Ecotoxicological risks in small streams are high


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Priorisation of pollutants for sediment monitoring in Switzerland


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Do stromwater overflows in Lake Geneva contribute to sediment pollution?


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A new system for the biomonitoring of surface waters


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Ecosystem stress caused by micropollutants

01. June 2017

Ecosystem stress caused by micropollutants

Micropollutants enter rivers and streams in effluents discharged from wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs). As well as having adverse impacts on individual species, these substances appear to alter aquatic ecosystem functions, such as litter decomposition.

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Aquatic fungi - a neglected class

23. May 2017

Aquatic fungi - a neglected class

Aquatic fungi degrade organic material and thereby play a key role in the food web of freshwater ecosystems. However, the organisms are not considered in the risk assessment of fungicides. This should change, the ecotoxic center feels.

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The Ecotox Centre

The Ecotox Centre is the Swiss competence centre for applied, practice-oriented ecotoxicology. It 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

Casado-Martinez, M.C., Wildi, M., Ferrari, B.J.D., Werner, I. (2017) Prioritization of substances for national ambient monitoring of sediment in Switzerland. Environmental Science and Pollution Research DOI 10.1007/s11356-017-9082-6

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Langer, M., Junghans, M., Spycher, S., Koster, M., Baumgartner, C., Vermeirssen, E., Werner, I. (2017) Hohe ökotoxikologische Risiken in Bächen - NAWA SPEZ untersucht Bäche in Gebieten intensiver landwirtschaftlicher Nutzung. Aqua & Gas 4, 58-68

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(Eco)toxicological evaluation of glyphosate - debate on a pesticide

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Ecotoxicologcal assessment of PPP in surface waters: EQS and RAC values: Ecotoxicologcal assessment of PPP in surface waters: EQS and RAC values

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Messung von PCB und Dioxinen in Fliessgewässern

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