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, this involves describing and understanding the entry routes, the distribution and the transformation of the substances in the soil, water and air compartments, and on the other hand, characterizing their effect on organisms and habitats (ecotoxicology). The subject area is extremely interdisciplinary and offers research and employment opportunities for people with knowledge from the fields of chemistry, biology, geosciences, law, engineering and other related disciplines. 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 conferences
  • Further training of young scientists, among other things through regular organization of the Young environmental chemistry Forum (JUF)
  • Discover potential job opportunities at the annual Perspective Day directly on site with different employers

Current topics and research contributions are published in the notifications of the Division. 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

Mitt Umweltchem Ökotox 1/2024 published

The current issue of communications for download.

Workshop Working Group Soil

03.-04. June 2024
Frankfurt am Main

Joint workshop of the FG working groups

from 17-19. June 2024 in Schmallenberg More


Position paper

Additions from the GDCh to the GDCh's PFAS statement More

Environment 2024

September 8th – 11th, 2024 in Gießen and Homberg(Ohm)

Joint annual conference with the SETAC GLB. More


GDCh Office
Dr. Carina S. Kniep
Tel.: +49 69 7917-499

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