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  1. Review

    Herbicide resistance and biodiversity: agronomic and environmental aspects of genetically modified herbicide-resistant plants

    Farmland biodiversity is an important characteristic when assessing sustainability of agricultural practices and is of major international concern. Scientific data indicate that agricultural intensification an...

    Gesine Schütte, Michael Eckerstorfer, Valentina Rastelli, Wolfram Reichenbecher, Sara Restrepo-Vassalli, Marja Ruohonen-Lehto, Anne-Gabrielle Wuest Saucy and Martha Mertens

    Environmental Sciences Europe 2017 29:5

    Published on: 21 January 2017

  2. Review

    Possible health impacts of Bt toxins and residues from spraying with complementary herbicides in genetically engineered soybeans and risk assessment as performed by the European Food Safety Authority EFSA

    MON89788 was the first genetically engineered soybean worldwide to express a Bt toxin. Under the brand name Intacta, Monsanto subsequently engineered a stacked trait soybean using MON89788 and MON87701—this stack...

    Christoph Then and Andreas Bauer-Panskus

    Environmental Sciences Europe 2017 29:1

    Published on: 11 January 2017

    The Erratum to this article has been published in Environmental Sciences Europe 2017 29:8

  3. Research

    Toward understanding the impacts of sediment contamination on a native fish species: transcriptional effects, EROD activity, and biliary PAH metabolites

    Both frequency and intensity of flood events are expected to increase as a result of global climate change in the upcoming decades, potentially resulting in increased re-suspension of sediments in fluvial syst...

    Sven Koglin, Ulrike Kammann, Kathrin Eichbaum, Mathias Reininghaus, Bryanna Eisner, Steve Wiseman, Markus Hecker, Sebastian Buchinger, Georg Reifferscheid, Henner Hollert and Markus Brinkmann

    Environmental Sciences Europe 2016 28:28

    Published on: 5 December 2016

  4. Research

    Effect of silver nanoparticles on the standard soil arthropod Folsomia candida (Collembola) and the eukaryote model organism Saccharomyces cerevisiae

    Because of their antimicrobial properties, silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) have been widely used and have come into contact with the environment. In the present work, an effect of AgNPs on a standard soil organism,

    Panwad Sillapawattana, Martin C. H. Gruhlke and Andreas Schäffer

    Environmental Sciences Europe 2016 28:27

    Published on: 4 November 2016

  5. Research

    Screening for potential endocrine disruptors in fish: evidence from structural alerts and in vitro and in vivo toxicological assays

    The European chemicals’ legislation REACH aims to protect man and the environment from substances of very high concern (SVHC). Chemicals like endocrine disruptors (EDs) may be subject to authorization. Identif...

    Monika Nendza, Andrea Wenzel, Martin Müller, Geertje Lewin, Nelly Simetska, Frauke Stock and Jürgen Arning

    Environmental Sciences Europe 2016 28:26

    Published on: 2 November 2016

  6. Discussion

    Since 2015 the SinoGerman research project SIGN supports water quality improvement in the Taihu region, China

    The Taihu (Tai lake) region is one of the most economically prospering areas of China. Due to its location within this district of high anthropogenic activities, Taihu represents a drastic example of water pol...

    Kathrin Rachel Schmidt, Tim aus der Beek, Xiaohu Dai, Bingzhi Dong, Elke Dopp, Florian Eichinger, Monika Hammers-Wirtz, Regina Haußmann, Andreas Holbach, Henner Hollert, Marc Illgen, Xia Jiang, Jan Koehler, Stephan Koester, Andreas Korth, Stephan Kueppers…

    Environmental Sciences Europe 2016 28:24

    Published on: 27 October 2016

  7. Review

    Occurrence and transformation of veterinary pharmaceuticals and biocides in manure: a literature review

    The spread of veterinary medicinal products (VMPs) and biocides via manure onto agriculturally used areas represents a very important emission into the environment for these product groups. Within this literat...

    Manuel Wohde, Silvia Berkner, Thomas Junker, Sabine Konradi, Lisa Schwarz and Rolf-Alexander Düring

    Environmental Sciences Europe 2016 28:23

    Published on: 26 September 2016

  8. Research

    Results of extended plant tests using more realistic exposure scenarios for improving environmental risk assessment of veterinary pharmaceuticals

    Residues of veterinary medicinal products (VMPs) enter the environment via application of manure onto agricultural areas where in particular antibiotics can cause phytotoxicity. Terrestrial plant tests accordi...

    Elisabeth Richter, Silvia Berkner, Ina Ebert, Bernhard Förster, Nadin Graf, Monika Herrchen, Ute Kühnen, Jörg Römbke and Markus Simon

    Environmental Sciences Europe 2016 28:22

    Published on: 9 August 2016

  9. Conference Review

    The 2015 Annual Meeting of SETAC German Language Branch in Zurich (7–10 September, 2015): Ecotoxicology and environmental chemistry—from research to application

    This report provides a brief review of the 20th annual meeting of the German Language Branch of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC GLB) held from September 7th to 10th 2015 at ETH (Sw...

    Inge Werner, Annette Aldrich, Benjamin Becker, Dennis Becker, Markus Brinkmann, Michael Burkhardt, Norbert Caspers, Sophie Campiche, Nathalie Chèvre, Rolf-Alexander Düring, Beate I. Escher, Fabian Fischer, Sabrina Giebner, Katharina Heye, Henner Hollert, Marion Junghans…

    Environmental Sciences Europe 2016 28:20

    Published on: 6 July 2016

  10. Übersichtsbeiträge

    Öko-Audit eines Bio-Agrar-Betriebes

    Die Umweltwirkungen eines nach Naturland-Kriterien arbeitenden landwirtschaftlicher Betriebs werden anhand ausgewählter Kriterien der EG-Öko-Audit-Verordnung VO1836/93/EWG untersucht. Schwerpunkte sind die Met...

    Winfried Schröder, Reno Furmanek, Guido Bohmann, Karin Berkhoff, Johannes große Beilage and Katja Baumann

    Umweltwissenschaften und Schadstoff-Forschung 2016 16:33

    Published on: 25 June 2016

  11. Commentary

    The German postgraduate degree program in ecotoxicology (SETAC GLB and GDCh): a success story

    This article gives a comprehensive overview on the strategy, the development and the progress of the German postgraduate degree program in ecotoxicology (SETAC GLB and GDCh). The program soon prompted positive...

    Klaus Peter Ebke, Jan Ahlers, Thomas Braunbeck, Jörg Oehlmann, Toni Ratte, Ralf B. Schäfer, Adolf Eisenträger and Andreas Schäffer

    Environmental Sciences Europe 2016 28:19

    Published on: 23 June 2016

  12. Research

    Validation data for the determination of perchlorate in water using ion chromatography with suppressed conductivity detection

    Perchlorate salts are relatively stable, soluble in water, and migrate into groundwater sources. Groundwater is an essential source for drinking water suppliers. Perchlorate bears health risks as it is identif...

    Maike A. Seiler, Detlef Jensen, Udo Neist, Ursula K. Deister and Franz Schmitz

    Environmental Sciences Europe 2016 28:18

    Published on: 7 June 2016

  13. Research

    Amphibians and plant-protection products: what research and action is needed?

    The majority of Swiss amphibians are threatened. There is a range of factors which have been discussed as possible causes for their decline, including plant protection products (PPPs).

    Annette Aldrich, Marion Junghans, Caroline Aeberli, Carsten A. Brühl, Franz Streissl and Benedikt R. Schmidt

    Environmental Sciences Europe 2016 28:17

    Published on: 17 May 2016

  14. Book review and associated literature

    A novel German guideline for the sampling procedures for passive biomonitoring with fish as accumulation indicators: VDI 4230, Part 4

    A novel German guideline, VDI 4230, Part 4, has been adopted to provide a standardized protocol for the sampling of freshwater fish for passive biomonitoring with fish as accumulation indicators. The guideline...

    Roland Klein, Jens Gercken, Herbert Löffler, Theo von der Trenck and Thomas Braunbeck

    Environmental Sciences Europe 2016 28:15

    Published on: 4 May 2016

  15. Research

    Accumulation and variability of maize pollen deposition on leaves of European Lepidoptera host plants and relation to release rates and deposition determined by standardised technical sampling

    Risk assessment for GMOs such as Bt maize requires detailed data concerning pollen deposition onto non-target host-plant leaves. A field study of pollen on lepidopteran host-plant leaves was therefore undertaken ...

    Frieder Hofmann, Maren Kruse-Plass, Ulrike Kuhn, Mathias Otto, Ulrich Schlechtriemen, Boris Schröder, Rudolf Vögel and Werner Wosniok

    Environmental Sciences Europe 2016 28:14

    Published on: 26 April 2016

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