Dr. Monika Ratte
"You can explain even complex matters in an easy-to-understand way. You just have to want to."
"Statistics is logical, I like that. And biology is alive and vibrant, that has always fascinated me.
Both during my biology studies at RWTH Aachen University and during my doctorate at Reserach Center Jülich, I really enjoyed working experimentally, because a properly designed experiment with a precise question and a systematic evaluation provides clear answers. My personal highlight was a seven-week measurement campaign on a research vessel - that's where the expression "swaying results" takes on a new meaning.
Statistical evaluations are never boring and it is a challenge to structure large amounts of data and keep track of them. I enjoy anticipating possible objections and questions and have often been surprised by the results myself. Support for ToxRat-users means explaining statistical relationships in a way that the other person understands. That excites me, and I can only do that if I really understand it myself - as a result, I'm constantly learning.
In my leisure time, I love to be in the garden. There's always something to do and - that's what I like most - to watch. I'm particularly fond of insects."
Biology studies at RWTH Aachen University, majoring in microbiology and ecology
PhD at the Research Center Jülich, Institute for Atmospheric Chemistry .
Scientific assistant at the Research Center Jülich, working field plant emissions
2002 Foundation of ToxRat Solutions GmbH
Award of the Borchers Plakette of the RWTH Aachen for the doctoral examination passed with distinction.
Award of the Friedrich-Wilhelm-Prize of the RWTH Aachen for the doctoral thesis
Award of the Günther Leibfried Prize of the Research Center Jülich for the "written and oral presentation of the results of the dissertation in a generally understandable form for a broad, interested public".
Ines Heisterkamp, Monika Ratte, Ute Schoknecht, Stefan Gartiser, Ute Kalbe, Ouit Ilvonen (2021): Ecotoxicological evaluation of construction products: inter-laboratory test with DSLT and percolation test eluates in an aquatic biotest battery. Environmental Sciences Europe, 33:75
René Lehmann, Jean Bachmann, Bilgin Karaoglan, Jens Lacker, Glenn Lurman, Christian Polleichtner, Hans Toni Ratte, Monika Ratte (2018): The CPCAT as a novel tool to overcome the shortcomings of NOEC/LOEC statistics in ecotoxicology: a simulation study to evaluate the statistical power. Environ Sci Eur (2018) 30:50
René Lehmann, Jean Bachmann, Bilgin Karaoglan, Jens Lacker, Christian Polleichtner, Hans Toni Ratte, Monika Ratte (2018): An alternative approach to overcome shortcomings with multiple testing of binary data in ecotoxicology. Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment, 32, 213-222
Stefan Gartiser, Ines Heisterkamp, Ute Schoknecht, Michael Burkhardt, Monika Ratte, Outi Ilvonen, Frank Brauer, Jan Brückmann, André Dabrunz, Philipp Egeler, Anrea-Maria Eisl, Ute feiler, Ines Fritz, Sabina König, Herbert Lebertz, Pascal Pandard, Gabriele Pötschke, Dirk Scheerbaum, Frank Schreiber, Premysl, Soldan, Roland Weiß, Reinhilde Weltens (2017)
Results from a round robin test for the ecotoxicological evaluation of construction products using two leaching tests and an aquatic test battery. Chemosphere 175 (2017) 138-146
Stefan Gartiser, Ines Heisterkamp, Ute Schoknecht, Nicole Bandow, Michael Burkhardt, Monika Ratte,Outi Ilvonen (2016)
Recommendation for a test battery for the ecotoxicological evaluation of the environmental safety of construction products. Chemosphere, http://dx.doi.org/10.2016/j.chemosphere.2016.12.115
René Lehmann, Jean Bachmann, Dirk Maletzki, Christian Polleichtner, Hans Toni Ratte, Monika Ratte (2016)
A new approach to overcome shortcomings with multiple testing of reproduction data in ecotoxicology. Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment, 30 83), 871-882
Ute Feiler, Monika Ratte, Gertie H. P. Arts, Christine Bazin, Frank Brauer, Carmen Casado, Laszlo Dören, Britta Eklund, Daniel Gilberg, Matthias Grote, Guido Gonsior, Christoph Hafner, Willi Kopf, Bernd Lemnitzer, Anja Liedtke, Uwe Matthias, Ewa Okos, P Pandard, Dirk Scheerbaum, Mechthild Schmitt-Jansen, Kathleen R. Stewart, Ivana Teodorović, Andrea Wenzel and Hans-Jürgen Pluta (2014)
Inter-laboratory trial of a standardized sediment contact test with the aquatic plant Myriophyllum aquaticum (ISO 16191). Environmental toxicology and chemistry / SETAC, pp 662-70