Dipl.-Umw. Rebecca Bundschuh (geb. Pierstorf)

Former member Ecosystem Resilience
Extension Service Master Ecotoxicology
Building C I; Room 004

Research Interests

Aquatic ecotoxicology
Risk assessment of genetically modified organisms (GMO)

Current Research Project

  • Risk assessment of GMO effects on aquatic ecosystems (funded by the Federal Agency for Nature Conservation)

Academic history

  • PhD student (since September 2012); Institute of Environmental Science
  • Diploma (December 2009); Thesis: Hazard identification of insecticide drift on grasshoppers in cultivated landscapes (“Untersuchung zur Gefährdung von Heuschrecken (Orthoptera: Saltatoria) durch die Abdrift von Pflanzenschutzmitteln”)
  • Study of Environmental Science, (April 2003 until December 2009) University of Koblenz-Landau; Campus Landau

Peer-reviewed Publications

  • Bundschuh, M., R. Pierstorf, et al. (2011). "Positive Effects of Wastewater Ozonation Displayed by in Situ Bioassays in the Receiving Stream." Environmental Science & Technology 45(8): 3774-3780.
  • Bundschuh, R., et al. (2012). "Does insecticide drift adversely affect grasshoppers (Orthoptera: Saltatoria) in field margins? A case study combining laboratory acute toxicity testing with field monitoring data" Environmental Toxicology & Chemistry 31(8): 1874-1879.

Conference Contributions

  • Pierstorf, R., Brühl, C. (2010): Untersuchung zur Gefährdung von Heuschrecken (Orthoptera: Saltatoria) durch Pflanzenschutzmitteln in Kulturlandschaften. Oral presentation at the 4th joined Annual Meeting of the SETAC GLB and GDCh, Dessau, Germany.
  • Pierstorf, R., Brühl, C. (2009): Effekte von Pflanzenschutzmitteln auf Heuschrecken (Caelifera: Acrididae). Poster presentation at the 14th Annual Meeting of the SETAC GLB 2009, Freising / Weihenstephan, Germany.
  • Pierstorf, R., Schmitz, J., Brühl, C. (2009): Effects of plant protection products on grasshoppers in the agricultural landscape, Poster Presentation, Young Environmental Scientist Meeting (YES-Meeting), Landau, Germany.
  • Bundschuh, M., Pierstorf, R., Schulz, R. (2009): Application of in situ bioassays to detect in stream effects of wastewater after ozone treatment; poster presentation at a workshop on „Water framework directive and emerging pollutants: measures to minimize river contamination by WWTP discharges“ 2009, Koblenz, Germany.

Contact Details

Dipl.-Umweltwiss. Rebecca Bundschuh (Nee Pierstorf)
Institute of Environmental Sciences
University of Koblenz-Landau
Fortstraße 7, Building CI, Room 004