The study project will be conducted within the “Baggersee Project” as a research collaboration between the University of Duisburg-Essen, Department of Aquatic Ecology, and the Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB). The main aim of the “Baggersee Project” is to assess freshwater biodiversity in gravel pit lakes in the Lower Saxony region in Germany. Biodiversity of fish, birds, amphibians, dragonflies and macroinvertebrate communities is assessed to gain important information about sustainable management conducted in an ecological way which can improve ecosystem biodiversity.

The “Baggersee Project” includes 20 lakes which are used to analyse the role of sustainable management and increased habitat diversity on the lake biota. The study offered here, will focus on the identification and analysis of the benthic macroinvertebrates.

Contact: Dr. Allessandro Manfrin