How do plant protection products affect Swiss fish?

Benoît Ferrari takes over as interim director of the Ecotox Centre

High risks due to pesticide mixtures

Video tutorial on the L-YES

19. November 2019

Video tutorial on the L-YES

A video tutorial shows the preparation and execution of the yeast estrogen screen with lyticase for the detection of estrogenic substances.

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Homing in on pyrethroids

04. November 2019

Homing in on pyrethroids

The measurement of trace concentrations of pyrethroid and organophosphate insecticides – now possible thanks to a newly developed analytical method – shows that these compounds can pose a greater threat to aquatic organisms than all other pesticides.

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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

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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Rösch, A.. Beck, B., Hollender, J., Stamm, C., Singer, H., Doppler, T., Junghans, M. (2019) Geringe Konzentrationen mit grosser Wirkung. Nachweis von Pyrethoid- und Organophosphatinsektiziden in Schweizer Bächen im pg/l Bereich. Aqua & Gas 11, 54-66

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Schneeweiss, A., Junghans, M., Segner, H., Stadtlander, T., Werner, I. (2019) Ökotoxikologische Risiken vom PSM für Fische. Aqua & Gas 11, 74-80

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Schneeweiss, A., Werner, I., Segner, H., Stadtlander, T. (2019) Ökotoxikologische Wirkungen von PSM auf Fische. Aqua & Gas 11, 82-91

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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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Ecotoxicity of cigarette butts

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