Andreas Kortekamp

Curriculum vitae Andreas Kortekamp, PhD, was born in 1970 in Germany. After the first education steps and civilian service, he studied biology at the University of Karlsruhe and got his PhD in natural sciences in 2001. He has worked as a visiting scientist at the University of Kaiserslautern, University of Halle, and at the Federal Centre for Breeding Research on Cultivated plants (now Julius-Kühn-Institute) during his postdoctoral studies, and as assistant professor at the University of Hohenheim. Since 2009 Dr. Kortekamp is the head of the mycology and bacteriology department at the State Service Center Rheinpfalz for Research, Teaching and Consulting in Viticulture, Horticulture and Rural Development. He has served on the editorial board and as a reviewer of several international journals and is a member in several national and international scientific societies. Dr. Kortekamp teaches biochemistry, plant pathology, and viticulture at the graduate level. He is mainly interested in plant diseases, especially diseases of grapevine, mycology, microbiology, plant physiology, and in the effect of agrochemicals on crop plants.

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Herbicides are much more than just weed killers. They may exhibit beneficial or adverse effects on other organisms. Given their toxicological, environmental but also agricultural relevance, herbicides are an interesting field of activity not only for scientists working in the field of agriculture. It seems that the investigation of herbicide-induced effects on weeds, crop plants, ecosystems, microorganisms, and higher organism requires a multidisciplinary approach. Some important aspects regarding the multisided impacts of herbicides on the living world are highlighted in this book. I am sure that the readers will find a lot of helpful information, even if they are only slightly interested in the topic.

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