Laura Schuler

Community Ecology & Ecotoxicology
Master student

Person

I gained my bachelor’s degree in “Environmental Sciences (B.Sc.)” at the University Koblenz-Landau in 2016. For my bachelor thesis, I worked with foliar endophytic fungi as biological control candidates of the two major pathogens (Moniliophthora spp.) of Theobroma cacao in Ecuador at Centro de Investigaciones Biotecnológicas del Ecuador (CIBE) in Guayaquil. Afterward, I started the master program "Ecotoxicology" at the University Koblenz-Landau. During summer 2017, I had the chance to do a three-month internship in the bee laboratory team at the terrestrial ecotoxicology department of Eurofins Agroscience Services Ecotox GmbH in Niefern-Öschelbronn. 

Research Interests

Amphibian Ecotoxicology and Ecology

Conservation Genetics

Research Projects

My research project in conservation genetics was dealing with the influence of land use and associated stressors such as pesticide applications on the genetic structure of populations of the common toad (Bufo bufo). Currently, I am working on my master thesis which deals with the effects of temperature on the toxicity of the fungicide folpet (Folpan 500 SC) to larval stages of the European common frog (Rana temporaria) and the green toad (Bufotes viridis).