Dr. Peter Vermeiren 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 PhD in Tropical Ecology from James Cook University in Townsville, Australia. His research focuses on the ecological interactions between aquatic organisms (principally invertebrates) and their environment via predictive habitat modelling and food web analysis. His research is aimed at supporting environmental management via the provision of new monitoring tools, involvement of citizen scientists, and the development of bio-indicator capacities of invertebrates.