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Water Resources and Environment

Programme 2024

Jana Isanta-Navarro

Changing life in lakes - human impacts on trophic interactions

Monday, 19 February 2024, 3 p.m.
Brückstraße 3a, 39114 Magdeburg, Seminar Room

The Anthropocene is characterized by rapidly changing environments. Human activities have caused or intensified stress on ecological communities and the species within them. Stressors, influencing survival and reproduction, result in altered selective pressures on organisms. Adaptive responses to altered selection pressure can range from physiological phenotypic plasticity to changes in the microbiome, and evolutionary adaptation. These responses can in turn feedback on ecological processes at the population and community level with consequences for the entire ecosystem functioning. Adaptive responses to stress can prevent or promote abrupt transitions between alternative stable states of ecosystems. Understanding the complexity of interacting ecological and evolutionary processes ecological communities use to deal with their changing world is highly needed if we want to predict, plan for, and manage societal effects of climate change.
Join me here in exploring how ecosystem change can lead to evolutionary change in plankton communities of lake ecosystems.    


22 January 2024
Ann-Marie Waldvogel (University Cologne)


27 November 2023 - UFZ-Magdeburg
Christian Shürings (University Duisburg-Essen)

16 November 2023 - UFZ-Magdeburg
Emanuel Wyler (Max Delbrück Center, Berlin)

13 November 2023 - UFZ-Magdeburg
Thad Scott  (Center for Reservoir and Aquatic Systems Research, Baylor University)

16 October 2023 - UFZ-Magdeburg
Dominik Martin-Creuzburg  (BTU Cottbus)

5 October 2023 - UFZ-Magdeburg
Jorrit Mesman (Uppsala University, Sweden)

18 September 2023 - UFZ-Magdeburg
Carsten Simon (Department of Analytical Chemistry, UFZ-Leipzig)

19 June 2023 - UFZ-Magdeburg
Matthias Schmidt (Department of Isotope Biogeochemistry UFZ)

30 May 2023 - UFZ-Magdeburg
Norbert Jardin (Ruhrverband Essen)

17 April 2023 - UFZ-Magdeburg
Alexander Wacker (University of Greifswald, Zoological Institute and Museum, Dept. Animal Ecology)

20 March 2023 - UFZ-Magdeburg
Michael Hügler (TZW Karlsruhe: DVGW-Technologiezentrum Wasser)

6 March 2023 - UFZ-Magdeburg
Matthias Mauder (TU Dresden, Lehrstuhl für Meteorologie)

20 February 2023 - UFZ-Magdeburg
Alo Laas, Krista Alikas & Kersti Kangro (Estonian University of Life Sciences, Tartu, Estonia)

10 January 2023 - UFZ-Magdeburg
Peter Frenzel & Thomas Kasper (Uni Jena)