We are looking for young freshwater scientists and members of limnological societies within the European Federation for Freshwater Sciences (EFFS), or those aiming to join one of them to form teams (a minimum two persons) for our EUROPONDS mission.
This study aims to test the hypotheses that the biodiversity and nutritional value of emerging insects will be higher in ponds with lower trophic status, yet the biomass of insects will be higher in ponds with higher trophic status. Our objective is to investigate: the taxonomy and biomass (biodiversity); and the energy content and dietary quality, as measured by total lipids and their fatty acids (nutritional value for subsequent consumers) of emerging insects from ponds across Europe.
Detailed information about the projects aims and tasks, as well as other organizational aspects, can be found here or visit our website.
In order to participate in the project, interested young freshwater researchers should send the details requested here to the project’s official email: firstname.lastname@example.org. The application deadline is midnight GMT June 30th 2020.
For additional questions and external collaborations through the EUROPONDS network, do not hesitate to contact us at email@example.com (Biljana) and firstname.lastname@example.org (Lena). Any additional ideas are welcome!
The 3rd Collaborative European Freshwater Science Project for Young Researchers EUROPONDS was awarded by a joint initiative by the European Federation of Freshwater Sciences (EFFS) board, the European Fresh and Young Researchers (EFYR), and representatives of the Fresh Blood for Fresh Water (FBFW) meetings.