Increased efficacy of pesticides comes along with decreased applied amounts in agriculture – but does this translate to lower risks to non-target species? The answer is NO, if you ask scientists at the University of Koblenz-Landau who recently published a study in Science assessing changes in the use of 381 pesticides and toxicity to eight non-target species groups over the course of 25 years. In our blog, the authors explain the shifts in applied pesticide toxicity they found, and which species are increasingly at risk.Continue reading
In this post, Kai Riess and Verena Rösch highlight a long-term pot experiment to evaluate the effects of anthropogenic stressors on native plants, soil organisms, and rhizosphere properties.Continue reading
The Department of Landscape Ecology at Kiel University is looking for a PhD student to work on the effects of anthelmintics (de-wormers) on plant reproduction.Continue reading
The research organization tier3 solutions is hiring a Junior Regulatory Ecotoxicologist and an Experienced Regulatory Ecotoxicologist for their regulatory affairs team in Leverkusen.Continue reading
RWTH Aachen is currently offering a Full Professor (W2) position in Chemodynamics and Environmental Toxicology of Bio- and Geomaterials.
Eurofins Agroscience Services Ecotox GmbH is searching for a leader of their aquatic plant testing team at their site in Niefern-Öschelbronn, Germany. Continue reading
In this post, Carsten Brühl informs about their recent paper on the risk posed by herbicides to non-target plants. Continue reading
For the “Applied Module at External Organizations” (AMEO) the 2nd semester Ecotox students complete an eight-week internship, either performed at an external university, governmental or industrial research institute to apply the competences achieved during their study. Several students used this opportunity to explore new places in Germany, others went out into the big, wide world. This time, Verena Sesin tells us about her internship at Environment Canada in Ottawa, Canada.