Dipl.-Umw. Jakob Wolfram

Ecosystem Resilience

Research Interests

  • Aquatic Ecotoxicology
  • Pesticide Exposure and Risk Assessment
  • Meta-Analyses
  • Data aggregation and visualization

Current Research Projects

  • Macro-Ecotoxicology: Spatial and Causal Implications of Insecticide Contamination in Surface Waters (DFG Project).

Current Research Topics (active and concluded)

  • Global meta-analysis of neonicotinoids in agricultural surface waters (literature synthesis)

  • Risk assessment of commonly used insecticides in U.S. urban waterways (literature synthesis)

  • Continental risk assessment of European waterbodies for the last two decades (data aggregation, analysis, and visualization)

  • Identifying drivers of insecticide risk in agricultural surface waters and their sediments for the United States (literature synthesis, data aggregation, and modelling)

  • Developing an ecotoxicological graph database to harmonize ancillary data providers. (data aggregation)

  • Improving risk communication techniques for scientific findings to effectively inform public stakeholders of most recent advances in risk assessment research. (socio-psychological research)

Academic History

  • PhD-study (October 2016 - present); Institute for Environmental Sciences, University of Koblenz-Landau
  • Diploma Thesis (September 2016): Combined and chronic effects of a fungicide mixture on the population integrity of the key shredder Gammarus fossarum
  • Study of Environmental Sciences (October 2008 until October 2016), University of Koblenz-Landau, Campus Landau

Peer-reviewed Publicatons

  • Wolfram, J.; Stehle, S.; Bub, S.; Petschick, L. L.; Schulz, R., Meta-Analysis of Insecticides in United States Surface Waters: Status and Future Implications. Environ. Sci. Technol. 2018, 52, (24), 14452-14460.
  • 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. and Bundschuh, M. (2017), Long-term effects of fungicides on leaf-associated microorganisms and shredder populations—an artificial stream study. Environ Toxicol Chem, 36: 2178-2189.

  • Zubrod, J. P.; Englert, D.; Rosenfeldt, R. R.; Wolfram, J.; Lüderwald, S.; Wallace, D.; Schnetzer, N.; Schulz, R.; Bundschuh, M., The relative importance of diet-related and waterborne effects of copper for a leaf-shredding invertebrate. Environ. Pollut. 2015, 205, 16-22.

  • Zubrod, J. P.; Englert, D.; Wolfram, J.; Wallace, D.; Schnetzer, N.; Baudy, P.; Konschak, M.; Schulz, R.; Bundschuh, M., Waterborne toxicity and diet-related effects of fungicides in the key leaf shredder Gammarus fossarum (Crustacea: Amphipoda). Aquat. Toxicol. 2015, 169, 105-112.