October 2022

Our review paper was published by Inland Waters - we're delighted to see this work out. It's been a great group effort !







September 2022

Our project and preliminary results were presented at the PHS Conference in Poland !




copyright: A. Sowa & D. Halabowski







August 2022

Ellinor Jakobsson from the Sweden-Team presented our project and preliminary results at the 36th SIL Congress in Berlin!









July 2022

July marks the official end of our EUROPONDS project .. ieps, time truly does fly. However, we're far from being done and will continue working to analyze our data & write on manuscripts to share our findings !











June 2022

June has been a busy month - we've been participating at two great conferences: the ECOO conference in Slovenia and the WBF conference in Switzerland. At ECOO we presented both an oral presentation about our project & a poster presentation, at WBF we presented the project and pointed out preliminary results!









May 2022

The contributing authors to our presentation of the EUROPONDS project at the SIL Congress 2022 are:


Lena Fehlinger (1,2), Biljana Rimcheska (3), Ellinor Jakobsson (4), Fernando Chaguaceda (5), Benjamin Misteli (6), Daniel Morant (7), Julie C. Fahy (8), Ana Balibrea (9), David Cunillera-Montcusi (10), Jose Manuel Zamora Marín (11), Teofana Chonova (12), Marina Tomás Martín (13), Luca Bonacina (14), Juan Rubio-Ríos (15,16), Alberto Scotti (17), Ena L. Suarez (18), Pietro Tirozzi (14), Magdalena Vanek (17), Vojtěch Kolář (19,20), Liam Nash (21), Noel Juvigny-Khenafou (22), Rhiannon Mondav (4), Emma Drohan (23), Judit Fekete (24), Tamás Bozóki (25), Alba Camacho Santamans (6), Encarnación Fenoy (15), Jorge García-Girón (26), Dariusz Halabowski (27), Pablo Soto García (13), Mercedes Guerrero Brotons (28), Jorge Henriques (29), Alfredo Llorente (30,31), Margaux Mathieu-Resuge (1,32), Pierre Marle (18), Simone Moras (4), Karla Münzner (4), Veronica Nava (14), Joana Martelo (33,29), Martin Sarkezi (34), Olivera Stamenković (35), Aleksandra Haba (36), Valentin Dinu (37), Maria Iasmina Moza (38), Darmina Nita (39), Martin Souto (9), Agnieszka Sowa (39), Pablo Timoner (18), Lucie Vebrová (19), Marta Zawadzka (40), Maria Calderó Pascual (23), Dawid Dąbrowski (40), Anna Camacho-Santamans (7), Zeus Freixinos Campillo (28), Francesca Vallefuoco (41,42), Katarzyna Kuczyńska (36), Remi Gerber (6), Stephen Esosa Osakpolor (22), Constanze Englisch (34), Frederic Labat (6), Tarn Preet Parmar (43), Adriana Olenici (38)


1 WasserCluster Lunz, Biologische Station GmbH, Lunz am See, Austria 2 Danube University Krems, Krems an der Donau, Austria 3 Institute of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria 4 Uppsala University, Department of Ecology and Genetics; Limnology, Uppsala, Sweden 5 Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Aquatic Sciences and Assessment, Uppsala, Sweden 6 Université Rennes 1, UMR 6553 CNRS ECOBIO, Rennes Cedex, France 7 Cavanilles Institute for Biodiversity and Evolutionary Biology, Valencia, Spain 8 University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland, Jussy, Switzerland 9 University of the Azores, CIBIO Research Center in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources, Açores, Portugal 10 University of Barcelona, Department of Evolutionary Biology, Ecology and Environmental Sciences, Barcelona, Spain 11 University of Murcia, Department of Zoology and Physical Anthropology, Murcia, Spain 12 Eawag: Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology, Department of Environmental Chemistry, Dübendorf, Switzerland 13 Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Department of Ecology, Madrid, Spain 14 University of Milano-Bicocca, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Milano, Italy 15 University of Almeria, Department of Biology and Geology, Almería, Spain 16 Andalusian Centre for the Evaluation and Monitoring of Global Change (CAESCG), Alméria, Spain 17 Institute for Alpine Environment - EURAC Research, Bolzano, Italy 18 University of Geneva, Department F.-A. Forel for environmental and aquatic sciences, Genève, Switzerland 19 University of South Bohemia, Faculty of Science, České Budějovice, Czech Republic 20 Institute of Entomology, Czech Academy of Sciences, České Budějovice, Czech Republic 21 Queen Mary University of London, School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, London, United Kingdom 22 University Koblenz-Landau, Institute for Environmental Sciences, Landau i. d. Pfalz, Germany 23 Dundalk Institute of Technology, Centre for Freshwater and Environmental Studies, Dundalk, Ireland 24 University of Pannonia, Department of Tisza Research, Veszprém, Hungary 25 University of Pécs, Institute of Biology, Pécs, Hungary 26 Finnish Environment Institute, Oulu, Finland 27 University of Lodz, Department of Ecology and Vertebrate Zoology, Lodz, Poland 28 University of Murcia, Department of Ecology and Hydrology, Murcia, Spain 29 University of Lisbon, Centre for Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Changes, Lisbon, Portugal 30 Anbiotek s.l., Erandio, Spain 31 University of Basque Country, Department of Plant Biology and Ecology, Bizkaia, Spain 32 Univ Brest, Plouzane, France 33 University of Lisbon, Marine and Environmental Sciences Centre, Lisbon, Portugal 34 University of Vienna, Functional and Evolutionary Ecology, Vienna, Austria 35 University of Niš, Department of Biology and Ecology, Niš, Serbia 36 University of Szczecin, Department of Hydrobiology, Szczecin, Poland 37 University of Bucharest, Research Center in Systems Ecology and Sustainability, Bucharest, Romania 38 University of Bucharest, Research Center for Ecological Services, Bucharest, Romania 39 University of Łódź, Department of Invertebrate Zoology and Hydrobiology, Łódź, Poland 40 University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, Olsztyn, Poland 41 Research and Innovation Centre, San Michele all'Adige, Italy 42 University of Trento, Department of Civil, Environmental and Mechanical Engineering, Trento, Italy 43 University of Konstanz, Limnological Institute, Konstanz, Germany


© SIL Congress 2022 webpage




March 2022

The last sample that's been prepared for fatty acids analysis! Now let's work on those data!


© L. Fehlinger




February 2022

We submitted our review paper! It aims to establish the base for future publications of the EUROPONDS project, collecting knowledge about permanent ponds and their ecological role, especially focusing on emerging insects.


© Team 31, Spain




January 2022

We, Biljana and Lena, will be hosting a Special Session on "The future of small water bodies in the context of global change" with PONDERFUL researchers Pieter Lemmens and Sandra Brucet at the SIL Congress in August 2022.


© SIL Webpage




December 2021

Our outreach activities continue - science communication for the younger audience. Our much appreciated colleagues from Poland, Aleksandra Haba and Katarzyna Kuczyńska gave a talk about our project at a local highschool !


© Team 23, Poland




November 2021

Our outreach activities started - science communication is one thing we hold very high within EUROPONDS. Our much appreciated colleague from Czech Republic, Vojtěch Kolář, gave a talk, including preliminary results from our project !


© V. Kolář



September 2021

That's a wrap! Sampling officially finished for all teams. Now we're off to go analyze all we collected ...that's going to keep us busy for a while.


© Team 33, Hungary


August 2021

One year of EUROPONDS already, time flies! We have a lot of plans for the future.


© Team 23, Poland


July 2021

We participated in the SEFS12: Biljana and Lena were co-chairing sessions in the SS03 on small water bodies in the landscape, presentations on the EUROPONDS project and on an individual pond of our dataset in Spain were given. Marina and Pablo even received the first prize of the postersession!


June 2021

The final field sampling period started !

Here you can see what summer looks like at our pond site in Rennes, France.

© B. Misteli


April 2021

One of our PIs, Biljana Rimcheska, presented the EUROPONDS project at the Balkan Bio 2021 conference. Due to Covid19, the conference was held online from April 15th - April 16th.


February 2021

Winter season sampling is conducted by all the EUROPONDS teams. This is a highly artifical pond in Spain - even there we found emerging insects !

©Alfredo Llorente



December 2020

We're happy to announce that we'll attend SEFS12 as part of special session SS3 "The role of small water bodies in the landscape" together with Iwan Jones, Mary Kelly-Quinn and Bill Riley. SEFS12 Webpage


November 2020

Juan Rubio-Rios and Encarnacion Fenoy presented the EUROPONDS project at the Online-Symposium "IX Simposio de Investigacion en Ciencias Experimentales" of the University of Almeria, Spain. Check poster on Researchgate


October 2020

Autumn has arrived and therefore the first sampling season of EUROPONDS project - this is two members of Team 1 sampling a pond near Gaming in Austria.




September 2020

Lena Fehlinger presented the EUROPONDS project to the colleagues at the Balaton Limnological Institute in Tihany, Hungary. This presentation was made for Humboldt Day 2020. content is not displayed due to your current cookie settings. Click on the cookie policy (functional and marketing) to agree to the cookie policy and view the content. You can find out more about this in the privacy policy.