Dr. Verena C. Schreiner


Building I, Room 2.27
Fortstr. 7
76829 Landau


Tel.: +49 6341 280 31558
E-Mail: schreiner.verena (at) rptu.de


  • Scientist
  • Responsible for scientific aspects of the ecotoxicology lab

Additional information

  • Anthropogenic stressors, focus on pesticides
  • Aquatic ecology and ecotoxicology
  • Freshwater macroinvertebrates
  • Passive sampling
  • UWI3a Messung von Umweltparametern – Limnologie
  • Indicator Organisms: aquatic macroinvertebrates
  • Course assistance in identification of animals, animal systematics, and adaptation of animals at the Universities of Heidelberg and Marburg (2010 – 2012)
since 05.2020Responsible for scientific aspects of the ecotoxicology lab
since 05.2020Postdoctoral researcher in the group of Quantitative Landscape Ecology at the University Koblenz Landau, Campus Landau
since 03.2018Participation in the Nationwide Monitoring of Small Streams (https://www.ufz.de/kgm/)
06.2014 - 0.5.2020PhD student in the group of Quantitative Landscape Ecology at the University Koblenz Landau, Campus Landau
01.2014 - 05.2014Research assistant in the work group of Quantitative Landscape Ecology, University of Koblenz-Landau, Campus Landau
11.2013 - 12.2013Research assistant at Senckenberg Research Station Gelnhausen, Conservation Management
01.2013 - 10.2013Research assistant at Senckenberg Research Station Gelnhausen, River Ecosystem Management
10.2010 - 12.2012Master of Science Organismic Biology, University of Marburg (Thesis: Variation in diet of Isoperla sp. (Plecoptera) and Rhyacophila sp. (Trichoptera) larvae across an elevational gradient)
09.2007 - 09.2010Bachelor of Science Biology, University of Heidelberg (Thesis: Der Heidelberger Mühlbach – ein Biotop in Gefahr: Ökologie und Ökotoxikologie eines vom Menschen stark beeinflussten Baches)


  • Schreiner, V.C., Bakanov, N., Kattwinkel, M., Könemann, S., Kunz, S., Vermeirssen, E.L.M., Schäfer, R.B., 2020. Sampling rates for passive samplers exposed to a field-relevant peak of 42 organic pesticides. Science of The Total Environment 740, 140376
  • Neale, P.A., Braun, G., Brack, W., Carmona, E., Gunold, R., König, M., Krauss, M., Liebmann, L., Liess, M., Link, M., Schäfer, R.B., Schlichting, R., Schreiner, V.C., Schulze, T., Vormeier, P., Weisner, O., Escher, B.I., 2020. Assessing the Mixture Effects in In Vitro Bioassays of Chemicals Occurring in Small Agricultural Streams during Rain Events. Environ. Sci. Technol
  • Scharmüller, A., Schreiner, V.C., Schäfer, R.B., 2020. Standartox: Standardizing Toxicity Data. Data 5, 46
  • Graf, N., Battes, K.P., Cimpean, M., Entling, M.H., Frisch, K., Link, M., Scharmüller, A., Schreiner, V.C., Szöcs, E., Zubrod, J.P., Schäfer, R.B., 2020. Relationship between agricultural pesticides and the diet of riparian spiders in the field. Environmental Sciences Europe 32
  • Graf, N., Battes, K.P., Cimpean, M., Dittrich, P., Entling, M.H., Link, M., Scharmüller, A., Schreiner, V.C., Szöcs, E., Schäfer, R.B., 2019. Do agricultural pesticides in streams influence riparian spiders? Science of The Total Environment
  • Schreiner, V.C., Feckler, A., Fernández, D., Frisch, K., Muñoz, K., Szöcs, E., Zubrod, J.P., Bundschuh, M., Rasmussen, J.J., Kefford, B.J., Axelsen, J., Cedergreen, N., Schäfer, R.B., 2018. Similar recovery time of microbial functions from fungicide stress across biogeographical regions. Scientific Reports 8, 17021
  • Schreiner, V.C., Szöcs, E., Bhowmik, A.K., Vijver, M.G., Schäfer, R.B., 2016. Pesticide mixtures in streams of several European countries and the USA. Science of The Total Environment 573, 680–689
  • Fernández, D., Tummala, M., Schreiner, V.C., Duarte, S., Pascoal, C., Winkelmann, C., Mewes, D., Muñoz, K., Schäfer, R.B., 2016. Does nutrient enrichment compensate fungicide effects on litter decomposition and decomposer communities in streams? Aquatic Toxicology 174, 169–178