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Groundwater Ecology of Central Europe


Monitoring of the water quality in different projects in Germany, Switzerland, Luxemburg and Austria.
Contracting Entity
Institute of Groundwater Ecology GmbG (IGÖ), Landau, Germany.
Duration
2010-
Content
Species identification of different groups of annelids (Oligochaeta, Polychaeta) and crustaceans (Copepoda, Cladocera, Ostracoda) with autoecological notes.
Swimlake "La Fontana", Oberwaltersdorf, Lower Austria

Fontana

Limnological Monitoring.
Contracting Entity
Steinwender & Partner GmbH, Baden.
Duration
2005-2017
Content
Limnological investigation and monitoring of the swimlake and the secundary current water system of the golf-club.
Marine Regions of Colombia


Bioinvasions in coastal waters of the Colombian Caribbean Sea and Pacific Ocean associated with marine traffic.
Contracting Entity
Universidad de Bogotá Jorge Tadeo Lozano, Bogotá, Colombia, with financial support of the Colombian petroleum company "Ecopetrol" (Caribbean Sea) and the Colombian Fonds for Science and Technology "Colciencias" (Pacific Ocean).
Duration
2010-2012: Caribbean Sea
2016-2018: Pacific Ocean
Content
Inventory of plankton and benthos organisms (particularly the copepod fauna) introduced by ships (ballast water and fouling) to Colombian harbours of the Caribbean Coast. Comparison with native species living in wetlands of the coastal region. Evaluation of risk of invasive species and management strategies.
Marchfeld-Channel (Danube river)

Marchfeldkanal

Limnological investigation of the system of Marchfeld-Channel, Vienna and Lower Austria.
Contracting Entity
Betriebsgesellschaft Marchfeldkanal, Deutsch-Wagram.
Duration
2007
Content
Investigation of the planktonic organisms and of the water quality from Marchfeld-Channel, Rußbach brook and sedimentation basin.
Austrian endemites


Inventory of endemites and sub-endemites (aquatic crustaceans) of Austria.
Contracting Entity
Umweltbundesamt (order in cooperation with Dr. P. Pospisil, Vienna).
Duration
2007
Content
Inventory of the aquatic crustaceans (Copepoda, Branchiopoda, Ostracoda) of Austria including information about distribution, biotopes, stand of protection and danger degree.
Fauna Aquatica Austriaca

Cyclopoida

Harpacticoida

Catalogue for auto-ecological classification of the aquatic organisms of Austria. Copepoda (copepods), Branchiopoda Cladocera (water fleas) and Ostracoda (ostracods).
Contracting Entity
University of Agriculture, Institute of Hydrology and Water Management, Department of Water – Atmosphere – Environment.
www.lebensministerium.at
Duration
2002-
Inhalt
Species inventory for Austria, feeding types (Copepoda, Branchiopoda, Ostracoda), biocenotic regions (Branchiopoda)
Rio Rancherías | Brown coal mine "El Cerrejón"

Rio Rancherias


Limnological investigation of Rio Rancherías (Guajira, Colombia) and ecological building precautions in the area of the brown coal mine “El Cerrejón”.
Contracting Entity
INGETEC – Consulting Engineers, Bogotá, Colombia.
Duration
2004-2005
Content
Limnological investigation of the hyporhithral and epipotamal zone of Rio Rancherías. Ecological consultation regarding the deviation of the river in the region of the new brown coal depots. Limnological conception for the construction of a new semi-natural course of the river with different habitats.
Running waters of Luxembourg

Oligochaeta

Oligochaeta

Investigation of the oligochaete fauna of the potamal zone of selected running waters of Luxembourg.
Contracting Entity
Dipl.Biol. K. Groh, Hackenheim, by order of the Museum of Natural History, Luxembourg.
Duration
2001 - 2003
Conent
Taxonomy and auto-ecology of the aquatic oligochaetes (Annelida) of the potamal zone of 17 running waters in Luxembourg.
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Research

• University of Vienna / University of Agriculture / Universidad Pedagógica y Tecnológica de Colombia
Biodiversity, biogeography and bio-indication value of freshwater microcrustaceans (Crustacea: Copepoda, Branchiopoda, Ostracoda).

• Muséum national d’Histoire Naturelle MNHN, Paris
Dép. de Milieux et Peuplements Aquatiques. Crustacean collection. Invited scientist, Research dues on systematics of South American and German copepods: 2005, 2012, 2016, 2020.

• Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History NMNH, Washington D.C.
Invertebrate Collection. Taxonomical investigation on marin copepods of family Pseudodiaptomidae (Copepoda, Calanoida), 2015.
Teaching

Austria
• University of Vienna
Systematics, biology and ecology of selected aquatic invertebrates of Austria and Europe:
Copepods, freshwater and marine species (Crustacea: Copepoda)
Water fleas, freshwater and marine species (Crustacea: Branchiopoda: Cladocera)
Ostracods, freshwater species (Crustacea: Ostracoda)
Rotifers, freshwater, marine and semiterrestrial species (Rotatoria Monogononta and Bdelloida)
Worms, freshwater species (Annelida: Oligochaeta)
• Medical University of Vienna
Introduction to medical ecology. Lectures and laboratories

Colombia
• Universidad de Antioquia (Medellín)
General limnology
Zooplankton
Meiobenthos
• Universidad Nacional de Colombia (Bogotá)
General limnology
Zooplankton
• Universidad de Los Andes (Bogotá)
General limnology
Zooplankton
Meiobenthos
• Universidad Pedagógica y Tecnológica de Colombia UPTC (Tunja)
Bio-indication
Meiobenthos
• Universidad Industrial de Santander UIS (Bucaramanga)
Zooplancton

France
• Muséum national d’Histoire Naturelle MNHN, Paris. École de postgrade.
Course on Systematics of European Ostracodes. Conference about the history of limnology in Central Europe.
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