Our Structure

The Department of Limnology and Bio-Oceanography unites six different research labs. Their research focuses on the following fields: Fish Ecology, Benthic Communities & Bioindication, Phycology, Stream Biogeochemistry, Biological Oceanography and Marine Benthic Ecology. The department also participates in two Key Research Areas of the Faculty of Life Sciences - Microbial Ecology and Ecosystems and Symbiosis.

Benthic Communities & Bioindication

We explore ecosystem structure and functioning in streams and floodplain waters...

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Phycology

Around 50% of atmospheric oxygen originates from algae.

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Fish Ecology

We study fish ecology in rivers by undertaking experiments in the laboratory and in the field.

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Stream Biogeochemistry

Streams connect the land to the oceans. Our research concerns the biogeochemical transformations that take place along this journey…

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Microbial Oceanography

We focus on deciphering the metabolic activity of Bacteria and Archaea thriving in the open ocean …

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Marine Benthic Ecology

Chemosynthesis thrives in a variety of marine benthic ecosystems at all depths of the oceans.

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