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Dr. Elena Adams

Former Member


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.

    For more information on the project click here.

    Thesis

    Adams, E. (2021) Pesticide effects on German amphibians and consequences for their risk assessment

    in the European Union (Doctoral dissertation, University of Koblenz-Landau, Campus Landau). PDF

    Publications

    Adams, E., Brühl, C.A. 2021. Effects of the herbicide cycloxydim and commercial formulation additives on tadpoles and juveniles of the European common frog (Rana temporaria). Science of the Total Environment 789, 147865. DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2021.147865

    Adams, E., Leeb, C., Roodt, A.P., Brühl, C.A. 2021. Interspecific sensitivity of European amphibians towards two pesticides. Environmental Sciences Europe 33:49. DOI: 10.1186/s12302-021-00491-1

    Adams, E., Leeb, C., Brühl, C.A. 2021. Pesticide exposure affects reproductive capacity of common toads (Bufo bufo) in a viticultural landscape. Ecotoxicology 30, 213-223. DOI: 0.1007/s10646-020-02335-9

    Adams, E., Gerstle, V., Brühl, C.A. 2021. Dermal fungicide exposure at realistic field rated induces lethal and sublethal effects on juvenile European common frogs (Rana temporaria). Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 50(5), 1289-1297. DOI: 10.1002/etc.4972

    Recent presentations

    Adams, E., Brühl, C.A. 2020. Reproductive health of common toads (Bufo bufo) in viticultural landscapes. Poster presentation. SETAC SciCon Europe 2020

    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

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