Institute of Evolution and Ecology (EvE)

Prof. Dr. Rita Triebskorn

Institute of Evolution and Ecology
Animal Physiological Ecology
University of Tübingen
Auf der Morgenstelle 5
D-72076 Tübingen, Germany

Personal Data

Date of birth: 21. September 1960
Nationality: German
Children: 2 (14, 20 years)
Place of residence: Rottenburg, Germany

Education and occupation

2006 - present Extraordinary Professor for Animal Physiological Ecology at the University of Tübingen
2000 - present Group leader at the Institute for Evolution and Ecology, Animal Physiological Ecology Section, University of Tübingen, and head of the Steinbeis-Transfer Center for Ecotoxicology and Ecophysiology, Rottenburg
1999 Habilitation University of Tübingen (German Associate Degree)
1995 - 2000 Research Scientist at the University of Tübingen, Germany; several short-term stays at the University of Lund, Sweden
1992-1994 Research Scientist at the University of Hohenheim
1990-1992 Postdoctoral position at LONZA Ltd, Basle and Visp, Switzerland
1990 PhD, Zoology, University of Heidelberg
1987 State examination Biology and German Literature, Univ. of Heidelberg
1980 German university entrance qualification (Abitur), Hockenheim


1987-1988 PhD research grant BASF Limburgerhof. Topic: “Effectivity of the molluscicide BAS 263 in slugs”
1988-1990 PhD grant of the state of Baden-Württemberg (Grafög)
1997-1998 Margarete von Wrangell habilitation grant


Years in research: 30
Years in the current research field: 23
Key qualifications/skills: Aquatic and terrestrial ecotoxicology and ecophysiology
Contaminant and stress effects in biota (biotests and biomarkers)
Effects metals and organic pollutants including pesticides in target and non-target species (fish, molluscs, other invertebrates)
Aquatic effect monitoring
Mode of action of molluscicides
Optimization of wastewater treatment plants
Histology and histopathology, enzymology, behavior


Academic profile (as of November 2017)

Total number of peer reviewed publications 154
h-index (according to Web of Science) 30
Citations (total) 2449
Citations without self-citation 2353
Citations per item 23,93

Major projects

2016-2019 MiWa: Mikroplastik im Wasserkreislauf (BMBF); research partner
2015-2020 Effect-Net (MWK Baden-Württemberg); research partner
2014-2016 EFF-PHARM (UBA): coordinator of 5 partners and research partner
2015-2016 SchussenAktivplus+ (Ministry of the Environment, Baden-Württemberg): coordinator of 5 partners and research partner
2012-2015 RiSKWa consortium SchussenAktivplus (BMBF): coordinator of 21 partners and research partner
2010-2012 SchussenAktiv (Ministry of the Environment, Baden-Württemberg): coordinator of 11 partners and research partner
2000-2003 XehoGamm (UBA); research partner
1995-2000 Valimar: (BMBF): coordinator 9 partners and research partner

Membership of professional bodies

Since 2013 Member of RiSKWa Toxicology committee
2012-present Member of the steering committee of the BMBF funding framework “Risk management of emerging pollutants and pathogens in the water cycle – RiSKWa”
2009-present Member of the standardization committees: VDI / DIN “Effects of environmental pollutants on wildlife animals – fish”

10 most important publications


  Auf der Morgenstelle 5, room 315, 2nd floor
Phone: (+49) 07071-29-78892 (Auf der Morgenstelle)
(+49) 07472-917499 (STZ)
fax: (+49) 07071-29-35299
email: rita.triebskornspam

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