Dr. Carmen Casado-Martinez

Dr. Carmen Casado-Martinez


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Centre Ecotox
GR B0 391
Station 2
1015 Lausanne

Tasks at the Ecotox Centre

  • Evaluation and optimisation of standards and guidelines for ecotoxicological tests with sediments
  • Planning, implementation of and assistance in continuing education courses
  • Organisation and implementation of various activities and projects in sediment ecotoxicology

Areas of Expertise

  • Development and standardisation of environmental quality guidelines for the assessment of contaminated sediments: ecotoxicological tests, bioaccumulation, application of sediment quality guidelines.
  • Trace metal biology in benthic invertebrates: bioaccumulation, ecotoxicology.


  • since 2019

    Sediment and Soil Ecotoxicology, Interim Group Leader

  • since 2012

    Scientist in sediment ecotoxicology at the Ecotox Centre

  • 2011

    Researcher: University of Tromsø (Norway). Project: EWMA, Environmental Waste Management. Institute for Arctic and Marine Biology, Faculty of Biosciences, Fisheries and Economics.

  • 2007 - 2010

    Postdoctoral researcher: Natural History Museum (United Kingdom). Project: “Biodynamic modelling of toxic metal accumulation by the lugworm Arenicola marina, a keynote deposit feeding polychaete in European estuaries: ecotoxicological and regulatory implications”. Zoology department (Trace metal biology research group).

  • 2002 - 2006

    Doctoral Thesis: University of Cadiz, Spain. Title: “Development of an integrated assessment framework for dredged material characterisation and management in Spain”. Physical-Chemistry Department (Littoral oceanography and contamination research group).

  • 1996 - 2002

    Diploma in Marine Sciences: University of Cadiz, Spain.