Robinson Christopher Thomas

Long-term trends in the ecohydrology of the Macun Lakes system

Project Number: CH-5999
Project Type: Master
Project Duration: 01/04/2017 - 09/30/2017 project completed
Funding Source: EAWAG ,
Leading Institution: EAWAG
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)

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Research Areas:

hydrology, limnology, glaciology

Macun Lakes, Hydrology, Ecohydrology

Analysis of long-term data as well as fresh collection of physico-chemical measures of streams and macrozoobenthos in Macun. Data will be used to compare with sites measured in 2002 (by C. Robinson and S. Matthaei) and with long-term data collected since 2000 (10 standard monitoring sites). Additional analysis of the data of one year recorded by the EXO-sonde at Immez outlet. All this will also include analysis of lake position effects. Macrozoobenthos data will be compared to older samples and examined for long-term trends with special focus on the past few years that displayed a change in dynamics. Search for possible explanations and prediction of future trends. Some changes are expected in the physico-chemical parameters, especially an increase in mean temperature (especially in those streams strongly affected by ambient temperature). As a consequence, also a change in macrozoobenthos composition is expected with a trend to more heat-tolerant species.

Leading questions:
What are the long-term trends and changes in dynamics across an alpine stream-lake network with focus on physico-chemical measures and makrozoobenthos?


Vogler, H. 2018. Long-Term Trends in the Ecohydrology of the Macun Lakes System. MSc thesis EAWAG/ETH.

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