L13: Ecology and diversity of stickleback in Lake Constance

The aim of this project is to understand what ecological and evolutionary processes might explain the abundance, distribution, and phenotype of stickleback in Lake Constance. This will provide important insights into the management of the Lake Constance ecosystem and the assessment of population control measures of the sticklebacks.

Project team

Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (Eawag), Department Fish Ecology and Evolution & Department Aquatic Ecology, Switzerland
University of Bern, Department of Biology, Institute of Ecology and Evolution, Aquatic Ecology, Switzerland

   Dr. Blake Matthews – project leader, project management

   PD. Dr. Piet Spaak – project co-leader

   Prof. Dr. Ole Seehausen – project co-leader

  Dr. Cameron Hudson – scientist

  Dr. Maria Cuenca – scientist (EMBO fellow)

  Dr. Moritz Lürig – scientist (alumnus)

  M.Sc. Dominique Stalder – scientific support (alumna)

  B.Sc. Angelina Arquint – scientific support (alumna)

Supported by

Interreg Alpenrhein-Bodensee-Hochrhein/
EFRD – European Fund for Regional Development

Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN)

Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (Eawag)

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