Prof. Dr. Carolin Floeter

Department of Environmental Engineering
Professorin für Biologie, Umweltrisikobewertung und Umweltrecht

Ulmenliet 20
21033 Hamburg

Room N5.06

T +49 40 428 75-6105

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  • Biological and chemical parameter to assess water quality
  • Biology
  • Practical course biology
  • Applied hydrobiology and ecotoxicology
  • Environmental risk assessment
  • PharmCycle seminar: Sustainable concepts to avoid and reduce the contamination of pharmaceuticals to aquatic ecosystems
  • Environmental law

Focus areas/Expertise

Fields of research

  • environmental risk assessment
  • aquatic ecotoxicology
  • risk mitigation measures
  • environmental law
  • pharmaceuticals in the environment
  • risk mitigation measures for bats at onshore wind turbines

Offices held/Professional memberships


  • Leader of the research group PharmCycle
  • Head of biological laboratory of the Department Environmental Engineering
  • Member of research board
  • Member of faculty board
  • Member of department board
  • Member of Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC)
  • Member of German Standardization Working Group NA 119-01-03-05-03 "Marine Bioassays"

Thesis (B.A./M.A.) and PhD supervision

Current PhD students

  • Kim Oelkers
  • Jannes Kreutzfeldt
  • Polina Krapivnitckaia


Short bio

Short biography

  • Since 2011 Professor for Biology, Environmental Risk Assessment and Environmental Law,
    Department of Environmental Engineering, Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany.
  • Freelance "science and law consult"
  • Scientist Technical University Berlin, Department Aquatic Toxicology, Germany.
  • PhD (Dr. rer. nat.) marine ecotoxicology & environmental law,
    Technical University of Hamburg, Department Environmental Engineering &
    Research Forum for Environmental Law University of Hamburg, Germany
  • Diploma in biology, additional degree: Public law, environmental law, University of Hamburg, Germany


Recent selected publications

  • Kreutzfeldt J, Floeter C, Lingner T, Schmitz-Beuting L, Reich M, Kunz VD (2020):
    Analytical volume model for optimized spatial radar bat detection in onshore wind parks.
    PLoS ONE 15 (9): e0239911.
  • Oelkers, K., Floeter, C (2019). The accessibility of data on environmental risk assessment of pharmaceuticals:
    Is the marketing authorisation procedure in conflict with the international right of access to environmental information?
    Environ Sci Eur 31, 58.
  • Krapivnitckaia, P., Kunz, V. D. and Floeter, C. (2019): Currently Known Characteristics of Bat Species Represented
    in Hamburg in Respect of Wind Turbine Casualties. 5th CARPE Conference, Valencia, Spain, 23-25 October 2019, pp. 138-145.
  • Andrä, A., Beyer, F., Cornelissen, C., Einfeldt, J., Heseding, J., Kümmerer, K., Oelkers, K., Floeter, C. (2018):
    PharmCycle: a holistic approach to reduce the contamination of the aquatic environment with antibiotics by developing
    sustainable antibiotics, improving the environmental risk assessment of antibiotics, and reducing the discharges of antibiotics in the wastewater outlet.
    Environ Sci Eur 30:24.
  • Niehus, N.C. Floeter, C., Hollert, H., Witt, G. (2018): Miniaturised Marine Algae Test with Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons
    −Comparing Equilibrium Passive Dosing and Nominal Spiking. Aquatic Toxicology (198) 190–197.
  • Weichert, F.G., Floeter, C., Meza Artmann, A.S. and Kammann, U. (2017): Assessing the ecotoxicity of potentially neurotoxic substances
    - Evaluation of a behavioural parameter in the embryogenesis of Danio rerio. Chemosphere (186) 43-50.
  • Einfeldt J., Andrä J., Beyer F., Cornelissen G., Kümmerer K. und Floeter C. (2017): Reduzierung der Arzneimittelbelastung in Gewässern - Das PharmCycle-Projekt.
    Hamburger Berichte zur Siedlungswasserwirtschaft Nr. 96, 45-50.
  • Liebig, M., Floeter, C., Hahn, T., Koch, W., Wenzel, A. and Römbke, J. (2014): Risk Mitigation Measures: An Important Aspect of the Environmental Risk Assessment of Pharmaceuticals.
    Toxics, 2, 35-49. doi:10.3390/toxics2010035.


Additional information

Current research projects

  • PharmCycle