Iberian Pond Network (IPN)

Iberian Pond Network (IPN)

Legal name of organisation
InBio/CIBIO, University of Évora

Portugal, Spain


Organisation address

InBio/CIBIO, University of Évora, Largo dos

Colegiais, 7000 Évora, Portugal

Primary contact information (PI)

Prof. Miguel B. Araújo
Dr. Miguel Matias

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Years of Mesocosm Experiments
2014 to present

Description of Facility

outdoor – pelagic/benthic – freshwater

192 mesocosms deployed across six regions. The mesocosms consist of 1000-L tanks that mimic small ponds. In each location, there are 32 mesocosms installed ca. 3-5 meters apart.

Controlled Parameters

Water volume, temperature, chlorophyll, turbidity, pH, oxygen, methane.

Research Topics

Climate change, biogeography, biotic interactions, ecosystem functioning

Facility location(s)

Primary interests

Specialist areas


Temperature loggers


Photos of experiments/installations
Distribution of mesocosm experimental sites in the Iberian Peninsula
Évora – Herdade da Mitra (Portugal)
Toledo – La Higueruela Experimental Farm (Spain)