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

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February 8, 2019

In the coming decades, many rivers in Switzerland are to be restored to a natural state. To identify those river reaches where restoration would be ecologically most valuable, Eawag scientists have developed a new assessment procedure. Read more

January 24, 2019

“Innovation from Switzerland, for Switzerland” is the theme of a special feature at this year’s World Economic Forum, where Eawag, as part of the ETH Domain will have the opportunity to discuss and share ideas with guests from the Swiss political arena as well as from the public and private sectors. Read more

Scientific publications

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
Tamminen, M.; Betz, A.; Pereira, A. L.; Thali, M.; Matthews, B.; Suter, M. J. -F.; Narwani, A. (2018) Proteome evolution under non-substitutable resource limitation, Nature Communications, 9(1), 4650 (10 pp.), doi:10.1038/s41467-018-07106-z, Institutional Repository
Vorburger, C.; Perlman, S. J. (2018) The role of defensive symbionts in host-parasite coevolution, Biological Reviews, 93(4), 1747-1764, doi:10.1111/brv.12417, Institutional Repository
Doenz, C. J.; Bittner, D.; Vonlanthen, P.; Wagner, C. E.; Seehausen, O. (2018) Rapid buildup of sympatric species diversity in Alpine whitefish, Ecology and Evolution, 8(18), 9398-9412, doi:10.1002/ece3.4375, 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