Estrogens in surface waters - Screening and risk assessment for Europe

Immunotoxicity: an underestimated ecotoxicological effect of chemicals

How long to collect water samples?

Progress in the assessment of sediment quality

Bioassays for the assessment of water quality

05. April 2018

Bioassays for the assessment of water quality

Within the Modular Stepwise Procedure a concept has been developed for the overall assessment of rivers that are contaminated with waste water using ecotoxicological bioassays. The concept represents a first step towards an integrative assessment of water quality.

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Ecotoxicology for ZHAW students

29. March 2018

Ecotoxicology for ZHAW students

Wie in jedem Jahr hat das Oekotoxzentrum im März 2018 angehenden Biotechnologinnen und Biotechnologen eine Einführung in die Ökotoxikologie gegeben.

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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

Escher, B.I., Aїt-Aїssa, S., Behnisch, P.A., Brack, W., Brion, F., Brouwer, A., Buchinger, S., Crawford, S.E., Du Pasquier, D., Hamers, T., Hettwer, K., Hilscherová, K., Hollert, H., Kase, R., Kienle, C., Tindall, A.I., Tuerk, J., Oost, R., Vermeirssen, E., Neale, P.A. (2018) Effect-based trigger values for in vitro and in vivo bioassays performed on surface water extracts supporting the environmental quality standards (EQS) of the European Water Framework Directive. Science of the Total Environment, 628–629, 748–765

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Junghans, M., Werner, I., Kuhl, R., Zimmer, E., Ashauer, R. (2018) Beurteilung des Umweltrisikos mit zeitproportionalen Mischproben: Analyse von realen Expositionsprofilen mittels Modellierungen zur zeitabhängigen Ökotoxizität. Aqua & Gas 4, 50-57

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Kienle, C., Vermeirssen, E., Kunz, P., Werner, I. (2018) Grobbeurteilung der Wasserqualität mit Biotests: Ökotoxikologische Biotests zur Beurteilung von abwasserbelasteten Fliessgewässern. Aqua & Gas 4, 40-48

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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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