News - Sediment Ecotoxicology

17. September 2019, Topic: Aquatic Ecotoxicology, Soil Ecotoxicology, Sediment Ecotoxicology, Risk Assessment

Ecotox Centre at EPFL anniversary

Ecotox Centre at EPFL anniversary

At the Ecotox Centre's stand visitors learned how springtails and other creepy crawlies measure environmental pollutants.

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30. August 2019, Topic: Aquatic Ecotoxicology, Soil Ecotoxicology, Sediment Ecotoxicology, Risk Assessment

Benoît Ferrari takes over as interim director of the Ecotox Centre

Benoît Ferrari takes over as interim director of the Ecotox Centre

On 1 September 2019, Benoît Ferrari will take over as interim director of the Ecotox Centre. Benoît Ferrari is an expert on the ecotoxicity of sediments and has been group leader for sediment and soil ecotoxicology at the Ecotox Centre in Lausanne since 2013. The current director, Inge Werner, will remain with the Ecotox Centre on a part-time basis until 2021.

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17. May 2019, Topic: Aquatic Ecotoxicology, Sediment Ecotoxicology

Oligochaetes show influence of WWTP effluent on sediments

Oligochaetes show influence of WWTP effluent on sediments

The biological quality of two Swiss river sediments downstream of wastewater treatment plants is significantly worse than upstream. The Ecotox Centre scientists have been able to show this using oligochaetes .

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10. May 2019, Topic: Aquatic Ecotoxicology, Sediment Ecotoxicology, Risk Assessment

Do EQS protect against the spread of antibiotic resistance?

Do EQS protect against the spread of antibiotic resistance?

The environmental pollution with antibiotics can lead to more resistance against these substances. However, the generation of antibiotic resistance is not taken into account when deriving environmental quality criteria (EQS). For eight substances, the Ecotox Centre has investigated whether the available EQS also protect against the development of antibiotic resistance in surface waters.

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25. April 2019, Topic: Aquatic Ecotoxicology, Soil Ecotoxicology, Sediment Ecotoxicology, Risk Assessment

Two new faces at the Ecotox Centre

Two new faces at the Ecotox Centre

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

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07. March 2019, Topic: Aquatic Ecotoxicology, Sediment Ecotoxicology

eDNA Day on June 3, 2019 in Geneva - Save the Date!

eDNA Day on June 3, 2019 in Geneva - Save the Date!

Quickly and cost-effectively determine all species in a water or sediment sample and thus assess environmental quality: such is the promise of studies with environmental DNA (eDNA).

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15. January 2019, Topic: Aquatic Ecotoxicology, Soil Ecotoxicology, Sediment Ecotoxicology, Risk Assessment

Info sheet on mercury

Info sheet on mercury

Mercury is a highly toxic heavy metal that naturally occurs in the environment, but also is released by humans. A new info sheet provides information on the presence of mercury, its toxicity and the legal situation.

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18. December 2018, Topic: Aquatic Ecotoxicology, Sediment Ecotoxicology

Genetic monitoring of surface waters: new video

Genetic monitoring of surface waters: new video

In the Interreg project SYNAQUA project partners from Switzerland and France seek to establish genetic methods for the biomonitoring of surface waters.

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26. October 2018, Topic: Aquatic Ecotoxicology, Sediment Ecotoxicology, Risk Assessment

Environmental monitoring with bioassays

Environmental monitoring with bioassays

Bioassays as methods for the assessment of water and sediment quality are gaining more and more acceptance. In June 2018, more than 90 experts from public authorities, the private sector and science accepted the invitation of the Ecotox Centre to a two-day symposium on this topic.

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24. October 2018, Topic: Aquatic Ecotoxicology, Soil Ecotoxicology, Sediment Ecotoxicology, Risk Assessment

10 Years Ecotox Centre

10 Years Ecotox Centre

Yesterday, the Ecotox Centre Eawag-EPFL celebrated its tenth anniversary in the City Hall of Berne. Around 80 guests from politics, administration, science, and practice toasted the successful establishment of the Centre and the milestones achieved over the past 10 years.

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