CER Mesocosms

Name
CER Mesocosms

Legal name of organisation
Centre for Ecological Research

Country
Hungary

Continent
Europe

Organisation address

Centre for Ecological Research

H-1113 Budapest, Karolina út 29.

Hungary

Primary contact information (PI)

Dr. Zsófia Horváth

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Dr. Csaba Vad

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Years of Mesocosm Experiments
2019 – present

Description of Facility

Mobile outdoor facility, with 40 (300-litre each) + 96 mesocosms (220-litre each).

Heating is available on-site.

Possibility to carry out in situ experiments (within natural ponds or lakes).

Controlled Parameters

  • Temperature
  • nutrient level
  • species composition
  • connectivity
Research Topics
  • Plankton and benthic biodiversity
  • metacommunity ecology
  • trophic relationships
  • pond ecology
  • Role of stressors: climate change, invasive species, habitat fragmentation
Facility location(s)

47.705993,19.229583

Primary interests

Specialist areas

Equipment
  • Temperature loggers and control
  • airlift
  • access to analytical and molecular labs
Lodging

CER guest rooms

Photos of experiments/installations
CER mesocosms: land based experiment (photo credit: Zsófia Horváth)
CER mesocosms: in situ experiment (photo credit: Zsófia Horváth)
CER mesocosms: in situ experiment (photo credit: Zsófia Horváth)