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The earth’s surface is made up of over 70% water, and these aquatic ecosystems are among the most biodiverse worldwide. Key examples of ecological and evolutionary dynamics have been established in aquatic ecosystems, including work on adaptive radiation, spatial ecology and invasive species biology. These ecosystems are also used as an essential resource by humans, ranging from freshwater drinking supplies, fisheries, and transportation.
These uses often negatively affect aquatic ecosystems, their biodiversity and eventually also their ecosystem functions. Consequently, aquatic ecosystems are globally among the most threatened ecosystems. To reverse these rapid declines in biodiversity, concerted and interdisciplinary actions are needed. In this session, we combine talks that give an overview on the state and threats to aquatic biodiversity, discuss the underlying drivers and outline how this affects the ecological and evolutionary integrity of these systems. We want to discuss advancements in the detection and assessment of aquatic biodiversity baseline data, link aquatic biodiversity and ecosystem functioning, and outline socio-economic strategies needed to change the trajectory of aquatic biodiversity.
10:30am - 11:15am
Biodiversity In The Face Of Adversity: ‘Temporary’ Streams As Aquatic–Terrestrial Ecosystems Responding To Global Change
Nottingham Trent University, UK
11:15am - 11:30am
Environmental DNA Shaping A New Era of Ecotoxicological Research
State Key Laboratory of Pollution Control & Resource Reuse, School of the Environment, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210023, China
11:30am - 11:45am
Tropical Water Research Alliance - An International Network for Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Development in Tropical Watersheds
Marcelo da Silva Moretti1, José Francisco Gonçalves Jr.2, Stuart Bunn3
1University of Vila Velha, Brazil; 2University of Brasília, Brazil; 3Griffith University, Australia
11:45am - 12:00pm
The Freshwater Biodiversity Observation Network (FWBON): Current State And Development Goals
Andreas Bruder1, Eren Turak2,3
1SUPSI, Switzerland; 2NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment. Parramatta, Australia; 3The Australian Museum, Sydney, Australia
12:00pm - 12:15pm
Open Data Sharing Opportunities for Conservation of Freshwater Biodiversity: Lessons from Biodiversity Informatics Projects across Sub-Saharan Africa
National Fisheries Resources Research Institute (NaFIRRI), Jinja, Uganda
12:15pm - 12:30pm
Living Water: A Research Agenda on Freshwater Biodiversity
Sonja C. Jähnig1, Daniel Hering2, Ralf B. Schäfer3, Jonathan Jeschke1,4, Michael T. Monaghan1
1Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB); 2University of Duisburg-Essen; 3University of Koblenz-Landau; 4Freie Universität Berlin