environmental chemistry & Ecotoxicology

Who we are - what we do

The GDCh Division of Environmental Chemistry & Ecotoxicology was founded in November 1990, has around 850 members and deals with the interactions between chemicals and the environment (environmental chemistry). On the one hand, it is a matter of describing and understanding the entry routes, the distribution and the transformation of the substances in the compartments of soil, water and air, and on the other hand, of characterizing their effect on organisms and habitats (ecotoxicology). The subject area is extremely interdisciplinary and offers people with knowledge of chemistry, biology, geosciences, law, engineering and other related disciplines research and employment opportunities. Intensive, relevant work is carried out in the four working groups of the Division .

Interested parties from research, regulation and industry can get involved in the work of the Division and its working groups in various ways and benefit from existing expertise:


  • technical work in the working groups
  • Scientific exchange and making new contacts at the annual meetings
  • Further education of the next generation of scientists, among other things through regular organization of the Young environmental chemistry Forum (JUF)
  • Discover potential job opportunities on the annual perspective day directly on site with changing employers

At the European level, the Division supports the activities of the Division of Chemistry and the Environment of the European Chemical Society (EuChemS).

Short links to this page: www.gdch.de/umweltchemie, www.gdch.de/ucoet

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last modified: 22.12.2021 13:43 H from M.Kudra