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Research Output 2013 2019

2019
10 Citations (Scopus)

Agriculture versus wastewater pollution as drivers of macroinvertebrate community structure in streams

Burdon, F. J., Munz, N. A., Reyes, M., Focks, A., Joss, A., Räsänen, K., Altermatt, F., Eggen, R. I. L. & Stamm, C., 1 Apr 2019, In : Science of the Total Environment. 659, p. 1256-1265

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Wastewater treatment
Agriculture
macroinvertebrate
Pesticides
Wastewater

Assessing the ecological impact of chemical pollution on aquatic ecosystems requires the systematic exploration and evaluation of four lines of evidence

Backhaus, T., Brack, W., Van den Brink, P. J., Deutschmann, B., Hollert, H., Posthuma, L., Segner, H., Seiler, T. B., Teodorovic, I. & Focks, A., 26 Dec 2019, In : Environmental Sciences Europe. 31, 1, 98.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Aquatic ecosystems
Pollution
Water management
Surface waters
Ecosystems

Exposure pattern-specific species sensitivity distributions for the ecological risk assessments of insecticides.

van den Brink, P. J., Buijert-de Gelder, D. M., Brock, T. C. M., Roessink, I. & Focks, A., 30 Sep 2019, In : Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety. 180, p. 252-258

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Insecticides
Pesticides
Risk assessment
Toxicity
Silver Sulfadiazine
16 Citations (Scopus)

Future water quality monitoring: improving the balance between exposure and toxicity assessments of real-world pollutant mixtures

Altenburger, R., Brack, W., Burgess, R. M., Busch, W., Escher, B. I., Focks, A., Mark Hewitt, L., Jacobsen, B. N., de Alda, M. L., Ait-Aissa, S., Backhaus, T., Ginebreda, A., Hilscherová, K., Hollender, J., Hollert, H., Neale, P. A., Schulze, T., Schymanski, E. L., Teodorovic, I., Tindall, A. J. & 4 others, de Aragão Umbuzeiro, G., Vrana, B., Zonja, B. & Krauss, M., 21 Feb 2019, In : Environmental Sciences Europe. 31, 1, 12.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Water quality
Toxicity
Monitoring
Impurities
Water
10 Citations (Scopus)

Improved component-based methods for mixture risk assessment are key to characterize complex chemical pollution in surface waters

Posthuma, L., Altenburger, R., Backhaus, T., Kortenkamp, A., Müller, C., Focks, A., de Zwart, D. & Brack, W., 1 Dec 2019, In : Environmental Sciences Europe. 31, 1, 70.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Surface waters
Risk assessment
Water quality
Pollution
Water
3 Citations (Scopus)

Let us empower the WFD to prevent risks of chemical pollution in European rivers and lakes

Brack, W., Ait-Aissa, S., Altenburger, R., Cousins, I., Dulio, V., Escher, B., Focks, A., Ginebreda, A., Hering, D., Hilscherová, K., Hollender, J., Hollert, H., Kortenkamp, A., de Alda, M. L., Posthuma, L., Schymanski, E., Segner, H. & Slobodnik, J., 1 Dec 2019, In : Environmental Sciences Europe. 31, 1, 47.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorialAcademic

Open Access
5 Citations (Scopus)

Mixtures of chemicals are important drivers of impacts on ecological status in European surface waters

Posthuma, L., Brack, W., van Gils, J., Focks, A., Müller, C., de Zwart, D. & Birk, S., 30 Sep 2019, In : Environmental Sciences Europe. 31, 1, 71.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Surface waters
Water quality
Pollution
Quality management
Aquatic ecosystems
4 Citations (Scopus)

Modeling the Sensitivity of Aquatic Macroinvertebrates to Chemicals Using Traits

Van Den Berg, S. J. P., Baveco, H., Butler, E., De Laender, F., Focks, A., Franco, A., Rendal, C. & Van Den Brink, P. J., 22 May 2019, In : Environmental Science and Technology. 53, 10, p. 6025-6034 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
macroinvertebrate
modeling
ecotoxicology
Life cycle
Animals

Predictive models in ecotoxicology: Bridging the gap between scientific progress and regulatory applicability—Remarks and research needs

Vighi, M., Barsi, A., Focks, A. & Grisoni, F., 1 May 2019, In : Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management. 15, 3, p. 345-351 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

scientific progress
ecotoxicology
predictive model
activity structure
sublethal effect
2 Citations (Scopus)

Strengthen the European collaborative environmental research to meet European policy goals for achieving a sustainable, non-toxic environment

Brack, W., Ait-Aissa, S., Backhaus, T., Birk, S., Barceló, D., Burgess, R., Cousins, I., Dulio, V., Escher, B. I., Focks, A., van Gils, J., Ginebreda, A., Hering, D., Hewitt, M., Hilscherová, K., Hollender, J., Hollert, H., Köck, M., Kortenkamp, A., de Alda, M. L. & 12 others, Müller, C., Posthuma, L., Schüürmann, G., Schymanski, E., Segner, H., Sleeuwaert, F., Slobodnik, J., Teodorovic, I., Umbuzeiro, G., Voulvoulis, N., van Wezel, A. & Altenburger, R., 1 Dec 2019, In : Environmental Sciences Europe. 31, 1, 63.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Water resources
Ecosystems
Monitoring
Biodiversity
Climate change
2018
5 Citations (Scopus)
Open Access
macroinvertebrate
Calibration
calibration
imidacloprid
Insecticides
2 Citations (Scopus)

Predictive models in ecotoxicology: Bridging the gap between scientific progress and regulatory applicability

Focks, A., Grisoni, F., Barsi, A. & Vighi, M., Sep 2018, In : Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management. 14, 5, p. 601-603

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorialAcademic

scientific progress
ecotoxicology
predictive model
Europe
4 Citations (Scopus)

Reconciling monitoring and modeling: An appraisal of river monitoring networks based on a spatial autocorrelation approach - emerging pollutants in the Danube River as a case study

Ginebreda, A., Sabater-Liesa, L., Rico, A., Focks, A. & Barceló, D., 15 Mar 2018, In : Science of the Total Environment. 618, p. 323-335

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Autocorrelation
autocorrelation
Rivers
pollutant
Monitoring
14 Citations (Scopus)

Scientific Opinion on the state of the art of Toxicokinetic/Toxicodynamic (TKTD) effect models for regulatory risk assessment of pesticides for aquatic organisms

Ockleford, C., Adriaanse, P., Berny, P., Brock, T., Duquesne, S., Grilli, S., Hernandez‐Jerez, A. F., Bennekou, S. H., Klein, M., Kuhl, T., Laskowski, R., Machera, K., Pelkonen, O., Pieper, S., Smith, R. H., Stemmer, M., Sundh, I., Tiktak, A., Topping, C. J., Wolterink, G. & 8 others, Cedergreen, N., Charles, S., Focks, A., Reed, M., Arena, M., Ippolito, A., Byers, H. & Teodorovic, I., Aug 2018, In : EFSA Journal. 16, 8, e05377.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Aquatic Organisms
aquatic organisms
Pesticides
pharmacokinetics
risk assessment

Toxicokinetic/Toxicodynamic effect modelling for the regulatory risk assessment of pesticides for aquatic organisms

Focks, A., 29 Nov 2018.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstractAcademic

2017
4 Citations (Scopus)

Numerical evaluation of bioaccumulation and depuration kinetics of PAHs in Mytilus galloprovincialis

Yakan, S. D., Focks, A., Klasmeier, J. & Okay, O. S., 2017, In : Environmental Pollution. 220, p. 1244-1250

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Mytilus
Bioaccumulation
Bivalvia
Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons
14 Citations (Scopus)

Toward refined environmental scenarios for ecological risk assessment of down-the-drain chemicals in freshwater environments

Franco, A., Price, O. R., Marshall, S., Jolliet, O., van den Brink, P. J., Rico Artero, A., Focks, A., De Laender, F. & Ashauer, R., 2017, In : Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management. 13, 2, p. 233-248

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
freshwater environment
risk assessment
drain
scenario
chemical
2016
9 Citations (Scopus)

An energetics-based honeybee nectarforaging model used to assess the potential for landscape-level pesticide exposure dilution

Baveco, J. M., Focks, A., Belgers, J. D. M., van der Steen, J. J. M., Boesten, J. J. T. I. & Roessink, I., 2016, In : PeerJ. 4, 25 p., e2293.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Plant Nectar
Pesticides
Dilution
honey bees
pesticides

Aquatic and Terrestrial Ecotoxicology and Risk Management

Arena, M., Arts, G. H. P., Brock, T. C. M., Clook, M. & Focks, A., 2016.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaperProfessional

27 Citations (Scopus)

Developing ecological scenarioos for the prospective aquatic risk assessment of pesticides

Rico Artero, A., van den Brink, P. J., Gylstra, R., Focks, A. & Brock, T. C. M., 2016, In : Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management. 12, 3, p. 510-521

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

risk assessment
pesticide
scenario
aquatic organism
conceptual framework

Identification of relevant toxicant mixtures influencing the macroinvertebrate community of the Danube river

Rico Artero, A., van den Brink, P. J. & Focks, A., 2016.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstractAcademic

23 Citations (Scopus)

Modelling survival: exposure pattern, species sensitivity and uncertainty

Ashauer, R., Albert, C., Augustine, S., Cedergreen, N., Charles, S., Ducrot, V., Focks, A., Gabsi, F., Gergs, A., Goussen, B., Jager, T., Kramer, N. I., Nyman, A-M., Poulsen, V., Reichenberger, S., Schäfer, R. B., Van Den Brink, P. J., Veltman, K., Vogel, S., Zimmer, E. I. & 1 others, Preuss, T. G., 2016, In : Scientific Reports. 6, 29178.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
modeling
exposure
pesticide
malathion
aquatic organism

Quantification of uncertainty in toxikinetic-toxicodynamic model predictions

Focks, A., Gabsi, F., Reichenberger, S., Kramer, N. & Cedergreen, N., 30 May 2016, SETAC Europe 26th Annual Meeting Abstract Book. SETAC

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingAbstract

22 Citations (Scopus)

Relative influence of chemical and non-chemical stressors on invertebrate communities: A case study in the Danube River

Rico, A., van den Brink, P. J., Leitner, P., Graf, W. & Focks, A., 2016, In : Science of the Total Environment. 571, p. 1370-1382

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

invertebrate
Rivers
Poisons
river
Water quality

Towards a landscape scale risk assessment: development of a coherent and flexible framework for the integration of aquatic exposure and effect modelling

Focks, A., Baveco, J. M., Brock, T. C. M. & van den Brink, P. J., 2016, Environmental risk assessment of pesticides: 25 years of scientific advancements since the adoption of Directive 91/414/EEC: Abstracts and Biographies. EFSA, p. 13-14

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingAbstract

Open Access

Validation status of TKTD models: predictions of survival after time-variable exposure to pesticides match observations, but not all

Focks, A., 30 May 2016, SETAC Europe 26th Annual Meeting Abstract Book. SETAC

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingAbstract

2015

Assessing data needs, precision of parameter estimates and godness-of-fit of model predictions for TK/TD models: chlorpyrifos as a test case

Focks, A., Rubach, M., Zafar, M. I., Ashauer, R. & van den Brink, P. J., 15 Dec 2015. 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstractAcademic

Assessing data needs, precision of parameter estimates and goodness-of-fit of model predictions for TK/TD midels: chlorpyrifos as a test case

Focks, A., Rubach, M., Zafar, M. I., Ashauer, R. & van den Brink, P. J., 2015. 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstractAcademic

Can Trait-Based Approaches in Analysis of Fish Communities Help in Identification of Key Pollutants and Mixtures: The River Danube Case Study

Sipos, S., Statisticar, V., Bammer, V., Pehlivanov, L., Zornig, H., Schabuss, M., Focks, A. & Teodorovic, I., 2015, Abstract Book SETAC 25th Annual Meeting. SETAC

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingAbstract

Developing ecological scenarios for the prospective risk assessment of pesticides

Rico Artero, A., Brock, T. C. M., Focks, A. & van den Brink, P. J., 2015, Abstract Book SETAC europe 25th annual meeting. SETAC, 1 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingAbstract

Dilution at the Hive: a Dutch field study

Roessink, I., Belgers, J. D. M., van der Steen, J. T., Focks, A., Baveco, J. M. & Boesten, J. J. T. I., 2015.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePosterAcademic

Discriminating between the effects of chemicals and other influencing factors on the macroinvertebrates community and trait composition: data analysis from the 3rd Joint Danube Survey

Focks, A., Rico Artero, A., Baveco, J. M., Graf, W., Schmidt-Kloiber, A., Teodorovic, I., Paunovic, M. & van den Brink, P. J., 2015.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstractAcademic

145 Citations (Scopus)

Future water quality monitoring - Adapting tools to deal with mixtures of pollutants in water resource management

Altenburger, R., Ait-Aissa, S., Antczak, P., Backhaus, T., Barcelo, D., Seiler, T., Brion, F. & Focks, A., 2015, In : Science of the Total Environment. 512-513, p. 540-551

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Water resources
Water quality
water quality
pollutant
Monitoring

Modelling honeybee foraging in complex landscapes and consequences for exposure to pesticides in the bee hive

Baveco, J. M., Focks, A., Roessink, I., Belgers, J. D. M., van der Steen, J. J. M. & Boesten, J. J. T. I., 28 Dec 2015, Abstract Book, SETAC Europe 25th Annual Meeting. SETAC, p. 66

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingAbstract

beehives
honey bees
pesticides
foraging
nectar

Spatially-explicit individual-based models of competition: impacts of stress on resilience

Baveco, J. M., Focks, A., de Laender, F., Trijau, M. & van den Brink, P. J., 2015. 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePosterAcademic

State of the art in mechanistic effect modelling for aquatic risk assessment of plant protection products

Preuss, T. G., Baveco, J. M., Focks, A., Hommen, U., Strauss, T. & Thorbek, P., 2015, Abstract Book, SETAC Europe 25th Annual Meeting . SETAC

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingAbstract

Using the DEBkiss IBM framework to predict chemical effects on two interacting zooplankton species

Viaene, K. P. J., Focks, A., Baveco, J. M., Janssen, C., van den Brink, P. J. & de Laender, F., 15 Dec 2015.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstractAcademic

Open Access

Using the DEBkiss IBM framework to predict effects on two interacting zoöplankton species

Viaene, K. P. J., Focks, A., Baveco, J. M., Janssen, C., van den Brink, P. J. & de Laender, F., 2015, Abstract Book SETAC Europe 25th Annual Meeting. SETAC, 1 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingAbstract

2014
10 Citations (Scopus)

A simulation study on effects of exposure to a combination of pesticides used in an orchard and tuber crop on the recovery time of a vulnerable aquatic invertebrate

Focks, A., Luttik, R., Zorn, M., Brock, T. C. M., Roex, E., van der Linden, T. & van den Brink, P. J., 2014, In : Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. 33, 7, p. 1489-1498

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Orchards
tuber
Invertebrates
orchard
Pesticides
29 Citations (Scopus)
pesticide
spray
population dynamics
risk assessment
chemical

Parameterisation of TKTD models to predict the survival of five aquatic species exposed to chlorptrifos, pyrene and carbendazim

Focks, A., Viaene, K. P. J., De Laender, F. & van den Brink, P. J., 2014.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstractAcademic

36 Citations (Scopus)

Structural and functional response of the soil bacterial community to application of manure from difloxacin-treated pigs

Jechalke, S., Focks, A., Rosendahl, I., Groeneweg, J., Siemens, J., Heuer, H. & Smalla, K., 2014, In : FEMS microbiology ecology. 87, 1, p. 78-88

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

difloxacin
structural response
Manure
functional response
pig
5 Citations (Scopus)

The challenge: Landscape ecotoxocologie and spatially explicit risk assessment

Focks, A., 2014, In : Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. 33, 6, p. 1193

Research output: Contribution to journalLetterAcademicpeer-review

83 Citations (Scopus)

Towards better modelling and decision support: Documenting model development, testing, and analysis using TRACE

Grimm, V., Augusiak, J. A., Focks, A., Frank, B. M. & Gabsi, F., 2014, In : Ecological Modelling. 280, p. 129-139 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

modeling
analysis
development model
decision
terminology