Dr. Katja Bunzel


Dr. rer. nat. Dipl. Geoecologist
Research Assistant

Department Bioenergy
Helmholtz Centre of Environmental Research - UFZ
Permoserstr. 15
04318 Leipzig I Germany

in cooperation with:

Deutsches Biomasseforschungszentrum - DBFZ
Torgauer Straße 116
04347 Leipzig I Germany

Tel: +49 341 2434-409

Email Katja Bunzel

Dr. rer. nat. Katja Bunzel

Education and professional experience

since 2011 Research assistant, Department "Bioenergy", Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ) in Leipzig
2011-2014 University of Koblenz-Landau, Institute for Environmental Sciences, Quantitative Landscape Ecology in Landau

Dissertation thesis: “Pesticide sources and landscape elements driving aquatic pesticide exposure and effects on macroinvertebrate communities”
2009-2011 Research assistant, Department "Bioenergy Systems", German Biomass Research Centre (DBFZ) in Leipzig
2005-2009 Research assistant, Department "Water", German Federal Environment Agency (UBA) in Dessau
2004 Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, Center of Energy and Environmental Studies, Groningen, the Netherlands

Master's thesis: “Hydrological consequences of changing from food crops to energy crops – a modelling study for the Netherlands”
2003 Exchange semester at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway
1998-2005 Study of Geoecology, Technical University of Freiberg


Selected publications

Bunzel, K., Bovet, J., Thrän, D., Eichhorn, M. (2019): Hidden outlaws in the forest? A legal and spatial analysis of onshore wind energy in Germany. Energy Research & Social Science 55, 14-25

Bunzel, K., Schäfer, R. B., Thrän, D., Kattwinkel, M. (2015): Pesticide runoff from energy crops: A threat to aquatic invertebrates?. Science of the Total Environment 537, 187-196

Bunzel, K.: Pesticide sources and landscape elements driving aquatic pesticide exposure and effects on macroinvertebrate communities. Dissertation thesis. University of Koblenz-Landau, 2014. http://d-nb.info/1057976210/34

Bunzel, K., Kattwinkel, M., Schauf, M., Thrän, D. (2014): Energy crops and pesticide contamination: Lessons learnt from the development of energy crop cultivation in Germany. Biomass & Bioenergy 70, 416-428

Bunzel, K., Liess, M., Kattwinkel, M. (2014): Landscape parameters driving aquatic pesticide exposure and effects. Environmental Pollution 186, 90-97

Bunzel, K., Kattwinkel, M., Liess, M. (2013): Effects of organic pollutants from wastewater treatment plants on aquatic invertebrate communities. Water Research 47 (2), 597-606

Thrän, D., Bunzel, K.; Seyfert, U.; Zeller, V.; Buchhorn M. (2011): DBFZ Report Nr. 7, Global and Regional Spatial Distribution of Biomass Potentials – Status quo and options for specification, DBFZ (Ed.), Fischer Druck, Leipzig

Bunzel, K.; Thrän, D. (2010): Energie aus Anbau- und Abfallbiomassen - Perspektiven für Europa. Beitrag im Tagungsband des 4. Witzenhäuser Biomasse-Forum, Witzenhausen, ISBN 3-928673-57-2