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Simulation of plastic degradation under wave stress in a modified stream outdoor mesocosm of the FSAClick to enlarge
Simulation of plastic degradation under wave stress in a modified stream outdoor mesocosm of the FSA
Source: UBA/ FG IV 2.5

Actual projects

  • Projekt Partner im EU AQUACOSM Projekt (Netzwerk von Mesokosmenanlagen, https://www.aquacosm.eu/mesocosm/artificial-stream-and-pond-system-fsa/, 2017-2020)
  • AQUACOSM Project InPaSa: Investigation of passive sampling performance for monitoring of persistent organic contaminants in small water bodies (Dr. Y. Vystavna, Biology Center CAS, Institute of Hydrobiology, České Budějovice, Czech Republic, 2019)
  • UFOPLAN project PASTRAMI (FKZ 3717674180) – Suitability and limits of passive samplers for monitoring of contaminant loads in small water bodies (Bundesamt für Gewässerkunde (BfG), 2017-2020)
  • BMBF joined research project ENSURE – Development of new plastic materials for a better environment under consideration of relevant entry pathways. Sub-project: mechanistic degradation in semi terrestric environments, Institute of Plastics Engineering, University of Stuttgart, 2017-2018)
  • BMBF joined research project RUSEKU – Representative sampling strategy for an integrative system knowledge of specific plastic entries into the environment. Sub-project: development of reproducible sampling strategies for different sorts, sizes, forms and density of modell MP particles (https://netzwerke.bam.de/Netzwerke/Navigation/DE/Projekte/RUSEKU/ruseku.htm, , 2017-2010)

 

Actual master and dissertation projects

  • Establishment and evaluation of photometric microtiter assays for activity measurements of lignin-degrading exoenzymes of aquatic fungi in leaf litter. Florian Möllmann, Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, master thesis 2019-2020 
  • Should aquatic fungi be considered in the risk assessment of pesticides? Steffen Carl, Umweltbundesamt, Dissertation start 2018
  • Copper as antifouling biocide in German inland waters – Investigation of effects on aquatic organisms using the model organism Theodoxus fluviatilis. Luisa Rothmeier, Pädagogische Hochschule Karlsruhe, DBU Stipendium, Dissertation start 2018
  • Should aquatic fungi be considered in the risk assessment of pesticides? Dissertation, Umweltbundesamt, beginning 2018.
  • Copper as antifouling biocide in German inland waters – Investigation of effects on aquatic organisms using the model organism Theodoxus fluviatilis. Disseration, University of Education Karlsruhe, DBU grant, beginning 2018.

Latest publications

  • Halim Dizer, Ralf Schmidt, Regine Szewzyk, Juan M. López-Pila: Comparison of microbial removal between slow dead-end versus tangential sand filtration. In: Water Environment Research 90 (7) (2018) 589-597.
  • Feibicke, M., Setzer, S., Schwanemann, T., Rissel, R., Ahting, M., Nöh, I., Schmidt R.: Sind Kupferhaltige Antifouling-Anstriche ein Problem für unsere Gewässer? Hintergrundpapier, Umweltbundesamt, 2018.
  • Koester, M., Schneider, M., Hellmann, C., Becker, J., Winkelmann, C. and Gergs, R.: Is the invasive amphipod Dikerogammarus villosus the main factor structuring the benthic community across different types of water bodies in the River Rhine system? In: Limnologica 71 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.limno.2018.06.001
  • Ranke, J., Wöltjen, J., Meinecke, St.: Comparison of software tools for kinetic evaluation of chemical degradation data. In: Environmental Sciences Europe (2018) – Accepted for publication.
  • Feibicke, M., Watermann, B.: Welche Relevanz haben Biozid-Einträge aus Antifouling-Beschichtungen durch Sportboote für unsere Gewässer? Extended Abstract der Jahrestagung 2018 (Kamp-Lintfort), 7 S. Deutsche Gesellschaft für Limnologie (DGL), Essen 2019.
  • Gergs, R., Gemmer, I., Koester, M,. Rothhaupt, K. O., Behrmann-Godel, J.: No evidence for a genetic impoverishment of the indigenous amphipod Gammarus roeselii (Gervais, 1835) due to the invasion of Dikerogammarus villosus (Sowinsky, 1894) in Lake Constance. In: Hydrobiologia (2019). https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10750-018-3831-5

 

Documentary Art Film about the FSA

The artist Anne Rinn was inspired by the FSA and initiated the art project „Keep your boots muddy“, which comprised drawings on the wall, a documentary art film and space installations. The works were shown in the exhibition hall of the German Federal Environment Agency in Berlin (Bismarkplatz) from November 2010 to January 2011. 

Source: Anne Rinn

Anne Rinn: Keep your boots muddy