Tomás Duque

Ph.D. Student (Ecosystem Analysis)
Building G, Room 107

Research Interests

    • Aquatic and terrestrial ecotoxicology

    • Risk assessment

    • Chemical sensitivity of spiders and earthworms


    Academic history

    • Since October 2019: Ph.D. Student in the group of Ecosystem Analysis at the University of Koblenz-Landau

    • Oct. 2016 – Aug. 2019: M.Sc. Ecotoxicology at University of Koblenz-Landau (Thesis: Direct & indirect effects of the herbicide Diuron on a periphyton-grazer-system)

    • Jul. 2007 – Sep. 2012: B.Sc. Environmental Engineering. Universidad Santo Tomás de Aquino – Colombia (Thesis: Correlation between automatic and manual particulate matter samplers in the IDEAM air quality station)




    Konschak, M., Zubrod, J.P.,  Duque, T, Bouchez, A., Kroll, A., Feckler, A., Röder, N., Baudy, P., Schulz, R., & Bundschuh, M. (2021). Herbicide-Induced Shifts in the Periphyton Community Composition Indirectly Affect Feeding Activity and Physiology of the Gastropod Grazer Physella acuta. Environmental Science & Technology. 55 (21). 14699-14709. 

    Konschak, M., Zubrod, J. P., Baudy, P., Fink, P., Pietz, S., Duque, T., Bakanov, N., Schulz, R., & Bundschuh, M. (2021). Mixture effects of a fungicide and an antibiotic: Assessment and prediction using a decomposer-detritivore system. Aquatic Toxicology, 232, 105762.


    Oral presentations


    Duque, T., Nuriyev, R., Römbke, J., Schäfer, R.B., & Entling, M.H. (2022). Chemical sensitivity of earthworms: effects of morphology, phylogeny and habitat. Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry Europe 32nd Annual Meeting 2022, Copenhagen, Denmark.


    Poster presentations


    Duque, T., Chowdhury, S., Scherf, G., Schäfer, R.B., & Entling, M.H. (2021). Chemical sensitivity of spiders: effects of morphology, phylogeny and habitat. American Arachnological Society 2021, Virtual Meeting.