I am a river ecologist with special interests in disturbance and rehabilitation ecology. I am particularly fascinated by riverine dynamics and the amazing adaptations of aquatic organisms to cope with these environmental variations.
My work tackles two major questions:
- Which factors govern resistance and resilience of aquatic communities towards environmental change (e.g. natural disturbances, anthropogenic impact)?
- How can practical river management ensure or re-initiate the dynamics that allow self-sustaining aquatic communities to develop?
Program leader Swiss Rivers Program; Group leader River Restoration Group
List of publications (August 2019)