Uni-Tübingen

P1 Assessing Pollutant Turnover in Rivers by Target, Non-Target, and Toxicity Analysis

Principal Investigators

Jun-Prof. Dr. Christiane Zarfl

University of Tübingen, Hölderlinstr. 12, 72074 Tübingen, Environmental Systems Analysis

Prof. Dr. Beate Escher University of Tübingen, Environmental Toxicology & Helmholtz Center for Environmental Research, Department of Cell Toxicology
Dr. Marc Schwientek

University of Tübingen, Hydrogeochemistry

Prof. Dr. Christian Zwiener University of Tübingen, Environmental Analytical Chemistry

Contact:

Jun-Prof. Dr. Christiane Zarfl

University of Tübingen, Hölderlinstr. 12, 72074 Tübingen

+49 (7071) 29 76076; christiane.zarflspam prevention@uni-tuebingen.de

 

Research Questions

Rivers integrate pollutants’ emissions and processes of the whole catchment. They also receive a broad spectrum of pollutants via direct and indirect inputs. In-stream processes such as sorption to particles, sedimentation, and transformation, both biotic and abiotic, modify pollutant signals. However, toxic effects of mixtures are largely unknown.

Thus the objectives of project P1 “Rivers” are:

Approach

In the “River” project P1 we combine the following methods to answer the research questions:

Available methods