Nikita Bakanov

Community Ecology & Ecotoxicology
Chemical Analytics
Building C I; Room 04 b


I studied Environmental Sciences at the iES Landau and finished with my Diploma thesis in 2013 on "The influence of three aquatic submerged macrophyte species on the fate and behavior of six pesticides in laboratory freshwater macrophyte systems". Currently I am finalising my Ph.D. studies on pesticicides in the aquzatic environment. My current research is related to terrestrial matrices and pesticide analysis of current use pesticides using high resolution GC and LC technology.


Research Interests

  • Trace Analytics
  • Environmental Fate of Pesticides
  • Terrestrial Ecotoxicology

Current Research Project

    I am involved in projects that aim to characterise the pesticide exposure in terrestrial areas in the agricultural landscapes of Germany. All of them are related to the observed insect decline and many parameters are recorded in these research collaborations. In the project "Integrative Analysis of the influence of pesticides and land use on biodiversity in Germany (INPEDIV)", a Leibniz Collaborative Excellence project, environmental samples from conventional and organic agriculture and conservation areas in two regions of Germany are studied. In the project on the diversity of insects in nature conservation  areas ("Diversität von Insekten in Naturschutz-Arealen DINA") coordinated by NABU I am responsible for pesticide sample shipment, processing and analysis. Environmental samples from 21 areas all over Germany are taken along a gradient from conventional agricultural fields to the core of very different nature conservation areas.  A more detailed view on pesticide exposure of insects with additional matrices and a finer temporal resolution is taken in an experimental approach on pesticide exposure of insects (INSECTEXPO).



     Bakanov, N., Wieczorek, M. V, Schulz, R., 2019. Retention of plant protection products (PPPs) by aquatic plants in flow-through systems. Chemosphere. 216, 587–594. j.chemosphere.2018.10.186

    Wieczorek, M. V., Bakanov, N., Bilancia, D., Szöcs, E., Stehle, S., Bundschuh, M., Schulz, R., 2018. Structural and functional effects of a short-term pyrethroid pulse exposure on invertebrates in outdoor stream mesocosms. Sci. Total Environ. 610–611, 810–819.

    Wieczorek, M. V., Bakanov, N., Lagadic, L., Bruns, E., Schulz, R., 2017. 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. 36, 1090–1100.

    Zubrod, J.P., Bundschuh, R., Englert, D., Rohrberg, M., Wieczorek, M.V., Bakanov, N., Schulz, R., Bundschuh, M., 2017. Transient effects following peak exposures towards pesticides – An explanation for the unresponsiveness of in situ measured functional variables. Environ. Pollut. 231, 1393-1397.

    Englert, D., Bakanov, N., Zubrod, J.P., Schulz, R., Bundschuh, M., 2017. Modeling Remobilization of Neonicotinoid Residues from Tree Foliage in Streams - A Relevant Exposure Pathway in Risk Assessment? Environ. Sci. Technol. 51, 1785–1794.

    Stang, C., Bakanov, N., Schulz, R., 2016. Experiments in water-macrophyte systems to uncover the dynamics of pesticide mitigation processes in vegetated surface waters/streams. Environ. Sci. Pollut. Res. 23, 673–682.

    Wieczorek, M. V., Bakanov, N., Stang, C., Bilancia, D., Lagadic, L., Bruns, E., Schulz, R., 2016. Reference scenarios for exposure to plant protection products and invertebrate communities in stream mesocosms. Sci. Total Environ. 545–546, 308–319.

    Elsaesser, D., Stang, C., Bakanov, N., Schulz, R., 2013. The Landau stream mesocosm facility: Pesticide mitigation in vegetated flow-through streams. Bull. Environ. Contam. Toxicol. 90, 640–645.