Category Archives: Research

4 Tenure-Track positions in School of the Environment at Peterborough Campus, Trent University

Different departments under the School of the Environment at Peterborough Campus of Trent University are offering full-time tenure-track positions. This blogpost gives a short description of these positions and their requirements for aspiring applicants.

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Glyphosate spray drift reduces numbers of inflorescences

In this blogpost, Moritz Link reports how spray drift deposition of the herbicide glyphosate on a mixture of perennial non-target terrestrial plants was simulated and measured. Plant cover and number of open, pollen-producing inflorescences were recorded before and after the exposure event to determine sub-lethal herbicide effects.

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Year in Review – Part 3

In the third installment of the ‘Year in Review’ series, we present our readers a glimpse of the last lot of most visited posts in the year 2021. 

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Year in Review – Part 2

In the second installment of the ‘Year in Review’ series, we give our readers a glimpse of 3 most visited posts in the year 2021. 

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Year in Review – Part 1

In this first installment of the ‘Year in Review’ series, we would like to give our readers a glimpse of some of the best blogposts of the year 2021.

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Can clay minerals make copper oxide nanoparticles toxic?

In this blogpost by Jonas Fischer, springtails were exposed to copper oxide nanoparticles at realistic field concentrations in four soils of varying properties. Toxic effects occurred only in loamy soils and mostly at the lowest test concentrations. Reduced nanoparticle agglomeration and clay-nanoparticle interactions were considered being responsible for this observation.

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The nematode that senses contaminants

This blogpost is a guest contribution from researchers at European centre of excellence for sustainable water technology (Wetsus) in the Netherlands. In this post, Antoine Karengera talks about their recently published paper dealing with the potential use of the nematode –  Caenorhabditis elegans –  as a test organism for detecting toxic potencies of pollutants in water sources.  

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