Dr. Jochen Zubrod

Functional Aquatic Ecotoxicology
Postdoctoral Researcher
Contact
Building C I; Room 101a

Functions

Research Interests

  • Trophic ecology of aquatic ecosystems
  • Effects of (chemical) stressors (e.g. pesticides, nanoparticles, semiochemicals) in these environments
  • Statistics and the R environment

Current Research Projects

  • Effects of antimicrobial compounds on aquatic macroinvertebrates via bottom-up regulation (AQUA-REG); funded by German Research Foundation
  • Upper Rhine Trinational Graduate Academy Security-Risk-Orientation (SERIOR); funded by the European Union

Former Research Project

Impact of organic and inorganic fungicides on leaf litter breakdown processes in streams mediated by decomposer-detritivore-systems (funded by the Scholarship Programme of the German Federal Environmental Foundation)

 

 

Teaching

  • Stress & Disturbance Ecology
  • Toxicology Lab Course
  • Quantitative Experimental Ecology
  • Assessment and Monitoring of Effects
  • Univariate statistics

Academic History

  • Since 2016: Postdoctoral researcher at the Institute of Environmental Sciences, University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany
  • 2011-2016: PhD student at the Institute of Environmental Sciences, University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany
  • 2011: M.Sc. (Ecotoxicology) at the Institute of Environmental Sciences, University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany (Thesis: Ecotoxicological impact of the fungicide tebuconazole on an aquatic decomposer-detritivore system)
  • 2010: B.Sc. (Env.Sci.) at the Institute of Environmental Sciences, University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany (Thesis: Effects of subchronic fungicide exposure on the energy processing of Gammarus fossarum (Crustacea; Amphipoda))

Additional functions

  • Board member of SETAC German Language Branch (GLB) since December 2016

Publications

Peer-reviewed articles

Accepted:

  • Feckler, A., Goedkoop, W., Konschak, M., Bundschuh, R., Kenngott, K.G.J., Schulz, R., Zubrod, J.P., Bundschuh, M., accepted. History matters: Heterotrophic microbial community structure and function adapt to multiple stressors. Global Change Biology.
  • Zubrod, J.P., Englert, D., Poganiuch, S., Lüderwald, S., Schulz, R., Bundschuh, M., accpeted. History matters: pre-exposure to wastewater enhances pesticide toxicity.  Environmental Science & Technology.

2017:

  • Baudy, P., Zubrod, J. P., Konschak, M., Weil, M., Schulz, R., Bundschuh, M., accepted. Does long-term fungicide exposure affect the reproductive performance of leaf-shredders? A partial life-cycle study using Hyalella azteca. Environmental Pollution 222, 458-464.
  • Englert, D., Bakanov, N., Zubrod, J. P., Schulz, R., Bundschuh, M., 2017. Modeling re-mobilization of neonicotinoid residues from tree foliage in streams - a relevant exposure pathway in risk assessment? Environmental Science & Technology 51, 1785-1794.
  • Englert, D., Zubrod, J.P., Link, M., Mertins, S., Schulz, R., Bundschuh, M., 2017. Does waterborne exposure explain effects caused by neonicotinoid-contaminated plant material in aquatic systems? Environmental Science & Technology 51, 5793-5802.
  • Zubrod, J.P., Englert, D., Wolfram, J., Rosenfeldt, R.R., Feckler, A., Bundschuh, R., Seitz, F., Konschak, M., Baudy, P., Lüderwald, S., Fink, P., Lorke, A., Schulz, R., Bundschuh, M., 2017. Long-term effects of fungicides on leaf-associated microorganisms and shredder populations – An artificial stream study. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 36, 2178-2189.

2016

  • Feckler, A., Goedkoop, W., Zubrod, J. P., Schulz, R., Bundschuh, M., accepted2016. Exposure pathway-dependent effects of the fungicide epoxiconazole on a decomposer-detritivore system. Science of The Total Environment 571, 992-1000.
  • Rosenfeldt, R. R., Seitz, F., Haigis, A.-C., Höger, J., Zubrod, J. P., Schulz, R., Bundschuh, M., 2016. Nanosized titanium dioxide influences copper-induced toxicity during aging as a function of environmental conditions. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 35, 1766-1774.
  • Sauer, F. G., Bundschuh, M., Zubrod, J. P., Schäfer, R. B., Thompson, K., Kefford, B. J., 2016. Effects of salinity on leaf breakdown: Dryland salinity versus salinity from a coalmine. Aquatic Toxicology 177, 425-432.

        2015

        • Bundschuh, M., Newman, M. C., Zubrod, J. P., Seitz, F., Rosenfeldt, R. R., Schulz, R., 2015. Addendum to the article: Misuse of null hypothesis significance testing: Would estimation of positive and negative predictive values improve certainty of chemical risk assessment? Environmental Science and Pollution Research 22, 3955-3957.
        • Bundschuh, M., Zubrod, J. P., Seitz, F., Newman, M. C., 2015. Effects of two sorbents applied to mercury-contaminated river sediments on bioaccumulation in and detrital processing by Hyalella azteca. Journal of Soils and Sediments 15, 1265-1274.
          • Englert, D., Zubrod, J. P., Schulz, R., Bundschuh, M., 2015. Variability in ecosystem structure and functioning in a low order stream: Implications of land use and season. Science of the Total Environment 538, 341-349.
          • Fernández, D., Voss, K., Bundschuh, M., Zubrod, J. P., Schäfer, R. B., 2015. Effects of fungicides on decomposer communities and leaf decomposition in vineyard streams. Science of the Total Environment 533, 40-48.
          • Rosenfeldt, R.R., Seitz, F., Zubrod, J.P., Feckler, A., Merkel, T., Lüderwald, S., Bundschuh, R., Schulz, R., Bundschuh, M., 2015. Does the presence of titanium dioxide nanoparticles reduce copper toxicity? A factorial approach with the benthic amphipod Gammarus fossarum. Aquatic Toxicology 165, 154-159. Download
          • Zubrod, J. P., Englert, D., Rosenfeldt, R. R., Wolfram, J., Lüderwald, S., Wallace, D., Schnetzer, N., Schulz, R., Bundschuh, M., 2015. The relative importance of diet-related and waterborne effects of copper for a leaf-shredding invertebrate. Environmental Pollution 205, 16-22.
          • Bundschuh, M., Zubrod, J.P., Seitz, F., Newman, M.C. 2015: Effects of two sorbents applied to mercury contaminated river sediments on bioaccumulation in and detrital processing by Hyalella azteca. Journal of Soils and Sediments, 15, 1265–1274.Download
          • Zubrod, J.P., Feckler, A., Englert, D., Koksharova, N., Schulz, R., Bundschuh M. 2015: Inorganic fungicides as routinely applied in organic and conventional agriculture can increase palatability but reduce microbial decomposition of leaf litter. Journal of Applied Ecology, 52, 310-322.Download
          • Bundschuh, M., Newman, M.C., Zubrod, J.P., Seitz, F., Rosenfeldt, R.R., Schulz, R. 2015: Addendum to the article: Misuse of null hypothesis significance testing: Would estimation of positive and negative predictive values improve certainty of chemical risk assessment? Environmental Science and Pollution Research 22, 3955–3957.Download
          • Zubrod, J.P., Englert, D., Feckler, A., Koksharova, N., Konschak, M., Bundschuh, R., Schnetzer, N., Englert, K., Schulz, R., Bundschuh M. 2015: Does the current fungicide risk assessment provide sufficient protection for key drivers in aquatic ecosystem functioning? Environmental Science & Technology, 49, 1173-1181.Download

          2014

          • Feckler, A., Zubrod, J. P., Thielsch, A., Schwenk, K., Schulz, R., Bundschuh, M., 2014. Cryptic species diversity: An overlooked factor in environmental management? Journal of Applied Ecology 51,958-967.Download
          • Zubrod, J. P., Baudy, P., Schulz, R., Bundschuh, M., 2014. Effects of current-use fungicides and their mixtures on the feeding and survival of the key shredder Gammarus fossarum. Aquatic Toxicology 150, 133-143.Download

          2013

          • Bundschuh, M., Zubrod, J. P., Klemm, P., Elsaesser, D., Stang, C., Schulz, R., 2013. Effects of peak exposure scenarios on Gammarus fossarum using field relevant pesticide mixtures. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety 95, 137-143.Download
          • Bundschuh, M., Newman, M.C., Zubrod, J.P., Seitz, F., Rosenfeldt, R.R., Schulz, R. 2013: Misuse of null hypothesis significance testing: Would estimation of positive and negative predictive values improve certainty of chemical risk assessment? Environmental Science and Pollution Research.Download
          • Englert, D., Zubrod, J.P., Schulz, R., Bundschuh, M. 2013: Effects of municipal wastewater on aquatic ecosystem structure and function in the receiving stream. Science of the Total Environment 454-455, 401-410.Download

          2011

          • Bundschuh, M., Zubrod, J. P., Kosol, S., Maltby, L., Stang, S., Düster, L., Schulz, R., 2011. Fungal composition on leaf explains pollutant-mediated indirect effects on amphipod feeding. Aquatic Toxicology. 104, 32-37.Download
          • Bundschuh, M., Zubrod, J. P., Englert, D., Seitz, F., Rosenfeldt, R. R., Schulz, R., 2011. Effects of nano-TiO2 in combination with ambient UV-irradiation on a leaf shredding amphipod. Chemosphere 85, 1563-1567.Download
          • Bundschuh, M., Zubrod, J. P., Schulz, R., 2011. The functional and physiological status of Gammarus fossarum (Crustacea; Amphipoda) exposed to secondary treated wastewater. Environmental Pollution 159, 244-249.Download
          • Bundschuh, M., Zubrod, J. P., Seitz, F., Newman, M. C., Schulz, R., 2011. Mercury contaminated sediments affect amphipod feeding. Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 60, 437-443.Download
          • Bundschuh, M., Zubrod, J.P., Seitz, F., Stang, C., Schulz, R., 2011. Ecotoxicological evaluation of three tertiary wastewater treatment techniques via meta-analysis and feeding bioassays using Gammarus fossarum. Journal of Hazardous Material 192, 772-778.Download
          • Zubrod, J. P., Bundschuh, M., Feckler, A., Englert, D., Schulz, R., 2011. Ecotoxicological impact of the fungicide tebuconazole on an aquatic decomposer-detritivore system. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 30, 2718-2724.Download

          2010

          • Zubrod, J. P., Bundschuh, M., Schulz, R., 2010. Effects of subchronic fungicide exposure on the energy processing of Gammarus fossarum (Crustacea; Amphipoda). Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety 73, 1674-1680.Download

           

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