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, the blog team revisits the 3 most read posts of the year 2020, and wishes all readers a happy and safe holiday season.Continue reading
In this post, Lara Petschick talks about the recent publication “Modeling Regulatory Threshold Levels for Pesticides in Surface Waters from Effect Databases”, which explains how existing ecotoxicological effect databases can be used to generate high-quality effect thresholds for large-scale environmental risk assessments.Continue reading
In this post, Lara Petschick, Sebastian Stehle and Carsten Brühl share their experiences when visiting Costa Rica to establish a collaboration on Tropical Ecotoxicology with colleagues from the University Nacional in Heredia.Continue reading
In this post, Sebastian Stehle informs about their recent paper “Aquatic pesticide exposure in the U.S. as a result of non-agricultural uses“.Continue reading
In this post, Jakob Wolfram talks about his most recent paper “Insecticide Risks in United States Surface Waters: Drivers and Spatiotemporal Modeling”. This publication analyzed the drivers of insecticide nonpoint source pollution and used a modelling approach to identify regions in the U.S. where surface waters may be at risk.Continue reading
In this post, Jochen Zubrod reports on their recently published paper “Fungicides – an overlooked pesticide class?”.Continue reading
In this post, Jakob Wolfram talks about their recently published paper “Meta-analysis of Insecticides in U.S. Surface Waters: Status and Future Implications”.Continue reading
Anja Knäbel reports about their recent paper “Aquatic exposure predictions of insecticide field concentrations using a multimedia mass-balance model”.
In this post, Sebastian Stehle informs about their recent paper “Erosion rills offset the efficacy of vegetated buffer strips to mitigate pesticide exposure in surface waters“.