Predicting effects of chemicals in ecosystems is complex due to many factors that influence the action of chemicals. Moreover, understanding chemical effects in ecosystems requires the integration of multiple levels of biological organisation such as cells, organs, organisms, whole populations, communities or ecosystems, which is rarely done. In this blogpost, Anke Schneeweiss and her research team provide a framework for how to integrate these levels by delineating connections between different ecotoxicological perspectives.Continue reading
Tag Archives: Schreiner
Can heterogeneous landscapes mitigate pesticide stress?
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
Several project & thesis opportunities in a mesocosm study in Landau
A team of researchers in Systemlink at the University of Koblenz – Landau are offering several project and thesis opportunities. Here is a brief description of the research and the topics involved thereof:-Continue reading
Year in Review – Part 1
In this first installment of the ‘Year in Review’ series, we would like to give our readers a glimpse of some of the best blogposts of the year 2021.Continue reading
Invertebrate turnover along gradients of anthropogenic salinization in rivers of two German regions
In this post, Trong Dieu Hien Le talks about her recently published paper “Invertebrate turnover along gradients of anthropogenic salinization in rivers of two German regions”.Continue reading
Pesticides threaten vulnerable invertebrates in streams
In this post, Matthias Liess (UFZ) and Verena Schreiner share the highlights of their recently published paper entitled “Pesticides are the dominant stressors for vulnerable insects in lowland streams”.Continue reading
Agriculture without paradises? Low intensity agriculture and pesticide use in Eastern Europe
In this post, Verena Schreiner talks about a recently published paper on pesticide pollution in a European region with considerable amount of traditional agriculture.Continue reading
Do agricultural pesticides in streams influence riparian spiders?
In this post, Ralf B. Schäfer talks about their recently published paper “Do agricultural pesticides in streams influence riparian spiders?”.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”.
Which pesticide mixtures occur frequently in streams?
In this post, Verena Schreiner talks about her paper “Pesticide mixtures in streams of several European countries and the USA”. Continue reading