Limnology research unit

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The research unit Limnology at Ghent University studies freshwater ecosystems of tropical and temperate regions with emphasis on the comparative limnology of African lakes; on the taxonomy, biogeography, and ecology of lake zooplankton and zoobenthos; and on the long-term dynamics of African aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems under the combined influence of natural climate variability and human impact. Our research focus comprises both fundamental aspects of biological diversity, community ecology, and ecosystem dynamics as well as more applied topics in the context of global climate change, biodiversity loss and ecosystem conservation.

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UGent Limnology research unit
K. L. Ledeganckstraat 35, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
T: +32 9 264 5255 (office), +32 9 2645298 (lab)
F: +32 9 264 5343

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