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Contact: Silvia Mohr

The UBA is a federal agency, which supports the Federal Environment Ministry also by own research activities in order to develop concepts and provisions, give advice to the public or other organisations and work in national and international committees. The Chemical Safety Division tests chemicals and compounds in its own laboratories, making use of the results to carry out evaluations. The research they do provides answers to questions concerning, for example, the environmental behaviour of chemicals in the environment. The laboratory test results are also used for the environmental review that is enshrined in chemicals laws. These duties are closely linked to those, which the UBA carries out in the enforcement of chemicals laws (REACH, Plant Protection Act, Pharmaceutical Act, Biocidal Products Directive) Chemical research provides support to environmental policy and thus distinguishes itself from university and non-university research.

Role In Project

Silvia Mohr (f, PhD 2001, Limnology and Ecotoxicology). Aquatic ecotoxicologist with more than 20 years of experiences in running freshwater enclosure, microcosm and mesocosm studies. She knows the FSA from its start-up and led so far 15 FSA projects. SCOPUS statistics (21 papers, 11 on mesocosm experiments), 341 citations, h-index: 11.

Project role AQUACOSM: Task Leader WP6.19: Provision of TA to UBA: FSA; Contributor to WP5.

Project role AQUACOSM-plus: Contributor to several WPs

René Gergs (m, PhD 2009, Limnology). Aquatic ecologist with more than 15 years of experience in limnology of streams and lake with special focus on the benthic community structure and food webs. SCOPUS statistics: 36 papers (1 on mesocosms), 429 citations, h-index: 14.

Project role AQUACOSM: Contributor to WP6.

Project role AQUACOSM-plus: Task Leader WP9.24: Provision of TA to UBA: FSA. Contributor to several WPs

Stefan Meinecke (m, Dipl. Ing. 1990). Engineer of Bioscience with more than 15 years of experiences in running mesocosm studies with focus on fate and degradation processes of chemicals in the aquatic environment. SCOPUS statistics: 7 papers (5 on mesocosms), 109 citations, h-index: 5.

Project role AQUACOSM: Contributor to WP6.

Project role AQUACOSM-plus: Contributor to WP9.




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Website: https://www.umweltbundesamt.de/en/topics/chemicals/chemical-research-at-uba/artificial-stream-pond-system

Work Packages

WP1 | Consortium management

WP3 | Science and innovation strategy for society

WP4 | Breaching barriers to open mesocosm science, including open science tools and data

WP5 | Outreach activities: Communication, Dissemination and Exploitation

WP6 | Defining Grand Challenges in aquatic mesocosm research

WP8 | Pilot execution of Grand Challenge scenario-testing through bridging scales of experimental and observational RI networks

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