Biotests and standardisation for the assessment of surface waters

Do EQS protect against antibiotic resistance?

High risks due to pesticide mixtures

Oligochaetes show influence of WWTP effluent on sediments

Successful eDNA Day

27. June 2019

Successful eDNA Day

More than 80 participants from France and Switzerland attended the eDNA Day in Geneva on 3 June and learned more about the potential of molecular methods to revolutionise the use of biomarkers.

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Two new faces at the Ecotox Centre

25. April 2019

Two new faces at the Ecotox Centre

We welcome our new colleagues Anne-Sophie Voisin and Alexandra Kroll!

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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

Junghans, M., Langer, M., Baumgartner, C., Vermeirssen, E., Werner, I. (2019) Ökotoxikologische Risiken in Bächen durch Effekte aus Organismen bestätigt. Aqua & Gas 4, 26-34

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Pesce, S., Ferrari, B.J.D. et al. (2019) Recommandations d’un collectif franco-suisse d’experts pour une meilleure évaluation de la qualité écotoxicologique des sédiments par l’étude des communautés benthiques. Sciences Eaux & Territoires 55, 1-9

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Vivien, R., Lafont, M., Werner, I., Laluc, M., Ferrari, B.J.D. (2019) Assessment of the effects of wastewater treatment plant effluents on receiving streams using oligochaete communities of the porous matrix. Knowl. Manag. Aquat. Ecosyst. 2019, 420, 18

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

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Current methodologies used by cantonal agencies for sampling and analysis of sediments in Switzerland

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