The creation of gravel islands can contribute to the success of river restoration projects, as these structures have positive effects on exchanges between groundwater and surface water.
The Society for the Study of Evolution has awarded the Theodosius Dobzhansky Prize to Catherine Wagner, from the Department of Fish Ecology and Evolution. Read more
When recreational boats are transported overland, they are often accompanied by zebra mussels, attached to the hull. This alien species, which first appeared in Switzerland in 1960, can thus invade other natural waters. Read more
The use of fracking for gas extraction is widely opposed in Switzerland. Despite the almost complete lack of concrete projects, certain cantons have already imposed bans. Read more
Sept 3, 2015 in Lausanne