Passive samplers as investigators
find PCB source in the Birs


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Ecotoxicity of corrosion inhibitors


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Development of a new earthworm assay


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Successful evaluation of the Ecotox Centre

27. May 2016

Successful evaluation of the Ecotox Centre

In 2015, the Ecotox Centre was evaluated by external experts. The evaluation report has now been published: Overall, the development of the Ecotox Centre and its services and impacts were rated very positively.

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Sediment quality in the Venoge

17. May 2016

Sediment quality in the Venoge

Do the sediments in the Venoge contribute to the rivers inferior water quality? To answer this question the Ecotox Centre has assessed the water quality with bioassays and chemical analyses.

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The Ecotox Centre

The Ecotox Centre is the Swiss competence centre for applied, practice-oriented ecotoxicology and serves as the primary knowledge hub and discussion platform for research and development, consulting and education in that area.


Proposals for Acute and Chronic Quality Standards Test Systems Continuing Education Staff

Current publications, info sheets and reports

Aldrich, A., Junghans, M., Aeberli, C., Brühl, C.A., Streissl, F., Schmidt, B.R. (2016) Amphibien und Pflanzenschutzmittel: Forschungs- und Handlungsbedarf. Aqua & Gas, 4, 14-20

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Casado-Martinez, M.C., Molano-Leno, L., Grandjean, D., De Alencastro, L.F., Werner. I., Ferrari, B.J.D. (2016) Impacts des sédiments sur la qualité d'eau. Surveillance écotoxicologique de la qualité de la rivière Venoge. Aqua & Gas, 4, 56-63

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Microplastic in the environment (available in German or French)

Ecotoxicologcal assessment of PPP in surface waters: EQS and RAC values: Ecotoxicologcal assessment of PPP in surface waters: EQS and RAC values (avaliable in German or French)

Methoden zur Beurteilung der Wasserqualität anhand von ökotoxikologischen Biotests: Ergebnisse einer Literaturrecherche und einer Expertenbefragung

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Ecotoxicity of wood preservatives (SOLTOX): Current knowledge and evaluation of potential toxicity for soil organisms

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