In this post, Verena Sesin talks about their recent publication “Macrophytes are highly sensitive to the herbicide diquat dibromide in test systems of varying complexity”.
Tag Archives: herbicide
Things are not always as they seem – hidden herbicide effects in periphyton
In this post, Alexander Feckler talks about their recently published paper “Blinded by the light: increased chlorophyll fluorescence of herbicide-exposed periphyton masks unfavorable structural responses during exposure and recovery”.
Thesis/RPC opportunity on herbicide toxicity to diatoms
Our group “Quantitative Landscape Ecology” offers a thesis or research project course (RPC) to determine the response of diatoms to herbicides using toxicity tests.
Costa Rica: A tropical e(coto)xperience – Part 1
In this series of posts, Carsten Brühl reports about his current trip to Costa Rica. Part 1 is all about his first impressions and what he learned about pesticide use on tropical crops such as the bananas that get shipped to Germany. Continue reading
PhD position on plankton ecology and ecotoxicology at UNamur
The Lab of Environmental Ecosystem Ecology of University of Namur, Belgium, is looking for a PhD student investigating coexistence, biodiversity and functioning in plankton communities, including a focus on herbicide effects.
Herbicides and plant communities – field studies instead of single plant pot experiments in new risk assessment approaches
In this post, Carsten Brühl informs about their recent paper on the risk posed by herbicides to non-target plants. Continue reading
AMEO #1: The ultimate greenhouse experience
For the “Applied Module at External Organizations” (AMEO) the 2nd semester Ecotox students complete an eight-week internship, either performed at an external university, governmental or industrial research institute to apply the competences achieved during their study. Several students used this opportunity to explore new places in Germany, others went out into the big, wide world. This time, Verena Sesin tells us about her internship at Environment Canada in Ottawa, Canada.