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Information about the BIOFISH - the towed measuring device
BIOFISH 相关信息-拖拽测量装置




Norra S. (2016) Research in the Far East - The Sino-German Joint Project „SIGN - Assuring Water Quality from the Source to the Tap“. looKIT - Das Magazin für Forschung, Lehre, Innovation (ISSN 1869-2311) 02/2016: 70.

Holbach A., Norra S., Haushahn P., Moldaenke C. (2016) Advanced multi-sensor technologies for effective monitoring in Chinese water bodies. Water Solutions 1: 99-103.

Zhu L., Santiago-Schübel B., Xiao H., Hollert H., Kueppers S. (2016) Electrochemical oxidation of fluoroquinolone antibiotics: Mechanism, residual antibacterial activity and toxicity change. Water Res. 102: 52-62. doi: 10.1016/j.watres.2016.06.005

Kranzioch-Seipel I., Beckert U., Shen C., Yin D., Tiehm A. (2016) Microbial dechlorination of HCB, PCP, PCB180, HCH and PCE in a Yangtze Three Gorges Reservoir enrichment culture, China. Environ. Earth. Sci. 75(10): 1-9. doi: 10.1007/s12665-016-5653-y

Dohmann M., Chen C., Grambow M., Kolditz O., Krebs P., Schmidt K. R., Subklew G., Tiehm A., Wermter P., Dai X. H., Liao Z. L., Meng W., Song Y. H., Yin D., Zheng B. H. (2016) German contributions to the Major Water Program in China: “Innovation Cluster - Major Water”. Environ. Earth. Sci. 75: 703. doi: 10.1007/s12665-016-5504-x

Xiao H., Kuckelkorn J., Nusser L.K., Floehr T., Hennig M.P., Ross-Nickoll M., Schaffer A., Hollert H. (2016) The metabolite 3,4,3',4'-tetrachloroazobenzene (TCAB) exerts a higher ecotoxicity than the parent compounds 3,4-dichloroaniline (3,4-DCA) and propanil. Sci. Total. Environ. 551-552: 304-316. doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.02.019


Floehr T., Scholz-Starke B., Xiao H., Hercht H., Wu L., Hou J., Schmidt-Posthaus H., Segner H., Kammann U., Yuan X., Ross-Nickoll M., Schaffer A., Hollert H. (2015) Linking Ah receptor mediated effects of sediments and impacts on fish to key pollutants in the Yangtze Three Gorges Reservoir, China - A comprehensive perspective. Sci. Total. Environ. 538: 191-211. doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2015.07.044

Floehr T., Scholz-Starke B., Xiao H., Koch J., Wu L., Hou J., Wolf A., Bergmann A., Bluhm K., Yuan X., Ross-Nickoll M., Schaffer A., Hollert H. (2015) Yangtze Three Gorges Reservoir, China: A holistic assessment of organic pollution, mutagenic effects of sediments and genotoxic impacts on fish. Journal of environmental sciences (China) 38: 63-82. doi: 10.1016/j.jes.2015.07.013

Kranzioch I., Ganz S., Tiehm A. (2015) Chloroethene degradation and expression of Dehalococcoides dehalogenase genes in cultures originating from Yangtze sediments. Environ. Sci. Pollut. Res. 22(4): 3138-3148. doi:10.​1007/​s11356-014-3574-4

Liu L., Chen L., Floehr T., Xiao H., Bluhm K., Hollert H., Wu L. (2015) Assessment of the Mutagenicity of Sediments from Yangtze River Estuary Using Salmonella Typhimurium/Microsome Assay. PLoS One 10: e0143522. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0143522

Xi B., Su J., Sun Y. Huo S., Zheng B., Tiehm A., Kolditz O. (2015) Thematic Issue: Water of the Taihu Lake. Environ. Earth. Sci. 74: 3929-3933. doi: 10.1007/s12665-015-4732-9

Zhu L., Santiago-Schuebel B., Xiao H., Thiele B., Zhu Z., Qiu Y., Hollert H., Kueppers S. (2015) An efficient laboratory workflow for environmental risk assessment of organic chemicals. Chemosphere 131: 34-40. doi: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2015.02.031


Holbach A., Norra S., Wang L., Yijun Y., Hu W., Zheng B., Bi Y. (2014) Three Gorges Reservoir: Density pump amplification of pollutant transport into tributaries. Environ. Sci. Technol. 48, 7798-7806. doi: 10.1021/es501132k
Jin X., Wang Y., Jin W., Rao K., Giesy J.P., Hollert H., Richardson K.L., Wang Z. (2014) Ecological risk of nonylphenol in China surface waters based on reproductive fitness. Environ. Sci. Technol. 48: 1256-62. doi: 10.1021/es403781z
Liu L., Chen L., Shao Y., Zhang L., Floehr T., Xiao H., Yan Y., Eichbaum K., Hollert H., Wu L. (2014) Evaluation of the ecotoxicity of sediments from Yangtze river estuary and contribution of priority PAHs to ah receptor--mediated activities. PLoS One 9: e104748. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0104748
Wang Y., Teng E., Liu T., Lv Y., Jin X., Giesy J. P., Hollert H. (2014) A national pilot scheme for monitoring and assessment of ecological integrity of surface waters in China. Environmental Development 10: 104-107. doi: 10.1016/j.envdev.2014.02.003


Floehr T., Xiao H., Scholz-Starke B., Wu L., Hou J., Yin D., Zhang X., Ji R., Yuan X., Ottermanns R., Ross-Nickoll M., Schaeffer A., Hollert H. (2013) Solution by dilution?-A review on the pollution status of the Yangtze River. Environ. Sci. Pollut. Res. 20: 6934-6971. doi: 10.1007/s11356-013-1666-1
Holbach A., Floehr T., Kranzioch I., Wolf A. (2013) Dilution of pollution? Processes affecting the water Quality in the river-style Three Gorges Reservoir. Environ. Sci. Pollut. Res. 20: 7140–7141. doi: 10.1007/s11356-012-1252-y
Holbach A., Wang L., Chen H., Hu W., Schleicher N., Zheng B., Norra S. (2013) Water mass interaction in the confluence zone of the Daning River and the Yangtze River—a driving force for algal growth in the Three Gorges Reservoir. Environ. Sci. Pollut. Res. 20: 7027–7037. doi: 10.1007/s11356-012-1373-3
Hollert H. (2013) Processes and environmental quality in the Yangtze River system. Environ. Sci. Pollut. Res. Int 20: 6904-6. doi: 10.1007/s11356-013-1943-z
Kranzioch I., Stoll C., Holbach A., Chen H., Wang L., Zheng B., Norra S., Bi Y., Schramm K.-W., Tiehm A. (2013) Dechlorination and organohalide-respiring bacteria dynamics in sediment samples of the Yangtze Three Gorges Reservoir. Environ. Sci. Pollut. Res. 20: 7046-7056. doi: 10.1007/s11356-013-1545-9
Liang X. Q., Nie Z. Y., He M. M., Guo R., Zhu C. Y., Chen Y. X., Küppers S. (2013) Application of 15N–18O double stable isotope tracer technique in an agricultural nonpoint polluted river of the Yangtze Delta Region. Environ. Sci. Pollut. Res. 20: 6972–6979. doi: 10.1007/s11356-012-1352-8
Scholz-Starke B., Ottermanns R., Rings U., Floehr T., Hollert H., Hou J., Li B., Wu L.L., Yuan X., Strauch K., Wei H., Norra S., Holbach A., Westrich B., Schaffer A., Ross-Nickoll M. (2013) An integrated approach to model the biomagnification of organic pollutants in aquatic food webs of the Yangtze Three Gorges Reservoir ecosystem using adapted pollution scenarios. Environ. Sci. Pollut. Res. Int. 20: 7009-26. doi: 10.1007/s11356-013-1504-5
Wolf A., Bergmann A., Wilken R.-D., Gao X., Bi Y., Chen H., Schüth C. (2013) Occurrence and distribution of organic trace substances in waters from the Three Gorges Reservoir, China. Environ. Sci. Pollut. Res. 20: 7124–7139. doi: 10.1007/s11356-013-1929-x


Bergmann A., Bi Y., Chen L., Floehr T.,. Henkelmann B.,. Holbach A.,. Hollert H., Hu W., Kranzioch I., Klumpp E., Küppers S., Norra S., Ottermanns R., Pfister G., Roß-Nickoll M., Schäffer A., Schleicher N., Schmidt B., Scholz-Starke B., Schramm K.-W., Subklew G., Tiehm A., Temoka C., Wang J., Westrich B., Wilken R.-D., Wolf A., Xiang X.,Yuan Y. (2012) The Yangtze-Hydro Project: a Chinese–German environmental program. Environ. Sci. Pollut. Res. (19):1341-1344. doi: 10.1007/s11356-011-0645-7