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

Liu, W.; Ciais, P.; Liu, X.; Yang, H.; Hoekstra, A. Y.; Tang, Q.; Wang, X.; Li, X.; Cheng, L. (2020) Global phosphorus losses from croplands under future precipitation scenarios, Environmental Science and Technology, doi:10.1021/acs.est.0c03978, Institutional Repository
Chow, R.; Scheidegger, R.; Doppler, T.; Dietzel, A.; Fenicia, F.; Stamm, C. (2020) A review of long-term pesticide monitoring studies to assess surface water quality trends, Water Research X, 9, 100064 (13 pp.), doi:10.1016/j.wroa.2020.100064, Institutional Repository
Schuwirth, N. (2020) Towards an integrated surface water quality assessment: aggregation over multiple pollutants and time, Water Research, 186, 116330 (11 pp.), doi:10.1016/j.watres.2020.116330, Institutional Repository
Caradima, B.; Reichert, P.; Schuwirth, N. (2020) Effects of site selection and taxonomic resolution on the inference of stream invertebrate responses to environmental conditions, Freshwater Science, 39(3), 415-432, doi:10.1086/709024, Institutional Repository
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
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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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.