper accepted for publication in Limnology and Ocanography: Methods
Paper from a collaboration with LMU Munich published in Scientific Reports
New Opinion Paper published in Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment
New Paper from an international collaboration in Italy published in Scientific Reports
Patrick presented an invited keynote lecture at the ISCE Meeting in Atlanta (GA), USA
Maja Ilic successfully defended her PhD thesis at the University of Cologne on May 10
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We found "Equal relevance of omega-3 and omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids for the fitness of Daphnia spp." - just out in Limnology and Oceanography. This is the first chapter of Maja's PhD thesis.
Article on the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography's Early Career activities around and beyond the recent ASLO Aquatic Sciences meeting published in the Limnology and Oceanography Bulletin.
Environmental DNA as a tool for the conservation of endangered tropical reptiles (here: the Vietnamese Crocodile Lizard) - new paper now published in Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems.
Successful ASLO Aquatic Sciences meeting in San Juan, Puerto Rico
The whole FinkLab participated in the 2019 Aquatic Sciences meeting: Four oral presentations given, two sessions chaired and one workshop co-organized!
Patrick presented an invited keynote lecture at the British Phycological Society's annual meeting in Oban, UK
Timm's latest paper in Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems (in collaboration with colleagues in Vietnam and the Cologne Zoo) shows the potential for the use of environmental DNA (eDNA) in conservation biology.
Article on life as an early career scientist and how the Early Career Committee of the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO) can assist with these transition processes published in the Limnology and Oceanography Bulletin.
From Nov 1st on, our group will be relocated from the Institute for Zoology at the University of Cologne to the Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ) in Magdeburg.
Alessandra's paper in Freshwater Biology demonstrates that high nutrient availability leads to weaker top-down control of stream periphyton.
One on effects of global warming on freshwater plankton with Eric von Elert and one on the Gene expression of Daphnia magna with Heidi Windisch.
One on western fire salamanders with Timm Reinhardt and Maja Ilic and one on the food web of Salar de Atacama, Chile with Jana Moelzner and Lisa Burmann.
Max Diesner started a PostDoc and Jessica Titocci a PhD in our group. Klick on their names to read more about their research.
Daphnia transcriptomics of under essential fatty acid limitation in (Molecular Ecology 27 (4) and enzyme activities and gene expression dependent on dietary quality (Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology B 218)
Michelle started her BSc thesis on inducible defenses in Daphnia on March 5th.
Transcriptomics of D. magna under essential fatty acid limitation with Heidi Windisch and Enzyme activities and gene expression of D. pulex dependent on dietary quality with Anke Schwarzenberger
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Funded within DFG priority programme DynaTrait
Collaboration with the German Federal Environment Agency yields publications in Water Research, Environmental Pollution, and Environmental Science and Pollution Research
Stephanie Trench Fiol starts DAAD fellowship on metatranscriptomics in high altitude wetlands
Results of Sophie Groendahl's PhD thesis published in Scientific Reports, PloS One (2016), BMC Ecology, and PloS One (2017).
Collaboration project with the University of Koblenz-Landau published in Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry