Dr. Sebastian Stehle

Ecosystem Resilience
Contact
Building I; Room 3.28

Research Interests

Aquatic Ecotoxicology
Pesticide Exposure and Risk Assessment
Pesticide Risk Mitigation
Global Agriculture Assessment
Meta-Analyses

Current Research Projects

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

Meta-Analysis of Global Insecticide Concentrations in Agricultural Surface Waters. (DFG Project; more Info)

Academic History

  • Research Leader "Ecosystem Pollution Dynamics" of the Eusserthal Ecosystem Research Station (EERES) (July 2017 – present)
  • Researcher at the University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany (December 2015 – present)

  • Doctoral degree at the University Koblenz-Landau, Germany (December 2015)

  • PhD-study (October 2010 - December 2015); Institute for Environmental Sciences, University of Koblenz-Landau

  • Diploma Thesis (September 2010): Pesticide Risk Mitigation by Vegetated Treatment Systems: A Meta-analysis

  • Study of Environmental Sciences (April 2002 until September 2010), University of Koblenz-Landau, Campus Landau

  • Study of Energy and Environmental Engineering (October 2001 until March 2002), Technical University Hamburg-Harburg

Functions

  • Senior Editor for Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology

Peer-reviewed Publications

  • Matthias V. Wieczorek, Nikita Bakanov, Daniel Bilancia, Eduard Szöcs, Sebastian Stehle, Mirco Bundschuh, Ralf Schulz (2018). Structural and functional effects of a short-term pyrethroid pulse exposure on invertebrates in outdoor stream mesocosms. Science of the Total Environment 610–611: 810–819.
  • Sebastian Stehle and Ralf Schulz (2017). The Impact of Pesticides on Our Freshwater Resources. Encyclopedia of the Anthropocene & Reference Module in Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences (https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-409548-9.09978-4).
  • Anja Knäbel, Martin Scheringer, Sebastian Stehle, Ralf Schulz (2016). Response to Comment on "Aquatic Exposure Predictions of Insecticide Field Concentrations Using a Multimedia Mass Balance Model". Environmental Science & Technology 50: 13171-13172.

  • Anja Knäbel, Martin Scheringer Sebastian Stehle, Ralf Schulz (2016). Aquatic Exposure Predictions of Insecticide Field Concentrations Using a Multimedia Mass-Balance Model. Environmental Science & Technology 50: 3721-3728.

  • Sebastian Stehle, James Michael Dabrowski, Uli Bangert, Ralf Schulz (2016). Erosion Rills Offset the Efficacy of Vegetated Buffer Strips to Mitigate Pesticide Exposure in Surface Waters. Science of the Total Environment 545-546: 171-183.

  • Sebastian Stehle and Ralf Schulz (2015). Pesticide Authorization in the EU—Environment Unprotected? Environmental Science and Pollution Research 22: 19632-19647.

  • Sebastian Stehle and Ralf Schulz (2015). Agricultural Insecticides Threaten Surface Waters at the Global Scale. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) 112: 5750-5755.

  • Anja Knäbel, Sebastian Stehle, Ralf B. Schäfer, Ralf Schulz (2013). Response to Comment on “Regulatory FOCUS Surface Water Models Fail to Predict Insecticide Concentrations in the Field”. Environmental Science & Technology. 47 (6): 3017-3018.

  • Sebastian Stehle, Anja Knäbel, Ralf Schulz (2013). Probabilistic Risk Assessment of Insecticide Concentrations in Agricultural Surface Waters: A Critical Appraisal. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment. 185: 6295-6310.

  • Anja Knäbel, Sebastian Stehle, Ralf B. Schäfer, Ralf Schulz (2013). Response to Comment on “Regulatory FOCUS Surface Water Models Fail to Predict Insecticide Concentrations in the Field”. Environmental Science & Technology. 47 (2): 1179-1180.

  • Anja Knäbel, Sebastian Stehle, Ralf B. Schäfer, Ralf Schulz (2012). Regulatory FOCUS Surface Water Models Fail to Predict Insecticide Concentrations in the Field. Environmental Science & Technology. 46 (15): 8397-8404.

  • Sebastian Stehle, David Elsaesser, Caroline Gregoire, Gwenaël Imfeld, Engelbert Niehaus, Elodie Passeport, Sylvain Payraudeau, Ralf B. Schäfer, Julien Tournebize, and Ralf Schulz (2011). Pesticide Risk Mitigation by Vegetated Treatment Systems: A Meta-analysis. Journal of Environmental Quality 40 (4): 1068-1080. (JEQ press release).

  • Ralf Schulz, Sebastian Stehle, David Elsaesser, Steffen Matezki, Alexandra Müller, Michael Neumann, Renja Ohliger, Jörn Wogram, Katharina Zenker (2009). Geodata-based probabilistic risk assessment and management of pesticides in Germany: a conceptual framework. Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management 5 (1): 69-79.

  • Ralf Schulz and Sebastian Stehle (2008). Synthetic Pyrethroids in Agricultural Surface Waters: Exposure, Effects, and Risk Mitigation. In: Synthetic Pyrethroids: Occurrence and Behavior in Aquatic Environments (pp. 171-201). J. Gan, F. Spurlock, P. Hendley and D. P. Weston (eds.). American Chemical Society Symposium Series 991. Washington D.C., Oxford University Press.

Reports and Conference Contributions

  • Sebastian Stehle und Ralf Schulz (2016). Current Pesticide Regulations do not Protect Global Surface Waters. Poster Presentation at 7th SETAC World Congress, 06 – 10 November 2016, Orlando, Florida.
  • Sebastian Stehle und Ralf Schulz (2015). Pflanzenschutzmittel in der Umwelt - Kontrollierte Innovation oder unkontrollierte Risiken? Quo Vadis Leitartikel der GIT Labor-Fachzeitschrift zum Schwerpunkt Umwelt, Wasser, Energie. 59: 18-23.

  • Anja Knäbel and Sebastian Stehle. Shortcomings of European Regulatory Pesticide Risk Assessment for Surface Waters. AT6FUI Workshop 2013, Action Team 6 Follow-Up Initiative (AT6FUI) – „Improving Public Health through Low Cost Technology and GPS Tailored Access to Risk and Resources“. Organized by University of Koblenz-Landau and the Embassy of El Salvador in cooperation with UNOOSA, 28 - 29 October 2013.

  • Ralf Schulz and Sebastian Stehle (2012). Final Report for Research Project “Development and Evaluation of a Probabilistic Exposure Assessment for Agricultural Pesticides in South Africa“. Joint Research Project founded by BMBF under the South African/Germany Agreement on Cooperation in Science and Technology (SUA 08/032).

  • Ralf Schulz and Sebastian Stehle (2010). External Review Report for “Aquatic Risks of Plant Protection Products: A Comparison of Different Hazard Assessment Strategies for Surface Waters in Switzerland. Study on behalf of the Swiss Federal Office for the Environment. Swiss Centre for Applied Ecotoxicology, Eawag-EPFL, Duebendorf.”

  • Schulz, R., Elsaesser, D., Ohliger, R., Stehle, S. & Zenker, K. (2009). Probabilistische Bewertung des Umweltrisikos von Pflanzenschutzmitteln – Umsetzung der georeferenzierten probabilistischen Risikobewertung in den Vollzug des PflSchG – Pilotphase für den Expositionspfad ‚Abdrift‘ ausgehend von Dauerkulturen. Texte des Umweltbundesamt, 47/08 (183 p.).

  • Sebastian Stehle and Ralf Schulz. Pesticides in Wetlands Worldwide: No Mitigating Circumstances. Poster Presentation at 3rd Wetland Pollutant Dynamics and Control Symposium WETPOL 2009, 20 – 24 September 2009, Barcelona, Spain.

  • S. Stehle, S. Matezki, A. Müller, M. Neumann, R. Ohliger, J. Wogram, K. Zenker, R. Schulz. Probabilistic aquatic exposure assessment of plant protection products in Germany – a conceptual framework for spray drift in permanent crops. Poster Presentation at SETAC Europe 17th Annual Meeting, 20 – 24 May 2007, Porto, Portugal.

  • A. Müller, R. Schulz, S. Matezki, M. Neumann, R. Ohliger, S. Stehle, J. Wogram, K. Zenker. Probabilistic aquatic exposure assessment of plant protection products in Germany – Database for permanent cultures. Poster Presentation at SETAC Europe 17th Annual Meeting, 20 – 24 May 2007, Porto, Portugal.

Teaching

  • Risk Assessment and Management of Chemicals

  • Environmental Risk Evaluation