Field Studies

Field studies are essential tools in higher pesticide risk assessment, offering information on the environmental risk of pesticides under realistic conditions.  The session will cover all aspects related to the design, execution, evaluation and interpretation of field studies; including strategies addressing the representativeness of field studies for risk assessment and the implementation of ecosystem services approaches in the field.

In addition, the session will specifically consider the role of field studies in connecting laboratory studies with landscape modelling and monitoring, the design of integrated testing strategies, improvements in the ecological relevance of the exposure scenarios, and the use of field information for mapping risks.  The natural environmental field variability and the integration of the exposure and effect assessments will be addressed through the use of ecoregion and ecotype approaches to deal with the complexity and diversity of ecosystems and their services. Abstracts exploring the use of field studies results for defining specific protection goals and calibrating the lower and medium tier scenarios are also welcomed.




  • Jos Boesten, Alterra and Wageningen University (NL)
  • Chris Lhytgo, European Food Safety Authority (EU)
  • Bernhard Gottesbüren, BASF (GE)



43 Ole Stig Jacobsen Microbial degradation, sorption, and transport of four pesticides in four agricultural soil – subsoil profiles
44 Ole Stig Jacobsen Degradation and transport of ethylenethiourea in a sandy soil profile
45 Karpouzas Dimitrios G. A tiered-based approach to study the dissipation and adsorption of isoproturon, tebuconazole, and chlorpyrifos in soil.
46 Karpouzas Dimitrios G. Advances in the assessment of the soil microbial toxicity of pesticides: are we ready to revise the relevant regulatory framework?
47 Xavier Peyrard Assessing subsurface lateral transfers of pesticides combining a tracing experiment with a high spatiotemporal resolution monitoring
48 Karpouzas Dimitrios G. Assessment of the impact of isoproturon, chlorpyrifos and tebuconazole on soil microbial functions using a lab-to-field tiered approach
49 Margoum Christelle Benefits of passive sampling for the monitoring of pesticides in surface and subsurface waters
50 Pepper Tim Direct measurement of spray interception by cereal crops using the fluorescent dye tracer 1,3, 6, 8-pyrene tetra sulfonic acid tetra sodium salt (ptsa)
51 Bedos Carole Effect of wheat architecture on the fate of fungicides in the environment
52 Adriaanse Pauline Iris Estimation of degradation rates in water from higher-tier effect cosm studies by inverse modelling with toxswa
53 Veronika Storck Evidence for the interest of suspect screening metabolomics to detect and identify known and unknown pesticide metabolites formed in agricultural soils
54 Van den Berg F. Modelling exposure of workers, residents and bystanders to vapour plant protection products after application to crops
55 Oberdörster Christoph Multidimensional modelling of non-uniform water and solute application to the soil surface
56 Beulke Sabine Research on european soil scenarios for permanent crops and crops grown on ridges
57 Almvik Marit Slow degradation of fungicides in soils from cold temperate climate
58 Zhenglei Gao The use of p-values and confidence intervals in the context of environmental safety and ecotoxicology studies
59 Ove Jonsson Time integrating, micro flow, inline extraction (timfie) sampler for the determination of pesticide concentrations in water
60 Houbraken Michael Volatilisation of pesticides after foliar application in vegetable greenhouses