Verena C. Schreiner

Group Member (Quantitative Landscape Ecology)
PhD student

Research Topic

  • Effect and occurrence of pesticide mixtures in streams

Research Interests

  • Aquatic ecology
  • Freshwater macroinvertebrates
  • Aquatic ecotoxicology
  • Passive sampling


  • UWI3a Messung von Umweltparametern – Limnologie
  • Indicator Organisms: Makrozoobenthos
  • Course assistance in identification of animals, animal systematics, and adaptation of animals at the Universities of Heidelberg and Marburg (2010 – 2012)


Academic History

  • Since 03.2018 Participation in the Nationwide Monitoring of Small Streams (
  • Since 06.2014 PhD student in the work group of Quantitative Landscape Ecology at the University Koblenz Landau, Campus Landau
  • 01.2014 – 05.2014 Research assistant in the work group of Quantitative Landscape Ecology, University of Koblenz-Landau, Campus Landau
  • 11.2013 – 12.2013 Research assistant at Senckenberg Research Station Gelnhausen, Conservation Management
  • 01.2013 – 10.2013 Research assistant at Senckenberg Research Station Gelnhausen, River Ecosystem Management
  • 10.2010 – 12.2012 Master of Science Organismic Biology, University of Marburg (Thesis: Variation in diet of Isoperla sp. (Plecoptera) and Rhyacophila sp. (Trichoptera) larvae across an elevational gradient)
  • 09.2007 – 09.2010 Bachelor of Science Biology, University of Heidelberg (Thesis: Der Heidelberger Mühlbach – ein Biotop in Gefahr: Ökologie und Ökotoxikologie eines vom Menschen stark beeinflussten Baches)


  • Graf, N., Battes, K.P., Cimpean, M., Dittrich, P., Entling, M.H., Link, M., Scharmüller, A., Schreiner, V.C., Szöcs, E., Schäfer, R.B., 2019. Do agricultural pesticides in streams influence riparian spiders? Science of The Total Environment.
  • Schreiner, V.C., Feckler, A., Fernández, D., Frisch, K., Muñoz, K., Szöcs, E., Zubrod, J.P., Bundschuh, M., Rasmussen, J.J., Kefford, B.J., Axelsen, J., Cedergreen, N., Schäfer, R.B., 2018. Similar recovery time of microbial functions from fungicide stress across biogeographical regions. Scientific Reports 8, 17021.
  • Schreiner, Verena C., Szöcs, Eduard, Bhowmik, Avit Kumar, Vijver, Martina G., Schäfer, R. B. 2016. Pesticide mixtures in streams of several European countries and the USA. Science of the Total Environment. 573 680-689.
  • Fernández, Diego, Tummala, M., Schreiner, Verena C., Duarte, Sophia, Pascoal, Claudia, Winkelmann, Carola, Mewes, Daniela, Muñoz, Katherine, Schäfer, Ralf B. 2016. Does nutrient enrichment compensate fungicide eoeects on litter decomposition and decomposer communities in streams?. Aquatic Toxicology. 174 169-178.