Category Archives: Research

What’s driving insecticide pollution in agricultural surface waters?

In this post, Jakob Wolfram talks about his most recent paper “Insecticide Risks in United States Surface Waters: Drivers and Spatiotemporal Modeling”. This publication analyzed the drivers of insecticide nonpoint source pollution and used a modelling approach to identify regions in the U.S. where surface waters may be at risk.

Continue reading

How strong is the evidence for pesticide-effects on stream macroinvertebrates?

In this post, Ralf B. Schäfer talks about his recently published paper in which he discusses the overall evidence of effects on stream invertebrates based on studies from the last decades and future research avenues.

Continue reading

How do pesticides affect flower-visiting insects? Is the current European risk assessment suitable to protect them?

Philipp Uhl explains the newest technical report “Protection of wild pollinators in the pesticide risk assessment and management” to address these questions, published by the German Environment Agency.

Continue reading

Does the treatment of contaminated groundwater with a nanoscaled zero valent iron-based remediation agent increase or decrease the environmental risk?

In this post, Mirco Weil reports on their recently published paper “Environmental risk or benefit? Comprehensive risk assessment of groundwater treated with nano Fe0-based Carbo-Iron®.”

Continue reading

SystemLink – a new large multidisciplinary and multiyear project on aquatic-terrestrial interfaces and anthropogenic stress

The champagne glasses have not yet been cleaned and the headaches are slowly about to vanish as we realise that we managed to get funding for a new large project starting in October 2019 in Landau!

Continue reading

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?”.

Continue reading

“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)”.

Continue reading