Biodiversity

Preserve biodiversity

Concerns about the preservation of biodiversity often end up on the losing side when it comes to weighing conflicting interests in the balance, and its loss is usually only quantified in financial terms when it is already too late. Eawag is researching what biodiversity really means, what benefits it brings, and what measures can be employed to preserve it.

News

July 25, 2019

Phosphate supplies are limited and found in only a few countries. Mining and transport of this nutrient are costly. It is therefore becoming increasingly important that phosphorus be recovered and reused regionally, and Switzerland, with a functioning phosphorus recycling economy, can lead the way. Read more

July 8, 2019

Without phosphorus there would be no life; however, the mineable quantities are limited. The element was first described 350 years ago. This week, some 200 experts are meeting in Zurich to discuss the future of phosphorus. Read more

Scientific publications

Marques, D. A.; Meier, J. I.; Seehausen, O. (2019) A combinatorial view on speciation and adaptive radiation, Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 531-544, doi:10.1016/j.tree.2019.02.008, Institutional Repository
Mansfeldt, C.; Achermann, S.; Men, Y.; Walser, J.-C.; Villez, K.; Joss, A.; Johnson, D. R.; Fenner, K. (2019) Microbial residence time is a controlling parameter of the taxonomic composition and functional profile of microbial communities, ISME Journal, doi:10.1038/s41396-019-0371-6, Institutional Repository
Fontana, S.; Thomas, M. K.; Reyes, M.; Pomati, F. (2019) Light limitation increases multidimensional trait evenness in phytoplankton populations, ISME Journal, 13, 1159-1167, doi:10.1038/s41396-018-0320-9, Institutional Repository
Lange, K.; Bruder, A.; Matthaei, C. D.; Brodersen, J.; Paterson, R. A. (2018) Multiple-stressor effects on freshwater fish: importance of taxonomy and life stage, Fish and Fisheries, 19(6), 974-983, doi:10.1111/faf.12305, Institutional Repository
Carraro, L.; Hartikainen, H.; Jokela, J.; Bertuzzo, E.; Rinaldo, A. (2018) Estimating species distribution and abundance in river networks using environmental DNA, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America PNAS, 115(46), 11724-11729, doi:10.1073/pnas.1813843115, Institutional Repository
To the library
Känel, B.; Michel, C.; Reichert, P. (2018) Methoden zur Untersuchung und Beurteilung der Fliessgewässer. Makrophyten - Stufe F (flächendeckend) und Stufe S (systembezogen). Entwurf zur Vernehmlassung, 119 p, Institutional Repository