Preserve biodiversity

Concerns about the preservation of biodiversity often end up on the losing side when it comes to weighing conflicting interests in the balance, and its loss is usually only quantified in financial terms when it is already too late. Eawag is researching what biodiversity really means, what benefits it brings, and what measures can be employed to preserve it.


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March 5, 2018

River networks are dendritic and have a physical direction. The influence of these spatial preconditions on the dispersal of species and the dynamics within metacommunities has been the focus of research for a number of years.  Read more

December 18, 2017

River invertebrates react the same way to decreasing glacier cover wherever in the world they are, say scientists who have evaluated more than one million of them in diverse regions with shrinking glaciers, to determine the impact of global environmental change. Their findings are published today in Nature Ecology & Evolution. Read more


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Scientific publications

Goldschmidt, F.; Regoes, R. R.; Johnson, D. R. (2018) Metabolite toxicity slows local diversity loss during expansion of a microbial cross-feeding community, ISME Journal, 12(1), 136-144, doi:10.1038/ismej.2017.147, Institutional Repository
van Rijssel, J. C.; Moser, F. N.; Frei, D.; Seehausen, O. (2018) Prevalence of disruptive selection predicts extent of species differentiation in Lake Victoria cichlids, Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological sciences, 285(1871), 20172630 (10 pp.), doi:10.1098/rspb.2017.2630, Institutional Repository
Alther, R.; Altermatt, F. (2018) Fluvial network topology shapes communities of native and non-native amphipods, Ecosphere, 9(2), e02102 (14 pp.), doi:10.1002/ecs2.2102, Institutional Repository
To the library


Prof. Dr. Martin Ackermann
  • bacteria
  • genetics
  • antibiotics
  • resistances
  • evolution
  • ecology
Prof. Dr. Florian Altermatt
  • biodiversity
  • genetics
  • modeling
  • ecology
  • Ecosystems
Dr. Jakob Brodersen
  • isotopes
  • ecology
Dr. Helmut Bürgmann
  • bacterioplankton
  • microbes
  • surface water
Prof. Dr. Jukka Jokela
  • algae
  • aquatic ecotoxicology
  • fish
  • genetics
  • plankton
  • proteomics
Prof. Dr. Ole Seehausen
  • fish
  • genetics
  • ecology
  • evolution
Dr. Piet Spaak
  • plankton
  • sediments