Research "Functional Aquatic Ecotoxicology"

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The research team “Functional Aquatic Ecotoxicology” aims at assessing and understanding structural (amongst others biodiversity) and functional alterations in freshwater environments as a result of anthropogenic activities. These stressors comprise (but are by no means limited to) nanoparticles, pesticides (e.g. fungicides), pharmaceuticals, wastewater, global climate change as well as differing land use patterns, which are investigated on the level of individuals, populations, communities, ecosystems and their services.

 

For Students

If you are interested to do your thesis in our research group, have a look to the list of offered studies or contact us directly!

 

Current projects

Subproject IMPACT within INTERNANO: Biological effects of engineered inorganic nanoparticles on aquatic invertebrates
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Impact of fungicides on leaf litter breakdown processes in streams mediated by decomposer-detritivore-systems
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Effect of systemic insecticides on aquatic decomposers
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Effects of antimicrobial compounds on aquatic macroinvertebrates via bottom-up regulation
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PHOTOPUR - Photocatalytic purification of pesticide contaminated water from viticulture

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