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

May 4, 2022 –

What has been a purification process in wastewater treatment plants for decades can also be used decentrally or semi-centrally as a recycling process for nutrients. Early separation of "solid and liquid" plays a key role here. It...

What has been a purification process in wastewater treatment plants for decades can also be used decentrally or semi-centrally as a recycling process for nutrients. Early separation of "solid and liquid" plays a key role here. It allows for flexible solutions in terms of process technology, especially in the treatment of urine. New studies also show that the processes can be used not only for human urine, but also for that of cows or pigs.

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Publications

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
Li, F., Zhang, Y., Altermatt, F., & Zhang, X. (2021). Consideration of multitrophic biodiversity and ecosystem functions improves indices on river ecological status. Environmental Science and Technology, 55(24), 16434 (11 pp.)-16444. doi:10.1021/acs.est.1c05899, Institutional Repository

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Eco Seminars

15.09.​2022,
9.00 am
Swiss Tech Convention Center Lausanne

Eawag Info Day 2022

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.