Tag Archives: data analysis

Plants and invertebrates face increasing applied pesticide toxicity

Increased efficacy of pesticides comes along with decreased applied amounts in agriculture – but does this translate to lower risks to non-target species? The answer is NO, if you ask scientists at the University of Koblenz-Landau who recently published a study in Science assessing changes in the use of 381 pesticides and toxicity to eight non-target species groups over the course of 25 years. In our blog, the authors explain the shifts in applied pesticide toxicity they found, and which species are increasingly at risk.

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Standartox – Standardizing Toxicity Data

In this post, Andreas Scharmüller introduces Standartox, a tool that continuously incorporates the ever-growing number of ecotoxicity test results in an automated process workflow. It provides single aggregated data points for a specific chemical-organism test combination that represents the toxicity of a chemical. These values can be used for the derivation of toxic units (TU) or species sensitivity distributions (SSD).

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Free online course: Using R to manage, analyse and visualise your data

How to get started in the statistics program R? In our free online course, you will learn to manage, analyse, and visualise your environmental data. The aim of this workshop developed by Landau researcher Jakob Wolfram is to teach environmental scientists the basics in R, so that they can further their career or studies.

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Graphing Ecotoxicology

In this article, Jakob Wolfram talks about their recent publication “Graphing Ecotoxicology: The MAGIC graph for Linking Environmental Data on Chemicals”. This work detailed how a novel database structure was used to manage, aggregate, and harmonize different environmental databases in order to address large-scale environmental issues.

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