Dr. rer. nat. Monika Hammers-Wirtz

Managing Director

Phone: +49 241 – 8027601
E-Mail: hammers-wirtz@gaiac-eco.de

Focus of activities

  • Ecotoxicological risk assessment
  • Aquatic micro- and mesocosms
  • Terrestrial model ecosystems (TME)
  • Standard and non-standard bioassays
  • Monitoring  of effects by advanced wasterwater treatment
  • Statistical analyses

Referenzen

2020
Toschki, A., Hammers-Wirtz, M., Hommen, U., Klein, M., Poßberg, C., Römbke, J., Roß-Nickoll, M., Schäffer, A., Scheffczyk, A., Schmidt, B., Scholz-Starke, B. (2020): Evaluation of the risk for soil organisms under real conditions: Development of a national position for amending downstream legislations of the new EU Plant Protection Products Regulation; Final Report, Project No. (FKZ) 3710 67 410, Report No. EF001129-ENG. Umweltbundesamt, TEXTE 201/2020, 302. ISSN: 1862-4804.
2020
Brückner, I., Classen, S., Hammers-Wirtz, M., Klaer K., Reichert J., Pinnekamp J. (2020): Tool for selecting indicator substances to evaluate the impact of wastewater treatment plants on receiving water bodies. Science of The Total Environment, 745, 140746.
2020
Feio, M.J., Filipe, A.F., Garcia-Raventós, A., Hammers-Wirtz, M., Almeida, S.F.P. (2020): Advances in the use of molecular tools in ecological and biodiversity assessment of aquatic ecosystems. Limnetica, 39(1): 419-440.
2020
Hammers-Wirtz, M., Gergs, K., Bruns, E., Classen, S. (2020): Cloeon dipterum - developing robust ecotoxicological test systems for mayflies. Poster presentation, SETAC SciCon 2020, SETAC Europe 30th Annual Meeting, 3. -7. May 2020, Dublin, Ireland.
2019
Hammers-Wirtz, M., Classen, S., Deermann, L., Strauss, T. (2019): NANO-Transfer – Transfer kohlenstoffbasierter Nanomaterialien in der aquatischen Umwelt Verbleib, Effekte, Bioakkumulation, Nahrungsnetzübertragung, Schadstofftransport und Einsatz in der Remediation belasteter Gewässer. Teilprojekt Forschungsinstitut gaiac – Mesokosmosstudie. Abschlussbericht. BMBF-Projekt gefördert im Rahmen von ERA-Net SIINN. FKZ 03XP0061C.
2019
Jia, Y., Chen, Q., Crawford, S.E., Song, L., Chen, W., Hammers-Wirtz, M., Strauss, T., Seiler, T.-B., Schäffer, A., Hollert, H. (2019): Cyanobacterial blooms act as sink and source of endocrine disruptors in the third largest freshwater lake in China. Environmental Pollution 245:408-418.
2019
Hammers-Wirtz, M., Classen, S., Strauss, T. (2019): Non-standard biotests – Intelligent testing to combine different needs and requirements for experimental and modelling approaches. Poster presentation, 29th SETAC- Europe Annual Meeting, 26.05.-30.05.2019, Helsinki, Finland.
2019
Kirchner, K., Brückner, I., Klaer K.,Hammers-Wirtz, M., Pinnekamp J., Rosenbaum M. A. (2019): Microbial Counts and Antibiotic Resistances during Conventional Wastewater Treatment and Wastewater Ozonation, Ozone: Science & Engineering, DOI: 10.1080/01919512.2019.1645641
2019
Gottschlich, A., Dolny, R., Pannekens, H., Benstöm, F., Wencki, K., Rohn. A., Ottermanns, R., Hammers-Wirtz, M., Linnemann, V., Nahrstedt, A., Dopp, E. (2019): Erprobung einer Biotestbatterie zum Monitoring der Spurenstoffadsorption bei der weitergehenden Abwasserreinigung mit granulierter Aktivkohle. Korrespondenz Abwasser, Abfall 66 (9): 706 ff.
2019
Yunlu, J., Schmid,C., Shuliakevich, A., Hammers-Wirtz, M., Gottschlich, A., aus der Beek, T., Yin, D., Qin, B., Zou H., Dopp E., Hollert H. (2019): Toxicological and ecotoxicological evaluation of the water quality in a large and eutrophic freshwater lake of China, Science of The Total Environment,Volume 667,2019, p. 809-820, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.02.435.
2018
Brückner, I., Klaer, K., Schiwy, S., Kirchner, K., Hammers-Wirtz, M., Müller, Y., Shuliakevich, A., Classen, S., Stepkes, H., Grunau, T., Dolny, R., Gebhardt, W., Gschwendtner, R., Montag, D., Könemann, S., Wendt, L., Hollert, H., Agler-Rosenbaum, M., Reichert, J., Pinnekamp, J. (2018): Abschlussbericht der Phase 1 des Forschungsvorhabens De-monstrationsvorhaben Ozonung des Abwassers auf der Kläranlage Aachen-Soers (DemO3AC). Gerichtet an das MULNV NRW. Düren, 2018.
2018
Hausen, J., Otte, J.C., Legradi, J., Yang, L., Strähle, U., Fenske, M., Hecker, M., Tang, S., Hammers-Wirtz, M., Hollert, H., Keiter, SH., Ottermanns, R. (2018): Fishing for contaminants: identification of three mechanism specific transcriptome signatures using Danio rerio embryos. Environ Sci Pollut Res 25, 4023-4036.
2018
Jia, Y., Hammers-Wirtz, M., Crawford, S.E., Chen, Q. et al. (2019): Effect-based and chemical analyses of agonistic and antagonistic endocrine disruptors in multiple matrices of eutrophic freshwaters. Science of the Total Environment 651, 1096-1104.
2018
Brückner, I., Stepkes, H., Reichert, J., Kirchner, K., Agler-Rosenbaum, M., Claßen, S., Hammers-Wirtz, M. et al (2018): Abwasserozonung – Evaluierung des Nutzens für die aquatische Umwelt. WWT Modernisierungsreport 2018/2019, 41-44.
2018
Gergs, A., Classen, S., Palmqvist, A., Rakel, K., Strauss, T., Zuleger, W., Hammers-Wirtz, M. (2018): Modelling approaches for a scenario based assessment of chemically induced impacts on aquatic macroinvertebrate communities (MACROMOD). Final Report. Project LRI-ECO28 funded by CEFIC – The European Chemical Industry Council.
2018
Hammers-Wirtz , M., Oellers, J., Fürste, A., Miller, S., Peeters, S., Willius, N., Toschki, A. (2018): Nanomobil: Synthetische Silber-Nanopartikel im System Boden-Grundwasser - Mobilität, Wirkungen auf die Lebensgemeinschaft und Wechselwirkung zwischen Hydro-, Pedo- und Biosphäre. Teilprojekt D: Biosphäre. Abschlussbericht, BMBF-Projekt, FKZ 03X0151D.
2018
Hammers-Wirtz, M., Strauss, T., Toschki, A. (2018): Added value of community appro­a­ches in environmental risk assessment. Poster presentation, 28th SETAC-Europe Annual Meeting 13-17 May 2018. Rome, Italy.
2017
Hammers-Wirtz, M., Oellers, J., Fürste, A., Miller, S., Peeters, S., Willius, N., Toschki, A. (2017): Investigating effects of silver nanoparticles on the soil community – An outdoor TME study. Poster presentation, 27th SETAC- Europe Annual Meeting, 07-11 May 2017, Brussels, Belgium.
2017
Strauss, T., Gabsi, F., Hammers-Wirtz, M., Thorbek, P., Preuss, T.G. (2017): The power of hybrid modelling: An example from aquatic ecosystems. Ecological Modelling 364:77-88. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2017.09.019.
2016
Strauss, T., Kulkarni, D., Preuss, T.G., Hammers-Wirtz, M. (2016): The secret lives of cannibals: Modelling density-dependent processes that regulate population dynamics in Chaoborus crystallinus. Ecological Modelling 321:84-97.
2015
Hammers-Wirtz, M., Toschki, A. (2015): Investigating effects of silver nanoparticles on the soil community – Concept of an outdoor TME study. Poster presentation, SETAC Europe 25th Annual Meeting, Barcelona, Spain.
2014
Gabsi, F., Glazier, D. S., Hammers-Wirtz, M., Ratte, H.-T., Preuss, T. G. (2014): How do interactive maternal traits and environmental factors determine offspring size in Daphnia magna? Annales de Limnologie - International Journal of Limnology 50:9-18.
2014
Schmidt, T. C., Kowal, S., Börgers, A., Dopp, E., Erger, C., Gebhardt, W., Gehrmann, L., Hammers-Wirtz, M., Herbst, H., Kasper-Sonnenberg, M., Linnemann, V., Lutze, H., Lyko, S., Magdeburg, A., Maus, C., Portner, C., Richard, J., und Türk, J. (2014). Abschlussbericht zum Forschungsvorhaben „Metabolitenbildung beim Einsatz von Ozon – Phase 2: gerichtet an das Ministerium für Klimaschutz, Umwelt, Landwirtschaft, Natur- und Verbraucherschutz des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen (MKULNV), AZ IV-7-042 600 001J, Vergabenummer 08/058.1.
2013
Hammers-Wirtz, M., Magdeburg, A., Lyko, S., Nafo, I. (2013): Occurrence, alteration and reduction of ecotoxicological effects of hospital wastewater from different advanced treatment. Poster presentation 23th SETAC- Europe Annual Meeting 12-16 May 2013, Glasgow, Scotland.
2013
Gabsi, F., Hammers-Wirtz, M., Grimm, V., Schäffer, A., Preuss, T. G. (2013): Coupling different mechanistic effect models for capturing individual- and population-level effects of chemicals: Lessons from a case where standard risk assessment failed. Ecological Modelling 280:18-29.
2013
Hammers-Wirtz, M., Magdeburg, A. (2013): Ecotoxicological assessment of ozone treatment in municipal wastewater treatment plants using in vivo bioassays. Poster presentation 23th SETAC- Europe Annual Meeting 12-16 May 2013, Glasgow, Scotland.
2012
Agatz, A., Hammers-Wirtz, M., Gabsi, F., Ratte, H.T., Brown, C.D., Preuss, T.G. (2012): Promoting effects on reproduction increase population vulnerability of Daphnia magna. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 31(7): 1604-1610.
2010
Hammers-Wirtz, M., Strauss, T. (2010): The use of the minimum detectable difference (MDD) can improve the assessment of effects in community studies. Poster presentation, SETAC Europe 20th Annual Meeting, 23-27 May 2010, Seville, Spain.
2010
Keiter, S., Peddinghaus, S., Feiler, U., von der Goltz, B., Hafner, C., Yu Ho, N., Rastegar, S., Otte, J.C., Ottermanns, R., Reifferscheid, G., Strähle, U., Braunbeck, T., Hammers-Wirtz, M., Hollert, H. (2010). DanTox - a novel joint research project using zebrafish (Danio rerio) to identify specific toxicity and molecular modes of action of sediment-bound pollutants. Journal of Soils and Sediments 10(4): 714-717.
2010
Höss, S., Ahlf, W., Fahnenstich, C., Gilberg, D., Hollert, H., Melbye, K., Meller, M., Hammers-Wirtz, M., Heininger, P., Neumann-Hensel, H., Ottermanns, R., Ratte, H.T., Seiler, T.-B., Spira, D., Weber, J., Feiler, U. (2010): Variability of sediment-contact tests in freshwater sediments with low-level anthropogenic contamination - Determination of toxicity thresholds. Environmental Pollution 158(9): 2999-3010.
2010
Keiter, S., Peddinghaus, S., Feiler, U., von der Goltz, B., Hafner, C., Yu Ho, N., Rastegar, S., Otte, J.C., Ottermanns, R., Reifferscheid, G., Strähle, U., Braunbeck, T., Hammers-Wirtz, M., Hollert, H. (2010). A BMBF joint project to identify specific. Sediment toxicity and molecular mechanisms of environmental pollutants with zebrafish (Danio rerio). Umweltwissenschaften und Schadstoff-Forschung 22(2): 94-98.
2010
Preuss, T.G., Hammers-Wirtz, M., Ratte, H.T. (2010). The potential of individual based population models to extrapolate effects measured at standardized test conditions to relevant environmental conditions-an example for 3,4-dichloroaniline on Daphnia magna. Journal of Environmental Monitoring 12(11): 2070-2079.
2010
Hammers-Wirtz, M., Strauss, T., Toschki, A., Ottermanns, R., Lennartz, G. et al. (2010). gaiac - research institute for ecosystem analysis and assessment: a small and medium enterprise working hand in hand with RWTH Aachen University. Umweltwissenschaften und Schadstoff-Forschung 22 (4): 507-508.
2009
Siehoff, S., Hammers-Wirtz, M., Strauss, T., Ratte, H. T. (2009): Periphyton as alternative food source for the filter-feeding cladoceran Daphnia magna. Freshwater Biology 54: 15-23.
2009
Preuss, T.G., Hammers-Wirtz, M., Hommen, U., Rubach, M.N., Ratte, H.T. (2009): Development and validation of an individual based Daphnia magna population model: The influence of crowding on population dynamics. Ecological Modelling 220: 310-329.
2008
Siehoff, S., Strauss, T., Hammers-Wirtz, M., Ratte, H.T. (2008): Periphyton als alternative Nahrungsressource für Daphnia magna. Deutsche Gesellschaft für Limnologie (DGL) - Tagungsbericht 2007 (Münster) S. 44-47.
2007
Hammers-Wirtz, M., Strauss, T., Ratte, H.T.: Aquatic mesocosm studies as a tool in higher-tier risk assessment for pesticides - Variability in zooplankton populations, Platform presentation, SETAC Europe 17th Annual Meeting, 20.-24. Mai 2007, Porto, Portugal.
2006
Hammers-Wirtz, M.: Aquatic mesocosm studies as tool in higher-tier risk assessment for pesticides. Vortrag, Aquabase Workshop, 28. - 29. November 2006, Aachen, Germany.
2006
Hammers-Wirtz, M., Coors, A., Ratte, H.T. (2006): Störung der chemischen Kommunikation von Planktonorganismen durch Xenobiotika. Deutsche Gesellschaft für Limnologie (DGL) - Tagungsbericht 2005 (Karlsruhe).
2006
Coors, A., Kuckelkorn, J., Hammers-Wirtz, M., Strauss, T. (2006). Application of in-situ bioassays with macrophytes in aquatic mesocosm studies. Ecotoxicology 15(7): 583-591.
2005
Ratte, H.T., Hammers-Wirtz, M., Pohl, B., Strauss, T., Classen, S., Preuss, T.G. (2005): Ökotoxikologische Bewertung kleiner Fließgewässer mit ausgeprägter anthropogener Belastung am Beispiel des Oberlaufes der Nette. Abschlussbericht BMBF, FKZ 02 WU 0289.
2004
Coors, A., Hammers-Wirtz, M., Ratte, H.T. (2004): Adaptation to environmental stress in Daphnia magna simultaneously exposed to a xenobiotic. Chemosphere 56(4): 395-404.
2003
Ratte, H.T., Hammers-Wirtz, M., Cleuvers, M. (2003): Ecotoxicity testing. In: Markert BA, Breure AM, Zechmeister HG (eds): Bioindicators and biomonitors. Elsevier Science B.V., pp. 221-255.
2002
Hammers-Wirtz, M. (2002): Gewässerökologische Bewertung von Textilhilfsmitteln - Teststrategien und Einstufungskonzepte. Dissertation RWTH Aachen, Akademische Edition Umweltforum, Band 18/2002, Shaker Verlag, Aachen, Germany.
2002
Pohl, B., Hammers-Wirtz, M., Ratte, H.T. (2002): Ecotoxicological evaluation of small running waters with pronounced anthropogenic load. 12th SETAC-Europe Annual Meeting, Wien, Austria.
2001
Ratte, H.T., Hammers-Wirtz, M. (2001): Does risk mitigation needs also modified approaches in toxicity testing? Mitt. Bio. Bundesanst. Land- Forstwirtsch. 383:21-24.
2000
Hammers-Wirtz, M., Ratte, H.T. (2000): Ecological Assessment of Textile Auxiliaries. Poster presentation, 3rd SETAC World Congress, 10th SETAC-Europe Annual Meeting, 21-25 May 2000, Brighton, United Kingdom.
2000
Hammers-Wirtz, M., Ratte, H.T. (2000): Offspring fitness in Daphnia: Is the Daphnia reproduction test appropriate for extrapolating effects on the population level? Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 19 (7): 1856-1866.
1999
Hammers, M., Bromand, N., Schuphan, I., Ratte, H.T. (1999): Der Einfluß von Dispergiermitteln auf die Lebensdaten von Daphnia magna. In: Oehlmann J und Markert B (Hrsg.): Ökotoxikologie - Ökosystemare Ansätze und Methoden, Ecomed Verlagsgesellschaft, Landsberg, Germany, 496-503.
1999
Hammers-Wirtz, M., Ratte, H.T. (1999): Should the Daphnia reproduction test be replaced by a Daphnia population experiment? Oral presentation, 9th SETAC-Europe Annual Meeting, 25-29 May 1999, Leipzig, Germany.
1999
Hammers-Wirtz, M., Ratte, H.T. (1999): Shift in offspring size and number in Daphnia magna induced by xenobiotics. Poster presentation, 14-18 September 1999, Vth International Symposium on Cladocera, Max-Planck-Institut für Limnologie, Plön, Germany.
1998
Hammers-Wirtz, M., Ratte, H.T. (1998): The influence of dispersants on the life history of Daphnia magna. Poster presentation, 8th SETAC-Europe Annual Meeting, 14-18 April, Bordeaux, France.
1996
Hammers, M. (1996): Der Einfluß von Chaoborus auf die Lebensdaten von Daphnia magna: Gegensäätzliche Ergebnisse bei unterschiedlichen Methoden. Deutsche Gesellschaft für Limnologie (DGL) - Tagungsbericht 1995 (Schwedt), 357-361.