Institut für Ostseeforschung Warnemünde
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Marisa Wirth

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Leibniz-Institute for Baltic Sea Research
Seestrasse 15
D-18119 Rostock
+49 381 5197 237
+49 381 5197 302


The focus of my research is the development and application of efficient analysis methods for organic trace substances in the marine environment.


In my dissertation, I developed suitable analysis approaches to detect highly polar organic compounds like the herbicide glyphosate in seawater. In order to overcome salt-matrix limitations during the analysis, I applied the seawater desalination technique of electrodialysis, which enables previously impossible analyses of highly polar trace substances.


Currently, I am investigating the occurrence, transport and degradation of the herbicide glyphosate in the marine environment, specifically in the Baltic Sea.