Research Centre of Toxic Compounds in Environment, Masaryk University, Brno
Gerhard Lammel studied Chemistry in Regensburg and Freiburg, Germany, did a doctorate in atmospheric chemistry at the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry, Mainz, Germany (in 1988), and his habilitation in environmental chemistry at University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany (in 2000). He became a full professor at Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic (in 2007). His teaching encompasses atmospheric and environmental chemistry and global environmental change. His research, pursued at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, Hamburg, University of Hamburg, Masaryk University’s Research Centre for Toxic Compounds in the Environment (since 2006) and Max Planck Institute for Chemistry (since 2008), has been focusing on aerosol chemistry and total environmental chemistry of long-lived organic pollutants, mostly based on field experiments and on advanced numerical modelling. He has authored some 100 research papers and contributed to a number of scientific assessment reports (UNEP, IPCC, WHO, UNECE, German Advisory Council on Global Change). He has been serving on various committees, was Chair of the Board of the German Chemical Society Environmental Chemistry and Ecotoxicology branch (2007-2010), and is Member of the European Chemical Societies' Division of Chemistry and the Environment.
Environmental Research publishes original reports describing studies of the adverse effects of environmental agents on humans and animals. The principal aim of the journal is to assess the impact of chemicals and microbiological pollutants on human health. Both in vivo and in vitro studies, focused on defining the etiology of environmentally induced illness and to increase understanding of the mechanisms by which environmental agents cause disease, are especially welcome. Investigations on the effects of global warming/climate change on the environment and public health, as well as those focused on the effects of anthropogenic activities on climate change are also of particular interest.
Although Environmental Research is opened to all subjects directly related with this field, areas of special interest include:
• Air, soil, and water pollutants and health
• Biomonitoring and adverse human health effects
• Environmental and occupational medicine
• Environmental epidemiology
• Environmental microbiology
• Environmental toxicology
• Environmental transport and fate of pollutants
• Global warming/climate change
• Nanomaterials in the environment and nanotoxicology
• Risk analysis, risk assessment and risk management, and public health
• Waste treatment and disposal
• Water and wastewater management, and sewage