20022024

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As part of his research, Prof. Geist (b. 1977) develops system biology models for chronological and spatial distribution of biodiversity in water ecosystems which integrate molecular biology and ecology approaches. Focus is placed on the quality of the aquatic habitat, genetic and demographic structures of fish and mussel populations, aquatic food webs and the development of stress biomarkers to indicate pollution in water bodies.

After studying agrobiology at TUM and completing his doctorate in genetics and ecology (2005), he received a postdoctoral grant to attend the University of California Davis, USA. He became junior professor of functional aquatic ecology and fish biology in 2008. After qualifying as a lecturer in aquatic ecology (2010), Prof. Geist was appointed to the Chair of Aquatic Systems Biology at TUM in 2010.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

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