26. September 2017, Topic: Soil Ecotoxicology
Video tutorials on springtail and earthworm assays
Ecotoxicological bioassays are useful tools to assess soil contamination and its effect on the soil fauna. The Ecotox Centre therefore optimises and standardises various ecotoxicological tests for soil protection in Switzerland. Particularly helpful are the standardised tests with earthworms and springtails. New video tutorials show their preparation and execution step by step. The videos were produced by David Monti and were prepared in collaboration with Nathalie Chèvre (both University of Lausanne).
Video tutorial: Reproduction test with springtails (collembola)
Video tutorial: Avoidance test with earthworms