Christina Rehberg

Former Member


I studied “Environmental Management (B.Sc.)” at the Justus Liebig University of Gießen and finished my bachelor studies in summer 2012. My bachelor thesis dealt with the Hydraulic Fracturing and the impacts of several thereby used chemicals on the environment. Afterwards I decided to change the university to gain a better insight in further topics of life sciences and since the winter semester 2012/2013 I am at the University of Koblenz-Landau, Campus Landau, to study “Ecotoxicology (M.Sc.)”. In summer 2013, I had the opportunity to experience a four month internship at the contract research lab Innovative Environmental Science (IES) Ltd. in Witterswil, Switzerland. During this internship I gained a lot of experience in Terrestrial Ecotoxicology, I worked especially with honey bees and bumble bees and learned various terrestrial test procedures in Ecotoxicology, also with Non Target Plants, Earthworms and springtails (Collembola). At this point in time I am working on my master thesis about solitary bees.

Research Interest

My research interest is basically referred to terrestrial ecotoxicology. In my research project I was focusing on the biomass availability of insects in agricultural landscapes and the effects of pesticides on the abundance of insects. In my master thesis I am especially working with solitary bees and thereby with the method development of the acute contact test and development of the procedure of a semi field study. Furthermore I am working with bumble bees and the method development of the acute contact and oral test procedure. I am in addition very interested in environmental management topics and ecological topics like biodiversity and community ecology.