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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May 9, 2018

Lake Victoria in East Africa is known for its vast biodiversity. But according to a report published recently by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), to which Eawag also contributed, many species of fish, molluscs, crustaceans and aquatic plants are currently at risk. Read more

April 20, 2018

Amphipods play a key role in freshwater ecosystems. In her doctoral research at Eawag, biologist Chelsea Little discovered that invasive amphipod species consume much less leaf litter than native species. Read more

Events

22.06.​2018,
9.00 am
Eawag Dübendorf
04.10.​2018,
9.00 am
Lausanne

Scientific publications

Frickel, J.; Feulner, P. G. D.; Karakoc, E.; Becks, L. (2018) Population size changes and selection drive patterns of parallel evolution in a host–virus system, Nature Communications, 9(1), 1760 (10 pp.), doi:10.1038/s41467-018-03990-7, Institutional Repository
Little, C. J.; Altermatt, F. (2018) Do priority effects outweigh environmental filtering in a guild of dominant freshwater macroinvertebrates?, Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological sciences, 285(1876), 20180205 (9 pp.), doi:10.1098/rspb.2018.0205, Institutional Repository
Hertäg, C.; Vorburger, C. (2018) Defensive symbionts mediate species coexistence in phytophagous insects, Functional Ecology, doi:10.1111/1365-2435.13040, Institutional Repository
To the library

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
Prof. Dr. Jukka Jokela
  • algae
  • aquatic ecotoxicology
  • fish
  • genetics
  • plankton
  • proteomics
Prof. Dr. Ole Seehausen
  • fish
  • genetics
  • ecology
  • evolution
Dr. Piet Spaak
  • plankton
  • sediments