Publications

Books and book-chapters published by the lab

All pdf-files of articles are for personal use only.

  • Altermatt F, Alther R, Fišer C & Švara V. 2019. Amphipoda (Flohkrebse) der Schweiz: Checkliste, Bestimmung und Atlas. Fauna Helvetica. CSCF Neuchâtel.
  • Klaiber J, Altermatt F, Birrer S, Chittaro Y, Dziock F, Gonseth Y, Hoess R, Keller D, Küchler H, Luka H, Manzke U, Müller A, Pfeiffer MA, Roesti C, Schlegel J, Schneider K, Sonderegger P, Walter T, Holderegger R & Bergamini A. 2017. Fauna Indicativa. WSL Berichte 54: 192 pp. pdf
  • Altermatt F & Scheidegger A. 2016. Schmetterlinge. In: Der Pfäffikersee: Naturperle an Zürichs östlichem Agglomerationsrand und dauerhaft schützenswerter Lebensraum. Hrsg. Ott E & Spillmann J. Neujahrsblatt der Naturforschenden Gesellschaft in Zürich NGZH 218: 105-116. pdf
  • Fischer M, Altermatt F, Arlettaz R, Bartha B, Baur B, Bergamini A, Bersier L-F, Birrer S, Braunisch V, Dollinger P, Eggenberg S, Guisan A, Guntern J, Gutscher H, Herzog F, Humbert J-Y, Jenny M, Klaus G, Körner C, Krättli H, Küchler M, Lachat T, Lambelet C, Leuzinger Y, Linder P, Mitchell EAD, Pasinelli G, Pauli D, Pfiffner L, Praz C, Rixen C, Rübel A, Schaffner U, Scheidegger C, Schmid H, Schnyder N, Stöcklin J, Walter T & Zumbach S. 2015. Zustand der Biodiversität in der Schweiz 2014. Hrsg.: Forum Biodiversität Schweiz et al. 96 pp. pdf’s in German and French
  • SwissLepTeam (Aistleitner U, Albrecht M, Altermatt F, Artmann G, Bolt D, Bryner R, Fluri M, Fritsch D, Grimm K, Guenin R, Hächler M, Hättenschwiler P, Joos R, Kaltenbach T, Keller W, Kopp A, Landry B, Merz B, Reser L, Sauter W, Schmid J, Sonderegger P, Whitebread S and H-P Wymann). 2010. Lepidoptera: Checklist [Lepidoptera of Switzerland: a systematic checklist]. Fauna Helvetica 25. CSCF/SEG, Neuchâtel. 349 pp.
  • Walter T, Klaus G, Altermatt F, Ammann P, Birrer S, Boller B, Capt S, Gonseth Y, Grünig A, Homburger H, Jacot K, Kleijer G, Köhler C, Kohler F, Kreis H, Loser E, Lüscher A, Meyer A, Murbach F, Rechsteiner C, Scheidegger C, Schilperoord P, Schierscher B, Schmid H, Schnyder N, Senn-Irlet B, Suter D, Vogel S, Zbinden N and Zumbach S. 2010. Landwirtschaft. Pages 64–122 in Lachat T, Pauli D, Gonseth Y, Klaus G, Scheidegger C, Vittoz P and T Walter, editors. Wandel der Biodiversität in der Schweiz seit 1900–Ist die Talsohle erreicht? Haupt/Forum Biodiversität Schweiz, Bern.
  • Altermatt F, Fritsch D, Huber W and S Whitebread. 2006. Die Gross-Schmetterlingsfauna der Region Basel [The Macrolepidoptera fauna of the Basel region]. EGB, Basel, 423 pp.

Peer-reviewed articles published by members of the lab

All pdf-files of articles are for personal use only.

2019

  • Harvey E, Gounand I, Fronhofer EA & Altermatt F. 2019. Disturbance reverses classic biodiversity predictions in river-like landscapes. Proceedings B. Accepted.
  • Harper, LR, Buxton AS, Rees HC, Bruce K, Brys R, Halfmaerten D, Read DS, Watson HV, Sayer CD, Jones EP, Priestley V, Mächler E, Múrria C, Garcés-Pastor S, Medupin C, Burgess K, Benson G, Boonham N, Griffiths RA, Lawson Handley L & Hänfling B. 2019. Prospects and challenges of environmental DNA (eDNA) monitoring in freshwater ponds. Hydrobiologia 826: 25–41. pdf

2018

  • Gounand I, Little CJ, Harvey E & Altermatt F. 2018. Cross-ecosystem carbon flows connecting ecosystems worldwide. Nature Communications 9:4825. pdf
  • Fronhofer EA, Legrand D, Altermatt F, Ansart A, Blanchet S, Bonte D, Chaine A, Dahirel M, De Laender F, De Raedt J, Di Gesu L, Jacob S, Kaltz O, Laurent E, Little CJ, Madec L, Manzi F, Masier S, Pellerin F, Pennekamp F, Schtickzelle N, Therry L, Vong A, Winandy L & Cote J. 2018. Bottom-up and top-down control of dispersal across major organismal groups. Nature Ecology & Evolution 2: 1859–1863. pdf
  • Pennekamp F, Pontarp M, Tabi A, Altermatt F, Alther R, Choffat Y, Fronhofer EA, Ganesanandamoorthy P, Garnier A, Griffiths JI, Greene S, Horgan K, Massie TM, Mächler E, Palamara GM, Seymour M & Petchey OL. 2018. Biodiversity increases and decreases ecosystem stability. Nature 563: 109–112. pdf
  • Deiner K, Lopez J, Bourne S, Holman L, Seymour M, Grey EK, Lacoursière A, Li Y, Renshaw MA, Pfrender ME, Rius M, Bernatchez L & Lodge DM. 2018. Optimising the detection of marine taxonomic richness using environmental DNA metabarcoding: the effects of filter material, pore size and extraction method. Metabarcoding and Metagenomics 2: e28963. pdf
  • Li F, Peng Y, Fang W, Altermatt F, Xie Y, Yang J & Zhang X. 2018. Application of environmental DNA metabarcoding for predicting anthropogenic pollution in rivers. Environmental Science & Technology 52: 11708-11719. pdf
  • Lacoursière-Roussel A, Howland K, Normandeau E, Grey EK, Archambault O, Deiner K, Lodge DM, Hernandez C, Leduc N & Bernatchez L. 2018. eDNA metabarcoding as a new surveillance approach for coastal Arctic biodiversity. Ecology and Evolution 8: 7763-7777. pdf
  • Little CJ & Altermatt F. 2018. Landscape configuration alters spatial arrangement of terrestrial-aquatic subsidies in headwater streams. Landscape Ecology 33: 1519–1531. pdf
  • Datry T, Foulquier A, Corti R, Von Schiller D, Tockner K, Mendoza-Lera C, Clément JC, Gessner MO, Moleón M, Stubbington R, Gücker B, Albariño R, Allen DC, Altermatt F, Arce MI, Arnon S, Banas D, Banegas-Medina A, Beller E, Blanchette ML, Blanco-Libreros JF, Blessing JJ, Boëchat IG, Boersma KS, Bogan MT, Bonada N, Bond NR, Brintrup Barría KC, Bruder A, Burrows RM, Cancellario T, Canhoto C, Carlson SM, Cauvy-Fraunié S, Cid N, Danger M, De Freitas Terra B, De Girolamo AM, De La Barra E, Del Campo R, Diaz-Villanueva VD, Dyer F, Elosegi A, Faye E, Febria C, Four B, Gafny S, Ghate SD, Gómez R, Gómez-Gener L, Graça MaS, Guareschi S, Hoppeler F, Hwan JL, Jones JI, Kubheka S, Laini A, Langhans SD, Leigh C, Little CJ, Lorenz S, Marshall JC, Martín E, Mcintosh AR, Meyer EI, Miliša M, Mlambo MC, Morais M, Moya N, Negus PM, Niyogi DK, Papatheodoulou A, Pardo I, Pařil P, Pauls SU, Pešić V, Polášek M, Robinson CT, Rodríguez-Lozano P, Rolls RJ, Sánchez-Montoya MM, Savić A, Shumilova O, Sridhar KR, Steward AL, Storey R, Taleb A, Uzan A, Vander Vorste R, Waltham NJ, Woelfle-Erskine C, Zak D, Zarfl C & Zoppini A. 2018. A global analysis of terrestrial plant litter dynamics in non-perennial waterways. Nature Geoscience 11: 497–503. pdf
  • Pawlowski J, Kelly-Quinn M, Altermatt F, Apothéloz-Perret-Gentil L, Beja P, Boggero A, Borja A, Bouchez A, Cordier T, Domaizon I, Feio MJ, Filipe AF, Fornaroli R, Graf W, Herder H, van der Hoorn B, Jones JI, Sagova-Mareckova M, Moritz C, Barquín J, Piggott JJ, Pinna M, Rimet F, Rinkevich B, Sousa-Santos C, Specchia V, Trobajo R, Vasselon V, Vitecek S, Zimmermann J, Weigand A, Leese F & Kahlert M. 2018. The future of biotic indices in the ecogenomic era: integrating DNA metabarcoding in biological assessment of aquatic ecosystems. Science of the Total Environment 637–638: 1295–1310. pdf
  • Song C, Altermatt F, Pearse I & Saavedra S. 2018. Structural changes within trophic levels are constrained by within-family assembly rules at lower trophic levels. Ecology Letters 21: 1221–1228. pdf
  • Fišer C, Alther A, Zakšek V, Borko Š, Fuchs A & Altermatt F. 2018. Translating Niphargus barcodes from Switzerland into taxonomy with a description of two new species (Amphipoda, Niphargidae). ZooKeys 760: 113–141. pdf
  • Abiven S, Altermatt F, Backhaus N, Deplazes-Zemp A, Furrer R, Korf B, Niklaus PA, Schaepman-Strub G, Schimizu K, Zuppinger-Dingley D, Petchey O & Schaepman M. 2018. Integrative research efforts at the boundary of biodiversity and global change research. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 29: 215–222. pdf
  • Gounand I, Harvey E, Little CJ & Altermatt F. 2018. On embedding meta-ecosystems into a socio-ecological framework. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 33: 484–486. pdf
  • Mächler E, Osathanunkul M & Altermatt F. 2018. Shedding light on eDNA: neither natural levels of UV radiation nor the presence of a filter feeder effect eDNA-based detection of aquatic organisms. PLoS One 13: e0195529. pdf
  • Yamasaki E, Altermatt F, Cavender-Bares J, Schuman MC, Zuppinger-Dingley D, Garonna I, Schneider FD, Guillén-Eschribà C, van Moorsel S, Hahl T, Schmid B, Schaepman-Strub G, Schaepman ME, Shimizu KK. 2018. Genomics meets remote sensing in global change studies: monitoring and predicting phenology, evolution and biodiversity. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 29: 177–186. pdf
  • Deplazes-Zemp A, Abiven S, Schaber P, Schaepman M, Schaepman-Strub G, Schmid B, Shimizu KK & Altermatt F. 2018. The Nagoya Protocol could backfire on the Global South. Nature Ecology and Evolution 2: 917–919. pdf
  • Little CJ & Altermatt F. 2018. Do priority effects outweigh environmental filtering in a guild of dominant freshwater macroinvertebrates? Proceedings of the Royal Society B 285: 20180205. pdf
  • Little CJ & Altermatt F. 2018. Species turnover and invasion of dominant freshwater invertebrates alter biodiversity-ecosystem function relationship. Ecological Monographs 88: 461–480. pdf
  • Soliveres S, Lehmann A, Boch S, Altermatt F, Carrara F, Crowther T, Delgado-Baquerizo M, Kempel A, Maynard D, Rillig M, Singh B, Trivedi P & Allan E. 2018. Intransitive competition is common across five major taxonomic groups and is driven by productivity, competitive rank and functional traits. Journal of Ecology 106: 852–864. pdf
  • Alther R & Altermatt F. 2018. Fluvial network topology shapes communities of native and non-native amphipods. Ecosphere 9: e02102. pdf
  • Leese F, Bouchez A, Abarenkov K, Altermatt F, Borja Á, Bruce K, Ekrem T, Čiampor Jr F, Čiamporová-Zaťovičová Z, Costa FO, Duarte S, Elbrecht V, Fontaneto D, Geiger MF, Hering D, Kahlert M, Kalamujić Stroil B, Kelly M, Keskin E, Liska I, Mergen P, Meissner K, Pawlowski J, Penev L, Reyjol Y, Rotter A, Steinke D, van der Wal B, Vitecek S, Zimmermann J, Weigand AM. 2018. Why we need sustainable networks bridging countries, disciplines, cultures and generations for aquatic biomonitoring 2.0: A perspective derived from the DNAqua-Net COST Action. Advances in Ecological Research 58: 63–99. pdf
  • Ryo M, Harvey E, Robinson C & Altermatt F. 2018. Nonlinear higher order abiotic interactions explain riverine biodiversity. Journal of Biogeography 45: 628–639. pdf
  • Van Petegem K, Moerman F, Dahirel M, Fronhofer EA, Vandegehuchte ML, Van Leeuwen T, Wybouw N, Stoks R & Bonte D. 2018. Kin competition accelerates experimental range expansion in an arthropod herbivore. Ecology Letters 21: 225–234. pdf
  • Gounand I, Harvey E, Little CJ & Altermatt F. 2018. Meta-ecosystems 2.0: rooting the theory into the field. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 33: 36–46. pdf
  • Tonkin JD, Heino J & Altermatt F. 2018. Editorial: Metacommunities in stream networks: the importance of network structure and connectivity on patterns and processes. Freshwater Biology 63: 1–5. pdf
  • Tonkin JD, Altermatt F, Finn D, Heino J, Olden JD, Steffen UP & Lytle DA. 2018. The role of dispersal in river network metacommunities: patterns, processes, and pathways. Freshwater Biology 63: 141–163. pdf
  • Altermatt F & Fronhofer EA. 2018. Dispersal in dendritic networks: ecological consequences on the spatial distribution of population densities. Freshwater Biology 63: 22–32. pdf
  • Saastamoinen M, Bocedi G, Cote J, Legrand D, Guillaume F, Wheat CW, Fronhofer EA, Garcia C, Henry R, Husby A, Baguette M, Bonte D, Coulon A, Kokko H, Matthysen E, Niitepõld K, Nonaka E, Stevens VM, Travis JMJ, Donohue K, Bullock JM & del Mar Delgado M. 2018. Genetics of dispersal. Biological Reviews 93: 574–599. pdf
  • Santschi F, Gounand I, Harvey E & Altermatt F. 2018. Leaf litter diversity and structure of microbial decomposer communities modulate litter decomposition in aquatic systems. Functional Ecology 32: 522–532. pdf

2017

  • Astegiano J, Altermatt F & Massol F. 2017. Disentangling the co-structure of multilayer interaction networks: degree distribution and module composition in two-layer bipartite networks. Scientific Reports 7: 15465. pdf
  • Fronhofer EA, Gut S & Altermatt F. 2017. Evolution of density-dependent movement during experimental range expansions. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 30: 2165–2176. pdf
  • Väinölä R, Vainio JK, Usjak S, Alther R, Fišer C, Altermatt F, Witt JDS. 2017. Global phylogeography of Gammarus lacustris G.O. Sars, 1864, the most widespread freshwater amphipod species. Biodiversity Journal 8: 561. pdf
  • Deiner K, Bik HM, Mächler E, Seymour M, Lacoursière-Roussel A, Altermatt F, Creer S, Bista I, Lodge DM, de Vere N, Pfrender ME & Bernatchez L. Environmental DNA metabarcoding: transforming how we survey animal and plant communities. Molecular Ecology 26: 5872-5895. pdf
  • Harvey E, Gounand I, Little CJ, Fronhofer EA & Altermatt F. 2017.  Upstream trophic structure modulates downstream community dynamics via resource subsidies. Ecology and Evolution 7: 5724–5731. pdf
  • Pennekamp F, Griffiths JI, Fronhofer EA, Seymour M, Garnier A, Altermatt F & Petchey OL. 2017. Dynamic species classification of microorganisms across time, abiotic and biotic environments–a sliding window approach. PLoS One 12: e0176682. pdf
  • Giometto A, Altermatt F & Rinaldo A. 2017. Demographic stochasticity and resource autocorrelation control biological invasions in heterogeneous landscapes. Oikos 126: 1554-1563. pdf
  • Harvey, Gounand I, Ward C & Altermatt F. 2017. Der Artenschutz am Scheideweg. Natur Landschaft Inside. 17: 21–25. pdf
  • Massol F, Altermatt F, Gounand I, Gravel D, Leibold MA & Mouquet N. 2017. How life-history traits affect ecosystem properties: effects of dispersal in metaecosystems. Oikos 126: 532-546. pdf
  • Fronhofer EA & Altermatt F. 2017. Classical metapopulation dynamics and eco-evolutionary feedbacks in dendritic networks. Ecography 40: 1455–1466. pdf
  • Gounand I, Harvey E, Ganesanandamoorthy P. & Altermatt F. 2017. Subsidies mediate interactions between communities across space. Oikos 126: 972-979. pdf
  • Fronhofer EA, Nitsche N & Altermatt F. 2017. Information use shapes the dynamics of range expansions into environmental gradients. Global Ecology and Biogeography 26: 400-411. pdf
  • Moretti M, Dias TC, de Bello F, Altermatt F, Chown SL, Azárate FM, Bell JR, Fournier B, Hedde M, Hortal J, Ibanez S, Öckinger E, Sousa JP, Ellers J & Berg MP. 2017. Handbook of protocols for standardized measurement of terrestrial invertebrate functional traits. Functional Ecology 31: 558-567. pdf
  • Fišer C, Konec M, Alther R, Švara V & Altermatt F. 2017. Taxonomic, phylogenetic and ecological diversity of Niphargus (Amphipoda: Crustacea) in the Hölloch cave system (Switzerland). Systematics and Biodiversity 15: 218-237. pdf
  • Alther R, Fišer C & Altermatt F. 2017. Description of a widely distributed but overlooked amphipod species in the European Alps. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 179: 751-766. pdf
  • Harvey, Gounand I, Ward C & Altermatt F. 2017. Bridging ecology and conservation: from ecological networks to ecosystem function. Journal of Applied Ecology 54: 371-379. pdf
  • Gallien L, Altermatt F, Wiemers M, Schweiger O & Zimmermann NE. 2017. Invasive plants threaten the least mobile butterflies in Switzerland. Diversity and Distributions 23: 185-195. pdf
  • Legrand D, Cote J, Fronhofer EA, Holt RD, Ronce O, Schtickzelle N, Travis JMJ & Clobert J. 2017. Eco-Evolutionary dynamics in fragmented landscapes. Ecography 40: 9-25. pdf

2016

  • Harvey E, Gounand I, Ganesanandamoorthy P & Altermatt F. 2016. Spatially cascading effect of perturbations in experimental meta-ecosystems. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B 283: 20161496. pdf F1000Prime
  • Leese F, Altermatt F, Bouchez A, Ekrem T, Hering D, Meissner K, Mergen P, Pawlowski J, Piggott JJ, Rimet F, Steinke D, Taberlet P, Weigand AM, Abarenkov K, Beja P, Bervoets L, Björnsdóttir S, Boets P, Boggero A, Bones AM, Borja Á, Bruce K, Bursić V, Carlsson J, Čiampor F, Čiamporová-Zatovičová Z, Coissac E, Costa F, Costache M, Creer S, Csabai Z, Deiner K, DelValls Á, Drakare S, Duarte S, Eleršek T, Fazi S, Fišer C, Flot J-F, Fonseca V, Fontaneto D, Grabowski M, Graf W, Guðbrandsson J, Hellström M, Hershkovitz Y, Hollingsworth P, Japoshvili B, Jones JI, Kahlert M, Stroil BK, Kasapidis P, Kelly MG, Kelly-Quinn M, Keskin E, Kõljalg U, Ljubešić Z, Maček I, Mächler E, Mahon A, Marečková M, Mejdandzic M, Mircheva G, Montagna M, Moritz C, Mulk V, Naumoski A, Navodaru I, Padisák J, Pálsson S, Panksep K, Penev L, Petrusek A, Pfannkuchen MA, Primmer CR, Rinkevich B, Rotter AM, Schmidt-Kloiber , Segurado P, Speksnijder A, Stoev P, Strand M, Šulčius S, Sundberg P, Traugott M, Tsigenopoulos C, Turon X, Valentini A, van der Hoorn B, Várbíró G, Hadjilyra MIV, Viguri J, Vitonytė I, Vogler A, Vrålstad T, Wägele W, Wenne R, Winding A, Woodward G, Zegura B & Zimmermann J. 2016. DNAqua-Net: Developing new genetic tools for bioassessment and monitoring of aquatic ecosystems in Europe. Research Ideas and Outcomes 2: e11321 pdf
  • Jackson MC, Weyl OLF, Altermatt F, Durance I, Friberg N, Dumbrell AJ, Piggott JJ, Tiegs SD, Tockner K, Krig CB, Leadley PW & Woodward G. 2016. Recommendations for the next generation of global freshwater biological monitoring tools. Advances in Ecological Research 55: 615-636. pdf
  • Deiner K, Fronhofer EA, Mächler E, Walser J-C & Altermatt F. 2016. Environmental DNA reveals that rivers are conveyer belts of biodiversity information. Nature Communications 7:12544. pdf
  • Stamm C, Räsänen K, Burdon F, Altermatt F, Jokela J, Joss A, Ackermann M & Eggen RIL. 2016. Unraveling the impacts of micropollutants in aquatic ecosystems: interdisciplinary studies at the interface of large-scale ecology. Advances in Ecological Research 55: 183-223. pdf
  • Seymour M, Seppälä K, Mächler, E & Altermatt F. 2016. Lessons from the macroinvertebrates: species-genetic diversity correlations highlight important dissimilar relationships. Freshwater Biology 61: 1819-1829. pdf
  • Beck J, Liedtke C, Widler S, Altermatt F, Loader S, Hagmann R, Lang S & Fiedler K. 2016. Patterns or mechanisms? Bergmann’s and Rapoport’s rule in moths along an elevational gradient. Community Ecology 17:137-148. pdf
  • Altermatt F, Alther R & Mächler E. 2016. Spatial patterns of genetic diversity, community composition and occurrence of native and non-native amphipods in naturally replicated tributary streams. BMC Ecology 16: 23. pdf
  • Creer S, Deiner K, Frey S, Porazinska D, Taberlet P, Thomas WK, Potter C & Bik H. 2016. The ecologist’s field guide to sequence-based identification of biodiversity. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 7: 1008-1018. pdf
  • Altermatt F & Ebert D. 2016. Reduced flight-to-light behaviour of moth populations exposed to long-term urban light pollution. Biology Letters 12: 20160111. pdf  highlighted in Science
  • Kaelin K & Altermatt F. 2016. Landscape-level predictions of diversity in river networks reveal opposing patterns for different groups of macroinvertebrates. Aquatic Ecology 50: 283-295. pdf
  • Bertuzzo E, Carrara F, Mari L, Altermatt F, Rodriguez-Iturbe I & Rinaldo A. 2016. Geomorphic controls on elevational gradients of species richness. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 113: 1737-1742. pdf F1000Prime
  • Eisenring M, Altermatt F, Westram AM & Jokela J. 2016. Habitat requirements and ecological niche of two cryptic amphipod species at landscape and local scales. Ecosphere 7: e01319. pdf
  • Mächler E, Deiner K, Spahn F & Altermatt F. 2016. Fishing in the water: effect of sampled water volume on environmental DNA-based detection of macroinvertebrates. Environmental Science & Technology 50: 305-312. pdf
  • Seymour M, Deiner K & Altermatt F. 2016. Scale and scope matter when explaining varying patterns of community diversity in riverine metacommunities. Basic and Applied Ecology 17: 134-144. pdf
  • Concepeción ED, Obrist MK, Moretti M, Altermatt F, Baur B & Nobis MP. 2016. Impacts of urban sprawl on species richness of plants, butterflies, gastropods and birds: not only built-up area matters. Urban Ecosystems 19:225–242. pdf

2015

  • Fronhofer EA, Klecka J, Melian CJ & Altermatt F. 2015. Condition-dependent movement and dispersal in experimental metacommunities. Ecology Letters 18: 954-963. pdf F1000 Prime
  • Giometto A, Altermatt F, Maritan A, Stocker, R, Rinaldo A. 2015. Generalized receptor law governs phototaxis in the phytoplankton Euglena gracilis. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 112: 7045–7050. pdf
  • Petchey OL, Pontarp M, Massie TM, Kéfi S, Ozgul A, Weilenmann M, Palamara GM, Altermatt F, Matthews BJ, Levine JM, Childs DZ, McGill BJ, Schaepman ME, Schmid B, Spaak P, Beckerman AP, Pennekamp F & Pearse IS. 2015. The Ecological Forecast Horizon, and examples of its uses and determinants. Ecology Letters 18: 597-611. pdf
  • Fronhofer EA & Altermatt F. 2015. Eco-evolutionary feedbacks during experimental range expansions. Nature Communications 6:6844. pdf
  • Carrara F, Giometto A, Seymour M, Rinaldo A & Altermatt F. 2015. Inferring species interactions in ecological communities: a comparison of methods at different levels of complexity. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 6: 895–906. pdf
  • Fišer Ž, Altermatt F, Zakšek V, Knapič T & C Fišer. 2015. Morphologically cryptic amphipod species are “ecological clones” at regional but not at local scale: a case study of four Niphargus species. PLoS One 10: e0134384. pdf
  • Heino J, Melo A, Bini LM, Altermatt F, Al-Shami SA, Angeler DG, Bonada N, Brand C, Callisto C, Cottenie C, Dangles O, Dudgeon D, Encalada A, Göthe E, Grönroos M, Hamada N, Jacobsen D, Landeiro V, Ligeiro R, Martins R, Miserendino ML, Md Rawi CS, Rodrigues M, Roque F, Sandin L, Schmera D, Sgarbi L, Simaika J, Siqueira T, Thompson RM & Townsend CR. 2015. A comparative analysis reveals weak relationships between ecological factors and beta diversity of stream insect metacommunities at two spatial levels. Ecology and Evolution 6: 1235-1248. pdf
  • Pearse I & Altermatt F. 2015. Out of sample predictions from plant-insect food webs: robustness to missing and erroneous trophic interaction records. Ecological Applications 25: 1953-1961. pdf
  • Seymour M, Fronhofer EA & Altermatt F. 2015. Dendritic network structure and dispersal affect temporal dynamics of diversity and species persistence. Oikos 124: 908-916. pdf
  • Concepción ED, Moretti M, Altermatt F, Nobis MP, Obrist MK. 2015. Impacts of urbanisation on biodiversity: the role of species mobility, degree of specialisation and spatial scale. Oikos 124: 1571–1582. pdf
  • Fronhofer EA, Kropf T, Altermatt F. 2015. Density-dependent movement and the consequences of the Allee effect in the model organism Tetrahymena. Journal of Animal Ecology: 84:712-722. pdf
  • Carrara F, Giometto A, Seymour M, Rinaldo A & Altermatt F. 2015. Experimental evidence for strong stabilizing forces at high functional diversity of aquatic microbial communities. Ecology 96: 1340-1350. pdf
  • Altermatt, F, Fronhofer EA, Garnier A, Giometto A, Hammes F, Klecka J, Legrand D, Mächler E, Massie TM, Pennekamp F, Plebani M, Pontarp M, Schtickzelle N, Thuillier V & Petchey OL. 2015. Big answers from small worlds: a user’s guide for protist microcosms as a model system in ecology and evolution. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 6: 218-231. pdf All supplementary protocols to download Supplement_Altermatt.pdf and online
  • Deiner K, Mächler E, Walser JC & Altermatt F. 2015. Choice of capture and extraction methods affect detection of freshwater biodiversity from environmental DNA. Biological Conservation 183: 53-63. pdf
  • Melián CJ, Křivan V, Altermatt F, Starý P, Pellissier L & De Laender F. 2015. Dispersal Dynamics in Food Webs. American Naturalist 185: 157-168. pdf F1000Prime
  • Reigada C, Schreiber S, Altermatt F & Holyoak M 2015. Metapopulation dynamics on ephemeral patches. American Naturalist 185: 183-195. pdf F1000Prime

2014

  • Altermatt, F., R. Alther, C. Fišer, J. Jokela, M. Konec, D. Küry, E. Mächler, P. Stucki, and A. M. Westram. 2014. Diversity and distribution of freshwater amphipod species in Switzerland (Crustacea: Amphipoda). PLoS ONE 9(10): e110328. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0110328. pdf
  • Mächler E, Deiner K, Steinmann P and Altermatt F. 2014. Utility of environmental DNA for monitoring rare and indicator macroinvertebrate species. Freshwater Science 33: 1174-1183. pdf
  • Altermatt F. 2014. Die Nachtfalterfauna (Lepidoptera) in den Feuchtgebieten um den Pfäffikersee (ZH). Entomo Helvetica 7: 43-53. pdf
  • Seymour M & Altermatt F. 2014. Active colonization dynamics and diversity patterns are influenced by dendritic network connectivity and species interactions. Ecology and Evolution 4: 1243-1254. pdf
  • Deiner K & Altermatt F. 2014 .Transport distance of invertebrate environmental DNA in a natural river. PLoS One 9(2): e88786. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.008. pdf
  • Giometto A, Rinaldo A, Carrara F, and Altermatt F. 2014. Emerging predictable features of replicated biological invasion fronts. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 111: 297-301. pdf
  • Carrara F, Rinaldo A, Giometto A and Altermatt F. 2014. Complex interaction of dendritic connectivity and hierarchical patch size on biodiversity in river-like landscapes. American Naturalist 183: 13-25. pdf  Recipient of the 2015 American Naturalist Student Paper Award

2013

  • Altermatt F, Seymour M and Martinez N. 2013. River network properties shape α-diversity and community similarity patterns of aquatic insect communities across major drainage basins. Journal of Biogeography 40: 2249-2260. pdf
  • Altermatt F. 2013. Diversity in riverine metacommunities: a network perspective. Aquatic Ecology 47: 365-377. pdf
  • Pearse* IS and Altermatt* F. 2013. Predicting novel trophic interactions in a non-native world. Ecology Letters 16:1088-1094. pdf *equal contribution
  • Pearse* IS and Altermatt* F. 2013. Extinction cascades underestimate observed herbivore losses in a complete Lepidoptera-plant food web. Ecology 94:1785-1794. pdf *equal contribution
  • Giometto A, Altermatt F, Carrara F, Maritan A and Rinaldo A. 2013. Scaling body size fluctuations. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 110:4646-4650. pdf

2012

  • Altermatt F. 2012. Temperature-related shifts in butterfly phenology depend on the habitat. Global Change Biology 18: 2429-2438. pdf
  • Carrara F*, Altermatt F*, Rodriguez-Iturbe I and A Rinaldo. 2012. Dendritic connectivity controls biodiversity patterns in experimental metacommunities. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 109: 5761-5766.      * these two authors contributed equally to the work. pdf F1000Prime
  • Altermatt F. 2012. Metacommunity dynamics. In Oxford Bibliographies Online: Ecology. Ed. David Gibson. New York: Oxford University Press, 24 May 2012. online here.
  • Altermatt F and M Holyoak. 2012 Spatial clustering of habitat structure effects patterns of community composition and diversity. Ecology 93: 1125-1133. pdf
  • O’Connor M, Selig ER, Pinsky M and F Altermatt 2012. Toward a conceptual synthesis for climate change responses. Global Ecology and Biogeography 21: 693-703. pdf
  • Altermatt F, Bieger A and SG Morgan. 2012. Habitat characteristics and metapopulation dynamics of the copepod Tigriopus californicus. Marine Ecology Progress Series 468:85-93. pdf 
  • Mächler E and Altermatt F. 2012. Interaction of species traits and environmental disturbance predicts invasion success of aquatic microorganisms. PLoS One 7: e45400. pdf

2011

  • Altermatt F* and IS Pearse*. 2011. Similarity and specialization of the larval versus adult diet of European butterflies and moths. The American Naturalist 178: 372-382. pdf *equal contribution
  • Altermatt F, Bieger A, Carrara F, Rinaldo A and M Holyoak. 2011. Effects of connectivity and recurrent local disturbances on community structure and population density in experimental metacommunities. PLoS One 6: e19525. pdf
  • Altermatt F, Schreiber S and M Holyoak. 2011. Interactive effects of disturbance and dispersal directionality on species richness and composition in metacommunities. Ecology 92: 859-870. pdf
  • Stalling T, Bartsch D, Garrevoet T, Lingenhöle A and F Altermatt. 2011. Bembecia hissorensis, a new species of Clearwing moths from Tajikistan, Central Asia (Lepidoptera, Sesiidae). Entomologische Zeitschrift 121: 196-172. pdf

2010

  • Altermatt F. 2010. Tell me what you eat and I’ll tell you when you fly: diet can predict phenological changes in response to climate change. Ecology Letters 13: 1475–1484. pdf
  • Altermatt F and Ebert D. 2010. Populations in small, ephemeral habitat patches may drive dynamics in a Daphnia magna metapopulation. Ecology. 91: 2975–2982. pdf
  • Altermatt F. 2010. Climatic warming increases voltinism in European butterflies and moths. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B 277: 1281–1287. pdf
  • Beck J, Altermatt F, Hagmann R and S Lang. 2010. Seasonality in the altitude–diversity pattern of Alpine moths. Basic and Applied Ecology 11: 714–722. pdf
  • Stalling T, Altermatt F, Lingenhöle A and T Garrevoet. 2010. A new species of Bembecia Hübner, [1819] from Tajikistan, Central Asia (Lepidoptera: Sesiidae). Entomologische Zeitschrift 120: 249–250. pdf

2009

  • Altermatt F, Pajunen VI and D Ebert. 2009. Desiccation of rock pool habitats and its influence on population persistence in a Daphnia metacommunity. PLoS One 4: e4703. pdf
  • Altermatt F, Baumeyer A and D Ebert. 2009. Experimental evidence for male biased flight-to-light behavior in two moth species. Entomologica Experimentalis et Applicata 130: 259–265. pdf

2008

  • Altermatt F and D Ebert. 2008. Genetic diversity of Daphnia magna populations enhances resistance to parasites. Ecology Letters 11: 918–928. pdf
  • Altermatt F, Pajunen IV and D Ebert. 2008. Climate change affects colonisation dynamics in a metacommunity of three Daphnia species. Global Change Biology 14: 1209–1220. pdf F1000Prime
  • Altermatt F and D Ebert. 2008. The influence of habitat size and habitat stability on the production of the resting and migration stage in a Daphnia metapopulation. Oecologia 157: 441–452. pdf
  • Altermatt F. 2008. A new species of Agdistis Hübner [1825] from Tajikistan, Central Asia (Pterophoridae). Nota Lepidopterologica 31: 65–68. pdf
  • Altermatt F, Birrer S, Plattner M, Ramseier P and T Stalling. 2008. Erste Resultate zu den Tagfaltern im Biodiversitätsmonitoring Schweiz. Entomo Helvetica 1: 75–84. pdf

2007

  • Ebert D, Altermatt F and S Lass. 2007. A short term benefit for outcrossing in a Daphnia metapopulation in relation to parasitism. Journal of the Royal Society Interface 4: 777–785. pdf
  • Altermatt F, Hottinger J and D Ebert. 2007. Parasites promote gene flow in a metapopulation. Evolutionary Ecology 21: 561–575. pdf
  • Altermatt F and D Ebert. 2007. The genotype specific competitive ability does not correlate with infection in natural Daphnia magna populations. PLoS One 2 (12): e1280. pdf
  • Altermatt F and D Burckhardt. 2007. Beitrag zur Schmetterlingsfauna des Aletschgebietes (Wallis). Mitteilungen der Entomologischen Gesellschaft Basel 57: 50–67. pdf

2006 and before

  • Altermatt F. 2006. Short note on the first record of Lymantria atlantica on Elba (Lepidoptera: Lymantriidae). Nachrichten des Entomologischen Vereins Apollo 27: 95–96. pdf
  • Altermatt F. 2003. Potential negative effects of atmospheric CO2-enrichment on insect communities in the canopy of a mature deciduous forest in Switzerland. Mitteilungen der Schweizerischen Entomologischen Gesellschaft 76: 191–199. pdf
  • Altermatt F, Fritsch D, Whitebread S and A Erhardt. 2003. Schmetterlinge (Lepidoptera). In Burckhardt D, Baur B & Studer A (Ed.): Fauna und Flora auf dem Eisenbahngelände im Norden Basels. Basel, Monographien der Entomologischen Gesellschaft Basel 1: 118–132.
  • Altermatt F. 2001. Beobachtungen von Nektarpflanzen bei Schmetterlingen (Lepidoptera). Mitteilungen der Entomologischen Gesellschaft Basel 51: 15–24.
  • Coray A, Altermatt F, Birrer S, Buser H, Jäggi C, Reiss T and M Schläpfer. 2000. Verbreitung, Habitat und Erscheinungsformen des Erdbockkäfers Dorcadion fuliginator (L.) (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae) in der Umgebung von Basel. Mitteilungen der Entomologischen Gesellschaft Basel 50: 42–73.