• The WP3 team from University of Innsbruck works on setting up protocols for organic matter sample collection. Before sampling 6 river networks across Europe we give our ideas how to collect OM a decent test run in an Austrian river - cold, not dry at all and during Covid19-lockdown.
    @G.Singer
    The WP3 team from University of Innsbruck works on setting up protocols for organic matter sample collection. Before sampling 6 river networks across Europe we give our ideas how to collect OM a decent test run in an Austrian river - cold, not dry at all and during Covid19-lockdown.
  • Within DRYvER we aim at generating a so far not existing impression on the chemical composition and diversity of particulate organic matter in six river networks. The tool of our choice is FTIR microscopy, allowing us to distinguish variously processed leaf litter particles, soil residuals and the occasional microplastic fiber. Tuning this microscopic method to efficiently achieve chemical fingerprinting for the many samples ahead of us in DRYvER is the lab challenge for the winter months.
    @G.Singer
    Within DRYvER we aim at generating a so far not existing impression on the chemical composition and diversity of particulate organic matter in six river networks. The tool of our choice is FTIR microscopy, allowing us to distinguish variously processed leaf litter particles, soil residuals and the occasional microplastic fiber. Tuning this microscopic method to efficiently achieve chemical fingerprinting for the many samples ahead of us in DRYvER is the lab challenge for the winter months.
  • WP2: Sampling protocols are ready to be used in each DRN! They will be used at the beginning of 2021 to assess biodiversity of microbes, macroinvertebrates and fish, and to measure local environmental variables in 20 sites scattered across each DRN.
    @B.Launay
    WP2: Sampling protocols are ready to be used in each DRN! They will be used at the beginning of 2021 to assess biodiversity of microbes, macroinvertebrates and fish, and to measure local environmental variables in 20 sites scattered across each DRN.
  • WP4 team is busy setting up the conceptual basis for the modelling of ecosystem services provided by DRN and their values. This will serve as the basis for a forthcoming interdisciplinary workshop in the new year. The team is making itself familiar with the focal DRN, their commonalities and their differences and soon will be making a move in planning site specific activities
    @B.Launay
    WP4 team is busy setting up the conceptual basis for the modelling of ecosystem services provided by DRN and their values. This will serve as the basis for a forthcoming interdisciplinary workshop in the new year. The team is making itself familiar with the focal DRN, their commonalities and their differences and soon will be making a move in planning site specific activities
  • @B.Launay

Drying rivers and climate change

Challenge

River networks are among Earth’s most threatened hot-spots of biodiversity and are essential for human well-being. However, climate change and increased human water use are causing more rivers and streams to dry, but these drying river networks (DRNs) have received little attention. DRYvER is a Horizon 2020 project, which aims to collect, analyse and model data from nine DRNs in Europe and South America to create a novel global meta-system approach that incorporates hydrology, socio-economics, ecology and biogeochemistry in order to craft strategies, tools, guidelines, and recommendations for adaptive management of river networks in the EU and worldwide.

News

Jan
07
In 2021 meet the DRYvER at Virtual meetings’ Special Sessions: SFS in May, ASLO in June, SEFS in July!
Oct
08
Kick-Off meeting was held in October as an online meeting with a purpose to launch DRYvER, provide a global overview, and point out the next steps.
Dec
12
First Steering Committee meeting was held to follow up the past and discuss the next months. Principle outcome: a lot to do but project goes as planned.
Nov
14
DRYvER host a special session at SFS Annual [virtual] meeting, May 23-27, 2021. More soon, follow the news!  
Dec
05
DRYvER host a special session at ASLO Virtual meeting, 22-27 June 2021! Registration will open at the end of January. Go for SS19! 
Dec
01
DRYvER Website has officially started!
Dec
04
WP3 are opening two compelling 18-months postdoc positions on modelling of C function dynamics and green house gases
Dec
02
DRYvER host a special session at SEFS12, July 25-30, 2021 (online)! Registration and abstract submission is already open. Go for SS14!