Focus: decidedly simulation models in the field of ecotoxicology, but also GIS-simulations/ simulations of climatic parameters, resource protection for the balance between agriculture and biotic environment
In the course of the registration process of plant protection products possible unwanted entries towards groundwater and surface waters are simulated by point models. On the basis of a certain number of scenarios the entries via the different entry pathways (leaching, drainage, runoff, erosion) are thereby predicted. The scenarios are characterised by different soil and climate properties. Especially in the field of the FOCUS standard modelling the department owns extensive experience. By consulting GIS-analyses these point models can be investigated in respect of their representativity for the actually occurring conditions on agricultural areas or new scenarios can be derived. By the additional integration of spatial/temporal aspects in different projects new methods were developed in the past to model the concentration regime of plant protection products after there entry into surface waters dynamically.