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EcoChange - Assessment of Freshwater Ecosystems under Global Change

EcoChange - Assessment of Freshwater Ecosystems under Global Change

Leaders:  Nicola Fohrer (CAU Kiel)
Team:  Benjamin Burkhard
Year:  2009
Sponsors:  Sino-German Centre for Research Promotion, DFG/NSFC
Lifespan:  01.2009 - 12.2011
Is Finished:  yes

Project partners

Nanjing Institute of Geography and Limnology, Chinese Academy of Sciences; Ludwig-Maximilian-University Munich, Physical Geography and Remote Sensing; Department of Hydrology & Water Resources Management, Kiel University; Remote Sensing & GIS, School of Geography & Oceanography, Nanjing University, China; University of Tuebingen, Institute of Geography, Physical Geography and Soil Sciences, Institute of Soil Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Nanjing; Justus-Liebig-University Giessen, Institute of Soil Science and Soil Conservation, Changjiang River Scientific Institute (CRSRI), Dep. Soil & Water Conservation, Wuhan; Duisburg-Essen University, Institute of Biology, Applied Zoology/Hydrobiology; Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries, Berlin; RWTH Aachen University, Academic and Research Department Engineering Hydrology
Nanjing Agricultural University, Agricultural Economical Research Institute; East China Normal University, Faculty of Resources and Environmental Sciences, Shanghai

Short description

The Sino-German network EcoChange will be established to bring together experts in the field of hydrology, hydrobiology, remote sensing, soil science and ecosystem theory to assess the impacts of global change on freshwater ecosystems by identifying meaningful ecological indicators. These indicators will be brought together in a comprehensive indicator model to support integrated decisions in sustainable freshwater management.

Benjamin Burkhard completed this project at the Christian-Albrechts-University Kiel.