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We greatly appreciate the work of all the experts who have contributed to freshwaterecology.info so far. We are grateful for their contributions and improvements to the database!!

Within freshwaterecology.info there are different fields of responsibilities:

  • organism/taxagroups with ecological/biological information: taxagroups for which we offer ecological and biological information were processed by specific experts in terms of taxonomy and ecology/biology; these experts can be found here:  ecological information experts
    For detailed information about data sources used by the experts, please press on the little booklet-icon  on the right side of each query result or use the reference list-icon  in the headline of each queried ecological parameter.
    For more information see also  How to use the database/Additional information.
  • other taxagroups: for all other taxagroups we had experts during various EU-funded projects, who checked the species taxonomy and who can be found here:  other taxonomic experts

Experts of taxagroups with ecological/biological information

The following persons were responsible for the taxonomy and the compilation of ecological and biological information of species.
Please consult  Terms of use (citation) for details about usage and citation of the data.

Taxonomic group Expert Organisation Citation
Fish Rafaela Schinegger
Thomas Friedrich
Paul Meulenbroek
BOKU Vienna
Trichoptera Wolfram Graf BOKU Vienna
Plecoptera Wolfram Graf
Armin Lorenz
BOKU Vienna
University Duisburg-Essen
Ephemeroptera Andrea Buffagni
Javier Alba-Tercedor
CNR-IRSA, Brugherio
University Granada
Odonata KD Dijkstra Naturalis, Leiden
Coleoptera Thomas Hörren
Monika Hess
University Duisburg-Essen
H2, Munich
Chironomidae Berthold Janecek
Karel Brabec
BOKU Vienna
Masaryk University, Brno
Tachet traits Philippe Usseglio-Polatera University of Lorraine
Macrophytes Karin Pall Systema, Vienna
Diatoms Gabriele Hofmann
Anna Besse
Alterra Green World Research, Wageningen
Phytobenthos without Diatoms Antje Gutowski AlgaLab, Bremen
Phytoplankton Ursula Riedmüller
Giuseppe Morabito
LBH, Freiburg
CNR Istituto Studio Ecosistemi

Other taxonomic experts

The species/taxa of the other organism groups within freshwaterecology.info were checked by the following experts regarding species validity, species nomenclature and synonymy.

Taxonomic group Expert Organisation
Turbellaria Piet Verdonschot Alterra Green World Research, Wageningen
Mollusca Michal Horsak, Lubos Beran Masaryk University, Brno
Oligochaeta Piet Verdonschot Alterra Green World Research, Wageningen
Polychaeta Piet Verdonschot Alterra Green World Research, Wageningen
Hirudinea, Branchiobdellida Hasko Nesemann formerly: BOKU Vienna
Hydrachnidia Tj.H. van den Hoek Alterra Green World Research, Wageningen
Crustacea Tj.H. van den Hoek Alterra Green World Reserach, Wageningen
Heteroptera Tj.H. van den Hoek Alterra Green World Research, Wageningen
Megaloptera Tomas Soldan Entomological Institute, AS, Ceske Budejovice
Planipennia Jiri Zeleny Entomological Institute, AS, Ceske Budejovice
Ceratopogonidae Jan Knoz Masaryk University, Brno
Simuliidae Gunther Seitz
Ellen Kiel
Regierung Niederbayern, Landshut
Hochschule Vechta
Pediciidae Herbert Reusch (†)  
Limoniidae Herbert Reusch (†)  
Tipulidae Herbert Reusch (†)  
Brachycera Rudolf Rozkosny Masaryk University, Brno