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3, 2015
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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.

22 May 2015
  Martin Ackermann has been appointed full professor at ETH Zurich
At its meeting on 20 and 21 May  2015, the ETH Board appointed Eawag-scientist Professor Martin Ackermann as Full Professor of Molecular Microbial Ecology. At Eawag, Martin Ackermann leads the group « Molecular Microbial Ecology » within the department Environmental Microbiology. [...]
22 May 2015
  Christian Zurbrügg to join the Directorate
At the proposal of the Director of Eawag, Prof. Janet Hering, the ETH Board has appointed Dr  Christian Zurbrügg (*1962) as a new member of the Directorate. As of 1 August 2015 Christian Zurbrügg will succeed Prof. Peter Reichert, who is stepping down at the end of July 2015. [...]
22 April 2015

Evolution makes invading species spread even faster
Today, invasive animals and plants spread all around the globe. Predicting the dynamics of these invasions is of great ecological and socio-economical interest. Yet studying them is fundamentally challenging because of the large spatial and temporal scales involved. Scientists at Eawag and University of Zurich are now using computer simulations and small artificial laboratory worlds, to study how rapid evolution makes invaders spread even faster. [...]

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