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. 

This blogpost is an extension of the first and second installments of the blogpost series ‘Year in Review’ . To view the posts covered in the first and second installments, please click on the following links:-

Year in Review (Part 1): https://www.master-ecotoxicology.de/ecotox-blog/year-in-review-part-1/

Year in Review (Part 2): https://www.master-ecotoxicology.de/ecotox-blog/year-in-review-part-2/

1. Plants and invertebrates face increasing applied pesticide toxicity

This blogpost is based on a paper authored by Ralf Schulz et al. entitled ‘Applied pesticide toxicity shifts toward plants and invertebrates, even in GM crops’. The post focuses on one of the major questions in the agricultural sector – Does lower amounts of applied pesticides (increased efficiency) lead to decreased impairment of the environment? Using data from the past 2 decades, scientists from Landau have concluded otherwise.  They have also stressed that this finding is also applicable in the case of GM crops. This effect has a pronounced impact on plants, especially terrestrial.

To read more about her work, please follow the link given below:-

https://www.master-ecotoxicology.de/ecotox-blog/plants-and-invertebrates-face-increasing-applied-pesticide-toxicity/

2. Pesticides rarely come alone

This blogpost showcases the research conducted by scientists at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research entitled ‘Risks from pesticide mixtures – the gap between risk assessment and reality.’ They quantified the relevance of pesticide mixtures using monitoring data from pesticide application schemes and Germany-wide stream samplings. The research concluded that environmental risk assessment of pesticides requires refinements.

To read more about her work, please follow the link given below:-

https://www.master-ecotoxicology.de/ecotox-blog/helmholtz-centre-for-environmental-research-pesticide-mixtures-risks-assessment/

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

This blogpost gives details about a review conducted by Stephen Osakpolor on rocess-based food web models for aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems. The reviewed aquatic-terrestrial models focus on how flows from terrestrial ecosystems affect aquatic food webs without  focusing on reciprocal flows. They also highlight the effect of anthropogenic stressors on the quantity of aquatic-terrestrial flows.

To read more about her work, please follow the link given below:-

https://www.master-ecotoxicology.de/ecotox-blog/mini-review-of-process-based-food-web-models-in-meta-ecosystems/