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Freshwater mussels: Search for resettlement habitats and evaluation of protection measures

Freshwater mussels: Search for resettlement habitats and evaluation of protection measures

Süßwassermuscheln: Suche nach Auswilderungshabitaten und Evaluation der Schutzmaßnahmen

Von: Bis:
Penck Hotel Dresden

The workshop aims to present latest techniques and methods for identification and characterization of suitable mussel habitats, identifying indicators for optimal habitats for resettlement of endangered freshwater mussels. To develop a more generalized decision tool it is very important to identify best habitats or analyze efficient and cost effective restoration measures to improve potential habitats. For the prospects of success to establish functional mussel stocks in natural waters suitable methods for evaluation of both, protective and resettlement measures are essential. During the workshop different approaches of a decision tool as well as evaluation methods are to be presented and discussed.

The workshop focuses on following issues:

1. Adaptation of Freshwater mussels to their habitats / ecology of Freshwater mussels

2. Quantitative characterization and assessment / evaluation of mussel habitats

3. Nutritional requirements of Freshwater mussels

4. Selection of habitats for resettlement

5. Evaluation of resettlement activities

6. Significance of global warming for freshwater mussels


This workshop will hopefully bring scientists from different fields together and give rise to a discussion of strategies for protection and conservation of freshwater mussels.

The workshop is organized within the joint project ‚ArKoNaVera‘ (Implementation of regional protective measures and development of a new national conversation program for priority species: Freshwater pearl mussel (Margaritifera margaritifera) and Painter`s mussel (Unio pictorum). It is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research and the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, and Nuclear Safety.

Further information: project website on freshwater mussels


More details

  • Workshop registration fee: 140 €
  • Workshop language is English.
  • For more information, please check our flyer ("Freshwater Mussel Workshop Dresden 2019") in the upper right hand corner of this webpage.


We recommend the Penck Hotel Dresden (formerly Art’otel) for your accommodation! Reasonably priced rooms are reserved:
75 € single room,
85 € double room

Please book a room together with your registration on this website! In case you want to book a double room, please tell us, with whom you want to share it. Please contact Katrin Weiner:

Cancellation of registration

In case you have to cancel your workshop registration 8 weeks in advance of the event, a cancellation fee has to be paid up to the full price of the registration fee. For further details, please contact Katrin Weiner:


Penck Hotel Dresden , Ostra-Allee 33 , 01067 Dresden ( in Google Maps aufrufen )

ehemals Artótel Dresden

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Dr. Franziska Jecke

Sächsische Landesstiftung Natur und Umwelt

0351 81416-610
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Details about the freshwater mussel workshop 2019