All our research projects deal with the various aspects of the sustainable use and the protection of resources.
A major area of our research deals with the conservation and sustainable use of water and aquatic ecosystems. Both basic research projects and the development of management recommendations are represented here. In cooperation with other research institutions, we also work on invasive biology, microplastic pollution, sustainable use of hydropower, energy consumption, anthropogenic impacts on the Antarctic and on effects of human activity on whales. Interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary questions and approaches are an integral part of our research and teaching.