Elena Adams

Community Ecology & Ecotoxicology
PhD student
Contact
Building I, Room 5.26


I finished my bachelor´s studies in “Forensic science (B.Sc.)” at the University of Applied Sciences of Bonn-Rhein-Sieg in 2014. From 2014 to 2016 I did my master´s study in “Ecotoxicology (M.Sc.)” at the University of Koblenz-Landau. In summer 2015 I had the chance to do a three month internship in the aquatic ecotoxicology of Bayer CropScience in Monheim, where I worked with fish, crustaceans and aquatic plants. My master´s thesis dealt with the effects of the viticultural fungicide folpet (Folpan 80 WDG) on early developmental stages of Rana temporaria.

In January 2018 I startet my PhD in which I investigate the effects of envionmental relevant pesticides on German Anura.

Research Interests

  • Amphibian Ecotoxicology and Ecology
  • Conservation Genetics
  • Aquatic Ecotoxicology

Current Research Project

    The impact of pesticides on amphibians: Effects of environmentally relevant pesticide mixtures and formulations on German Anura

    Publications

     

    Adams, E., Brühl, C.A. Fungicide exposure induces sensitivity differences in aquatic life stages of European common frogs (Rana temporaria). Journal of Herpetology. Submitted.

    Lüderwald, S., Dackermann, V., Seitz, F., Adams, E., Feckler, A., Schilde, C., Schulz, R., Bundschuh, M. 2019. A blessing in disguise? Natural organic matter reduces the UV light-induced toxicity of nanoparticulate titanium dioxide. Science of the Total Environment 663, 518-526

    Recent presentations

    Adams, E., Gerstle, V., Brühl, C.A. 2019. Dermal fungicide exposure at realistic field rates induces lethal and sublethal effects on juvenile Rana temporaria. Oral presentation. SETAC North America 2019, Toronto, Canada

    Adams, E., Gerstle, V., Brühl, C.A. 2019. Acute and chronic toxicity of environmentally relevant pesticide concentrations to early developmental stages of European Anura. Oral presentation. Young Environmental Scientists Meeting 2019, Ghent, Belgium

    Adams, E., Leeb C., Gerstle, V., Brühl, C.A. et al. 2018. Effects of pesticides on the development of two European amphibian species: a long-term semi-field study. Poster presentation. Gesellschaft für Ökologie 2018, Wien, Austria

    Adams, E., Leeb C., Brühl, C.A. 2017. Effects of the viticultural fungicide folpet (Folpan 80 WDG) on early developmental stages of Rana temporaria. Poster presentation. Young Environmental Scientists Meeting 2017, Stockholm, Sweden

    Adams, E., Leeb C., Brühl, C.A. 2017. Effects of the viticultural fungicide folpet (Folpan 80 WDG) on early developmental stages of Rana temporaria. Poster presentation. SETAC GLB 2017, Neustadt an der Weinstraße, Germany 

      Adams, E., Hauck O., Schrimpf A., Schulz R., Slater M.J. 2017. Maßnahmenkatalog für erfolgreiche, nachhaltige Besatzmaßnahmen auotchthoner Edelkrebspopulationen. Oral presentation. Internationale Tagung des Forum Flusskrebse 2017, Vaduz, Liechtenstein