Duque, T., Nuriyev, R., Römbke, J., Schäfer, R.B., Entling, M.H. (2023). Variation in the chemical sensitivity of earthworms from field populations to imidacloprid and copper. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 42, 939-947. [read more]

Coors, A., Brown, A.R., Maynard, S.K., Nimrod Perkins, A., Owen, S., Tyler, C.R. (2023). Minimizing experimental testing on fish for legacy pharmaceuticals. Environmental Science & Technology 57, 1721-1730. [read more]

European Environment Agency (2023). Soil monitoring in Europe – indicators and thresholds for soil health assessments (editor: Baritz, R.; authors: Baritz, R., Amelung, W., Antoni, V., Boardman, J., Hijbeek, R., Horn, R., Prokop, G., Römbke, J., Romkens, P., Steinhoff-Knopp, B., Swartjes, F., Trombetti, M., de Vries, W.). EEA Report No 08/2022. [read more]

Gartiser, S., Brunswik-Titze, A., Flach, F., Junker, T. (2023). Further development of screening tests for the evaluation of potential PBT substances. UBA-Texte 10/2023. [read more]

Berkner, S., Anke, J.M., Düring, R.-A., Fiebig, S., Junker, T., Hennecke, D., Herrchen, M., Meinerling, M., Römbke, J., Thiele-Bruhn, S., Topp, E., Völkel, W., Walter-Rohde, S. (2023). Validation of a method to determine transformation of chemicals in anaerobic liquid pig and cattle manure for the OECD test guideline programme. Chemosphere 312:137210. [read more]

Guimarães, B., Römbke, J., Amorim, M.J.B. (2023). On the importance of longer-term exposure to stressors – a critical review and proposal for multigenerational testing in standard soil invertebrates. Science of the Total Environment 854:158680. [read more]


Coors, A., Falkenhain, A.M., Scheurer, M., Länge, R. (2022). Evidence for specific receptor-mediated toxicity of pharmaceuticals in aquatic organisms derived from acute and chronic standard endpoints. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 41, 601-613. [read more]

Duis, K., Junker, T., Coors, A. (2022). Review of the environmental fate and effects of two UV filter substances used in cosmetic products. Science of the Total Environment 808:151931. [read more]

Gartiser, S., Brunswik-Titze, A., Flach, F., Junker, T., Sättler, D., Jöhncke, U. (2022). Enhanced ready biodegradability screening tests for the evaluation of potential PBT substances. Science of the Total Environment 833:155134. [read more]

Jänsch, S., Braaker, S., Römbke, J., Staab, F., Pamminger, T. (2022). Holistic evaluation of long-term earthworm field studies with a fungicide. Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management 18, 1399-1413. [read more]

Römbke, J., van der Veen, A., Ebke, P., Stegger, P. (2022). Effects of calcium cyanamide on Collembola in a standardized field test. Part 2: Lessons learned for chemical risk assessment in field studies with soil invertebrates. Environmental Sciences Europe 34:87. [read more]

Schmidt, A., Schneider, C., Decker, P., Hohberg, K., Römbke, J., Lehmitz, R., Bálint, M. (2022): Shotgun metagenomics of soil invertebrate communities reflects taxonomy, biomass and reference genome properties. Ecology and Evolution 12:e8991. [read more]

Wilkinson, J.L. et al. (2022). Pharmaceutical pollution of the world’s rivers. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 119:e2113947119. [read more] [see full reference with all contributors]


Daniels, D., Roß-Nickoll, M., Jänsch, S., Pieper, S., Römbke, J., Scholz-Starke, B., Ottermanns, R. (2021). Application of the closure principle computational approach test to assess ecotoxicological field studies: comparative analysis using earthworm field test abundance data. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 40, 1750-1760. [read more]

Duis, K., Junker, T., Coors, A. (2021). Environmental fate and effects of water-soluble synthetic organic polymers used in cosmetic products. Environmental Sciences Europe 33:21. [read more]

El Rasafi, T., Pereira, R., Pinto, G., Gonçalves, F.J.M., Haddioui, A., Ksibi, M., Römbke, J., Sousa, J.P., Marques, C.R. (2021). Potential of Eucalyptus globulus for the phytoremediation of metals in a Moroccan iron mine soil – a case study. Environmental Science and Pollution Research 28, 15782-15793. [read more]

Forbes, V.E., Agatz, A., Ashauer, R., Butt, K.R., Capowiez, Y., Duquesne, S., Ernst, G., Focks, A., Gergs, A., Hodson, M.E., Holmstrup, M., Johnston, A.S.A., Meli, M., Nickisch, D., Pieper, S., Rakel, K.J., Reed, M., Römbke, J., Schäfer, R.B., Thorbek, P., Spurgeon, D.J., Van den Berg, E. Van Gestel, C.A.M., Zorn, M.I., Roeben, V. (2021). Mechanistic effect modeling of earthworms in the context of pesticide risk assessment: synthesis of the FORESEE workshop. Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management 17, 352-363. [read more]

Pereira, R., Bouguerra, S., Lopes, I., Santos, B., Marques, C.R., Silva, C., Mestiri, A., Frankenbach, S., Hentati, O., Khadraoui, M., Römbke, J., Ksibi, M., Haddioui, A., Sousa, J.P., Gonçalves, F.J.M. (2021). Application of a standard risk assessment scheme to a North Africa contaminated site (Sfax, Tunisia) -Tier 1. Chemosphere 263:128326. [read more]

Phillips, H.R.P. et al. (2021). Global data on earthworm abundance, biomass, diversity and corresponding environmental properties. Scientific Data 8:136. [read more] [see full reference with all contributors]

Römbke, J. (2021). Ecotoxicological evaluation of wastes. In: Ksibi, M., Ghorbal, A., Chakraborty, S., Chaminé, H.I., Barbieri, M., Guerriero, G., Hentati, O., Negm, A., Lehmann, A., Römbke, J., Duarte, A., Xoplaki, E., Khélifi, N., Colinet, G., Miguel Dias, J., Gargouri, I., Van Hullebusch, E.D., Sánchez Cabrero, B., Ferlisi, S., Tizaoui, C., Kallel, A., Rtimi, S., Panda, S., Michaud, P., Sahu, J.N., Seffen, M., Naddeo, V. (eds.), Recent advances in environmental science from the Euro-Mediterranean and surrounding regions (2nd ed.). Proceedings of 2nd Euro-Mediterranean Conference for Environmental Integration (EMCEI-2), Tunisia 2019. Springer Nature, Heidelberg, p. 581-585. [read more]

Römbke, J., Jänsch, S., Minati, R., Rückamp, D., Oorts, K. (2021). Entwicklung eines ökotoxikologischen Bewertungsansatzes für Böden auf Basis der bioverfügbaren Fraktion von Schadstoffen unter Berücksichtigung der unterschiedlichen Filter- und Puffereigenschaften von Böden. UBA-Texte 44/2021. [read more]

Römbke, J., Jänsch, S., Schmelz, R.M. (2021). The abundance and diversity of Enchytraeidae and Naididae (Oligochaeta) in Amazonian forest ecosystems at different stages of human impact. Soil Organisms 93, 59-72. [read more]

Schneider, A., Blick, T., Köhler, F., Pauls, S.U., Römbke, J., Zub, P., Dorow, W.H.O. (2021). Animal diversity in beech forests – an analysis of 30 years of intense faunistic research in Hessian strict forest reserves. Forest Ecology and Management 499:119564. [read more]

Stegger, P., Römbke, J., Salamon J.-A., Ebke, K.P. (2021). Effects of calcium cyanamide on collembola in a standardized field test. Part 1: Rationale and performance of the study. Environmental Sciences Europe 33:130. [read more]

Toschki, A., Burkhardt, U., Haase, H., Höfer, H., Jänsch, S., Oellers, J., Römbke, J., Roß-Nickoll, M., Salamon, J.A., Schmelz, R.M., Scholz-Starke, B., Russell, D. (2021). Die Edaphobase-Länderstudien. Synökologische Untersuchungen von Bodenorganismen in einem Biotop- und Standortgradienten in Deutschland 2014-2018. Peckiana 14, 1-367. [read more]

van Gestel, C.A., Mommer, L., Montanarella, L., Pieper, S., Coulson, M., Toschki, A., Rutgers, M., Focks, A., Römbke, J. (2021). Soil biodiversity: state‐of‐the art and possible implementation in chemical risk assessment. Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management 17, 541-551. [read more]

Zaller, J.G., Weber, M., Maderthaner, M., Gruber, E., Takács, E., Mörtl, M., Klátyik, S., Győri, J., Römbke, J., Leisch, F., Spangl, B., Székács, A. (2021). Effects of glyphosate-based herbicides and their active ingredients on earthworms, water infiltration and glyphosate leaching are influenced by soil properties. Environmental Sciences Europe 33:51. [read more]


Daam, M.A., Garcia, M.V., Scheffczyk, A., Römbke, J. (2020). Acute and chronic toxicity of the fungicide carbendazim to the earthworm Eisenia fetida under tropical versus temperate laboratory conditions. Chemosphere 255:126871. [read more]

Junker, T., Atorf, C., Berkner, S., Düring, R.-A., Hennecke, D., Herrchen, M., Konradi, S., Merrettig-Bruns, U., Römbke, J., Wagner, J., Weinfurtner, K. (2020). Development of a test method for transformation of veterinary pharmaceuticals and biocides in anaerobic liquid manure. Environmental Sciences Europe 32:39. [read more]

Maderthaner, M., Weber, M., Takács, T., Mörtl, M., Leisch, F., Römbke, J., Querner, P., Walcher, R., Gruber, E., Székács, A., Zaller, J.G. (2020). Commercial glyphosate-based herbicides effects on springtails (Collembola) differ from those of their respective active ingredients and vary with soil organic matter content. Environmental Science and Pollution Research International 27, 17280-17289. [read more]

Nadolny, H., Santos, A., Demetrio, W., Ferreira, T., dos Santos Maia, L., Conrado, A.C., Bartz, M., Garrastazu, M., da Silva, E., Lavelle, P., Baretta, D., Pasini, A., Vezzani, F., Sousa, J.P., Cunha, L., Mathieu, J., Römbke, J., Brown, G. (2020). Recommendations for assessing earthworm populations in Brazilian ecosystems. Pesquisa Agropecuária Brasileira 55:e01006. [read more]

Römbke, J., Förster, B., Jänsch, S., Kaiser, F., Scheffczyk, A., Roß-Nickoll, M., Daniels, B., Ottermanns, R., Scholz-Starke, B. (2020). Necessary adaptations for a harmonized field-testing procedure and risk assessment of earthworms (terrestrial). UBA-Texte 193/2020. [read more]

Thiele-Bruhn, S., Schloter, M., Wilke, B.-M., Beaudette, L.A., Martin-Laurent, F., Cheviron, N., Mougin, C., Römbke, J. (2020). Identification of new microbial functional standards for soil quality assessment. Soil 6, 17-34. [read more]

Toschki, A., Hammers-Wirtz, M., Poßberg, C., Roß-Nickoll, M., Schäffer, A., Schmidt, B., Scholz-Starke, B., Römbke, J., Scheffzyk, A., Klein, M., Hommen, U. (2020). Evaluation of the risk for soil organisms under real conditions – development of a national position for amending downstream legislations of the new EU Plant Protection Products Regulation. UBA-Texte 201/2020. [read more]


Daam, M.A., Chelinho, S., Niemeyer, J.C., Owojori, O.J., De Silva, P.M.C.S., Sousa, J.P., van Gestel, C.A.M., Römbke, J. (2019). Environmental risk assessment of pesticides in tropical terrestrial ecosystems: test procedures, current status and future perspectives. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety 181, 534-547. [read more]

Guimarães, B., Maria, V.L., Römbke, J., Amorim, M.J.B. (2019). Multigenerational exposure of Folsomia candida to ivermectin – using avoidance, survival, reproduction, size and cellular markers as endpoints. Geoderma 337, 273-279. [read more]

Guimarães, B., Maria, V.L., Römbke, J., Amorim, M.J.B. (2019). Exposure of Folsomia candida (Willem 1902) to teflubenzuron over three generations – increase of toxicity in the third generation. Applied Soil Ecology 134, 8-14. [read more]

Guimarães, B., Römbke, J., Amorim, M.J.B. (2019). Novel egg life-stage test with Folsomia candida – a case study with cadmium (Cd). Science of the Total Environment 647, 121-126. [read more]

Höss, S., Römbke, J. (2019). Effects of waste materials on Caenorhabditis elegans (Nematoda) using the ISO standard soil toxicity test. Environmental Science and Pollution Research 26, 26304-26312. [read more]

Junker, T., Coors, A., Schüürmann, G. (2019). Compartment‐specific screening tools for persistence – potential role and application in the regulatory context. Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management 15, 470-481. [read more]

Römbke, J., Duis, K., Egeler, P., Gilberg, D., Schuh, C., Herrchen, M., Hennecke, D., Hölzle, L.E., Heilmann-Thudium, B., Wohde, M., Wagner, J., Düring, R.-A. (2019). Comparison of the environmental properties of parasiticides and harmonisation of the basis for environmental assessment at the EU level. UBA-Texte 44/2019. [read more]

Römbke, J., Sousa, J.P. (2019). Métodos ecotoxicológicos aplicados em níveis de mesocosmos e no campo. In: Niva, C.C., Brown, G.G. (eds.), Ecotoxicologia terrestre: métodos e aplicações dos ensaios com oligoquetas, pp. 231-251. Embrapa, Brasília, DF, Brasil.

Schlüter-Vorberg, L., Coors, A. (2019). Impact of an immunosuppressive human pharmaceutical on the interaction of a bacterial parasite and its invertebrate host. Aquatic Toxicology 206, 91-101. [read more]

Simões, T., Novais, S.C., Natal-da-Luz, T., Renaud, M., Leston, S., Ramos, F., Römbke, J., Roelofs, D., van Straalen, N.M., Sousa, J.P., Lemos, M.F.L. (2019). From laboratory to the field: validating molecular markers of effect in Folsomia candida exposed to a fungicide-based formulation. Environment International 127, 522-530. [read more]

Weil, M., Falkenhain, A.-M., Scheurer, M., Ryan, J.J., Coors, A. (2019). Uptake and effects of the beta‐adrenergic agonist salbutamol in fish: supporting evidence for the fish plasma model. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 38, 2509-2519. [read more]

Weil, M., Mackenzie, K., Foit, K., Kühnel, D., Bundschuh, M., Schulz, R., Duis, K. (2019). Environmental risk or benefit? Comprehensive risk assessment of groundwater treated with nano Fe0-based Carbo-Iron®. Science of the Total Environment 677, 156-166. [read more]


Coors, A., Vollmar, P., Heim, J., Sacher, F., Kehrer, A. (2018). Environmental risk assessment of biocidal products: identification of relevant components and reliability of a component-based mixture assessment. Environmental Sciences Europe 30:3. [read more]

Coors, A., Vollmar, P., Ranke, J. (2018). Substitution of critical biocidal active substances under European law – development of a comparative assessment concept for the environment. UBA-Texte 80/2018. [read more]

Coors, A., Vollmar, P., Sacher, F., Kehrer, A. (2018). Is there synergistic interaction between fungicides inhibiting different enzymes in the ergosterol biosynthesis pathway in toxicity tests with the green alga Raphidocelis subcapitata? Ecotoxicology 27, 936-944. [read more]

Coors, A., Vollmar, P., Sacher, F., Polleichtner, C., Hassold, E., Gildemeister, D., Kühnen, U. (2018). Prospective environmental risk assessment of mixtures in wastewater treatment plant effluents – theoretical considerations and experimental verification. Water Research 140, 56-66. [read more]

Diamond, J., Altenburger, R., Coors, A., Dyer, S.D., Focazio, M., Kidd, K., Koelmans, A.A., Leung, K.M.Y., Servos, M.R., Snape, J., Tolls J., Zhang, X. (2018). Use of prospective and retrospective risk assessment methods that simplify chemical mixtures associated with treated domestic wastewater discharges. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 37, 690-702. [read more]

Guimarães, B., Bandow, C., Amorim, M.J.B., Kehrer, A, Coors, A. (2018). Mixture toxicity assessment of a biocidal product based on reproduction and avoidance behaviour of the collembolan Folsomia candida. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety 165, 284-290. [read more]

Jaabiri Kamoun, I., Jegede, O.O., Owojori, O.J., Bouzid, J., Gargouri, R., Römbke, J. (2018). Effects of deltamethrin, dimethoate, and chlorpyrifos on survival and reproduction of the collembolan Folsomia candida and the predatory mite Hypoaspis aculeifer in two African and two European soils. Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management 14, 92-104. [read more]

Jänsch, S., Bauer, J., Leube, D., Otto, M., Römbke, J., Teichmann, H., Waszak, K. (2018). A new ecotoxicological test method for genetically modified plants and other stressors in soil with the black fungus gnat Bradysia impatiens (Diptera): current status of test development and dietary effects of azadirachtin on larval development and emergence rate. Environmental Sciences Europe 30:38. [read more]

Marques, C.R., El-Azhari, N., Martin-Laurent, F., Pandard, P., Meline, C., Petre, A.L., Eckert, S., Zipperle, J., Váňa, M., Maly, S., Šindelářová, L., Slavíková Amemori, A., Hofman, J., Kumari, A. Doani, H., McLaughlin, M., Richter, E., Römbke, J. (2018). A bacterium-based contact assay for evaluating the quality of solid samples – results from an international ring-test. Journal of Hazardous Materials 352, 139-147. [read more]

Pelosi, C., Römbke, J. (2018). Enchytraeids as bioindicators of land use and management. Applied Soil Ecology 123, 775-779. [read more]

Römbke, J. (2018). Testing of 24 potentially hazardous wastes using 6 ecotoxicological tests. Detritus 4, 4-21. [read more]

Römbke, J., Bernard, J., Martin‐Laurent, F. (2018). Standard methods for the assessment of structural and functional diversity of soil organisms: a review. Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management 14, 463-479 [read more]

Römbke, J., Duis, K. (2018). Proposal for a monitoring concept for veterinary medicinal products with PBT properties, using parasiticides as a case study. Toxics 6(1):14. [read more]

Römbke, J., Bandow, C., Gerlach, A., Jäschke, B., Schmelz, R.M., Natal-da-Luz, T., Sousa, J.P., Russell, D, J. (2018). Data on the Lumbricidae and Enchytraeidae from six forest sites in Germany and Portugal. Opuscula Zoologica Budapest 48 (Supplement 2), 73-81. [read more]

Römbke, J., Dorow, W.H.O., Jänsch, S. (2018). Distribution and diversity of earthworms (Lumbricidae) in Hesse (Central Germany): current knowledge. Soil organisms 90, 171-185. [read more]

Schmidt, P.-A., Schmitt, I., Otte, J., Bandow, C., Römbke, J., Bálint, M., Rolshausen, G. (2018). Season-long experimental drought alters fungal community composition but not diversity in a grassland soil. Microbial Ecol. 75, 468-478. [read more]

Van den Brink, P.J., Boxall, A.B.A., Maltby, L., Brooks, B.W., Rudd, M.A., Backhaus, T., Spurgeon, D., Verougstraete, V., Ajao, C., Ankley, G.T., Apitz, S.E., Arnold, K., Brodin, T., Cañedo-Argüelles, M., Chapman, J., Corrales, J., Coutellec, M.A., Fernandes, T.F., Fick, J., Ford, A.T., Giménez Papiol, G., Groh, K.J., Hutchinson, T.H., Kruger, H., Kukkonen, J.V.K., Loutseti, S., Marshall, S., Muir, D., Ortiz-Santaliestra, M.E., Paul, K.B., Rico, A., Rodea-Palomares, I., Römbke, J., Rydberg, T., Segner, H., Smit, M., van Gestel, C.A.M., Vighi, M., Werner, I., Zimmer, E.I., van Wensem, J. (2018). Toward sustainable environmental quality: priority research questions for Europe. Environmental Toxicology & Chemistry 37, 2281-2295. [read more]


Baudy, P., Zubrod, J.P., Konschak, M., Weil, M., Schulz, R., Bundschuh, M. (2017). Does long-term fungicide exposure affect the reproductive performance of leaf-shredders? A partial life-cycle study using Hyalella azteca. Environmental Pollution 222, 458-464. [read more]

Buch, A.C., Schmelz, R.M., Niva, C.C., Correia, M.E., Silva-Filho, E.V. (2017). Mercury critical concentrations to Enchytraeus crypticus (Annelida: Oligochaeta) under normal and extreme conditions of moisture in tropical soils – reproduction and survival. Environmental Research 155, 365-372. [read more]

Coors, A., Vollmar, P., Sacher, F., Thoma, A. (2017). Joint effects of pharmaceuticals and chemicals regulated under REACH in wastewater treatment plant effluents – evaluating concepts for a risk assessment by means of experimental scenarios. UBA-Texte 61/2017. [read more]

Gartiser, S., Schneider, K., Schwarz, M.A., Junker, T. (2017). Assessment of environmental persistence: regulatory requirements and practical possibilities – available test systems, identification of technical constraints and indication of possible solutions. UBA-Texte 10/2017. [read more]

Jänsch, S., Scheffczyk, A., Römbke, J. (2017). The bait-lamina earthworm test: a possible addition to the chronic earthworm toxicity test? Euro-Mediterranean Journal for Environmental Integration 2:5. [read more]

Jegede O.O., Owojori O.J., Römbke J. (2017). Temperature influences the toxicity of deltamethrin, chlorpyrifos and dimethoate to the predatory mite Hypoaspis aculeifer (Acari) and the springtail Folsomia candida (Collembola). Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety 140, 214-221. [read more]

Knight-Jones, P., Knight-Jones, E., Mortimer-Jones, K., Nelson-Smith, A., Schmelz, R.M., Timm, T. (2017). Annelids. In: Hayward, P.J., Ryland, J.S. (eds.), Handbook of the marine fauna of north-west Europe, pp. 165-269. Second Edition, Oxford University Press, Oxford.

Maassen, S., Richter, E., Coors, A., Guimarães, B., Balla, D. (2017). Dissipation of micropollutants in a rewetted fen peatland: a field study using treated wastewater. Water 9:449. [read more]

Morriën, E., Hannula, S.E., Snoek, L.B., Helmsing, N.R., Zweers, H., de Hollander, M., Soto, R.L., Bouffaud, M.-L., Buée, M., Dimmers, W., Duyts, H., Geisen, S., Girlanda, M., Griffiths, R.I., Jørgensen, H.-B., Jensen, J., Plassart, P., Redecker, D., Schmelz, R.M., Schmidt, O., Thomson, B.C., Tisserant, E., Uroz, S., Winding, A., Bailey, M.J., Bonkowski, M., Faber, J.H., Martin, M., Lemanceau, P., de Boer, W., van Veen, J.A., van der Putten, W.H. (2017). Soil networks become more connected and take up more carbon as nature restoration progresses. Nature Communications 8:14349. [read more]

Princz, J., Becker, L., Scheffczyk, A., Stephenson, G., Scroggins, R., Moser, T., Römbke, J. (2017). Ecotoxicity of boric acid in standard laboratory tests with plants and soil organisms. Ecotoxicology 26, 471-481. [read more]

Römbke, J. (2017). Ökotoxikologie. In: Greim, H. (ed.), Das Toxikologiebuch. Grundlagen, Verfahren, Bewertung, pp. 205-233. Wiley-VCH, Weinheim, Germany.

Römbke, J., Dorow, W., Blick, T. (2017). Allolobophoridella eiseni (Lumbricidae), a truly arboreal earthworm in the temperate region of Central Europe. Soil Organisms 89, 74-83. [read more]

Römbke, J., Scheffczyk, A., Lumaret, J.-P., Tixier, T., Blanckenhorn, W., Lahr, J., Floate, K. (2017). Comparison of dung and soil fauna from pastures treated with and without ivermectin as an example of the effects of a veterinary pharmaceutical. UBA-Texte 54/2017. [read more]

Römbke, J., Schmelz, R.M., Pélosi, C. (2017). Effects of organic pesticides on enchytraeids (Oligochaeta) in agroecosystems: laboratory and higher-tier tests. Frontiers in Environmental Science 5:20. [read more]

Schlüter-Vorberg, L., Knopp, G., Cornel, P., Ternes, T., Coors, A. (2017). Survival, reproduction, growth, and parasite resistance of aquatic organisms exposed on-site to wastewater treated by advanced treatment processes. Aquatic Toxicology 186, 171-179. [read more]

Schmelz, R.M., Beylich, A., Boros, G., Dózsa-Farkas, K., Graefe, U., Hong, Y., Römbke, J., Schlaghamerský, J., Martinsson, S. (2017). How to deal with cryptic species in Enchytraeidae, with recommendations on taxonomical descriptions. Opuscula Zoologica Budapest 48 (Suppl. 2), 45-51. [read more]

Schmitt, H., ter Laak, T., Duis, K. (2017). Development and dissemination of antibiotic resistance in the environment under environmentally relevant concentrations of antibiotics and its risk assessment. Literature study. UBA-Texte 1/2017. [read more]

Ternes, T., Abbas, A., Alexander, J., Bollmann, A., Coors, A., Cornel, P., Durmaz, V., Funke, J., Geißen, S., Götz, K., Knopp, G., Lütke Eversloh, C., Krauße, U., Mückter, H., Niethammer, M., Prasse, C., Schneider, I., Schwartz, T., Seitz, W., Schulte-Oehlmann, U., Oehlmann, J., Thaler, S., Schlüter-Vorberg, L., Weber, M., Wieland, A., Szewzyk, U. (2017). Anthropogene Spurenstoffe, Krankheitserreger und Antibiotikaresistenzen im Wasserkreislauf – Relevanz, Monitoring und Eliminierung. DWA-Themen, January 2017. Deutsche Vereinigung für Wasserwirtschaft, Abwasser und Abfall e.V., Hennef, Germany. [read more]

Ternes, T.A., Prasse, C., Eversloh, C.L., Knopp, G., Cornel, P., Schulte-Oehlmann, U., Schwartz, T., Alexander, J., Seitz, W., Coors, A., Oehlmann, J. (2017). Integrated evaluation concept to assess the efficacy of advanced wastewater treatment processes for the elimination of micropollutants and pathogens. Environmental Science & Technology 51, 308-319. [read more]


Adler, N., Bachmann, J., Blanckenhorn, J., Floate, K.F., Jensen, J., Römbke, J. (2016). Effects of ivermectin application on the diversity and function of dung and soil fauna: regulatory and scientific background information. Environmental Toxicology & Chemistry 35, 1914-1923. [read more]

Bandow, N., Ng, E.L., Schmelz, R.M., Sousa, J.P., Römbke, J. (2016). A TME study with the fungicide pyrimethanil combined with different moisture regimes: effects on enchytraeids. Ecotoxicology 25, 213-224. [read more]

Coors, A., Edwards, M., Lorenz, P., Römbke, J., Schmelz, R.M., Topp, E., Waszak, K., Wilkes, G., Lapen, D.R. (2016). Biosolids applied to agricultural land: influence on structural and functional endpoints of soil fauna on a short- and long-term scale. Science of the Total Environment 562, 312-326. [read more]

Creamer, R.E., Hannula, S.E., van Leeuwen, J.P., Stone, D., Rutgers, M., Schmelz, R.M., de Ruiter, P.C., Bohse Hendriksen, N., Bolger, T., Bouffaud, M.L., Buee, M., Carvalho, F., Costa, D., Dirilgen, T., Francisco, R., Griffiths, B.S., Griffiths, R., Martin, F., Martins da Silva, P., Mendes, S., Morais, P.V., Pereira, C., Philippot, L., Plassart, P., Redecker, D., Römbke, J., Sousa, J.P., Wouterse, M., Lemanceau, P. (2016). Ecological network analysis reveals the inter-connection between soil biodiversity and ecosystem function as affected by land use across Europe. Applied Soil Ecology 97, 112-124. [read more]

Dirilgen, T., Arroyo, J., Dimmers, W.J., Faber, J., Stone, D., Martins da Silva, P., Carvalho, F., Schmelz, R.M., Griffiths, B.S., Francisco, R., Creamer, R.E., Sousa, J.-P., Bolger, T. (2016). Mite community composition across a European transect and its relationships to variation in other components of soil biodiversity. Applied Soil Ecology 97, 86–97. [read more]

Duis, K., Coors, A. (2016). Microplastics in the aquatic and terrestrial environment: sources (with a specific focus on personal care products), fate and effects. Environmental Sciences Europe 28:2. [read more]

Düring, R.A., Wohde, M., Junker, T., Hennecke, D., Herrchen, M., Thiele-Bruhn, S. (2016). Harmonization of environmental exposure assessment for veterinary pharmaceuticals and biocides: Literature review of studies on occurrence and transformation of veterinary pharmaceuticals and biocides in manure. UBA-Texte 79/2016. [read more]

Floate, K.D., Dühring, R-A., Hanafi, J., Jud, P., Lahr, J., Lumaret, J-P., Scheffczyk, A., Tixier, T., Wohde, M., Römbke, J., Sautot, L., Blanckenhorn, W.U. (2016). Validation of a standard field test method in four countries to assess the toxicity of residues in dung of cattle treated with veterinary medical products. Environmental Toxicology & Chemistry 35, 1934-1946. [read more]

Herrchen, M., Hennecke, D., Junker, T., Düring, R.A., Thiele-Bruhn, S. (2016). Harmonization of environmental exposure assessment for veterinary pharmaceuticals and biocides: Influence of different experimental set-ups on observed mineralization. UBA-Texte 78/2016. [read more]

Honti, M., Hahn, S., Hennecke, D., Junker, T., Shrestha, P., Fenner, K. (2016). Bridging across OECD 308 and 309 data in search of a robust biotransformation indicator. Environmental Science & Technology 50, 6865-6872 [read more].

Junker, T., Coors, A., Schüürmann, G. (2016). Development and application of screening tools for biodegradation in water-sediment systems and soil. Science of the Total Environment 544, 1020-1030. [read more]

Junker, T., Römbke, J., Hennecke, D., Herrchen, M., Düring, R.A., Thiele-Bruhn, S., Meinerling, M., Fiebig, S., Topp, E., Völkel, W. (2016). Harmonization of environmental exposure assessment for veterinary pharmaceuticals and biocides: Ring test for validation of a draft test protocol for studies on transformation in manure. UBA-Texte 80/2016. [read more]

Lehmitz, R., Römbke, J., Graefe, U., Beylich A., Krück, S. (2016). Rote Liste und Gesamtartenliste der Regenwürmer (Lumbricidae et Criodrilidae) Deutschlands. In: Gruttke, H., Binot-Hafke, M., Balzer, S., Haupt, H., Hofbauer, N., Ludwig, G., Matzke-Hajek, G., Ries, M. (eds.), Rote Liste gefährdeter Tiere, Pflanzen und Pilze Deutschlands, Band 4 (Wirbellose Tiere), Teil 2. Landwirtschaftsverlag, Münster. Naturschutz und Biologische Vielfalt 70 (4), 565-590.

Mendes, S., Azul, A.M., Castro, P., Römbke, J., Sousa, J.P. (2016). Protecting soil biodiversity and soil functions: current status and future challenges. In: Castro, P., Azeiteiro, U.M., Bacelar Nicolau, P., Leal Filho, W., Azul, A.M. (eds.), Biodiversity and education for sustainable development. World Sustainability Series, Springer, p. 249-263. [read more]

Niva, C.C., Niemeyer, J.C., Rodrigues da Silva Júnior, F.M., Tenório Nunes, M.E., de Sousa, D.L., Silva Aragão, C.W., Sautter, K.D., Gaeta Espindola, E., Sousa, J.P., Römbke, J. (2016). Soil ecotoxicology in Brazil is taking its course. Environmental Science and Pollution Research 23, 363-378. [read more]

Orgiazzi, A., Bardgett, R.D., Barrios, E., Behan-Pelletier, V., Briones, M.J.I., Chotte, J.-L., De Deyn, G.B., Eggleton, P., Fierer, N., Fraser, T., Hedlund, K., Jeffery, S., Johnson, N.C., Jones, A., Kandeler, E., Kaneko, N., Lavelle, P., Lemanceau, P., Miko, L., Montanarella, L., Moreira, F.M.S., Ramirez, K.S., Scheu, S., Singh, B.K., Six, J., van der Putten, W.H., Wall, D.H. (eds.) (2016). Global soil biodiversity atlas. European Commission, Publications Office of the European Union, Luxembourg. 176 pp. [read more] [see full reference with all contributors]

Pelosi, C., Römbke, J. (2016). Are Enchytraeidae (Oligochaeta, Annelida) good indicators of agricultural management practices? Soil Biology & Biochemistry 100, 255-263. [read more]

Richter, E., Berkner, S., Ebert, I., Förster, B., Graf, N., Herrchen, M., Kühnen, U, Römbke, J., Simon, M. (2016). Results of extended plant tests using more realistic exposure scenarios for improving environmental risk assessment of veterinary pharmaceuticals. Environmental Sciences Europe 28:22. [read more]

Richter, E., Roller, E., Kunkel, U., Ternes, T.A., Coors, A. (2016). Phytotoxicity of wastewater-born micropollutants – characterisation of three antimycotics and a cationic surfactant. Environmental Pollution 208, 512-522. [read more]

Römbke, J., Aira. M., Backeljau, T., Breugelmans, K., Domínguez, J., Funke, E., Graf, N., Hajibabaei, M., Pérez-Losada, M., Porto, P.G., Schmelz, R.M., Vierna, J., Vizcaíno, A., Pfenninger, M. (2016). DNA barcoding of earthworms (Eisenia fetida/andrei complex) from 28 ecotoxicological test laboratories. Applied Soil Ecology 104, 3-11. [read more]

Römbke, J., Gardi, C., Creamer, R., Miko, L. (2016). Soil biodiversity data: actual and potential use in European and national legislation. Applied Soil Ecology 97, 125-133. [read more]

Rutgers, M., Orgiazzi, A., Gardi, C., Römbke, J., Jänsch, S., Keith, A., Neilson, R., Boag, B., Schmidt, O., Murchie, A.K., Blackshaw, R.P., Pérès, G., Cluzeau, D.,  Guernion, M., Briones, M.J.I., Rodeiro, J., Piñeiro, R., Díaz-Cosin, D., Sousa, J.P., Suhadolc, M., Kos, I., Krogh, P.H., Faber, J., Mulder, C., Bogte, J.J., van Wijnen, H.J.,  Schouten, A.J., de Zwart, D. (2016). Mapping earthworm communities in Europe. Applied Soil Ecology 97, 98-111. [read more]

Scheffczyk, A., Floate, K., Blanckenhorn, W., Dühring, R.-A., Klockner, A., Lahr, J., Lumaret, J-B., Salamon, J.-A., Tixier, T., Wohde, M., Römbke, J. (2016). Non-target effects of ivermectin residues on earthworms and springtails dwelling beneath dung of treated cattle: examination in a ringtest in four countries. Environmental Toxicology & Chemistry 35, 1959-1969. [read more]

Schmelz, R.M., Römbke J. (2016). Comment on Cognettia Nielsen & Christensen, 1959 (Annelida, Oligochaeta, Enchytraeidae): giving precedence to the name promotes stability (Case 3689; see BZN 72: 186-192, 303-307). Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 73, 42-45.

Shrestha, P., Junker, T., Fenner, K., Hahn, S., Honti, M., Bakkour, R., Diaz, C., Hennecke, D. (2016). Simulation studies to explore biodegradation in water-sediment systems: from OECD 308 to OECD 309. Environmental Science & Technology 50, 6856-6864 [read more].

Stone, D., Blomkvist, P., Bohse Hendriksen, N., Bonkowski, M., Bracht Jørgensen, H., Carvalho, F., Dunbar, M.B., Gardi, C., Geisen, S., Griffiths, R., Hug, A.S., Jensen, J., Laudon, H., Mendes, S., Morais, P.V., Orgiazzi, A., Plassart, P., Römbke, J., Rutgers, M., Schmelz, R.M., Sousa, J.P., Suhadolc, M., Winding, A., Zupan, M., Lemanceau, P., Creamer, R.E. (2016). A method of establishing a transect for biodiversity and ecosystem function monitoring across Europe. Applied Soil Ecology 97, 3-11. [read more]

Tixier, T., Blanckenhorn, W.U., Lahr, J., Floate, K., Scheffczyk, A., Düring, R.A., Wohde, M., Römbke, J., Lumaret, J.P. (2016). A four-country ring test of non-target effects of ivermectin residues on the function of coprophilous communities of arthropods in breaking down livestock dung. Environmental Toxicology & Chemistry 35, 1953-1958. [read more]

Weil, M., Meißner, T., Springer, A., Bundschuh, M., Hübler, L., Schulz, R., Duis, K. (2016). Oxidized Carbo-Iron causes reduced reproduction and lower tolerance of juveniles in the amphipod Hyalella azteca. Aquatic Toxicology 181, 94-103. [read more]

Wohde, M., Berkner, S., Junker, T., Konradi, S., Schwarz, L., Düring, R.-A. (2016). Occurrence and transformation of veterinary pharmaceuticals and biocides in manure: a literature review. Environmental Sciences Europe 28:23. [read more]

Wohde, M., Blanckenhorn, W.U., Floate, K., Lahr, J., Lumaret, J-P., Römbke, J., Scheffczyk, A., Tixier, T., Düring, R-A. (2016). Analysis and dissipation of the antiparasitic agent ivermectin in cattle dung under different field conditions. Environmental Toxicology & Chemistry 35, 1924-1933. [read more]


Braguglia, C.M., Coors, A., Gallipoli, A., Gianico, A., Guillon, E., Kunkel, U., Mascolo, G., Richter, E., Ternes, T.A., Tomei, M.C., Mininni, G. (2015). Quality assessment of digested sludges produced by advanced stabilization processes. Environmental Science and Pollution Research  22, 7216-7235.

Brandt, K.K., Amézquita, A., Backhaus, T., Boxall, A., Coors, A., Heberer, T., Lawrence, J.R., Lazorchak, J., Schönfeld, J., Snape, J.R., Zhu, Y.G., Topp, E. (2015). Ecotoxicological assessment of antibiotics: a call for improved consideration of microorganisms. Environment International 85, 189-205.

Hennecke, D., Atorf, C., Bickert, C., Herrchen, M., Hommen, U., Klein, M., Weinfurtner, K., Heusner, E., Knacker, T., Junker, T., Römbke, J., Merrittig-Bruns, U. (2015). Development of a test protocol to study the transformation of veterinary pharmaceuticals and biocides in liquid manure. UBA-Texte 78/2015. [read more]

Hentati, O., Abrantes, N., Caetano, A.L., Bouguerra, S., Gonçalves, F., Römbke, J., Pereira, R. (2015). Phosphogypsum as a soil fertilizer: ecotoxicity of amended soil and elutriates to bacteria, invertebrates, algae and plants. Journal of Hazardous Materials 294, 80-89.

Holmstrup, M., Schmelz, R.M., Carrera, N., Dyrnum, K., Larsen, K.S., Mikkelsen, T.N., Beier, C. (2015). Responses of enchytraeids to increased temperature, drought and atmospheric CO2: results of an eight-year field experiment in dry heathland. European Journal of Soil Biology 70, 15-22.

Huguier, P., Manier, N., Owojori, O.J., Bauda, P., Pandard, P., Römbke, J. (2015). The use of soil mites in ecotoxicology: a review. Ecotoxicology 24, 1-18.

Jansen, M., Coors, A., Vanoverbeke, J., Schepens, M., De Voogt, P., De Schemphelaere, K.A.C., De Meester, L. (2015). Experimental evolution reveals high insecticide tolerance in Daphnia inhabiting farmland ponds. Evolutionary Applications 8, 442-453. [read more]

Kattwinkel, M., Liess, M., Römbke, J. (2015). Recovery of aquatic and terrestrial populations in the context of European pesticide risk assessment. Environmental Reviews. 23, 382-394. [read more]

Leitão, F., Encarnação, J., Range, P., Schmelz, R.M., Teodósio, M.A., Chícharo, L. (2015). Submarine groundwater discharges create unique benthic communities in a coastal sandy marine environment. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 163, 93-98.

Madani, S., Coors, A., Haddioui, A, Ksibi, M., Pereira, R., Sousa, J.P., Römbke, J. (2015). Effects of contaminated soils from a former iron mine (Ait Amar, Morocco) on enchytraeids (Enchytraeus bigeminus) and predatory mites (Hypoaspis aculeifer) in standard laboratory tests. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety 119, 90-97.

Maraldo, K., Schmelz, R.M., Larsen, T., Christensen, B.T., Eriksen, J. (2015). Enchytraeids as indicator of soil quality in temporary organic grass-clover leys under contrasting management: a feasibility study. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 91, 32-39.

Martin, P., Schmelz, R.M., Dole-Olivier, M.-J. (2015). Groundwater oligochaetes (Annelida, Clitellata) from the Mercantour National Park (France), with the descriptions of one new genus and two new stygobiont species. Zoosystema 37, 551-569. [read more]

Ortega-Calvo, J.J., Harmsen, J., Parsons, J.R., Semple, K.T., Aitken, M.D., Ajao, C., Eadsforth, C., Galay-Burgos, M., Naidu, R., Oliver, R., Peijnenburg, W.J., Römbke, J., Streck, G., Versonnen, B. (2015). From bioavailability science to regulation of organic chemicals. Environ Sci Technol 49, 10255-10264.

Potthoff, A., Weil, M., Meißner, T., Kühnel, D. (2015). Towards sensible toxicity testing for nanomaterials: proposal for the specification of test design. Science and Technology of Advanced Materials 16 (6): 065006. [read more]

Richter, E., Hecht, F., Schnellbacher, N., Ternes, T.A., Wick, A., Wode, F., Coors, A. (2015). Assessing the ecological long-term impact of wastewater irrigation on soil and water based on bioassays and chemical analyses. Water Research 84, 33-42.

Römbke, J., Collado, R., Höfer, H., Ottermanns, R., Raub, F., Ross-Nickoll, M., Schmelz, R.M. (2015). Species diversity of Enchytraeidae (Oligochaeta) in pastures, regenerating secondary forests, and old-growth forests in the southern Mata Atlântica (Brazil). Soil Organisms 87, 101-120.

Schlüter-Vorberg, L., Prasse, C., Ternes, T.A., Mückter, H., Coors, A. (2015). Toxification by transformation in conventional and advanced wastewater treatment: the antiviral drug acyclovir. Environmental Science & Technology Letters 2 (12), 342-346. [read more]

Schmelz, R.M., Collado, R., Römbke, J. (2015). Cognettia Nielsen & Christensen, 1959 (Annelida, Oligochaeta, Enchytraeidae): proposed precedence over Euenchytraeus Bretscher, 1906 and Chamaedrilus Friend, 1913. Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 72, 186-192.

Schmelz, R.M., Merlijn, J., Collado, R. (2015). Microdrile Oligochaeta in bromeliad pools of a Honduran cloud forest. Zootaxa 3947, 508-526.

Slootweg, T., Segner, H., Mayer, P., Smith, K., Igumnova, E., Nikiforov, V., Dömötörová, M., Oehlmann, J., Liebig, M. (2015). Transfer and effects of 1,2,3,5,7-pentachloronaphthalene in an experimental food chain. Comparative Biochemistry & Physiology C 169, 46-54.

Toschki, A., Jänsch, S., Roß-Nickoll, M., Römbke, J., Züghart, W. (2015). Possibilities of using the German Federal States’ permanent soil monitoring program for the monitoring of potential effects of genetically modified organisms (GMO). Environmental Sciences Europe 27, 1-13.

Weil, M., Meißner, T., Busch, W., Springer, A., Kühnel, D., Schulz, R., Duis, K. (2015). The oxidized state of the nanocomposite Carbo-Iron® causes no adverse effects on growth, survival and differential gene expression in zebrafish. Science of The Total Environment 530/531, 198-208.


Bandow, C., Coors, A., Karau, N., Römbke, J. (2014). Interactive effects of lambda-cyhalothrin, soil moisture, and temperature on Folsomia candida and Sinella curviseta (Collembola). Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 33, 654-661.

Bandow C., Karau N., Römbke J. (2014). Interactive effects of pyrimethanil, soil moisture and temperature on Folsomia candida and Sinella curviseta (Collembola). Applied Soil Ecology 81, 22-29.

Coors, A., Weisbrod, B., Schoknecht, U., Sacher, F., Kehrer, A. (2014). Predicting acute and chronic effects of wood preservative products in Daphnia magna and Pseudokirchneriella subcapitata based on the concept of concentration addition. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 33, 382-393.

Creamer, R.E., Schulte, R.P.O., Stone, D., Galb, A., Krogh, P.H., Lo Papa, G., Murraye, P.J., Pérès, G., Förster, B., Rutgers, M., Sousa, J.P., Winding, A. (2014). Measuring basal soil respiration across  Europe: do incubation temperature and incubation period matter? Ecological Indicators 36, 409-418.

Duis, K., Scheider, J., Warnecke, D., van der Veen, A., Coors, A., Knacker, T., Schäfers, C. (2014). Substances of very high concern under REACH – an evaluation of uncertainties in the environmental risk assessment of endocrine active substances. UBA-Texte 37/2014. [read more]

Feiler, U., Ratte, M., Arts, G., Bazin, C., Brauer, F., Casado, C., Dören, L., Eklund, B., Gilberg, D., Grote, M., Gonsior, G., Hafner, C., Kopf, W., Lemnitzer, B., Liedtke, A., Matthias, U., Okos, E., Pandard, P., Scheerbaum, D., Schmitt-Jansen, M., Stewart, K., Teodorovic, I., Wenzel, A., Pluta, H.J. (2014). Inter-laboratory trial of a standardized sediment contact test with the aquatic plant Myriophyllum aquaticum (ISO 16191). Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 33, 662-670.

Frankenbach S., Scheffczyk A., Jänsch S., Römbke J. (2014). Duration of the standard earthworm avoidance test: Are 48 h necessary? Applied Soil Ecology 83, 238-246.

Geisen, S., Bandow, C., Römbke, J., Bonkowski, M. (2014). Soil water availability strongly alters the community composition of soil protists. Pedobiologia 57, 205-213.

Hilbeck, A., Weiß, G., Oehen, B., Römbke, J., Jänsch, S., Teichmann, H., Lang, A., Otto, M., Tappeser, B. (2014). Ranking matrices as operational tools for the environmental risk assessment of genetically modified crops on non-target organisms. Ecological Indicators 36, 367-381.

Hudson, L.N. et al. (2014). The PREDICTS database: a global database of how local terrestrial biodiversity responds to human impacts. Ecology and Evolution 4, 4701-4735. [read more] [see full reference with all contributors]

Lehmitz, R., Römbke, J., Jänsch, S., Krück, S., Beylich, A., Graefe, U. (2014). Checklist of earthworms (Oligochaeta: Lumbricidae) from Germany. Zootaxa 3866, 221-245.

Liebig, M., Floeter, C., Hahn, T., Koch, W., Wenzel, A., Römbke, J. (2014). Risk mitigation measures – an important aspect of the environmental risk assessment of human and veterinary medicinal products. Toxics 2, 35-49.

Macherius, A., Lapen, D.R., Reemtsma, T., Römbke, J., Topp, E., Coors, A. (2014). Triclocarban, triclosan and its transformation product methyl triclosan in native earthworm species four years after a commercial-scale biosolids application. Science of the Total Environment 472, 235-238.

Ng, E.L., Bandow, C., Proenca, D.N., Santos, S., Guilherme, R., Morais, P.V., Römbke, J., Sousa, J.P. (2014). Does altered rainfall regime change pesticide effects in soil? A terrestrial model ecosystem study from Mediterranean Portugal on the effects of pyrimethanil to soil microbial communities under extremes in rainfall. Applied Soil Ecology 84, 245-253.

Puniamoorthya, N., Schäfer, M., Römbke, J., Meier, R., Blanckenhorn, W.U (2014). Ivermectin sensitivity is an ancient trait affecting all Ecysozoa but shows phylogenetic clustering among sepsid flies. Evolutionary Applications 7, 548-554.

Scheffczyk A., Frankenbach S., Jänsch S., Römbke J. (2014). Comparison of the effects of zinc nitrate-tetrahydrate and tributyltin-oxide on the reproduction and avoidance behavior of the earthworm Eisenia andrei in laboratory tests using nine soils. Applied Soil Ecology 83, 253-257.

Theobald, T., Rühmland, S., Richter, E., Coors, A., Barjenbruch, M., Kern, J. (2014). Phophorrecycling aus dem Abwasserstrom. Wasserwirtschaft Wassertechnik, 4/2014, 59-62.

Warnecke, D., Duis, K., Knacker, T., Schüürmann, G., Kühne, R., Ost, N. (2014). Review and enhancement of new risk assessment concepts under REACH. UBA-Texte 48/2014. [read more]


Adler, N., Bachmann, J., Römbke, J. (2013). New test strategy for dung beetles during the authorization process of parasiticides. Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management 9, 524-530.

Altenburger, R., Arrhenius, A., Backhaus, T., Coors, A., Faust, M., Zitzkat, D. (2013). Ecotoxicological combined effects from chemical mixtures – Part 1: Relevance and adequate consideration in environmental risk assessment of plant protection products and biocides. UBA Texte 93/2013. [read more]

Blanckenhorn, W.U., Puniamoorthy, N., Scheffczyk, A., Römbke, J. (2013). Evaluation of ecotoxicological effects of the parasiticide moxidectin in comparison to ivermectin in 11 species of dung flies. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety 89, 15-20.

Blanckenhorn, W.U., Puniamoorthy, N., Schäfer, M.A., Scheffczyk, A., Römbke, J. (2013). Standardized laboratory tests with 21 species of temperate and tropical sepsid flies confirm their suitability as bioassays of pharmaceutical residues (ivermectin) in cattle dung. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety 89, 21-28.

Coors, A., Löffler, I., Noronha-Jänsch, P., Weisbrod, B., Schoknecht, U., Sacher, F. (2013). Ecotoxicological combined effects from chemical mixtures. Part 2: Development of ecotoxicological tests with biocidal products and eluates: investigating the suitability of biotests with algae and daphnids to estimate mixture toxicity. UBA Texte 93/2013. [read more]

Coors, A., Richter, E., Lorenz, P., Römbke, J., Gianico, A. (2013). Ecotoxicity of sewage sludge. Minimization, recycling of materials, enhanced stabilisation, disposal after recovery. In: Mininni, M. (ed.), Effective sewage sludge management. Quaderni de ‘la Ricerca Scientifica’ 120, Istituto di Ricerca sulle Acque, Rome, p. 211-223.

Bandow, C., Coors, A., Römbke, J. (2013). Enchytraeus bigeminus (Enchytraeidae, Oligochaeta) as a new candidate for ecotoxicological laboratory tests. Soil Organisms 85, 103-112.

Faber, J.H., Creamer, R.E., Mulder, C., Römbke, J., Rutgers, M., Sousa, J.P., Stone, D., Griffiths, B.S. (2013). The practicalities and pitfalls of establishing a policy-relevant and cost-effective soil biological monitoring scheme. Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management 9, 276-284.

Marquard, E., Dauber, J., Doerpinghaus, A., Frommer, J., Gemeinholzer, B., Henle, K., Klotz, S., Premke-Krauss, M., Römbke, J., Vohland, K. (2013). Biodiversitätsmonitoring in Deutschland: Herausforderungen für Wissenschaft, Politik und Umsetzung. Natur und Landschaft 88, 337-341.

Merkx-Jacques, A., Coors, A., Brousseau, R., Masson, L., Mazza, A., Tien, Y.-C., Topp, E. (2013). Evaluating the pathogenic potential of environmental Escherichia coli by using the Caenorhabditis elegans infection model. Applied Environmental Microbiology 79, 2435-2445.

Krüger, O., Kalbe, U., Richter, E., Egeler, P., Römbke, J., Berger, W. (2013). New approach to the ecotoxicological risk assessment of artificial outdoor sporting grounds. Environmental Pollution, 175, 69-74.

Pandard, P., Römbke, J. (2013). Proposal for a ‘harmonized’ strategy for the assessment of the HP 14 property. Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management 9, 665-672.

Richter, E., Wick, A., Ternes, T.A., Coors, A. (2013). Ecotoxicity of climbazole, a fungicide contained in anti-dandruff shampoo. Environmental  Toxicology and Chemistry 32, 2816-2825.

Römbke, J., Burkhardt, U., Höfer, H., Horak, F., Jänsch, S., Roß-Nickoll, M., Russell, D., Schmitt, H., Toschki, A. (2013). Beurteilungsansätze für die Boden-Biodiversität: Ergebnisse eines UBA-Vorhabens. Bodenschutz 3/2013, 100-105.

Römbke, J., Jänsch, S., Höfer, H., Horak, F., Roß-Nickoll, M., Russell, D., Toschki, A. (2013). State of knowledge of enchytraeid communities in German soils as a basis for biological soil quality assessment. Soil Organisms 85, 123-146.

Ruf, A., Beylich, A., Blick, T., Büchs, W., Glante, F., Höss, S., Roß-Nickoll, M., Rueß, L., Russell, D., Römbke, J., Seitz, H., Theißen, B., Toschki, A., Weimann, C., Züghart, W. (2013). Soil organisms as an essential element of a monitoring plan to identify the effects of GMO cultivation. Requirements – methodology – standardisation. BioRisk 8, 73-87.

Schäfers, C., Weil, M. (2013). Investigation of two widely used nanomaterials (TiO2, Ag) for ecotoxicological long-term effects – adaption of test guidelines. UBA-Texte 06/2013. [read more]

Schmidt, P.-A., Bálint, M., Greshake, B., Bandow, C., Römbke, J., Schmitt, I. (2013). Illumina metabarcoding of a soil fungal community. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 65, 128-132.

Schmelz, R.M., Niva, C., Römbke, J., Collado, R. (2013). Diversity of terrestrial Enchytraeidae (Oligochaeta) in South America: current knowledge and future research potential. Applied Soil Ecology 69, 13-20.

Scholz-Starke, B., Beylich, A., Moser, T., Nikolakis, A., Rumpler, N., Schäffer, A., Theißen, B., Toschki, A., Roß-Nickoll, M. (2013). The response of soil organism communities to the application of the insecticide lindane in terrestrial model ecosystems. Ecotoxicology 22, 339-362.

Theobald, T., Richter, E., Coors, A., Kern, J. (2013). Neue Wege im regionalen Phosphor-Management. ForschungsReport Ernährung – Landwirtschaft – Verbraucherschutz, FoRep 2/2013, p. 12-15.

Zachmann, D.W., van der Veen, A., Friese, K. (2013). Floodplain lakes as an archive for the metal pollution in the River Elbe (Germany) during the 20th century. Applied Geochemistry 35, 14-27.


Akkanen, J., Slootweg, T., Mäenpää, K., Leppänen, M.T., Agbo, S.O., Gallampois, C., Kukkonen, J.V.K. (2012). Bioavailability of organic contaminants in freshwater environment. In: Guasch, H., Ginebreda, A., Geiszinger, A. (eds.), Emerging and priority pollutants in rivers: bringing science into river management plans, pp. 25-53. The Handbook of Environmental Chemistry 19. Springer, Berlin.

Amorim, M.J., Natal-da-Luz, T., Sousa, J.P., Loureiro, S., Becker, L., Römbke, J., Soares, A.M. (2012). Boric acid as reference substance: pros, cons and standardization. Ecotoxicology 21, 919-924.

Bandow, C., Weltje, L. (2012). Development of an embryo toxicity test with the pond snail Lymnaea stagnalis using the model substance tributyltin and common solvents. Science of the Total Environment 425/436, 90-95.

Boxall, A.B.A., Rudd, M.A., Brooks, B.W., Caldwell, D.J., Choi, K., Hickmann, S., Innes, E., Ostapyk, K., Staveley, J.P., Verslycke, T., Ankley, G.T., Beazley, K.F., Belanger, S.E., Berninger, J.P., Carriquiriborde, P., Coors, A., DeLeo, P.C., Dyer, S.D., Ericson, J.F., Gagné, F., Giesy, J.P., Gouin, T., Hallstrom, L., Karlsson, M.V., Larsson, D.G.J., Lazorchak, J.M., Mastrocco, F., McLaughlin, A., McMaster, M.E., Meyerhoff, R.D., Moore, R., Parrott, J.L., Snape, J.R., Murray-Smith, R., Servos, M.R., Sibley, P.K., Straub, J.O., Szabo, N.D., Topp, E., Tetreault, G.R., Trudeau, V.L., Van Der Kraak, G. (2012). Pharmaceuticals and personal care products in the environment: what are the big questions? Environmental Health Perspectives 120, 1221-1229.

Coors, A., Dobrick, J., Möder, M., Kehrer, A. (2012). Mixture toxicity of wood preservative products in the fish embryo toxicity test. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 31, 1239-1248.

Coulson, S.J., Fjellberg, A., Gwiazdowicz, D.J., Lebedeva, N.V., Melekhina, E.N., Solhøy, T., Erséus, C., Maraldo, K., Miko, L., Schatz, H., Schmelz, R.M., Søli, G., Stur, E. (2012). Introduction of invertebrates into the high Arctic via imported soils: the case of Barentsburg in the Svalbard. Biological Invasions 15, 1-5.

Domene, X., Chelinho, S., Campana, P., Alcañiz, J., Römbke, J., Sousa, J.P. (2012). Applying a GLM-based approach to model the influence of soil properties on the toxicity of phenmedipham to Folsomia candida. Journal of Soils and Sediment 12, 888-899.

Gerlach, A., Russell, D.J., Römbke, J., Brüggemann, W. (2012). Consumption of introduced oak litter by native decomposers (Glomeridae, Diplopoda). Soil Biology and Biochemistry 44, 26-30.

Graef, F., Römbke, J., Binimelis, R., Myhr, A.I., Hilbeck, A., Breckling, B., Dalgaard, T., Stachow, U., Catacora-Vargas, G., Bøhn, T., Quist, D., Darvas, B., Dudel, G., Oehen, B., Meyer, H., Henle, K., Wynne, B., Metzger, M.J., Knäbe, S., Settele, J., Székács, A., Wurbs, A., Bernard, J., Murphy-Bokern, D., Buiatti, M., Giovannetti, M., Debeljak, M., Andersen, E., Paetz, A., Dzeroski, S., Tappeser, B., van Gestel, C.A.M., Wosniok, W., Séralini, G.-E., Aslaksen, I., Pesch, R., Maly, S., Werner, A. (2012). A framework for a European network for a systematic environmental impact assessment of genetically modified organisms (GMO). BioRisk 7, 73-97.

Holmstrup, M., Sørensen, J.G., Maraldo, K., Schmidt, I.K., Mason, S., Tietema, A., Smith, A.R., Emmett, B., Schmelz, R.M., Bataillon, T., Beier, C., Ehlers, B.K. (2012). Increased frequency of drought reduces species richness of enchytraeid communities in both wet and dry heathland soils. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 53, 43-49.

Kattwinkel, M., Römbke, J., Liess, M. (2012). Ecological recovery of populations of vulnerable species driving the risk assessment of pesticides. Supporting Publication 2012:EN-338. 98 pp. [read more]

Krüger, O., Kalbe, U., Richter, E., Egeler, P., Römbke, J., Berger, W. (2012). Method development for the ecotoxicological risk assessment of artificial outdoor sporting grounds. Environmental Pollution 175, 69-74.

Lumaret, J-P., Errouissi, F., Floate, K., Römbke, J., Wardhaugh, K. (2012). A review on the toxicity and non-target effects of macrocyclic lactones in the terrestrial and aquatic environment.  Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology 13, 1004-1060.

Moser, T., Förster, B., Frankenbach, S., Marques, R., Römbke, J., Schmidt, P., Höfer, H. (2012). Nematode assemblages in banana (Musa acuminata) monocultures and banana plantations with Juçara palms (Euterpe edulis) in the southern Mata Atlântica, Brazil. Nematology 14, 371-384.

Peijnenburg, W., Capri, E., Kula, C., Liess, M., Luttik, R., Montforts, M., Nienstedt, K., Römbke, J., Sousa, J.P., Jensen, J. (2012). Evaluation of exposure metrics for effect assessment of soil invertebrates. Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology 42, 1862-1893.

Römbke, J., Beck, L. (2012). Ecotoxicological evaluation of selected forest plots in Baden-Württemberg (Germany): influence of emissions of potential toxic substances from a highway on oligochaetes. Landbauforschung – vTI Agricultural and Forestry Research, Special Issue 357, 27-38.

Römbke, J., Blick, T., Dorow, W.H.O. (2012). Die Regenwürmer (Lumbricidae) des Naturwaldreservats Kinzigaue (Hessen). Untersuchungszeitraum 1999–2001. In: Blick, T., Dorow, W.H.O., Kopelke, J.-P. (eds.), Kinzigaue. Zoologische Untersuchungen 1999–2001, Teil 1. Naturwaldreservate in Hessen 12, 23-51.

Römbke, J., Jänsch, S., Ross-Nickoll, M., Toschki, A., Höfer, H., Horak, F., Russell, D., Burkhardt, U., Schmitt, H. (2012). Erfassung und Analyse des Bodenzustands im Hinblick auf die Umsetzung und Weiterentwicklung der Nationalen Biodiversitätsstrategie. UBA-Texte 33/2012. 386 pp. Appendix: UBA-Texte 34/2012. 165 pp.

Römbke, J., Scheffczyk, A., Blanckenhorn, W., Lumaret, J.-P. (2012). Untersuchungen subletaler Endpunkte an Dungorganismen im Rahmen des Vollzugs des Arzneimittelgesetzes. UBA/Texte 51/2012.  40 pp.

Smit, C.E., Moser, T., Römbke, J. (2012). A new OECD test guideline for the predatory soil mite Hypoaspis aculeifer: results of an international ring test. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety 82, 56-62.


Becker, L., Scheffczyk, A., Förster, B., Oehlmann, J., Princz, J., Römbke, J., Moser, T. (2011). Effects of boric acid on various microbes, plants, and soil invertebrates. Journal of Soils and Sediments 11, 238-248.

Busch, W., Duis, K., Fenske, M., Maack, G., Legler, J., Padilla, S., Strähle, U., Witters, H., Scholz, S. (2011). Meeting report: the zebrafish embryo model in toxicology and teratology, September 2-3, 2010, Karlsruhe, Germany. Reproductive Toxicology 31, 585-588.

Chelinho, S., Domene, X., Campana, P., Natal-da-Luz, T., Scheffczyk, A., Römbke, J., Andrés, P., Sousa, J.P. (2011). Improving ecological risk assessment in the Mediterranean area: selection of reference soils and evaluating the influence of soil properties on avoidance and reproduction of two oligochaete species. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 30, 1050-1058.

Coors, A., Frische, T. (2011). Predicting the aquatic toxicity of commercial pesticide mixtures. Environmental Sciences Europe 2011, 23:22.

Domene, X., Chelinho, S., Campana, P., Natal-da-Luz, T., Alcañiz, J., Andrés, P., Römbke, J., Sousa, P. (2011). Influence of soil properties on the performance of Folsomia candida: implications for its use in soil ecotoxicology testing. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 30, 1497-1505.

Förster, B., Boxall, A., Coors, A., Jensen, J., Liebig, M., Pope, L., Moser, T., Römbke, J. (2011). Fate and effects of ivermectin on soil invertebrates in terrestrial model ecosystems. Ecotoxicology 20, 234-245.

Garcia, M., Scheffczyk, A., Garcia, T., Römbke, J. (2011).The effects of the insecticide lambda-cyhalothrin on the earthworm Eisenia fetida under experimental conditions of tropical and temperate regions. Environmental Pollution 159, 398-400.

Jänsch, S., Römbke, J., Hilbeck, A., Weiß, G., Teichmann, H., Tappeser, B. (2011). Assessing the potential risks of transgenic plants for non-target invertebrates in Europe: a review of classification approaches of the receiving environment. BioRisk 6, 19-40.

Jansen, M., Stoks, R., Coors, A., van Doorslaer, W., De Meester, L. (2011). Collateral damage: rapid exposure-induced evolution of pesticide resistance leads to increased susceptibility to parasites. Evolution 65, 2681-2691.

Jansen, M., Coors, A., Stoks, R., De Meester L. (2011). Evolutionary ecotoxicology of pesticide resistance: a case study in Daphnia. Ecotoxicology 20, 543-551.

Knacker, T., Coors, A. (2011). Ökotoxikologische Bewertung von anthropogenen Stoffen. Acatech Materialien Nr. 11, Munich, Germany.

Moser, H., Römbke, J., Donnevert, G., Becker, R. (2011). Evaluation of biological methods for a future methodological implementation of the hazard criterion H14 ‘ecotoxic’ in the European waste list (2000/532/EC). Waste Management and Research 29, 180-187.

Römbke, T., Römbke, J., Russell, D. (2011). Effects of temperature increases on the feeding activity of two species of isopods (Porcellio scaber, Porcellionides pruinosus) in laboratory tests. Soil Organisms 83, 211-220.

Schmelz, R.M., Collado R., Römbke, J. (2011). Mata Atlântica enchytraeids (Enchytraeidae, Oligochaeta): A new genus, Xetadrilus gen. nov., with three new species, and four new species of Guaranidrilus. Černosvitov (Enchytraeidae, Oligochaeta). Zootaxa 2838, 1-29.

Stegger, P., Ebke, K.P., Römbke, J. (2011). Boric acid as alternative reference substance for earthworm field tests. Journal of Soils and Sediments 11, 330-335.


Blanckenhorn, W.U., Pemberton, A. J., Bussière, L.F., Römbke, J., Floate, K.D. (2010). A review of the natural history and laboratory culture methods of the yellow dung fly, Scathophaga stercoraria. Journal of Insect Science 10:11.

Coors, A., De Meester, L. (2010). Fitness and virulence of a bacterial endoparasite in an environmentally stressed crustacean host. Parasitology 138, 122-131.

Egeler, P., Gilberg, D., Fink, G., Duis, K. (2010). Chronic toxicity of ivermectin to the benthic invertebrates Chironomus riparius and Lumbriculus variegatus. Journal of Soils and Sediments 10, 368-376.

Egeler, P., Henry, K.S., Riedhammer, C. (2010). Potential effects of food addition to sediment on test conditions in sediment toxicity tests. Journal of Soils and Sediments 10, 377-388.

Höfer, H., Bihn, J., Borges, C., de Britez, R.M., Brandl, R., Fabry, R., Jetzkowitz, J., Kahle, H-P., Marques, R., Ottermanns, R., Paulsch, D., Römbke, J., Roß-Nickoll, M., Verhaagh, M. (2010). InBioVeritas – valuating nature in the southern Mata Atlântica of Brazil. Procedia Environmental Science 9, 64-71.

Jansen, M., Stoks, R., Coors, A., De Meester, L. (2010). No evidence for a cost of selection by carbaryl exposure in terms of vulnerability to fish predation in Daphnia magna. Hydrobiologia 643, 123-128.

Jansen, M., Stoks, R., Decaestecker, E., Coors, A., Van De Meutter, F., De Meester, L. (2010). Local exposure shapes spatial patterns in infectivity and community structure of Daphnia parasites. Journal of Animal Ecology 79, 1023-1033.

Jeffery, S., Gardi, C., Jones, A., Montanarella, L., Marmo, L., Miko, L., Ritz, K., Peres, G., Römbke, J., van der Putten, W.H. (eds.) (2010). European atlas of soil biodiversity. European Commission, Publications Office of the European Union, Luxembourg. 128 pp.

Junker, T., Paatzsch, C., Knacker, T. (2010). A water-sediment screening tool for measuring biodegradation of organic chemicals. Science of the Total Environment 408, 3803-3810.

Knacker, T., Boettcher, M., Frische, T., Rufli, H., Stolzenberg, H.-C., Teigeler, M., Zok, S., Braunbeck, T., Schäfers, C. (2010). Environmental effect assessment for sexual endocrine-disrupting chemicals: fish testing strategy. Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management 6, 653-662.

Küster, A., Alder, A.C., Escher, B., Duis, K., Fenner, K., Garric, J., Hutchinson, T.H., Lapen, D.R., Péry, A., Römbke, J., Snape, J., Ternes, T., Topp, E., Wehrhan, A., Knacker, T. (2010). Environmental risk assessment of human pharmaceuticals in the European Union – a case study with the β-blocker atenolol. Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management 6 (Suppl. 1), 514-523.

Liebig, M., Alonso Fernandez, Á., Blübaum-Gronau, E., Boxall, A., Brinke, M., Carbonell, G., Egeler, P., Fenner, K., Fernandez, C., Fink, G., Garric, J., Halling-Sørensen, B., Knacker, T., Krogh, K.A., Küster, A., Löffler, D., Porcel Cots, M.Á., Pope, L., Prasse, C., Römbke, J., Rönnefahrt, I., Schneider, M.K., Schweitzer, N., Tarazona, J.V., Ternes, T.A., Traunspurger, W., Wehrhan, A., Duis, K. (2010). Environmental risk assessment of ivermectin: a case study. Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management 6 (Suppl. 1), 567-587.

Müller, R., Bandow, C., Seeland, A., Fennel, D., Coors, A., Ebke, P.K., Förster, B., Martinez-Arbizu, P., Moser, T., Oetken, M., Renz, J., Römbke, J., Schulz, N., Oehlmann, J. (2010). BiKF AdaMus: a novel research project studying the response and adaptive potential of single species and communities to climate change in combination with other stressors. Journal of Soils and Sediments 10, 718-721.

Oakes, K.D., Coors, A., Escher, B., Fenner, K., Garric, J., Gust, M., Knacker, T., Küster, A., Kussatz, C., Metcalfe, C.D., Monteiro, S., Moon, T.W., Mennigen, J.A., Parrott, J., Péry, A.R.R., Ramil, M., Roennefahrt, I., Tarazona, J.V., Sanchez Arguello, P., Ternes, T., Trudeau, V.L., Boucard, T., Van Der Kraak, G.J., Servos, M.R. (2010). Environmental risk assessment for the serotonin re-uptake inhibitor fluoxetine: case study using the European risk assessment framework. Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management 6 (Suppl. 1), 524-539.

Römbke, J., Krogh, K.A., Moser, T., Scheffczyk, A., Liebig, M. (2010). Effects of the veterinary pharmaceutical ivermectin on soil invertebrates in laboratory tests. Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 58, 332-340.

Römbke, J., Coors, A., Alonso Fernández, A., Förster, B., Fernández, C., Jensen, J., Lumaret, J.-P., Porcel Cots, M.A., Liebig, M. (2010). Effects of the parasiticide ivermectin on the structure and function of dung and soil invertebrate communities in the field (Madrid, Spain). Applied Soil Ecology 45, 284-292.

Römbke, J., Barrett, K., Blanckenhorn, W.U., Hargreaves, T., Kadiri, N., Knäbe, S., Lehmhus, J., Lumaret, J.-P., Rosenkranz, B., Scheffczyk, A., Sekine, T. (2010). Results of an international ring test with the dung fly Musca autumnalis in support of a new OECD test guideline. Science of the Total Environment 408, 4102-4106.

Römbke, J., Jänsch, S., Meier, M., Hilbeck, A., Teichmann, H., Tappeser, B. (2010). General recommendations for soil ecotoxicological tests suitable for the environmental risk assessment of genetically modified plants. Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management 6, 287-300.

Schmitt, H., Boucard, T., Garric, J., Jensen, J., Parrott, J., Péry, A., Römbke, J., Straub, J.O., Hutchinson, T.H., Sánchez-Argüello, P., Wenmalm, Å., Duis, K. (2010). Recommendations on the environmental risk assessment of pharmaceuticals – effect characterization. Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management 6 (Suppl. 1), 588-602.

Schweitzer, N., Fink, G., Ternes, T.A., Duis, K. (2010). Effects of ivermectin-spiked cattle dung on a water-sediment system with the aquatic invertebrates Daphnia magna and Chironomus riparius. Aquatic Toxicology 97, 304-313.

Slootweg, T., Alvinerie, M., Egeler, P., Gilberg, D., Kukkonen, J.V.K., Oehlmann, J., Prasse, C., Sormunen, A.J., Liebig M. (2010): Bioaccumulation of ivermectin from natural and artificial sediments in the benthic organism Lumbriculus variegatus. Journal of Soils and Sediments 10, 1611-1622.

Smith, B.A., Egeler, P., Gilberg, D., Hendershot, W., Stephenson, G.L. (2010). Uptake and elimination of cadmium and zinc by Eisenia andrei during exposure to low concentrations in artificial soil. Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 59, 264-273.

Stalter, D., Magedeburg, A., Weil, M., Knacker, T., Oehlmann, J. (2010). Toxication or detoxication? In vivo toxicity assessment of ozonation as advanced wastewater treatment with the rainbow trout. Water Research 44, 439-448.

Tarazona, J.V., Escher, B.I., Giltrow, E., Sumpter, J.P., Knacker, T. (2010). Targeting the environmental risk assessment of pharmaceuticals: facts and fantasies. Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management 6 (Suppl. 1), 603-613.


Bontje, D., Kooi, B.W., Liebig, M., Kooijman, S.A.L.M. (2009). Modelling long-term ecotoxicological effects on an algal population under dynamic nutrient stress. Water Research 43, 3292-3300.

Coors, A., Vanoverbeke, J., De Bie, T., De Meester, L. (2009). Land use, genetic diversity and toxicant tolerance in natural populations of Daphnia magna. Aquatic Toxicology 95, 71-79.

Feld, C.K., Martins da Silva, P., Sousa, J.P., De Bello, F., Bugter, R., Grandin, U., Hering, D., Lavorel, S., Mountford, O., Pardo, I., Pärtel, M., Römbke, J., Sandin, L., Jones, B., Harrison, P. (2009). Indicators of biodiversity and ecosystem services: a synthesis across ecosystems and spatial scales. Oikos 118, 1862-1871.

Höss, S., Jänsch, S., Moser, T., Junker, T., Römbke, J. (2009). Assessing the toxicity of contaminated soils using the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans as test organism. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety 72, 1811-1818.

Kuperman, R.K., Checkai, R.T., Garcia, M.V., Römbke, J., Stephenson, G., Sousa, J.P. (2009). Ecotoxicological assessment of contaminated land: the state-of-practice and the way forward. Pesquisa Agropecuária Brasileira 44, 811-824.

Moser, H., Römbke, J. (eds.) (2009). Ecotoxicological characterisation of waste – results and experiences of an European ring test. Springer, New York. 308 pp.

Moser, T., Frankenbach, S. (2009). Methodological adaption for nematodes in forest soils of the southern Mata Atlântica. Pesquisa Agropecuária Brasileira 44, 975-980.

Römbke, J., Floate, K.D., Jochmann, R., Schäfer, M.A., Puniamoorthy, N., Knäbe, S., Lehmhus, J., Rosenkranz, B., Scheffczyk, A., Schmidt, T., Sharples, A., Blanckenhorn, W.U. (2009). Lethal and sublethal toxic effects of a test chemical (ivermectin) on the yellow dung fly (Scathophaga stercoraria) based on a standardized international ring test. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 28, 2117-2124.

Römbke, J., Moser, T., Moser, H. (2009). Ecotoxicological characterization of 12 incineration ashes (MWI) using 6 laboratory tests. Waste Management 29, 2475-2482.

Römbke, J., Schmitt, P., Hoefer, H. (2009). The earthworm fauna of forests and anthropogenic habitats in the coastal region of Paraná (southern Mata Atlântica), an example of sincere biodiversity reduction. Pesquisa Agropecuária Brasileira 44, 1040-1049.

Römbke, J., Schmelz, R., Knäbe, S. (2009). Field studies for the assessment of pesticides with soil mesofauna, in particular enchytraeids, mites and nematodes: design and first results. Soil Organisms 81, 237-264.

Schmelz, R.M., Collado, R., Römbke, J. (2009). Enchytraeid studies in the Southern Mata Atlântica (Brazil): mutual benefits for ecology and taxonomy. Pesquisa Agropecuária Brasileira 44, 861-867.

Weil, M., Scholz, S., Zimmer, M., Sacher, F., Duis, K. (2009). Gene expression analysis in zebrafish embryos: a potential approach to predict effect concentrations in the fish early life stage test. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 28, 1970-1978.


Amorim, M.J.B., Novais, S., Römbke, J., Soares, A.M.V.M. (2008). Enchytraeus albidus (Enchytraeidae): a test organism in a standardised avoidance test? Effects of different chemical substances. Environment International 34, 363-371.

Amorim, M.J.B., Novais, S., Römbke, J., Soares, A.M.V.M. (2008). Avoidance test with Enchytraeus albidus (Enchytraeidae, Oligochaeta): Effects of different exposure time and soil properties. Environmental Pollution 155, 112-116.

Coors, A., Decaestecker, E., Jansen, M.J.D., De Meester, L. (2008). Pesticide exposure strongly enhances parasite virulence in an invertebrate host model. Oikos 117, 1840-1846.

Coors, A., De Meester, L. (2008). Synergistic, antagonistic and additive effects of multiple stressors: predation threat, parasitism and pesticide exposure in Daphnia magna. Journal of Applied Ecology 45, 1820-1828.

Filser, J., Koehler, H., Ruf, A., Römbke, J., Prinzing, A., Schäfer, M. (2008). Ecological theory meets soil ecotoxicology: a challenge and a chance. Basic and Applied Ecology 9, 346-355.

Garcia, M., Römbke, J., Torres De Brito, M.V., Scheffczyk, A. (2008). Effects of three pesticides on the avoidance behaviour of earthworms in laboratory tests performed under tropical conditions. Environmental Pollution 153, 450-456.

Hilbeck, A., Jänsch, S., Meier, M.S., Römbke, J. (2008). Analysis and validation of present ecotoxicological test methods and strategies for the risk assessment of genetically modified plants. BfN-Skripten 236. Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN), Bonn, Germany. 116 pp. [read more]

Kooi, B.W., Bontje, D., Liebig, M. (2008). Model analysis of a simple aquatic ecosystem with sublethal toxic effects. Mathematical Biosciences and Engineering 5, 771-787.

Kools, S.A.E., Boxall, A.B.A., Moltmann, J.F., Bryning, G., Koschorrek, J., Knacker, T. (2008). A ranking of European veterinary medicines based on environmental risks. Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management 4, 399-408.

Liebig, M., Schmidt, G., Bontje, D., Kooi, B.W., Streck, G., Traunspurger, W., Knacker, T. (2008). Direct and indirect effects of pollutants on algae and algivorous ciliates in an aquatic indoor microcosm. Aquatic Toxicology 88, 102-110.

Natal-da-Luz, T., Amorim, M.J., Römbke, J., Sousa, J.P. (2008). Improving avoidance tests with earthworms and springtails: defining the minimum exposure time to observe a significant response. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety 71, 545-551.

Natal-da-Luz, T., Römbke, J., Sousa, J.P. (2008). Avoidance tests in site-specific assessment – influence of soil properties on the avoidance response of Collembola and earthworms. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 27, 1112-1117.

Reuschenbach, P., Silvani, P., Dammann, M., Warnecke, D., Knacker, T. (2008). ECOSAR model performance with a large test set of industrial chemicals. Chemosphere 71, 1986-1995.

Schmelz, R.M., Collado, R., Römbke, J. (2008). Mata Atlântica enchytraeids (Paraná, Brazil): The genus Achaeta (Oligochaeta, Enchytraeidae). Zootaxa 1809, 1-35.

Schmitt, P., Dickow, K., Alineia Rocha, A., Marques, R., Scheuermann, L., Römbke, J., Förster, B., Höfer, H. (2008). Soil macrofauna and decomposition rates in southern Mata Atlantica rainforests. Ecotropica 14, 89-100.

Steiner, C., Das, K.C., Garcia, M., Förster, B., Zech, W. (2008). Charcoal and smoke extraxt stimulate the soil microbial community in a highly weathered xanthic ferralsol. Pedobiologia 51, 359-366.

Van Wensem, J., Amorim, M., Römbke, J. (2008). Soil protection in Europe. Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management 4, 519-520.


Egeler, P., Römbke, J. (2007). Oligochaete (microdrile) worms in ecotoxicology, in particular their use for the environmental risk assessment of pesticides in the European Union. Acta Hydrobiologica Sinica 31 (Suppl.), 151-162.

Garric, J., Vollat, B., Duis, K., Péry, A., Junker, T., Ramil, M., Fink, G., Ternes, T.A. (2007). Effects of the parasiticide ivermectin on the cladoceran Daphnia magna and the green alga Pseudokirchneriella subcapitata. Chemosphere 69, 903-910.

Jänsch, S., Römbke, J., Schallnaß, H.-J., Terytze, K. (2007). Derivation of soil values for the path ‘soil – soil organisms’ for metals and selected organic compounds using species sensitivity distributions. Environmental Science and Pollution Research 14, 308-318.

Klaschka, U., Liebig, M., Knacker, T. (2007). Eco-labelling of shampoos, shower gels and foam baths. Environmental Science and Pollution Research 14, 24-29.

Lumaret, J.-P., Alvinerie, M., Hempel, H., Schallnass, H.-J., Claret, D., Römbke, J. (2007). New screening test to predict the potential impact of ivermectin-contaminated cattle dung on dung beetles. Veterinary Research 38, 15-24.

Mages, M., von Tümpling, W., van der Veen, A., Baborowski, M. (2007). Element determination in natural biofilms of mine drainage water by total reflection X-ray fluorescence spectrometry. Spectrochimica Acta B 61, 1146-1152.

Moser, T., Römbke, J., Schallnass, H.-J., van Gestel, C.A.M. (2007). The use of the multivariate principal response curve (PRC) for community level analysis: a case study on the effects of carbendazim on enchytraeids in terrestrial model ecosystems (TME). Ecotoxicology 16, 573-583.

Römbke, J., Jänsch, S., Junker, T., Pohl, B., Scheffczyk, A., Schallnaß, H.-J. (2007). The effect of tributyltin-oxide on earthworms, springtails and plants in artificial and natural soils. Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 52, 525-534.

Römbke, J., Collado, R., Schmelz, R.M. (2007). Abundance, distribution and indicator potential of enchytraeid (Enchytraeidae, Clitellata) in secondary forests and pastures of the Mata Atlântica (Paraná, Brazil). Acta Hydrobiologica Sinica 31 (Suppl.), 139-150.

Römbke, J., Garcia, M.V., Scheffczyk, A. (2007). The effects of the fungicide benomyl on earthworms in laboratory tests under tropical and temperate conditions. Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 53, 590-598.

Römbke, J., Hempel, H., Scheffczyk, A., Schallnaß, H.-J., Alvinerie, M., Lumaret, J.-P. (2007). Environmental risk assessment of veterinary pharmaceuticals: development of a standard laboratory test with the dung beetle Aphodius constans. Chemosphere 70, 57-64.

Römbke, J., Hempel, H., Scheffczyk, A., Schallnaß, H.-J., Alvinerie, M., Lumaret, J.-P. (2007). Entwicklung eines standardisierten Labortests für Dungkäfer (Aphodius constans) zur Prüfung der Ökotoxizität von Tierarzneimitteln. Umweltwissenschaften und Schadstoff-Forschung 19, 197-205.


Coors, A., Kuckelkorn, J., Hammers-Wirtz, M., Strauss, T. (2006). Application of in-situ bioassays with macrophytes in aquatic mesocosm studies. Ecotoxicology 15, 583-591.

Förster, B., Garcia, M., Schallnaß, H.-J. (2006).Respiration rates of soil invertebrates from temperate and tropical zones as measured by infrared gas analysis. Ecotropica 12, 27-33.

Förster, B., Muroya, K., Garcia, M. (2006). Plant growth and microbial activity in a tropical soil amended with faecal pellets from millipedes and woodlice. Pedobiologia 50, 281-290.

Förster, B., Garcia, M.V.B., Höfer, H., Francimari, O., Römbke, J. (2006). Effects of carbendazim and lambda-cyhalothrin on soil invertebrates and leaf litter decomposition in semi-field and field tests under tropical conditions (Amazônia, Brazil). European Journal of Soil Biology 42, 171-179.

Frampton, G.K., Jänsch, S., Scott-Fordsmand, J.J., Römbke, J., Van den Brink, P.J. (2006).Effects of pesticides on soil invertebrates in laboratory studies: a review and analysis using species sensitivity distributions. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 25, 2480-2489.

Hempel, H., Scheffczyk, A., Schallnass, H.-J., Lumaret, J.-P., Alvinerie, M., Römbke, J. (2006). Effects of four veterinary pharmaceuticals on the dung beetle Aphodius constans in the laboratory. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 25, 3155-3163.

Jänsch, S., Frampton, G.K., Römbke, J., Van den Brink, P.J., Scott-Fordsmand, J.J. (2006). Effects of pesticides on soil invertebrates in model ecosystem and field studies: A review and comparison with laboratory toxicity data. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 25, 2490-2501.

Junker, T., Alexy, R., Knacker, T., Kümmerer, K. (2006). Biodegradability of 14C-labeled antibiotics in a modified laboratory scale sewage treatment plant at environmentally relevant concentrations. Environmental Science and Technology 40, 318-324.

Kalsch, W., Junker, T., Römbke, J. (2006). A chronic plant test for the assessment of contaminated soils. Part 1: Method development. Journal of Soils and Sediments 6, 37-45.

Kalsch, W., Junker, T., Römbke, J. (2006). A chronic plant test for the assessment of contaminated soils. Part II: Testing of contaminated soils. Journal of Soils and Sediments 6, 92-101.

Kula, C., Heimbach, F., Riepert, F., Römbke, J. (2006). Technical recommendations for the update of the ISO earthworm field test guideline (ISO 11268-3). Journal of Soils and Sediments 6, 182-186.

Kuperman, R.K., Amorim, M.J.B., Römbke, J., Lanno, R., Checkai, R.T., Dodard, S.G., Sunahara, G.I., Scheffczyk, A. (2006). Adaptation of the Enchytraeid toxicity test for use with natural soil types. European Journal of Soil Biology 42, 234-243.

Liebig, M., Moltmann, J.F., Knacker, T. (2006). Evaluation of measured and predicted environmental concentrations of selected human pharmaceuticals and personal care products. Environmental Science and Pollution Research 13, 110-119.

Preuss, T.G., Gehrhardt, J., Schirmer, K., Coors, A., Rubach, M., Russ, A., Jones, P.D., Giesy, J.P., Ratte, H.T. (2006). Nonylphenol isomers differ in estrogenic activity. Environmental Science and Technology 40, 5147-5163.

Römbke, J., Jänsch, S., Junker, T., Pohl, B., Scheffczyk, A., Schallnaß, H.-J. (2006). Improvement of the applicability of ecotoxicological tests with earthworms, springtails, and plants for the assessment of metals in natural soils. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 25, 776-787.

Römbke, J., Jänsch, S., Scroggins, R. (2006). Identification of potential organisms of relevance to Canadian boreal forest and northern lands for testing of contaminated soils. Environmental Reviews 14, 137-167.

Römbke, J. (2006). Tools and techniques for the assessment of ecotoxicological impacts of contaminants in the terrestrial environment. Human and Ecological Risk Assessment 12, 84-101.

Römbke, J., Sousa, J.P., Schouten, T., Riepert, F. (2006). Monitoring of soil organisms: a set of standardised field methods proposed by ISO. European Journal of Soil Biology 42, 61-64.

Römbke, J., Höfer, H., Garcia, M.V.B., Martius, C. (2006).Feeding activities of soil organisms at four different forest sites in Amazonia using the bait lamina method. Journal of Tropical Ecology 22, 313-320.

Römbke, J., Jänsch, S., Schallnaß, H.-J., Terytze, K. (2006). Bodenwerte für den Pfad ‘Boden – Bodenorganismen’ für 19 Schadstoffe. Bodenschutz 4/2006, 112-116.

Römbke, J., Eisenträger, A., Hund-Rinke, K., Jänsch, S., Neumann-Hensel, H., Schallnaß, H.-J. (2006). Erprobung und Vorbereitung einer praktischen Nutzung ökotoxikologischer Testsysteme. Sidus-Verlag, Limburg, Germany. 372 pp.

Van der Veen, A., Ahlers, J., Zachmann, D.W., Friese, K. (2006). Spatial distribution and bonding forms of heavy metals in sediments along the middle course of the River Elbe (km 287…390). Acta Hydrochica et Hydrobiologica 34, 214-222.


Amorim, M.J.B., Römbke, J., Schallnass, H.-J., Soares, A.M.V.M. (2005). Effect of soil properties and aging on the toxicity of copper for Enchytraeus albidus, Enchytraeus luxuriosus and Folsomia candida. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 24, 1875-1885.

Amorim, M.J.B., Römbke, J., Soares, A.M.V.M. (2005). Avoidance behaviour of Enchytraeus albidus: effects of benomyl, carbendazim, phenmedipham and different soil types. Chemosphere 59, 501-510.

Amorim, M.J.B., Römbke, J., Scheffczyk, A., Soares, A.M.V.M. (2005). Effect of different soil types on the enchytraeids Enchytraeus albidus and Enchytraeus luxuriosus using the herbicide phenmedipham. Chemosphere 61, 1102-1114.

Amorim, M.J.B., Römbke, J., Scheffczyk, A., Nogueira, A.J.A., Soares, A.M.V.M. (2005). Effects of different soil types on the collembolans Folsomia candida and Hypogastrura assimilis using the herbicide phenmedipham. Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 49, 343-352.

Beck, L., Römbke, J., Breure, A.M., Mulder, C. (2005). Considerations for the use of ecological classification and assessment concepts in soil protection. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety 62, 189-200.

Breure, A.M., Mulder, C., Römbke, J., Ruf, A. (2005). Ecological classification and assessment concepts in soil protection. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety 62, 211-229.

Feiler, U., Ahlf, W., Hoess, S., Hollert, H., Neumann-Hensel, H., Meller, M., Weber, J., Heininger, P. (2005).The SeKT joint research project: definition of reference conditions, control sediments and toxicity thresholds for limnic sediment contact tests. Environmental Science and Pollution Reseach 12, 257-258.

Jänsch, S., Amorim, M.J., Römbke, J. (2005). Identification of the ecological requirements of important terrestrial ecotoxicological test species. Environmental Reviews 13, 51-83.

Jänsch, S., Römbke, J., Garcia, M. (2005). Acute and chronic isopod testing using tropical Porcellionides pruinosus and three model pesticides. European Journal of Soil Biology 41, 143-152.

Jänsch, S., Römbke, J., Didden, W. (2005). The use of enchytraeids in ecological soil classification and assessment concepts. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety 62, 266-277.

Jergentz, S., Mugni, H., Bonetto, C., Schultz, R. (2005). Insecticides in runoff and stream water of small agricultural streams in the main soybean area of Argentina. Chemosphere 61, 817-826.

Jessen-Hesse, V., Römbke, J., Jänsch, S., Hund-Rinke, K., Terytze, K. (2005). Auswahl und Charakterisierung von Böden zur Optimierung der Anwendung ökotoxikologischer Testmethoden bei der Beurteilung potentiell belasteter Standorte. Bodenschutz 4/2005, 110-116.

Klemm, W., Greif, A., Broekaert, J.A.C., Siemens, V., Junge, F.W., van der Veen, A., Schultze, M., Duffek, A. (2005). A study on arsenic and the heavy metals in the Mulde river system. Acta Hydrochimica et Hydrobiologica 33, 475-491.

Knacker, T., Duis, K., Ternes, T., Fenner, K., Escher, B., Schmitt, H., Römbke, J., Garric, J., Hutchinson, T., Boxall, A.B.A. (2005). The EU-project ERAPharm. Incentives for the further development of guidance documents? Environmental Science and Pollution Research 12, 62-65.

Liebig, M., Egeler, P., Oehlmann, J., Knacker, T. (2005). Bioaccumulation of 14C-17α-ethinylestradiol by the aquatic oligochaete Lumbriculus variegatus in spiked artificial sediment. Chemosphere 59, 271-280.

Löffler, D., Römbke, J., Meller, M., Ternes, T. (2005). Environmental fate of pharmaceuticals in water/sediment systems. Environmental Science and Technology 39, 5209-5218.

Römbke, J., Breure, A.M. (2005). Status and outlook of ecological soil classification and assessment concepts. Ecotoxicolgy and Environmental Safety 62, 300-308.

Römbke, J., Breure, A.M., Mulder, C., Rutgers, M. (2005). Legislation and ecological quality of soil: implementation of biological indication systems in Europe. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety 62, 201-210.

Römbke, J., Jänsch, S., Didden, W. (2005). The use of earthworms in ecological soil classification and assessment concepts. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety 62, 249-265.

Schmelz, R.M., Römbke, J. (2005). Three new species of Hemienchytraeus (Enchytraeidae, Oligochaeta) from Amazonian forest soil. Journal of Natural History 39, 2967-2986.

Van den Brink, P.J., Tarazona, J.V., Solomon, K.R., Knacker, T., Van den Brink, N.W., Brock, T.C.M., Hoogland, J.P. (2005). The use of terrestrial and aquatic microcosms and mesocosms for the ecological risk assessment of veterinary medicinal products. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 24, 820-829.