Environmental Systems Modelling
The Environmental Systems Modeling FG is concerned with the analysis and simulation of the fate and potential effects of chemicals and other stressors in environmental systems. A broad portfolio of methods is used, ranging from differential equation-based exposure models, to toxicokinetic-toxicodynamic (TKTD) models describing the uptake and effects of chemicals at the organism level, to equation- and individual-based simulation (IBM) models at the population level. Spatially-explicit landscape-scale simulation models are also used. A special focus is on method development for prospective and retrospective risk assessment.
In the FZ IUSF, there are a number of connecting factors, for example in the field of sustainable agricultural production. The expertise and methods could be used, for example, in the transformation from intensive to near-natural agricultural production, where options for plant protection could be analyzed and prioritized with regard to environmental impacts.
- PARC - Partnership for the assessment of risks from chemicals (EU, 2023-2025)
- AENEAS -Advancing the environmental risk assessment of non-target arthropods for plant protection products by accounting for the impact on ecosystem services and on the ecological function (European Food Safety Authority, EFSA, 2023-2026)
- AMPHIDEB: Development of biologically-based models in environmental risk assessment to assess the impact of chemicals and pathogenic fungi on amphibian and reptile populations (European Food Safety Authority, EFSA, 2023-2026)
- Joint Lab Ärtifiial Intelligence and Data Science" (Graduate school, VolkswagenStiftung, 2023-2028)