Nationwide Monitoring of Small Streams

Plant protection products in the environment are partly responsible for the progressive loss of biodiversity.

The Kleingewässermonitoring (KgM) project provides a quantitative assessment of the influence of pesticides from diffuse agricultural sources on small and medium-sized streams.

In a two-year pilot study, we investigate the impact of pesticides and their ecological consequences at 70 monitoring sites throughout Germany each year.


   Project Coordination:

    Prof. Dr. Matthias Liess
    Department of System-Ecotoxicology

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