Steinbeis-Transferzentrum Prof. Dr. Rita Triebskorn




Main Topics

  • Effects of environmental stressors including xenobiotics (drugs, pesticides, temperature, microplastics) in aquatic and terrestrial organisms
  • Ecotoxicological and limnological characterization of freshwater ecosystems
  • Effects and side-effects of pesticides in target and non-target organisms
  • Ecotoxicological tests with isolated substances or xenobiotic mixtures in laboratory, semi-field and field experiments
  • Biomarkers in fish, terrestrial invertebrates (gastropods, isopods, myriapods, annelida) and aquatic invertebrates (gastropods, amphipods) as diagnostic tools in aquatic and terrestrial risk assessment
  • Ultrastructural effects resulting from environmental stress in fish and invertebrates
  • Mode of action of molluscicides
  • Efficiency control in food additives especially for fish (aquaculture, aquaristics)
  • Efficiency control of renaturation activities


Project Examples



  • 2020-2022 Literature study on effects of trace substances on aquatic organisms in flowing waters and recommendations for effect-based trace substance monitoring. LAWA, Länder funding program "Water, Soil and Waste" 2020.
  • 2015-2020 Coordination of the joint project SchussenAktivplus on the efficiency of the 4th treatment stage at wastewater treatment plants.
  • 2016-2019 MiWa: Mikroplastik im Wasserkreislauf (BMBF); research partner
  • 2015-2020 Effect-Net (MWK Baden-Württemberg); research partner
  • 2014-2016 EFF-PHARM (UBA): coordinator of 5 partners and research partner
  • 2015-2016 SchussenAktivplus+ (Ministry of the Environment, Baden-Württemberg): coordinator of 5 partners and research partner
  • 2012-2015 RiSKWa consortium SchussenAktivplus (BMBF): coordinator of 21 partners and research partner
  • 2010-2012 SchussenAktiv (Ministry of the Environment, Baden-Württemberg): coordinator of 11 partners and research partner
  • 2000-2003 XehoGamm (UBA); research partner
  • 1995-2000 Valimar: (BMBF): coordinator 9 partners and research partner


  • Efficiency control of new molluscicidal baits; studies on mode of action (private agencies)
  • Efficiency control of fish diets or diet additives for protected and endangered species(public authorities)and for aquaristics (private companies)
  • Cause analysis: Fish health in Baden-Württemberg

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