In this post, Mirco Bundschuh and Carsten Brühl talk about a recent publication assessing the impact of fungicide-induced changes in food quality on the development and metamorphoses of the European common frog (Rana temopraria). This work is published open access in Ecology and Evolution. Relevant data is made available to the research community through dryad.Continue reading
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2 BSc / MSc theses on Litter Decomposition & Carbon Cycling in Novel Environments at Uni Landau
Two Bachelor or Master theses are available at the University of Koblenz-Landau to assess either litter decomposition or carbon cycling in aquatic environments exposed to multiple stressors.Continue reading
MSc thesis opportunity on Food Quality and Ecosystem Functioning at Uni Koblenz-Landau
We are offering a thesis to investigate which food quality descriptor is the best to explain changes in ecosystem functioning under stress. The thesis will be supervised jointly by our working groups Functional Aquatic Ecotoxicology and Ecosystem Resilience.Continue reading
SETAC SciCon: Spotlight on our presentations (Part 3)
Our research at University of Koblenz-Landau is going virtual at SETAC SciCon! In this three-part blog series, we highlight several poster and platform presentations of our researchers: Today, find out what Ralf. B. Schäfer, Alexander Feckler, and Eric Bollinger have planned for the conference.Continue reading
BSc or MSc theses on pesticide sensitivity of aquatic fungi at Uni Koblenz-Landau
We are looking for a student interested in a BSc or MSc project on the topic “Improving effect projection: sensitivity of aquatic hyphomycetes to pesticide exposure” to join our working group “Functional Aquatic Ecotoxicology”.Continue reading
MSc theses in the working group “Functional Aquatic Ecotoxicology”
We are offering theses to investigate the question “Does stoichiometry explain changes in ecosystem functioning under stress?”.Continue reading
Theses on the relevance of biodiversity to function relationships in heterotrophic aquatic systems under stress
Interested in the relationship between biodiversity and ecosystem functions under stress and looking for an internship, research project, BSc or MSc thesis? Join us!Continue reading
Can we use an American leaf shredder to assess sediment-associated metal risks in Europe?
In this post, Jochen Zubrod reports on their recently published paper “Is Hyalella azteca a suitable model leaf-shredding benthic crustacean for testing the toxicity of sediment-associated metals in Europe?”.Continue reading
Wastewater – a mix of micropollutants with diverse effects in local species
In this post, Mirco Bundschuh talks about their recently published paper “Wastewater alters feeding rate but not vitellogenin level of Gammarus fossarum (Amphipoda)”.Continue reading
Are stress responses similar across different regions?
In this post, Verena Schreiner talks about a recently published paper entitled “Similar recovery time of microbial functions from fungicide stress across biogeographical regions”.