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  1. Content type: Conference Review

    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...

    Authors: 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…

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2016 28:20

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  2. Content type: Übersichtsbeiträge

    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...

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

    Citation: Umweltwissenschaften und Schadstoff-Forschung 2016 16:33

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  3. Content type: Commentary

    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...

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

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2016 28:19

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  4. Content type: Research

    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...

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

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2016 28:18

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  5. Content type: Research

    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).

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

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2016 28:17

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  6. Content type: Research

    Acute-to-chronic extrapolation is an important approach to predict acceptable no-effect levels from acute data which has some uncertainties, but is valuable for risk assessment of chemical substances. With reg...

    Authors: Martin May, Wiebke Drost, Sabine Germer, Tanja Juffernholz and Stefan Hahn

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2016 28:16

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  7. Content type: Book review and associated literature

    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...

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

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2016 28:15

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  8. Content type: Research

    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 ...

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

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2016 28:14

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  9. Content type: Research

    Chemical analysis of surface water conducted in European countries indicates that pesticides are often detected in surface waters. This asks regulatory authorities to consider these monitoring data while re-ev...

    Authors: Katja Knauer

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2016 28:13

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  10. Content type: Discussion

    A critical review of the last 25 years of dioxin policy in the Elbe river catchment is presented along seven main theses of the River Basin Community (RBC)-Elbe background document “Pollutants” for the Managem...

    Authors: Ulrich Förstner, Henner Hollert, Markus Brinkmann, Kathrin Eichbaum, Roland Weber and Wim Salomons

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2016 28:9

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  11. Content type: Research

    The regulatory evaluation of ecotoxicity studies for environmental risk and/or hazard assessment of chemicals is often performed using the method established by Klimisch and colleagues in 1997. The method was,...

    Authors: Robert Kase, Muris Korkaric, Inge Werner and Marlene Ågerstrand

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2016 28:7

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in Environmental Sciences Europe 2016 28:11

  12. Content type: Research

    Biocidal products can be sources of active substances in surface waters caused by weathering of treated articles. Marketing and use of biocidal products can be limited according to the European Biocidal Produc...

    Authors: Ute Schoknecht, Helena Mathies and Robby Wegner

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2016 28:6

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  13. Content type: Research

    The Finnish and Russian animal species (semi-domesticated reindeer, Finnish wild moose, Baltic grey seal and Baltic herring) samples were biomonitored in terrestrial and aquatic environments for polychlorinate...

    Authors: A. Holma-Suutari, P. Ruokojärvi, A. A. Komarov, D. A. Makarov, V. V. Ovcharenko, A. N. Panin, H. Kiviranta, S. Laaksonen, M. Nieminen, M. Viluksela and A. Hallikainen

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2016 28:5

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  14. Content type: Research

    One important purpose of the European REACH Regulation (EC No. 1907/2006) is to promote the use of alternative methods for assessment of hazards of substances in order to avoid animal testing. Experience with ...

    Authors: Marc Brandt, Eva Becker, Ulrich Jöhncke, Daniel Sättler and Christoph Schulte

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2016 28:4

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  15. Content type: Review

    Due to the widespread use and durability of synthetic polymers, plastic debris occurs in the environment worldwide. In the present work, information on sources and fate of microplastic particles in the aquatic...

    Authors: Karen Duis and Anja Coors

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2016 28:2

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  16. Content type: Review

    Bioaccumulation plays a vital role in understanding the fate of a substance in the environment and is key to the regulation of chemicals in several jurisdictions. The current assessment approaches commonly use...

    Authors: Gabriele Treu, Wiebke Drost, Ulrich Jöhncke, Caren Rauert and Christian Schlechtriem

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2015 27:34

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  17. Content type: Discussion

    In the past few years, the use of social media has gradually become an important part of our daily lives. While some might see this as a threat to our productivity or as a source of procrastination, social med...

    Authors: Sarah R. Bowman, Geert Biermans, Andrea Hicks, Dragan M. Jevtić, Jose Luis Rodriguez-Gil and Erica K. Brockmeier

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2015 27:32

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  18. Content type: Commentary

    The published Commentary by Hoppe et al. (Environ Sci Eur 27–28, 2015) makes a number of strong criticisms of Pilling et al. (PLoS One 8:e77193, 2013), which this authors’ response will show are either wrong, ina...

    Authors: Peter Campbell, Mike Coulson, Natalie Ruddle, Ingo Tornier and Ed Pilling

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2015 27:31

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  19. Content type: Commentary

    Our assessment of the multi-year overwintering study by Pilling et al. (2013) revealed a number of major deficiencies regarding the study design, the protocol and the evaluation of results. Colonies were expos...

    Authors: Peter Paul Hoppe, Anton Safer, Vanessa Amaral-Rogers, Jean-Marc Bonmatin, Dave Goulson, Randolph Menzel and Boris Baer

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2015 27:28

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  20. Content type: Research

    In the Directive 2001/18/EC on the deliberate release of genetically modified organisms (GMO) into the environment, a monitoring of potential risks is prescribed after their deliberate release or placing on th...

    Authors: Andreas Toschki, Stephan Jänsch, Martina Roß-Nickoll, Jörg Römbke and Wiebke Züghart

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2015 27:26

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  21. Content type: Research

    The EU member countries are currently implementing the Water Framework Directive to promote better water quality and overview of their waters. The directive recommends the usage of bioavailability tools, such ...

    Authors: S. Hoppe, M. Sundbom, H. Borg and M. Breitholtz

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2015 27:25

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  22. Content type: Research

    Engineered nanomaterials (ENMs) are marketed as a substance or mixtures and are additionally used due to their active agent properties in products such as pesticides or biocides, for which specific regulations...

    Authors: Kerstin Hund-Rinke, Monika Herrchen, Karsten Schlich, Kathrin Schwirn and Doris Völker

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2015 27:24

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  23. Content type: Research

    A.I.S.E., the International Association for Soaps, Detergents and Maintenance Products, launched the ‘A.I.S.E. Charter for Sustainable Cleaning’ in Europe in 2005 to promote sustainability in the cleaning and ...

    Authors: Laura Golsteijn, Rimousky Menkveld, Henry King, Christine Schneider, Diederik Schowanek and Sascha Nissen

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2015 27:23

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  24. Content type: Research

    Endocrine effects in the aquatic environment are in the focus of scientists and media along with debates on the necessity of further steps in wastewater treatment. In the present study VTG responses were compa...

    Authors: Anja Henneberg and Rita Triebskorn

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2015 27:22

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  25. Content type: Research

    Peroxy sulfonated oleic acids (PSOA) is a novel surfactant peracid. The commercial applications of PSOA result in the chemical primarily being disposed of via industrial waste water effluent. Given this manner...

    Authors: Stephan Solloch, Nathan Pechacek, Bridget Peterson, Magdalena Osorio and Jeffrey Caudill

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2015 27:21

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  26. Content type: Review

    A paper reporting findings relevant to safety of the genetically modified (GM) maize NK603 and the herbicide Roundup (Séralini et al., Food Chem Toxicol. 50:4221–4231, 2012) was retracted against the wishes of...

    Authors: John Fagan, Terje Traavik and Thomas Bøhn

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2015 27:19

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  27. Content type: Editorial

    Thanking PD Dr. Wolfgang Ahlf on the occasion of his retirement for his outstanding experimental and conceptual merits in the field of sediment ecotoxicology and his personal 65th anniversary this article will...

    Authors: Carolin Floeter, Ulrich Förstner, Monika Hammers-Wirtz, Fred Heimbach, Susanne Heise, Sebastian Hoess, Henner Hollert, Udo Noack, Martina Roß-Nickoll, Andreas Schäffer and Thomas-Benjamin Seiler

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2015 27:18

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  28. Content type: Research

    The present study has highlighted the effects of seasonal variation and socio-economic status on generation and composition of municipal solid waste (MSW) in Shalimar Town (ST). The total amount of MSW generat...

    Authors: Ali Kamran, Muhammad Nawaz Chaudhry and Syeda Adila Batool

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2015 27:16

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  29. Content type: Erratum

    Authors: Sabine Schäfer, Georgia Buchmeier, Evelyn Claus, Lars Duester, Peter Heininger, Andrea Körner, Philipp Mayer, Albrecht Paschke, Caren Rauert, Georg Reifferscheid, Heinz Rüdel, Christian Schlechtriem, Dieter Schudoma, Christa Schröter-Kermani, Foppe Smedes, Dieter Steffen…

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2015 27:14

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    The original article was published in Environmental Sciences Europe 2015 27:5

  30. Content type: Commentary

    This paper reviews the many criticisms of the publication by Seralini et al (2012) which has led to so much controversy, was retracted and then republished in this journal. Seralini et al found that a GM maize...

    Authors: Ulrich E. Loening

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2015 27:13

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  31. Content type: Research

    Cotton with coevolving pests has been grown in India more than 5000 years. Hybrid cotton was introduced in the 1970s with increases in fertilizer and in insecticide use against pink bollworm that caused outbre...

    Authors: Andrew Paul Gutierrez, Luigi Ponti, Hans R Herren, Johann Baumgärtner and Peter E Kenmore

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2015 27:12

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  32. Content type: Research

    Though there exists a general notion on how maize yields might develop throughout Europe during the current century, modeling approaches on a regional level that account for small-scale variations are not yet ...

    Authors: Jan F Degener and Martin Kappas

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2015 27:10

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  33. Content type: Review

    Bioassays play a central role in effect-directed analysis (EDA), and their selection and application have to consider rather specific aspects of this approach. Meanwhile, bioassays with zebrafish, an establish...

    Authors: Carolina Di Paolo, Thomas-Benjamin Seiler, Steffen Keiter, Meng Hu, Melis Muz, Werner Brack and Henner Hollert

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2015 27:8

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  34. Content type: Research

    The Water Framework Directive (WFD), 2000/60/EC, requires an integrated approach to the monitoring and assessment of the quality of surface water bodies. The chemical status assessment is based on compliance w...

    Authors: Ann-Sofie Wernersson, Mario Carere, Chiara Maggi, Petr Tusil, Premysl Soldan, Alice James, Wilfried Sanchez, Valeria Dulio, Katja Broeg, Georg Reifferscheid, Sebastian Buchinger, Hannie Maas, Esther Van Der Grinten, Simon O’Toole, Antonella Ausili, Loredana Manfra…

    Citation: Environmental Sciences Europe 2015 27:7

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