Department Aquatic Ecology

Aquatic Ecology

Eawag’s Department of Aquatic Ecology is currently home for eight research groups that cover the broad disciplines of ecology and evolution from the individual to the community and ecosystem level, utilizing a wide range of tools and techniques from microscopes to molecular genetics. Read more

News

September 27, 2022 –

Janet Hering, Director of the aquatic research institute Eawag, signed a cooperation agreement with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on Monday 26 September 2022. The cooperation between Eawag and the IAEA should help...

Janet Hering, Director of the aquatic research institute Eawag, signed a cooperation agreement with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on Monday 26 September 2022. The cooperation between Eawag and the IAEA should help to further advance groundwater research and support the sustainable utilisation of groundwater resources.

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Publications

Packman, A. I., Robinson, C. T., & Lamouroux, N. (2021). Hydraulic drivers of populations, communities and ecosystem processes. Journal of Ecohydraulics, 6(2), 91-94. doi:10.1080/24705357.2021.1951506, Institutional Repository
Nickel, J., Schell, T., Holtzem, T., Thielsch, A., Dennis, S. R., Schlick-Steiner, B. C., … Cordellier, M. (2021). Hybridization dynamics and extensive introgression in the Daphnia longispina species complex: new insights from a high-quality Daphnia galeata reference genome. Genome Biology and Evolution, 13(12), evab267 (23 pp.). doi:10.1093/gbe/evab267, Institutional Repository
Briscoe, A. G., Nichols, S., Hartikainen, H., Knipe, H., Foster, R., Green, A. J., … Bass, D. (2021). High-throughput sequencing of faeces provides evidence for dispersal of parasites and pathogens by migratory waterbirds. Molecular Ecology Resources, 22(4), 1303-1318. doi:10.1111/1755-0998.13548, Institutional Repository

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Research Projects

Using freshwater isopods to understand how gut microbiome mediates host function in the face of environmental stress
Functional characterization of isopod-microbe symbiosis
The architecture of community structure, functional traits and trophic networks across blue-green ecosystems
New tools to monitor changes in ecosystem conditions and to quantify genetic changes of populations in (semi-)natural environments to predict how human mediated environmental change will influence stability and resilience of ecosystems.