19 Mar 2016 · News-Timeline

Election: News Members in the Executive Board

Unanimously elected to represent the Section as the new Executive Board (f.l.t.r): Maria Mittag, Regine Jahn, Karin Glaser, Peter Kroth, Andreas Holzingern, Maike Lorenz, Claudia Büchel. Photo: Kerstin Hoef-Emnden (pleaase click to enlarge)

During the regular election of the executive board, four new members were elected and others changes their offices since several of the former members no longer stood for reelection. They had held their positions for several terms in a row. The new board consists of Chairperson: Dr. Regine Jahn (BGBM), Deputy Chairperson: Prof. Dr. Maria Mittag (Uni Jena), Secretary: Assoz.-Prof. Dr. Andreas Holzinger (Uni Innsbruck), Treasurer: Dr. Maike Lorenz, Assessor: Prof. Dr. Claudia Büchel (Uni Frankfurt), Graduate Assessor: Dr. Karin Glaser (Uni Rostock) and Delegate in the Federation of European Phycological Societies (FEPS): Prof. Dr. Peter Kroth (Uni Konstanz).
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23 Sep 2016 · News-Timeline · Publication

Soda Lakes of East Africa

In the book "Soda lakes of East Africa" 30 well known experts summarize their research findings about the alkaline-saline lakes of East Africa, which include the world-famous “flamingo lakes”. It covers the full range of issues, from the lakes’ origin and history, life in and around these unique water bodies, to utilization, threats and management considerations. The three main parts of the book focus on

  • "Genesis, physics and chemistry” tackles lake development and the astounding physico-chemistry of the lakes.
  • “Organisms and ecology” presents information about the many lake inhabitants, their interactions and adaptations to the extreme living conditions.
  • “Utilization, management and perspectives” addresses threats such as lake exploitation and pollution, but also considers potential uses.

The authors, all of whom are leading international experts, summarize research done so far, highlight new and important findings, and provide future outlooks. This book, edited by Section's member Michael Schagerl and published by Springer, will be particularly relevant to researchers and lecturers in the field of limnology and aquatic ecology, but is also designed to attract all those interested in nature and life on our planet. The royalty is fully donated to Medécins sans frontiers (Ärzte ohne Grenzen).

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