UDE coordinates 2-mill-EUR-project – New methods for biodiversity monitoring in Europe’s rivers

New methods for biodiversity monitoring are a prerequisite for recognising changes at an early stage and thus protecting nature more effectively. This applies in particular to river ecosystems. The research project „DNAquaIMG: Innovative transnational aquatic biodiversity monitoring“ uses high-throughput genetic analyses and automatic image recognition to improve the monitoring of biodiversity in rivers. The inter- and transdisciplinary project of the working group led by
Prof. Florian Leese of the University of Duisburg-Essen contributes to a better understanding of biodiversity change in Europe and provides new impetus with its international appeal.

Quelle: IDW Informationsdienst Wissenschaft