On Tuesday, November 8th, took place the kick-off meeting for the project InterBird in the directorate of national park Sarród Kócsagvár. Working group leader Robert Ptacnik and WCL-researcher Zsófia Horváth talked about their activities in the course of this interregional project. In the focus of their work is the food web of soda pans from primary produciton to birds. The basic aim of the project is the cross-border coordination of activities and research of nature protection for the perpetuation of biodiverstiy.
In September started the new FWF-project „GROW“, a cooperation between working group leader Martin Kainz and Ariana Chiapella (USA), who will work at WasserCluster for one year. In this project we will investigate dietary trajectories from various food sources to fish in established mesocosm settings.
The delineation of trophic pathways in aquatic food webs is necessary for evaluating the structure and flow of energy among organisms. Understanding the importance of each energy pathway is also necessary for studying food webs in the context of anthropogenic stressors.
Jonathan Chase, German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research, Leipzig: "Quantifying biodiversity change in the Anthropocene: We know less than we think", Nov 2nd, 15:00, WCL
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