Dr. Nele Schuwirth is a group leader in Ecological Modelling at EAWAG, the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology and lecturer at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, ETH Zurich. She holds an MSc in Geology and a PhD in Hydrogeology from the Johannes-Gutenberg University in Mainz, Germany. Her research in the field of ecological modelling focuses on the development of mechanistic models for freshwater ecosystems to reveal the influence of multiple stressors on community structure and ecosystem function including uncertainty assessment using Bayesian statistics. In addition, she works in the field of decision science using multi-criteria decision support methods for river assessment and ecosystem management.