Open Access Editorial

Laudation to Prof. Dr. Hans-Toni Ratte--towards conceptual, theory-based ecological science and its transfer to the applied field of ecotoxicology

Theo Brock1, John P Giesy2, Fred Heimbach3, Henner Hollert4*, Martina Roß-Nickoll4, Andreas Schäffer4 and Klaus Günther Steinhäuser5

Author Affiliations

1 Alterra, Wageningen University and Research Centre, P.O. Box 47, 6700 AA, Wageningen, The Netherlands

2 Department of Veterinary Biomedical Sciences, University of Saskatchewan, 44 Campus Drive, Saskatoon SK S7N 5B3, Canada

3 Am Rauenbusch 13, 42799 Leichlingen, Germany (formerly Bayer CropScience

4 RWTH Aachen University, Institute for Environmental Research (Biology V), Worringerweg 1, 52074 Aachen, Germany

5 German Federal Environment Agency, Wörlitzer Platz 1, 06844 Dessau-Roßlau, Germany

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Environmental Sciences Europe 2011, 23:34  doi:10.1186/2190-4715-23-34

Published: 10 November 2011

Abstract

In order to thank Prof. Dr. Hans-Toni Ratte on the occasion of his retirement for his outstanding experimental and modelling merits in the field of ecotoxicology and ecology and his personal 65th anniversary on November 25th this article will present a laudation.

Keywords:
ecology; ecotoxicity; modelling