Dr. Matthias Wieczorek

Ecosystem Resilience
Building CI; Room 04b

Research Interests

  • Aquatic Ecotoxicology

  • Effects of pesticides on invertebrates in stream mesocosms

  • Pesticide Risk Mitigation

  • Environmental Fate of Pesticides

Current Research Project

  • Effects of a pyrethroid pulse exposure on invertebrates in outdoor stream mesocosms using structural and functional endpoints

  • Validating models to predict the influence of aquatic macrophyte speciesElodea nuttallii and Myriophyllum spicatum on the elimination of Plant Protection Products from aqueous matrices (uptake, elimination and distribution): cooperation with Bayer CropScience AG and RWTH Aachen

Peer-reviewed Publications

  • Stang, C.; Wieczorek, M. V.; Noss, C.; Lorke, A.; Scherr, F.; Goerlitz, G.; Schulz, R. Role of submerged vegetation in the retention processes of three plant protection products in flow-through stream mesocosms. Chemosphere 2014, 107, 13–22.
  • Wieczorek, M. V.; Kötter, D.; Gergs, R.; Schulz, R. Using stable isotope analysis in stream mesocosms to study potential effects of environmental chemicals on aquatic-terrestrial subsidies. Environ. Sci. Pollut. Res. 2015, 22, 12892–12901.
  • Wieczorek, M. V.; Bakanov, N.; Stang, C.; Bilancia, D.; Lagadic, L.; Bruns, E.; Schulz, R. Reference scenarios for exposure to plant protection products and invertebrate communities in stream mesocosms. Sci. Total Environ. 2016, 545-546, 308–319.
  • Wieczorek, M. V; Bakanov, N.; Lagadic, L.; Bruns, E.; Schulz, R. Response and recovery of the macrophytes Elodea canadensis and Myriophyllum spicatum following a pulse exposure to the herbicide iofensulfuron-sodium in outdoor stream mesocosms. Environ. Toxicol. Chem 2016.

Conference Contributions

  • Wieczorek, M.V., Kötter, D, Gergs, R and Schulz, R. Using stable isotope analysis in vegetated flow-through stream mesocosms to study aquatic-terrestrial subsidies. Oral presentation at 24th Annual Meeting of SETAC 2016 (Basel, Switzerland)
  • Wieczorek, MV, Bakanov, N, Stang, C, Bilancia, D, Kötter, D, Lagadic, L, Bruns E and Ralf Schulz. The Landau stream mesocosm facility. Oral presentation at the SETAC Europe Meeting 2016 (Nantes, France)

Academic History

  • Researcher at the University Koblenz-Landau, Germany (January 2016 - present)

  • Doctoral degree at the University Koblenz-Landau, Germany (December 2016)

  • PhD-study (April 2012 - December 2016); Institute for Environmental Sciences, University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany

  • Diploma Thesis (March 2012): Fate of three plant protection products following a repeated application in experimental vegetated ditch mesocosms

  • Study of Environmental Science (October 2006 until March 2012), University Koblenz-Landau