Dr. Carolin Völker

Research Scientist

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Carolin Völker has been a research scientist at ISOE since 2014 and led the SÖF junior research group PlastX together with Johanna Kramm from 2016 to 2021. Carolin Völker is a private lecturer at the Department of Biosciences at the Goethe University Frankfurt am Main, Institute for Ecology, Evolution and Diversity. Her work focuses on the effects of chemical substances on ecosystems, assessment, communication and perception of environmental risks, and systemic approaches to environmental risk assessment. She studied biology at the University of Frankfurt am Main and graduated in 2009 with a diploma in ecotoxicology. Her doctoral thesis was on the topic of “Ecotoxicological characterisation of silver nanoparticles – A contribution to the hazard assessment of nanomaterials”. The topic of her habilitation, which she completed in 2022, was “Environmental Impacts of Microplastics: Ecotoxicological Assessment and Systemic Analysis”.

Focus of research

  • Effects of chemical substances on ecosystems
  • Assessment, communication and perception of environmental risks
  • Systemic approaches to environmental risk assessment