M.Sc. Lara Luisa Petschick

Ecosystem Resilience
Building K; Room 1.19

Research Interests

  • Environmental risk assessment of chemicals, especially pesticides and their impact on (agro)ecosystems
  • Global pesticide regulation practices, environmental politics and risk mitigation
  • Application of graph theory and database management to environmental data

Current Research Projects

  • Optimized use of environmental data for the assessment and regulation of pesticides, evaluation and validity assessment of effect data
  • Evaluation of current pesticide risk assessment practices, regulations and official guidance documents with regards to effect data and species coverage, as well as stated protection goals
  • Development of adequate (bio-)monitoring schemes for intensively managed tropical agroecosystems
  • Development of an ecotoxicological graph database, including effect data
  • Development of a data-based risk information tool for authorities, researchers and stakeholders

Peer-reviewed Publicatons

  • Petschick, L. L., Bub, S., Wolfram, J., Stehle, S., & Schulz, R. (2019). Modeling Regulatory Threshold Levels for Pesticides in Surface Waters from Effect Databases. Data4(4), 150.
  • Wolfram, J., Stehle, S., Bub, S., Petschick, L. L., & Schulz, R. (2019). Insecticide Risk in US Surface Waters: Drivers and Spatiotemporal Modeling. Environmental science & technology53(20), 12071-12080.
  • Stehle, S., Bline, A., Bub, S., Petschick, L. L., Wolfram, J., & Schulz, R. (2019). Aquatic pesticide exposure in the US as a result of non-agricultural uses. Environment international133, 105234.
  • Bub, S., Wolfram, J., Stehle, S., Petschick, L. L., & Schulz, R. (2019). Graphing ecotoxicology: The MAGIC Graph for linking environmental data on chemicals. Data4(1), 34.
  • Wolfram, J., Stehle, S., Bub, S., Petschick, L. L., & Schulz, R. (2018). Meta-analysis of insecticides in United States surface waters: Status and future implications. Environmental science & technology52(24), 14452-14460.
  • Heinrich, P., Petschick, L. L., Northcott, G. L., Tremblay, L. A., Ataria, J. M., & Braunbeck, T. (2017). Assessment of cytotoxicity, genotoxicity and 7-ethoxyresorufin-O-deethylase (EROD) induction in sediment extracts from New Zealand urban estuaries. Ecotoxicology26(2), 211-226.

Reports and Conference Contributions

  • Petschick, L.; Bub, S.; Stehle, S.; Wolfram, J.; Schulz, R. (2019) Estimating Regulatory Surface Water Pesticide Thresholds from Effect Databases. Poster for the SETAC North America 40th Annual Meeting, Toronto, ON, Canada 
  • Petschick, L. L.; Streissl, F.; Ortiz-Santaliestra, M.E. (2016) Literature Review on Life History Traits of European Amphibian and Reptile Species. Poster for the conference of EFSA “Environmental risk assessment of pesticides: 25 years of scientific advancements since the adoption of Directive 91/414/EEC”, Parma, November 15 – 16, 2016
  • Ernst, J.; Petschick, L.; Nickel, J.P.; Bereswill, R.; Meller, M.; Debus, R. (2015) Exposure profiles in aquatic mesocosm risk assessment. Poster for the 20th annual conference of the SETAC GLB (Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry - German Language Branch), Zürich, September 7-10, 2015