Who ?

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 Thibault DATRY
Freshwater ecologist IRSTEA, Lyon, France
Main research interests:
Community ecology
Ecosystem ecology
Hyporheic zones
Intermittent rivers

Thibault Datry is a freshwater ecologist working at IRSTEA, Lyon, France. He received a PhD from the University of Lyon (2003) and his Habilitation (2013). He has special expertise on freshwater biodiversity, ecosystem functioning, and river management, with a strong interest for intermittent rivers and surface water-groundwater interactions. In the past 10 years, he has published over 50 peer-reviewed papers on stream and groundwater ecology, and has been on the Editorial Board of ‘Freshwater Science’ since 2007. He has organized two Special Issues and co-organized several Special Sessions on intermittent rivers at international conferences, and currently leads IRBAS (Intermittent River Biodiversity Analysis and Synthesis), an international research program exploring biodiversity patterns in intermittent rivers at the global scale. He also editing a book for Elsevier with Núria Bonada and Andrew Boulton on intermittent river and ephemeral stream ecology and management. More info here.

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Roland CORTI
Postdoc scientist, IGB, Berlin, Germany
Main research interests:
Community ecology
Intermittent rivers
Dynamic of particulate organic matter

Roland Corti is a postdoc freshwater ecologist currently working at IGB, Berlin, Germany. He received his PhD from the University of Lyon in 2013. His research focusses mainly on community ecology in general and on the ecology of temporary rivers in particular. He studies the effects of drying events on aquatic and terrestrial invertebrate communities in riverbeds and adjacent riparian zones, as well as the decomposition and transport of particulate organic matter. A related aspect of his works includes the distribution of terrestrial invertebrates in highly dynamic river landscape, such as braided rivers. More info here.



 Klement TOCKNER
Freshwater ecologist IGB, Berlin, Germany
Main research interests:
Floodplain ecology
Ecosystem ecology
Novel ecosystems

Klement Tockner is director of the Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB, Berlin) and professor for Aquatic Ecology at the Freie Universität Berlin. He received a PhD from the University of Vienna and a titulary professorship at ETH, Zurich. He has special expertise on freshwater biodiversity, ecosystem functioning, and river and wetland management. He is Co-Editor of the journal Aquatic Sciences and Subject Editor of the journal Ecosystems. He has published more than 200 scientific papers including 120 ISI papers. In 2009, he edited a comprehensive book on European Rivers (Rivers of Europe, Elsevier-Academic Press). Klement Tockner has successfully managed large inter- and transdisciplinary projects (e.g. EC-funded project BioFresh), he is member of several scientific committees and advisory boards including the crosscutting group on freshwater biodiversity of DIVERSITAS, GEO-BON, and elected member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences and the German Academy of Sciences (Leopoldina). More info here.


and is receiving a strong support from:Arno

Associate Professor at the Laboratory of Alpine Ecology (LECA), Grenoble Alpes University, Grenoble, France
Main research interests:
Functional Ecology
Freshwater Ecosystems
Microbial Ecology

Arnaud Foulquier is an associate professor at the Laboratory of Alpine Ecology (LECA), Grenoble Alpes University. He received a PhD from the University of Lyon (2009). He has a special expertise on freshwater ecosystems, functional ecology, biogeochemistry and microbial ecology. His research focuses on the links between biodiversity and ecosystem functioning and on the impacts of changes in climate and land-use on the biogeochemical functioning of aquatic ecosystems.More info here.


Daniel von Schiller
Associate researcher at University of the Basque Country, Bilbao, Spain
Main research interests:
Freshwater Ecosystems

Daniel von Schiller is a researcher at the Group of Stream Ecology of  the University of the Basque Country (UPV-EHU) in Bilbao, Spain. He received his PhD from the University of Barcelona (2008). His research focuses on aquatic ecosystem ecology and biogeochemistry with major emphasis on nutrient and carbon cycling in Mediterranean intermittent streams. Link to his website.

and more than 100 collaborators worldwide!