In our latest blogpost, Alexis P. Roodt talks about his research on how riparian spiders are exposed to water-borne pesticides by feeding on emerging aquatic insects.Continue reading
In this blog post, Sebastian Stehle presents a meta-analysis on the exposure and risks of the most widely used insecticides in the world, neonicotinoids, for global agricultural surface waters. Although acute risks for aquatic organisms from neonicotinoid exposure appear to be low, risk assessment results also show chronic risks to be of critical concern. Importantly, official regulatory threshold levels (RTLs) determined for pesticide authorization differed widely between countries, indicating large uncertainties and regulatory challenges in defining robust and protective threshold levels for neonicotinoids.Continue reading
In this blogpost, Fola Ogungbemi talks about the effects of mixtures of neuroactive substances. Risk assessment of chemicals is usually conducted for individual chemicals whereas mixtures of chemicals occur in the environment. Considering that neuroactive chemicals are a group of contaminants that dominate the environment, it is then imperative to understand the effects of mixtures of neuroactive substances.Continue reading
The Research Training Group SystemLink at University of Koblenz-Landau, funded by Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), currently offers several master theses.Continue reading
In this post, Jakob Wolfram talks about his most recent paper “Insecticide Risks in United States Surface Waters: Drivers and Spatiotemporal Modeling”. This publication analyzed the drivers of insecticide nonpoint source pollution and used a modelling approach to identify regions in the U.S. where surface waters may be at risk.Continue reading
In this post, Philipp Uhl talks about his recently published paper “Is Osmia bicornis an adequate regulatory surrogate? Comparing its acute contact sensitivity to Apis mellifera“.Continue reading
In this post, Jakob Wolfram talks about their recently published paper “Meta-analysis of Insecticides in U.S. Surface Waters: Status and Future Implications”.Continue reading
Are you interested in native amphibians and how pesticides affect them? The team “Community Ecology & Ecotoxicology” offers multiple research project courses (RPCs) and theses dealing with this broad topic.
In this post, the team „Community Ecology & Ecotoxicology” advertises a new Master thesis.