Robinson Christopher Thomas

Faunistique des insectes aquatiques Chironomidae dans un système alpin de haute altitude (Macun, Parc National Suisse)

Project Number: CH-4912
Project Type: Research_Project
Project Duration: 07/15/2013 - 01/09/2025
Funding Source: other ,
Project Leader: PD Dr. Christopher Thomas Robinson
Fliessgewässerökologie, Fliessgewässersysteme
Aquatische Ökologie (ECO)
Überlandstrasse 133
8600 Dübendorf
Phone: +41 (0) 58 765 53 17 ; +41 (0) 58 765 51 32
FAX: +41 (0) 58 765 53 15
e-Mail: christopher.robinson(at)

related to this project.
for which the project has a relevance.

Research Areas:

hydrology, limnology, glaciology

Faunistics of chironomid fauna in a high elevation alpine system in the Swiss National Park (Macun cirque) Dipteran Chironomidae are the predominant aquatic insects in all water types in the high alpine regions. The long-term monitoring of running and standing waters in the Macun cirque, initiated in 2001, has therefore focused on this family by larvae collection. Most of larval taxons were not identified to the species level by lack of morphological criteria. Furthermore, the exploration of the chironomid material suggested that two rare species colonised these habitats, thus the need of collecting pupal and adult material. The project plans a summer survey with the installation of adult traps (Malaise traps) and a collection of pupae material along pond shores and running waters. All the chironomid material will be identified to the species level.

Last update: 10/11/23
Source of data: ProClim- Research InfoSystem (1993-2024)
Update the data of project: CH-4912

Go Back