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Flohkrebse: Botschafter für Wasserqualität

Bachflohkrebse sind Indikatoren für saubere Gewässer und haben eine zentrale Rolle in aquatischen Ökosystemen. Der Schweizer Bauer berichtet über Amphipod.CH sowie die Gefährdung aquatischer Ökosysteme in der Schweiz.

Priority Themes for Swiss Sustainability Research

Anhand von sechs prioritären Themen legt das «Whitepaper Nachhaltigkeitsforschung» den dringendsten Forschungsbedarf der Schweiz im Hinblick auf die Erfüllung der UNO Nachhaltigkeitsziele dar. Kapitel “Food for People and Planet” mit […]

Faktenblatt Forum Biodiversität/SCNAT

Faktenblatt des Forum Biodiversität/SCNAT “Übermässige Stickstoff- und Phosphoreinträge schädigen Biodiversität, Wald und Gewässer“. Wir zeigen Ursachen, Konsequenzen und notwendige Handlungsoptionen. (franz. Version)

Mission B: SRF Interview

«Mission B – für mehr Biodiversität» – der Themenschwerpunkt rund um die Artenvielfalt  bei SRF neigt sich dem Ende zu. Interview dazu hier.

Video on Amphipod.CH research project

In our project Amphipod.CH we have shown that there are more than 40 amphipod species in Switzerland, among others endemic species. Eawag produced a short documentary about this project, see […]

Bafu Magazin “die umwelt”

Bericht über unser Projekt “Amphipod.CH” und “AmphiWell” im BAFU Magazin «die umwelt». “Die Menschheit muss nicht auf den Mars fliegen, um neues Leben zu finden. Eine Fahrt ins Schwyzer Muotatal […]

Tagesschau SRF (Swiss National TV)

Der Insektenrückgang in der Schweiz wird im Parlament diskutiert (Curia Vista Ständerat). Florian Altermatt gibt im Interview (Start Minute 7:15) in der Tagesschau vom 31.5.2020 Auskunft über Bedeutung der Insekten […]

The ABCD Conference format

The future of conferences: All continents, gender Balance, promote low Carbon transport & include Diverse backgrounds. See our proposed way forward in our commentary in Nature Ecology & Evolution and […]

Flohkrebse in unterirdischen Lebensräume

Berichte im Pro Natura Magazin und in LaLiberté über unser Forschungsprojekt zu Flohkrebsen in Höhlen. Roman Alther: «Wir rechnen mit weiteren Entdeckungen». Roman war zusammen mit unseren slowenischen Forscherkollegen und […]

Amphipoden der Schweiz

We just published a new monograph of all amphipods in Switzerland in the series “Fauna Helvetica”. The book contains a current checklist, identification keys in German, French and English, species […]

UZH Magazine

Article in the University of Zurich Magazine on embracing the wilderness and why we need more biodiversity (read more in German or English).

Interview Naturzentrum Pfäffikon

Lake Pfäffikon and its surrounding are a biodiversity hotspot in Switzerland. Florian Altermatt is interviewed by the newly founded Naturzentrum Pfäffikersee about invertebrate diversity found in and around the lake […]

Swiss Radio SRF1 – Interview with F. Altermatt

Biodiversity is still declining. Florian Altermatt is interviewed in the broadcast “Morgengast” on the causes and consequences of biodiversity losses, about the state of biodiversity in Switzerland, and what can […]

TELE Z TV – Report

Environmental DNA (eDNA) is a novel tool to assess diversity in riverine ecosystems. This report shows how eDNA can be used to get information about which organisms live in and […]

Swiss TV SRF – Science Broadcast “Einstein”

Riverine ecosystems in Switzerland are dramatically changing. In a thematic broadcast, “Einstein” of the Swiss TV SRF documents how biodiversity in the river Rhine is affected by anthropogenic activities. Florian […]

Scientific American & BBC Wildlife

Light-pollution is a global phenomenon with well-documented negative effects on the environment. In an experiment, we found a significantly reduced flight-to-light behavior of moths from light-polluted areas versus dark sky […]

Science – Moths evolve to avoid light

Moths are fatally attracted to lights. Given the high level of light pollution, it has been speculated that this could trigger evolutionary responses. In a recent experiment, we for the […]

Aqua Viva

Aquatic Ecosystems are affected by a multitude of anthropogenic factors, ranging from climate change, to invasive species and habitat modifications. In an Interview in Aqua Viva, published by one of […]

Der Standard (Austrian daily newspaper)

Monitoring aquatic biodiversity is challenging for many reasons. We develop novel tools using environmental DNA (eDNA) which may revolutionize the way biodiversity is measured in aquatic systems. This is for […]

Radio 1 – Interview with F. Altermatt

Biodiversity is a key factor in preventing parasite epidemics. Altermatt & Ebert (2008) show in a study published in Ecology Letters that a high diversity of the host population is […]