Helmholtz Zentrum für Umweltforschung-UFZ
outdoor/mobile – pelagic/benthic – freshwater
mobile containers to be deployed in or at rivers, reservoirs and lakes; include different basins to experimentally explore the response of natural systems to environmental factors such as nutrients, humic substances, temperature, etc.
temperature, nutrients, humic substances
ecological processes of pelagic/benthic organisms
MOBICOS (Mobile Aquatic Mesocosms) are mobile experimental containers in or close to aquatic systems. Photo: Helge Norf/UFZ
In the MOBICOS-container scientists can experimentally comparare the growth of mussels (Corbicula fluminea) of the river Rhein und Elbe. Photo: Helge Norf/UFZ