Department Systems Analysis, Integrated Assessment and Modelling

Systems Analysis, Integrated Assessment and Modelling

In SIAM, we develop and apply models and formal techniques in order to understand, demonstrate, and predict the behavior of natural, technical, social and economical systems that pertain to water and other natural resources. Read more

New Publications

Carles, L., Wullschleger, S., Joss, A., Eggen, R. I. L., Schirmer, K., Schuwirth, N., … Tlili, A. (2022). Wastewater microorganisms impact microbial diversity and important ecological functions of stream periphyton. Water Research, 225, 119119 (13 pp.). doi:10.1016/j.watres.2022.119119, Institutional Repository
Sendek, A., Baity-Jesi, M., Altermatt, F., Bader, M. K. F., Liebhold, A. M., Turner, R. M., … Brockerhoff, E. G. (2022). Fewer non-native insects in freshwater than in terrestrial habitats across continents. Diversity and Distributions. doi:10.1111/ddi.13622, Institutional Repository
Gao, H., Han, C., Chen, R., Feng, Z., Wang, K., Fenicia, F., & Savenije, H. (2022). Frozen soil hydrological modeling for a mountainous catchment northeast of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 26(15), 4187-4208. doi:10.5194/hess-26-4187-2022, Institutional Repository
Albert, C., Ulzega, S., Perez-Cruz, F., Ozdemir, F., & Mira, A. (2022). Learning summary statistics for Bayesian inference with autoencoders. SciPost Physics Core, 5(3), 043 (16 pp.). doi:10.21468/SciPostPhysCore.5.3.043, Institutional Repository
Carbone, M. R., & Baity-Jesi, M. (2022). Competition between energy- and entropy-driven activation in glasses. Physical Review E, 106(2), 024603 (7 pp.). doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.106.024603, Institutional Repository

News

September 23, 2022 –

Insects that live entirely or partly in freshwater have a much lower proportion of invasive species than insects that live on land. This is shown in a study by the Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research...

Insects that live entirely or partly in freshwater have a much lower proportion of invasive species than insects that live on land. This is shown in a study by the Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research WSL in collaboration with the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology Eawag and an international team of researchers.

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Events

02.11.​2022,
9.00 am
Eawag Dübendorf

PEAK-Vertiefungskurs V55/22

Projects

Bridging the gap between data science and mechanistic modelling for a better understanding of community composition.
Heterogeneous data platform for operational modeling and forecasting of Swiss lakes in collaboration with the Swiss Data Science Center.
Deep Neural Networks (DNNs) have shown empirical performance but they are still nevertheless a black-box function modeling data
Scalable Bayesian inference framework for uncertainty quantification in stochastic models using thousands of processors in parallel at the Swiss Supercomputing Center and ETH Zurich.
Mechanistic modelling of the macroinvertebrate community composition in rivers.
We compare invasions in aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems primarily at large (national) spatial scales and among several higher-level taxa (insects, molluscs, crustaceans, all major vertebrate classes, and plants).
We use machine learning methods to predict the effects of chemicals on aquatic species.
Development of a semi-distributed hydrological model with a “flexible” approach. Testing and comparing of different model structures to combine modeling and experimenting into a learning process.