Dr. Juliane Schmitz

Former Member

 

Person

I studied Environmental Sciences at the University Koblenz-Landau, Campus Landau with a focus on Ecotoxicology, Applied Ecology and Biodiversity. I received in 2008 my diploma for the thesis on the effects of pesticide drift on phytophagous insects. This was a literature review with a focus on grasshoppers and butterflies (more Info).
In 2009 I started my PhD Study at the Institute of Environmental Sciences at the University Koblenz-Landau, Campus Landau.

Research Interests

My research is concerned with the effects of agrochemicals in the agricultural landscape, with a focus on the effects of pesticides and fertiliser on plant and animal communities in field margins. I’m also interested in the cumulative effects due to mixtures of various pesticides and the application sequences of pesticides and fertilisers on a field.

Research Project

  • The influence of pesticides and fertiliser on the fauna and flora of a surrogate field margin (more Info)

Thesis

Schmitz, J. (2014). Assessing the effects of pesticides and fertilizers on a natural plant community of a field margin: An experimental field study. Doctoral dissertation, Universität Koblenz-Landau, Campus Landau. Pdf.

Publications

  • Melanie Hahn, Annalena Schotthöfer, Juliane Schmitz, Lea A. Franke & Carsten A. Brühl (2015) The effects of agrochemicals on Lepidoptera, with a focus on moths, and their pollination service in field margin habitats. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment. 207 (1) 153–162.
  • Juliane Schmitz, Peter Stahlschmidt & Carsten A. Brühl (2015) Assessing the risk of herbicides to terrestrial non-target plants using higher-tier studies. Human and Ecological Risk Assessment. 21 (8), 2137-2154.
  • Juliane Schmitz, Peter Stahlschmidt, Carsten A. Brühl (2015) Protection of terrestrial non-target plant species in the regulation of environmental risks of pesticides. Federal Environment Agency (Germany), TEXTE, 148 pages.
  • Juliane Schmitz, Melanie Hahn & Carsten A. Brühl (2014) Agrochemicals in field margins – An experimental field study to assess the impacts of herbicides, insecticides, and fertilizer on the plant community. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 193, 60-69.
  • Juliane Schmitz, Karoline Schäfer & Carsten A. Brühl (2014) Agrochemicals in field margins - Field evaluation of plant reproduction effects. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 189, 82–91.
  • Juliane Schmitz, Karoline Schäfer & Carsten A. Brühl (2013) Agrochemicals in field margins – Assessing the impacts of herbicides and fertilizer on the common buttercup Ranunculus acris. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 1124-1131
  • Rebecca Bundschuh, Juliane Schmitz, Mirco Bundschuh, Carsten A. Brühl (2012) Does drift of insecticide adversely affect grasshoppers (Orthoptera: Saltatoria) in field margins? A case study combining laboratory acute toxicity testing with field monitoring data. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. Vol. 31 (8), 1874–1879.

Presentations:

  • Schmitz, J., Brühl, C.A. (2013): Effects of herbicides and fertilizer on the plant community of field margins – Assessing reproduction effects. Oral presentation at the SETAC Europe 23rd Annual Meeting 2013, Glasgow, Scotland.

  • Schmitz, J., Schäfer, K., Brühl, C.A. (2012): Risk assessment of herbicides for the common buttercup Ranunculus acris in field margins – an experimental field study. Oral presentation at the SETAC Europe 22nd Annual Meeting/6th SETAC World Congress 2012, Berlin, Germany.

  • Hahn, M., Schotthöfer, A., Geisthardt, M., Schmitz, J., Lenhardt, P., Brühl, C.A. (2012): Caterpillars and protection goals: The role of field margins as habitats and the effects of pesticide applications. Poster presentation at the SETAC Europe 22nd Annual Meeting/6th SETAC World Congress 2012, Berlin, Germany.

  • Schmitz, J., Schäfer, K., Uhl, P., Brühl, C.A. (2011): Auswirkungen des Herbizideintrags auf den Scharfen Hahnenfuß Ranunculus acris in Feldsäumen. Oral presentation at the SETAC GLB 16th Annual Meeting 2011, Landau, Germany.

  • Felix, T., Schmitz, J., Brühl, C.A. (2011): Untersuchung zum Einfluss des Insektizideintrags in Feldsäumen am Beispiel von Zikaden (Arthaldeus pascuellus & Philaenus spumarius). Poster presentation at the SETAC GLB 16th Annual Meeting 2011, Landau, Germany

  • Schmitz, J. & Brühl, C.A. (2010): Auswirkungen des Eintrags von Pflanzenschutzmitteln und Dünger auf die Biodiversität von Feldsäumen. Poster presentation at the 4th joint Annual Meeting of the SETAC GLB and the GDCh (Section Environmental chemistry and Ecotoxicology) 2010, Dessau, Germany. (more Info)

  • Schmitz, J., Pierstorf, R., Brühl, C.A. (2009): Effects of plant protection products on grasshoppers in the agricultural landscape, Poster Presentation, Young Environmental Scientist Meeting (YES-Meeting), Landau. (more Info)

Awards

  • Best Presentation Award of SETAC German Language Branch, Landau, Germany (2011)

 

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