Completed Projects (Selection)

BfG (2015): Feasibility Study Regarding the Topic "Sustainable Transport and Region Development" within the Impulse Program of the expert network of BMVI; Sponsor: German Federal Institute of Hydrology (BfG)

BfG (2014-2015): Passive Dosing in Toxicity Testing with the Nematode Caenorhabditis elegans for the Ecotoxicological Assessment of Sediments ; Sponsor: German Federal Institute of Hydrology (BfG)

BfG (2012-2015): Validation of the NemaSPEAR[%]-index based on field investigations and lab experiments (2012-2015); Sponsor: Bundesanstalt für Gewässerkunde (TG 05); Cooperation with University of Bielefeld

NanoSan (2010-2014): Risk assessment for iron oxide nanoparticles, used for groundwater remediation (BMBF; FKZ 03X0085E); Cooperation with Institute for Biodiversity - Network (ibn) and the University of Bielefeld: for detailed informationen click here

Unilever (2012): Toxicity Testing of Aqueous Chemical Solutions with the Nematode Toxicity Test (Caenorhabditis elegans; ISO 10872).

SiTraMaisBt II (2008-2011): Release attendant biosafety research on transgenic maize with multiple Bt-genes (Mon89034 x Mon88017) (BMBF; FKZ 0315215B); in cooperation with the institute for biodiversity - network (ibn) and the University of Bielefeld: for detailed information click here.  

SiTraMaisBt (2005-2008): Release attendant biosafety research on transgenic maize  (Mon88017) (BMBF; FKZ 0313279B); in cooperation with the institute for biodiversity - network (ibn): for detailed information click here.  

SeKT (2005-2008): Definition of reference conditions, control sediments and toxicity thresholds for freshwater sediment contact tests (BMBF; FKZ 02WU0598); in cooperation with the institute for biodiversity - network (ibn): for detailed information click here.  

Modelkey (2005-2010): Models for assessing and forecasting the impact of environmental key pollutants on freshwater and marine ecosystems and biodiversity (EU-Project; FP 6; 511237-GOCE); http://www.modelkey.org

Bundesanstalt für Gewässerkunde (2000 - 2010): Analysis of meiofaunal communities and toxicity assessment in sediments of large German streams; see also Heininger et al. 2007.  

Ecofide (2008): Ecotoxicological assessment of sediments using the nematode toxicity tests (ISO 10872).  

Aquasense (2003): Ecotoxicological assessment of sediments using the nematode toxicity tests (ISO 10872). 

BASF (2001; 2006; 2013): Chemical testing in artificial sediments using the nematode toxicity tests (ISO 10872).   

Bayerische Landesanstalt für Bodenkunde und Pflanzenbau (2000-2002): Influence of transgenic maize crops on soil quality: Effects on the nematode C. elegans.   

Bayerisches Landesamt für Wasserwirtschaft (2000): Ecotoxicological assessment of sediments from the rivers Szamos und Theiss (Ungarn) after cyanide spill in a Romanian goöd mine using the nematode toxicity tests (ISO 10872).