The IMPACT project aims at coupling different models to predict the abiotic habitat conditions, species dispersal, and species assemblages. The coupled models will be used to assess the impact of different anthropogenic pressures on river biota in the light of climate change.
To achive these objectives, the truly multidisciplinary consortium combines expertise in catchment, morphodynamic, and habitat modelling as well as river biota and ecology.

Who we are (alphabetical order)

Partner Country Homepage Scientists Main area of work
Centre of Marine Sciences of Algarve Portugal Prof. Luis Chicharo, Dr. Radhouan Ben-Hamadou Abiotic/biotic interactions (reach-scale)
Christian-Albrechts University Kiel Germany Prof. Nicola Fohrer, Dr. Björn Guse Catchment model, hydrodynamics (reach-scale)
Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries Germany Dr. Christian Wolter, Dr. Jochem Kail, Johannes Radinger Dispersal (fish), biological assessment, morphodynamics
Universite Paul Sabatier France Dr. Gael Grenouillet, Dr. Simon Blanchet, Ivan Paz Dispersal (fish)
University of Duisburg-Essen Germany Prof. Daniel Hering, Maria Schröder Dispersal (invertebrates), biological assessment
Utrecht University Netherlands Dr. Maarten Kleinhans, Filip Schuurman Morphodynamics (reach-scale)
UNESCO IHE Netherlands Dr. Alessandra Crosato Morphodynamics, meander migration and habitat model

Impact partners