Dr. Mathias Kuemmerlen is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Department of Systems Analysis, Integrated Assessment and Modelling at Eawag, the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology. He holds a M.Sc. in Environmental and Resource Management (BTU Cottbus, Germany) and a PhD in Biology (Goethe Universität, Frankfurt a.M., Germany). Mathias has worked on applying species distribution models in freshwater ecosystems, with a particular focus on small catchments of China and Germany. He uses ecological modeling approaches to understand how anthropogenic impacts affect freshwater ecosystems and their biodiversity. The objective of his research is to improve existing knowledge on the resilience of freshwater ecosystems by evaluating the possible outcomes of existing management strategies and future social-environmental scenarios.