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16th SETAC GLB (Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry German Language Branch) Annual meeting held under the main theme “EcoTOXICOlogy and Environmental CHEMISTRY: crossing borders” from 18th to 20th September 2011 at Landau

Carsten A Brühl1*, Ralf B Schäfer1, Fabienne Mittmann1, Peter Stahlschmidt1, Eric Bruns2, Marco Candolfi3, Philipp Egeler4, Henner Hollert5, Dominic Kaiser6, Silvia Mohr7, Toni Ratte5, Gabriele E Schaumann1, Christian Schlechtriem8, Frauke Stock9, Marco Vervliet Scheebaum10, Peter C von der Ohe11, Lennart Weltje6 and Inge Werner12

Author Affiliations

1 Institute for Environmental Sciences, University Koblenz-Landau, Campus Landau, Fortstrasse 7, Landau 76829, Germany

2 Bayer CropScience Aktiengesellschaft, Aquatic Ecotoxicology, 6620, Monheim, Germany

3 Innovative Environmental Services (IES) Ltd, Benkenstrasse 260, 4108, Witterswil, Switzerland

4 ECT Oekotoxikologie GmbH, Böttgerstrasse 2-14, 65439, Flörsheim am Main, Germany

5 RWTH Aachen University, Institute for Environmental Research, Worringerweg 1, 52074, Aachen, Germany

6 BASF SE, Crop Protection - Ecotoxicology, Speyerer Strasse 2, 67117, Limburgerhof, Germany

7 Federal Environment Agency, Schichauweg 58, 12307, Berlin, Germany

8 Fraunhofer Institute for Molecular Biology and Applied Ecology, PO Box 12 60, 57377, Schmallenberg, Germany

9 Federal Environment Agency, Wörlitzer Platz 1, 06844, Dessau, Germany

10 Syngenta Crop Protection AG, Schwarzwaldallee 215, 4002, Basel, Switzerland

11 Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research GmbH - UFZ, Permoserstr.15, 04318, Leipzig, Germany

12 Oekotoxzentrum Eawag/EPFL, Überlandstrasse 133, 8600, Dübendorf, Switzerland

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Environmental Sciences Europe 2012, 24:39  doi:10.1186/2190-4715-24-39

Published: 6 December 2012

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The 16th annual meeting of the German Language Branch of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC GLB) was held from 18th to 20th of September 2011 at the University Koblenz-Landau at the Campus Landau. The reader of the meeting (mostly in German) including the program and all abstracts is freely available as Additional file 1 of this article. The event was organized by Carsten Brühl and Ralf B. Schäfer and many helpers of the Institute for Environmental Sciences (http://www.uni-koblenz-landau.de/landau/fb7/umweltwissenschaften webcite) under the main theme “EcoTOXICOlogy and Environmental CHEMISTRY: Crossing borders”.

Abstract

This report provides a brief review of the 16th annual meeting of the German Language Branch of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC GLB) held from September 18th to 20th 2011 at the University Koblenz-Landau at Campus Landau. The event was organized by Carsten Brühl and Ralf B. Schäfer and many members and students of the Institute for Environmental Sciences under the main theme “EcoTOXICOlogy and Environmental CHEMISTRY: Crossing borders”. Almost 300 participants enjoyed the scientific program that included 54 oral and 70 poster presentations under seven session themes. In addition, four invited keynote speakers and a plenary discussion on biodiversity with representatives from government, academia and industry provided new insights. The best oral and poster presentations of the meeting were awarded together with the annual young scientist award of SETAC GLB for the best diploma and doctoral thesis. The proceedings of the meeting (mostly in German) including the program and all abstracts is freely available as Supplemental Material.

Zusammenfassung

Dieser Bericht gibt einen kurzen Rückblick auf die 16. Jahrestagung der Deutschsprachigen Abteilung der Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC GLB) vom 18. bis 20. September 2011 an der Universität Koblenz-Landau am Campus Landau.

Die Tagung wurde hauptverantwortlich durch Carsten Brühl und Ralf B. Schäfer mit Unterstützung von zahlreichen Mitarbeitern und Studierenden des Instituts für Umweltwissenschaften unter dem Hauptthema “: Grenzen überwinden Ökotoxikologie und Umweltchemie” organisiert.

Fast 300 Teilnehmer genossen das wissenschaftliche Programms das 54 Vorträge und 70 Posterbeiträge in sieben Sessions beinhaltete. Darüber hinaus lieferten vier eingeladenen Hauptredner und eine Podiumsdiskussion zur Biodiversität mit Vertretern aus Behörden, Wissenschaft und Industrie neue Erkenntnisse. Die besten Vorträge und Posterbeiträge der Tagung wurden zusammen mit dem jährlichen Young Scientist Award der SETAC GLB für die beste Diplom-und Doktorarbeit ausgezeichnet. Das Tagungsprogramm mit den Kurzzusammenfassungen ist als ergänzendes Material frei verfügbar.