Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB)

IGB profileSufficient clean water and intact bodies of water are essential to human welfare and the preservation of a unique fauna and flora. Rivers, lakes, water meadows and moors are among the ecosystems most influenced by humans. Climate change and rapid landscape change also increase the pressure on the water. Only sustainable management can protect aquatic ecosystems in the long term.
The Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB) is the largest German center for research on inland aquatic ecosystems and combines pure and applied conservation research. The IGB analyzes the structure and function of ecosystems under natural conditions and under the influence of diverse stressors.

Research interests include the long-term development of lakes, rivers and wetlands under rapidly changing environmental conditions, the restoration of ecosystems and the biodiversity of aquatic habitats.

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Director: Prof. Dr. Klement Tockner
M├╝ggelseedamm 310, 12587 Berlin
Phone: +49 30 64181-5
Staff: 186
Budget (Mio. EUR): 13,9
www.igb-berlin.de
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