Nadja Schnetzer

Former Member
Master student


I studied “Conservation Biology and Geography (B.Sc)” at the University of Koblenz-Landau and finished by bachelor studies in spring 2015. I wrote my bachelor thesis in the Functional Aquatic Ecotoxicology group about the influences of fungicides on microbial decomposition and the food choice of Gammarus fossarum. During the master course I completed a three-month internship at a contract research lab “Innovative Environmental Services” (IES) Ltd. in Switzerland in summer 2015. This gave me first impressions into terrestrial ecotoxicology. I worked especially with honey bees and learned various terrestrial test procedures in Ecotoxicology. At the moment I am working on my master thesis about the influences of neonicotinoids on different non-Apis species.

Research Interests

  • Terrestrial Ecotoxicology
  • Bee Ecotoxicology
  • Wild bee and honeybee ecology
  • Non-target organisms

Current Studies

Effects of insecticides on wild bee species and their exposure in the agricultural landscape

Peer Review Publications


Zubrod, J. P., Englert, D., Wolfram, J., Wallace, D., Schnetzer, N., Baudy, P., Konschak, M., Schulz, R., Bundschuh, M., (2015): Waterborne toxicity and diet-related effects of fungicides in the key leaf shredder Gammarus fossarum (Crustacea; Amphipoda). Aquatic Toxicology. file access

Zubrod, J. P., Englert, D., Rosenfeldt, R. R., Wolfram, J., Lüderwald, S., Wallace, D., Schnetzer, N., Schulz, R., Bundschuh, M., (2015): The relative importance of diet-related and waterborne effects of copper for a leaf-shredding invertebrate. Environmental Pollution 205, 16-22. file access

Zubrod, J. P., Englert, D., Feckler, A., Koksharova, N., Konschak, M., Bundschuh, R., Schnetzer, N., Englert, K., Schulz, R., Bundschuh M. (2015): Does the current fungicide risk assessment provide sufficient protection for key drivers in aquatic ecosystem functioning? Environmental Science & Technology, 49, 1173-1181. file access