Our work group studies the distribution of meiobenthos and the diversity, taxonomy of nematodes as well as their feeding types. We have pursued this long-standing interest through investigations of lakes, rivers and other types of aquatic habitats.
We are interested in the interactions of the benthic food web, from bacteria to meiobenthos, macrobenthos, and young fish. Ecotoxicology is another field of our work. The inflow of harmful substances into the environment has steadily risen over the past several decades. Our major are to assess the potential risk of these chemicals and to evaluate and define thresholds below which they impose no deleterious effects on the living environment.