LMU Mesocosms

Name
LMU Mesocosms

Legal name of organisation
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität

Country
Germany

Continent
Europe

Organisation address

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Department Biologie II
Aquatic Ecology
Großhaderner Str. 2
82152 Planegg-Martinsried

Primary contact information (PI)

Prof. Herwig Stibor
Dr. Maria Stockenreiter

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Years of Mesocosm Experiments
2005 – present

Description of Facility

outdoor – pelagic/benthic – freshwater
8 concrete tanks, 3 temperature controlled basins, 10 smaller concrete tanks

Controlled Parameters

temperature, light, nutrients, species composition

Research Topics

plankton ecology, climate change scenarios, nutrients, stoichiomenty, biodiversity and community assembly

Facility location(s)

48.109151,11.45844

Primary interests

Specialist areas

Equipment

Casy Counter, Fluorometer, nutrient analyses, scopes, several labs for small scale experiments, multispectral PAM, 8-LED-based Algal Lab Analyzer, spectroradiometer, climate chamber.

Lodging

Photos of experiments/installations
Munich Mesocosm facility on Campus, Photo: Dr. Stella Berger
Munich Mesocosm facility on Campus, Photo: Dr. Stella Berger