Dr. Ralf Petto

ibacon GmbH
Arheilger Weg 17
64380 Rossdorf

+49 6154 697-378
Positions at ibacon: 
Managing Director
Biologist, Dr. rer. nat.
  • Studies of Biology at the Technical University of Aachen
  • Specialization on ecological and entomological work in laboratory and field
  • PhD on structure and dynamics of spider populations within and between small-scale woodlands


Foundation and leadership of the contract research organisation ibacon GmbH

Establishment of GLP-compliant ecotoxicological studies for (agro-)chemicals and other purposes.



Establishment of the terrestrial ecotoxicological working group at RCC Umweltchemie GmbH & Co. KG, Rossdorf. GLP-compliant implementation of studies on earthworms, honey bees and beneficial arthropods.

  • SETAC Europe and SETAC GLB
  • German Society of Entomology (DGaaE)
  • ANABUKI, NIENSTEDT, KOLLMANN, GALICIA, & PETTO (2002) New alternative plant protection products: AKO - 2023, a very selective Acaricide - Is it also safe to Beneficial Arthropods and Earthworms? Poster, IURAC-Meeting, Basel
  • GOSSMANN A& PETTO R (1997) Suitability of different food in earthworm reproduction testing
  • PETTO R, GROER G, KLEPKA S (1996) Institut für Biologische Analytik und Consulting IBACON GmbH, poster presentation at DECHEMA conference in March
  • PETTO R (1991) Struktur und Dynamik der Spinnengemeinschaften von Saumbiotopen. PhD-thesis
  • PETTO R (1990) Abundance and prey of Coelotesterrestris (Wider) (Araneae, Agelenidae) in hedges. Bull. Br. Arachnol. Soc. Vol. 8 (6): 185-193
  • PETTO R (1987) Besiedlungsdichte und Beutespektrum von Coelotesterrestris (Wider) (Araneae, Agelenidae) in Hecken des Venn - Vorlandes bei Aachen. Diploma-thesis