Iberian Pond Network (IPN)

Iberian Pond Network (IPN)
Legal name of organisation
InBio/CIBIO, University of Évora
Portugal, Spain
Organisation address

InBio/CIBIO, University of Évora, Largo dos

Colegiais, 7000 Évora, Portugal

Primary contact information (PI)

Prof. Miguel B. Araújo
Dr. Miguel Matias

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Years of Mesocosm Experiments
2014 to present
Description of Facility

outdoor – pelagic/benthic – freshwater

192 mesocosms deployed across six regions. The mesocosms consist of 1000-L tanks that mimic small ponds. In each location, there are 32 mesocosms installed ca. 3-5 meters apart.

Controlled Parameters

Water volume, temperature, chlorophyll, turbidity, pH, oxygen, methane.

Research Topics

Climate change, biogeography, biotic interactions, ecosystem functioning

Facility location(s)
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Primary interests
Specialist areas

Temperature loggers

Photos of experiments/installations
Distribution of mesocosm experimental sites in the Iberian Peninsula
Évora – Herdade da Mitra (Portugal)
Toledo – La Higueruela Experimental Farm (Spain)