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Lürig, M.D. (2021). phenopype: a phenotyping pipeline for Python. Methods in Ecology and Evolution. In press.

Best, R.J. and Lürig, M.D.. The Ecological Importance of Crustacean Diversity. Book chapter in: Gutow, L., Poore, A. and Thiel, M. (Eds.), The Natural History of the Crustacea: The Ecological Role and Conservation of Crustaceans. Oxford University Press. In press.

Lafuente, E., Lürig, M.D., Rövekamp, M., Matthews, B., Buser, C., Vorburger, C., and Räsänen, K.. Building on 150 years of knowledge: the freshwater isopod Asellus aquaticus as an integrative eco-evolutionary model system. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution. In press.

Russo, S., Besmer, M. D., Blumensaat, F., Bouffard, D., Disch, A., Hammes, F., Hess, A., Lürig, M.D., Matthews, B., Minaudo, C., Morgenroth, E., Tran-Khac, V., and Villez, K. (2021). The value of human data annotation for machine learning based anomaly detection in environmental systems. Water Research, 117695. DOI

Moosmann, M., Cuenca-Cambronero, M., De Lisle, S., Greenway, R., Hudson, C. M., Lürig, M.D., and Matthews, B. (2021). On the evolution of trophic position. Ecology Letters. In press. [DOI](]{:target=”_blank”}

Lürig, M.D., Narwani, A., Penson, H., Wehrli, B., Spaak, P., and Matthews, B. (2021). Non-additive effects of foundation species determine the response of aquatic ecosystems to nutrient perturbation. Ecology 102(7), e03371. DOI

Lürig, M.D., Donoughe, S., Svensson, E.I., Porto, A., and Tsuboi, M. (2021). Computer Vision, Machine Learning, and the Promise of Phenomics in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 9:642774. DOI

Lürig, M.D., and Matthews, B. (2021). Dietary-based developmental plasticity affects juvenile survival in an aquatic detritivore. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 288: 20203136. DOI


Lürig, M.D., Best, R.J., Dakos, V., and Matthews, B. (2020). Submerged macrophytes affect the temporal variability of aquatic ecosystems. Freshw. Biol. 66(3), 104869, DOI

Lürig, M.D., Hao, W., Matthews, B., and Villez, K. (2020). Active learning for anomaly detection in environmental data. Environmental Modelling \& Software 134, 104869. DOI

Leal, M. C., Anaya-Rojas, J.M., Munro, M.H.G., Blunt, J.W., Melian, C.J., Calado, R., Lürig, M.D.. Fifty years of capacity building in the search for new marine natural products. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 17(39), 24165-24172.DOI


Lürig, M.D., Best, R.J., Svitok, M., Jokela, J., Matthews, B. (2019). The role of plasticity in the evolution of cryptic pigmentation in a freshwater isopod. Journal of Animal Ecology 88(4), 612–623. DOI


Lürig, M.D., Best, R.J., Stachowicz, J.J. (2016). Microhabitat partitioning in seagrass mesograzers is driven by consistent species choices across multiple predator and competitor contexts. Oikos 125, 1324-1333. DOI


Lürig, M.D., Kunzmann A. 2015). Effects of short term aragonite undersaturation and elevated temperature on the physiology of Stylophora pistillata. Journal of Sea Research 99, 26–33. DOI



invited talk - Deep learning powered computer vision as a promising aavenue for phenomics. East of Scotland Bioscience Doctoral Training Series, Aberdeen, Scotland.


invited talk - Asellus aquaticus as an emerging model system in ecology and evolutionary research. University of Hokkaido, Tomakomai, Japan

invited talk - Isopods (Asellus aquaticus) as an emerging model system for eco-evo-devo. University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

Diet-based developmental plasticity and fitness in a detritivorous isopod (Asellus aquaticus). European Society for Evolutionary Biology, Annual Meeting, Turku, Finland


Species interactions and the resilience of aquatic ecosystems to nutrient perturbation. British Ecological Society Annual Meeting, Birmingham

The role of developmental plasticity in the evolution of crypsis in a freshwater isopod. Talking Evolution Meeting, MPI Plön

Species interactions and the stability of aquati ecosystems. Center for Adaptation to a Changing Environment - Closing Conference. Borgen, Hocken


Interactive effects of selection and plasticity during rapid evolution of a freshwater isopod. Dynatrait Programme Conference. Stephansstift Hannover


Microhabitat selection by seagrass mesograzers: effects of predation, trait variation and species interactions. Western Society of Naturalists Annual Meeting. Oxnard, CA



Eawag Symposium (virtual) [PDF]

World Biodiversity Forum, Davos [PDF]


Workshop on Machine Learning for Environmental and Geosciences, Eawag, Dübendorf [PDF]


European society for evolutionary biology, Meeting, Groningen [PDF]

Biology2017, Meeting, Bern [PDF]


Center for Ecology, Evolution and Biogeochemistry, Poster Competition, Kastanienbaum - 1st. Prize [PDF]

Center for Adaptation to a Changing Environment, Meeting, Monte Verita [PDF]