Working groups

Working groups of the GDCh Division of Environmental Chemistry & Ecotoxicology

With its working Division offers a forum for promoting environmental chemistry and ecotoxicology. The following working groups currently exist:

atmospheric chemistry

The working group mainly deals with tropospheric chemistry and the influence of anthropogenic (e.g. air traffic) and natural (e.g. desert dust) emissions on the composition of the air and their effect on the climate. The chemistry of the condensed phase is also increasingly being considered, in particular the particle formation and photochemistry in cloud droplets up to the long-distance transport and atmospheric degradation of pesticides and medium-volatile chemicals.

atmospheric chemistry working group Group

chemical assessment

The focus of the work is on the exchange of experience in the implementation of the REACh regulation, in particular on the topics of exposure, persistence, ecotoxicology, toxicology and risk assessment. In addition to industrial chemicals, the working group also focuses on the evaluation of pesticides, biocides and pharmaceuticals, and new research topics are regularly presented.

chemical assessment working group Group


The working group sees its task in supporting the ongoing amendment of the Soil Protection Ordinance (BBodSchV) by conveying relevant scientific knowledge and practical experience in legislative bodies. Conversely, it also offers assistance and initiates scientific research with questions from higher-level committees.

Soil working group soil

environmental monitoring

The working group scientists involved: the inside of the subjects chemistry, biology, sciences geoscientific-to and environmental medicine and Umwelthygie plans to make contributions to continuously improve the quality to develop environmental monitoring. A particular concern is to link chemical-analytical determinations (exposure monitoring) more strongly than before with biological impact studies (effect monitoring). In this way, the most comprehensive possible assessment of the state of the examined ecosystems should be achieved and the relevance of the statements made should be increased.

environmental monitoring working group Group

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