Find out what it is like to be a freshwater researcher and read reflective interviews with members of different EU research project teams speaking about what they do, why their work is important, fun stories from the field, and their inspiration and key moments that got them into a career as a freshwater researcher. You can find all interviews on our.
Nicolas Bailly from the. Nicolas is an ichthyologist (that’s someone who studies fish for those of you not versed in the world of fish). He is the project manager of FishBase and scientific advisor to SeaLifeBase.
Sebastian is a researcher at the. He is a specialist in the ecological assessment of European freshwaters, and his work on the topic has contributed to the design and implementation of the Water Framework Directive.
Interview with Núria Bonada, a specialist in aquatic insects and the ecology of Mediterranean rivers at the. She is modelling future distributions of freshwater organisms in European catchments under global change scenarios.
Tuba is a researcher from thein Turkey. Tuba’s research uses computer modelling techniques to study the potential impacts of climate change on freshwaters in the Mediterranean region.
Laurence is a freshwater ecologist at the. He works on the impacts of eutrophication and climate change on lakes and helped to develop a phytoplankton classification tool for UK lakes for the WFD.
Will Darwall, head of the, is working on the ecology and conservation of aquatic ecosystems in developing countries. Watch also a , outlining some of the key challenges for freshwater biodiversity.
Aaike De Wever
Aaike De Wever, former BioFresh Science Officer at the, is coordinating the development of the .
Christian is an aquatic biologist at theand has expertise in river assessment, multivariate statistics, hydromorphology and the analysis of biodiversity patterns.
Daniel Hering is research group leader at theat the University of Duisburg-Essen in Germany. He is the coordinator of several national and international projects on Water Framework Directive implementation and river restoration.
Paul Jepson,, was leading a workpackage in BioFresh, to strengthen evidence-based policy making and conservation planning for freshwater ecosystems through the effective communication and dissemination of the project’s results.
Interview with Szabolcs Lengyel, co-leader of theat University of Debrecen in Hungary.
Yannis is a hydrologist and senior researcher at theof Athens, Greece. He works in the fields of hydrology, water quality and water resources management.
Thierry’s research at thefocuses on the role of different spatial scales in the regulation of freshwater communities. He also examines the consequences of anthropogenic effects, including climate change, on freshwater communities structure and function.
Rafaela is a scientist, lecturer and project co-ordinator at the. Her research examines how fish populations respond to different ecological stresses at a variety of different scales.
Astrid is a river ecologist (focus benthic invertebrates) atwith expertise in design and management of (web-based) databases. She established and maintains and is editor in chief of the .
Anne Lyche Solheim
Anne is a senior researcher at the. Her specialisations include the ecological assessment of freshwaters for the Water Framework Directive, and the co-ordination and implementation of major EU projects.
Interview with Sonja Stendera, a former freshwater scientist and team member at the University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany, now working as environmental coordinator for implementing the Water Framework Directive.
Klementis the Director of the, an independent and interdisciplinary research centre dedicated to the creation, dissemination, and application of knowledge about freshwater ecosystems.
Angus Webb,, is an ecologist and expert for Systematic Reviews and Bayesian Statistical Modelling. Christian Feld talked to Angus at the kickoff meeting of the in Spain in February 2014.