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

March 19, 2020

The theme to this year’s UNESCO World Water Day is “Water and Climate Change”. Environmental scientist Martin Schmid, who is Head of the Eawag Group Applied System Analysis in the Surface Waters Department, talks about how climate change is impacting on waterbodies in Switzerland.

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March 13, 2020

The ETH Board is strengthening the interdisciplinary biodiversity research of WSL and Eawag in order to find answers to the urgent social challenges of species loss as quickly as possible.

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Events

03.06.​2020,
2.00 pm
Eawag Kastanienbaum
04.06.​2020,
9.00 am
Lausanne – Cours de base en coopération avec l’OFEV
05.06.​2020,
9.00 am
EPF Lausanne – Cours d’approfondissement en coopération avec l’OFEV

Scientific publications

Bosshard, L.; Peischl, S.; Ackermann, M.; Excoffier, L. (2019) Mutational and selective processes involved in evolution during bacterial range expansions, Molecular Biology and Evolution, 36(10), 2313-2327, doi:10.1093/molbev/msz148, Institutional Repository
Meier, J. I.; Stelkens, R. B.; Joyce, D. A.; Mwaiko, S.; Phiri, N.; Schliewen, U. K.; Selz, O. M.; Wagner, C. E.; Katongo, C.; Seehausen, O. (2019) The coincidence of ecological opportunity with hybridization explains rapid adaptive radiation in Lake Mweru cichlid fishes, Nature Communications, 10, 5391 (11 pp.), doi:10.1038/s41467-019-13278-z, Institutional Repository
Staps, M.; van Gestel, J.; Tarnita, C. E. (2019) Emergence of diverse life cycles and life histories at the origin of multicellularity, Nature Ecology & Evolution, 3(8), 1197-1205, doi:10.1038/s41559-019-0940-0, Institutional Repository
van Gestel, J.; Ackermann, M.; Wagner, A. (2019) Microbial life cycles link global modularity in regulation to mosaic evolution, Nature Ecology & Evolution, 3(8), 1184-1196, doi:10.1038/s41559-019-0939-6, Institutional Repository
Skúlason, S.; Parsons, K. J.; Svanbäck, R.; Räsänen, K.; Ferguson, M. M.; Adams, C. E.; Amundsen, P.‐A.; Bartels, P.; Bean, C. W.; Boughman, J. W.; Englund, G.; Guðbrandsson, J.; Hooker, O. E.; Hudson, A. G.; Kahilainen, K. K.; Knudsen, R.; Kristjánsson, B. K.; Leblanc, C. A.‐L.; Jónsson, Z.; Öhlund, G.; Smith, C.; Snorrason, S. S. (2019) A way forward with eco evo devo: an extended theory of resource polymorphism with postglacial fishes as model systems, Biological Reviews, 94(5), 1786-1808, doi:10.1111/brv.12534, Institutional Repository
To the library
Schuwirth, N.; Caradima, B.; Schindler Wildhaber, Y.; Sarbach-Remund, N. (2019) Analyse schweizweiter Makrozoobenthosdaten. Erkenntnisse über anthropogene Einflüsse und Monitoring-Design, Aqua & Gas, 99(12), 55-61, Institutional Repository
Junghans, M.; Langer, M.; Baumgartner, C.; Vermeirssen, E.; Werner, I. (2019) Ökotoxikologische Untersuchungen: Risiko von PSM bestätigt. NAWA-SPEZ-Studie 2017 zeigt Beeinträchtigung von Gewässerorganismen, Aqua & Gas, 99(4), 26-34, Institutional Repository
Küry, D.; Stucki, P.; Martinez, N.; Roth, T.; Schuwirth, N.; Michel, C.; Schindler Wildhaber, Y. (2019) Vom IBCH zum IBCH_2019. Methoden-Update des Moduls "Makrozoobenthos Stufe F" im Modul-Stufen-Konzept, Aqua & Gas, 99(12), 47-54, Institutional Repository

Experts

Prof. Dr. Martin Ackermann
  • bacteria
  • genetics
  • antibiotics
  • resistances
  • evolution
  • ecology
Prof. Dr. Florian Altermatt
  • biodiversity
  • genetics
  • modeling
  • ecology
  • Ecosystems
Dr. Jakob Brodersen
  • isotopes
  • ecology
Dr. Helmut Bürgmann
  • bacterioplankton
  • microbes
  • surface water
Dr. Philine Feulner
  • biodiversity
  • fish
  • genetics
  • comparative genomics
Prof. Dr. Jukka Jokela
  • algae
  • aquatic ecotoxicology
  • fish
  • genetics
  • plankton
  • proteomics
Dr. Carlos Melian
  • biodiversity
  • modeling
  • ecology
Dr. Francesco Pomati
  • algae
  • biodiversity
  • ecology
  • plankton
  • ecotoxicology
Dr. Katja Räsänen
  • biodiversity
  • ecology
  • Environmental change
  • Evolutionary ecology
  • Amphibians
Prof. Dr. Ole Seehausen
  • fish
  • genetics
  • ecology
  • evolution
PD Dr. Piet Spaak
  • plankton
  • sediments
Prof. Dr. Christoph Vorburger
  • biodiversity
  • genetics
  • ecology
  • evolution
Dr. Christine Weber
  • fish
  • river restoration
  • ecology