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Can heterogeneous landscapes mitigate pesticide stress?

In this blogpost, Moritz Link reports how pesticide toxicity affects stream ecosystems in Transylvania, Romania, a region where traditional agriculture prevails. The researchers analyzed macroinvertebrate communities, leaf litter decomposition and parasite prevalence in relation to physico-chemical stressors in the stream and the landscape.

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Pesticides fly under the radar of official monitoring

The governmental monitoring under the Water Framework Directive (WFD) shall monitor the status of European water bodies. By carrying out a refined monitoring, a group of scientists from Leipzig and Landau now showed that pesticide risk in surface waters remains widely unnoticed in the WFD monitoring.

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Year in Review – Part 3

In the third installment of the ‘Year in Review’ series, we present our readers a glimpse of the last lot of most visited posts in the year 2021. 

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Year in Review – Part 1

In this first installment of the ‘Year in Review’ series, we would like to give our readers a glimpse of some of the best blogposts of the year 2021.

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A mini-review of process-based food web models and their application in aquatic-terrestrial meta-ecosystems

In this post, Stephen Osakpolor talks about his review of process-based food web models for both aquatic and terrestrial ecosystem. These models are essential for understanding how stressors affect the interconnected environments.

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