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Can we use an American leaf shredder to assess sediment-associated metal risks in Europe?

In this post, Jochen Zubrod reports on their recently published paper “Is Hyalella azteca a suitable model leaf-shredding benthic crustacean for testing the toxicity of sediment-associated metals in Europe?”.

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“Don’t forget me”: aquatic insects, a disregarded taxonomic class in the assessment of fungicide toxicity in detritivorous invertebrates

In this post, Marco Konschak writes about their recently published paper “Waterborne and diet-related effects of inorganic and organic fungicides on the insect leaf shredder Chaetopteryx villosa (Trichoptera)”.

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Thesis opportunities: “Field investigations on pesticide pollution”

Interested in monitoring pesticide pollution and its effects in the field? Join our Working Group “Landscape Ecology” for a research project, internship, Bachelor or Master thesis.

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GETREAL: Getting real about the sensitivity of communities to pesticides

In this post, Ralf B. Schäfer talks about their new project “Assessing spatial and temporal variability in species assemblages and potential implications for chemical risk assessments”.

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After over 20 years of commercial use of GM crops, the impact on aquatic environments is insufficiently investigated

In this post, Antonia Pott talks about their recently published paper “Impact of genetically modified organisms on aquatic environments: Review of available data for the risk assessment”.

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Do agricultural pesticides in streams influence riparian spiders?

In this post, Ralf B. Schäfer talks about their recently published paper “Do agricultural pesticides in streams influence riparian spiders?”.

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Wastewater – a mix of micropollutants with diverse effects in local species

In this post, Mirco Bundschuh talks about their recently published paper “Wastewater alters feeding rate but not vitellogenin level of Gammarus fossarum (Amphipoda)”.

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Insecticides threaten U.S. surface waters

In this post, Jakob Wolfram talks about their recently published paper “Meta-analysis of Insecticides in U.S. Surface Waters: Status and Future Implications”.

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2 PostDoc positions on risk assessment of pollutant mixtures at UFZ Leipzig

The Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ) in Leipzig is offering two PostDoc positions within the project “CHEMO-RISK – Chemometers as novel tools for an integrative risk assessment framework of mixtures of pollutants”.

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2 PhD opportunities in Ecotoxicology/Marine Ecology with the Nansen Legacy at UiO and UNIS in Norway

The University of Oslo (UiO) and the University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS) each offer one PhD position in ecotoxicology and marine ecology, respectively, within the Nansen Legacy project.

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