Moritz Link


Room 15
Thomas Nast Straße 44
76829 Landau


Phone.: +49 6341 280 31321
E-Mail: link (at)


  • Scientist

Additional information

  • Pesticide effects on macroinvertebrate communities and ecosystem functions in small streams
  • Effects of fungicides on aquatic fungi and their role in leaf litter decomposition
  • Aquatic ecotoxicology
  • Anthropogenic stressors in small streams
  • Pesticide monitoring of streams
  • Data analysis
since 07.2017PhD candidate and member of the working group
10.2014 - 06.2017Master of Science in Ecotoxicoligy, University Koblenz-Landau, Landau (Thesis: "Dilution factors of waste water treatment plant effluents in surface waters" )
10.2010 - 11.2014Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sciences, University Koblenz-Landau, Landau (Thesis: "Do neonicotinoids affect leaf consumption of Chaetopteryx villosa?")


  • Link M, Schreiner VC, Graf N, Szöcs E, Bundschuh M, Battes KP, Cîmpean M, Sures B, Grabner D, Buse J, Schäfer RB. Pesticide effects on macroinvertebrates and leaf litter decomposition in areas with traditional agriculture. Sci Total Environ. 2022 Jul 1;828:154549. doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2022.154549. Epub 2022 Mar 14. PMID: 35302011.
  • Link M, von der Ohe PC, Voß K, Schäfer RB. Comparison of dilution factors for German wastewater treatment plant effluents in receiving streams to the fixed dilution factor from chemical risk assessment. Sci Total Environ. 2017 Nov 15;598:805-813. doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.04.180. Epub 2017 Apr 27. PMID: 28458197.
  • Schreiner, V.C., Liebmann, L., Feckler, A., Liess, M., Link, M., Schneeweiss, A., Truchy, A., von Tümpling, W., Vormeier, P., Weisner, O., Schäfer, R.B. and Bundschuh, M. (2023), Standard vs. Natural: Assessing the impact of environmental variables on organic matter decomposition in streams using three substrates. Environ Toxicol Chem. Accepted Author Manuscript.
  • Weisner O, Arle J, Liebmann L, Link M, Schäfer RB, Schneeweiss A, Schreiner VC, Vormeier P, Liess M. Three reasons why the Water Framework Directive (WFD) fails to identify pesticide risks. Water Res. 2022 Jan 1;208:117848. doi: 10.1016/j.watres.2021.117848. Epub 2021 Nov 8. PMID: 34781190.
  •  Liess M, Liebmann L, Vormeier P, Weisner O, Altenburger R, Borchardt D, Brack W, Chatzinotas A, Escher B, Foit K, Gunold R, Henz S, Hitzfeld KL, Schmitt-Jansen M, Kamjunke N, Kaske O, Knillmann S, Krauss M, Küster E, Link M, Lück M, Möder M, Müller A, Paschke A, Schäfer RB, Schneeweiss A, Schreiner VC, Schulze T, Schüürmann G, von Tümpling W, Weitere M, Wogram J, Reemtsma T. Pesticides are the dominant stressors for vulnerable insects in lowland streams. Water Res. 2021 Aug 1;201:117262. doi: 10.1016/j.watres.2021.117262. Epub 2021 May 17. PMID: 34118650.
  • Strandberg B, Sørensen PB, Bruus M, Bossi R, Dupont YL, Link M, Damgaard CF. Effects of glyphosate spray-drift on plant flowering. Environ Pollut. 2021 Jul 1;280:116953. doi: 10.1016/j.envpol.2021.116953. Epub 2021 Mar 23. PMID: 33784566.
  • Schreiner VC, Link M, Kunz S, Szöcs E, Scharmüller A, Vogler B, Beck B, Battes KP, Cimpean M, Singer HP, Hollender J, Schäfer RB. Paradise lost? Pesticide pollution in a European region with considerable amount of traditional agriculture. Water Res. 2021 Jan 1;188:116528. doi: 10.1016/j.watres.2020.116528. Epub 2020 Oct 17. PMID: 33126003.
  • Neale PA, Braun G, Brack W, Carmona E, Gunold R, König M, Krauss M, Liebmann L, Liess M, Link M, Schäfer RB, Schlichting R, Schreiner VC, Schulze T, Vormeier P, Weisner O, Escher BI. Assessing the Mixture Effects in In Vitro Bioassays of Chemicals Occurring in Small Agricultural Streams during Rain Events. Environ Sci Technol. 2020 Jul 7;54(13):8280-8290. doi: 10.1021/acs.est.0c02235. Epub 2020 Jun 22. PMID: 32501680.
  • Graf N, Battes KP, Cimpean M, Entling MH, Frisch K, Link M, Scharmüller A, Schreiner VC, Szöcs E, Zubrod JP, Schäfer RB. Relationship between agricultural pesticides and the diet of riparian spiders in the field. Environ Sci Eur 32, 1 (2020).
  • Graf N, Battes KP, Cimpean M, Dittrich P, Entling MH, Link M, Scharmüller A, Schreiner VC, Szöcs E, Schäfer RB. Do agricultural pesticides in streams influence riparian spiders? Sci Total Environ. 2019 Apr 10;660:126-135. doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.12.370. Epub 2019 Jan 6. PMID: 30639710.
  • Englert D, Zubrod JP, Link M, Mertins S, Schulz R, Bundschuh M. Does Waterborne Exposure Explain Effects Caused by Neonicotinoid-Contaminated Plant Material in Aquatic Systems? Environ Sci Technol. 2017 May 16;51(10):5793-5802. doi: 10.1021/acs.est.7b00827. Epub 2017 May 3. PMID: 28447782.
  • Bonny Krell, Nina Röder, Moritz Link, René Gergs, Martin H. Entling, Ralf B. Schäfer, Aquatic prey subsidies to riparian spiders in a stream with different land use types, Limnologica, Volume 51, 2015, Pages 1-7, ISSN 0075-9511,