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Moving to University of Duisburg and Essen

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Florian has accepted a call for a full professorship (W2) in “Aquatic Ecosystems Research” at University of Duisburg and Essen. Now the whole team will be moving to Essen to setup the new and excellent lab facilities. Our cooperations with the team at Ruhr University Bochum will continue.

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Guest researchers from Tehran

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Welcome to Ahmad-Reza Katouzian and his wife Mona from the University of Tehran. Ahmad-Reza is investigating the biodiversity and phylogeography of Iranian amphipods in his PhD thesis. In the six month of his stay in our group he will apply genetic methods to uncover at least some the hidden mysteries of that group. Phto 1: […]

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GfBS Conference Bonn

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This week, Arne and Florian attend the Annual meeting of the Society for Biological Systematics (GfBS) in Bonn. Topic of the meeting is: “Demands for taxonomic expertise – for whom and in which format?” We will present results of the GeneStream project and Florian will give a plenary lecture with the title “Improvement of freshwater […]

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Entomology Congress Frankfurt

From March 2nd until March 5th the annual meeting of the German Society for general and applied Entomology (the largest Central-European entomological society) took place at Goethe University, Frankfurt (am Main). Steffen Pauls from the BiK-F Centre had organised an “Aquatic Entomology” session, in which Florian gave a talk on the topic “Can DNA based […]

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Talk at the University of Koblenz and Landau

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On February 19th 2015 Florian was invited for a talk with the title “The potential of genetic tools to study stressor impacts on freshwater biodiversity” at University of Koblenz and Landau, Working group Ecotoxicology & Environment.

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Talk at University of Toulouse

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On December 4th 2014, Florian was invited for a talk at the University of Toulouse (Paul Sabatier) at the Laboratoire Evolution et Diversite Biologique. Title of the talk:  “From genes to ecosystems – What is the benefit of integrating the level of genetic diversity to study freshwater ecosystems under stress?”. Florian was invited by Maria Alp, a […]

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Aufnahme in Graduiertenschule IGB

Im Rahmen der Internationalen Graduiertenschule Biowissenschaften (IGB) haben gestern die Doktoranden Arne Beermann, Hannah Schweyen, Martina Weiss und Vasco Elbrecht (GeneStream Projekt) gemeinsam mit Jan Macher (LS Evolutionsökologie) die Konzepte ihrer Dissertationsprojekte verteidigt. Dies ist Voraussetzung für eine Dissertation an der Fakultät für Biologie und Biotechnologie. Herzlichen Glückwunsch zu den erfolgreichen Vorstellungen! Foto: Martina bei […]

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New publication: RAD-seq

A new publication of the GeneStream Team has appeared in a special issue of “The Biological Bulletin” entitled “Discovering Diversity with High-Throughput Approaches”. First author Hannah Schweyen and last author Florian Leese are part of the GeneStream Team. The publication is part of a collaboration with Andrey Rozenberg, also from the Department of Animal Ecology, […]

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Talk at EAWAG (Switzerland)

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Akademientag 2014

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New publication

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A new publication by Martina Weiss from the GeneStream Team has just been published in the journal Hydrobiologia. In the work we could show that inside the nominal species Gammarus fossarum there are by far more species that currently known. Hydrobiologia January 2014, Volume 721, Issue 1, pp 165-184 Molecular evidence for further overlooked species within the Gammarus fossarumcomplex […]

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Website update

We’re currently translating our page (see language choice button at the lower left corner of the site). This may take some days.

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Guest researcher visit

Last week, Katarina Goffova from the Zoological Institute of the Slovak Academy of Sciences joint the GeneStream Team for a 3-week research visit. During her visit, Katarina will work with members of the GeneStream Team and Maximilian Schweinsberg from the Department of Animal Ecology, Evolution and Biodiversity to learn new molecular and bioinformatic techniques that […]

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Advanced course: Population genetics and Phylogeny

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Since three weeks we’re running our annual advanced course in “Population Genetics & Phylogeny” at the Department of Animal Ecology, Evolution and Biodiversity.  In the course, which is a four-week full-day (+night) endeavour, we teach practical skill (lab techniques / bioinformatics) as well as theoretical concepts in population genetics and phylogeny. As in the last […]

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Vortrag Florian Altermatt

Am Donnerstag, 6.2.2014 wird uns Dr. Florian Altermatt von der EAWAG (CH) besuchen. Im Rahmen seines Besuchs wird Florian einen öffentlichen Vortrag mit dem Titel “Diversity patterns and dispersal processes in riverine metacommunities” innerhalb des Biodiversitätskolloquiums halten. Zeitpunkt: 16:15h Ort: ND 03/99 Alle Interessenten sind herzlich willkommen!   Zum Inhalt: Understanding the effect of spatial habitat […]

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Talk at Uni Bielefeld

This Wednesday, Florian was invited by Joe Hoffman of University of Bielefeld to present the new results of the GeneStream project as part of the “Animal Behaviour and Evolution” Seminar Series.  

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DGL conference + Poster award

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The Annual Meeting of the German Limnological Society in Magdeburg is over. Beside many excellent talks and posters the conference offered a platform for scientific exchange with our colleagues and friends. We are in particular proud that Martina Weiss has been awarded a price for the best scientific poster (“Genetic diversity and connectivity in Gammarus […]

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DGL Meeting Magdeburg

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From the 29th of September until the 2rd of October we will attend the Annual Meeting of the German Limnological Society (DGL). The GeneStream Team will present new results from the project in five talks and two posters. Also, Florian will organize a special conference session on molecular biogeography and systematics on monday together with […]

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Invitation talk

Tomorrow, Thursday 18.09.2014 we’ll have a talk at 2 p.m. in our seminar room NDEF 05-152. Title: “Effects of multiple stressors on stream structure and functioning“. Presenter: Our guest Romana Salis (University of Otago). Guest are welcome!

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International Realisation Budget

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We are happy to announce that Vasco Elbrecht was awarded with an “International Realisation Budget” by the RUB Research School Plus. Congratulations! With the funding, international cooperation partners will be visited and the results of our research will be presented on international conferences. We are looking forward to keep you updated on this blog.

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Guest research from NZ

Romana Salis, a researcher from our collaborators in New Zealand (Stream Team, University of Otago, Prof Christoph Matthaei), is currently in Bochum to conduct analyses on the impact of agricultural stressors on stream biodiversity. Welcome once more to our team!!  

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Article GeneStream Project

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A short article on the GeneStream Project has just appeared in the Science Magazin of the Ruhr University, RUBIN. In the center of the article is the mesocosm experiment that we’ve just completed at the Felderbach. For Information (German and English) see below: http://rubin.rub.de/de/artenvielfalt-auf-dem-rueckmarsch http://rubin.rub.de/en/biodiversity-decline

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JASM Conference in Portland

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Some of us are in Portland (Oregon, USA) at the moment, participating in the large international  JOINT AQUATIC SCIENCES MEETING. Here, we present new scientific results in three talks and one poster. At the same time, the conference is perfect to meet many of our cooperation partners and friends and discuss ongoing and future project work. […]

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(Deutsch) Welttag der Biodiversität

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New Publikation

This week a new publication to which the GeneStream contributed appeared in the journal “Freshwater Biology”. Lead author of the conceptual paper is Steffen Pauls of the Biodiversity and Climate Research Center (Frankfurt a.M., Germany). In the publication, we outline the new developments in molecular methods and their potential for aquatic ecology. SU Pauls, M Alp, M […]

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