Zita Sebesvari

Associate Academic Officer

  • Zita Sebesvari
    +49 228-815-0207
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    Ph.D., Marine Environmental Sciences, University of Oldenburg
    M.Sc., Environmental Sciences, University of Essen

    Key Publications

    Sebesvari Z., Esser F., Neumann R., Schulte A., Brinkhoff T., Harder T. (submitted): Monospecies bacterial films on sediment induce larval settlement of the infaunal spionid polychaetes Polydora cornuta and Streblospio benedicti. Aquatic Biology.
    Azaizeh H., Salhani N., Sebesvari Z., Shardendu S., Emons H. (2006): The potential of two wetland plants to phytoremediate selenium in a constructed wetland. In: Journal of Phytoremediation 8: 187-198.
    Sebesvari Z., Esser F., Harder T. (2006) Sediment-associated cues for larval settlement of the inbenthic spionid polychaetes Polydora cornuta and Streblospio benedicti. In: Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 337: 109-120.
    Sebesvari Z., Ettwig K.F., Emons H. (2005): Biomonitoring of tin and arsenic in different compartments of a limnic ecosystem with emphasis on Corbicula fluminea and Dikerogammarus villosus. In: Journal of Environmental Monitoring 7: 203-207.
    Azaizeh H, Salhani N., Sebesvari Z., Emons H. (2003): The potential of rhizosphere microbes isolated from a constructed wetland to biomethylate selenium. In: Journal of Environmental Quality 32: 55-62.

    Biographical Statement

    Zita has an expertise in the fields of environmental analytical chemistry, bioremediation, benthic ecology and chemical ecology. She has worked on environmental monitoring projects in Germany, where she mainly carried out analysis of different types of samples from river ecosystems on metalloid compounds. In Oldenburg she worked on chemical and microbial signaling processes in the marine environment.

    At the UNU Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS), Zita is member of the Environmental Vulnerability and Energy Security Section. She is conducting research in the field of pesticide fate monitoring and modeling in the Lower Mekong, Vietnam. She is responsible for management activities, assists the supervision and guidance of Ph.D. students and involved in the organization of the Ph.D. programme within the WISDOM project.

  • Technical Papers, Policy Briefs, etc

    • Emons H., Sebesvari Z., Falk K., Krachler M. (2004): Occurrence and speciation of arsenic, antimony and tin in specimens used for environmental biomonitoring of limnic ecosystems. In: Hirner, AV, Emons, H (Eds.): Organic Metal and Metalloid Species in the Environment: Analysis, Distribution, Processeses and Toxicological Evaluation. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, New York.