Université de Neuchâtel

A molecular approach to microeukaryotic diversity, ecology and biogeography associated with Sphagnum mosses

Singer, David ; Lara, Enrique (Dir.) ; Mitchell, Edward AD (Codir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Université de Neuchâtel, 2017.

Despite the fact that free-living microeukaryotes compose the major part of Earth’s biodiversity and play numerous essential roles in ecosystems, knowledge on their true diversity, ecology and their global patterns of distribution remain limited. In this sense, the objectives of this thesis are 1) to increase the knowledge on the diversity of microeukaryotes 2) characterize the ecological...

Université de Neuchâtel

Review: From multi-scale conceptualization to a classification system for inland groundwater-dependent ecosystems

Bertrand, G ; Goldscheider, Nico ; Gobat, Jean-Michel ; Hunkeler, Daniel

In: Hydrogeology journal, 2012, vol. 20, p. 5-25

Aquifers provide water, nutrients and energy with various patterns for many aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems. Groundwater-dependent ecosystems (GDEs) are increasingly recognized for their ecological and socio-economic values. The current knowledge of the processes governing the ecohydrological functioning of inland GDEs is reviewed, in order to assess the key drivers constraining their...