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)
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