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Evolutionary ecology
How can evolutionary ecology support environmental management?

Evolutionary ecology

Is a seasonal moratorium sufficient to protect threatened fish populations? What are the impacts of size-selective fishing? Why are disease control efforts involving mass drug administration not always successful? Knowledge of evolutionary processes can make a valuable contribution to decision-making in environmental management.  >> more



Eawag is a world-leading aquatic research institute. Its research, which is driven by the needs of society, provides the basis for innovative approaches and technologies in the water sector. Through close collaboration with experts from industry, government and professional associations, Eawag plays an important bridging role between theory and practice, allowing new scientific insights to be rapidly implemented.

13 February 2015
  A short trip with federal Councillor Doris Leuthard to South Africa
From 2 to 5 February a Swiss delegation with Eawag Director Janet Hering was four days on the road with Federal Councillor Doris Leuthard in South Africa. The working visit was focussed on energy and climate policy. Five questions to Janet Hering after her return. [...]
6 February 2015
  Janet Hering elected for US Academy of Engineering
The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) has elected 67 new members and 12 foreign members, announced NAE President Dan Mote Jr. Thursday, February 5th. This brings the total U.S. membership to 2263 and the number of foreign members to 221. Among the new elected members is also Eawag director, Prof Janet Hering. [...]
15 January 2015

Research for the energy turnaround
Mandated by the Federal Council, the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) is launching two National Research Programmes (NRPs) to explore scientific and technological as well as social and economic aspects of implementing Energy Strategy 2050. Coordinated energy research is a cornerstone of Energy Strategy 2050: it supports the substantial reduction of energy consumption, promotes new technologies and explores the social context. Eawag contributes in sub-projects and does also coordinated studies in the Programme Energy-Change-Impact with WSL. Press release from the Swiss National Science Foundation.

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