Silke Classen
(Graduate Biologist)

Project Manager Running Water Ecology and Ecotoxicology

Phone: +49 241 – 8027640
E-Mail: classen@gaiac-eco.de

Focus of activities

  • Stream ecology
  • Determination of benthic invertebrates
  • Limnological expert assessment
  • Ecological risk assessment
  • Non-standard bioassays
  • Aquatic mesocosm studies
  • Statistical analyses
2021
Classen, S., Roessink, I., Bruns, E., Gergs, K., Hager, J., Lagadic, L., Preuss, T.-G. (2021): Influence of laboratory conditions on development and survival of field collected mayflies (Cloeon dipterum), a key step towards a chronic test method. Platform presentation, 31st SETAC-Europe Annual Meeting, 03– 06 May 2021, Virtual Conference.
2021
Villaescusa, J.A., Villena, M.J., González, R., Picazo, A., Rojo, V., Nieminem, M., Classen, S., Pujante, A., Camacho, A. (2021): Macroinvertebrate community assessment and biomonitoring of European water bodies. Is a multimarker approach necessary? ARPHA Conference Abstracts 4: e65390. https://doi.org/10.3897/aca.4.e65390
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.
2019
Gergs, A., Rakel, K., Liesy, D., Zenker, A., Classen, S. (2019): Mechanistic effect modeling approach for the extrapolation of species sensitivity. Environmental science & technology, 53(16), 9818-9825.
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
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
Classen, S., Henn, S., Peeters, S. (2018): Insektizide Stoffe im Gewässermonitoring. Projektbericht für das Sächsisches Landesamt für Umwelt, Landwirtschaft und Geologie (LfULG).
2016
Gergs, A., Classen, S., Strauss, T., Ottermanns, R., Brock, T.C.M., Ratte, H.T., Hommen, U., Preuss, T.G. (2016): Ecological recovery potential of freshwater organisms: Consequences for environmental risk assessment of chemicals. Reviews of Environmental. Contamination and Toxicology 236:259-294.
2014
Kubiak, R., Hommen, U., Bach, M., Classen, S., Gergs, A., Golla, B., Guerniche, D., Klein, M., Krumpe, J., Preuss, T.G., Ratte, H.T., Roß-Nickoll, M., Schäfers, C., Strauss, T., Toschki, A., Trapp, M. (2014): Georeferenced Probabilistic Risk Assessment of Pesticides – Further Advances in Assessing the Risk to Aquatic Ecosystems by Spray Drift from Permanent Crops. UBA Texte 05/2014. Umweltbundesamt, Dessau-Roßlau, Germany, ISSN 1862-4804, 477p.
2013
Koester, M., Classen, S., Gergs, R. (2013): Establishment of group-specific PCR-primers for the identification of freshwater macroinvertebrates – Conservation Genetics Resources 5-4, 1091-1093.
2011
Gergs, A., Classen, S., Hommen, U., Preuss, T.G. (2011): Identification of realistic worst case species for prospective risk assessment using the trait concept. Env. Sci. Poll.Res. 18, 1316-1323.
2010
Classen, S., Hammers-Wirtz, M., Strauss, T. (2010): Effects of the seasonal development of macrophytes on other primary producers in aquatic mesocosms. Poster presentation, SETAC Europe 20th Annual Meeting, 23-27 May 2010, Seville, Spain.
2009
Classen, S., Hammers-Wirtz, M., Strauss, T. (2009): Einfluss der jahreszeitlichen Entwicklung von Makrophyten auf weitere Primärproduzenten in aquatischen Mesokosmen. Poster presentation, 14. SETAC GLB-Jahrestagung, 5.-7. Oktober 2009, Weihenstephan, Germany.
2006
Classen, S., Pohl, B., Zenker, A., Preuss, T.G., Strauss, T., Hammers-Wirtz, M., Ratte, H.T. (2006): Anthropogene Belastung der Nette. Ein Vergleich von biozönotischen Daten und ökotoxikologischem Monitoring. Poster presentation, SETAC GLB-Jahrestagung, Universität Koblenz-Landau, 03.-05. September 2006, Germany.
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
Schifflers, A., Classen, S., Liedtjens, K., Preuss, T.G., Ratte, H.T. (2004): Eignung von Fließgewässer-Trichoptera als Testorganismen. SETAC GLB Annual Meeting, Aachen, Germany.