In this post, Carsten Brühl and Jakob Wolfram welcome the cohort 2021 of the Master’s in Environmental Pollution Management (Ecotoxicology) here in Landau. Eleven students will study how environmental stressors can adversely impact our environments and how these risks can be alleviated.
The EcotoxBlog welcomes the cohort of 2021 of the Master’s in Environmental Pollution Management (Ecotoxicology) here at the Institute for Environmental Sciences in Landau. Eleven international students made it to Landau this year, despite the multitude of challenges that they faced during their journey. Our new students came from all corners of the globe with diverse educational backgrounds, ranging from geologists, pharmacists to microbiologists. Still, they all share a common goal: Uncovering how environmental stressors adversely impact our environments and how we can alleviate these issues in the future. Thus, we are happy to welcome you here and want to commend you for your interest, ambition, and motivation.
During your time here in Landau, you will learn more about:
- tracing, detecting and quantifying chemicals
- the interaction of environmental stressor with varying environments
- how to apply statistical and geoinformational tools
- planning , conducting, and analyzing ecotoxicological tests
- good laboratory practice
- ecological and landscape-level modelling
- regulatory frameworks, risk assessment, and risk management
And while we are excited to integrate you into our curriculum and research activities here in Landau, we also want to take this opportunity to encourage all other applicants that were not able to overcome these obstacles. Since the start of the pandemic, students are facing massive roadblocks in their pursuit of higher education. These hinderances were especially pronounced in developing countries, where properly trained Ecotoxicologists are urgently needed. Hence, the body of evidence has grown insurmountably regarding the contamination and degradation of environments due to the plethora of toxic substances released into ecosystems. Nonetheless, our Welcome Center and we, as study advisor and coordinator, continue to give our best to provide you with career options in Ecotoxicology so that you can address these issues in the future.
With that being said, the Institute for Environmental Sciences is looking forward to work with all of you, either this year or in the future.
(study program coordinator)
(blog Editor-in-chief & study program advisor)