(Dept. 4) Biology and Ecology of Fishes
In Department 4, we seek to understand the ecological and evolutionary processes that structure populations and communities of freshwater fishes and affect their functions. We use this knowledge to improve the management and conservation of wild fish populations. Our work focuses on interactions between natural and anthropogenic ecological factors and their effects on the dynamics of fish populations. The methodological approaches include hypothesis-driven laboratory research, mesocosm experimentation, lake manipulation, comparative field studies and theoretical modelling.