Agricultural Biologist, Dr. sc. agr. 1983 / 1988
(University of Hohenheim)
1983 / 1988
Research activities
(University of Massachusetts, USA)
1988 - 1990
Expert, Consultant
(TÜV Südwest, TÜV Energie und Umwelt GmbH)
1992 - 1997
Expert and Consultant; self-employed
"Biological Monitoring and Assessment"
since 1998

Subjects of studies:

Effects of air pollutants on higher plants (University of Hohenheim; University of Massachusetts)

Development and application of biomonitoring systems in air pollution studies

Ecology, ecotoxicology, data bases, ecotoxicological risk assessment

Studies on environmental effects, multivariate modeling

Lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences, Nürtingen

Member of VDI-Task group (KRdL) 'Effect assessment in higher plants' set-up and compilation of VDI Guidelines

Member of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC Europe)

Member of the European Environmental Mutagen Society (EEMS/GUM)

Member of VDI

Selected references

Biomonitoring ambient air pollution by organic solvents (method development, routine biomonitoring, toxicological/ ecotoxicological risk assessment, project management)

DaimlerChrysler AG Sindelfingen

(1992-) 1998-2004

Biomonitoring as part of a long-term environmental monitoring study around a coal-fired power plant

Neckarwerke Stuttgart AG

Literature search and documentation:
Effects of air pollutants from car traffic on plants

Environmental Protection Agency
(LfU) Baden-Württemberg

Soil monitoring / biomonitoring (moss, lichens)
around a local emission source

cement plant

Exposure of standardized grass culture
near industrial emission sources in Nordrhein-Westfalen

Environmental Protection Agency
(LUA) Nordrhein-Westfalen

Heavy metal accumulation in vegetable crops caused by a local emission source (Food Monitoring)

Environmental Protection Agency
(LUA) Nordrhein-Westfalen
2000, 2002

Update of a biomonitoring program (curly kale, lichen exposure method) in the city of Chemnitz

City of Chemnitz

Culture and supply of standardized monitoring plants
for long-term biomonitoring sites

Environmental Protection Agency

Creation of a pictorial atlas on ozone injury in vegetable crops
(jointly with the Federal Agricultural Research Centre FAL, Braunschweig)

Ministry of Economy, Traffic, Agriculture and Viticulture Rheinland-Pfalz

Toxicological/ecotoxicological assessment
and documentation of 4 metal elements

Association of German Cement Producers

Environmental monitoring and documentation around a municipal solid waste incinerator

City of Böblingen
City of Leinfelden-Echterdingen

Literature search and documentation:
Ecotoxicological characterisation of solid wastes

Environmental Protection Agency
(LfU) Baden-Württemberg

Global corrosivity study using glass sensors
technical coordination, data acquisition and evaluation (climate and air pollution), statistical modeling

DaimlerChrysler AG Sindelfingen and Fraunhofer Institut für Silicatforschung Bronnbach