Dr. Alessandro Manfrin


e-mail: manfrin@uni-landau.de

Phone : 06341 280 31361


  • Research background: Theoretical and applied ecology, conservation, and evolution in freshwater and terrestrial ecosystems. Observational and experimental studies, in both field and laboratory settings, to better understand the interactions between multiple abiotic and biotic stressors and structural and functional responses in communities. Particular competence in the analysis of large spatial and temporal datasets using advances statistical modelling approaches
  • Since 2020 : Postdoc, RPTU University of Kaiserslautern-Landau, Institute for Environmental Sciences, in SystemLink. Topic: Effect of micro-pollutants on aquatic terrestrial interface.
  • 2017 – 2020: Postdoc, University of Applied Sciences Trier, Environmental-Campus Birkenfeld and University of Duisburg-Essen.


Recent publications:

  • Manfrin A., Pilotto F., Larsen S., Tonkin J.D., Lorenz A.W. Haase, P. and Stoll, S. 2023. Taxonomic and functional reorganization in Central European stream macroinvertebrate communities over 25 years. Science of The Total Environment, p.164278. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2023.164278
  • Chimeno C., Rulik B., Manfrin A., Kanlinkat G., Hölker F., and Baranov V. 2023. Facing the infinity: Tackling large samples of challenging Chironomidae (Diptera) with an integrative approach. PeerJ 11:e15336. https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.15336
  • Pietz S., Kolbenschlag S., Röder N., Roodt A.P., Steinmetz Z., Manfrin A., Schwenk K., Schulz R., Schäfer R.B., Zubrod J.P., and Bundschuh M. 2023. Subsidy quality affects common riparian web-building spiders: consequences of aquatic contamination and food resource. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. https://doi.org/10.1002/etc.5614.
  • Gerstle V., Solanki P., Manfrin A., Kolbenschlag S., and Brühl C.A. 2023. Stress response of European common frog (Rana temporaria) tadpoles to Bti exposure in an outdoor pond mesocosm. Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00128-023-03708-6
  • Manfrin A., Schirmel J., Mendoza-Lera C., Ahmed A., Bohde R., Brunn M., Brühl C.A., Buchmann C., Bundschuh M., Burgis F., Diehl D., Entling M.H., Ganglo C., Geissler S., Gerstle V., Girardi J.P, Graf T., Huszarik M., Jamin J., Joschko T.J., Jungkunst H.F., Knäbel A., Kolbenschlag S., Lorke A., Muñoz K., Ogbeide C., Osakpolor S.E., Pietz S., Riess K., Roodt A.P., Rovelli L., Röder N., Rösch V., Schaumann G.E., Schäfer R.B., Schmitt T., Schmitz D., Schützenmeister K., Schwenk K., Stehle S., and Schulz R. 2023. SystemLink: moving beyond aquatic-terrestrial interactions. Limnology and Oceanography Bulletin. https://doi.org/10.1002/lob.10557