PEER Locations

SYKE - Finnish Environment Institute (Finland) DCE - Danish Centre for Environment and Energy, Aarhus University (Denmark) EC JRC - European Commission, Joint Research Centre IRSTEA - National Research Institute of Science and Technology for Environment and Agriculture (France) CEH - Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (United Kingdom) Wageningen Environmental Research (Alterra) UFZ - Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (Germany) CIENS - Oslo Centre for Interdisciplinary Environmental and Social Research peer

Research Facility

The members of PEER run major research facilities, some of them unique. Please find below an overview of the facilties which are open to interested researchers.

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Artificial streams (mesocosms)

Centre running the infrastructure:

  • Wageningen Environmental Research (Alterra)

Type of facility:

  • Experimental facilities

Short description:

Artificial streams (mesocosms)

Major research issues/sites:

Food preferences of stream macroinvertebrates
Habitat preferences of stream macroinvertebrates
Effects of disturbances in flow on macroinvertebrates
Temperature effects on macroinvertebrates, diatoms and macrophytes

Specific features/uniqueness:

Quite unique as it concerns 6 channel with 4 replicates each; statistical design

Scientific areas:

  • Climate Change
  • Water
  • Biodiversity and Land Use
  • Fragile Environments
  • Natural Hazards and Environmental Risks

Options and conditions for visiting scientists:

Freely available subject to time constraints

Unit cost of use and principles of costing:

Costs depend on use (type of experiment e.g. related to costs of energy, water) band cooperation


Piet Verdonschot