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

Ammann, L.; Doppler, T.; Stamm, C.; Reichert, P.; Fenicia, F. (2020) Characterizing fast herbicide transport in a small agricultural catchment with conceptual models, Journal of Hydrology, 586, 124812 (15 pp.), doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2020.124812, Institutional Repository
Liu, W.; Yang, H.; Ciais, P.; Kummu, M.; Hoekstra, A. Y. (2020) China's food supply sources under trade conflict with the United States and limited domestic land and water resources, Earth's Future, 8(3), e2020EF001482 (7 pp.), doi:10.1029/2020EF001482, Institutional Repository
Vermeiren, P.; Reichert, P.; Schuwirth, N. (2020) Integrating uncertain prior knowledge regarding ecological preferences into multi-species distribution models: effects of model complexity on predictive performance, Ecological Modelling, 420, 108956 (15 pp.), doi:10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2020.108956, Institutional Repository
Schuwirth, N.; Borgwardt, F.; Domisch, S.; Friedrichs, M.; Kattwinkel, M.; Kneis, D.; Kuemmerlen, M.; Langhans, S. D.; Martínez-López, J.; Vermeiren, P. (2019) How to make ecological models useful for environmental management, Ecological Modelling, 411, 108784 (14 pp.), doi:10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2019.108784, Institutional Repository
Caradima, B.; Schuwirth, N.; Reichert, P. (2019) From individual to joint species distribution models: a comparison of model complexity and predictive performance, Journal of Biogeography, 46(10), 2260-2274, doi:10.1111/jbi.13668, Institutional Repository
To the library


June 17, 2020

Since spring 2018, the newly developed underwater camera Aquascope has been recording a wide variety of plankton species in Lake Greifen. These sensitive organisms can thus, for the first time, be observed undisturbed in their natural habitat – an important step towards automated monitoring of water quality and aquatic biodiversity.

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17. - 18.08.​2020,
Cours de base en coopération avec l’OFEV
25. - 26.08.​2020,
Eawag Dübendorf – Basiskurs zusammen mit dem BAFU
9.00 am
Swiss Tech Convention Center Lausanne


Decision support for river management by combining the prediction of effects of suggested measures with quantified societal goals.
Complex systems theory meets big phytoplankton trait data.
Application of a Spatially Explicit Bio-physical Crop Model to Assess Drought Impact on Crop Yield and Crop-Drought Vulnerability in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Mechanistic modelling of the macroinvertebrate community composition in rivers.
Hypothesis testing using controlled experiments to characterize diffuse pollution in small agricultural catchments
Building an agro-hydrological model of the world to study water resources, soil erosion, and crop yield.
Calibrating stochastic rainfall-runoff models to scaling laws, for improved predictions of extreme events.
Development of a dynamical model to simulate the water and water related energy flows in function of time.