Less pesticides for streams in Thurgau

Biomonitoring of plant protection products

Genetic barcodes for sediment assessment

Assessment of sediment quality in artificial canals in Valais

All results of the SYNAQUA project are now available online!

13. November 2020

All results of the SYNAQUA project are now available online!

In the Interreg project SYNAQUA researchers from Switzerland and France have established genetic methods for the biomonitoring of surface waters. All results of the project are now available online.

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Ecotoxicological effects of  polyacrylamides and polyacrylates in agriculture

27. October 2020

Ecotoxicological effects of polyacrylamides and polyacrylates in agriculture

Polyacrylamides and polyacrylates can be used as soil conditioners. But since most chemical regulations do not apply to polymers, little is known about their ecotoxicological effects. A report summarises the current state of knowledge.

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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 Student Research Projects Staff

Current publications, info sheets and reports

Beauvais, R., Vivien, R., Ferrari, B.J.D., Casado-Martinez, C. (2020) Etat des sédiments de canaux artificiels : Des pollutions de source urbaine, industrielle et agricole affectent les organismes bentiques. Aqua & Gas 100, 11, 72-81

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Bergmann, A.J., Simon, E., Schifferli, A., Schönborn, A., Vermeirssen, E.L.M. Estrogenic activity of food contact materials—evaluation of 20 chemicals using a yeast estrogen screen on HPTLC or 96-well plates. Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, https://doi.org/10.1007/s00216-020-02701-w

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Casado-Martinez, M.C., Schneeweiss, A., Thiemann, C., Dubois, N., Pintado-Herrera, M., Lara-Martin, P.A., Ferrari, B.J.D., Werner, I. (2020) Ökotoxizität von Bachsedimenten. Eine Monitoringkampagne zeigt, dass Pestizide in den Sedimenten von fünf kleinen Fliessgewässern Auswirkungen auf Sedimentorganismen haben. gwf Wasser, 161 (5), 55-67

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Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in the environment

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Ecotoxicity of cigarette butts

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Évaluation de la qualité des sédiments des canaux Stockalper, du Bras-Neuf et des îles (Valais, Suisse) basée sur une approche de type triade

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