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March 11, 2013

March 11, 2013Having been heavily built up over the past century, the Chriesbach stream in Dübendorf will soon be returned to its natural state. A diverse range of animals and plants stand to benefit from this revitalisation.

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February 13, 2013

February 13, 2013The main findings of the most recent research partnership project “Lake Kivu: Learning from the past for managing its future”, were presented in two workshops in Kigali and Bukavu.

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December 3, 2012

December 3, 2012EPFL, Eawag and Ferring Pharmaceuticals are inaugurating a Chair for the study of lake environments.

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June 12, 2012

June 12, 2012In a unique field experiment, ten research groups from nine different countries have studied the ecological status of 100 streams across Europe. This was the first study to make extensive use of leaf-litter breakdown as an assessment method..

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March 26, 2012

March 26, 2012In a study published this week in the scientific Journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Science (PNAS), researchers from EPFL, Eawag and University of Princeton show that the specific river-like network structures of habitats create unique biodiversity patterns..

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February 16, 2012

February 16, 2012Within a relatively short period, eutrophication has led to a reduction of almost 40% in the number of endemic whitefish species in Swiss lakes..

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December 1, 2011

December 1, 2011While elsewhere species extinction is proceeding at an ever-increasing rate, plankton biodiversity in Lake Zurich is apparently benefiting from rising temperatures and the successful measures against over-fertilization..

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September 1, 2011

September 1, 2011An international research team under the leadership of Eawag, the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology, and the Natural History Museum in Bern is quite literally getting to the bottom of the lakes in and around the Alps..

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May 1, 2011

May 1, 2011Two Russian MIR submarines arrived in Le Bouveret on Lake Geneva today. An international team of scientists headed by ETH Lausanne will use these to get to the bottom of "Lac Léman" in the coming months in the truest sense of the word..

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January 4, 2011

January 4, 2011Examination of deep sea corals reveals that there have been drastic changes to oceanic currents in the western North Atlantic since the 1970s. The influence of the cold water Labrador Current, which is in periodic interchange with the warm Gulf Stream, has been decreasing continually since the 1970s..

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