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Dr. Larissa Dsikowitzky

Office Location

Building: Lochnerstr.
Haus B
Room: 207
Lochnerstr. 4-20
52056 Aachen

Affiliation

Institute of Geology and Geochemistry of Petroleum and Coal

Contact

Phone: +49-241-80-98295
Email: Larissa.Dsikowitzky@emr.rwth-aachen.de



Research interest

  • Occurrence, environmental fate and distribution pathways of organic contaminants in aquatic systems
     
  • Identification of pollution sources with organic marker compounds
     
  • Accumulation of contaminants in macrobenthic invertebrates and fish
     
  • Identification and quantification of emerging organic contaminants in water, sediments and aquatic organisms with GC-MS screening techniques

 

Research projects

2015 "Assessment of chemical contamination in a coastal ecosystem subject to aquaculture discharges as a base for evaluating the related biological response", carried out in the frame of the Sino-German cooperation project ECOLOC: “Environmental change affecting COastal ecosystems of tropical China during the Anthropocene: Landward vs. OCeanic influence”
2012

“Sources and risks of organic contaminant and heavy metal burden in seafood from Jakarta Bay”, carried out in the frame of the German-Indonesian research programme SPICE III (Science for the Protection of Indonesian Coastal Marine Ecosystems)

2009 “Land-Sea Interactions along Coastal Ecosystems of Tropical China: Hainan” – (LANCET)”

2008

Participation in the programme “Germany and China – Moving ahead together”, exhibition in Guangzhou, China

2007

“Characterization of organic contaminants in industrial wastewater from direct discharges and their behaviour in the fluvial systems of North Rhine-Westphalia”

2006

“Geochemical analysis of sediments from Lake Bant, Germany, to ascertain organic indicators for warfare residues”

 

 

Curriculum vitae

Employment record

Since 2012 Scientist at the Institute of Geology and Geochemistry of Petroleum and Coal,
RWTH Aachen University, Germany
2007-2011

Coordinator of the Sino-German project LANCET (Land-Sea Interactions along Coastal Ecosystems of Tropical China: Hainan) at the Leibniz Center for Tropical Marine Ecology, Bremen, Germany

2005-2006

Post-doctoral research fellow at the Institute of Geology and Geochemistry of Petroleum and Coal,
RWTH Aachen University, Germany

Education

1999-2002

PhD degree in Environmental Geochemistry,
Institute of Geology and Geochemistry of Petroleum and Coal,
RWTH Aachen University, Germany

1995-1998

Second Degree in Geology and Palaeontology,
Faculty of Geosciences, University of Hamburg, Germany
Main subjects: Biogeochemistry and Organic Geochemistry

1991-1994

First degree in Geology and Palaeontology,
Faculty of Geosciences,
University of Cologne, Germany

Publications

Peer-reviewed publications

Schwarzbauer, J.; Stock, F.; Brückner, H.; Dsikowitzky, L.; Krichel, M. (2017) Molecular organic indicators for human activities in the Roman harbor of Ephesus, Turkey. Geoarchaeology, accepted

Dsikowitzky, L.; Schäfer, L.; Dwiyitno; Ariyani, F.; Irianto, H. E.; Schwarzbauer, J. (2017) Evidence of massive river pollution in the tropical megacity Jakarta as indicated by faecal steroid occurrence and the seasonal flushing out into the coastal ecosystem. Environmental Chemistry Letters, doi: 10.1007/s10311-017-0641-3

Breckwoldt, A.; Dsikowitzky, L.; Baum , G.; Ferse, S.C.A.;  van der Wulp, S.; Kusumanti, I.; Ramadhan, A.; Adrianto, L. (2016) A review of stressors, uses and management perspectives for the larger Jakarta Bay Area, Indonesia. Marine Pollution Bulletin, doi:10.1016/j.marpolbul.2016.08.040

Sindern, S.; Tremöhlen, M.;  Dsikowitzky, L.; Gronen1, L.; Schwarzbauer, J.; Siregar, T. H.; Ariyani, F.; Irianto, H. E. (2016) Heavy metals in river and coast sediments of the Jakarta Bay region (Indonesia) - geogenic versus anthropogenic sources. Marine Pollution Bulletin, doi:10.1016/j.marpolbul.2016.06.003.

van der Wulp, S.; Dsikowitzky, L.; Hesse, K. J.; Schwarzbauer, J. (2016) Master Plan Jakarta, Indonesia: The Giant Seawall and the need for structural treatment of municipal waste water. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2016.05.048.

Siregar, T.H.; Priyanto, N.; Putri, A.K.; Rachmawati, N.; Triwibowo, R.; Dsikowitzky, L.; Schwarzbauer, J. (2016) Spatial distribution and seasonal variation of the trace hazardous element contamination in Jakarta Bay, Indonesia.

Dsikowitzky, L.; Sträter, M.; Dwiyitno; Ariyani, F.; Irianto, H. E.; Schwarzbauer, J. (2016) First comprehensive screening of lipophilic organic contaminants in surface waters of the megacity Jakarta, Indonesia. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2016.02.019.

Dwiyitno; Dsikowitzky, L.; Nordhaus, I.; Andarwulan, N.; Irianto, H. E.; Lioe, H.N.; Ariyani, F.; Kleinertz, S.; Schwarzbauer, J. (2016) Accumulation patterns of lipophilic organic contaminants in surface sediments and in economic important mussel and fish species from Jakarta Bay, Indonesia. Marine Pollution Bulletin, doi:10.1016/j.marpolbul.2016.01.034.

Dsikowitzky, L.; Ferse, S.; Schwarzbauer, J.; Vogt, T.S.; Irianto, H. E. (2016) Editorial - Impacts of megacities on tropical coastal ecosystems – The case of Jakarta, Indonesia. doi: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2015.11.060

Dsikowitzky, L.; Botalova, O.; Illgut, S.; Bosowski, S.; Schwarzbauer, J. (2015) Identification of characteristic organic contaminants in wastewaters from modern paper production sites and subsequent tracing in a river. Journal of Hazardous Materials 300: 254–262.

Dsikowitzky, L.; Schwarzbauer, J. (2015) Hexa(methoxymethyl)melamine: An Emerging Contaminant in German Rivers. Water Environment Research 87: 461-469.

Dsikowitzky, L.; Schwarzbauer, J. (2014) Industrial organic contaminants: Identification, toxicity and fate in the environment. Environmental Chemistry Letters 12: 371-386.

Dsikowitzky, L.; Botalova, O.; al Sandouk-Lincke, N.A.; Schwarzbauer, J. (2014) Identification of specific organic contaminants in different units of a chemical production site. Environmental Science: Processes and Impacts, 16: 1779 – 1789.

Dsikowitzky, L.; Nordhaus, I.; C.H., Sujatha; P.S., Akhil; Soman, K.; Schwarzbauer, J. (2014) A combined chemical and biological assessment of industrial contamination in an estuarine system in Kerala, India. Science of the Total Environment 485: 348-362.

Dsikowitzky, L.; Dwiyitno; Heruwati, E.; Ariyani, F.; Irianto, H. E.; Schwarzbauer, J. (2014) Exceptionally high concentrations of the insect repellent N,N-diethyl-m-toluamide (DEET) in surface waters from Jakarta, Indonesia, Environmental Chemistry Letters, 12: 371-386.

Jennerjahn, T.C.; Dsikowitzky, L.; Zhang, J.; Wang, D.R. (2013) Editorial - Land–Sea Interactions in Tropical Ecosystems of Hainan, China. In: Land – Sea Interactions in Tropical Ecosystems of Hainan, China, (eds. Jennerjahn, T.C.; Zhang, J.; Wang, D.R.; Dsikowitzky, L.), Special Issue, Continental Shelf Research 57: 1-2.

Zhang, J.; Wang, D.R.; Jennerjahn, T.C.; Dsikowitzky, L. (2013). Land-Sea Interactions at the East Coast of Hainan Island, South China Sea: A Synthesis. In: Land – Sea Interactions in Tropical Ecosystems of Hainan, China, (eds. Jennerjahn, T.C.; Zhang, J.; Wang, D.R.; Dsikowitzky, L.), Special Issue, Continental Shelf Research 57: 132-142.

Dsikowitzky, L.; Mengesha, M.; Dadebo, E.; de Carvalho, C.E.V.; Sindern, S. (2013) Assessment of heavy metals in water samples and tissues of edible fish species from Awassa and Koka Rift Valley Lakes, Ethiopia. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 185: 3117-3131.

Glaser, M.; Christie, P.; Diele, K.; Dsikowitzky, L.; Ferse, S.; Nordhaus, I.; Schlüter, A.; Schwerdtner Mañez, K.; Wild, C. (2012) Measuring and understanding sustainability-enhancing processes in tropical coastal and marine social-ecological systems. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 4: 1-9.

Dsikowitzky, L.; Nordhaus, I.; Jennerjahn, T.; Khrycheva, P.; Sivatharshan, Y.; Yuwono, E.; Schwarzbauer, J. (2011) Anthropogenic organic contaminants in water, sediments and benthic organisms of the mangrove-fringed Segara Anakan Lagoon, Java, Indonesia. Marine Pollution Bulletin 62: 851–862.

Schwarzbauer, J.; Sindern, S.; Dsikowitzky, L.; Liebezeit, G. (2010) Geochemical analysis of Lake Bant sediments to ascertain inorganic and organic indicators for warfare residues. Journal of Soils and Sediments 10: 104-118.

Botalova, O.; Schwarzbauer, J; Frauenrath, T.; Dsikowitzky, L. (2009) Identification and chemical characterization of specific organic constituents of petrochemical effluents. Water Research 43: 3797-3812.

Kronimus, A.; Schwarzbauer, J.; Dsikowitzky, L.; Littke, R. (2006) Compound-specific stable carbon isotope analyses of riverine water organic contaminants. Environmental Chemistry Letters 4: 23-28.

Schwarzbauer, J.; Dsikowitzky, L.; Heim, S.; Littke, R. (2005) Determination of 13C/12C-ratios of anthropogenic organic contaminants in river water samples by GC-irmMS. International Journal of Environmental & Analytical Chemistry 85: 349-364.

Kronimus, A.; Schwarzbauer, J.; Dsikowitzky, L.; Heim, S.; Littke, R. (2004) Anthropogenic organic contaminants in sediments of the Lippe River, Germany. Water Research 38: 3473-3484.

Dsikowitzky, L.; Schwarzbauer, J.; Kronimus, A.; Littke, R. (2004) The anthropogenic contribution to the organic load of the Lippe River (Germany), Part I: Qualitative characterization of low-molecular weight organic compounds. Chemosphere 57: 1275-1288.

Dsikowitzky, L.; Schwarzbauer, J.; Littke, R. (2004) The anthropogenic contribution to the organic load of the Lippe River (Germany), Part II: Quantification of specific organic contaminants. Chemosphere 57: 1289-1300.

Dsikowitzky, L.; Schwarzbauer, J.; Littke, R. (2002) Distribution of polycyclic musks in water and sediments of the Lippe River, Germany. Organic Geochemistry 33: 1747-1758.

 

Book chapters

Dsikowitzky, L.; Schwarzbauer, J. (2013) Organic contaminants from industrial wastewaters: Their identification, toxicity and fate in the environment. In: Pollutant Diseases, Remediation and Recycling, Environmental Chemistry for a Sustainable World 4 (eds. Lichtfouse, E.; Schwarzbauer, J.; Robert, D.), Springer International Publishing Switzerland, pp. 45-101.

 

 

 

 

 


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