Runtime: 01.01.2009-31.12.2011

Funding agency: Sino-German Centre for Research Promotion, DFG/NSFC

Project coordination: Prof. Dr. Nicola Fohrer (Department of Hydrology and Water Resources Management, Kiel University) & Prof. Dr. Cai Qinghua (Institute of Hydrobiology, CAS, Wuhan)

Scientific staff: Prof. Dr. F. Müller, Dr. Benjamin Burkhard, Dipl-Geoök. Franziska Kroll

Cooperation partner(s):

Nanjing Institute of Geography and Limnology, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Ludwig-Maximilian-University Munich, Physical Geography and Remote Sensing

Department of Hydrology & Water Resources Management, Kiel University

Remote Sensing & GIS, School of Geography & Oceanography, Nanjing University, China
University of Tuebingen, Institute of Geography, Physical Geography and Soil Sciences,

Institute of Soil Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Nanjing

Justus-Liebig-University Giessen, Institute of Soil Science and Soil Conservation,
Changjiang River Scientific Institute (CRSRI), Dep. Soil & Water Conservation, Wuhan

Duisburg-Essen University, Institute of Biology, Applied Zoology/Hydrobiology

Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries, Berlin

RWTH Aachen University, Academic and Research Department Engineering Hydrology
Nanjing Agricultural University, Agricultural Economical Research Institute

East China Normal University, Faculty of Resources and Environmental Sciences, Shanghai


Objectives: The Sino-German network EcoChange will be established to bring together experts in the field of hydrology, hydrobiology, remote sensing, soil science and ecosystem theory to assess the impacts of global change on freshwater ecosystems by identifying meaningful ecological indicators. These indicators will be brought together in a comprehensive indicator model to support integrated decisions in sustainable freshwater management.

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