EU network of mesocosms facilities for research on marine and freshwater ecosystems open for global collaboration.

Forschungsverbund Berlin e.V. – Leibniz-Institut für Gewässerökologie und Binnenfischerei

Forschungsverbund Berlin e.V. - Leibniz-Institut für Gewässerökologie und Binnenfischerei

Short name: FVB-IGB
Contact name: Jens C. Nejstgaard
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Partner Description

The Leibniz-Institut für Gewässerökologie und Binnenfischerei (FVBIGB) is a research institute of the Leibniz Association and member of the Berlin-Brandenburg Institute of Advanced Biodiversity Research (BBIB; www.bbib.org). FVB-IGB is dedicated to generating, disseminating and applying knowledge about freshwater ecosystems (www.igb-berlin.de). Working in close partnership with the scientific community, agencies and the private sector, FVB-IGB seeks to advance basic science and develop innovative solutions to pressing problems facing fresh waters and humans.

Role and Commitment of key person(s)

Jens C. Nejstgaard (m, PhD 1997 marine biology) Plankton ecologist with 30 years of experience in leading international mesocosm experiments. Leader of the FP7 EU project MESOAQUA (to which this proposal is a direct follow-up and extension) and Co-PI on the first successful marine mesocosm experiments in the Arctic. ISI WoS statistics: 60 papers (including 38 on mesocosm experiments), 1700 citations, h-Index 25. Project role: Project Coordinator, Leader WP1: Consortium Management, Tasks Leader WP2.1: Review of AQUACOSM science focus and services, WP2.5: Strategy for the future, Co-Leader WP6: TA1: Provision of transnational access to all AQUACOSM facilities, Co-Leader WP7: JRA1:Transforming leading freshwater and marine technologies to enable pan-European experimental ecosystem studies in all climates, contribute to all WPs.

Stella A. Berger (f, PhD 2005 limnology) Aquatic ecologist with 15 years experience in mesocosm experiments focusing on plankton dynamics under climate-change scenarios and multiple stressors. Worked at LMU Munich (DFG-Priority Project AQUASHIFT), at UIB in Bergen, Norway, (Project MESOAQUA) and at FVB-IGB’s LakeLab. ISI WoS statistics: 15 papers,387 citations, h-index 8. Project role: Leader WP6 TA1: Provision of transnational access to all AQUACOSM facilities; Task Co-Leader WP5.1.AQUACOSM Website: Development of the AQUACOSM website providing a central coordinating infrastructure for aquatic mesocosm research in Europe and globally; Task Leader WP5.2 AQUACOSM TA portal: Providing Information about, attracting, networking and coordinating AQUACOSM Transnational Access provision to all partner facilities through the website; Task Co-Leader WP7.4; Participant Task WP7.6.

Mark O. Gessner (m, PhD 1991 limnology) Head of FVB-IGB’s Dep. of Experimental Limnology and professor of aquatic science at the Berlin Institute of Technology. He has broad scientific expertise on streams, lakes and wetlands with an emphasis on ecosystem processes, biodiversity, climate change, and multiple stressors. ISI WoS statistics: 101 papers, 7208 citations,h-index 41. Project role: Task Leader WP6.1 Provision of TA to FVB IGB: IGB-LakeLab; Contributior to WP5.

Katharina Makower (f) PostDoc. Project role: Project Manager.

Jessica Andrä (f) long experience in leading international projects. Project role: Financial Manager.

Address

Forschungsverbund Berlin e.V. - Leibniz-Institut für Gewässerökologie und Binnenfischerei
Müggelseedamm 301 and 310
12587 Berlin
Germany