Symposium "Resilience and Reversibility of Lake Ecosystems in a Changing World"

Date: 23. - 25. March 2020
Venue: University of Konstanz
Early Bird Registration Deadline: 31 January 2020 (12:00 a.m. CET)
Registration Deadline: 13 March 2020 (12:00 a.m. CET)
Abstract Submission Deadline: 31 January 2020 (12:00 a.m. CET)

Lake ecosystems are affected by a multitude of changing environmental conditions. Overarching themes of this symposium are Responses and Resilience of Lake Ecosystems to Changes in Environmental Stressors and Reversibility of Lake Ecosystems after Disturbances. The symposium is intended to promote discussions and interactions on research investigating long-term dynamics, responses to changing environmental conditions and invasive species in lakes, as well as theoretical studies on resilience and reversibility in complex systems.

The symposium is open to researchers from the public and private sectors, students, and stakeholders. You will have the opportunity to present your research and share your expertise and applied solutions in the thematic sessions.

Please note that online registration and abstract submission is open!

In case you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at

It is a privilege to host this symposium in Konstanz at Lake Constance, and we hope that the program and the natural beauty and culture of the region will make this symposium a fruitful and memorable one.

We look forward to welcoming you!
The organising committee.

Keynote speakers:

  • Elizabeta Briski, GEOMAR, Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research, Kiel
  • Luc de Meester, KU Leuven
  • Stephanie Hampton, Washington State University
  • Christopher Klausmeier, Michigan State University
  • Göran Englund, Umea University


The symposium is organised by the DFG-financed Research Training Group “R3 – Responses to biotic and abiotic changes, Resilience and Reversibility of lake ecosystems” and supported by the Interreg project “SeeWandel: Life in Lake Constance – the past, present and future”.

Conference location: Welcome to the University of Konstanz!