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University of Duisburg and Essen, Aquatic Ecosystems Research Group, Universitätsstr. 5, D-45141 Essen, Germany

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    Freshwater & Biodiversity

    In the context of the GeneStream project we study biodiversity on all levels.

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    Species Diversity

    We assess species diversity in pristine and impaired freshwater ecosystems with traditional and novel DNA-based methods

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    Gene flow in impaired rivers

    Human activity has degraded most river ecosystems. We analyze the consequences of these alternations on gene flow and genetic diversity.

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    Biodiversity and Function

    Multiple anthopogenic stressors assess not only biodiversity but also ecological functions. We assess the link between both parameters in the GeneStream project

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    Breitenbach Ecosystem

    Many of our studies have been performed at the Breitenbach, one of the world's best studied stream ecosystem

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    In one subproject we assess how quickly species and genetic diversity is restored after stream rehabilitation programs

Biodiversity of freshwater ecosystems: From genes to ecosystems

GeneStream news

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6th iBOL Conference

Arne Beerman and Vasco Elbrecht have presented new research from the GeneStream project on the 6th International Barcode …

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New Publication

A new paper by Vasco und Florian has just been published in PLOS ONE. In the study, we were …

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Moving to University of D...

Florian has accepted a call for a full professorship (W2) in “Aquatic Ecosystems Research” at …

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New Lab ‘member': T...

DNA metabarcoding allows the identification of hundreds of specimens at the same time. This holds …

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Visiting Andres Aguilar (...

Monday last week, Vasco visited Andres Aguilar from California State University, to discuss eDNA methods for invasive …