Contact - Freshwater Information Platform

Parts of the Freshwater Information Platform were developed as “Global Freshwater Biodiversity Information Platform” in the BioFresh project and are continued herewith.

The Freshwater Information Platform is a common idea and endeavour of the following institutes: 

University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences,
Institute of Hydrobiology and Aquatic Ecosystem Management (BOKU), Vienna - Austria

Astrid Schmidt-Kloiber

University of Duisburg-Essen, Aquatic Ecology (UDE), Essen - Germany

Daniel Hering
Jörg Strackbein

Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB), Berlin - Germany

Sonja Jähnig
Vanessa Bremerich

Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences (RBINS), Brussels - Belgium

Koen Martens
Aaike De Wever

Web team
Contact the team

Astrid Schmidt-Kloiber (BOKU) & Jörg Strackbein (UDE)

Picture credits

Astrid Schmidt-Kloiber (BOKU), Vanessa Bremerich (IGB), Jörg Strackbein (UDE), iStock photo © Anna-Yarullina, Fotolia © coramax, wikipedia

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Angaben gemäß § 6 TDG

Jörg Strackbein
Fakultät für Biologie, Aquatische Ökologie &
Zentrum für Wasser- und Umweltforschung(ZWU)
Universität Duisburg-Essen
Universitätsstrasse 2
D-45141 Essen