MEXICO

MEXICO

Full professor at National Autonomous University of Mexico, Campus Iztacala

My research interests are limno-ecology of different aquatic organisms (Rotifera, Cladocera, Copepoda, Ostracoda, Anostraca, Cnidaria, fish larvae) with special reference to life table demography, population dynamics, body size, and predator-prey interactions. Taxonomy of Rotifera and Cladocera, and aquatic ecotoxicology.

My goals as NR for Mexico are to increase the membership in SIL from Mexico, conduct workshops/conferences under the auspices of SIL, invite prominent SIL members to Mexico for imparting courses on basic and applied limnology, and to contribute to SILNews regarding the latest developments on the Mexican limnology.

USA

USA

Professor at the University of California at Santa Barbara

As a physical limnologist, my focus is on the linkages between physical, biological and chemical processes. I have been fortunate enough to have conducted studies in lakes from the tropics to the Arctic.

As the USA Contact NR, my goals include furthering the study of all aspects of limnology world-wide, the training of young scientists, and networking of limnologists of diverse backgrounds.

UNITED KINGDOM

UNITED KINGDOM

Senior freshwater ecologist at the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology

My research focuses mainly on zooplankton ecology, and the restoration and recovery of lakes that are affected by eutrophication problems.

As the UK's national representative, my main aim is to encourage and support SIL members, and to raise the profile of limnological research, across the UK.

THE NETHERLANDS

THE NETHERLANDS

My present research interests are plankton dynamics in a changing world, eutrophication control of aquatic systems, and development of harmful blooms.

My SIL goals are to make SIL 21th century proof, and to attract more Early Career scientists to SIL.

SWITZERLAND

SWITZERLAND

Head of the department Aquatic Ecology at Eawag, the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology.

My main research focus is on the processes that influence the diversity in freshwater plankton populations. As main model system I use Daphnia. We study for example the influence of cyanobacteria on Daphnia populations and their parasites. Recently we sequenced the genome of Daphnia galeata.

I see SIL, with its broad representation from countries all over the world, as the ideal organisation to support international collaboration among limnologists. As Swiss SIL representative I want to continue what I do in my work: integrate science and practice. Water is a very valuable good which is under threat even in Switzerland, as witnessed by ongoing discussions on, for instance, micropollutants or whether lakes are now "too clean." With my contacts within Switzerland and abroad I hope to connect colleagues in such discussions.

SWEDEN

SWEDEN

Professor of Environmental Assessment, Biodiversity at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

My research interests are largely focused on understanding the importance of local and large-scale drivers of the biodiversity of lakes and streams, and how human intervention alters these patterns. Recent research interests include the importance of cross-habitat linkages for biodiversity, ecosystem functioning and resilience.

As a SIL national representative, I endeavour to spread knowledge of inland aquatic systems and their management to stakeholders and encourage young professionals to join SIL’s mission.

SPAIN

SPAIN

Full professor of the Departament of Microbiology and Ecology, University of Valencia, Spain

My research focus is on ecological quality of wetlands, lagoons, permanent and temporary ponds and recently also in limnology of reservoirs, with emphasis in trophic status and Ecological Quality Ratio under the Water Framework Directive of the European Union.

My main goals as SIL’s National Representative are the collection of dues and distribution of the information from SIL to Spanish members.

SOUTH KOREA

SOUTH KOREA

Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at the Pusan National University, Republic of Korea

My research is on 1) long-term ecological research of a regulated river (Nakdong River), 2) ecological mechanism of plankton blooms in a regulated river system, 3) food web dynamics in the flood-plain wetlands, 4) impact of aquatic invasive species, 5) scientific understanding of traditional knowledge and culture in the wetlands. My laboratory studies diverse taxa and wide-ranging issues in the study of aquatic ecosystems.

As a national representative of SIL my main goal is to encourage the participation of Korean SIL members. I will also try to enhance capacity building of young limnologists by strengthening relationships with international research networks, knowledge sharing, and collaboration.

POLAND

POLAND

Professor of biology and head of the Department of Water Protection at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Poland

My interest in limnology started with the hydromacrophytes and phytoplankton of lakes and reservoirs and is extended now to the functioning of the entire lake ecosystems, especially hypertrophic lakes subjected to restoration measures.

My task as the national representative is the transfer of information between the SIL Board and the Polish members and to represent them to the SIL authorities. I also try to take care of the inflow of new members to the Society and of the regular payment of membership fees.

NORWAY

NORWAY

Senior researcher at the Norwegian Institute for Nature Research

My research focus is on zooplankton ecology and freshwater biodiversity in general. My research activities include monitoring and environmental assessment studies.

My main goal as national representative is to disseminate information from SIL to the Norwegian members and to encourage the Norwegian SIL members to take an active role in the limnological society.