News - Soil Ecotoxicology

24. March 2016, Topic: Soil Ecotoxicology, Sediment Ecotoxicology

Ecotoxicology for high school students

Ecotoxicology for high school students

Last week, the Ecotox Centre's laboratory in Lausanne opened its doors to numerous high school students and gave them some insight into the field of ecotoxicology.

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13. November 2015, Topic: Soil Ecotoxicology

Are wood preservatives toxic to soil organisms?

Are wood preservatives toxic to soil organisms?

To protect wood as a building material from fungal and bacterial decay, various biocides are used. The Ecotox Centre has investigated which biocides are mostly used in Switzerland and how these affect soil organisms.

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12. November 2015, Topic: Aquatic Ecotoxicology, Soil Ecotoxicology, Sediment Ecotoxicology, Risk Assessment

Progress in the evaluation of ecotoxicological data

Progress in the evaluation of ecotoxicological data

During the authorization procedure of chemicals or for the determination of environmental quality criteria ecotoxicological data need to be evaluated regarding their reliability and relevance. Das Oekotoxzentrum hat ein neues Bewertungssystem mitentwickelt. The Ecotox Centre has developed a new system that that is supposed to make this data review more secure and reproducible and less subjective.

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15. September 2015, Topic: Aquatic Ecotoxicology, Soil Ecotoxicology, Sediment Ecotoxicology, Risk Assessment

SETAC-GLB’s exciting 20th annual conference

SETAC-GLB’s exciting 20th annual conference

Organised by the Ecotox Centre under the direction of Inge Werner, the 20th annual conference of the German-language branch of the “Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry” (SETAC GLB) took place from 7th to 10th September 2015 at ETH Zurich.

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29. May 2015, Topic: Aquatic Ecotoxicology, Soil Ecotoxicology, Sediment Ecotoxicology, Risk Assessment

Amphibians and plant protection products - more information is needed

Amphibians and plant protection products - more information is needed

Since the influence of pesticides has been little studied in amphibians, it will be discussed in an expert workshop whether further studies are needed and how the protection of amphibians can be assured.

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26. May 2015, Topic: Soil Ecotoxicology

Seminar Benjamin Pauget

"Le programme Bioindicateurs: du développement à la validation d'outils biologique indicateurs de la qualité des sols" 18 June 2015, 14.00

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26. May 2015, Topic: Soil Ecotoxicology, Aquatic Ecotoxicology, Sediment Ecotoxicology, Risk Assessment

Panel discussion on amphibians and plant protection products

Panel discussion on amphibians and plant protection products

The Ecotox Cntre is organizing an expert workshop and a panel discussion on the topic of amphibians and plant protection production on June 16, 2015.

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26. March 2015, Topic: Aquatic Ecotoxicology, Soil Ecotoxicology, Sediment Ecotoxicology, Risk Assessment

SETAC GLB annual meeting 2015 at Zurich

SETAC GLB annual meeting 2015 at Zurich

We would like to invite you to the 20th Annual Meeting of SETAC GLB: "Ecotoxicology and Environmental Chemistry - from research to practice", which takes place in Zurich, September 7-10, 2015.

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09. January 2015, Topic: Soil Ecotoxicology

2015 is the International Year of Soils

2015 is the International Year of Soils

The General Assembly of the United Nations decided to proclaim 2015 as the "International Year of Soils" and to create a platform to raise awareness of our soils.

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01. October 2013, Topic: Sediment Ecotoxicology, Soil Ecotoxicology

News group leader for sediment and soil ecotoxicology

News group leader for sediment and soil ecotoxicology

On 1 October Benoit Ferrari started as the new team leader for sediment and soil ecotoxicology at the Ecotox Centre in Lausanne.

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