Profile of HIGRADE participants

profile_photo_Nadine Gerner
Name: Nadine Gerner (Germany)

Department System Ecotoxicology

Flag Germany
Research topic

International macroinvertebrate monitoring using the trait-based SPEAR approach: Identifying ecological effects of toxic constituents in oil

At UFZ since

June 2010

How did you learn about the UFZ?

I searched for German environmental research institutes in the Internet

Why did you come to the UFZ?

I came to the UFZ in order to get to know a research facility other than a university. Also the fact that the UFZ runs a lot of projects in applied research, and that it covers so diverse research fields (which facilitates interdisciplinary work) were important criteria.

What do you like about the city you live in?

Leipzig is a city full of character. When I moved here this summer, I especially enjoyed riding my bike through the different parts of the city, along the river and the lakes.

How do you like it at the UFZ / in HIGRADE?

I appreciate the friendly and cooperative atmosphere at the UFZ and value the diverse offers for courses organized by HIGRADE

Personal information ("what else to do", etc.)

Climbing and hiking, biking, painting