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Maria Alp

Ingénieur de recherche
Consultez mes publications scientifiques

Domaines de compétence

Impact humain sur les écosystèmes des eaux douces

Cycles de vie et dispersion des espèces aquatiques

Génétique des populations 

Écologie fonctionnelle


Expérience professionnelle

Since January 2016     Postdoctoral researcher at the group Hydro-ecology of Rivers, Irstea, Antony. Topic: Functional connectivity of the Seine estuary for migrating fish.

2013-2016         Postdoctoral researcher at the Evolution and Biological Diversity Laboratory, Paul Sabatier University/ CNRS / ENFA, Toulouse, France. Topics: Ecological impacts of invasive species / Transgenerational ecosystem effects of catch-and-release fishing.

2012-2013         Postdoctoral researcher (IGB Freshwater Science Fellowship), Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries, Berlin, Germany. Topic: Effects of climate on population genetic structure and reproductive strategies of Baetis rhodani.

01-03.2012        Independent consultant for the Italian Centre for River Restoration (CIRF). Compilation of a database on river restoration projects, organization of a fieldtrip, Switzerland.

05-07.2011        Research associate at the Department of Aquatic Ecology, Eawag, Duebendorf, Switzerland. Work on practice-oriented publications of the project-results in German language.

2007-2011 PhD program at the Department of Environmental Sciences, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zurich, Switzerland. Thesis: Integrating terrestrial stages of aquatic insects into studies of dispersal and recruitment in streams”.

2000-2006         Undergraduate studies in biology at Humboldt-University, Berlin, Germany. Specialization in Zoology, Aquatic Ecology and Animal Physiology. Master thesis (Eawag, Switzerland): “Feeding ecology of brown trout in alpine streams impacted by hydropeaking”.


Alp, M., Cucherousset, J., Buoro, M., Lecerf, A. (2016) Phenological response of a key ecosystem function to biological invasion. Ecology Letters, 19(5), 519-527.

Kaboré I., O. Moog, M. Alp, W. Guenda, T. Koblinger, K. Mano, A. Ouéda, Ouédraogo R., D. Trauner and A.H. Melcher. (2016) Using macroinvertebrates for ecosystem health assessment in semi-arid streams of Burkina Faso. Hydrobiologia, 766(1), 57-74. doi: 10.1007/s10750-015-2443-6

Larsen S. & Alp M. (2015) Ecological thresholds and riparian wetlands: an overview for environmental managers. Limnology, 16 (1), 1-9.

Pauls, S.U., Alp, M.,  Balint, M., Bernabo, P., Čiampor, F., Čiamporová-Zaťovičová,Z., Finn, D., Kohout, J., Leese, F., Lencioni, V., Paz-Vinas, I. &  Monaghan, M.T. (2014) Integrating molecular tools into freshwater ecology: developments and opportunities. Freshwater Biology, 59: 1559–1576. doi: 10.1111/fwb.12381

Alp M., Peckarsky, B.L., Bernasconi, S.M., Robinson C.T. (2013) Shifts in isotopic signatures of animals with complex life-cycles can complicate conclusions on cross-boundary trophic links. Aquatic Sciences, 75(4): 595-606.

Alp, M., Indermaur, L., Robinson, C.T. (2013) Environmental constraints on oviposition of aquatic invertebrates with contrasting life cycles in two human-modified streams. Freshwater Biology, 58: 1932-1945.

Alp M., Westram A.M., Keller, I., Robinson C.T. (2012): How river structure and biological traits influence gene flow: a population genetic study on two stream invertebrates with differing dispersal capacity. Freshwater Biology, 57 (5), 969-981.

Gostner W., Alp M., Schleiss A., Robinson C.T. (2012): A new hydro-morphological index of diversity for assessing the physical potential for river health. Hydrobiologia, 712(1): 43-60.


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