In this series of posts, Carsten Brühl reports about his current trip to Costa Rica. Part 4 is all about his visit of the Laguna de Madre Dios, where researchers sample water and fish to analyse for pesticide residues originating from upstream banana and pineapple plantations.
In this series of posts, Carsten Brühl reports about his current trip to Costa Rica. Part 2 is all about his host Clemens Ruepert who is an experienced environmental analytical chemist at the Regional Institute for Studies on Toxic Substances of the National University of Costa Rica.
In this series of posts, Carsten Brühl reports about his current trip to Costa Rica. Part 1 is all about his first impressions and what he learned about pesticide use on tropical crops such as the bananas that get shipped to Germany. Continue reading
In this post, we briefly highlight the 100th Volume Special Issue of the Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology (BECT), which is freely accessible until 23 March 2018.
In this post, Ralf Schäfer talks about their recently published paper “Large scale risks from agricultural pesticides in small streams”.
Interested in pesticide-induced effects in autotrophic food webs in streams? The team “Functional Aquatic Ecotoxicology” offers theses dealing with pesticide impacts on biofilm-grazer systems.
The Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ) Leipzig offers several positions within the project CHEMO-RISK, dealing with chemometers as novel tools for risk assessment of pollutant mixtures.
In this post, Verena Schreiner talks about her paper “Pesticide mixtures in streams of several European countries and the USA”. Continue reading
I am Jacob, 21 years old, and I just completed 3 semesters of studying Environmental Sciences in Landau. The moment when Mirco Bundschuh offered me to come to Sweden and work on his new and interesting project I knew I want to pause one semester to not miss this opportunity. Packed with 3 cooling boxes filled with frozen leaf material, I flew over to Sweden into my first adventurous internship abroad, which should become an exciting time to keep in mind.
Anja Knäbel reports about their recent paper “Aquatic exposure predictions of insecticide field concentrations using a multimedia mass-balance model”.