Gravel Pit Lake

01.06.2016 - 31.05.2021

The project examines ecological and social importance of small, artificial lakes and simultaneously checks the possibilities how to increase, by implementing a good fishery practice, sustainability of those. The goal is to enhance and promote the biodiversity in small gravel pits lakes.


CFOOD stands for Collaborative for Food from Our Oceans Data and is a term we use to describe the loose network of scientists who work together to better understand the science of fisheries sustainability. The CFOOD network has been building and maintaining a range of data bases on the status of fish stocks. Expert fisheries scientists from around the world help identify data for the data bases and provide quality control on the data and publications.


CoCCoN is an interdisciplinary network supported through the strategic partnership program between Princeton University and Humboldt Universität zu Berlin. Our aim is to focus on two main questions: (1) the role of social interactions and interaction networks for dynamics of complex social, socio-economic and socio-ecologial systems, and (2) fundamental dynamics governing the spreading of behavior, so-called “behavioral contagion”, and its role in collective cognition.


01.01.2015 - 31.12.2018

IMPRESS is an Innovative Training Network (ITN) of the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions funded by the EU Research and Innovation Programme Horizon 2020.
The main objectives of IMPRESS are:
- To develop innovative production strategies for the conservation and management of endangered freshwater fish species
- To train a new generation of researchers with multi-disciplinary skills needed in the emerging field of reintroduction biology


The objective of the ALTER-Net funded Lake Fish Telemetry Group is to form collaborations among research groups that collect freshwater fish movement data via acoustic telemetry or other high-resolution tracking technology. By sharing large volumes of data collected from lakes across countries and continents, we can conduct replicated analyses of spatiotemporal fish behaviour, and examine big ecological questions that are impossible to examine from a single lake alone.


23.05.18 – 30.04.19

PIKEPERCH investigates the impact of catch-and-release angling on the reproductive output of nest-guarding pikeperch (Sander lucioperca) during spawning- and thus closed seasons....


Anglers have an important ecological-heiferic function, for example in the context of the management of waters and the protection of fish species. Increased attention is, however, also drawn to the possible interference of anglers and the fishing for animals and plants, for example by impact damage or the raising of water-bearing songbirds. The exact effects on the environment will be examined more closely in this project ...