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

Smaller than a ten-thousandth of a millimetre, rotaviruses are some of the most common diarrhoea pathogens in countries without a safe water supply. (Illustration: pixnio.com)
April 29, 2021 –

Their very small size means that rotaviruses are difficult to filter out of water. But these pathogens are among the leading causes of gastrointestinal infections, especially among children in developing countries. Now, a team of...

Their very small size means that rotaviruses are difficult to filter out of water. But these pathogens are among the leading causes of gastrointestinal infections, especially among children in developing countries. Now, a team of researchers from Empa and Eawag has demonstrated an approach that could make rotaviruses easier to remove in the future.

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Publications

Zajac, N.; Zoller, S.; Seppälä, K.; Moi, D.; Dessimoz, C.; Jokela, J.; Hartikainen, H.; Glover, N. (2021) Gene duplication and gain in the trematode Atriophallophorus winterbourni contributes to adaptation to parasitism, Genome Biology and Evolution, 13(3), evab010 (16 pp.), doi:10.1093/gbe/evab010, Institutional Repository
Carraro, L.; Stauffer, J. B.; Altermatt, F. (2021) How to design optimal eDNA sampling strategies for biomonitoring in river networks, Environmental DNA, 3(1), 157-172, doi:10.1002/edn3.137, Institutional Repository
Moza, M. I.; Postolache, C.; Benedek, A. M.; Moldoveanu, M.; Spaak, P. (2021) Geographical and temporal patterns of cyanobacterial assemblages in the Danube Delta lake complexes, Hydrobiologia, 848, 753-771, doi:10.1007/s10750-020-04466-w, 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.