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February 21, 2013

February 21, 2013Pathogenic salmonellae rely on a division of labour: some of them see to the common wellbeing, while others are able to stand up to free rider salmonellae better.

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January 24, 2013

January 24, 2013Flow cytometry (FCM) can now be officially used for the quantification of microbial cells in drinking water. The new analytical method – developed at Eawag and extensively tested both in Switzerland and abroad – has been incorporated into the Swiss Food Compendium (SLMB) by the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH).

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November 28, 2012

November 28, 2012The Sun determines the course of the planets. But the planets may also exert an influence on the Sun. Their configurations appear to be responsible for long-term cycles of increased solar activity.

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November 23, 2012

November 23, 2012On invitation of Eawags department for Aquatic Ecology over 40 experts from local and central government, environmental consultancies and research organisations participated on 31st October the first workshop on aquatic invasive species.

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June 22, 2012

June 22, 2012The aquatic environment provides us with many valuable services, including a supply of drinking water and fish as well as various means of transportation and places of recreation. Attempts to provide these services with technological solutions would be futile or prohibitively expensive.

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June 10, 2012

June 10, 2012When animals or plants colonize new habitats, a number of new species may evolve from a single ancestor. But it is difficult to predict on the basis of environmental conditions or species-specific traits alone whether and to what extent diversification will occur..

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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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