Doctoral researchers

Caroline Ganglo

  • +49634128031853
  • ganglo@uni-landau.de
  • Building I, Room 0.03

 Research interest

  • Floodplain mesocosms
  • Biogeochemistry
  • Greenhouse gases
  • Sediments


 Academic history

  • Master of Environmental sciences and Engineering; Title: Chromium (III) coordination capacity of chitosan.
  • Bachelor of Environmental sciences

 

Publication

Verena Gerstle

Verena Gerstle
  • +49634128031853
  • gerstle@uni-landau.de
  • Building I, Room 0.03

Research interest

  • Amphibian ecotoxicology and ecology
  • Food web ecology and trophic interaction
  • Aquatic ecotoxicology
  • Mosquito control agent Bacillus thuringiensis israelensis
  • Non-target organisms


 Academic history

  • Since 2019: PhD student – University of Koblenz-Landau
  • 2016 – 2019: M.Sc. Ecotoxicology University of Koblenz-Landau Thesis: “Lethal and sublethal effects of folpet and glyphosate formulations on juvenile European common frogs (Rana temporaria) at field relevant exposure levels”.
  • 2012 –2016: B.Sc. Environmental Sciences – University of Koblenz-Landau Thesis: “Effects of TiOnanoparticles, UV light and natural organic matter on the acute toxicity of two different pesticides – A study with the test organism Daphnia magna.

 

Publications and Presentations

  • Lüderwald S, Meyer F, Gerstle V, Friedrichs L, Rolfing K, Bakanov N, Schulz R, Bundschuh M (2019): Reduction of pesticide toxicity under field relevant conditions? The interaction of titanium dioxide nanoparticles, UV, and NOM. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. 
  • Gerstle V, Adams E, & Brühl CA (2019): Lethal and sublethal effects of viticultural pesticides (folpet and glyphosate) on juvenile Rana temporaria. 8th Young Environmental Scientists Meeting, Ghent, Belgium (Poster presentation).

Johanna Girardi

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  • +49634128031860
  • girardi@uni-landau.de
  • Building I, Room 0.18

 Research interest

  • Plant-soil-microbe interactions
  • Rhizosphere processes
  • Carbon and Nitrogen cycling
  • Chemical stressors

 

Academic history

  • October 2019: PhD student at the Department Geoecology and environmental chemistry, University of Koblenz-Landau within the project of SystemLink Topic: The impact of anthropogenic stressors on biogeochemical cycling at the root-microorganism-soil interface.
  • 2016-2019: University of Koblenz-Landau Master: Ecotoxicology Thesis: Environmental parameters driving the functional response of soil microbiome in mulching systems based on substrate-induced respiration.
  • 2012-2016: Fachhochschule Bingen, Bachelor environmental engineering Thesis: “Comparison of different procedures for the preparation of microplastic particles in freshwater samplesat Federal institute of hydrology (BfG).

Maike Huszarik

Maike H
  • +49634128031861
  • huszarik@uni-landau.de
  • Building I, Room 0.18

Research interest

  • Aquatic and terrestrial ecotoxicology
  • Food web ecology and trophic interactions
  • DNA Metabarcoding

 

Academic history

  • October 2019: Fast-track Ph.D. student in the SystemLink research training group and in the Ecosystem Analysis research group at the University of Koblenz-Landau.
  • October 2018: M.Sc. in Ecotoxicology at the University of Koblenz-Landau.
  • Sept. 2014 – April 2018: B.Sc. (Agricultural and Environmental Sciences) Honours Life Sciences and Wildlife Biology at McGill University in Montréal, Canada. (Thesis topic: Effects of jasmonate defences on caterpillar development under elevated carbon dioxide and varied nitrogen fertilization).

Omid Jahromi

Omid Jahromi
  • +49634128031859
  • jahromi@uni-landau.de
  • Building I, Room 0.18

Research interest

  • Soil Physics
  • Simulations of pore scale dynamics
  • Reactive transport simulation
  • Solute transport
  • Rhizosphere
  • Lattice-Boltzmann Methods

 

Academic history

  • 2011-2017: Bachelor Petroleum Reservoir Engineering at Petroleum University of Technology (PUT), Ahwaz, Iran.
  • 2017-2019: Master  Petroleum Reservoir Engineering at Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran. Master Thesis: “Pore-Scale simulation of reactive transport using Lattice Boltzmann (LB) method “

Jellian Jamin

Jellian Jamin
  • +49634128031860
  • jamin@uni-landau.de
  • Building I, Room 0.18

Research interest

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Soil Chemistry
  • Physical Chemstriy
  • Soil-Plant-Interactions
  • NMR Relaxometry
  • Rheology
  • Environmental Chemistry and Analytics

 

Academic history

  • Bachelor of Science (Chemsitry) at Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen.
  • Master of Sciene (Chemistry) at Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen, Thesis at Karlsruher Instit für Technologie (Collaboration with Tübingen) : Synthesis of Nanoscopic materials via Supercritical Fluid Reactive Deposition and application in sensoric.
  • Research assistant student in Prof. Udo Weimars Group at Eberhard Karls-Universität Tübingen (Research on Semi Conducting Metal Oxide Sensors).

 

Publications

  • M. krebs, J. Jamin and L. Wesemann (2016): Reaction of an allylstannylene with adamantyl phosphaalkyne. Dalton transactions.

Sara Kolbenschlag

Sara K
  • +49634128031853
  • kolbenschlag@uni-landau.de
  • Building I, Room 0.03

Research interest

  • Effects of anthropogenic stressors in aquatic ecosystems
  • Riparian food webs (aquatic-terrestrial)
  • Subsidy dynamics
  • Bottom-up effects
  • Insect communities

 

Academic history

  • Since 2019: Working group “Functional Aquatic Ecotoxicology”, University Koblenz-Landau.
  • 2016 – 2019: Msc. Ecotoxicology, University Koblez-Landau, Topic master thesis: “Do juvenile common toads (Bufo bufo) behaviourally avoid pesticide-contaminated areas?”.
  • 2012 – 2016: B. Sc. Biosciences, TU Kaiserslautern, Topic bachelor thesis: “Effects of respiratory chain mutations on petit- and ρ0-cells in Saccharomyces cerevisiae”.

 

Publications and Presentations contributions

  • SETAC GLB Neustadt: Assessing the influence of microgram natural organic carbon levels on cationic polymer toxicity to algal growth.

Stephen Osakpolor

Osakpolor
  • +49634128031859
  • osakpolor@uni-landau.de
  • Building I, Room 0.18

Research interest

  • Spatial Ecology
  • Environmental modeling

 

Academic history

  • MSc. Environmental Sciences. Thesis: Comparasion of spatial and non-spatial statistical modeling of pesticides in small streams. 
  • BSc Geography and Regional Planning.

Sebastian Pietz

Sebastian P
  • +49634128031854
  • pietz@uni-landau.de
  • Building I, Room 0.03

Research interest

  • Aquatic-terrestrial linkages
  • Food web ecology
  • Impacts of (chemical) stressors on these processes

 

Academic history

  • Since 2019: PhD student at the iES Landau, University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany.
  • 2016-2019: M.Sc. (Ecotoxicology) at the iES Landau, University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany. Thesis: Effects of heavy metals and temperature fluctuation on the development and emergence of Chironomus riparius in spiked-sediment bioassays.
  • 2012-2016: B.Sc. (Env. Sci.) at the iES Landau, University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany. Thesis: Implications of Thiaclopid on Gammarus fossarum: a 21-day study to determine the relevance of different exposure pathways.

 

Publications and Presentations

  • Englert, D., Zubrod, J. P., Pietz, S., Stefani, S., Krauss, M., Schulz, R., & Bundschuh, M. (2017). Relative importance of dietary uptake and waterborne exposure for a leaf-shredding amphipod exposed to thiacloprid-contaminated leaves. Scientific reports, 7(1), 16182.

  • “Effects of an antimicrobial mixture on the leaf-shredding amphipod Gammarus fossarum uder different exposure pathways” 8th Young Environmental Scientists Meeting, Ghent, Belgium, 2019.

  • “Transcending borders? Effects of heavy metals on the development and emergence of Chironomus riparius in spiked-sediment bioassays” SETAC Europe 30th Annual Meeting, SETAC SciCon, 2020.

 

Alex Roodt

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  • +49634128031859
  • roodt@uni-landau.de
  • Building I, Room 0.18

Research interest

  • Applied analytical chemistry

  • Biomonitoring

  • Aquatic insects as pesticide vectors in riparian ecosystems

 

Academic history

  • 2016-2018: Master of Science in Analytical Chemistry, University of Pretoria, ZA. Thesis: “A new sampling method for human skin volatile analysis by comprehensive gas chromatography and mass spectrometry”.

  • 2015: Bachelor of Science Honours in Chemistry, University of Pretoria, ZA.

  • 2012–2014: Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, University of Pretoria, ZA.

 

Publications and Presentations

  • Roodt AP, Naudé Y, Stoltz A, Rohwer E. Human skin volatiles: Passive sampling and GC × GC-ToFMS analysis as a tool to investigate the skin microbiome and interactions with anthropophilic mosquito disease vectors. J. Chromatogr. B 1097-1098 (2018) 83-93. DOI: 10.1016/j.jchromb.2018.09.002.

  • Alexis P. Roodt, Yvette Naudé, Anton Stoltz, Egmont R. Rohwer, “A new method for sampling of volatile human skin chemicals in a malaria context for analysis by GC×GC-TOFMS”, The 2nd South African Malaria Research Conference 2016, 27-29 July 2016, Pretoria, South Africa.
  • Alexis P. Roodt, Yvette Naudé, Anton Stoltz, Egmont R. Rohwer, “A new approach for the collection and comparison of volatile skin chemicals for analysis by GC×GC- ToFMS”, ISCC & GC×GC conference 2017, 14-19 May 2017, Fort Worth, USA.
  • Alexis P. Roodt, Yvette Naudé, Anton Stoltz, Egmont R. Rohwer, “A new methodology for passive sampling of human skin volatiles”, ChromSA Student Seminar, 8 September 2017, Pretoria, South Africa.

  • Alexis P. Roodt, Yvette Naudé, Anton Stoltz, Egmont R. Rohwer, “A new method for the collection and comparison of human skin volatile chemicals” ISSS conference 2017, 19-22 September 2017, Vienna, Austria.

Nina Röder

Nina Röder
  • +49634128031859
  • roeder-n@uni-landau.de
  • Building I, Room 0.07

Research interest

  • Adaptation of natural populations to anthropogenic stress

  • Evolutionary ecotoxicology

  • Adaptation genomics

  • Eco-evolutionary dynamics

 

Academic history

  • 2010 – 2017: Studies in Environmental Sciences, University of Koblenz-Landau.
  • 2017: Master of Science, Thesis: “Does fungicide exposure alter interspecific relationships of aquatic leaf – decomposing fungi? A case study using modern biochemical tools”.

 

Publications and Presentations

  • Theissinger K, Röder N, Allgeier S, Beermann AJ, Brühl CA, Friedrich A, Michiels S, Schwenk K: “Mosquito control actions affect chironomid diversity in temporary wetlands of the Upper Rhine Valley”, Molecular Ecology 28(18). DOI: 10.1111/mec.15214.
  • Baudy P, Zubrod JP, Konschak M, Röder N, Baschien C, Feckler A, Schulz R, Bundschuh M: “A glance into the black box: Novel species-specific quantitative real-time PCR assays to disentangle aquatic hyphomycete community composition”, Fungal Ecology DOI: 10.1016/j.funeco.2019.08.002.
  • Krell B, Röder N, Link M, Gergs R, Entling MH, Schäfer RB (2015): “Aquatic prey subsidies to riparian spiders in a stream with different land use types”, Limnologica 51(1–7). DOI: 10.1016/j.limno.2014.10.001.
  • Röder N, Theissinger K, Allgeier S, Beermann AJ, Brühl CA, Friedrich A, Michiels S, Schwenk K (2019): „Metabarcoding enthüllt Effekte von Stechmückenbekämpfung auf Zuckmückengemeinschaften“, poster presentation at the SETAC GLB 24th Annual Meeting in Landau, Germany.
  • Röder N, Baudy P, Zubrod JP, Englert D, Konschak M, Baschien C, Schulz R, Bundschuh M (2018): „Does fungicide exposure alter interspecific relationships of aquatic fungi during leaf-decomposition? – A case study using species-specific qPCR assays“, poster presentation at the SETAC Europe 28th Annual Meeting in Rome, Italy.

 

Daniel Schmitz

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  • +49634128031859
  • schmitzda@uni-landau.de
  • Building I, Room 0.18

Research interest

  • Biodiversity
  • Global change
  • Invasivon ecology
  • Conservation biology

 

Academic history

  • since Oct 2019: PhD Student in the Research Training Group SystemLink and in the group of Ecosystem Analysis at the University of Koblenz-Landau
  • Oct 2015 – Mar 2019: Master of Science in Biological Sciences at the University of Konstanz and the Max Planck Institute of Animal Behavior in Radolfzell, Thesis: Analysis of causes of population change in Lake Constance breeding birds over four censuses
  • Oct 2012 – Sep 2015: Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences at the University of Konstanz, Thesis: Exploring leaf and root trait relationships under varying environmental conditions

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