The German/French Graduate Academy “Security-Risk-Orientation” (SERIOR) is hosting a public lecture on chemical mixtures and their risks for humans and the environment at Campus Landau on July 3rd, 2018.
In this series of posts, Carsten Brühl reports about his current trip to Costa Rica. Part 6 is all about his guest lecture in the “Tropical Ecotoxicology” masters program at National University of Costa Rica.
The Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) is looking for a PhD student in environmental chemistry to identify and characterize cumulative hazard and risk of complex mixtures and multiple stressors.
The University of Gothenburg is currently offering two PostDoc positions in ecotoxicology and chemical risk assessment in its Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences.
In this post, we talk about our recently published paper “Long-term effects of fungicides on leaf-associated microorganisms and shredder populations – an artificial stream study”.
In this post, Moritz Link reports about his recently published paper “Comparison of dilution factors for German wastewater treatment plant effluents in receiving streams to the fixed dilution factor from chemical risk assessment”.
The Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ) Leipzig offers several positions within the project CHEMO-RISK, dealing with chemometers as novel tools for risk assessment of pollutant mixtures.
Student blogger Lara and Prof. Ralf Schäfer report from the EFSA’s Conference “Environmental risk assessment of pesticides: 25 years of scientific advancements since the adoption of Directive 91/414/EEC”.
As you might know from previous posts of this blog, students of the Ecotoxicology Master’s Program spent the last summer term in internships at external organisations such as industrial companies, universities, research facilities or authorities. This time, student blogger Lara reports on her experience with the AMEO module at the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) in Parma, Italy.
Large-scale experiments give us a more realistic idea of pesticide toxicity than single-species tests. Mesocosm studies for example simulate natural ecosystems and can include several trophic levels, which help us to detect both direct and indirect pesticide effects. However, large scale means large workload. In the scope of my master thesis I set up and performed a mesocosm experiment at the National Wildlife Research Center in Ottawa, Canada. Follow me through my 10 steps of set-up.