Daniel Reto Dietrich

Prof. Daniel Reto Dietrich
Human & Umwelttoxikologie
Universität Konstanz
Universitätsstrasse 10; Box 662
DE-78457 Konstanz, BW

Mailing Address:
Human & Umwelttoxikologie
Universität Konstanz
Universitätsstrasse 10; Box 662
-78457 Konstanz, BW

Phone: (49 7531) 88 35 18
Phone2: (49 7531) 88 31 71
Fax: (49 7531) 88 31 70
E-mail: daniel.dietrich(at)uni-konstanz.de
URL Institution: www.umwelttoxikologie.uni-konstanz.de/english
Personal URL: link

Additional functions:
  • Elected external expert „Life Sciences for human well-being“ for the European Parliament (2014 -)
  • Co-Chair, Akademie für Wissenschaftliche Weiterbildung of the University of Konstanz, December 2014 –
  • Coordinator IRSES Marie Curie FP7 Exchange Program EC FP7: PIRSES-GA-2011-2016.
  • Science Advisory Member of the EUREGIO Lake Constance Agenda 21
  • Grant Review Panel, Baden-Württemberg BW-PLUS, State Funding for Ecological Research
  • Grant Review Panel, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)
  • Grant Review Panel, Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt (DBU), Osnabrück
  • Environmental Agency, United Kingdom
  • European Center for Ecotoxicology and Toxicology of Chemicals (ECETOC), Bruxeles, B
  • European Union, Institute of Consumer Health and Safety, ECVAM, JRC, Ispra, I
  • Endocrine Disruption and Ecotxicology Expert, OECD, Paris, F
  • Expert, Scientific Committee on Emerging and Newly Identified Health Risks (SCENIHR) for the European Commission, Bruxelles, Belgium
  • Chair of the expert peer-review panel of EPA's draft Toxicological Reviews of Cyanobacterial Toxins: Anatoxin-a, Cylindrospermopsin, and Microcystins LR, RR, YR, and LA. January 10, 2007, Peer review meeting in Cincinnati, OH, USA.
  • AOAC (www.aoac.org): Member Presidential Task Force on Marine and Freshwater Toxins
  • IARC (WHO International Agency for Research on Cancer; www.iarc.fr): Member of the Scientist team to develop IARC Monograph, Volume 94 'Ingested Nitrates and Nitrites, and the Blue-green Algae Toxins Mycrocystin-LR and Nodularin' Lyon, 14-21 June 2006
  • Grant Review Panel, Academy of Finland (http://www.aka.fi/eng/). Chair of the ENVIRONMENT Panel 2006 -
  • Grant Review Panel, The Research Council of Norway (www.forskningsradet.no)
  • Grant Review Panel, Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), UK (http://www.bbsrc.ac.uk/)

    Key Publications of Daniel Reto Dietrich (up to ten) :
    1.Kleinteich, J., Hildebrand, F., Bahram, M., Voigt, A.Y., Wood, S.A., Jungblut, A.D., Küpper, F.C., Quesada, A., Camacho, A., Pearce, D.A., Convey, P., Vincent, W.F., Zarfl, C., Bork, P., Dietrich, D.R. (2017): Pole-to-pole connections: Similarities between Arctic and Antarctic microbiomes and their vulnerability to environmental change. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, 10.3389/fevo.2017.00137
    2. Wood, S.A., Maier, M. Y., Puddick, J., Pochon, X., Zaiko, A., Dietrich, D.R. and Hamilton, D.P. (2016): Trophic state and geographic gradients influence planktonic cyanobacterial diversity and distribution in New Zealand lakes. FEMS Microbial Ecology. DOI: 10.1093/femsec/fiw234
    3. Wood, S.A., Borges, H., Puddick, J., Biessy, L., Atalah, J., Hawes, I., Dietrich, D.R., and Hamilton, D.P. (2016): Contrasting cyanobacterial communities and microcystin concentrations in summers with extreme weather events: Insights into potential effects of climate change. Hydrobiologia, 778, doi: 10.1007/s10750-016-2904-6.
    4. Kleinteich, J., Hildebrand, F., Wood, S.A., Cires, S., Quesada, A., Pearce, D., Convey, P., Kuepper, F.C., and Dietrich, D.R. (2014): Use of pyrosequencing to explore the diversity of toxic and non-toxic cyanobacterial in meltwater ponds on the Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctic Science, 26(5):521-532.
    5. Kleinteich, J., Wood, S.A., Kuepper, F.C., Camacho, A., Quesada, A., Frickey, T., and Dietrich, D.R. (2012): Temperature related changes in polar cyanobacterial mat diversity and toxin production. Nature Climate Change, 2(3):356–360
    6. Wood, S.A., Dietrich, D.R., Cary, C., and Hamilton, D.P. (2012): Increasing Microcystis cell abundance enhances microcystin synthesis: a mesocosm study. Inland Waters, 2(1):17-22.
    7. Wood, S.A., Rückert, A., Hamilton, D.P., Cary, S.C., and Dietrich, D.R. (2011): Switching toxin production on and off: intermittent microcystin synthesis in a Microcystis bloom, Environ. Microbiol. Reports, 3(1):118–124.
    8. Jungblut, A.-D., Höger, S., Mountfort, D., Hitzfeld, B.C., Dietrich, D.R., and Neilan B., A. (2006) Characterization of microcystin production in an antarctic cyanobacterial mat community. Toxicon, 47(3): 271-278.
    9. Jungblut, A.-D., Hawes, I., Mountfort, D., Hitzfeld, B., Dietrich, D.R., Burns, B.P., and Neilan B., A. (2005) Diversity within cyanobacterial mat communities in cariable salinity meltwater ponds of McMurdo Ice Shelf, Antarctica. Environ Microbiol., 7(4):519-529.
    10. Hitzfeld, B.C., Lampert, C.S., Spaeth, N., Mountfort, D., Kaspar, H., and Dietrich, D.R. (2000): Toxin production in cyanobacterial mats from ponds on the McMurdo iceshelf, Antarctica. Toxicon, 38:1731-1748.

    Expertise of Daniel Reto Dietrich:
    Expertise CategorySpecific Expertise
    Expert TypeScientific / Fundamental Research
    Applied Sciences / Technologies / Engineering
    Research Interface / Management
    ScopeCauses of Change
    Impact of Change
    Vulnerability to Change
    Topic AtmosphereGlobal Warming
    Topic HydrosphereFresh Water Systems / Rivers / Lakes
    Topic CryosphereGlaciers
    Polar Ice Sheets/ Sea Ice
    Permafrost / Solifluction
    Topic BiosphereBiodiversity
    Topic Integrated SystemsNutrient Cycle / Food Chain
    Life Cycle
    Topic EcosystemsTerrestrial Ecosystems
    Topic Economy/ResourceUseFood Security
    Land Cover / Land Use / Landscape
    Topic SocietyEducation / Communication / Participation
    Topic HealthInfectious / Vector Borne Disease
    Topic SustainabilityEcological Sustainability
    Social Sustainability
    Economic Sustainability
    Topic Risk & Disaster ManagementRisk Assessment / Forecasting
    Prevention of Risks and Natural Hazards
    Fundamental Knowledge
    Spatial ZonesMountain / Highland
    Spatial ScaleGlobal / Hemispheric
    Local / Community
    Time FramePast
    Recent / Today
    Statistical FocusMean Change / Trends
    MethodsData Collection - Measurement
    Data Analysis
    Applied Research / Technology
    Integrated Assessment
    Collaboration with developing and transition countries ; Capacity Building
    Program Coordination / Management

    Specialties of Daniel Reto Dietrich:
    Toxicologist, Cyanobacteria

    Last update: 12/17/18
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