About the Authors

Andrew M. Dolman

andrew.dolman@tu-cottbus.de

Affiliation Chair of Freshwater Conservation, Brandenburg University of Technology, Bad Saarow, Germany

Jacqueline Rücker

Affiliation Chair of Freshwater Conservation, Brandenburg University of Technology, Bad Saarow, Germany

Frances R. Pick

Affiliation Department of Biology, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada

Jutta Fastner

Affiliation Federal Environmental Agency, Berlin, Germany

Thomas Rohrlack

Affiliation Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Ås, Norway

Ute Mischke

Affiliation Department of Shallow Lakes and Lowland Rivers, Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB), Berlin, Germany

Claudia Wiedner

Affiliation Chair of Freshwater Conservation, Brandenburg University of Technology, Bad Saarow, Germany

Competing Interests

Part of the funding for the NOSTOTOX project came from a commercial source: Veolia Water (http://www.veoliawater.com). Veolia Water does not fund any of the authors’ current projects, and the authors are not seeking further funding from them. Veolia Water has had no influence over the work described in this paper. The involvement of Veolia Water does not alter the authors’ adherence to all the PLoS ONE policies on sharing data and materials.

Author Contributions

Analyzed the data: AMD. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: JR CW TR JF UM. Wrote the paper: AMD CW FRP. Conceived and designed the analysis: AMD JR FRP CW. Collected and harmonised the data sets: UM JR.