The documentary made by a Canadian team is the first of its kind that summarises the ecological impact of Bti use in mosquito control and also reflects on associated costs and benefits for the people. The video is now available on YouTube with subtitles of any language, so that everyone can watch and understand it.Continue reading
In this blog, Carsten Brühl highlights the recent Canadian TV production on the biocide Bti used for mosquito control, filmed partly in Landau.Continue reading
In this blog, Carsten Brühl and his co-authors are introducing a review paper on the environmental and socioeconomic effects of mosquito control in Europe using the biocide Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. israelensis (Bti) that is an outcome of a workshop held in Landau.Continue reading
In December 2019, Stefanie Allgeier successfully defended her Ph.D. on environmental effects of mosquito control with Bacillus thuringiensis israelensis (Bti).Continue reading
In this post, Nina Röder reports on their recently published paper “Mosquito control actions affect chironomid diversity in temporary wetlands of the Upper Rhine Valley”.Continue reading
In this post, Stefanie Allgeier and Carsten Brühl report about their recently organized workshop on impacts of mosquito control using Bacillus thuringiensis israelensis (Bti), which was part of our project “Establishment of a nature conservation-compatible concept for mosquito control”, funded by the German Federal Foundation for the Environment (DBU).
In this post, Kathrin Theissinger talks about their recently published paper “Using DNA metabarcoding for assessing chironomid diversity and community change in mosquito controlled temporary wetlands”.
In this post, Carsten Brühl informs about their recently published paper “Decreasing Bacillus thuringiensis israelensis sensitivity of Chironomus riparius larvae with age indicates potential environmental risk for mosquito control”.
In this post, the team “Community Ecology and Ecotoxicology” offers a master thesis on the influence of Bti mosquito control on the dynamics of juvenile fish in the Rhine river.
In this post Anna Kästel and Kathrin Theissinger inform you what the new year brings: a new method for DNA based analyzing of environmental samples (metabarcoding), cooperations with the University of Duisburg- Essen and the University of Eastern Finland and hopefully exciting results about the sensitivity of chironomids to Bti!