Research for the Environment

Dr. Peter von der Ohe

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Dr. Peter von der Ohe
Research Scientist

Department of Ecological Chemistry
Helmholtz Centre for
Environmental Research - UFZ
Permoserstr. 15
04318 Leipzig, Germany

phone +49 341 235 1568
fax +49 341 235 451568
peter.vonderohe@ufz.de

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Research interests

  • Risk assessment and prioritisation of organic pollutants.
  • Development of Provisional Predicted No-Effect Concentrations (P-PNEC).
  • Database analysis and linkage of chemical and biological monitoring data.
  • Further development of the SPEcies At Risk index (SPEAR), considering species sensitivity and life history traits of species to assess the impact of organic pollution.
  • Positive effects of recovery potential of streams for the understanding of ecosystem functioning.
  • Toxic Unitsorganics for fish, algae and macroinvertebrates.
  • Structural Alerts to distinguish baseline and excess toxicity of organic compounds.

Curriculum Vitae

since - 02/2010

Sub-project leader of the DFG Project "Principles of recolonization in rivers: Dispersal and establishment of benthic invertebrate communities", Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ

2/2005 - 01/2010

Database manager of the Integrated Project MODELKEY and WP4 coordination in the Coordination Action RISKBASE, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ

06/2001 - 01/2005

PhD student at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research UFZ, Leipzig. Thesis topic: "Ecological Risk Assessment of Organic Pollutants with Regard to their Direct and Indirect Effects on Stream Dwelling Macroinvertebrates of Small Headwater Streams."

5/2000 - 5/2001

Diploma thesis at the Department of Zoology, Research Group Ecotoxicology (TU Braunschweig). Thesis topic: "Ecological Characterisation of Invertebrates as an Indicator for the pesticide pollution of small streams".

10/1995 - 04/2000

Study of biology at the Technical University of Braunschweig. Main subjects: Ecology, Zoology, Botany

Publications


Index:

2014 (5)
2013 (7)
2012 (10)
2011 (10)
2010 (4)
2009 (4)
2007 (3)
2005 (4)
2004 (1)

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2014 (5)

  • Guénard, G., von der Ohe, P.C., Walker, S.C., Lek, S., Legendre, P., (2014):
    Using phylogenetic information and chemical properties to predict species tolerances to pesticides
    Proc. R. Soc. B-Biol. Sci. 281 (1789), art. 20133239
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  • Malaj, E., von der Ohe, P.C., Grote, M., Kühne, R., Mondy, C.P., Usseglio-Polatera, P., Brack, W., Schäfer, R.B., (2014):
    Organic chemicals jeopardize the health of freshwater ecosystems on the continental scale
    Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 111 (26), 9549 - 9554
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  • Montagner, C.C., Jardim, W.F., von der Ohe, P.C., Umbuzeiro, G.A., (2014):
    Occurrence and potential risk of triclosan in freshwaters of São Paulo, Brazil — the need for regulatory actions
    Environ. Sci. Pollut. Res. 21 (3), 1850 - 1858
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  • von der Ohe, P.C., Apitz, S.E., Arbaciauskas, K., Beketov, M.A., Borchardt, D., de Zwart, D., Goedkoop, W., Hein, M., Hellsten, S., Hering, D., Kefford, B. J., Panov, V.E., Schäfer, R.B., Segner, H., van Gils, J., Vegter, J.J., Wetzel, M.A., Brack, W., (2014):
    Status and causal pathway assessments supporting river basin management
    In: Brils, J., Brack, W., Müller-Grabherr, D., Négrel, P., Vermaat, J.E., (eds.)
    Risk-informed management of European river basins
    Handbook of Environmental Chemistry Series 29
    Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, p. 53 - 149
  • von der Ohe, P.C., de Zwart, D., Semenzin, E., Apitz, S.E., Gottardo, S., Harris, B., Hein, M., Marcomini, A., Posthuma, L., Schäfer, R.B., Segner, H., Brack, W., (2014):
    Monitoring programmes, multiple stress analysis and decision support for river basin management
    In: Brils, J., Brack, W., Müller-Grabherr, D., Négrel, P., Vermaat, J.E., (eds.)
    Risk-informed management of European river basins
    Handbook of Environmental Chemistry Series 29
    Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, p. 151 - 182
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2013 (7)

  • Dulio, V., von der Ohe, P.C., (eds., 2013):
    NORMAN prioritisation framework for emerging substances. NORMAN Association Network of reference laboratories and related organisations for monitoring and bio-monitoring of emerging environmental substances. Working Group on Prioritisation of Emerging Substances
    NORMAN Association, Verneuil en Halatte, 70 pp.
  • Klaschka, U., von der Ohe, P.C., Bschorer, A., Krezmer, S., Sengl, M., Letzel, M., (2013):
    Occurrences and potential risks of 16 fragrances in five German sewage treatment plants and their receiving waters
    Environ. Sci. Pollut. Res. 20 (4), 2456 - 2471
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  • Kühne, R., Ebert, R.-U., von der Ohe, P.C., Ulrich, N., Brack, W., Schüürmann, G., (2013):
    Read-across prediction of the acute toxicity of organic compounds toward the water flea Daphnia magna
    Mol. Inf. 32 (1), 108 - 120
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  • Schäfer, R.B., Bundschuh, M., Focks, A., von der Ohe, P.C., (2013):
    Letter to the Editor
    Environ. Toxicol. Chem. 32 (4), 734 - 735
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  • Schäfer, R.B., Gerner, N.V., Kefford, B.J., Rasmussen, J.J., Beketov, M.A., de Zwart, D., Liess, M., von der Ohe, P.C., (2013):
    How to characterize chemical exposure to predict ecologic effects on aquatic communities?
    Environ. Sci. Technol. 47 (14), 7996 - 8004
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  • von der Ohe, P.C., Goedkoop, W., (2013):
    Distinguishing the effects of habitat degradation and pesticide stress on benthic invertebrates using stressor-specific metrics
    Sci. Total Environ. 444 , 480 - 490
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  • Wetzel, M.A., Wahrendorf, D.-S., von der Ohe, P.C., (2013):
    Sediment pollution in the Elbe estuary and its potential toxicity at different trophic levels
    Sci. Total Environ. 449 , 199 - 207
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2012 (10)

  • Brühl, C.A., Schäfer, R.B., Mittmann, F., Stahlschmidt, P., Bruns, E., Candolfi, M., Egeler, P., Hollert, H., Kaiser, D., Mohr, S., Ratte, T., Schaumann, G., Schlechtriem, C., Stock, F., Vervliet Scheebaum, M., von der Ohe, P.C., Weltje, L., Werner, I., (2012):
    16th SETAC GLB (Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry German Language Branch) annual meeting held under the main theme "EcoTOXICOlogy and Environmental CHEMISTRY: crossing borders" from 18th to 20th September 2011 at Landau
    Environmental Sciences Europe 24 , art. 39
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  • de Deckere, E., Brack, W., Van Ballaer, B., von der Ohe, P.C., (2012):
    Identifying key stressors in Danube, Elbe, Llobregat and Scheldt based on regular monitoring data
    River Systems 20 (1-2), 87 - 99
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  • Malaj, E., Grote, M., Schäfer, R.B., Brack, W., von der Ohe, P.C., (2012):
    Physiological sensitivity of freshwater macroinvertebrates to heavy metals
    Environ. Toxicol. Chem. 31 (8), 1754 - 1764
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  • Schäfer, R.B., Bundschuh, M., Rouch, D.A., Szöcs, E., von der Ohe, P.C., Pettigrove, V., Schulz, R., Nugegoda, D., Kefford, B.J., (2012):
    Effects of pesticide toxicity, salinity and other environmental variables on selected ecosystem functions in streams and the relevance for ecosystem services
    Sci. Total Environ. 415 , 69 - 78
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  • Schäfer, R.B., von der Ohe, P.C., Rasmussen, J., Kefford, B.J., Beketov, M., Schulz, R., Liess, M., (2012):
    Thresholds for the effects of pesticides on invertebrate communities and leaf breakdown in stream ecosystems
    Environ. Sci. Technol. 46 (9), 5134 - 5142
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  • Semenzin, E., Zabeo, A., von der Ohe, P.C., Gottardo, S., Critto, A., Marcomini, A., (2012):
    The role of reference conditions in water quality assessment: application of a fuzzy logic-based Decision Support System (DSS) in the Danube and Elbe River Basins
    River Systems 20 (1-2), 23 - 40
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  • Slobodnik, J., Mrafkova, L., Carere, M., Ferrara, F., Pennelli, B., Schüürmann, G., von der Ohe, P.C., (2012):
    Identification of river basin specific pollutants and derivation of environmental quality standards: a case study in the Slovak Republic
    Trac-Trends Anal. Chem. 41 , 133 - 154
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  • von der Ohe, P.C., Schmitt-Jansen, M., Slobodnik, J., Brack, W., (2012):
    Triclosan – the forgotten priority substance?
    Environ. Sci. Pollut. Res. 19 (2), 585 - 591
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  • Wetzel, M.A., von der Ohe, P.C., Manz, W., Koop, J.H.E., Wahrendorf, D.-S., (2012):
    The ecological quality status of the Elbe estuary. A comparative approach on different benthic biotic indices applied to a highly modified estuary
    Ecol. Indic. 19 , 118 - 129
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  • Wolfram, G., Höss, S., Orendt, C., Schmitt, C., Adámek, Z., Bandow, N., Großschartner, M., Kukkonen, J.V.K., Leloup, V., López-Doval, J.C., Muñoz, I., Traunspurger, W., Tuikka, A., Van Liefferinge, C., von der Ohe, P.C., de Deckere, E., (2012):
    Assessing the impact of chemical pollution on benthic invertebrates from three different European rivers using a weight-of-evidence approach
    Sci. Total Environ. 438 (1), 498 - 509
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2011 (10)

  • Carafa, R., Faggiano, L., Real, M., Munné, A., Ginebreda, A., Guasch, H., Flo, M., Tirapu, L., von der Ohe, P.C., (2011):
    Water toxicity assessment and spatial pollution patterns identification in a Mediterranean River Basin District. Tools for water management and risk analysis
    Sci. Total Environ. 409 (20), 4269 - 4279
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  • de Deckere, E., De Cooman, W., Leloup, V., Meire, P., Schmitt, C., von der Ohe, P.C., (2011):
    Development of sediment quality guidelines for freshwater ecosystems
    J. Soils Sediments 11 (3), 504 - 517
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  • Gottardo, S., Semenzin, E., Giove, S., Zabeo, A., Critto, A., de Zwart, D., Ginebreda, A., von der Ohe, P.C., Marcomini, A., (2011):
    Integrated risk assessment for WFD ecological status classification applied to Llobregat river basin (Spain). Part II — Evaluation process applied to five environmental lines of evidence
    Sci. Total Environ. 409 (22), 4681 - 4692
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  • Guénard, G., von der Ohe, P.C., de Zwart, D., Legendre, P., Lek, S., (2011):
    Using phylogenetic information to predict species tolerances to toxic chemicals
    Ecol. Appl. 21 (8), 3178 - 3190
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  • Höss, S., Claus, E., von der Ohe, P.C., Brinke, M., Güde, H., Heininger, P., Traunspurger, W., (2011):
    Nematode species at risk - a metric to assess pollution in soft sediments of freshwaters
    Environ. Int. 37 (5), 940 - 949
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  • Schäfer, R.B., Pettigrove, V., Rose, G., Allinson, G., Wightwick, A., von der Ohe, P.C., Schimeta, J., Kühne, R., Kefford, B.J., (2011):
    Effects of pesticides monitored with three sampling methods in 24 sites on macroinvertebrates and microorganisms
    Environ. Sci. Technol. 45 (4), 1665 - 1672
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  • Schäfer, R.B., von der Ohe, P.C., Kühne, R., Schüürmann, G., Liess, M., (2011):
    Occurrence and toxicity of 331 organic pollutants in large rivers of North Germany over a decade (1994 to 2004)
    Environ. Sci. Technol. 45 (14), 6167 - 6174
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  • Schmitt-Jansen, M., von der Ohe, P.C., Franz, S., Rotter, S., Sabater, S., de Zwart, D., Segner, H., (2011):
    Ecological relevance of key toxicants in aquatic systems
    In: Brack, W., (ed.)
    Effect-directed analysis of complex environmental contamination
    Handbook of Environmental Chemistry Series 15
    Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, p. 315 - 340
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  • Tuikka, A., Schmitt, C., Höss, S., Bandow, N., von der Ohe, P.C., de Zwart, D., de Deckere, E., Streck, G., Mothes, S., van Hattum, B., Kocan, A., Brix, R., Brack, W., Barceló, D., Sormunen, A.J., Kukkonen, J.V.K., (2011):
    Toxicity assessment of sediments from three European river basins using a sediment contact test battery
    Ecotox. Environ. Safe. 74 (1), 123 - 131
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  • von der Ohe, P.C., Dulio, V., Slobodnik, J., de Deckere, E., Kühne, R., Ebert, R.U., Ginebreda, A., De Cooman, W., Schüürmann, G., Brack, W., (2011):
    A new risk assessment approach for the prioritization of 500 classical and emerging organic microcontaminants as potential river basin specific pollutants under the European Water Framework Directive
    Sci. Total Environ. 409 (11), 2064 - 2077
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2010 (4)

  • Brack, W., Bakker, J.F., de Deckere, E., de Zwart, D., Hamers, T., Hein, M., Leonards, P., Lübcke-von Varel, U., Schmitt, C., Schmitt-Jansen, M., von der Ohe, P.C., (2010):
    MODELKEY. European rivers under toxic stress
    In: Settele, J., Penev, L., Georgiev, T., Grabaum, R., Grobelnik, V., Hammen, V., Klotz, S., Kotarac, M., Kühn, I., (eds.)
    Atlas of biodiversity risk
    Pensoft, Sofia, p. 116 - 118
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  • Hein, M., Rotter, S., Schmitt-Jansen, M., von der Ohe, P.C., Brack, W., de Deckere, E., Schmitt, C., de Zwart, D., Posthuma, L., Foekema, E.M., Muñoz, I., Sabater, S., Segner, H., Semenzin, E., Markomini, A., van Gils, J., van Hattum, B., van Vliet, L.A., (2010):
    MODELKEY. Key findings and recommendations for reaching the EU Water Framework Directive's quality objectives
    UWSF 22 (3), 217 - 228
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  • Schulze, T., Weiss, S., Schymanski, E., von der Ohe, P.C., Schmitt-Jansen, M., Altenburger, R., Streck, G., Brack, W., (2010):
    Identification of a phytotoxic photo-transformation product of diclofenac using effect-directed analysis
    Environ. Pollut. 158 (5), 1461 - 1466
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  • Wenger, M., Ondracková, M., Machala, M., Neca, J., Hyrsl, P., Simkova, A., Jurajda, P., von der Ohe, P.C., Segner, H., (2010):
    Assessing relationships between chemical exposure, parasite infection, fish health, and fish ecological status: a case study using chub (Leuciscus cephalus) in the Bílina River, Czech Republic
    Environ. Toxicol. Chem. 29 (2), 453 - 466
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2009 (4)

  • Brack, W., Apitz, S.E., Borchardt, D., Brils, J., Cardoso, A.C., Foekema, E.M., van Gils, J., Jansen, S., Harris, B., Hein, M., Heise, S., Hellsten, S., de Maagd, P.G.-J., Müller, D., Panov, V.E., Posthuma, L., Quevauviller, P., Verdonschot, P.F.M., von der Ohe, P.C., (2009):
    Towards a holistic and risk-based management of European river basins
    Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management 5 (1), 5 - 10
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  • Brack, W., Posthuma, L., Hein, M., von der Ohe, P.C., (2009):
    European river basins at risk
    Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management 5 (1), 2 - 4
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  • de Zwart, D., Posthuma, L., Gevrey, M., von der Ohe, P.C., de Deckere, E., (2009):
    Diagnosis of ecosystem impairment in a multiple stress context - how to formulate effective river basin management plans
    Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management 5 (1), 38 - 49
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  • von der Ohe, P.C., de Deckere, E., Prüß, A., Muñoz, I., Wolfram, G., Villagrasa, M., Ginebreda, A., Hein, M., Brack, W., (2009):
    Toward an integrated assessment of the ecological and chemical status of European river basins
    Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management 5 (1), 50 - 61
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2007 (3)

  • Schriever, C.A., von der Ohe, P.C., Liess, M., (2007):
    Estimating pesticide runoff in small streams
    Chemosphere 68 (11), 2161 - 2171
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  • von der Ohe, P.C., Kühne, R., Ebert, R.U., Schüürmann, G., (2007):
    Comment on "Discriminating toxicant classes by mode of action: 3. Substructure indicators" (M. Nendza and M. Müller, SAR QSAR Environ. Res. 18 155 (2007))
    SAR QSAR Environ. Res. 18 (7-8), 621 - 624
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  • von der Ohe, P.C., Prüß, A., Schäfer, R.B., Liess, M., de Deckere, E., Brack, W., (2007):
    Water quality indices across Europe - a comparison of the good ecological status of five river basins
    J. Environ. Monit. 9 (9), 970 - 978
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2005 (4)

  • Brack, W., Bakker, J., de Deckere, E., Deerenberg, C., van Gils, J., Hein, M., Jurajda, P., Kooijman, B., Lamoree, M., Lek, S., López de Alda, M.J., Marcomini, A., Muñoz, I., Rattei, S., Segner, H., Thomas, K., von der Ohe, P.C., Westrich, B., de Zwart, D., Schmitt-Jansen, M., (2005):
    MODELKEY. Models for assessing and forecasting the impact of environmental key pollutants on freshwater and marine ecosystems and biodiversity
    Environ. Sci. Pollut. Res. 12 (5), 252 - 256
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  • Liess, M., von der Ohe, P.C., (2005):
    Analyzing effects of pesticides on invertebrate communities in streams
    Environ. Toxicol. Chem. 24 (4), 954 - 965
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  • von der Ohe, P.C., (2005):
    Ecological risk assessment of organic pollutants with regard to their direct and indirect effects on stream-dwelling macroinvertebrates of small headwater streams
    Dissertation, TU Braunschweig
    PhD Dissertation 11/2005
    Helmholtz-Zentrum für Umweltforschung - UFZ, Leipzig, 109 pp.
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  • von der Ohe, P.C., Kühne, R., Ebert, R.U., Altenburger, R., Liess, M., Schüürmann, G., (2005):
    Structural alerts - a new classification model to discriminate excess toxicity from narcotic effect levels of organic compounds in the acute daphnid assay
    Chem. Res. Toxicol. 18 (3), 536 - 555
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2004 (1)

  • von der Ohe, P.C., Liess, M., (2004):
    Relative sensitivity distribution of aquatic invertebrates to organic and metal compounds
    Environ. Toxicol. Chem. 23 (1), 150 - 156
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