Workgroup Aquatic Chemical Ecology
Prof. Dr. Eric von Elert

News

The group's invited seminar guests - winter term 2014/15:

February 4th, Matthias Schott, University of Giessen
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January 28th, Prof. Dr. Mark Gessner, Leibniz-Institute for Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB)
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January 21st, Dr. Cristina Dorador, Universidad de Antofagasta, Chile
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December 17th, Prof. Dr. Dieter Ebert, Univ. Basel, Switzerland
"Population genetics of host-parasite coevolution"

(all seminars at 4 p.m. in the lecture hall (room 0.024) of the Cologne Biocenter (building 304);
see details on the seminar schedule at the Ecology main page)


Two new DFG-funded projects started within SPP 1704 - DynaTrait!


Please welcome our new PhD student Maja Ilic and BSc student Alice Glagau!
See Maja's and Alice'spersonal sites for more information on their research!


The group's invited seminar guests - summer term 2014:

April 23rd, Patrick Fink, Workgroup Aquatic Chemical Ecology
"The challenged consumer: aquatic herbivores’ response to heterogeneous resource quantity and quality"
June 4th, Prof. Dr. Christian Laforsch, University of Bayreuth
"Novel insights into inducible morphological defences in Daphnia"
June 25th, Progress seminar 1 - Workgroup Aquatic Chemical Ecology
"Differential peptide labeling (iTRAQ) in LC-MS/MS based proteomics in Daphnia" by Christoph and
"Detoxification vs. transportation – cyanobacterial toxins in Daphnia magna" by Thomas
July 2nd, Progress seminar 2 - Workgroup Aquatic Chemical Ecology
"Role of food quality and volatile foraging kairomones in steering littoral snail-periphyton interactions" by Jana and
"Interactions of consumer and resource diversity" Sophie
August 21st, Dr. Martha Hengst, Universidad de Antofagasta, Chile
"Microbial biodiversity in extremely arid environments"

(all seminars at 4 p.m. in the lecture hall (room 0.024) of the Cologne Biocenter (building 304);
see details on the seminar schedule at the Ecology main page)


Please welcome our new BSc students Anne Kreutzer, Jaqueline Langer, Laura Ganss and Sebastian Kallabis!
See Anne's, Jacqueline's, Laura's and Sebastian'spersonal sites for more information on their research!


The group's invited seminar guests - winter term 2013/14:

Oct 23rd, Dr. Chris Harrod, Queen Mary University, London, UK
"Stable isotopes as tools in ecology and evolutionary biology"
Oct 30th, Prof. Dr. Herwig Stibor, LMU Munich
"Phytoplankton diversity , light use efficiency and productivity"
Jan, 29th, Dr. Maria Kahlert, Swedish Agricultural University, Uppsala, Sweden
"Freshwater benthic algae - why bother identifying?"

(all seminars at 4 p.m. in the lecture hall (room 0.024) of the Cologne Biocenter (building 304);
see details on the seminar schedule at the Ecology main page)


Please welcome our new MSc students Nicole Roth and Jasmin Jülicher, BSc student Gianluca Sharbaf Azari and our State examination candidate Tabea Scheiner!
See Nicole's, Jasmin's, Luca's and Tabea's personal sites for more information on their research!


Student talk award at SIL 2013!

SIL 2013 Meeting Budapest, Hungary

Jana, Thomas and Christoph participated in this year's XXXIIth meeting of the International Society for Limnology (SIL) in Budapest, Hungary.
There, Christoph won the prize for the second best student presentation of the conference!


Group trip 2012

The group's canoeing trip on the river Erft in July 2013


Please welcome our new BSc students Kerstin Vasters and Jens Schröder!
See Kerstin's and Jens' personal sites for more information on their research!


The group's invited seminar guests - summer term 2013:

April 17th, Dr. Andreja Ramsak, Marine Biological Station Piran, Slovenia
"Phylogeographic patterns and ecology of jellyfish"

June 5th, Progress seminar - Workgroup Aquatic Chemical Ecology
by Jana and Christoph: "Current research trends in the Workgroup Aquatic Chemical Ecology"

July 10th, Prof. Dr. Henner Hollert, RWTH Aachen
"Bioanalytische und integrierte Methoden zur Hochwasser- und Sedimentbewertung"

(all seminars at 4 p.m. in the lecture hall (room 0.024) of the Cologne Biocenter (building 304);
see details on the seminar schedule at the Ecology main page)


Dr. Christian Küster successfully defended his PhD thesis on January 18th!
Congratulations!
Click here for more information on his research!


Sophie Gröndahl started her PhD thesis in a new
DFG-funded project on "interactions between consumer and resource diversity"


The group's invited seminar guests - winter 2012/13:

October 24th, Dr. Dominik Martin-Creuzburg, University of Konstanz
"Nutritional constraints in aquatic food webs: a biochemical view"

November 21st, Dr. Dörthe Becker, University of Münster
"Evolution and molecular basis of cellular stress responses: How the microcrustacean Daphnia copes with acute and chronic environmental change"

November 28th, Dr. Rene Gergs, University of Koblenz-Landau
"Stable isotope in evolutionary invasion ecology - Insight into changing food web structures in freshwater systems"

January 16th, Progress seminar - Workgroup Aquatic Chemical Ecology
by Mark and Thomas: "Current research trends in the Workgroup Aquatic Chemical Ecology"

(all seminars at 4 p.m. in the lecture hall (room 0.024) of the Cologne Biocenter (building 304);
see details on the seminar schedule at the Ecology main page)


Please welcome our new BSc students Ina Jantsch, Lea von Ganski and Giovanna Vella!
See Ina's, Lea's and Giovanna's personal sites for more information on their research!


Group trip 2012

The group's trip on the Wuppertrail in September 2012


Support for the anti-violence campaign of 1. FC Köln football club:

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The group's invited seminar guests - summer 2012:

April 04th, Dr. Piotr Dawidowicz, University of Warzaw, Poland
"Predation risk and evolution of Daphnia logevity"
June 13th, Prof. Dr. Thomas Berendonk, Dresden Technical University
"Evolution in freshwater microbes: Adaptation in Paramecium and coevolution of endosymbiotic bacteria to temperature, and evolution of antibiotic resistance in natural populations of bacteria"
(all seminars at 4 p.m. in the seminar room of the Cologne Biocenter; see details on the seminar schedule at the Ecology main page)


2012 ASLO Aquatic Sciences Meeting: Voyages of Discovery

Special session on Aquatic Chemical Ecology at the ASLO 2012 Aquatic Sciences Meeting at Lake Biwa, Japan.
The session is organized by Patrick and Alexander Wacker from the University of Potsdam. Contact us via e-mail for further information. (replace [at] by @ in the e-mail address)


Cologne Spring Meeting 2012
Cologne Spring Meeting 2012
Molecular Ecology and Evolution


Please welcome our new BSc students Lisa Blümel and Christoph Wittich!
See Lisa's and Christoph's personal sites for more information on their research!


New projects for Bachelors or Master theses available!
If you are interested to do your Bachelors or Masters thesis in the field of
functional and/or chemical ecology, contact Eric von Elert or Patrick Fink via e-mail!
For details also see our recently updated research profile.


New group logo online: (by Christoph, Dec, 2, 2011)


The group's invited seminar guests - winter 2011/12:

January 25th, Dr. Rainer Kurmayer, Institute for Limnology, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Mondsee, Austria
"Microevolution of toxin production in Cyanobacteria"
November 9th, Prof. Dr. Paul C. Frost, Trent University, Canada
"Physiological consequences of nutritional constraints on aquatic consumers: What happens when food goes bad and why we should care"
(all seminars at 4 p.m. in the seminar room of the Cologne Biocenter; see details on the seminar schedule at the Ecology main page)


New book soon to be published on "Chemical Ecology in Aquatic Systems"!
Edited by Christer Brönmark and Lars-Anders Hansson with a chapter on "Information conveyed by chemical cues" by Eric von Elert
Available from Oxford university press from March 2012 as Hardback and Paperback (external links).


Field sampling impressions, summer 2011: (click on pictures to enlarge)

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Please welcome our new BSc student Annika Schirmer!
See Annika's personal site for more information on her research!


Please welcome our new guest scientists: Dr. Mohammad Reza Ghomi and Dr. Tomasz Brzezinski!
See the personal sites of Mohammad and Tomek for more information on their research!


The group's invited seminar guests - summer 2011:

May 25th, Dr. Erik Selander, Technical University of Denmark & Tjärnö Marine Station, Univ. Gothenburg, Sweden
June 1st, Dr. Tomasz Brzezinski, Warsaw University, Poland
(all seminars at 4 p.m. in the seminar room of the Cologne Biocenter)


The group's invited seminar guests - winter 2010/2011:

December 15th, Prof. Dr. Valerio Zupo, University of Naples, Italy
January 19th, Prof. Dr. Konrad Dettner, University of Bayreuth
(all seminars at 4 p.m. in the seminar room of the Cologne Biocenter)


2011 ASLO Aquatic Sciences Meeting: Limnology and Oceanography in a Changing World

Special session on Aquatic Chemical Ecology at the ASLO 2011 Aquatic Sciences Meeting in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
The session is organized by Patrick and Alexander Wacker from the University of Potsdam. Contact us via e-mail for further information.
(replace [at] by @ in the e-mail address)


New research project funded by DFG!

Within this project, Jana Mölzner started work as a PhD student,
continuing her MSc thesis work on the chemical ecology of freshwater gastropods.
Click here for more information on her research!


Dr. Anke Schwarzenberger graduated and started a new Post-doc project in our group!

Anke finished her PhD with her thesis defense on January 28th and immediatedly started
a new post-doc project in our group within SFB 680 from February 1st
Click here for more information on her research!


Since November 2009, we have a new address at the Cologne Biocenter:

Cologne Biocenter
University of Cologne
Zülpicher Strasse 47b
50674 Köln
Germany





A new ground-breaking discovery in limnological research: Cyclomorphosis in Daphnia DGLensis!
(also known as "Clara", the "Young Limnologists Award" of the German Limnological Society (DGL))



Summer course 2007 - Chemical Ecology of Lakes : click on picture for further information.


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