In this blogpost, Moritz Link reports how pesticide toxicity affects stream ecosystems in Transylvania, Romania, a region where traditional agriculture prevails. The researchers analyzed macroinvertebrate communities, leaf litter decomposition and parasite prevalence in relation to physico-chemical stressors in the stream and the landscape.Continue reading
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Cosmetics as a source of microplastics for freshwater ecosystems
In this post, Gabriela Kalcikova talks about their recently published paper “Wastewater treatment plant effluents as source of cosmetic polyethylene microbeads to freshwater”.
I am Jacob, 21 years old, and I just completed 3 semesters of studying Environmental Sciences in Landau. The moment when Mirco Bundschuh offered me to come to Sweden and work on his new and interesting project I knew I want to pause one semester to not miss this opportunity. Packed with 3 cooling boxes filled with frozen leaf material, I flew over to Sweden into my first adventurous internship abroad, which should become an exciting time to keep in mind.
Effects of salinity on leaf breakdown – A Study Down Under
In this post, Landau alumnus Felix Sauer talks about their recently published paper “Effects of salinity on leaf breakdown: Dryland salinity versus salinity from a coalmine”.