My research is concerned with the ecology of small streams and springs. We are interested in the function and isolation of alpine springs, their historical colonization and the current distribution of spring organisms. Furthermore we want to understand how climatic changes can affect spring ecosystems in the future. My focus lies also an the applied aspects of limnology such as ecotoxicology, renaturation and the assessment of water bodies.
from August 2018 Head of the working group spring- and freshwater ecology & research fellow, University of Basel
2018 Habilitation at the University of Basel
from 2015- July 2018 Ad interim in charge of the Biogeography / Geoecology resarch group, Departement of Environmental Sciences, University of Basel
from 2010 Permanent position as Researcher in the Biogeography research group, Departement of Environmental Sciences, University of Basel
2008-2010 Research assisstant in the Biogeography research group, Departement of Environmental Sciences, University of Basel
2008 Dr. phil. (summa cum laude), University of Basel: "Distribution, discharge and disturbance: new insights into faunal spring ecology". (Supervisor: Prof. Dr. P. Nagel)
2004-2008 Assistant in the Biogeography research group, Departement of Environmental Sciences, University of Basel
2004 Diploma thesis in Limnology, University of Freiburg: "Anwendung ökologischer Quellbewertungsverfahren auf Quellen im Basler Umland"
1999-2004 Studies in Biology, Freie Universität Berlin und University of Freiburg, Germany (Major: Limnology, minor: Evolutionary Biology and Ecology, Hydrology)
Von Fumetti S, Wigger F & Nagel P, 2017. Temperature variability and its influence on macroinvertebrate assemblages of alpine springs. Ecohydrology. DOI: 10.1002/eco.1878
von Fumetti S & Blattner L, 2017. Faunistic assemblages of natural springs in different areas in the Swiss National Park – a small-scale comparison. Hydrobiologia 793: 175-184. DOI 10.1007/s10750-016-2788-5
Wigger FW, Schmidlin L, Nagel P & von Fumetti S, 2015. Macroinvertebrate assemblages of natural springs along an altitudinal gradient in the Bernese Alps, Switzerland. Annales de Limnologie 51: 237-247.
Von Fumetti S & Nagel P, 2012. Discharge variability and its effect on faunistic assemblages in springs. Freshwater Science 31: 647-656.
Von Fumetti S, Nagel P, Scheifhacken N & Baltes B, 2006. Factors governing macrozoobenthic assemblages in perennial springs in north-western Switzerland. Hydrobiologia 568: 467-475.