The following is a collection of the projects undertaken. You find the publications that published, provided that they are not directly linked, in the below list.

  • Analysis of the leaching potential of new softener in PVC under natural-like conditions in a semi-terrestrial environment

    UBA Department II 2.5, Germany, 2023

  • Separation and recovery of microplastic model particles in simple and complex gravel/sediment systems

    TU Berlin, 2021-2022

  • The leaching of phthalates from PVC microplastics into aqueous environments - a mesocosm study

    University of Vienna, Department of Environmental Science, 2020

  • AQUACOSM Project InPaSa - Investigation of passive sampling performance for monitoring of persistent organic contaminants in small water bodies

    in cooperation with Dr. Y. Vystavna, Biology Center CAS, Institute of Hydrobiology, České Budějovice, Czech Republic, 2019

  • AQUACOSM Project WIPE - Weathering of polymeric particles in semi terrestrial environments - a mesocosm study with PVC and optional other polymer materials

    in cooperation with the University of Vienna, department of Environmental Geosciences, 2018

  • AQUACOSM Project TransMet - Transformation of Metformin in a Large Scale Artificial River System in cooperation with the University of Stockholm

    Department of Environmental Science and Analytical Chemistry (ACES) and Leibnitz-Institute of Water Ecology and Inland Fisheries, 2018

  • BMBF joined research project RUSEKU – Representative sampling strategy for an integrative system knowledge of specific plastic entries into the environment.

    Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung, 2017-2020

    Projekt RUSEKU

  • UFOPLAN Project EiGrePass (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

  • ■Validation of the reliability of antifouling emission scenarios for marinas within the frame of the EU Biocidal Products regulation regarding the current status of German inland waters (in German)

    UBA FG IV 1.2; FKZ 3711 67 432 Ufoplan 201, Limnomar, Hamburg, Norderney, 2017

    Antifouling-Wirkstoffe in deutschen Sportbootrevieren

  • ■Retention of pesticides in stream sediments

    CAPIM, University of Melbourne, Australia, UBA 2012

  • Fate of the bacteriocide triclosan in pond mesocosms (in German)

    UBA 2011

    Verhalten und Verbleib von dem Bakteriozid Triclosan in Teichmesokosmen, 2011

  • Influence of particle binding of a lipophile model substance with PBT-like characteristics on hydrolytic degradation (in German)

    UBA, University of Potsdam2011

    Einfluss der Partikelbindung von PBT - Substanzen auf abiotische Abbauprozesse, 2011

  • Fate, degradability, and bioaccumulation of potentially persistent, bioaccumulative, and toxic chemical (PBT) in aquatic mesocosms under field conditions

    UBA 2008-2010 in cooperation with ECT Ökotox and Fraunhofer Institute for Molecular Biology and Applied Ecology IME, UFOPLAN FKZ 206 67 460/03

  • Distribution of native and mineral oil in flowing waters

    Veolia Environment, Berlin Centre of Competence for Water (KWB) 2008

  • Investigations on solvent evaporation of volatile substances in surface waters

    University of Osnabrück, Veolia Environment, Berlin Centre of Competence for Water (KWB) 2007-2009

  • Fate of 2 insecticides in artificial stream mesocosms at different light conditions

    UBA 2007

    Verhalten von 2 Insektiziden in Fließgewässer-Mesoksomen unter verschiedenen Lichtbedingungen

  • Fate and distribution of brominated flame retardants

    UBA 2006-2007

  • Fate of the antifouling biocide irgarol in water and sediment of flowing waters (in German)

    UBA 2004-2005

    Link to Fate-Studie

  • Accumulation and degradation of the herbicide metazachlor in aquatic plants

    UBA 2004

    Anreicherung und Abbau des Herbizids Metazachlor in Wasserpflanzen

  • ■Fate of volatile substances in flowing waters

    University of Osnabrück, UBA 2005

    Link zur Fate-Studie

  • Fate of a herbicidal substance in aquatic systems

    UBA 2003

    Fließ- und Stillgewässer- Simulationsanlage (FSA)

  • AQUACOSM-plus project TebuFun - Unraveling the impact of tebuconazole on aquatic fungal communities and ecosystem functioning

    University of Barcelona, Spain, 2023

  • AQUACOSM-plus project FungERA - Effects of the fungicide tebuconazole on sporulation of fungal communities in stream lake mesocosms

    University of Naples "Federico II", Naples, Italy, 2022-2023

  • AQUACOSM-plus project MyrioRisk - Effects of the fungicide tebuconazole with herbicidal mode of action on sediment-rooted macrophyte Myriophyllum spicatum

    University of Antwerp, Belgium; Wageningen University and Research, The Netherlands, 2022

  • AQUACOSM-plus project PeriFlush - Effects of flushing events and benthic invertebrate community on periphyton biofilm - structural and functional characteristics

    University of Nevada, USA, 2021

  • AquaFungi at Risk: Aquatic fungi as new non-target organisms in the risk assessment of fungicides – protection of biodiversity

    UBA Refoplan project FKZ 3722 67 402 0, 2022-2025

  • Establishment and evaluation of photometric microtiter assays for activity measurements of lignin-degrading exoenzymes of aquatic fungi in leaf litter

    Master thesis Florian Möllmann, Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen in coperation with Prof. Köhler, 2019

  • Effects of the herbicide Mecoprop-p on dicotyledonous macrophytes in microcosms

    Umweltbundesamt, 2016-2017

  • Should aquatic fungi be considered in the risk assessment of pesticides?

    Dissertation Steffen Carl, Umweltbundesamt, start in 2018

  • Copper as antifouling biocide in German inland waters – Investigation of effects on aquatic organisms using the model organism Theodoxus fluviatilis.

    Disseration Luisa Rothmeier, University of Education Karlsruhe, DBU grant, start in 2018

  • Effects of repeated pesticide applications in apple crops on aquatic ecosystems


  • Effects on a fungal leave litter community under pesticide stress

    Master thesis Anne Talk, Goethe-University, Frankfurt a.M. in cooperation with Prof. M. Schloter, Helmholtz Institute Munich, 2013

  • Influence of the biocide terbutryn on photosynthesis rate of Myriophyllum spicatum in different test systems

    Master thesis Ireen Werner, Humboldt University Berlin in cooperation with Prof. Hilt, IGB Berlin, 2013

  • Relevance of effects of repellents (product type 19) and other infochemicals for non-target organisms in surface waters

    FKZ 3712674171 AL-Luhnstedt; FKZ 3712674172, Prof. von Elert, Universität Köln

    Infochemical effects of repellents in surface waters

  • Distribution of morbiferous mosquitos in relation to climate change

    in cooperation with Dr. R. Mueller, Goethe-University, Frankfurt a.M., 2012-2013

  • Effects of triclosan on aquatic communities in pond mesocosms (in German)

    UBA 2011

    Effekte des Bakteriozids Triclosan auf Teichbiozönosen

  • Effects of herbicides with different modes of action on macrophytes in pond microcosms

    FU Berlin, UBA, 2010

  • Effects of BT corn on shredder activity of macrozoobenthos

    TU Dresden, UBA, 2010

  • Effects of light pollution on stream fauna

    IGB Berlin, UBA. 2009-2010

  • Leave-decomposition at different levels of insecticide contamination

    Dresden University of Technology, UBA 2009

    Shredder activity of caged gammarus roeseli measured in situ

  • Structural changes in a macrozoobenthos community following imidacloprid pulses in aquatic field-based microcosms

    Free University Berlin, Melbourne Water Australia,UBA 2009

  • Simulation of insecticide pulses in artificial stream mesocosms

    UBA, 2009

  • Investigations on drift of invertebrates as endpoint in mesocosm studies

    UBA 2006-2008

    Untersuchungen zum Driftverhalten von Makroinvertebraten als Endpunkt für Effektstudienin Fließgewässer-Mesokosmen

  • Effects of the biocide irgarol on freshwater snails and the water slater

    UBA, LimnoMar, University of Frankfurt am Main, 2005-2009

  • Pigment analyses of aufwuchs in pond mesososms under the influence of the antifouling biocide irgarol (in German)

    UBA, Humboldt University Berlin 2005

    Link to Study

  • Effects of the antifouling biocide irgarol on the biocoenosis of pond mesocosms

    UBA 2005

  • Effects of the herbicide metazachlor on aquatic macrophytes in flowing- and stagnant-water mesocosms

    UBA, Free University of Berlin, Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries, IGB, Berlin 2003

  • Acute and chronic effects of the herbicide metazachlor on micro-algae in various test systems

    UBA, University of Hamburg, UFZ Leipzig 2003

  • Suitability of the great pond snail Lymnaea stagnalis for the Multispecies Freshwater Biomonitor (MFB)®

    UBA, University of Applied Sciences in Mittweida, LimCo International 2003

  • Effect study on the herbicide metazachlor in stream and pond mesocosms

    UBA 2003

    Link to Study

  • Methods for detecting deactivation of viruses in bathing water. Investigations for better understanding of virus transport as an important contribution for risk assessment

    UBA/II 1.4 2009-2011, project proposal forwarded to the German Research Foundation (DFG))

  • ■Effect of environmental factors on microbial indicators and pathogenic agents

    UBA 2002

    Link to Themenseite Umwelthygiene

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