Research for the Environment

Department System Ecotoxicology

Department staff


Prof. Dr. Matthias Liess
Tel: +49 341 235 1578


Antje Zschernitz-Önal
Tel: +49 341 235 1263
Fax: +49 341 235 1785 

Permoserstraße 15 
04318 Leipzig, Deutschland

We quantify the effects of toxicants in aquatic ecosystems. Our foundation is the integration of ecological- and ecotoxicological knowledge. In particular we consider impacts of toxicants at higher biological levels, from the individual up to the population and community in the field.

The results obtained are used to provide advice in the risk assessment of chemicals, the sustainable control of disease vectors, and landscape management for governmental and corporate institutions.


Online applications

Recent publication

Becker JM, Liess M 2015. Biotic interactions govern gentic adaptation to toxicants. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. 282 (1806): published online.


Diversity prevents resistance.


Dept. of System Ecotoxicology
Building 6.0
Permoserstrasse 15
04318 Leipzig

Prof. Dr. Matthias Liess
Tel: +49 341 235-1578

Tel: +49 341 235-1263
Fax: +49 341 235-1785