June 21-22, 2021

CRC General Assembly

On June 21 to 22 we met to update each other about the progress and further plans of each individual project, and to discuss the underlying principles of our CRC. Furthermore, we heard a great presentation of Klement Tockner (Senkenberg) on “Rivers without water”. All in all, it was a successful meeting that also helped to improve the collaboration and the team spirit in the CRC.

June 01, 2021


Today a workshop on "good scientific practice" for the CRC PI's (Principal investigators) held by Valentina Vasilov of the Graduate Center Plus of the University of Duisburg-Essen. We got really valuable input for creating awareness for doctoral students and potential measures to implement in the CRC.

May 28, 2021

First ExStream experiment finished

After about one and a half month, starting with the construction of the system on April 12, the ExStream outdoor mesocosm finished successfully on May 28.

The ExStream experiment is one of the central experimental systems in the CRC. This time we applied a salinity gradient and reduced flow velocity as stressors. The samples taken from the mesocosms will keep several projects of the CRC busy.